A Health Fair for People and Pets! 3rd Annual Wag & Walk is April 15.

Companionship is about taking care of each other and adding joy to one’s life through both two-legged and four-legged friends.

Looking for a great social walk for you and your canine furbaby?

May we suggest our 3rd Annual Wag & Walk Your Way to Health!

Wag & Walk is a free health fair for people and pets.  Join us on Saturday, April 15, 2017,  8 AM – Noon, for a morning of exercise and education for both people and their pets.

What are we doing at the Wag & Walk Health Fair?

  • Fun walk for people and dogs (on a leash) around the scenic La Posada campus-Registration begins 9 AM
  • Learn about great local wellness resources to keep you and your pet healthy and happy
  • Ask questions to a cancer doctor about the latest in cancer care advancements during a free presentation conducted by Dr. Bruce Porterfield with Arizona Oncology
  • Door prizes to those attending

Proceeds from this event benefit the Arizona Oncology Foundation serving the needs of those fighting cancer.

Admission is free. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help support our local food banks.  Also, donations of food, toys, and blankets for local pet rescue organizations accepted.

This event is located in the courtyard at the Shoppes of  La Posada.  The Shoppes is located at 655 South Park Centre Avenue, Green Valley, AZ 85614.

For up to date information about Wag & Walk Your Way to Health, please friend and watch the La Posada Facebook Page.

La Posada’s mission: To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors.

La Posada at Park Centre is an award-winning, nationally accredited not-for-profit retirement community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.  La Posada offers its residents a lifestyle filled with personal choices to learn, grow, and volunteer within the Southern Arizona community.

Honor Flight Benefit Concert is April 1st!

Arizona Honor Flight

The Willingness of America’s Veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. – Jeff Miller

A free concert for a great cause:  To take World War II and Korean War veterans to their national memorials in Washington, D.C., at no cost to them!

Join us Saturday, April 1st to support  Honor Flight Southern Arizona!  Come to honor, learn, and reminisce with the Greatest Generation. La Posada is honored to host this concert for Veterans.

This benefit concert begins at NOON with the Big Bands Sounds of Green Valley taking the stage to perform lively melodies from the Big Band era of music.  Come early to get a great seat.  Always plenty of room to dance.

Free admission!

This concert is located in the courtyard within The Shoppes at La Posada. The Shoppes is located at 665 South Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, Arizona.

Donations accepted at the concert help Honor Flight Southern Arizona provide travel to deserving WWII and Korean War veterans to visit their national memorials in Washington, D.C.

For further information about Honor Flight Southern Arizona, visit the Honor Flight Southern Arizona website.

To nominate a WWII and Korean War veteran as an Honor Flight recipient, visit this page.

For up to date concert information, please visit The Shoppes at La Posada Facebook Page.

La Posada’s mission: To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors.

La Posada at Park Centre is an award-winning, nationally accredited not-for-profit retirement community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.

La Posada is 30 and Thriving! Come celebrate with us at our Arts Showcase on April 27.

We’re celebrating our 30th Anniversary and you’re invited!

Come help us celebrate by attending the La Posada Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 27, 2017,  10:30 AM – 2 PM.  Free admission.

Discover the artwork of over 30 La Posada resident artists in a wide variety of media – clay,  watercolors,  quilting, photography,  woodworking, etc.

Author Lisa Napoli

As part of La Posada’s 30 and Thriving celebration,  we welcome special guest speaker and author, Lisa Napoli!

Lisa will discuss her latest book, Ray & Joan,  The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and The Woman Who Gave It All Away, and her podcast, Gracefully- All About Aging Well.  Lisa speaks at 10:30 AM.

Lisa Napoli is an accomplished multimedia journalist.  Her career is filled with wonderful stories and memories.  She covered technology for the New York Times at the dawn of the Internet and on-air journalism work at MSNBC.  For the past 4 years, Lisa served as art correspondent for KCRW Radio in Santa Monica, California.

Her first book, Radio Shangri-La is about her accidental invitation to the Kingdom of Bhutan to help start a radio station at the dawn of democratic rule. Ray & Joan is her second book.

Refreshments are available.  This free event is located at the Pavilion on the La Posada campus in Green Valley, Arizona. The resident arts showcase is located at the tent.  Download a campus map here! Free parking is available. Also, a shuttle to the exhibit tents is available.

For further information about this event, dial 520-648-8131.

Also, save the date for another free 30th Anniversary celebration event!

Come back to the La Posada campus on Friday, April 28, 2017!  Beginning 11 AM in front of the La Vista apartments, join us for a free musical dedication! Domingo DeGrazia with violinist Beth Daunis and the Degrazia band will perform Spanish and classical music. Degrazia’s music embodies the experience of the Southwest and weaves a delicate tapestry through sound. Free admission.

For up to the minute 30th-anniversary celebration updates please return to this blog post or watch for updates on the La Posada Facebook Page and The Shoppes at La Posada Facebook Page.

La Posada’s mission: To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors.

