Monday, March 18, 2019

IN THE SPOTLIGHT ~ Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty, Jill Anderson, GRI, ABR, CNE

I am the real estate agent in Prescott and the Phoenix area your family can rely on to work hard for you! A REALTOR® who is familiar with the new housing developments, market conditions, property features, area schools and employment is important to finding the right home and closing your real estate transaction uninterrupted. I truly enjoy the opportunity of helping my clients experience the best possible outcome when buying or selling their home!

I can help you find the perfect house and transition to your new home seamlessly.  I would love to help you research market areas and community features, as well as prepare you for the steps required to successfully sell your home for top dollar. With more than 18 years of experience and ranked in the top 1% in Arizona, I will bring the skills and experience to navigate through any challenge. Whether you're buying, selling, investing or just doing research, you'll need an agent who understands technology, negotiating, problem solving, & market conditions and how to apply it to a successful closing.

Thank you,

Jill Anderson, GRI, ABR, CNE
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
34305 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Exceptional Service…Remarkable Results!
928-792-1242 (Prescott Office)
480.624.3458 (Fax)

Thursday, July 12, 2018

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Legal Shield & ID Shield

We are pleased to announce our newest advertiser in the 
Northern Arizona SPOTLIGHT Senior Services &
Living Options Guide


How We Got Here:    In 1969, our founder, Harland Stonecipher, had an epiphany. He found himself financially unprepared for the legal costs he incurred from an accident, even though it wasn’t his fault. From that day forward, he was determined to make sure everyone had affordable access to legal care—no matter how traumatic or trivial the situation. Thus, LegalShield was born.
Access for all:   Legal issues can be costly. Decades ago, our own founder discovered that the hard way. So we’re leveling the playing field. With affordable access to trusted legal counsel, you can focus more on the issue at hand, and less on whether you can afford it.
Worry Less, Live More:   We believe that by educating, protecting, and serving our members, we can improve their lives dramatically. With a law firm by your side, you can walk through life knowing you are protected every step of the way.
Legal Coverage without the Complexity:   In short, life can be unpredictable, and the law can be complicated. We’ve created a model for legal coverage in which you know exactly what you’re getting and precisely how much you’re paying for it. Once you sign up, you can sit back, relax, and know you’re covered by an entire law firm.
Our Mission For more than 40 years, our goal has been to take a straightforward, practical approach to legal coverage. We carried those same values through to the LegalShield process itself, laid out below in three easy steps:

Step 1: Become a Member:   Pick a plan for your family or your small business. You'll be connected with a local team of lawyers with extensive knowledge of regional laws and regulations. After you’re signed up, download the app to communicate with your firm in just a few clicks.
Step 2: Go About Your Day:   No one plans on legal trouble. But when life throws you a curveball, we can make sense of the legal complexities and help you come out on top. From estate planning and traffic violations to family law and civil litigation—no matter what trouble you run into, give your team a call. Your representative will be in touch within hours.
Step 3: Huddle With Your Lawyer:  Now it’s time to strategize. Your lawyer will review your case and discuss your options with you. It could be as simple as reviewing a document, writing a demand letter, or making a phone call on your behalf. Should the issue lead to some time in court—whether as a defendant or a plaintiff—you get at least 25% off your lawyer’s hourly rates, even if the issue started before you were a member. At the end of it all, you can breathe easy. The biggest benefit of LegalShield is knowing you have a legal team in your side. Worry less. Live more. We’ve got you covered.

LegalShield is a pioneer in providing legal plans for over 45 years. Our mission for over 45 years has been a straightforward, practical approach. In a perfect world, you’d never need a lawyer, but in an unpredictable world it helps to have a team of lawyers on your side. LegalShield has made smart legal coverage simple - in the form of accessible, affordable, full-service coverage Identity theft impacts millions of people each year.  IDShield is also protecting our members.  Criminals are using a variety of scams & hacks to collect & steal your personal information. Dark web, social and identity and credit monitoring are all part of our service. Should your identity be stolen, we offer full restoration services as part of your membership.

