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…

Enhancing Quality of Life through Volunteering

by Kelly Tolbert, Recreation Services Coordinator, Prescott Parks and Recreation Pioneer At the City of Prescott Recreation Services Department, one of our missions is to provide enhanced quality of life for our visitors and residents. We do this a variety of ways, but one that stands out is our relationship with volunteers. Overall, the department … Read More…

Relocating To A New Community?

You’ll need to find a local doctor Whether you have allergies, chronic health issues or are healthy now, it’s a smart idea to have a doctor you know and are already familiar with. First, check with your insurance to see if you are required to select a primary care physician (PCP). Look for a well-established … Read More…

Yavapai Healthy Schools Encourages Lifelong Healthy Choices

by Leslie Horton, Director, Yavapai County Community Health Services School wellness has become a buzz term and is gaining widespread attention lately as society is recognizing it takes more than just good grades to help students succeed with their future endeavors. We know schools are justifiably concerned about high-quality education and test scores, however, working … Read More…