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Home Care In Scottsdale, AZ

Home Care Scottsdale, AZ

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Mother and Child - the Donkeys gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Scottsdale, AZ is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.


“Getting to know Becky and staff I have learned to trust their deep concern for the people they care for, as well as the depth of knowledge that Always Best brings with them. Their thoroughness is their hallmark!”

College B.

“Everyone at Always Best Care are so friendly and helpful. We can tell that they genuinely care about us and our needs.”

Tim P.

“I cannot say enough positive things about this company. Becky and John have been incredibly helpful in helping me and my family understand the struggles and challenges of my elderly relative. With their guidance we have been able to speak with our beloved aunt and help her understand all of her choices and chose what is best for her. It's so important to have people who really understand the ins and outs of aging in place versus aging in a community. I highly recommend calling Always Best Care Senior Services if you really want to help the elderly loved ones in your life.”

Felecia R.

“Great staff”

Jana A.

“I had a wonderful experience with this company providing home aids during a post-op recovery period of six weeks. I can't say enough about how professional, knowledgeable, friendly, courteous, punctual, responsive, skilled, discreet, and just great to have around a few hours per week during my home stay. Everything I needed done was done without question or complaining or unnecessary comments. And, with a great attitude! They were truly there to help and it was very comfortable having the aids in my home. They did so much to help my recovery go smoothly. I highly recommend Always Best Care and wouldn't hesitate to use their services again should the need arise.”

Jennifer C.

“I am a current client of this provider Always Best Care of Mesa is very easy to work with. The owner, John, made us feel very good. The caregivers themselves are extremely good, and we're very happy with them. They are very receptive and always asking what they can do to help out. They are always willing to do anything that we've asked them to do, and they're very personable when talking to my dad when he needs someone to talk to. They provide basic assistance like preparing meals, cleaning around the house, helping with my dad's hygiene, and other non-medical assistance. The agency is extremely flexible in changing schedules when needed, and very responsive whenever I have questions. They are a very good agency and I highly recommend them. Definitely consider them when looking for home care. Their rates are extremely competitive, if not the best, and their people are very professional and caring.”


“They were great . They truly care about their clients”

Charles B.

“Great people to work with. I can truly recommend them.”


“I'm a caregiver for Always Best Care. It is the best company to work for. The management team are super helpful. They greatly care for their caregivers, and clients”

Charlotte N.

“My mother’s caregiver is patient when explaining computer issues, tv issues and other technical problems that are becoming increasingly frustrating. These things are so important to Mom when she feels forgetful and disconnected from family. I am glad we found Always Best Care. They really care for their clients.”

Valerie C.

“I am a current client of this provider Always Best Care has been fantastic! Always going out of their way to meet my needs. I am in a wheelchair and tasks are hard for me. One of my caregivers even put together a nightstand for me from IKEA so that I had a place to set important items I need at night. She was great! I would recommend Always Best Care Senior Services Mesa to anyone.”


“This is Kathy, Marcy did an assessment on my brother on January 14th who is in congestive heart failure . We were concerned with what kind of living situation would be best for him She suggested a senior living center as he would benefit from having help around during his set backs. Since I live 2000 miles away I really appreciated her help. We got him placed and her records helped his new home getting him situated. Thank you Kathy”

Heather C.

“Caring, concerned, kind and always on time. Everyone was stellar and helped me care for my loved one. Top notch!”

Masha C.

“I am a past client of this provider Caring, concerned, patient, kind, and always on time. What more can a loved one want for their loved one!”


“John and his team will give you the best care and best options. They are experts and will focus on your personal needs. If you need help and care for your loved one Always Best Care truly is the best care available. Your loved one matters and John will not let you down. Their commitment and care will put your mind at ease and provide care and support for you or your family member. This is a place you can trust to give their best. Thank you for all you do.”

Mindy H.

“Always Best Care is an amazing company to work for. John and the team really care about their employees and also clients.”

Charlotte N.

