Supporting Senior Healthcare Professionals  
April  2017     
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SPOTLIGHT Digital Edition Online Tool
March SPOTLIGHT Host & Speaker Appreciation
April Statewide SPOTLIGHT Events
NEW! SPOTLIGHT Prescott Mobile App
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SPOTLIGHT Digital Edition Online Tool

 The Digital Edition of the SPOTLIGHT Senior Services & Living Options guide offers interactive real page-turning capabilities, with live links directing visitors straight to our advertisers home page, and is available online for your use.  

This version is a great asset to Senior Healthcare Professionals as you connect with families and caregivers to assist them in the care of their loved one.  It provides a way for you to share the guide with them through an email link, or by phone, when you are unable to offer them a physical printed edition.  
We encourage you to use this valuable tool!

Dear SPOTLIGHT Members & Guests,
It was great to see everyone who was able to join us at our March SPOTLIGHT Event.  We appreciate your support
and participation by sharing the
with your friends and associates. 

We invite you to join us for our April SPOTLIGHT Event!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
 Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Circle of Life Alzheimer's Homes
4340 W. Fort Bridger Road
Prescott, AZ 86305
Please RSVP just as soon as possible so that our 
hosts can plan accordingly for seating and food.
RSVP to Susan by April 20th @ 609-425-6055
Thank you!

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Luncheon from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

The Peaks
3150 N. Winding Brook Road
East Flagstaff, AZ 86001

SPOTLIGHT Host & Speaker Appreciation,
We want to thank our March SPOTLIGHT hosts
for their warm welcome and hospitality!  We appreciate all the members and guest who were able to join us and also want to recognize our speakers that shared their valuable information.  Thank you!  
Here is a brief recap.

Northern Arizona Hosts:
Mountain View Manor
Host Team:   Kathie Langford, Armando Torres, Jessica Holman,
Rashell Campbell, Craig Namanny, and Stacy Perona with Mountain View Manor

Guest Speakers:  Janice Mauz and Bob Shimko with Arizona
Care Management Solutions

Guest Speaker:   Barbara Kult with In Your Space Consulting

Guest Speakers:   Rachel Gibson with Angel Care Home Health
& Teresita Akers with BioPath Health

March Statewide SPOTLIGHT Events

Green Valley Event - Thursday, April 6, 2017
Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Santa Rita Nursing & Rehabilitation
Arroyo Gardens
160 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Please RSVP by the 3rd @ 520-625-0178 

East Valley - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Brookdale North Chandler
2555 N. Price Road
Chandler, AZ 85224
Please RSVP by the 6th @ 480-345-7171

Scottsdale/Phoenix Event - Thursday, April 13, 2017
Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Ridgecrest Healthcare &
Encanto Palms
16640 N. 38th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Please RSVP by the 8th @ 602-482-6671

Northwest Valley- Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Palos Verdes Senior Living
18441 N. 87th Avenue  
Peoria, AZ 85382
Please RSVP by the 14th @ 623-208-5380

Tucson- Thursday, April 20, 2017
Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Life Care Center of Tucson
6211 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
Please RSVP by the 15th @ 520-575-0900

NEW!  Northern  Arizona SPOTLIGHT Senior Service Mobile App

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GET NOTICED IN 2017!    Attention SPOTLIGHT Members! 
Enjoy the benefits of your membership by submitting your community events, fundraiser, open houses, seminars, job postings, etc. to be included in our monthly e-newsletter and on our website for more exposure and increased attendance.  Submit them to

NACOG ~ Area Agency on Aging Presents: "Living in Two Worlds" 5 Weeks of Caregiving & Grief.  Thursday's March 9th through April 6th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  Free and Open to the Public. Materials & Snacks Provided. Respite May Be Available.  Location: Joe C. Montoya Community & Senior Center 245 N. Thorpe Road  Flagstaff, AZ 86001.   Click here for complete education series.  

NACOG ~ Area Agency on Aging Presents:  "Caregiver Education Series Workshop" 
5 Weeks of Information & Resources! Wednesday's, April 5th through May 3rd from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Respite May Be Available - Refreshments & Presentations Provided.  Location: Solterra White Mountains @ 5408 Arizona Highway 260  Lakeside, AZ 85929.  Click here for complete list of classes available.  

