You Can Take Preventive Action Against Falls

by Leslie Horton, Director, Yavapai County Community Health Services According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in four adults age 65 and older report falling each year. Falling is a traumatic event and can result in broken bones, head injuries and even death. Death rates related to falls are increasing nationally, … Read More…

Benefits of Hiking and Outdoor Activities Multiply in the Winter

by Kelly Tolbert, Recreation Services Coordinator, Prescott Parks and Recreation Fewer hours of sunlight and overall cooler temperatures may tempt one to take their exercise regimen indoors during the winter months. However, Prescott’s relatively mild climate allows for year-round outdoor recreation opportunities that attract many residents and visitors to the area. Combined with the Prescott … Read More…

Howard’s Hero Inspires Hope at Humane Society

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society In September, I was blessed to meet a woman who has touched a lot of us at Yavapai Humane Society, but she especially touched one special little guy named Howard, who had been looking for his furever home for too long. Nicole Luck contacted me through Facebook, … Read More…

Are the Toys You Buy Safe for Little Ears?

by Michele Michaels Kids love to play with toys, especially ones that make noise. Since noise is the number one cause of hearing loss, and nearly 15 percent of school-age children have some degree of hearing loss, it is important to be careful around loud toys. Too much noise can increase fatigue, decrease a child’s … Read More…

Stay Healthy and Free of the Flu This Winter

by Leslie Horton, Director of Yavapai County Community Health Services When flu season strikes and it affects one member of your family, it often spreads like wildfire to the other members of the family if they are not vaccinated against it. This can mean a week or more of missed school for children, missed work … Read More…

Adult Day Center Provides a Good Day For All!

by Melody Thomas-Morgan, Community Liaison, Adult Care Services The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center has been called many things: “a lifesaver,” a “gem,” or “…the best thing that ever happened to us.” It is all of these things and much more! Since 1982, the Center, a medical-model adult-day program, has served adults throughout the … Read More…

Legalizing Marijuana: The Failed Experiment

by Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney Marijuana legalization is a failed experiment. There is no good reason for Arizona to follow others over that cliff. In 2010, Arizonans voted to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Now, the marijuana industry is asking you to let them sell their “medicine” for recreational use. Medicine … Read More…

“Project Hero”, A Cycling Program at Northern Arizona VA Health Care System – Helping Veterans & First Responders

by Mary Dillinger, Public Affairs Officer, NAVAHCS Prescott is the HUB for Project Hero Arizona. In fact, Prescott is the only location in Arizona with a Project Hero Program. Project Hero is a cycling group for Veterans and First Responders. Originally founded in 2008, it is a groundbreaking national non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans … Read More…