The Senior Advocate
For Older Adults and Those Who Care For Them  
February 2013 Edition

Melanie Albert, Experience Nutrition
International Health Coach and Founder of Experience Nutrition, Melanie Albert is also a consultant to renowned holistic physician, Dr. Andrew Weil. She teaches cooking classes and educational programs on nutrition at locations around the Valley.  
The Voice: 
Bringing Hope to Stroke and Parkinson's Patients
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Beth Lawrence, Viva Le Voice
Beth Lawrence, Founder of Viva La Voice

As a renowned singer and vocal expert, Phoenix resident Beth Lawrence has performed and written music around the world, entertained with major celebrities and has produced 12 award winning CD's. Along the way, she discovered a critical need for vocal training for individuals suffering from serious medical conditions.

The Lawrence Vocal System helps to restore impaired voices and works to renew and promote healthy, powerful communication skills in stroke and Parkinson's patients.

According to Lawrence, "Vocal and Music Therapy helps individuals regain their confidence and enthusiasm." The social aspect of group sessions is also a powerful benefit for seniors who may be living in isolation. 

Along with private and group vocal lessons, she teaches "Singing for Health" classes and develops and facilitates corporate educational and team-building workshops. She also coaches professionals on how to improve their presentation skills.

For more information, interested parties can call Lawrence at (800) 567-1718, contact her via Email or visit the Website. Online course are also available. 


Angela Ashley, Medicare Specialist
Angela Ashley
Licensed Medicare Specialist
Allstar Financial Group.

"Turning 65 and Confused What to Do?"


Thursday, February 28

9:00 am

10429 S. 51th Street,  

Suite 202

Phoenix, AZ  85044


by AllStar
 Financial Group 
Free to the Public
For the full event calendar or to RSVP
(480) 221-6964

Ahwatukee Community Network Meeting
Forum on the Sandy Hook Tragedy & School Violence  
Tuesday, March 19th 
3-4:30 pm 
Mountain Park Senior Living
4475 E. Knox Road
Phoenix, AZ  85044
Open to the Public
For information
Call  (602) 541-7440

Call for Presenters/Sponsors 
Senior Advocacy Group of Ahwatukee (SAGA)
Symposium 2013
Education and Resources for Seniors and Adult Children

November 2, 2013
Pecos Community Center
17010 S. 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048

Food for Thought
(And Quality of Life)
Experience Nutrition Teaching Older Adults Healthy Tips for Optimal Health
Melanie Albert
In addition to her busy class schedule, Albert provides "one on one" nutritional coaching to
retired Arizona Cardinal's players.

According to Melanie Albert, sound nutrition and healthy cooking is a "must" for seniors in order to improve digestion, boost energy and the immune system and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even dementia.

In addition to
her role as International
Health Coach for The Institute of Integrative Nutrition TM and consultant to health "guru" Andrew Weil, MD, Melanie was the Official Wellness Partner for Retired NFL Alumni in 2011. She has been helping people of all ages to improve their quality of life for over a decade.

Melanie's Top Three Healthy Eating Tips
for Seniors

1) Eat whole foods which are simply prepared.
2) Hydrate with water, green tea and coconut water.
3) Enjoy shopping, preparing and eating meals with your family and friends.

Albert is available for speaking engagements and teaches cooking classes at various locations around Phoenix and for private groups. You can "Experience Nutrition" on:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6-7:30 pm
Whole Foods
2955 West Ray Road

Chandler, AZ  85224

For more information and the event schedule, visit her Website, contact her via Email or follow her on Facebook for easy tips and recipes.

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Use My Guy Services a "Labor of Love" for Valley Couple 
Award-Winning Handyman Service is a Triumph for Owners after Lay-Off

Like so many in today's turbulent economy, John Bunyard was laid-off from his contracting job in 2009.


With 7 children and a tough job market, John and wife Connie decided to follow their "passion" and founded Use My Guy Services in 2010.  Created on the concept of "excellent work at a fair price," the home repair company, headquartered in Queen Creek, is now servicing happy customers throughout the Valley.      


With a growing list of clients and family members (their son recently wed), Use My Guy Services is providing quality remodeling and handyman services throughout the Valley including home safety modifications to Seniors and those with disabilities.   


John and Connie Bunyard, Owners of Use My Guy Services
John and Connie Bunyard
Use My Guy Services

The couple celebrated their 31st Wedding Anniversary this past December and was recently recognized as the "Emerging Business of the Year" by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Queen Creek.

According to Connie, Use My Guy  "turns your honey-do list into a honey-done list."

To schedule service or for more information, call (602) 316-9187, Email or visit their Website
You can also TEXT:
usemyguy to 90210

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About the Senior Advocate  
The Senior Advocate Newsletter was created to help seniors, caregivers and families locate important local resources and events and to promote worthy small businesses in our community.

Special Note: Please take a moment to visit the website of Wounded Warriors This local nonprofit was started by Anthony Ameen, a Phoenix native and military veteran gravely injured in Afghanistan. His innovative program is helping wounded combat veterans across the county. 

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