NACOG ~ Area Agency on Aging Presents:  "Caregiver Education Series Workshop"
5 Weeks of Information & Resources! Thursday's, April 6th through May 11th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Respite May Be Available - Refreshments & Presentations Provided.  Location: North Country HealthCare - Community Room 2920 N. 4th Street  Flagstaff, AZ 86004.   Click here for complete list of classes available.  

Easing Up! LLC Presents: "Resilience Advantage Workshops"   Four Six-Week Workshops! 
Presented by Elizabeth Page, HeartMarth(tm), Personal Mentor and Trainer, and owner of Easing Up! LLC.
In this skills-based program, you will learn practical tools and strategies to reduce stress and strengthen resiliency. Based upon the Institute of HeartMath's research into the physiology of optimal performance, you will walk away with concrete practices that help you manager your energy intelligently to increase well-being, mental clarity and emotional stability.

1st Course - Tuesday Evenings from 7-9 pm for Six-Weeks from March 14 through April 18th.  
This workshop is tailored for Healthcare Professionals and Family Caregivers, and will include practical strategies to self-regulate your emotions, reduce stress, fatigue and boost resilience. Cost is $100.00 for the series.  Payment will be collected at the first class.  

2nd Course - Saturday Afternoons from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm for Six-Weeks from March 25th through April 29th.
This workshop is appropriate for anyone who would like a regain control over the drama of life. Learn how to be peacefully present, true to your values and focused throughout it all. Again, covering practical tools and strategies to self-regulate your emotions, reduce stress, fatigue and boost resilience.  Cost is $100.00 for the series.  Payment will be collected at the first class.  

3rd Course- Managing Stress with Diabetes or Heart Disease - Saturday Mornings from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Six-Weeks from March 25th through April 29th. This class will be held at Prescott Valley Civic Center, Room 330 7501 E. Civic Circle Prescott Valley, AZ.  Cost is $100.00 for the series.  Payment will be collected at the first class.  

4th Course - Managing Stress during Cancer or On-going Medical Treatment - Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. from March 15th through April 19th.  This class will be held at the Adult Center of Prescott 1280 E. Rosser Street  Prescott, AZ 86301 Meeting Room.  Cost is $100.00 for this series.  Payment will be collected at the first class. 

Elizabeth has worked in Health Care for more than 40 years.  She is a Certified HeartMath (tm) Mentor and Trainer who teaches easy to learn techniques to help people to manage their emotional reactions to daily life.  Awareness allows people to recapture their emotional balance, clarity and energy, reducing stress, improving sleep and health. For more information, or to discuss which workshop would be appropriate for your current situation, or to register
call or text Elizabeth Page at 928-713-2662 or email or register online at    Click here for complete flyer. 

New Life Presents:   "CPR, First Aid and AHA Skills Check Off Classes"  
We are looking to expand into the Cottonwood/Sedona area. If anyone would like to "host" the CPR/First Aid Training on an every other month basis, please contact Lesa West.  
She is available for classes on Saturday or even during the week. 
Main Location:  1555 Iron Springs Road, Ste. #7 Prescott, AZ  (1/2 mile from Gail Gardner before Williamson Valley Road.)  Classes Every Saturday and either Tuesday or Wednesday of that week.  Basic CPR from 9:00 am to 11:30 am ($25.00),  Medical Level CPR from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ($30.00), Both CPR and First Aid from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (9:00 am to 11:30 for CPR and 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm for First Aid ~ $35.00) First Aid Only ($25.00), AHA Skills Check Offs  at 2:00 pm ($25.00) Must complete AHA Online Program. ACLS - PALS, please check our website or give us a call.   YOU MUST CALL AND SCHEDULE FOR A CLASS!     Click here to view April Schedule. 
2nd Saturday of the Month Classes are in Prescott Valley @ Stepping Stones Coffee Shop/Conference Room located at 6719 E. 2nd Street, Conference Room #1  Prescott Valley, AZ   Visit our website @  

Las Fuentes Resort Village Presents: "April Happenings"   Click here to view events. 

Create Change AZ: Transforming Elder Care Through Creative Engagement 3-Day Intensive Conference   May 22 through May 24th at Arizona State University, Tempe Campus.  A Program of TimeSlips, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts and ASU Hergerger Institute for Design and the Arts. This 3-Day intensive institute developed by Anne Basting and TimeSlips focuses on transforming care for elders through creative engagement. Click here to view invitation & speakers.   Click here   for registration and additional information.  


Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital Presents:  "Brain Injury Support Group" 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. You are invited to participate in an on-going support group for survivors of brain injuries and strokes. This group is free and open to the public for all survivors and their caregivers. This group will empower individuals and offer support and education.  Co-hosted by the Brain Injury Alliance Arizona.  Snacks and drinks will be provided. If you have any questions please call Kelly Smith 928-775-7882 or Karen Russell 602-540-5310. Location: Mountain Valley Regional Rehab Hospital @ 3700 N. Windsong Drive  Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.  
Click here for invitation.  

Senior Peer Prevention Program Presents:   Support Groups  WOW (Women of Wisdom), Senior Men, Grief and Loss, Senior LGBTQ, Low Vision, Hearing Loss, Path to Hope Circle, Water Color and Writing Memoire classes. All support groups are FREE and are facilitated by peer volunteers. For information on times and locations please call   928-445-5211 Ext. 2672 to speak with Connie. Also use this number to refer isolated and lonely seniors to our 1-1 peer to peer services.   

Area Agency on Aging Presents: "A Matter Of Balance - 8 Week Program" Do You Have Concerns About Falling?  Join us for this practical strategies course each Thursday from March 9th through April 27th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  You will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increased activity, make changes to reduce fall risk in your home and exercise to increase strength and balance.  RSVP Requested @ 1-877-521-3500. Location: Highgate at Prescott Lakes @ 1600 Petroglyph Point  Prescott, AZ 86301.  Click here for invitation.  

Area Agency on Aging Presents: "Healthy Living Workshop - 6 Week Program" Living with a chronic condition? Learn to take control and manage YOUR health.  Join us on Wednesday from March 22nd through April 26th from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  RSVP Requested 1-877-521-3500.  Location: Willow Hills Baptist Church 1071 Mogolion  Prescott, AZ 86301. Click here for invitation.  

Area Agency on Aging Presents: "Kin Konnections Support Group" 2nd Monday of each month from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.   Are you a Grandparent, Relative or Foster Family raising a child? Join other kinship caregivers for support while sharing stories and learning more about local resources and accessing peer support.  You are not Alone!  Topics that may be discussed during our groups are: Child Behaviors * Play Time * Boundaries / Conflict Resolution * Routines & Discipline * Stability * Signs of Depression * Academic Success and More!  Respite May be Available ~  Call 1-877-521-3500.  Location: Joe C. Montoya Community & Senior Center @ 245 N. Thorpe Road  Flagstaff, AZ 86001  
Area Agency on Aging Presents:   "Monthly Caregiver Support Group - Flagstaff"
3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  Free and Open to the Public.  Location:  North Country HealthCare @ 2920 N. 4th Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004.  
Click here for invitation.  

Area Agency on Aging Presents: "Monthly Peer Support Group - Cottonwood" Every Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.   We are here to support you so come join us for our support group.  We are here for you! Location: Verde Valley Medical Center Education Building @ 300 Willard Street, Ste. #104  Cottonwood, AZ 86326.  
Click here for invitation.  

Rainbow Acres Presents:  "Promising Futures"  Join us on the 1st Thursday of each month (except December) at 9:30 am.  Promising Futures is a free 50-minutes presentation  about Rainbow Acres and the Ranchers who live there. Enjoy delicious refreshments and learn how families gain peace of mind when their loved one comes to our premier Christian residential community for adults with developmental disabilities.  Optional tours follow the presentation. Please let us if you would like to visit by calling 928-567-5231. Location:  Rainbow Acres located at 2120 W. Reservation Loop Road  Camp Verde, AZ  Visit us online @ 

Hospice of the Pines Presents:   "Living With Loss Support Group" 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon.    Any kind of loss or pending loss can make us feel separated from those things that make like worth living.  It is important to embrace home and feel comforted in your Journey.  Join us for our support group!   Location:  Verde View Senior Apartments @ 377 W. Highway 260  Camp Verde, AZ.  Free & Open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information call or email Julie @ 928-899-9498 or 

Hospice of the Pines Presents: "Living With Loss Support Group" Every Tuesday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.   Any kind of loss or pending loss can make you feel separated from those things that make like worth living. It is important to embrace hope and feel companioned in your journey.  Location:  Stepping Stone @ 6719 E. 2nd Street, Ste. C,  Prescott Valley, AZ  Open to the Public.  For more information call 928-632-0111.