“Other I use this agency to help me with my 87 year old Mother. Everytime I call, email or text them they get back with me right away. They always take good care of my Mom and show deep concern and care for my Mom. Right now I am only using them for transportation purposes but feel very safe when they come and pick up my Mom and take her to all her Doctor appointments or even when she needs to give blood they go inside with her and help her sign in. I highly recommend this agency.”


“Working for ABC Mesa puy my heart in a happy place. I felt I was appropriately paired with clients I wouldnt just get along with, but with my skills as well. I never had a client i was reluctant to go back to and I believe Trevor and John played a significant role in this.”

Morganne J.

“Great family business that cares about your loved ones and has your best interest in mind. I highly recommend Always Best Care - Mesa”

Matt W.

“I am a current client of this provider We're currently using Always Best Care of Mesa. Their caregivers are very good. They help my mom with socialization, shopping, and light housework. Their scheduling is great, we've had no problems with it, and their billing is excellent.”


“Excellent caring staff who pay attention to the details. They are particularly kind. Excellent service.”

Richard L.

“Excellent caring staff who pay attention to the details. They are particularly kind. Excellent service.”

Richard P.

“Other Excellent agency with wonderful caregivers. I recommend ABC”


“Other I was visiting my sister-in-law while one of your caregivers was providing services. She was so polite, friendly and conscientious! She communicated clearly about everything she did (areas she cleaned, cat fed) and asked several times if there was anything else my sister-in-law needed before she left. I could tell she really cared and she encouraged her to call whenever she needed anything. I felt that my sister-in-law was in good hands! Thank you for providing such high quality care. ????”


What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Scottsdale, AZ?


Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.


When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.


The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.


At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Scottsdale, AZ

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Chaparral Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care

Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local Cafe Monarch or visit Taliesin West, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Scottsdale, AZ

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Scottsdale, AZ, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your AZ's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Scottsdale, AZ understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.

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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Belmont Village Senior Living Scottsdale
  • Assisted Living of Scottsdale
  • Pinnacle Peak Assisted Living
  • Manor On Paradise - Assisted Senior Living
  • Central Scottsdale Assisted Living by MD Senior Living
  • Via Linda Assisted Living
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way


A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive


Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Scottsdale, AZ 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Phoenix metro events, things to do: March 2024

There are several events happening in the Phoenix metro area in March. Check out our list with details on locations, times, and ticket prices. Scroll to the end of the page for a list of recurring events. Past events will be removed from the page.March 25 - 31"This free musical dramatization of "Mesa Easter Pageant: Jesus the Christ" will be presented during the two weeks before Easter on the north lawn of the Mesa Arizona Temple, 455 E. Main St. in downtown Mesa. Nearly 9,500 folding chairs ...

There are several events happening in the Phoenix metro area in March. Check out our list with details on locations, times, and ticket prices. Scroll to the end of the page for a list of recurring events. Past events will be removed from the page.

March 25 - 31

"This free musical dramatization of "Mesa Easter Pageant: Jesus the Christ" will be presented during the two weeks before Easter on the north lawn of the Mesa Arizona Temple, 455 E. Main St. in downtown Mesa. Nearly 9,500 folding chairs will be set up for outdoor seating."

"Some of the breeds that have traditionally been a part of the Carousel Charity Horse Show are American Saddlebreds, Arabians, Half - Arabians, Friesians, Hackney Ponies, Morgans, Peruvian Pasos, and Road Horses. Today this show is the largest multi-breed show in the entire Southwest."

"Eggs and bunnies and beer, oh my! Blending traditional and not-so-traditional Easter activities, there is sure to be something for everyone at this event!

Join us for an egg-stravagant event featuring egg hunt zones, where little ones can hunt for colorful treasures hidden throughout the Goodyear Recreation Campus. Embark on our peep or treat trail, where surprises await around every corner and families can stroll around and grab treats from community businesses and organizations."

"Hop along our 24 Karrot Trail collecting eggs and goodies along the way. Find a "Golden Karrot" and win an egg-citing prize. Make sure to bring your basket. Trails are open to little bunnies up to nine years of age. The evening will also be hopping with crafts, amusements, live performances and egg-citement for all."

