About us

Ryan Steinert

Owner/Agent of Your Medicare Helper

Who I Am: A Medicare insurance broker in the Verde Valley,
assisting seniors with all Medicare insurance options.

Why I Am On The Board: Assisting seniors navigating the journey of aging
has been my passion for nearly two decades.

Bonnie Shimko

CEO & Co Founder of Arizona Care Management

Who I Am: I am CEO and Co Founder of Arizona Care Management Solutions. I have a heart and a deep passion for educating seniors and professionals on options for people as they enter their senior years.

Why I Am On The Board: I have been a personal advocate for seniors for many years. I have a desire to stand in the gap for those that need help finding a solution to their needs. AZ Senior Cares Foundation has been my vision and passion during my career.

Amy Brown

Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Who I Am: Financial advisor since 2010 serving the Verde Valley.

Why I Am On The Board: Coming along beside seniors in serving them and helping prepare for the future is my passion.

Dr. Ian Livingstone

Board Certified Neurologist, VVMC

Who I Am: I am a board-certified neurologist working at Verde Valley Medical Center.

Why I Am On The Board: I enjoy assisting seniors who need help in transitioning from hospital to home or long-term care.

Paul Zienka

Branch Manager BMO Harris BanK

Who I Am: I lead a team of caring people who help others make real financial progress.

Why I Am On The Board: My life mission is to make a lasting difference to those around me. This organization is dedicated to helping those in need and making a difference for themselves and their families.

Tresa Rose Stitley

Retired Business Manager

Who I Am: A retired business manager with vast experience in non-profits.

Why I Am On: I believe no senior should have to journey through medical difficulties alone.

Senior Advocacy: A Community Effort

Ways Your Contribution Helps

As a compassionate community, we can come together to provide the necessary support for our community’s elders, allowing them to
receive the support with dignity we all deserve as we navigate the aging journey. Your donations will afford a thorough assessment to
determine the most urgent needs, empowering us to address the crises until a concrete solution is found.

Placement Options
Donation Range: $3,000 - $10,000

Assisted living expenses during the qualifying stages for Arizona Long Term Care, ensuring stability - In-home caregiver support, small-group homes, or large assisted living facilities. We partner with local professionals to find the best solution for seniors in need.

Emergency Medical Advocacy
Donation Range: $100 - $500

Often, people are alone and frightened in a medical emergency. An advocate who understands the health care delivery system is essential to help seniors and their families make decisions. Your generous donation will help families and seniors by having an advocate working with them to understand their options and make choices best for them in that medical crisis.

Medical Equipment & Supplies
Donation Range: $25 - $2500

Medical equipment is often urgently needed. Authorization through insurance companies can cause substantial delays in providing the necessary equipment. Bridging this gap until insurance pays will comfort those in need.

Medical-Related Transportation
Donation Range: $50 - $600

Transportation is a barrier for many seniors. Securing emergency transportation for a medical appointment locally or in the Phoenix area will make a difference in proper medical care.

End-of-Life Planning
Donation Range: $150 - $500

Everyone needs to have a voice through the end of life. By completing your End-of-Life planning with Power of Attorneys, someone you choose will be in place to communicate your needs and wishes.

Pet Care
Donation Range: $75 - $800

Many seniors are alone in this world except for their pets. Seniors choose not to get proper medical care for themselves for the well-being of their animals and fear of leaving them alone. We can provide short-term care to ensure the pets are well-loved while seniors get the necessary medical care.