Memory Cafe at Posada Life Community Center

An innovative approach to reducing social isolation and connecting with other family caregivers.

Memory Cafe is an event where families can bring a loved one suffering from memory loss. Memory Cafe is not respite care but a way for the caregiver and the care recipient to socialize and connect with others in the same situation in a safe, supportive environment.

Memory Cafe is available in the Green Valley – Sahuarita area at the Posada Life Community Center located on the La Posada campus.

Memory Cafe offers attendees fun and simple activities as part of group participation. Each month attendees are offered an art experience as well as  music, games, and refreshments.

This monthly event is open to the general public.

Event Date and Times:

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022, 1 pm – 2 pm
  • Saturday, June 18, 2022, 1 pm – 2 pm
  • Saturday, July 16, 2022, 1 pm – 2 pm
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022, 1 pm – 2 pm

Location:

Posada Life Community Center
780 South Park Centre Avenue
Sahuarita, AZ 85614

RSVPs are encouraged! To attend, contact Ellen March at 520.393.6840 or email her: EMarch@casagv.org

La Posada at Green Valley is Arizona’s 1st accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Sahuarita, Arizona, 23 miles south of Tucson. We offer award-winning, maintenance-free living choices: Apartments, Garden Homes, Pavilion Homes, and Park Centre Homes. In addition, La Posada serves the Green Valley – Sahuarita area with the following health and wellness initiatives: Posada Life Community Services, Connect Green Valley app, and La Posada Outpatient Therapies.

Caregiver Support Group Resumes at La Posada

Conversation heals the soul!

The Caregiver Support Group resumes on the La Posada campus.

For 2022, the Caregiver Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.

Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

Place: Posada Life Community Center

Why should a present or future caregiver attend our Caregiver Support Group?

  • Share your feelings and frustrations with others
  • Learn from others on how to problem solve caregiving issues
  • Find others to socialize with going through the same circumstances
  • Get advice on healthy coping skills
  • If you could be a future caregiver, build self-education on what caregiving a loved one or friend involves

For dates to attend this caregiver support group, please view the below schedule.

For questions or registering for this support group, contact  Silvia Valdez at 520-393-6835.

This support group is sponsored by Adult Day Services, a public program by Posada Life. They serve people with nutrition, respite, education, support, and socialization needs in the Green Valley – Sahuarita area.

Face masks are required in public spaces on the La Posada campus. Also, face masks are required to attend this support group. 

2022 Caregiver Support Group

La Posada at Green Valley is Arizona’s 1st accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Sahuarita, Arizona, 23 miles south of Tucson. We offer award-winning, maintenance-free living choices: Apartments, Garden Homes, Pavilion Homes, and Park Centre Homes. In addition, La Posada serves the Green Valley – Sahuarita area with the following health and wellness initiatives: Posada Life Community Services, Connect Green Valley app, and La Posada Outpatient Therapies.

How did the La Posada Campus Meet The Challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic? Read Our 2020 Annual Report!

Meeting the challenge together!

While 2020 introduced social distancing and attending virtual events from home, across the campus, acts of kindness and support reinforced the fabric of our mission – To Maximize the Well-being of Seniors.

Renewal and new growth serve as proof that we are better and safer together.

What’s in the 2020 Annual Report?

  • How residents and staff overcame the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Resident and employee satisfaction survey results
  • La Posada’s community impact on the Green Valley – Sahuarita area
  • An update on La Posada’s new living choice: The Pavilion Homes
  • Posada Life Foundation activities
  • La Posada’s financial summary and financial position

How did the La Posada campus meet the challenges of this historical event?

Click here to download, read, and review La Posada’s 2020 Annual Report.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Sahuarita, Arizona, 23 miles south of Tucson. We offer award-winning, maintenance-free living choices: Apartments, Garden Homes, Pavilion Homes, and Park Centre Homes. In addition, La Posada serves the Green Valley – Sahuarita area with the following health and wellness initiatives: Posada Life Community Services, Connect Green Valley app, and La Posada Outpatient Therapies.

La Posada is a 501(c)3 award-winning senior living community. 

Who Are The 2021 La Posada Scholarship Recipients?

2021 La Posada Scholarship Award Winners

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

In 2000, La Posada resident Wendell Bowers shared an idea with others at La Posada…

“Wouldn’t be great if we could launch a scholarship program here at La Posada for the employees.”

No one at the time realized what a terrific idea this was. His vision was to have a scholarship program that supported employees of La Posada in an array of educational areas to unleash their full potential.

The first scholarship was granted in 2000 in the amount of $500 to one individual. Wendell Bowers didn’t give up. He continued to sell the program to La Posada residents and continued to raise funds to support it. Today, the La Posada Scholarship program gives La Posada employees financial assistance to pursue educational opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

In 2021, the La Posada Scholarship program awarded 51 employees a total of $118,779 in educational assistance toward earning a college degree, professional development certifications or continuing education, English as a Second Language class, GED Training, US Citizenship testing, and Certified Nursing Assistance training.

