Success Matters

Managing Life’s Aches and Pains

Lifestyle practices and pain management strategies, such as exercise, postural adjustments, meditation and relaxation techniques, stretching, and modalities like heat and ice, have all been shown to reduce pain and improve one’s ability to comfortably participate in daily activities.

Do Not Resuscitate Form

Of all the health care paperwork that comes our way, nothing is more controversial (and misunderstood) than the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) form, also known as the “orange sheet”. This sheet is labeled as a “Prehospital Medical Care Directive,” which means you are giving your instructions for care that happens before you are in the hospital.

Behind The Curtain

Mark your calendars for a special series of presentations and discussions coming to you Tuesday afternoons, starting July 16th, at 11:00AM in the Agelink Great Room.

To Your Credit

Understanding your credit report is no easy task. The three credit reporting agencies, TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax, are private businesses that hold our financial histories in their hands. Every credit

Money Matters

Ever wonder how all the pieces of your financial puzzle fit together? Join us Friday, March 22nd at 1:00PM in the Agelink Great Room (AGR) for an informational panel to


DID YOU HEAR: New Hearing Loop System and the Importance of Addressing Hearing Loss Many of you may have noticed the signs in recent days announcing that a new audio

Healthy Holidays

The holidays are often a time of joyful experiences, but they can also bring about unique health challenges. During the season of giving, it’s still important to take care of

Driver’s Ed

Car ownership is less tied to independence than it used to be. The rideshare economy, which makes transportation available around the clock at a moment’s notice, has changed this relationship,

Easing Arthritis Pain

According to, arthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide, but there are a variety of approaches to minimize the effects.  Recently, NAU occupational therapy instructor and

Are You ALTCS Curious?

The Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) is designed to help people pay for long term care. Part of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS (pronounced “access”), ALTCS

Hand Arthritis workshop

Have you ever realized how important your thumbs are in your everyday life? Join us for a FREE Hand Arthritis Workshop. Try out simple gadgets and practice techniques to reduce

Falls Prevention at Beatitudes

Success Matters is holding a summer session of the SAFER Stepping falls prevention program, which is not offered anywhere else in the country. The SAFER Stepping acronym stands for Surefooted

Behind the Curtain: Setting The Stage For Success

Mark your calendars for a special series of presentations and discussions coming to you Tuesday afternoons, starting June 5th, at 2:00PM in the Agelink Great Room (AGR). Sponsored by the Health and Wellness Committee, this five-part series examines situations and solutions that arise when living and working in a Life Plan Community such as Beatitudes Campus. It results from months of planning and collaboration among staff from Resident Services, Success Matters, and Comfort Matters.

Just A Phone Call Away

February is National Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month, and many residents here experience low vision in various forms. While many have macular degeneration, which causes loss

Walker Wellness Workshop

Most older adults wisely adopt the use of a walker when they feel that their strength, balance or energy levels do not permit them to walk as safely and steadily

Going Places

One of the toughest decisions that older adults make is to give up driving. Cars mean independence. However, younger generations are finding they may not be so eager to buy a car. There may be economic reasons for this, but there are also new technological developments that let people of all ages get where they want to go without the full cost of owning a car.