AmeriCorps Seniors - La Paz County

AmeriCorps Seniors - La Paz County AmeriCorps Seniors engage the skills, talents & life experiences of adults, age 55+, in La Paz County. Whether retired or still working, you can serve as a Senior Companion, RSVP or Foster Grandparent volunteer.

Call 928-715-2200 for more information.

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09/05/2021
With AmeriCorps Seniors, you don’t have to stop helping the community. Call 928-715-2200 today to find an opportunity th...
08/28/2021
World War II veteran from Atlanta celebrates 100th birthday

With AmeriCorps Seniors, you don’t have to stop helping the community.
Call 928-715-2200 today to find an opportunity that’s perfect for you.

Her secret? "Keep keep busy, and when you're busy making sure you're doing that's worthwhile."

08/19/2021
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08/17/2021

Discover new opportunities. Join AmeriCorps Seniors - La Paz today! Call 928-715-2200 to find out what adventures lie ahead.

Call 928-715-2200 to get started!
08/12/2021

Call 928-715-2200 to get started!

Call 928-715-2200 to get started!

Free virtual event!
08/11/2021

Free virtual event!

Free virtual event!

Volunteer as a Foster Grandparent in local schools. Call 928-715-2200 today to learn more.
08/09/2021

Volunteer as a Foster Grandparent in local schools. Call 928-715-2200 today to learn more.

Happy first day of school!
08/01/2021

Happy first day of school!

Just a reminder that Parker Unified School
District starts the 2021-2022 school year tomorrow, August 2nd. Please be aware of additional traffic in the mornings and afternoons, and children walking to and from school. More information can be found at ParkerUSD.org Let’s all have an amazing year!

07/27/2021

Today is National Disability Independence Day! 31 years ago today, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, the most sweeping affirmation of rights for the disabled in American history at the time.
Did you know? One in five American children and adults will experience a disability in their lifetime. People with disabilities have been empowered to dream bigger and pursue their visions of the American dream.
The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the ADA through a toll-free ADA Information Line.
800-514-0301 (voice)
800-514-0383 (TTY)
Learn more at https://www.ada.gov/
#ADA31

07/27/2021

Check out some of the fun things we have going on this week at the Center!

07/27/2021

This week in the library!

Monday July 26th:

Movie Monday 12:00pm
Ages 0+
Captain Underpants in the kids room and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the teen room!
*Children under the age of 8 must have a parent/guardian present*

Baby & Me 6:00pm
Ages 0-5
Join Ms. Fenix for storytime, songs, and crafts!

Wednesday July 28th:

Dungeons and Dragons Club
Ages 14+
Come adventure with us!

Thursday July 29th:

Pancakes & Prizes!
All ages!
Join us for pancakes as we draw and announce prizes for summer reading!

07/27/2021
07/24/2021

If you live in Parker, we have great news for you! Tai Chi is back and you are invited to join the class. See all the details below and plan on attending this week!

07/24/2021

It's time for Healthy La Paz's Newsletter. WACOG is happy to share this information with our La Paz community.

07/24/2021

Are you a Caregiver and would like to be a part of a support group? WACOG is offering a virtual opportunity for you! Please see all the details of our next support group beginning on August 4th.

You need to register so don't delay - make sure you reserve your spot today!

To Register Go To: CaregiverHelp.com/WACOG

For more information contact Cat at: 928-377-4694

07/18/2021
07/09/2021

Senior Companions assist other adults to maintain their independence and dignity by providing non-medical companion services to individuals and caregivers.
Services can include running errands, phone support, taking clients to doctor's appointments, food bank/grocery store, pharmacy, etc.
We also provide respite for caregivers.

Senior Companions are part of a National Service Organization, which has a minimum age requirement of 55 to volunteer.

Eligible volunteers can earn a non taxable stipend and transportation reimbursement. Training, supplemental insurance and additional benefits are provided.

07/09/2021
AmeriCorps Seniors - La Paz County

DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT ARIZONA?

1. Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks and summits, more mountains than any one of the other Mountain States (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming).

2. All New England, plus the state of Pennsylvania would fit inside Arizona.

3. Arizona became the 48th state and last of the contiguous states on February 14, 1912.

4. Arizona's disparate climate can yield both the highest temperature across the nation and the lowest temperature across the nation in the same day.

5. There are more wilderness areas in Arizona than in the entire Midwest. Arizona alone has 90 wilderness areas, while the Midwest has 50.