The La Posada Scholarship Committee operates this program with assistance from the Posada Life Foundation staff members. The La Posada Scholarship Program offers three types of scholarship assistance to employees: regular scholarships, high school scholarships for teenage employees, and endowment scholarships.

Thank you to all past and present La Posada residents who have given financial and volunteer support to this scholarship program. This program thrives because of your generosity and dedication with helping others achieve prosperity.

Congratulations to all 2021 regular, high school, and endowment scholarship recipients!

To be eligible for the La Posada scholarship program, an employee must have worked at La Posada for 6 months, be in good standing and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress for continued financial support.

Want to know who received a scholarship this year, or learn further about the La Posada Scholarship Program?

Find the digital version of the 2021 La Posada Scholarship Program Yearbook here.

Or, click here to watch the 2021 Virtual La Posada Scholarship Awards Program on La Posada’s YouTube channel.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Sahuarita, Arizona, 23 miles south of Tucson. We offer award-winning, maintenance-free living choices: Apartments, Garden Homes, Pavilion Homes, and Park Centre Homes. La Posada serves the Green Valley – Sahuarita area with the following health and wellness initiatives: Posada Life Community Services, Connect Green Valley app, and La Posada Outpatient Therapies.

La Posada is a 501(c)3 continuing care retirement community. 

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La Posada wishes Happiness and Growth to the Class of 2021!

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”

– Andy Rooney

La Posada congratulates the Class of 2021 and their families on a wonderful accomplishment in these unprecedented times.

We wish the Class of 2021 good luck and best wishes in their future endeavors.

All the high school students featured in the attached photo work in La Posada’s Dining Services.

La Posada is an award-winning, senior living community in Green Valley, Arizona. La Posada is a 501(c)3 organization.

 

The First and Second Shots Are Completed! La Posada Residents Receive Moderna Vaccine.

The first and second shots are completed!

On Friday, January 29, 2021, 97% of La Posada residents and staff received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine to build immunity against COVID-19.

28 days later, on Friday, February 26, 2021, La Posada residents and staff received their second dose of the Moderna vaccine.

The La Posada Continuing Care Retirement Community is deemed a congregate care setting by local and state public health agencies. The average age of a La Posada resident is 85 years-old.

Thank you to the CVS federal vaccination program, pharmacists, volunteer nurses, and La Posada administration and healthcare staff for planning and operating a successful temporary vaccination site.

La Posada at Park Centre is an award-winning continuing care retirement community located in Green Valley, Arizona.

La Posada at Park Centre is a 501(c)3 community organization.

 

La Posada Suspends Preschool and Adult Day Services beginning March 30, 2020!

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La Posada Suspends Operations At Los Niños de Valle Preschool and Adult Day Service Programs.

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, La Posada will suspend the preschool program at the Los Niños del Valle and the Adult Day program at Posada Life Community Services. Attendees of both programs have been notified, and will also be contacted when the programs can be resumed. Earlier, the Senior Lunch Program announced it will be distributing frozen meals to its regular attendees, rather than eating at the Community Center.

This is the latest of a series of precautionary moves at La Posada to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus, with a population recognized to be at greater risk. Currently, there have been no identified cases of COVID-19 among the residents and staff of La Posada and Posada Life Community Services.

Since the awareness of higher risk levels in early March, La Posada has taken aggressive precautionary measures, including the cancellation of public events and resident gatherings, the restriction of non-essential visitation in Assisted Living and Independent Living areas, the closure of resident dining venues, and has created a new program of ‘To Your Door’ meal delivery and grocery purchases. There are approximately 750 total residents and some 600 employees at La Posada.

Other public venues at La Posada, including Posada Java, the Green Valley – Sahuarita Family History Library, and the Vensel Treasure Shoppe, suspended operations earlier in the month.

All La Posada staff are being screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms at the start of any work shift. Special employee policies for pandemic sick leave or displaced worker’s assistance have been put in place. Limited daycare will continue to be available to assist some essential La Posada employees.

La Posada will keep everyone updated on when Posada Life’s Los Niños del Valle preschool and Adult Day Services reopens. Please watch this website and La Posada social media venues for further campus-wide updates.

La Posada is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing an environment of well-being and enrichment for seniors. Established 33 years ago, with guidance from Tucson Medical Center and the late Keith Walden of Farmers Investment Company, La Posada was estimated in 2017 to have a $50 million annual impact on the economy of Southern Arizona, with 600 employees and active partnerships with area schools and service organizations. It is recognized nationally as a leader in innovation and accountability in the field of senior living.

For further information and media inquiries, please contact Joni Condit, La Posada CEO at 520-648-7912 or Jim Casanova, La Posada Senior Vice President at 520-648-8126. 

Stay well and practice social distancing!

