Patagonia Youth Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The Patagonia Youth Enrichment Center celebrated its first anniversary with a big open house. There are lots of signs around this indoor and outdoor space, but this one in the garden area stood out for its size, color, and message.

Conference on Aging

SEAGO Area Agency on Aging will hold the Region 6 Conference on Aging “Respecting our Aging in 2015” on Saturday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In partner with the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the conference will feature Terri Waldman, Director of Geropsych at Tucson Medical Center, presenting “Alzheimer’s Behaviors and Communication” and Kelly Raach, Southern Arizona Regional Director for the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter, presenting “Alzheimer’s; The Basics”. The afternoon agenda includes brief presentations from the SEAGO Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman, Matter of Balance/Healthy Living, and the SHIP/SMP program coordinators, with a lively panel discussion at the end of the day.

The focus groups for our conference will be caseworkers, caregivers, their families, and the general public. An invitation has been extended to groups and organizations in all four counties of our region so space will be limited. There is no registration fee for this conference but we are asking that organizations wishing to set up an information table bring a door prize for our participants.

We will list all participating organizations in our conference program.

To register for this conference, go to

Patagonia Visitors Center Featured on NPR

Patagonia’s new Visitor Center was recently featured on National Public Radio through Arizona Public Media. In the short segment, reporter/producer Tony Paniagua interviewed PRT coeditor Ann Katzenbach, who talked about the way that the center has become a hub for information and noted that by recording the number of visitors who come in with questions, and inquiring as to where they are visiting from, the center has established just how many people come to Patagonia as tourists—from all parts of the United States and abroad. The segment can be found online at