East Valley Adult Resources: Serving Seniors

Our tour today took us to the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe, which is also the site of East Valley Adult Resources.

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Red Mountain Multigenerational Center in East Mesa.

While Mesa’s Red Mountain Multigenerational Center offers an array of services: a fitness center and programs, (Aerobics, Cycling, Kick Boxing, Zumba, Silver Sneakers, Yoga, Pilates) a gym, exercise equipment, special interest classes, climbing wall, Kids Club, youth activity center and rooms for rental, it was really the senior services that we were introduced to.

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And there are a lot of services!

There are a lot of services and activities offered every day for seniors.
Monthly services and activities are posted on the bulletin board, online and in a monthly calendar.

Just check out this month’s calendar: http://www.evadultresources.org/what_we_do/red-mountain-active-adult-center.html

Walking through the facility.
Walking through the facility.

What do they do? “East Valley Adult Resources exists to provide services to seniors and their family’s and bring change to the lives of those we serve in our community. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved. Located in the East Valley, our dynamic and diverse Active Adult Centers and community-based programs offer a variety of opportunities for older adults to remain healthy, independent, and connected to the community. Whether it’s learning a new language, finding the right exercise class, or simply sharing a meal, our ultimate goal is to be welcoming and fun!” (from the website.)

Books are cheap and many are donated again once they are read.
Books are cheap and many are donated again once they are read.
Many seniors just meet and mingle at the center.
Many seniors just meet and mingle at the center.

The mission: “East Valley Adult Resources values the experience of the generations by providing opportunities to connect, contribute and care for each other.”

Getting ready for the Silver Sneakers class. That is a really large group!
Getting ready for the Silver Sneakers class. That is a really large group!

A hot lunch is served everyday for a donation of $3. There are free health screenings, games, support groups, exercise classes, legal help, transportation, SNAP assistance and care giver support. There’s an outreach program to help seniors at home, including light housekeeping, medication reminders, Meals on Wheels, Meals While You Heal, and more! If you don’t know where to begin to access the many services, there is an outreach coordinator that will meet with you or your family. Call the center at 480-218-2221. They are there to serve local seniors!

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These ladies crochet and donate to the gift shop to raise money for the programs.
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That’s a nice stash of supplies!

Oakwood Creative Care runs an adult day care center at the west end of the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center with a drive-through drop-off. For information, go to http://www.oakwoodcreativecare.org/

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Here we each thanked Alvin G., a WWII vet, for his service to our country. He spends time during the day at the Oakwood Creative Care center.

Did you know? East Valley Adult Resources need volunteers for a variety of jobs. Do you have a few extra hours a week?

For more information on East Valley Adult Resources, visit the website at: http://www.evadultresources.org/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/East-Valley-Adult-Resources-575853075779860/timeline/

For more information on the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, visit: http://mesaaz.gov/things-to-do/red-mountain-multigenerational-center or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RedMountainCenter?fref=ts

Members of the Mesa Leadership class who attended this tour.
Members of the Mesa Leadership class who attended this tour.
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