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  • Tempe Offers Plenty of Senior Services: Senior Helpers Fills in the Rest

    May 11, 2022

    The City of Tempe offers services and involvement opportunities for residents and community members of all ages. Specific programs and partnerships are available for Adults 50+ and include health and wellness resources, recreational and social activities, volunteer and continued learning opportunities and more. As a member of the Tempe Community for the last 10 Years John Skelton has learned many things about the ins and outs of Tempe City Services. The services are great, getting the world out has been the hard part. This article aims of show Tempe Residents how to access services and get what they already pay for via local taxes.

    Below you will find links to programs and services which extend throughout Tempe and beyond.

     

  • Best States for Retirement in 2022- Arizona atop list again

    May 3, 2022

    Choosing the best state for retirement requires careful consideration of the financial, health and social impacts on your life. You’ll want to balance affordability and health care with the quality of life, social groups and available activities.

    We gathered and analyzed the data most critical to retirees in all 50 states. We surveyed our readers, and their opinions are reflected in the RL Rating for each state. Then we crunched the numbers to find the best and worst states for retirement in 2022.

     

  • It's So Frustrating When Non-Caregivers Don't Understand. Can Anyone Relate?

    April 29, 2022

    As anyone who has read any of my posts know, I have a mom (now 100 years old) in my care who has borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. She's been this way all of her life.

  • Fireworks Erupt In Both 55+ Community Golf Course Cases

    April 22, 2022

    Fireworks erupted in both of Ahwatukee ‘s golf course court cases but those involving Ahwatukee Lakes flamed out almost as abruptly as they began.

  • Vicinity 2022 has the FUNds

    April 21, 2022

    Tempe Community Action Agency brings back the great evening after two years away.

  • Three Tips to Help Seniors Kickstart a Spring Fitness Routine

    April 15, 2022

    Tempe, AZ - Spring is here, and with it comes warmer weather, longer daylight hours, and for many, a desire to spring into new activities, including exercise. If you’re ready to kickstart a new fitness routine, here are three tips to help you get started.

     

  • Welcome to Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC)

    April 12, 2022

    An Ahwatukee Paradise for Seniors, ARC provides everything seniors need to age in place with a happy and health lifestyle. Join ARC today.

    We are a 55 plus years and older Home Owner Association made up of 1628 homes located between Knox and Elliott Roads in Phoenix, AZ.  The mission of the ARC is to develop well-maintained facilities and offer contemporary activities appealing to the social, recreational, educational, health and fitness interests of its community members.

  • I have become so burned out that I can't bear to be around my dad. Any advice?

    April 11, 2022

    I have been caring for my dad, who moved into an Assisted Living Facility but has had so many issues where I had to step in and be there, and I had be there for so much. He has changed Assisted Living Facilities because his condition was not doing well and he needed more support, and I feel he may end up in a skilled nursing facility. But I am still needing to go see him all the time, even when I put boundaries up.

  • Civic-minded Diablos Regroup After Funding From Cactus League Disrupted for 3rd Year in a Row

    April 5, 2022

    It was beginning to appear that the third time would not be the charm for the Tempe Diablos, a civic organization comprising volunteers that has given away millions of dollars to charitable ventures.

  • How do you handle when the suggestion is always that you, the caregiver, need to do more!?

    April 5, 2022

    Written by Molly-An Overwhelmed Family Caregiver and New Senior Helpers Client. We recently started working with Senior Helpers of Tempe and things have gotten significantly better. I have more time for myself and my family while not feeling guilty about leaving my father. I would highly recommend Senior Helpers of Tempe.

  • Tempe Health and Human Services Department Reports and Increase in Alcoholism Among Seniors

    March 24, 2022

    Millions of people consume alcohol, but each person has their own unique relationship with this substance. While many are able to drink in moderation without it negatively impacting their health, relationships and careers, alcohol use can become problematic for some individuals. Alcohol has a particularly strong impact on older adults, even when consumed infrequently.

  • Three Exciting Outdoor Exercises For Seniors

    March 18, 2022

    With the winter months drawing to a close and spring and summer around the corner, why not utilize this great weather for outdoor exercises. As your loved ones age, they may struggle to find suitable activities to stay fit and keep active.

  • Medical supplies for Ukraine stuck in a warehouse in Tempe

    March 15, 2022

    TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Thousands of dollars worth of medical supplies for Ukraine are sitting in a warehouse in Tempe, unable to be delivered amid rising conflict.