"The Expo will bring a fun and entertaining experience to families in South Phoenix and surrounding communities as we emphasize hope and recovery. Join us for a day packed with music, entertainment, food, complimentary physical and behavioral health screenings, exclusive access to various mental health organizations, vaccinations, stress management, and so much more. Bring your family and enjoy a day of wholesome fun while supporting the mission to transform lives by building healthy families and resilient communities."

"Enjoy Easter Saturday at Hunkapi Farms! This family event will include an egg hunt for children under 9 and an egg toss tournament (don't forget to wear clothes you don't mind getting a little yolkey!). Guests will get to meet Hunkapi's farm animals and even feed them!

Aioli Gourmet Burgers will be serving up their delicious food and AZ Lemonade Stand's tasty ice cold lemonade will be available for purchase. Adults get in FREE and the ticket price is per child."

"Come enjoy the City of Peoria’s 48th Annual Dolly Sanchez Easter Celebration with festive entertainment and family-friendly activities at the Peoria Sports Complex! Held annually the Saturday before Easter, this event offers something for everyone. Cottontail Lane will offer a walking path of table stations on the stadium field that children can pass through with their Easter baskets to collect goodie-filled eggs, toys, trinkets, and crafts."

"Come celebrate the best of cultural delectable cuisine to mouthwatering tastes of Tacos, Salsa & Margaritas!!! Live Music Entertainment featuring Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Dessert Favorites, Beer Stations, hot air balloon tethered rides, inflatables for kids, retail vendors and many other exciting events.

Please note, no pets allowed. Rain or shine event - no refunds."

"If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it this Easter at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Step into a world of pure imagination at our signature Easter Brunch, where our team of culinary artisans, akin to Wonka's magical crew, truly are music makers, and the dreamers of the dreams. Enjoy a full presentation of the finest chocolate creations, tantalizing confectionary delights and a delectable spread of dishes from Bourbon Steak, Toro Latin Restaurant, La Hacienda and Ironwood American Kitchen. Join in on all of the candy-colored fun with Easter egg hunts, custom-made Easter baskets available for order and fun for the entire family. Secure your golden ticket to your family’s most unforgettable Easter yet, only at the Princess."

Recurring events

"Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s invites families to celebrate Spring by offering free photos with the Easter Bunny at all retail locations. Families are encouraged to make a free advanced reservation online to receive a free, studio-quality 4x6 color photo. Photo package upgrades will also be available. Stores will offer free foam bunny picture frames and giveaways for participants, while supplies last."

"Join us every Friday evening in March at 7PM on our beautiful Center Lawn for the ultimate Spring Movies in the Park event series.

The Queen's Corn will be at select showings, selling their delicious freshly popped kettle corn, with a portion of sales being donated to support the American Red Cross.

*Please bring your chairs or blankets. Leashed furry friends are welcome.

See you there for a night of movies under the stars!"

"Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot! Take a stroll through the colorful Village of Fairhaven where history comes alive with non-stop, day-long, immersive and interactive entertainments like no place else! Shop an abundance of arts and crafts in the village open-air Artisan Market!

Adventure awaits with games and rides, valiant jousting knights on horseback, majestic falconry, beautiful mermaids and fairies, friendly dragons, delicious feasting, and so much more! Come one, come all for a non-stop, day-long family adventure!"

"The Downtown Chandler Farmers Market features dozens of local farmers, gourmet food vendors and artisans. The Market happens every Saturday in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West and runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come down, shop around and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the Downtown. We have something for the whole family!"

Main Season: Saturdays (3rd Sat in Oct - 2nd Sat in May): 8am to 1pm

Summer Season: Saturdays (3rd Sat in May - 2nd Sat in Oct): 7:30am to 11:30 am

"Former Major League pitcher Randy Johnson's new photography exhibition, coinciding with the 2024 Spring Training season, showcases images from his travels."

"The SGA’s Gold Palette ArtWalks are offered throughout the year in addition to the SGA’s weekly Thursday evening ArtWalks and feature extended gallery hours, special activities and experiences for attendees such as complimentary wine tasting and/or small bites, and live music and entertainment that align with each event’s theme. (Please note, dates and themes are subject to change.)"

