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 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.

There will be free food and refreshments.  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!

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

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.

Season’s Greetings from the Inn Artists!

Does your artistic expression and ingenuity take flight during the holiday season?

As sparkly and shiny Christmas decorations descend onto the La Posada campus,  resident artists mix past and present memories into thoughtful holiday wishes filled with soulful ideas needed in today’s  complex world.

The Inn Artists, La Posada resident artists,  exemplary works fill the hallways, common areas, and grounds throughout our retirement community. Their artwork defines La Posada’s whimsical campus and gives our senior living character.

This year,  the Inn Artists want us to share their holiday greetings and wishes with our blog audience. Their greeting cards offer a great array of Happy Holiday greetings.  Some reflective of the southwest culture, others offering “new” ideas of simplicity and kindness in a now “connected” world.

Enjoy our resident artist’s holiday wishes!

Below, Kit Humphries reminds us about the simple idea of home….All are welcome during the holidays.

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Above, La Posada resident Jim Murray offers his season’s greetings from the place he calls HOME!  Home and belonging are what inspires his creativity.  Jim, thank you for the great drawing of one of our Garden Homes.

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Above, Bernice Vertner shares a simple premise those who celebrate Christmas often forget….

Below,  Betty Greeley’s greeting card thought to her peeps: Good will toward people.

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Above,  Jim Murray’s holiday greeting drawing displays a popular Southern Arizona destination, Tumacacori National Historic Park.  This mission building is shown decorated for Christmas with luminaries, a popular Southwestern lantern.

Below, James and Carol Heuser offers a 3D Hanukkah or Festivals of Lights greeting: Tolerance, Peace, Love, & Shalom.

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Above, Frieda Van Houten wishes all tweets, friends, and family: “Wishing You A Season That Sparkles, A New Year That Shines”.

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Above, Serene Rein asks everyone to ponder their blessings!

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Above, James Heuser extends a “digital” dove of peace to all friends, family, and new acquaintances.

Below, Lynn Norred’s Poinsettia is December’s birth flower and instills good cheer, mirth, and happy celebrations to all throughout the holiday season.

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Here’s to a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2017!

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.

DREAMS Come True program now accepting nominees!

“The Future Belongs to Those Who Believe in the Beauty of Their Dreams.”  – Eleanor Roosevelt

DREAMS Come True is a program for area residents age 55+ that can make a lifelong goal become reality or fulfill a new but meaningful life experience that has been out of reach. A committee of community representatives with the staff of Casa Community Services and the Posada Life Foundation make selections twice annually from nominations received throughout the year.  The program is made possible by the Posada Life Foundation, and charitable contributions to DREAMS Come True are most welcome.

The 1st DREAM fulfilled came in the form of a trip for an area woman who longed to see two little granddaughters before her eyesight failed. DREAMS Come True was able to arrange the trip and a family reunion dinner.

The 2nd DREAM brings back memories for a Korean War-era Navy veteran. Kodiak Island is the destination and the veteran and his wife are excited to travel to Alaska where he can see the many changes that have occurred in 60+ years – and to search for what remains of that era of history.

The 3rd DREAM awarded allowed a retired teacher to spend her October birthday with her sick son in Arkansas.

A 4th DREAM was awarded to 2 seniors. One wants the thrill of flying again in a biplane; the other to tap dance in an on-stage performance in front of an audience.

A 5th DREAM is expected to be awarded in Spring 2017.

Do you want to help make someone’s dream a reality?

DREAMS Come True is NOW accepting applications or nominations until March 31, 2017!

Here is the guidelines needing to be fulfilled to nominate a worthy senior:

  • Minimum Age: 55
  • U.S. Citizen or legal U.S. resident
  • Unable to fulfill the dream on their own
  • Capable of experiencing the dream
  • Dreams granted to residents living in the following Arizona geographic areas: Green Valley, Sahuarita, Amado, Arivaca, and Tubac 

Please contact Ellen March, Director of Casa Community Center, for further information at 520-393-6840, or read DREAMS Come True info & guidelines, and submit an application using the below links:

Dreams Come True Information and Guidelines

Dreams Come True Application

Application deadline is March 31, 2017! 

