Tagged Sharon Arkin

Elder Rehab for memory impairment starting new session

Elder rehab program director Sharon Arkin (left) joins participant Shirley Katz on a stationary bike ride. The two are singing “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two).” (Courtesy Sharon Arkin)

Sharon Arkin, Ph.D., was honored as the Tucson Jewish Community Center Volunteer of the Year for her Elder Rehab program for those with mild to moderate memory impairment. The Fall 2016 semester of Elder Rehab begins the week of Sept. 19. Participants, who should be over age 50, are… Read more »

JCC seeks Alzheimer’s program participants

The Tucson Jewish Community Center is beginning intake for clients and volunteers for its Elder Rehab program, a 10-week program that will start in January. The program, based on a federally funded University of Arizona program and directed by psychologist Sharon Arkin, will pair memory-impaired adults with student volunteers… Read more »

Tucsonan keeps high spirits — and hair — despite cancer

Pam Bridgmon adjusts a cold cap, which reduces hair loss following chemotherapy, on Sharon Arkin. (Sheila Wilensky)

Tucsonan Sharon Arkin, 72, leads an energetic life — and she has no intention of letting cancer set any limits. After missing her annual gynecological exam and Pap smear in 2011, she went in January. An examination by her doctor discovered cancer cells, or a thickening in the walls… Read more »

Practical steps to curb Alzheimer’s symptoms

Alzheimer’s disease is a dreaded brain disease that afflicts an estimated 5 million Americans — mostly people over 65 — and half of people over 85. Feared more than cancer by most people, Alzheimer’s disease is expected to increase exponentially as the baby boomer generation swells the ranks of… Read more »