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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Art Auction to Benefit Community Food Bank is Friday, December 4th!

What makes a great holiday gift?

Unique self-expression!  Or, fine art created by Green Valley’s wonderful artists!

Join us for the 2nd Annual Art Auction at Posada Java on Friday, December 4th, 6 PM.

Come for a great night of music, raffle drawings, fine art, and bidding competition.   Whether one comes to shop, buy, or socialize, your helping a great cause during their most needed time of the year.  Hors d’oeuvres provided.

All proceeds earned and donated at the art auction benefits the Green Valley-Sahuarita Food Community Food Bank.

Now, how does one give art as a gift? We got you covered with these ideas!

Thank you local artisans for donating your works to a great community service.

Free admission. This event is located at Posada Java in the Shoppes at La Posada.

For event updates or art work information, please visit The Shoppes at La Posada Facebook page!

For further information, please dial the Green Valley-Sahuarita Food Bank at 520 -625 -5252.

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.

Questions about La Posada? Attend a free informational breakfast!

We know you have questions about La Posada!

Some of the questions we are asked by prospective residents are:

  • What is maintenance-free living?
  • Can pets move to La Posada?
  • What is the Posada Health office?
  • What transportation options are available?
  • How do I get to know other residents?
  • Can we grow gardens at La Posada?
  • What types of day trips are offered to residents?

No matter what size of apartment, Garden Home, or Park Centre Home, all residents have exclusive access to a 110-acre whimsical campus filled with amenities and activity choices.  Also, in case you need it, priority access to assisted living choices and on-campus outpatient therapies.

Now, is the time to get your questions answered and learn about Arizona’s 1st accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community.  Attend a free informational breakfast conducted by our retirement counselors.

UPCOMING DATES AND TIMES FOR FREE INFORMATIONAL BREAKFASTS! 

Please return in the New Year for 2017 dates!

Reservations required. Please call La Posada Marketing at 520-648-8131 to reserve your seat!

All informational breakfasts are located on the La Posada campus in Green Valley, Arizona.

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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.