Hospice of the Pines Presents:    "Cancer Survivor Support Group"  2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm.  This is a support group is geared to help individuals who have survived cancer or currently have cancer and to provide an opportunity to meet and share information plus provide moral support.  We are here to help you connect with others who have faced the same challenges while adding friendship and support. Location:  Pine Shadow Mobile Home Park @ 2050 State Route 89A  Cottonwood, AZ 86326. For more information contact Julie @ 928-899-9498 or Gail  @ 928-300-7738. 

Hospice of the Pines Presents: "Hope Cafe' Grief Support Group"  Six Week Series
Every Thursday from February 2nd through March 9, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.  This group is open to everyone!  Location: Camp Verde Community Church @ 480  1st Street  Camp Verde, AZ 86322.   Click here for invitation.  

New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center Presents: "Brain Injury Support Group" Supporting TBI & BI Survivors and Family & Friends.  2nd Thursday of each month from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Meeting Goals: Introductions, share ideas & discuss needs.  NG from New Horizons will speak on being patient. Location:  Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital @ 3700 N. Windsong Drive  Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. For further information contact Mary Hesselschwerdt at 928-772-1266
Job Board

Northern Arizona Council of Governments ~ Area Agency on Aging 
is seeking  Medicare / Benefits Counselor and Ombudsman Coordinator .  
Click here to view job descriptions and qualifications.  To apply contact:  Shannon Sheffield  Human Resources Specialist, Northern Arizona Council of Governments  @ 119 East Aspen Avenue | Flagstaff, AZ 86001 | 928.213.5234
Cottonwood Village, a senior community, is hiring Full Time Caregiver Staff.  Also hiring full and/or part time Housekeeping and Dining Services Staff to serve our independent, assisted living and memory care seniors.  Benefits and 401K will full time employment.  Please pick up an application and apply in person at 201 E. Mingus Avenue Cottonwood, AZ 86326.  See Mara Raphael Miller - Sales & Marketing Director. 
Phone: 928-634-4229 or Fax: 928-634-5621. 

Rainbow Acres , a Christian Community for adult with developmental disabilities, is now hiring compassionate and dedicated  Full-Time Caregivers for our fast paced community.  Applicants should be caregiver certified, flexible and a dedicated team player. Candidates must be able to qualify for a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance and pass drug and background screening.  Rainbow Acres offers a great team environment, competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package.  EOE. For more information, please contact Kelli Kowalski at  or call 928-567-5231.  

We are adding more Team Members for our Senior Move Management company. 
Are you: 1. Flexible in your scheduling. (Strictly an on-call job, with weekly scheduling). 
2. Compassionate and patient in working with older adults in the transition process. 
3. Financially able to work 0 -30 hours per week as the schedule dictates. 
4. A fast learner. 5. You and your car are reliable 6. In good physical condition to work up to 6-8 hours per job in a physically demanding job. Crew lift a max of 25 pounds solely/ 50 pounds jointly and do not move furniture. This is not a warehouse job. 7. Able to work with entry level pay with increases based on skills and industry standards.
If so, we offer: 1. Making a positive difference in people's lives. 2. Satisfaction in knowing we have created a new beginning for clients and their families.  Compensation:  $9.50 to 12.00 to start.   Employment Type:  Contract    Preferred related backgrounds: Current or former Caregiver, Teacher, Nurse. Do not apply if your background is in driving trucks, construction, warehouse workers. This is the fine art of packing, not warehouse work.   If this role fits for you, please respond and provide a resume and 3 references for consideration in working with us.   To apply for this position please contact:  Barbara Kult, In Your Space Consulting    or call 928-636-0730  

