Special Presentations

January 2022        Pre-registration is Required

Thursday, January 20th - Tried and True Trips: Canadian Rockies, Croatia, Spain & Portugal

presented by Jan Thompson at 2:00 p.m.

Jan will present 3 trips that she can personally vouch for as "favorites" because, she's done them all! Enjoy the beauty of the Adriatic coastline in Croatia, the magnificence of the Canadian Rockies, and the rich multicultural history of Southern Spain and Portugal.  ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Jan Thompson, pianist, earned the rank of ASU Professor Emerita after a distinguished 35-year career in the School of Music. She enjoys doing presentations on behalf of Grand Circle/Overseas Adventure Travel—a retirement career which combines her love of international travel, teaching, and meeting interesting people. FREE for Community Center members or $5.00 for non-members. 

Monday, January 24th - Spinal Health

presented by Dr. Chris Condon at 2:00 p.m.

How can we live with improved balance, strength, coordination and posture at any age? We start by evaluating what is not working and then taking action steps to live better. My focus is wellness and not the treatment of sickness or disease with special emphasis on maintaining healthy posture, mobility, and balance through better spinal hygiene. This presentation will teach the “Why” behind spinal hygiene practices that will help attendees avoid unnecessary disability and decay.  ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Christopher R. Condon is a chiropractic physician and has practiced very successfully for over twenty years in the greater Boston area. He specializes in corrective care and has helped thousands of patients achieve relief from chronic pain syndromes and their related spinal distortions. Patients from around the world have visited his offices to gain relief. Dr. Condon has cared for all age groups from newborns to the elderly and has been sought after by professional athletes and musicians. FREE for Community Center members or $5.00 for non-members. 

Thursday, January 27th - Caring Options

presented by Linda Miller & Ashley Creps at 2:00 p.m.

Linda Miller and Ashley Creps, the owners of Caring Options will share their insight in this educational presentation about Senior Living Options in Arizona. They have over thirty years experience in geriatric healthcare. With hundreds of places to choose from, how do you know which one is going to be the best fit? Linda and Ashley will explain each type of facility, the cost, and how to pay for senior living. FREE for Community Center members or $5.00 for non-members.  

Monday, January 31st - Tech Time w/Mark, Stay in Your Home Longer with Automation

presented by Mark Arnold at 2 p.m.

More and more, today’s seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. In this presentation, Mark will explore what is possible with the help of home automation and some simple, inexpensive ways to get started. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Mark Arnold is “The Computer Geek to English Translator!” He specializes in computers and other technology for seniors. As a former Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, and a former Special Ed teacher, he combines his unique background in computers and education to help his clients navigate through the maze of today’s technology in a style that is simple and easy to understand. FREE for Community Center members or $5.00 for non-members.   

Monday, January 31st - 3 Myths in Nutrition

presented by Patti Milligan, PhD, RD, CNS at 3 p.m.

Learn about what is new in nutrition to help you feel vital, resilient and to feel your best. Patti Milligan will give you actionable strategies for what you eat and drink that can make a difference. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Fountain Hills resident Patti Milligan has been in the nutrition field for nearly 40 years. Working in clinical nutrition, integrative medicine and natural foods, Patti brings a unique blend of clinical, educational, holistic, consumer, and PR experience. Her work and passion in the field of Neuroscience of Taste has led her to the field of saliva research and exploring the “why” behind the foods we like. FREE for Community Center members or $5.00 for non-members.