Thank you for helping a friend, neighbor, or good Samaritan’s DREAM Come True!

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.

How to right-size your move? Tips from La Posada’s Settling-In crew!

“We’re moving!”

Now, take a deep breath and let your body relax….

Moving is one of the most stressful life events one will face.  Moving means leaving what is familiar and taking a chance offering new employment opportunities, life experiences, retirement, or pursuing a dream.  To many, moving is leaving children or grandchildren, good friends, a well-established life, and parting with “stuff” one used throughout the years.

Often, moving means giving up control of the situation to complete strangers: Your placing your stuff, heirlooms, and family history with businesses recommended to you by family and friends.  Further, we haven’t gotten to the issues of switching doctors, transporting pets, and traveling to your new home.

Presently, the Settling-In crew at La Posada coordinates moves for present and future residents to our campus.  In 2005, Settling-In was created by La Posada to address the need of not just downsizing one’s home, but the real need, right-sizing your future place.  The La Posada Settling-In crew  averages 7 – 12 moves every month.

Right-sizing means making better use of existing or future spaces through proper planning. Right-sizing your home means taking inventory of your stuff and making hard decisions about your household items, furniture, and mementos.

In short, people who right-size their homes need to ponder 3 simple list ideas while taking inventory of their present homes:

  • Must haves for your new place: What would you replace if gone?
  • What I can live without in my new place: These are items you could sell, donate, or offer to the kids.  If space becomes a concern, get rid of these items.
  • Things I could replace: These are big items. Consider replacing the  massive sectional couch with a smaller sofa.

Right-sizing  your home doesn’t need to be an unpleasant, intrusive experience! Your investing in a leap of faith. Slow down and listen to the advice from those you hired to do your move.  Sometimes,  one cannot control the moving results but you can take initiative with proper pre-planning and  organizing tips!  

Whether using moving professionals or your self-movers, La Posada’s  Settling-In coordinator Roxanne Duren-Walters offers these moving tips:

During pre-planning your move….

  • Before moving your furniture to a new place, ask for a “to-scale” floor plan. Measure your furniture and determine if there is enough space to place the furniture you wish to bring
  • Dust off your household items before bringing them into your new clean place.
  • Hang pictures, wall art, and place fragile artwork last.
  • Pack an overnight bag for one day or several nights including your prescriptions. After moving day (s), its nice to wake up, take a shower and put on clean clothes.
  • For the pet owner, keep your pet with a friend or your vet until your completely moved. Moving crews are not aware of your pet and are busy moving you into your place.

Right-sizing your move….

  • In a given knickknack category ask the following: If I can take only 3 pieces with me, which would they be? Which items are meaningful?
  • Any room in your present home you don’t use? Would you miss the items in this room?
  • Can you access present furniture easily? Do you need to bend down or use a ladder to get to items? Maybe its time for functional furniture based on your evolving physical needs.
  • Don’t expect your children to have the same taste in furniture.  If they don’t want an item or piece of furniture, consider an estate sale, or a consignment shop.
  • Will you entertain more or less in your next place?  Often, a full service for 8 silverware, glassware, dinnerware, & serving dishes meets your needs.
  • How often will you be cooking?  Limit the number of pots, pans, and casserole dishes. This includes all those small appliances that you watched a 30 minute commercial about.
  • Clothing: If you haven’t warn it in a year, get rid of it! Keep special occasion clothing provided you intend to wear it again.

Moving tips for self-movers….

  • Place glassware inside socks…Saves on bubble wrap costs!
  • Use your clothing to cushion breakables
  • Label your boxes with contents AND what room it goes into
  • Keep Ziploc baggies and a Sharpie pen handy to hold hardware from items the require dissembling and label.
  • Take a picture of the back of your computer and TV so you know which wire goes where.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to pack. Boxes with cut outs for hands are easier to lift or drag.