Contact Nancy Winters, Independent Associate  

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Top 6 Healthy Hobbies Aging Adults Should Try

Engaging in hobbies can be just as important for your senior loved one’s health as the foods he or she eats. Participating in healthy activities could enhance your loved one’s cognitive abilities and reduce the risk of depression. Here are a few healthy hobbies your loved one should consider. 

1. Gardening 

Getting out and enjoying the sunshine can provide a good source of vitamin D, which increases balance and flexibility. While working in the garden, your loved one will need to use his or her hands to operate the tools and plant the flowers, vegetables, fruits, and other items, which increases dexterity. Growing healthy items in the garden provides your loved one with good food choices that reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, and other health issues. 
Seniors who need help gardening or performing other activities should consider professional in-home care. Prescott senior care experts are available to provide high-quality care to seniors on an as-needed basis. From assistance with mobility and exercise to providing transportation to the doctor’s office and social events, there are a variety of ways professional caregivers can help your aging loved one continue to live independently.

2. Doing Yoga

If your loved one doesn’t like to exercise, encourage him or her to take up yoga as a hobby. Yoga is a fun form of exercise that relaxes the mind while providing healthy breathing techniques that can boost respiratory function. Taking up yoga could prevent your loved one from being bored and depressed, and the activities and movement involved might boost his or her mental and emotional health. 

3. Engaging in Creative Arts

Painting, taking theater, singing with a band, and writing novels or memoirs are some creative hobbies your loved one can try. Creative arts stimulate the brain and reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Many creative arts programs and activities may be available to your loved one at a discounted rate, or even for free.
Engaging in creative activities with family members and friends is just one of the many ways seniors can receive social stimulation. For families living in Prescott, Arizona, respite care can be a wonderful solution when their aging loved ones need companionship and socialization a few hours a week or just need minor assistance with daily household tasks. At Home Care Assistance, we thrive on helping seniors maintain their independence while living in the comfort of home.

4. Scrapbooking 

Scrapbooking is a fun hobby that can keep your loved one’s brain active and engaged. The mental stimulation from scrapbooking could reduce the risk of depression and boredom. Encourage your loved one to sign up for a local scrapbooking class to learn more about this hobby. Your loved one will discover new trends and ideas to use when putting together a scrapbook for him or herself. Creating a scrapbook can also stir memories. 

5. Joining Senior Sports Leagues 

Check with local leagues to see if they have sports teams your loved one would be interested in joining, such as bowling, swimming, and golf. Many organizations have leagues that take place year-round, while other groups only offer spring and summer leagues. Joining a senior sports league can provide your loved one with regular exercise and social interaction, which could boost his or her physical and mental health. 

6. Taking Cooking Classes 

Seniors who love to bake or learn new recipes should consider taking up cooking classes. Cooking is a fun way to learn new recipes while staying socially engaged. When cooking, your loved one can enhance his or her thinking skills, hand-eye coordination, and mood.
Older adults may need help making healthy lifestyle choices. If your loved one needs help maintaining healthy habits and accomplishing daily tasks, a Prescott caregiver from Home Care Assistance can help. Our caregivers are expertly trained to provide mental and social stimulation, assist with exercise, prepare nutritious meals, and much more. To schedule a free in-home consultation, call us at 928-325-2686 today.
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Friday, January 26, 2018

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Arizona Elder Care

We are pleased to announce our newest advertiser in our Northern Arizona SPOTLIGHT Senior Services & Living Options Guide

Arizona Elder Care LLC is in its 12th year of supporting seniors and their families in Northern Arizona with offices in Sedona and Prescott.
·        Arizona Elder Care has Licensed Fiduciaries offering bill pay assistance, acting as Power of Attorney, Successor Trustee or Trustee, Personal Representative, Guardian and/or Conservator.
·        We have Licensed Social Workers offering Care Management, Crisis Management,  Assessments with Recommendations for a Long Term Care Plan.
·        We have Registered Nurses offering Medication Management and oversight with medical issues.
·        Arizona Elder Care LLC also specializes in clients with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and mental health issues.