"The rooftop event will feature live music from Scottsdale's hottest performers, along with exclusive happy hour specials & promotions. Sip on handcrafted cocktails, indulge in delicious bites, and savor the flavors of the evening as the sun sets over the city!"

"Every Third Thursday 4-8pm - Located at Main & Macdonald in Downtown Mesa, AZ. A variety of local vendors specializing in fresh grocery products, tasty hot food, artisan goods, and so much more! Including live music and demonstrations every market!"

Phoenix-area strip clubs accused of drugging customers, defrauding them of $1.1 million

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (AZFamily) — More than a dozen people are suing a group of strip clubs in Tempe and Scottsdale, claiming they were drugged and their credit cards were used to make unauthorized purchases totaling more than $1 million.Nearly 20 people have filed a class action lawsuit against several companies that own Skin Cabaret and Bones Cabaret in Scottsdale and Dream Palace in Tempe. All three are “sister clubs” located on Scottsdale Road.The first part of the lawsuit was filed in December on behalf ...

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (AZFamily) — More than a dozen people are suing a group of strip clubs in Tempe and Scottsdale, claiming they were drugged and their credit cards were used to make unauthorized purchases totaling more than $1 million.

Nearly 20 people have filed a class action lawsuit against several companies that own Skin Cabaret and Bones Cabaret in Scottsdale and Dream Palace in Tempe. All three are “sister clubs” located on Scottsdale Road.

The first part of the lawsuit was filed in December on behalf of 15 people, while another man was added to the lawsuit on Feb. 13.

Court documents claim the companies were behind a scheme where the customers were drugged, and then their wallets and cellphones were stolen. While the alleged victims were passed out, photos were taken of them and their signatures were forged on credit card charges, the lawsuit said.

The incidents happened between October 2021 and Nov. 16, 2023, at the three clubs. All the men alleged cash was stolen from them, and at least one fingerprint used for a contract was someone else’s.

One alleged victim said he went to Skin Cabaret on Feb. 10, 2022, and that he paid for drinks and a private dance, totaling $6,300 for one charge, $4,800 for another and nothing else. He claims the drinks were “tainted with something” that caused him to black out.

He believes a dancer rolled his fingerprint and forced him to sign a document, which led to unauthorized charges of $187,600 to his American Express card. The alleged victim said the signatures and initials for the payments weren’t his.

Another man said he went to Bone Cabaret on Nov. 20, 2021, and admits he paid $170 for a private room and $4,000 for dances but never approved charges totaling $58,820. He claims he was drugged and said someone else signed credit card receipts for tipping the hostess $6,000 or paying someone $8,550.

The alleged victim said staff forced him to stand to have his photograph taken holding a clipboard so the charges would be approved.

The lawsuit claims another man was secretly drugged at Bones Cabaret and was taken to a private back room in March 2022. His two friends reportedly tried to get him out, but the staff wouldn’t let them.

The man claims employees forged his signature and initials and placed his thumb on multiple receipts, charging his credit card under the guise of “tips.” He came to and found out he had unauthorized credit card charges totaling $109,764, the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit laid out similar incidents, where men say they were drugged and staff approved credit card charges for them, showing a pattern for the alleged scheme.

The documents said the men didn’t know each other.

The men are asking for a jury trial and want their money back from the clubs, plus punitive damages.

The law firm of Wilenchik and Bartness, the attorneys representing the companies, sent Arizona’s Family a statement on Wednesday denying any wrongdoing. They claim all services were signed for, and the credit card companies upheld the charges.

“The suggestion that someone guided the Plaintiffs’ hands in signing for each service is simply ludicrous,” Dennis Wilenchick said in an emailed statement. “No bouncers prevented their exit. There are no hard doors preventing anyone from leaving. In short, this is no different than going into a casino to gamble, losing money and demanding its return, only worse. The Plaintiffs received what they bargained for and did not complain to our client about any of it while they were receiving the benefits of what they sought.”