Need more unusual moving tips?

Often, moving means right-sizing your place to fit into a new home and lifestyle. Your happiness with moving results depends on asking yourself the hard, honest questions about your present and future needs and your “stuff”.

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.

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.

 

 

Life Begins at La Posada! Watch Our New Video Now.

WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO NOW!

Let La Posada help you take the mystery out of retirement!

For some, retirement is filled with uncertainty.  For others, retirement is the time to live well, reinvent oneself, and create new memories through new friendships, travels, and “dream jobs” (volunteering)!

Retirement is the time to choose what you want to do and how you wish to live everyday. Where you choose to live in retirement needs to meet your intellectual, social, and physical desires. Where you choose to retire needs to create wonderful memories.

Since 1987, La Posada at Park Centre offers 62+ retirees a self-directed lifestyle.  Our campus is the social hub of Green Valley while offering plentiful wellness activities with fine dining options:  gourmet, vegan and vegetarian meal choices. We offer present and future residents maintenance-free apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes with over 30 floor plan options.

Below,  click on and watch our new informational video!

This video is 6 minutes and contains information suggested by our residents, staff, and the Green Valley community to share with perspective residents and their children about  the La Posada retirement culture.

We understand moving is a big step and are here to support you! Our retirement counselors can assist you in finding the right financial option to meet your needs.

For further information about La Posada’s maintenance-free homes or apartments, please contact us at 520-648-8131.

 

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.

Volunteering Creates Community!

Did you know the United States was founded on volunteerism?

According to the VolunteerMatch.org blog post, the original American colonists banded together to help each other plant and harvest crops, build houses, and create a new government.  In 1736,  Benjamin Franklin created and developed the first volunteer firehouse.

Since then, volunteers have played a pivotal role accomplishing the impossible in most historical events: The Great Awakening, The Civil War, The Great Depression, and World War II.

Volunteering creates community! Volunteers shape history by committing their time and efforts to a course of action benefiting others. Whether your retired or still in the work force, volunteerism creates solutions most communities don’t have the resources to solve.

Anyone can volunteer. Your volunteerism benefits children, retirees, nonprofits, and community service organizations providing crucial assistance to the general public. In Green Valley, examples of these organizations are the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank and Valley Assistance Services.

Volunteering allows one to…

  • Share their knowledge with younger generations
  • Make new friends
  • Discover hidden talents
  • Build new skill sets
  • Improve life for others
  • Develop self-confidence
  • Find sense of purpose
  • Creates smiles

Ready to volunteer?

Here’s how one can volunteer in the Green Valley- Sahuarita , Arizona community:

Visit the Green Valley – Sahuarita  Volunteer Clearinghouse which lists the latest, local volunteering opportunities!

If you wish to volunteer with La Posada or Casa Community Services, visit our volunteer page. Or , dial La Posada Volunteer Manager Barbara Salazar at 520-648-7999.

 

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.

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.

Ice Cream and Music Friday Nights – Summer 2015

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Good times and a great cause: The popular summer series of live music will soon begin in the courtyard at Posada Java, where ice cream and other sweets make the perfect listening treats. First up: Tiempo Nuevo Band, a Tucson group with a Big Band jazz sound. They take the stage on Friday, July 10. All concerts are from 6 to8 p.m. Here’s the rest of the schedule:

July 17: Little Philly and the Cheesesteaks
July 24: Steve Laury and Susan Artemis
July 31: The Arizona Banjo Blasters
Aug. 7: Carmen Catania and Mary Lou Catania
Aug. 14: The Retro Rockets

Proceeds from Posada Java during the concert and on-site donations benefit the fresh milk and egg program at the Community Food Bank of Green Valley-Sahuarita-Amado.  Food and cash donations are encouraged to benefit this local charitable non-profit. (Checks should indicate “milk and egg program” in memo.)

Thank You KGVY for your Media Sponsorship!