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La Posada’s Emergency Plan for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please read and share…

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Please read! La Posada’s Emergency Plan for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The health and well-being of our residents, employees, and all of our families are of utmost importance during this unprecedented time. As we all are witnessing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolving by the minute, we wanted to let families and friends know the measures we are taking to ensure the safety and well-being of residents, customers, and staff. We are following recommendations put forth by the CDC as well as the Pima County Health Department and Arizona Department of Health in an effort to protect those we serve while ensuring the continuity of essential services and care. Our executive team, under the overall guidance of La Posada’s Board of Trustees, is working together with management and resident leaders to proactively implement our Emergency Plan as needed.

One of the most important aspects of mitigating a pandemic is to slow down the spread of the infection, referred to by experts as “flattening the curve“. Importantly, this helps to avoid overwhelming our healthcare systems and allows for better treatment of those who need it, resulting in fewer deaths. It also allows time for effective testing to be distributed and hopefully the development of treatments. La Posada aims to do our part to help flatten the curve of the virus by taking measures to reduce public exposure.

Some of these measures include:

  • Seven staff and resident forums to inform about the symptoms and dangers that COVID-19 and the seasonal flu pose with particular concern for senior citizens.
  • All staff has been trained about the importance of proper handwashing. Reminder signs have been employee bathrooms.
  • Infection control protocols have all been reviewed with nursing staff throughout campus.
  • Care Management nursing staff are triaging sick residents in independent living by telephone to determine what care is needed and to assist in making arrangements to see a medical provider if needed.
  • Management is regularly checking with Green Valley Fire to align procedurally to assure the best measures in 911 calls are taken.
  • La Posada’s three Assisted Living buildings are closed to all visitors until further notice. Residents of La Joya, La Via, and La Hacienda have been asked to remain on the campus except for emergency medical care. We recognize how difficult this will be for residents and their loved ones but limiting potential exposure is a crucial element of containment of the virus.
  • Residents in independent living have been discouraged to have any visitors to campus and encouraged to voluntarily isolate in their homes.
  • No outside visitors are allowed for now in any of La Posada’s six dining rooms. The “Gourmet To Go” pick up and go service is readily available and plans to close all on-campus dining rooms will be implemented on Tuesday, March 24, and will be replaced with meal service delivery to resident homes.
  • The Continental Club for non-resident members has been temporarily suspended until further notice.
  • All group classes and off-campus trips have been canceled. Six video-taped exercise programs are available to residents on La Posada’s in-house television.
  • The monthly Resident Council meeting was closed to attendees but was broadcast live to residents in their homes.

Special Events that have been canceled include:

  • The Taste of La Posada (March 20)
  • The final Concert for a Better Community at the Shoppes
  • Farmers Market at the Shoppes (Mondays)
  • AARP Tax Services in the Recreation Center
  • Off-campus groups’ use of La Posada meeting spaces
  • The Performing Arts program at the end of March
  • Great Decisions Series
  • The Friday Resident Forums
  • Caregiver Event Day at Posada Life Community Services
  • The Community Centenarian Breakfast

Other events not mentioned are subject to change.

From all of us at La Posada, be safe and stay healthy! 

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Looking for the Posada Life Community Center Activity Newsletter?

Happy 2020!

Now is the time to make those new year resolutions happen. If you are looking to be social, get out with friends, or learn something new, the Posada Life Community Center offers you many choices to create a memorable 2020.

Did you know Posada Life Community Center has a quarterly newsletter that now can be accessed online?

The Posada Life Quarterly Quips newsletter is the information resource you are looking for about community center day trips and music events as well as all types of health and wellness classes.

Every newsletter covers 3 months of activities offered by the Posada Life Community Center.

Find the January – March 2020 Quarterly Quips activities newsletter on the La Posada website right now!

Please visit this webpage to download a free copy of the Posada Life Community Center Quarterly Quips newsletter and plan to accomplish a New Year’s Resolution today!

If you wish to be placed on our email list to receive the Quarterly Quips newsletter, please contact Ellen March, Director of Posada Life Community Center at emarch@casagv.org.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, Arizona, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer award-winning, maintenance-free living choices: Apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.  La Posada serves the Green Valley – Sahuarita area with the following health and wellness initiatives: Posada Life Community Services,  Connect Green Valley app, and La Posada Outpatient Therapies, awarded Best Physical Therapy Clinic at the 2019 AZ19 Reader’s Pick Awards!

Connect: Green Valley App…Winner of the 2017 Innovation in Technology Award!

Winner of the 2017 LeadingAge Arizona’s Innovation in Technology Award!

Learn how we are taking community services into the digital age by watching the below video.

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 use when on the go.

How do I use the Connect: Green Valley app? 

Read the App directions

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 Sahuarita, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer award-winning, maintenance-free living choices: Apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.  La Posada serves the Green Valley – Sahuarita area with the following health and wellness initiatives: Posada Life Community Services, Posada Life at Home, Community Connect, and La Posada Outpatient Therapies.