    “It’s heart-wrenching for us to have the knowledge that what is sitting here could be saving lives there right now,” said Charles Irion, with Project C.U.R.E. “They’re going to have more needs now because of all the injuries and suffering that’s going on. So the sooner we can hopefully get this container out, the better.”

  • Career Ready Tempe: Summer Business Program

    March 10, 2022

    Tempe will cover intern pay for participating businesses in summer program: Senior Helpers of Tempe to participate.

    Some Tempe businesses could get extra help this summer at no out-of-pocket cost. Tempe is looking for employers to offer student internships with the city covering their compensation.

    Thanks to initial seed funding approved by the City Council, private donations and grants secured by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation, high school students will be paid $13 per hour to work about 15 hours per week during June and July.

  • The Role of B Vitamins in Brain Health

    March 10, 2022

    You may not give much thought to B vitamins, but they provide valuable benefits that keep your body running and help your brain stay strong.
    All eight of the B vitamins are important to some of your body’s most essential functions, such as turning food into energy and forming red blood cells. Fortunately, most people who eat a moderately healthy diet should get sufficient B vitamins from the food they eat, without the need for additional supplements.

  • What Falling in Love Does to Your Brain

    March 10, 2022

    Passion, elation, obsession, euphoria — the heady emotions we associate with falling head over heels are initiated not in the heart, but in the brain. Falling in love is a mind-body experience, from sweaty palms and a racing heart to the rush of emotions that leave the victims of Cupid’s arrow feeling intoxicated. And research has found that our brains benefit both from the heady throes of falling into new love and the steady glow of longtime love.

     

  • Even Brief Strength Training Sessions Can Pump Up Memory

    February 24, 2022

    Trying to improve your memory? Hitting the gym for some strength training workouts can help — and it may not take as much time as you think.

    A team of researchers at the Department of Exercise Science at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, conducted a study in 2018 involving a group of healthy adults between 41 and 69 years old who participated in twice-a-week strength training sessions for three months.

  • Turn Up the Music! Our Favorite Songs Can Be Good for Our Brains

    February 18, 2022

  • Why a Good Workout Can Lift Your Spirits

    February 14, 2022

    This reinforces the findings of other similar previous studies, including one that found that regular aerobic exercise increased the levels of two common neurotransmitters that promote communication between brain cells that regulate physical and emotional health.

  • The Power of Emotions: Who’s in Charge?

    February 7, 2022

    Are you in control of your emotions? Or do your emotions control you?

    Sometimes it can seem as if our emotions are running the show, overwhelming us with feelings that we can’t control. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t effective ways to let us decide how to respond to these emotions and keep life in balance.

  • 3 Ways Pilates May Help Your Brain

    February 3, 2022

    If your New Year’s goals include getting in shape, consider Pilates. This popular exercise program can improve flexibility and build core strength — and it may even offer brain benefits. Here’s how:
     

  • Benefits of Indoor Cycling.

    January 28, 2022

    Americans have embraced indoor cycling as a way to stay fit while social distancing during the pandemic. Sales of stationary bikes more than doubled in 2020, according to market research firm NPD, with many at-home cyclists pedaling on internet-connected bikes so they can watch a spin class for motivation while exercising.

     

  • Omicron is Hitting Nursing Homes. Booster Shots Are Critical for This Vulnerable Population

    January 27, 2022

    The last few weeks have seen record surges in COVID-19 infections in most of the country, in large part due to the arrival of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Nursing homes are also seeing a rapid surge in cases among both staff and residents, according to weekly data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are now more COVID-19 cases in nursing homes than ever before, and deaths are rising as well. Nursing home residents were among the first to be fully vaccinated last year, and the message from recent data is clear: nursing home residents and staff need booster shots now. AARP is calling on nursing homes to require COVID-19 booster shots for residents and staff.

  • Living with Vision Loss: Practical Tips for Safety and Independence

    January 4, 2022

    Vision loss is a growing challenge for older Americans. According to the American Foundation for the Blind, 3.2 million people—age 65 and older—experienced visual impairment in 2019. However, it is important to note that although the eye ages along with the body and some vision changes occur, visual impairment is not a normal part of aging.

  • 6 Ways to Stay Physically Active in the Winter

    December 29, 2021

    No matter your age, staying active is key to aging well—and there's scientific evidence to prove it. When adults exercise regularly, benefits include improved cardiovascular and muscle fitness, improved brain health, and better ability to do tasks of daily life.