La Posada at Park Centre is an award-winning, nationally accredited not-for-profit retirement community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.

Navigating Cancer and Beyond – Free Community Seminar is April 1!

If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer we invite you to join us at a free,  1-day community seminar!

The Navigating Cancer and Beyond seminar happens Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Pavilion on the La Posada campus.

Between 9 AM – 2:45 PM, attendees will have their choice of the following learning and exercise opportunities:

  • Workshops with local support groups & resources
  • Denis Cournoyer – American Cancer Society Services
  • Nancy Karsh – Nutrition
  • Karen Rhodes – Palliative Care
  • Seija Snow – Breathing
  • Michael Beale – Tibetan Bowl Meditation
  • Culinary demonstrations and sampling
  • Introduction to Beat Cancer Boot Camp (modified)

Free admission.

To save you seat or have questions, please email Kimberly Murphy at kimberly@laposadagv.com or Jennifer Vandivort at jennifer@laposadagv.com

If you cannot email, please contact Kimberly Murphy at 520-648-4223.

The Pavilion is located at 670 Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ 85614.  Find and download a La Posada campus map here!

For up to date event information please return to this web page or friend and watch the La Posada Facebook Page.

La Posada’s mission: To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.

Spring Concerts For A Better Community Begin February 11!

Aloha, Green Valley!

Your Southern Arizona Spring Break begins February 11 when Concerts For A Better Community returns to The Shoppes at La Posada for 6 weeks.

First up, Scattered Grass takes the stage with lively Bluegrass and Gospel music to spotlight a vital community resource, Posada Life Adult Day Services, who knows the challenges of caring for a loved one at home.

Posada Life Adult Day Services offers a safe and stimulating environment for your loved one while offering respite to their caregivers. If you are caring for someone with a physical disability, impaired memory or emotional needs, this program may be your answer to helping you take care of yourself while you strive to keep your loved one at home.  Adult Day Service’s state-licensed program is staffed with health aides, activity specialists and licensed nurses. Your mother, father, or spouse will enjoy a variety of individual and group activities, including, exercise, entertainment, monthly theme parties, and field trips. For further information about Posada Life Adult Day Services, please contact Rosanna at 520-393-6835.

FREE ADMISSION to all concerts and the live performances start at noon. If rain, concerts are relocated indoors to Posada Java.

And the 2017 spring concert performers are.

  • Saturday, February 11:  Scattered Grass, Gospel, and Vintage Country Music
  • Saturday, February 18:  Jukebox Junquies, 60’s and 70’s Dancing Music!
  • Saturday, February 25: The Green Valley Stage Band,  Jazz/Pop/Swing music 
  • Saturday, March 4: Two’s Company, Musical and comedy duo. Listen to music from Big Band, soft rock, country, and easy listening.
  • Saturday, March 11:  Retro Rockets, Rock N ‘ Roll with an ATTITUDE
  • Saturday, March 18: Alcan Band, A quintet delivering jazz standards with upbeat creativity and humor!  

Monetary donations accepted for Adult Day Services at all concerts.  During concert hours, 12 PM – 2 PM, Posada Java will donate all sales to Posada Life’s Adult Day Services.

Thank s to our concert series sponsors! Please show love to our concerts sponsors by visiting their websites below:

Come early for a great seat!  Or, bring your own portable chair and find a special place to watch the concert with family and friends. And…there is always plenty of room to dance.

The spring concerts are located in the courtyard at the Shoppes on the La Posada campus in Green Valley, AZ.

For up-to-date concert information, please friend and visit The Shoppes at La Posada Facebook Page.

La Posada’s mission: To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.

Calling all Hunger Heroes! The 2016 HungerWalk is September 17th!

What creates a caring community?

Volunteers and advocacy create a caring community!

According to the 2015 Community Food Bank Gratitude Report, the Green Valley Branch of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona conducted the following food insecurity activities:

  • Assisted 56,000 local clients with emergency food assistance
  • Distributed 1.2 million pounds of food, fresh produce accounting for 181,000 pounds
  • Put 1 million meals on local tables that might otherwise sit empty

Now is the time to step up and become a Hunger Hero! Hunger Heroes build caring communities by helping friends and neighbors falling short on their nutritional needs.

Join us on Saturday, September 17th for the 2016 HungerWalk  for the Green Valley-Sahuarita area. This event is located at The Shoppes at La Posada in Green Valley, Arizona.

The 2016 HungerWalk event schedule:

7 AM – Pre-registration pick-up and same day registration

8 AM- Walk/Run begins

Walk or run alone, come with family, or create your own Hunger Hero team! Cheering supporters are welcomed!

The choice is yours…Walk or run the 2.6 mile La Posada Perimeter route or the shorter .8 mile Park Centre  route.  Find a printable or downloadable 2016 HungerWalk route map here!

Now is your chance to help create a caring community! Sign-up online for the 2016 HungerWalk for Green Valley – Sahuarita here.

Remember, every $1  donated provides  4 meals assisting local children, families, and seniors with their nutritional needs throughout the holidays and the whole year. All proceeds from this walk benefits the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. 