6. Arizona has 26 peaks that are more than 10,000 feet in elevation.

7. Arizona has the largest contiguous stand of Ponderosa pines in the world stretching from near Flagstaff along the Mogollon Rim to the White Mountains region.

8. Yuma, Arizona is the country's highest producer of winter vegetables, especially lettuce.

9. Arizona is the 6th largest state in the nation, covering 113,909 square miles.

10. Out of all the states in the U.S., Arizona has the largest percentage of its land designated as Indian lands.

11. The Five C's of Arizona's economy are: Cattle, Copper, Citrus, Cotton, and Climate.

12. More copper is mined in Arizona than all the other states combined, and the Morenci Mine is the largest copper producer in all of North America.

13. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, two of the most prominent movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, were married on March 18, 1939, in Kingman, Arizona.

14. Covering 18,608 sq. miles, Coconino County is the second largest county by land area in the 48 contiguous United States.
(San Bernardino County in California is the largest)

15. The world's largest solar telescope is located at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Sells, Arizona..

16. Bisbee, Arizona is known as the Queen of the Copper Mines because during its mining heyday it produced nearly 25 percent of the world's copper and was the largest city in the Southwest between Saint Louis and San Francisco.

17. Billy the Kid killed his first man, Windy Cahill, in Bonita, Arizona.

18. Arizona grows enough cotton each year to make more than one pair of jeans for every person in the United States.

19. Famous labor leader and activist Cesar Chavez was born in Yuma.

20. In 1912, President William Howard Taft was ready to make Arizona a state on February 12, but it was Lincoln's birthday. The next day, the 13th, was considered bad luck so they waited until the following day. That' how Arizona became known as the Valentine State.

21. When England's famous London Bridge was replaced in the 1960s, the original was purchased, dismantled, shipped stone by stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where it still stands today.

22. Mount Lemmon, Tucson, in the Santa Catalina Mountains, is the southernmost ski resort in the United States.

23. Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch in Picacho, Arizona is the largest privately-owned ostrich ranch in the world outside South Africa.

24. If you cut down a protected species of cactus in Arizona, you could spend more than a year in prison.

25. The world's largest to-scale collection of miniature airplane models is housed at the library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.

26. The only place in the country where mail is delivered by mule is the village of Supai, located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

27. Located on Arizona's western border, Parker Dam is the deepest dam in the world at 320 feet.

28. South Mountain Park/Preserve in Phoenix is the largest municipal park in the country.

29. Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, located about 55 miles west of Phoenix, generates more electricity than any other U.S. power plant.

30. Oraibi, a Hopi village located in Navajo County, Arizona, dates back to before A.D. 1200 and is reputed to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in America.

31. Built by Del Webb in 1960, Sun City, Arizona was the first 55-plus active adult retirement community in the country.

32. Petrified wood is the official state fossil. The Petrified Forest in northeastern Arizona contains America's largest deposits of petrified wood.

33. Many of the founders of San Francisco in 1776 were Spanish colonists from Tubac, Arizona.

34. Phoenix originated in 1866 as a hay camp to supply military post Camp McDowell.

35. Rainfall averages for Arizona range from less than three inches in the deserts to more than 30 inches per year in the mountains.

36. Rising to a height of 12,643 feet, Mount Humphreys north of Flagstaff is the state's highest mountain.

37. Roadrunners are not just in cartoons! In Arizona, you'll see them running up to 17-mph away from their enemies.

38. The Saguaro cactus is the largest cactus found in the U.S. It can grow as high as a five-story building and is native to the Sonoran Desert, which stretches across southern Arizona.

39. Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, grew up on a large family ranch near Duncan, Arizona.

40. The best-preserved meteor crater in the world is located near Winslow, Arizona.

41. The average state elevation is 4,000 feet.

42. The Navajo Nation spans 27,000 square miles across the states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, but its capital is seated in Window Rock, Arizona.

43. The amount of copper utilized to make the copper dome atop Arizona's Capitol building is equivalent to the amount used in 4.8 million pennies.

44. Near Yuma, the Colorado River's elevation dips to 70 feet above sea level, making it the lowest point in the state.

45. The geographic center of Arizona is 55 miles southeast of Prescott near the community of Mayer.

46. You could pile four 1,300-foot skyscrapers on top of each other and they still would not reach the rim of the Grand Canyon.

