Tagged Tucson Medical Center

JFSA groups to discuss Tucson’s opioid crisis

Nancy Johnson, left, and Tim Hartin

Two Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona affinity groups will hold a joint event next month to discuss America’s growing opioid crisis and its effects on the local community. The Tucson Maimonides Society and Tucson Cardozo Society will host two local experts on the subject. Nancy Johnson, R.N., Ph.D., the… Read more »

Tucson community generosity inspires hospital’s healing art therapy program

Lauren Rabb, left, and Jacquelyn Feller stand before “Untitled Rainbow,” donated to Tucson Medical Center by artist Bob Kray II. It hangs near TMC’s south orthopedic unit entrance. (Debe Campbell)

Healing literally surrounds you upon entering Tucson Medical Center. The largest single-story hospital in the U.S. has nearly eight miles of hallways that have transformed into an expansive art gallery through the TMC Healing Arts Program, curated by Lauren Rabb who, like many in this story, is a member… Read more »

Students seek answers in Middle East; centenarian gets encore celebration

Building Bridges spring break Sarah Cassius, finishing her junior year at George Washington University with a dual major in international affairs and geography with a concentration in sustainability, traveled on a Building Bridges trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories over spring break. The trip was sponsored by GWU’s… Read more »

Ann Stein

Ann Annette (Annie) Stein, 90, died Aug. 25, 2017. Mrs. Stein was born in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. In 1946 she married Leo Stein and they moved to Tucson. In addition to raising three sons, Mrs. Stein served as a volunteer at Tucson… Read more »

Young at heart: Saluting Tucson’s wise and vibrant centenarians

On Friday, May 5, at Tucson Medical Center’s Marshall Conference Center, the Pima County on Aging and TMC hosted their 30th annual Salute to Centenarians. Held to coincide with Older Americans Month, the event celebrates our community’s elders aged 99 and older. There were 43 such senior citizens in… Read more »

Jay Knapp

Jay Knapp, 88, died Dec. 6, 2016. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Knapp was an amateur magician and performed every week for children at Tucson Medical Center and University Medical Center for 14 years. Mr. Knapp was preceded in death by his daughter Marcia in 1978. Survivors include his… Read more »

Nutrition class at Tucson J targets seniors

Cherry Tomatoes And Salad Leaves ,Close Up

The Tucson Jewish Community Center will present a three-part Nutrition for Seniors series on Tuesdays, April 5, 12 and 19, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen. Led by Mary Atkinson, R.D., director of wellness at Tucson Medical Center and Laurie Ledford, M.S., R.D., wellness dietician at TMC, each… Read more »

Noncompetitive family triathlon planned

The Tucson Jewish Community Center and Tucson Medical Center will host their second annual family triathlon on Sunday, April 17, starting at 8 a.m. The noncompetitive triathlon is designed for children and their adult mentors or families to enjoy together.  Parents or other adult mentors can register to swim,… Read more »

Kickboxing star to keynote wellness fest

Leah Goldstein, author of "No Limits"

The Tucson Jewish Community Center and Tucson Medical Center will present the second annual Family Wellness Festival on Sunday, Oct. 18 from noon-4 p.m. at the Tucson J. Pavilions throughout the J will be organized around themes such as safety, physical activity, health and wellness, food and literacy. Exhibitors… Read more »

Handmaker, TMC to build $4.5 million dementia care center

Art Martin, CEO of Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, at the press conference announcing a $4.5 million dementia care center Handmaker wil build with Tucson Medical Center. The new facility will be located on the Handmaker campus.

Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging and Tucson Medical Center announced Wednesday that they have received a $3 million challenge grant to create a center for dementia care. Handmaker, a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, secured the $3 million grant from the Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation… Read more »