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Delta Dental of Arizona moves headquarters to Scottsdale

Delta Dental of Arizona (Delta Dental), a health and wellness company providing affordable dental and vision benefits to individuals, families and businesses throughout the state, announced its plans to relocate its headquarters to 14850 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 400, on the southwest corner of Greenway Pkwy. and Scottsdale Road. The 13,400-square-foot space is designed with flexibility and innovation in mind. Delta Dental expects to move from its current location at 5656 W. Talavi Blvd. in Glendale in May 2024.LEARN MORE: ...

Delta Dental of Arizona (Delta Dental), a health and wellness company providing affordable dental and vision benefits to individuals, families and businesses throughout the state, announced its plans to relocate its headquarters to 14850 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 400, on the southwest corner of Greenway Pkwy. and Scottsdale Road. The 13,400-square-foot space is designed with flexibility and innovation in mind. Delta Dental expects to move from its current location at 5656 W. Talavi Blvd. in Glendale in May 2024.

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“This move means more than a simple change of zip code. As we continue our transformation from a single-line insurance company to a multi-line health and wellness company, it is critical to have a physical presence where other such organizations reside,” said Michael Jones, president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Arizona.

In addition, according to Jones, the move was made with Delta Dental of Arizona team members, current and future, in mind.

“It was also a priority to adapt our layout to modern work practices. As a result, our new space is designed for greater efficiency and collaboration,” said Jones, noting the smaller-by-design office will also greatly reduce the company’s environmental footprint.

The new suite features fewer traditional offices and more meeting spaces, from conference rooms to huddle zones, to fit the team members’ varied needs. The design also provides a central hub for gatherings and connections.

“It is also outfitted with state-of-the-art technology that will make working and sharing information among team members seamless, driving more efficiencies in how we support our customers, members, providers, and brokers,” said Jones.

The move is the latest in a series of major announcements from the health and wellness company.

In recent weeks, Delta Dental of Arizona announced that effective April 1, 2024, most plans will give children and adults with special health care needs access to increased benefits, including additional dental visits to increase patient and caregiver comfort and set treatment expectations; up to four dental cleanings in a benefit year; extra chair time for treatment delivery modifications necessary to accommodate patients with sensory sensitivities, behavioral challenges or other barriers to treatment; and use of anesthesia to provide dental care, which may include up to four units of anesthesia, when necessary.

In March, Delta Dental announced a groundbreaking partnership with The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix to create Arizona’s first-ever Oral Health In Medicine Initiative (OHMI). The partnership – made through a $850,000 investment by the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation – will increase oral health education for all medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and is expected to launch in the 2024-2025 academic year, which commences in July. It is estimated that upon completion of the program, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix graduates will be able to make a positive impact on up to 180,000 patients per class, per year.

Delta Dental of Arizona also kicked off 2024 by awarding grants to 39 non-profit organizations that work with underserved populations of all ages through oral health and nutritional programs.

Scottsdale Stadium 7408 E. Osborn Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Terry Lee Swartz, 64, formerly of Pittsburg, KS and resident of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2024.Terry was born October 4th, 1959 in Salinas, CA to Charles and Betty Swartz. His family later moved to Pittsburg, Kansas, where he grew up. Even though he spent most of his adult years in Arizona, Pittsburg, Kansas always held a special place in heart.Terry was united in marriage to Julie Alquist on November 16, 1990. They resided in Scottsdale, AZ. They went on to have two kids, Carly and Charlie, joining his firs...

Terry Lee Swartz, 64, formerly of Pittsburg, KS and resident of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2024.

Terry was born October 4th, 1959 in Salinas, CA to Charles and Betty Swartz. His family later moved to Pittsburg, Kansas, where he grew up. Even though he spent most of his adult years in Arizona, Pittsburg, Kansas always held a special place in heart.

Terry was united in marriage to Julie Alquist on November 16, 1990. They resided in Scottsdale, AZ. They went on to have two kids, Carly and Charlie, joining his first son, Chris. They enjoyed a life surrounded by family and friends. Terry, often known as T or Swartzy, loved anything that included making great memories with great people. Terry could often be found enjoying any athletic events, live music, any outdoor activities, often with a cold drink in his hand. He always found a way to meet people where they were and fostered a love for building relationships with them. It is safe to say that Terry never met a stranger!

