Put Your Best Fork Forward 
March is National Nutrition Month: a great time to focus on the nutritional needs of your whole family, especially if you're a caregiver for a loved one. This year's theme, "Put Your Best Fork Forward," reminds us that change often starts slow, but little healthy adjustments to a diet add up over time. If you are caring for a loved one, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics   toolkit   can help you succeed.
March  12th  through  18th  is also National Patient Safety Week. Visit the National Patient Safety Foundation website  for tips to minimize risks to your loved one.

Caring for a loved one at home can present unique challenges, but we're here to help!  We are proud to offer free classes to family caregivers of aging adults at our   in-house training lab .
A Little About Me
"I've always known that I wanted to be in a field where I can work to improve the community where I live and the lives of the people living in it. Cypress allows me to do this while working with fantastic people who really care about the mission. That's the best thing about the Cypress, the care."

As the Marketing Communications Assistant, Kathleen Shiman works to make sure that the clients and their families, caregivers and the community are all aware of what Cypress is doing and what they have to offer. She has a passion for working to better the lives of people who are either marginalized in some way or who can't advocate for themselves. Kathleen's education in Public Communication and Applied Design prepared her to both work with people and create effective communications for use within the community. She loves working at Cypress because her position allows her to use creativity while improving the lives of the people in her community. When she's not working, Kathleen loves spending time outside, listening to music, bowling and traveling.
Upcoming Events
Michelle Toft, Cypress' Director of Memory Programs speaks around the Valley on a wide variety of topics related to dementia and caring for your loved one with dementia.  Michelle can answer your questions, provide valuable resources and support. Please call with any questions or suggestions for helpful future speaking topics. Here is where she'll be in March:

Wednesday, March 1st , 8:00 - 9:00 am
 Setting up the Person with Dementia for Success!
St. Luke's Behavioral Auditorium
1800 E. Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Thursday, March 2nd,  10:00 am-6:00 pm
Caregiver Appreciation Day!
Steele Indian School Park 
300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
We have a spectacular day planned to celebrate our caregivers and want to see you there too! Tell your caregiver you want to come for food, drinks and laughs!

Friday, March 3, 9:00 am
First Friday
13576 W. Camino Del Sol #22, Sun City West 85375
*Monthly event held on the first Friday of each month 
Monday, March 6th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  Ambiguous Loss
Recreation Center
 14801 N. 103rd Ave, Sun City, AZ
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Remember I Told You, Joining the Journey
 Surprise Memory Care 
16465 N Parkview Pl, Surprise, AZ 85374

Every Tuesday, 10:00 am
Benevilla Alzheimer's and Memory Care Support Groups
Faith Presbyterian Church
16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ, 85351
*Weekly event held monthly 

Every second and fourth Monday, 1:30 pm
Alzheimer's Association Support Group 
Morin Auditorium
10515 W Santa Fe Drive, Bldg. B, Sun City, AZ 85351
*Bi-weekly event held monthly 
Wishing You The Happiest  of Birthdays!
  • Harold Abraham
  • Elva Carlen
  • Shirley Cooperman
  • Sally Daley
  • JR Dominy
  • Dennis Esposito 
  • Barbara Kaplan
  • Freyda Lidman
  • Ron Meyers
  • Pat Morrison
  • Pat Sheer 
  • Suzie Stetham
  • Helen Charlene Streich
  • Bette Wolfe
  • Nancy Young
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