Seeking an Assistant to the Owner of a Senior Move Management company who will:
1. Learn the business from the ground up. Start as a Packer/Unpacker. Must be able to lift 25 
lbs. solely/50 lbs jointly. Must be able to be on your feet for typically 6-8 hours.
2. Develop into handling Sorting sessions with clients. Exhibit patience and compassion for 
working with older adults. 
3. Become an eventual Crew Leader.
4. Schedule and attend Marketing events and appointments to promote our services.
5. Develop professional forms, send out follow-up letters.
6. Assist with Staging Services and Estate Sales as needed. 
7. Pay commensurate with experience and skills. 
8. Potential to take over the company in 1-2 years for the right person.
Preferred Related Background: Coordinator, Counselor, Marketer, Office Manager, Caregiver, Educator. 
Compensation: $10.00 to $12.00 to start.  Employment Type: Contract 
We are affectionately known as "Everyone's Good Daughter". If this description fits your desires and goals, please submit a resume and three references for consideration as a hands on Assistant.
To apply for this position please contact:
Barbara Kult, In Your Space Consulting  or call 928-636-0730

Home Care Assistance is one of the fastest growing home care agencies in the nation and we are currently seeking the best Professional Caregivers to become part of our expanding team.  Our mission is to Change the Way the World Ages.  Experience the Home Care Assistance Difference!  Join our Team of Caregiving Professionals.  We are seeking professional, compassionate and reliable caregivers to provide both live-in, overnight and hourly care for our clients in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Cornville, Cottonwood & the Verde Valley.   Top Pay, $57.5 cents/mile for mileage and You get paid for Training!  Three Bonus Plans: * Sign-On Bonus: $150.00, * Retention Bonus: Up to $400.00/year & *Referral Bonus: $75.00   Requirements: High School Education, One Year of Caregiving Experience, Clear Background Check, Clean Driving Record, Personal Vehicle, Current Auto Insurance, CRP Certified, First Aid Certified, Negative TB Test and Compassion.  Why work for Home Care Assistance?  *Hourly, live-in, part-time, full-time, we can build a schedule that fits your life.  *Top Pay & Mileage reimbursement *All our clients are private pay *We appreciate those who have life experience, so don't let your age keep you from applying. *You will be supported by a team of care managers whose goal is to help you be successful *Expand your skills through ongoing training, including our exclusive online certified program called HCA University. *Enhance your career by becoming CTM-Certified; you'll be able to do one-on-one activities to keep your client's aging mind sharp *You'll be treated with respect & recognition you deserve! Apply Now @   or Call Today 928-771-0105. 
ResCare Homecare 
Seeking Great Candidates:
  • Are Caring & Compassionate, Looking for Rewarding Work, Have Life Experience of Caring for a Loved-One and /or currently a Professional Caregiver, Would like to give back to the community while earning income, Loves Flexible Hours.
Open Positions:  
  • Companions, Help Care, Personal Care Attendants, Drivers, Shift Work, Home Health Aides. For more details or to apply today please call Prescott Valley 928-717-9981 or Cottonwood 928-634-5448
ABRiO Care is now taking applications for Experienced Caregivers  needed for ABRiO Care - all over Arizona!  We have openings for part time and full time. Our pay rates range from $10.00 - $11.00 per hour depending on the contract we are supporting and/or Private Duty clientele.   Successful applicants must have (or be eligible for) a current fingerprint card, TB, First Aid and CPR.  We are seeking flexible individuals with dependable transportation and a heart and passion to care for seniors and the disabled.  Please call Monday through Friday from 8-5 for additional information and directions to our Prescott Valley location. Call  928-772-8866 if you live in other areas of Arizona and we will  direct you to the appropriate office to apply. 

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SPOTLIGHT Membership Information for 2017
Membership Renewal time is here for many of you.   If you would like to renew online using a credit card, you can do so by following the link below.  If you would like to send your payment through the mail, you can print an application by using the link below.  For those members who require an invoice for processing, invoices will be sent via email a month prior to your renewal date.  If you need to contact membership, please call Robin @ 480-266-8864. Thank you!
Annual Company/Facility Membership is only $80.00 for the SPOTLIGHT* Program.

Membership Benefits Include:
  • SPOTLIGHT Guides to give out to your staff/clients/patients
  • SPOTLIGHT Monthly E-Newsletter
  • SPOTLIGHT Monthly Luncheon/Breakfast Events
  • SPOTLIGHT Hosting Opportunities (upon approval)
  • SPOTLIGHT Opportunity to include your community events in newsletter/website.
Click here  to join or renew online 
Click here  for a printable membership application.

*Customized Marketing Solutions, LLC reserves the right to refuse membership to any person or company 
Kyle Lewis
Customized Marketing Solutions, LLC
(602) 290-3219