Sure there’s a treadmill and a pool, but what is happening behind the walls of The Pavilion at La Posada is increased evidence of the organization’s commitment to its mission “to maximize the well-being of seniors.” The Pavilion (formerly called the Fitness Pavilion) has been substantially expanded to provide room for more classes and personal services focused on wellness for the 700-plus residents of La Posada.
The Fifth annual Chili Cook-Off at The Shoppes at La Posada will take place Saturday, Oct. 18, pitting local cooks against one another all for the benefit of the Green Valley Fire Corps.
Tasting beings at 11 a.m. with all-you-can-eat chili for $6 and beverages, including beer, for sale separately.
How great would it be to assure that ours is a healthy, hunger-free community! Be part of the Hunger Walk being held at La Posada on September 20th and you’ll l be part of a step in that direction. An event of the Amado, Green Valley, Sahuarita Community Food Bank, the Hunger Walk raises funds to provide sustenance where needed. Be part of this event by registering at www.hungerwalkarizona.org.
Walk, jog, run to raise money and increase awareness about hunger in our community. The walk begins at The Shoppes at La Posada. You can choose from two routes or simply make a donation and enjoy the wonderful energy at this event. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Please join us at The Shoppes at La Posada on Saturday, September 20th, to support this great cause. For information call 625-5252 or go to the web site, hungerwalkarizona.org.
Casa Community Services will host free memory screening on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 10 am. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Appointments are available by calling 393-6800; walk-ins also are welcome. At Community Connect, the free screenings will be available during the same hours with no appointment necessary.
Casa Community Services is located at 780 South Park Centre Ave., at the entrance to the La Posada retirement community. Community Connect is in Suite 500 at the Continental Shopping Plaza, next to the CVS Pharmacy.
The Shoppes at La Posada received a “Best Practices” award from the LeadingAge Arizona organization of not-for-profit older adult services providers at a ceremony in Phoenix May 29.
The award committee praised The Shoppes for benefiting both La Posada residents and the community at large as a hub of socialization, a place to display art and collections, a place to volunteer and learn new skills and a place to enjoy live performances.
Steve Kolnacki, Director of Home and Community Services for La Posada, received the prestigious “Emerging Leader” Award from LeadingAge Arizona on May 29. LeadingAge represents not-for-profit older adult services providers throughout the state.
Kolnacki has been at La Posada for a decade and was a force behind implementing cutting-edge care models in the La Posada continuum of care including “resident-centered” practices that provide maximum flexibility in an individual’s daily experiences throughout the campus’ healthcare settings.
Simon Davis of Green Valley is the newly appointed member of the Posada Life Board of Trustees. The board directs policies for the La Posada continuing care retirement community and its outreach activities including Community Connect, Casa Community Services and the newly launched Mosaic program.
A recent examination of the economic effect of La Posada at Park Centre Inc., “as if it were not here,” made it clear that there would be a vast impact on the region if La Posada did not exist. The study concluded that $52.9 million annually is pumped into the region by the continuing care retirement community. A secondary analysis of La Posada measured La Posada’s contributions to the quality of life in the region and the spending habits of residents and their visitors.
Popular performers take the stage for Ice Cream and Music Friday Nights at the Shoppes at La Posada now through Aug. 15.