Terry was an accomplished athlete at Pittsburg High School, Johnson County Community College (Where many of his records still stand), and Missouri Southern State University. His love for sports advanced his life to working in sports marketing at Bowlus Sporting Goods, Russell Athletics, and Nike. His many years spent with his Nike family introduced him to people around the country and gave him many amazing experiences.

Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Betty Swartz; sister, Janet Swartz, brother Kelly Swartz.

Survivors include: His love Julie Swartz of Scottsdale, AZ, son Chris and wife Casey Swartz of Girard, KS, daughter, Carly and husband Sergio Castro of Phoenix, AZ, and son Charles Swartz of Scottsdale, AZ. Brothers; Bill Swartz of Chattanooga, TN and Jerry and wife Barbara Swartz of Jeffersonville, IN.

Grandchildren: Cait, Collins, Cooper Swartz and Aaliyah and Mia Castro.

Celebration of Life will be April 2nd (3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Scottsdale Stadium

7408 E. Osborn Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Park at Civic Center garage and enter at home plate front entrance.

It will be an outdoor service in Arizona, please dress accordingly. There is no dress code but Nikes are welcome and encouraged, “Just Do It”.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to JDRF- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. PO Box 5021, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5021

In memory of Terry Swartz

Published in The Arizona Republic

'One and only deadly mistake': Family says fentanyl claimed Scottsdale teen's life

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Fentanyl-related deaths are continuing to climb across Maricopa County, and a family says one of the drug's latest victims was a 17-year-old Scottsdale boy.The family says people who knowingly sell fentanyl-laced pills to minors and hide behind social media need to be held responsible.Family says fentanyl claimed Scottsdale teen's lifeThe Arizona Department of Health Servi...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Fentanyl-related deaths are continuing to climb across Maricopa County, and a family says one of the drug's latest victims was a 17-year-old Scottsdale boy.

The family says people who knowingly sell fentanyl-laced pills to minors and hide behind social media need to be held responsible.

Family says fentanyl claimed Scottsdale teen's life

The Arizona Department of Health Services says fentanyl has overtaken methamphetamine as the deadliest drug in Arizona.

It's leaving behind mourning families, like the Ayala family, who say their 17-year-old son was not a drug user but decided to trust the wrong person.

He took a pill, not knowing what was in it. That pill ended his life.

"If we sit there and think that it's not going to happen to us, we did everything possible," Gustavo Ayala said.

He's a father of five and says his 17-year-old son Noah, an AP student and football player who loved coaching young kids, died after taking one pill.

"Unfortunately, it was the one and only deadly mistake," Ayala said. "We’ve got to stop being naive, drugs are being poured into our country. In ten years, there's going to be something worse."

Ayala says music and social media carry heavy influences, especially on teens. His son's primary form of communication was the social media app Snapchat.

"That's kind of a cause for concern because drug dealers are using Snapchat, putting a location, saying, ‘Here I am and this is what I got.’ People will come and pick it up and then it erases," Noah's father said.

He says his son had no idea what was really in that pill.

Groups like Terros Health offer free fentanyl test kits to prevent more deaths like Noah's.

"What is inside the drug, test it to see what is in it. Tells you if it is positive for fentanyl," said Dave Schad, an emergency management specialist with Terros Health.

Vending machines are stocked with both the test kits and Narcan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nasal spray can reverse an overdose of opioids.

"The more Narcan we can get in the hands of people, the more lives we can save," Schad said.

The Ayala family wants Narcan to be in all schools, homes and restaurants, to counteract the carelessness of drug dealers.

"And all they're looking for is to make, what 20 bucks? My son's life is not worth $20," the grieving father said.

The Maricopa County Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Jeff Johnston, says 60% of all drug-related deaths in the Phoenix area involve fentanyl.

Free test kits and Narcan are offered in vending machines at Terros Health locations.



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