MHC giving away free memberships to its Senior Center

Marana Senior Center (Source:
Marana Senior Center (Source:

MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Several Marana residents will soon be awarded one year memberships to the Town of Marana Senior Center.

These complimentary memberships are made possible from the Life Time program, from MHC Healthcare, with funding from SCAN Health Plan Arizona and Desert Diamond Casino.  The memberships will be for diabetic and pre-diabetic patients who are 55 years and older, who might not otherwise be able to afford a membership to the Senior Center.

Judette Whitworth, a MHC Healthcare Ambassador who is trained as a wellness coach from the Mayo Clinic, will serve as the liaison between the seniors and the center. It was Whitworth's idea to offer the memberships, in an effort that began in the summer of 2013.

As part of the LIFE TIME program, beneficiaries receive one-year memberships for full access to the programs and services available through the Senior Center. Recipients are asked to attend four to six health education classes offered by SCAN Health Plan Arizona that explore various aspects of healthy living, and will assist them in their diabetic management.

The free memberships will begin in February and continue until January 15, 2015.

The lucky winners will be announced at the third annual MCH Healthcare Big Band Bash on January 18, there will also be food, dancing and a silent auction to benefit 'Making Smiles' a MHC Healthcare Foundation program.  For tickets go online to or call (520)797-3959.

To find out more on the Marana Senior Center go online to or call (520) 382-3435

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