Help when you need it the most!  Let us be your Safety Net

Prescott (928) 445-6000
Sedona & the Verde Valley (928) 639-1583

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

7 Healthy New Year's Resolutions Older Adults Should Make

Many seniors enjoy celebrating the New Year, and this is the perfect time for them to plan their resolutions for the upcoming year. However, seniors sometimes get tired of the same old resolutions that have been broken in the past. Here are a few fun and healthy New Year’s resolutions your elderly loved one is sure to appreciate and find easy to achieve.

1. Try a New Healthy Food Each Week

Meal planning can become boring. Encourage your loved one to expand his or her culinary skills by making it a goal to prepare a new type of food each week. Whether adding some acai berries to a breakfast smoothie or venturing into more exotic dishes, your loved one can look forward to turning mealtimes into an adventure.
Consider hiring a professional caregiver if your loved one needs help planning meals. Aging adults who require assistance with the tasks of daily living can benefit from reliable in-home care. Prescott, AZ, families trust in Home Care Assistance to provide the high-quality care their elderly loved ones need and deserve. Our caregivers are trained to help seniors prevent and manage serious illnesses and encourage them to make healthier decisions as they age. 

2. Find a New Hiking Trail

Walking is an excellent form of exercise for seniors, but a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood may be insufficient. Help your loved one challenge new muscle groups by searching for a new hiking trail nearby. Make sure to provide your loved one with companionship until he or she knows the trail well enough to avoid getting injured or lost.

3. Contact a Long-Lost Friend

It takes courage to reach out to someone from the past, but your loved one likely has many people who will be excited to hear from him or her. Help your loved one identify a few old friends to reconnect with, and search for them on social media. Once your loved one adds these friends to his or her social connections, he or she may benefit emotionally from having new people to talk to.

4. Create a New Signature Beverage

Seniors are at high risk for experiencing the damaging effects of alcohol, and they can benefit from cutting back. If the goal is to quit drinking completely, help your loved one discover a new signature beverage that becomes his or her go-to choice. Experiment with fruit juices, herbal infusions, and non-alcoholic flavorings to find a drink that rivals your loved one’s former favorite alcoholic beverage.

5. Revive a Forgotten Passion

Over the years, your loved one may have given up on the dream to become a painter or writer. In fact, he or she may even feel sad about letting these dreams go. Remind your loved one that it is never too late to learn new things, and encourage signing up for a class that teaches skills in his or her favorite fields.

6. Join a New Social Group

Loss during the senior years often leads to isolation that affects physical and emotional health. Help your loved one socialize by finding a new group to join in the community. Whether your loved one sings in a church choir or prefers to exercise in a senior swimming class, getting out in the world promotes a greater sense of physical and mental wellbeing.
For families living in Prescott, AZ, respite care can be a wonderful solution when their aging loved ones need companionship and socialization a few hours a week or just need minor assistance with daily household tasks. At Home Care Assistance, we thrive on helping seniors maintain their independence while living in the comfort of home.

7. Adopt a Shelter Pet

Seniors who own pets enjoy perks such as lower blood pressure, and they are more likely to exercise when their dogs need to go for a walk. Adopting a pet can also make your loved one feel good about giving an animal a much-needed home. Make adopting a pet a part of your loved one’s New Year’s plans, and watch as this resolution provides ongoing health benefits over the coming years.
Hiring a professional caregiver is another way you can boost your aging loved one’s health and wellbeing in the upcoming year. Aging adults who need help around the house, transportation to medical appointments and social events, and assistance with exercise can benefit from having an in-home caregiver. Prescott seniors can enjoy greater independence and receive regular mental and social stimulation when relying on a trusted professional who is expertly trained in various aspects of senior care. To hire a professional caregiver, call Home Care Assistance at 928-771-0105 today.
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