47. The hottest temperature recorded in Arizona was 128 degrees at Lake Havasu City on June 29, 1994

48. The coldest temperature recorded in Arizona was 40 degrees below zero at Hawley Lake on January 7, 1971.

49. A saguaro cactus can store up to nine tons of water.

50. The state of Massachusetts could fit inside Maricopa County (9,922 sq. miles).

51. The westernmost battle of the Civil War was fought at Picacho Pass on April 15, 1862 near Picacho Peak in Pinal County

52. There are 11.2 million acres of National Forest in Arizona, and one-fourth of the state forested.

53. Wyatt Earp was neither the town marshal nor the sheriff in Tombstone at the time of the shoot-out at the O..K. Corral. His brother Virgil was the town marshal.

54. On June 6, 1936, the first barrel of tequila produced in the United States rolled off the production line in Nogales, Arizona.

55. The Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse desert in North America.

56. Bisbee is the Nation's Southernmost mile-high city.

57. The two largest man-made lakes in the U.S. are Lake Mead and Lake Powell, both located in Arizona.

58. The longest remaining intact section of Route 66 can be found in Arizona and runs from Seligman to Topock, a total of 157 unbroken miles.

59. The 13 stripes on the Arizona flag represent the 13 original colonies of the United States.

60. The negotiations for Geronimo's final surrender took place in Skeleton Canyon, near present day Douglas, Arizona, in 1886.

61. Prescott, Arizona is home to the world's oldest rodeo, and Payson, Arizona is home to the world's oldest continuous rodeo, both of which date back to the 1880's.

62. Kartchner Caverns, near Benson, Arizona, is a massive limestone cave with 13,000 feet of passages, two rooms as long as football fields, and one of the world's longest soda straw stalactites: measuring 21 feet 3 inches.

63. You can carry a loaded firearm on your person, no permit required.

64. Arizona has one of the lowest crime rates in the U.S.A.

Send a message to learn more.

07/07/2021
07/04/2021
07/03/2021

LISTERIA OUTBREAK

If you are aged 65 or older, pregnant, or have a weakened immune system:
• Reheat any brand of precooked chicken to 165°F
• Do not eat cold dishes with precooked chicken, such as deli chicken salad and salads with chicken sold at salad bars, deli counters, or the refrigerated sections in stores

Long-term care facilities and hospitals should also take extra precautions:
• Reheat any brand of precooked chicken to 165°F
• Do not serve cold dishes with precooked chicken, unless the chicken was reheated first before being used in the dish

Investigators are working to identify which brands of precooked chicken products are making people sick. https://bit.ly/3xdjw0r

07/03/2021

Don’t let foodborne illness spoil your holiday weekend. Visit https://1.azdhs.gov/3A2NHtc for food safety tips to make sure the food you serve is safe to eat.

Happy July La Paz!
07/01/2021

Happy July La Paz!

Happy July La Paz!

06/25/2021
06/24/2021

The Parker Community Senior Center needs Community Input!!! Please stop by the Sr. Center (1115 W. 12th Street) or swing by the Chamber office (1217 S. California Ave) and fill out their survey on ideas for some new activities/events at the Center, in addition to the great programs already in place. The new Director has already hit the ground running maintaining the day to day functions of the Center and will appreciate the ideas and support from Parker to give our Seniors and our Community the activities and events that the Center is known for.

06/24/2021
Congratulations! https://www.firstthingsfirst.org/region-stories/grace-hecht-is-the-la-paz-mohave-champion-for-young-chi...
06/22/2021
Grace Hecht is the La Paz/Mohave Champion for Young Children - First Things First

Congratulations!
https://www.firstthingsfirst.org/region-stories/grace-hecht-is-the-la-paz-mohave-champion-for-young-children/

Grace Hecht of Bullhead City has been selected as the 2021 First Things First La Paz/Mohave Region Champion for Young Children. The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer their time to raise public awareness of the importance of early childhood development and health. Champions spe...

06/21/2021
Give volunteering a try.  Serve as little as 1 day a week. Call 928-715-2200 to learn more.
06/21/2021

Give volunteering a try. Serve as little as 1 day a week. Call 928-715-2200 to learn more.

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Who Are Senior Corps Volunteers?

The Senior Corps @ NAU program offers the opportunity for adults 55 and older to serve in their community in a variety of capacities. Some of our volunteers serve in schools with high-needs students, while others serve in the homes of home bound adults that need support maintaining their independent lifestyle.

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