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PGCSC introduces ‘Bridges of Care’

Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens is introducing a new program entitled “Bridges of Care.” The purpose of the program is to help address the impact that COVID-19 has had on the older adult community, 60 or older. The Arizona Division of Aging and Adult Services has received federal funds for the COVID-19 pandemic response. These funds are being distributed as a one-time allocation to support PGCSC, the local Area Agency on Aging, to increase its capacity to coordinate care transitions for clients affected by COVID-19. The term “care transitions” refers to the movement patients make between health care practitioners and settings as their condition and care needs change.

Individuals enrolled in the new program will be assigned a care transition coach for a 30-day timeframe. The coach will provide outreach and education on possible in-home and community-based resources that can help support individuals as they adjust to the changes COVID-19 has imposed on their lives. A dedicated coach will take an individualized approach with each participant on their health care journey. To find out more, contact Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens at 520-836-2758 or 800-293-9393.

Grand opening workout

One More Fitness is having a grand opening event beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday at 139 W. First St., Suite 101 in Casa Grande. A workout with pumpkins will be offered for donations going to charity. Eva’s Fine Mexican Food will cater.

PEO Chapter BP meets

The regular meeting of PEO Chapter BP will be held on Monday. The chapter will follow all safety procedures regarding COVID-19. A time for socializing, while physically distancing, will begin at 9:30 a.m. The business meeting will start at 10 a.m. This event is open to all PEO unaffiliates and winter visitors. If you need transportation or would like further information, call 712-259-1646.

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 111 E. Second St. Board members meet at 1 p.m. This is the last chance to bring in school supplies.

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Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at mstaude@pinalcentral.com.

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