Seniors

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The Casitas at Maravilla Scottsdale

Those looking for a distinctive design, unparalleled amenities and a superior level of service and friendly atmosphere need look no further than the Casitas at Maravilla Scottsdale. Located in North Scottsdale, Maravilla features a sophisticated blend of Arizona comfort and style reflected in warm Spanish Colonial architecture coupled with resort-style services and amenities. Spacious courtyard…

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Holiday help for seniors

The Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s Annual Holiday Program not only offers help for families in need, but it also assists seniors in the community. The seniors that will be helped by the program are all receiving services through JFCS. All of the services that JFCS provides seniors – whether it be counseling, case management,…

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Preventing trips, slips and falls

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. Older adults who fear falling sometimes limit their activities and social engagements. That limited social engagement could then lead to depression, isolation…

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Ask the Matchmaker

We asked some single seniors for questions they would like to ask Karen Stein of MyTopMatchmaker. Here are those questions and her responses. Is it realistic to expect chemistry on a first date? While it isn’t unrealistic, we still should manage our expectations. We establish words like “chemistry,” “spark,” “connection” or whatever word you use…

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Senior Caregiver/Provider Directory

Andara Senior Lifestyle Community 11415 N. 114th St., Scottsdale 480-451-1800 • seniorlifestyle.com/Andara Caregiver’s name: Bharti Mehta Bharti Mehta is poised and compassionate. She is a proactive decision maker who always considers the unique needs of our residents and the best long-term outcome. Most of all, Bharti is endeared by the Andara residents she cares for –…

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Creative Aging Expands Offerings

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is offering a new and expanded session of Creative Aging classes for the fall, beginning mid-October. Creative Aging (creativeaging.org) is a national initiative based on studies showing that older adults live longer and better if they are actively involved in the Arts. The movement is aimed at fostering an understanding…

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Mahjong: good for the mind and spirit

Mahjong instructor Vicki Errigo Hunt has been playing the tile game for about 30 years. Six years ago she began teaching at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale. She teaches all levels of the game from beginners to intermediates – some people even take the same class twice. “Back when I…

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