For sponsorship or general information about the 2016 Green Valley Hunger Walk, please call the Green Valley community food bank office at 520-625-5252.

Don’t want to participate in the 2016 HungerWalk, but want to donate to the Community Food Bank?  Please visit their donations page.

For event updates, please visit The Shoppes at La Posada Facebook page!

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.

Summer Concert Series Begins July 15!

We get it Green Valley – Sahuarita,  you need to cool off from the summer heat!

Arizona is known for cool summer nights. Why aren’t you taking advantage of them?

Now, add a frosty, sweet treat, a little live music, and the evening is complete!

Your summer respite begins July 15th when the Ice Cream and Music Friday Nights concert series returns to The Shoppes at La Posada for 6 weeks. All concerts begin 6 PM.

First up, the Sonoran Dogs take the stage with lively Bluegrass and Folk music to spotlight a vital community resource, The Amado-Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Banks!

FREE ADMISSION! If rain, concerts are relocated indoors to Posada Java.

And the 2016 summer concert performers are.

  • Friday, July 15:  The Sonoran Dogs, Bluegrass, Folk and Celtic music
  • Friday, July 22:  The Tucson Retro Rockets, Classic Rock n’Roll
  • Friday, July 29: The Big Band Sounds of Green Valley,  Big Band favorites you know and love
  • Friday, August 5 : The Mary Lou Sextet, Entertaining  Piano
  • Friday, August 12:  ROH Band, Rock, Blues, Ballads songs with an ATTITUDE
  • Friday, August 19: Mariachi La Aguilitas de Davis,  Davis Elementary Schools’ youngest mariachis will perform!  

Both monetary and food donations accepted for the local food bank at all concerts.  During concert hours, 6 PM – 8 PM, Posada Java will donate all sales to the local food bank.

Come early for a great seat!  Always plenty of room to dance in the Shoppes courtyard.

Thank you KGVY -Familiar Favorites for your media sponsorship.

The summer concerts are located in the Shoppes on the La Posada campus in Green Valley, AZ.

For up-to-date concert information, please friend and visit The Shoppes at La Posada Facebook Page.

La Posada’s mission :To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.

Will you turn 100 this year? 8th Annual Centenarian Celebration is June 10!

Are you age 100 or older?

Will you turn 100 this year?

Are you the children of a parent turning 100 this year in the Green Valley, Arizona area?

If so, a special event is being planned just for you or your loved one!

The Centenarian Celebration, an annual event held at the Casa Community Center, honors individuals in the greater Green Valley area for reaching the century milestone.  We are inviting you to be part of this celebration. We want you to share your life story with Green Valley as well as your wit and wisdom!

Please download and complete the questionnaire available on this webpage!

Completed questionnaires with photos need to be returned by May 6, 2016.

Remember to save the date , and come and celebrate the lives of all Green Valley’s Centenarians! This year’s event will be on Friday, June 10, 9:30 AM at the Casa Community Center.

Questions about the Centenarian Celebration? Call Ellen March at 520-393-6840.

 

La Posada’s mission :To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.

Concerts for Casa Kick Off Feb. 20

A great line-up of free concerts is set for each Saturday, Feb. 20 through March 26 at The Shoppes at La Posada. Sponsorships and proceeds from Posada Java during the concert help raise funds for Casa Community Services, providing Adult Day Services, the Casa Community Center, Los Niños del Valle Preschool and Behavioral Health Services to the greater Green Valley area.

Admission is free and each concert begins at noon.

First up is Scattered Grass, a bluegrass band with roots stretching from the East Coast to the West! They’ve become a Tucson area favorite for bluegrass in the tradition of Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin. Come prepared to tap your toes!

Casa thanks our sponsors: KGVY AM-FM radio, The Green Valley News, Diversified Design & Construction , Homewatch Caregivers of Green Valley, Bud’s Drapery Den, Zona Concrete, Access Wisdom, Silverado Technologies, SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson/Sahuarita/Green Valley, Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment, Lockton Companies,  Sam Levitz Furniture, Two Girls Pizzeria, Bill’s Home Service, Northwest Medical Center Urgent Care, the Green Valley/Sahuarita Association of Realtors , Simutek,  Interior Logic, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC – Mark Morales Financial Advisor , PC Solutions , Merle’s Automotive, US Foods, the Green Valley Pecan Company , Edward Jones – Skip Breither,  Northwest Medical Center – Urgent Care at Duval Mine Road, CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services, and Ranchers’ Mercantile of Amado.

Here’s the lineup!

March 5: Crossfire – High-energy, danceable popular tunes

March 12: Mike Finkelstein and Friends – Famous crooners and trumpet greats

March 19: The Arizona Banjo Blasters – Foot-stomping banjo numbers

March 26: The Tucson Retro Rockets – Songs of the 60’s

For real-time concert updates and information, please visit, like,  and watch our Facebook pages: La Posada at Park Centre and The Shoppes at La Posada!

La Posada’s mission :To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.