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,  photography, etc.

Author Lisa Napoli

As part of our La Posada’s 30 and Thriving celebration,  La Posada welcomes 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Want to learn about the La Posasda mission and culture? Visit and Like 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.

Have a question about La Posada? Ask Residents on September 30th!

We  know you have questions about La Posada!

Some questions we are asked by future residents:

  • What about the lifestyle?
  • What types of apartments and homes are available?
  • What services and features are included?
  • Can pets move to La Posada?
  • What activities are available to residents?

Now is the time to get your questions answered about La Posada by our residents!

Join us,  Wednesday, September 30th, 10:30 AM for an open question and answer forum with current La Posada residents. Complimentary lunch provided.

To reserve your seat, dial La Posada Marketing at 520-648-8131.

This free event is open to the public. The Ask a Resident Forum is located at the La Posada Recreation Center.

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.