Tag: Health

Medicare and Me: Mail order drugs

  Leah Kari, Certified Medical Representative Do you like the convenience of receiving your prescription drugs through the mail order feature of your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan? Do you dislike having to call the mail order pharmacy to request your refills? Are you wondering why the plan doesn’t just send your prescriptions every…

SaddleBrooke Heath Fair nears

  The SaddleBrooke Health Fair is Saturday, October 13, 9:00 a.m.–noon, at the SaddleBrooke One clubhouse. Parking will be at MountainView with luxury coaches shuttling between MountainView and SaddleBrooke One. Shuttles run until 1:30 p.m. allowing time for lunch at the Road Runner. Parking for golf carts and cars with handicap stickers is at SaddleBrooke…

Mark your calendar for American Red Cross Blood Drive – Sept. 22

  Linda Shannon-Hills SaddleBrooke Ranch will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, September 22 from 7:00 a.m. until noon at La Hacienda Clubhouse in La Mesa and Montana Rooms. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or go online to www.redcrossblood.org. Right now, the American Red Cross has a significant blood shortage…

Wellness Roundup to present three part presentations

Linda Shannon-Hills Wellness Roundup is sponsoring a three-part presentation series on the benefits of physical activity and therapy by Seth Peterson, doctor of Physical Therapy, over three months starting in August, September and October. Many people associate a decrease in stamina and strength with the aging process, but what many don’t realize is that it…

Beginning meditation class starts August 22

  Carol Emerson Join meditation teacher and ordained Kriya Yoga initiate and swami, Carol Emerson, for a three-week introductory meditation class that will set you up for your own personal practice. You probably have heard about the benefits of meditation (like how it can reduce stress, improve your health, prevent disease and, last but not…

Get Active for a Healthy Heart

  While heart health and how to prevent heart disease are important topics, many people in the United States, including Hispanics and Latinos, remain at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 23 percent of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States have high blood pressure, which can lead to stroke…

Healthy Aging

Maggie deBlock On October 26 Ellinor Montgomery, RN, author of Eat G.L.A.D. not S.A.D., presented to SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club a timely topic on eating healthy, which translates into healthy aging. She began with a success story involving her husband John who was 120 pounds overweight when they married. Due to his obese situation he…

Free diabetes education seminar and classes

  Gary Hammond The American Diabetes Association believes that 12 million Americans over age 65 have diabetes—that’s 25% or one in four of us! Medicare feels the problem is so great that it has funded a special free education program by certified trainers, the Diabetes Education Empowerment Program or “DEEP.” For SaddleBrooke residents who may…