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.

Connect: Green Valley App is now available!

Now, there’s an app for the Green Valley, Arizona area!

The Connect: Green Valley app is a convenient source of information and solutions for people seeking life-enriching community services. This is one stop shopping, helping people connect with area health, wellness, and support service providers . This app is FREE and updated frequently by Green Valley community service providers.

Connect: Green Valley is an app (interactive application), designed to streamline your search for adult services in Green Valley. Initially funded by a generous grant from the Freeport – McMoRan Community Investment Foundation, Posada Life set out to create a portable and convenient “one stop” for locating and exploring adult services in Green Valley and our surrounding area.  Posada Life designed the application to be user-friendly and operate across multiple devices.

This application was designed based on three pillars: Learn, Locate and Listen.

Learning: Our education section, powered by our Inspired Living Institute, provides the user with targeted information on a variety of topics, all designed to educate the user and provide a solid foundation of knowledge.

Locate: Using the mapping feature, the user can locate services in the desired area, contact those providers and begin to build a plan of action.

Listen: Users may also send providers correspondence and feedback based on services provided.

Where do I find this free app?

On your desktop computer, visit the Connect: Green Valley website.

Or, download the free app to your mobile portable device to allow instant usage when on the go.

How do I use the Connect: Green Valley app? 

Read the App directions

For further information about the Connect: Green Valley app, dial Community Connect at 520-393-6700.

Do  you want to list your business or organization in the  new Connect: Green Valley app?

Visit provider information for details and sign-up!

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: spacious apartments, Garden Homes, and award-winning Park Centre Homes.

Time Management in Retirement…What’s that?

How do you manage your free time in retirement?

Do you idle and see what happens next? Or, do you set goals to accomplish retirement experiences?

Yes, we are talking about time management in retirement!

We aren’t talking about honey-do lists or the innocuous bucket lists items.  What you do in retirement  is your own choice…But, are you creating a memorable retirement or dwelling on time?

According to a Next Avenue story, many retirees wrestle with the concept of time management during retirement.  In March/April 2016, we asked La Posada residents the following question: How do you manage time in retirement? 

Here are their answers…..

“What is time management?” – Anonymous

“Retirement moves too fast…Too many choices.” – Marilyn

“Do what you want when you want.” -Nancy

“Pick and choose what you want to do! Donate your time to what really matters.” -Bob

“Learn to say no. Don’t over commit yourself. Achieve what you want.” – Mary

“Use calendars and reminder apps from your mobile phone to organize your time.” -Lisa

“Do personal chores everyday. I do one hour on my interests… email, stock market, family..” – Warren

“Make an agenda for each day. What will you accomplish today? Check them off each day. If you hate an item on your agenda,  do the item.  Reward yourself for completing the items you hate. ” – Dorothy

“Again, what is time management?” – Anonymous

“Don’t dwell in the past! This is now!  Do time management by activity, not by the clock. It’s frustrating ..You end up filling time. Pick an activity you enjoy, not time” – Dwight

” I manage my time in retirement based on my mobility and devices I need to do the activity.” -Lillian

“Don’t worry. Go with the flow. Take assignments or volunteer opportunities that matter.  Learn to say no very easily.” – Pete

“Enjoy yourself with what matters.  Your not being selfish. Don’t stress yourself.  You do what you want when you want.” -James

“I take care of my dog and see what happens next!” – Verna

“Walk your dog more and use the Apple watch for activity ideas.” – Mike

“Do things that matter.” – Terry

“Do what I want to do when I want to do it!” – Pat

“What do you want at that moment?” – Kimberly

“I don’t do something I really don’t want to do.  I am happier since making this my New Year’s resolution for 2016” – Majory

“Let your day flow. See what happens and do what you like.” – Anonymous

“Never even thought about time management.” – Warren

“I have always 2 to 3 projects because I am a procrastinator…I take moments for myself then go back to the projects.”-Jocelyn

“As orderly as I can keep it… I keep routine 4 days a week on a regular basis. it keeps your life in better order.” – Bob

“Just wing it! What strikes me today I do.” – Mabel

“Decide on what I want to do…I take care of my flowers.” – Al

“We base our schedules around Precious (dog) and what we do to stay mobile.” – Jerry

Did you get all that advice?

According to La Posada retirees, what is great time management during retirement..

  • Do something you want to do
  • Learn to say no
  • Take care of who or what is important
  • Don’t dwell on time
  • Keep routine
  • Donate your time to what really matters
  • Make choices to do activities creating mobility and happiness
  • Reward yourself for completing “chores” you hate
  • You are not being selfish; you earned your retirement

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.

All photos are taken on the La Posada campus.

Introducing Posada Life at Home!

Frustrated and overwhelmed with trying to manage the complexities of today’s in-home health care system?

Are you seeking a customized wellness solution to meet your unique needs and keep your independence?

