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

Pictured above (from left) is Captain Derrick Johnson
  with the Phoenix Fire Department, Ahwatukee senior
Marilyn Kreutz and Karen Young with the Ahwatukee Board of Management, showcasing the latest resource for first responders:

Learn more about this free program on
Monday, February 21st from 10 am - Noon
at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center
5001 East Cheyenne in Phoenix.

For more information on Medstats & participating locations call:
(480) 893-3502, Ext. 3.
Social Security and Medicare - How Much Do You Know?
Contributed by Angela Ashley
Allstar Financial Group
My name is Angela Ashley and I am a Licensed Medicare Specialist.  I take pride in educating seniors on the critical topics of Social Security and Medicare.

As a nurse for 18  years, I developed a passion for helping people. Working primarily with older adults, I was amazed at how many people I came across that were not aware of how Social Security and Medicare worked - until they were faced with numerous bills.

Many seniors are unsure of what they need to do to sign up for important benefits like Social Security and Medicare. Incorrect filings can cause individuals to be penalized and some plans are available at no cost - which is not always explained to seniors seeking assistance.

With the Health Care Reform going into full swing, many changes are taking place.  I will be hosting FREE educational seminars on these and other important topics: 

Medicare 101 - Are You Going to Be Penalized?
How the New Health Care Reform is Going to Affect You
How to Maximize Your Social Security

Space is limited. Please call
(480) 221-6964 today for seminar dates or more information,
or email .


Senior Advocacy Group of Ahwatukee  

Call for Sponsors and Presenters

SAGA Symposium 2013 
  Saturday, November 2nd Pecos Community Center  17010 S. 48th Street in Phoenix 
8:00 am - 2:30 pm  

 Educational Sessions on the
Latest Resources for Seniors,
Adult Children & Caregivers 
For More Information  
Call (602) 466-3333
or email
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New Company Brings Home Safety to the Valley
Home Hazard Prevention Offers Unique Services For Seniors and Families 

Nick Hansen of Home Hazard Prevention.

According to Nick Hansen, owner of  Home Hazard Prevention, his motto is "Helping Prevent Common Household Accidents."  As a professional firefighter, he says he  witnesses far too many preventable accidents that often lead to emotional, financial, and even personal ruin.

Founded in the Fall of 2012, Home Hazard Prevention works with families to create a safer, happier home environment. From advising on which type of portable fire extinguisher is right for you, to pool safety rules, fire escape plans and other hazard prevention tips- Nick's personalized consultations give seniors and families a comprehensive safety "game plan" and peace of mind.

Hansen has been a firefighter for The Town of Queen Creek Fire Department since its inception on January 1, 2008. Prior to that, he worked at Rural/Metro Fire Department. Nick is stationed at Station 411, Engine 411, C-Shift in downtown Queen Creek. He recently has completed the testing process for rank of Captain in the Fire Department.

Over the years, he has acquired a vast knowledge and many resources related to emergency scene management, accident prevention, and personal safety. During the winter and early spring of 2010, he completed in excess of 300 commercial occupancy safety inspections. This hands on experience has made him a leader in commercial and residential safety inspections and accident recognition.

To find out more about Home Hazard Prevention and its Senior Discount Plan, or to schedule a home safety assessment, call (480) 719-1551 or visit their website at  

To request Nick's free article on home safety statistics or for more information, Click Here

Event to Honor Those Who Serve and Protect 
February 19th

Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Those Wounded in Combat


The Ahwatukee Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis

Anthony Ameen
Founder of Wings for Warriors 

Clubs are hosting the 2nd Annual Service Appreciation Dinner honoring those who protect and serve our community. Honorees include Ahwatukee police and fire, representatives from Homeland Security, Luke AFB, National Guard, FBI and the American Legion.  


Keynote speaker will be Anthony Ameen, an Ahwatukee native, Desert Vista graduate and Founder of "Wings for Warriors." Ameen served as a Navy hospital corpsman and was severely injured in Afghanistan.   

Tuesday, February 19
6:00 pm  

Foothills Golf Club 

2201 E Clubhouse Drive

Phoenix, AZ   85048


Tickets are $30 per person.    


Register Now

Ameen founded the non-profit Wings for Warriors in support of combat wounded military service members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. The organization provides necessary tools, insights and resources for wounded veterans as they go through the recovery process and transition into new realities.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit wounded combat Veteran's.   


A cash bar reception will be from 6 to 6:30 PM, dinner and speaker will follow. For more information, contact Jodi Erwin at (602) 828-2527.


About the Senior Advocate  

Suzanne Jameson
Jameson & Associates 
It is now 6 years since I lost my mother. As happens so often, caregiving was provided by family members struggling with their own obligations while trying to keep someone they love comfortable and safe.


Ironically, I ended up working for a nonprofit serving the elderly and disabled shortly after my mother passed.  Little did I know about the wide variety of companies and services that exist to serve seniors - and those who care for them.


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