Health Night Out – Aging in place

Phyllis Ketring

Aging in place is a term used to describe the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. There are two organizations that serve SaddleBrooke to help you extend your ability to live in your home.

You can learn about both services at Health Night Out on July 23 in the MountainView Ballroom at 7:00 p.m.

Dave Loendorf will tell us about Senior Village at SaddleBrooke, Inc., a non-profit, tax exempt corporation, whose mission is to provide simple non-medical services to help SaddleBrooke residents “age in place” and remain in their own homes as long as possible.

Barbara McClure is the Executive Director of Impact of Southern Arizona. Barbara has combined her degrees in Marketing and International Business with experience in the non-profit world to improve lives for individuals, families and seniors. She is dedicated to fulfill the mission of IMPACT, and her enthusiasm for her work is contagious.

Barbara will be talking about a new Respite Day Care program which gives caregivers time to rejuvenate to maintain the strength and patience to care for others. Barbara will explain how to pre-qualify and register your loved one for this service. Professional certified caregivers provide social, cognitive and physical stimulation for day care guests for four hours at a time.

Barbara will also discuss IMPACT’s meal programs for the homebound and social dining for seniors who are mobile and can drive.

David Loendorf is an aerospace engineer and computer science professor who volunteered to help Senior Village set up a software system and soon became involved in every aspect of Senior Village. He understands the needs of members, the organization of volunteers and the importance of community support. Most of all, he understands how Senior Village can help SaddleBrooke residents remain independent in their home as long as possible.

David received doctorate degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and in Computer Science from the University of Texas. He was a Research Engineer with the NASA Langley Research Center where he worked on Apollo 13, served as a professor at Duke University and was a staff member at Los Alamos National Labs in New Mexico.

SaddleBrooke is grateful that he has chosen to lend his considerable talent and skills to the services offered by Senior Village.

SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness is pleased to host these two talented presenters to discuss their services at 7:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom on July 23.

This is another educational opportunity brought to you by SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness that is free for all residents of SaddleBrooke. The Mesquite Grill will be open on Monday night, so you can enjoy dinner there before attending the presentation.