Enter Posada Life at Home.

Posada Life at Home offers individuals guidance, recommendations and assistance in acquiring the correct services, at the correct time, in the place they call home! 

From hourly companion and errand services to fully licensed home health services, we offer a unique blend of services and advocacy developed by La Posada for its residents over the past 30 years.  Now, La Posada’s culture of proactive wellness is available to the public in the Green Valley and Sahuarita, Arizona areas.  We focus on serving clients in their homes or apartments, assisted living , group homes or senior housing, and skilled nursing venues.

Need more information about our unique combination of both medical and non-medical in-home services? Please visit our services brochure!

To get started with a FREE in-home assessment, please dial 520-648-8106.  Or, e-mail us: Plhome@laposadagv.com .

 

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.

Engage! Free Class Offered to Expand Your Opportunities as You Age

Advertising inundates us with messages about “anti-aging” skin creams and supplements, drugs and diets. What if we turn the tables on those marketing messages and instead embrace aging?

Shifting our thinking about “old age” is one step toward a shift in public perception about what it means to live well at any age. That’s what Engage! is about. It is an initiative of Green Valley Recreation and Casa Community Services that will bring an expanded array of social and recreational services to GVR members. For the public at large, Engage! offers a free class that offers insights into current research and practical approaches to aging well. Focused on well-being and resilience – no matter what life throws at you – the class encourages attendees to set goals and plan for the realities and opportunities that the years can bring.

The first class is Jan. 12 and it will be repeated monthly through 2016. To participate, please call 520-838-0160 and ask to reserve a place in the Engage! class.

Let La Posada Surprise You!

Why do seniors choose to live at La Posada?

There are many reasons….watch our TV commercials (see below) and find out why! Our fine dining,  wellness and fitness choices, safety and security, on and off-campus transportation,  thriving volunteer culture, and intergenerational activities.

AND there is something to do all the time!

La Posada’s culture offers seniors the options of reinventing their retirement choices as they choose on a daily basis.

Below, find new La Posada TV commercials featuring our residents entitled: Let La Posada Surprise You!  Please click on a link to watch a commercial.

Still have questions? Contact La Posada Marketing at 520-648-8131 or email us: marketing@laposadagv.com.

Need to know a little more about our retirement culture? Visit our 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.

2015 Hunger Walk set for September 19th!

 

According to the  2014 Hunger in America  study:

  • 89% of households with children are food insecure
  • 66% of households choose between food and medical care
  • 76% of households with seniors are food insecure
  • 51% of food banks rely on volunteers to assist with distribution operations

Do you know someone suffering with food insecurity?

Help them beat hunger by walking as an individual or as part of a team!

Join us Saturday, September 19, 2015 for the Green Valley Hunger Walk. This event starts at the Shoppes of La Posada and  traverses the La Posada campus.

Event Schedule:

7 AM-Same day registration and packet pick-up

8 AM -Walk begins followed by breakfast, raffle with great prizes, line dancing, and Green Velvet performance

This year only! A special treat for children 6 years and younger, an adorable Hunger Hero cape! 

Supporters encouraged to attend!

If you wish to sign-up individually or as a team,  visit the registration page

Need to know where your walking on the La Posada campus?  Visit the route map here!

Need more info or looking for sponsorship opportunities?  Call 520-625-5252 ext. 203.

The Shoppes at La Posada is located  665 South Park Centre Drive, Green Valley, AZ 85614.

Kimberly Murphy Named La Posada Living Well Director

Kimberly Murphy

La Posada is pleased to announce Kimberly Murphy’s promotion to the position of Living Well Director!

Kimberly joined La Posada in 2003 . As our present Fitness Coordinator, Kimberly has been instrumental in developing and expanding our campus-wide resident and employee fitness programs.

As the new Living Well Director, Kimberly will create, design, and initiate health and wellness programs focusing on the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being for La Posada’s 500+ residents and employees.  Also,  Kimberly will assist in creating wellness offerings for Mosaic by Posada Life.

La Posada is Arizona’s 1st accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  La Posada’s mission: To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors!

 

Myth-busting Finance Workshop Set at Two Locations

It’s a common question: “What does it cost to live at La Posada?” The answer to that and several other financial topics will be provided at events being held at two locations in June.

The Madera Clubhouse at Quail Creek is one venue for “Myth-busting Finance Workshop” with a choice of two dates: June 16 or 23, each from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Posada Java will host two more dates for the event: June 18 or 30, from 3-5 p.m. A meal is included at each event.

La Posada staff will explain various financial aspects of living at the Continuing Care Retirement Community including:
• What is a refundable entrance fee and how is it used?
• How do monthly costs compare to my current expenses?
• What are the tax benefits of a not-for-profit continuing care community?

Reservations are necessary. Seating is limited.  Call 520-648-8131 for information or to RSVP. Please join us!