From Health Care To Recreation, Eloy’s Got You Covered This Summer
by Joel G. Belloc, Mayor, City of Eloy
Spring and summer are here and if you’re lucky enough to live in Eloy, there is plenty to do. Eloy excels at providing programs for youth, adults and seniors to enjoy the season through a healthy regimen of exercise, wellness and nutrition.
Eloy’s Community Services program offers a wide range of recreational activities, beginning with the City’s “Summer Kick Off” May 18. Activities include:
- youth camps
- teen and senior activities
- special interest classes such as Zumba, dance and self-defense
- nutrition classes
- plus many other senior-oriented programs.
- For swimming enthusiasts, Eloy’s summer aquatic program offers activities from water aerobics to swim lessons and day/evening open swim sessions.
With 12 parks and three community/recreation centers, Eloy hosts special events throughout the year, including Christmas in Eloy and Fiestas Patrias.
Jones Park is the hub of Eloy’s recreation facilities. It features the Eloy Aquatic Center with two swimming pools, a splash pad, water slide, lots of shade and barbecue grills. There is also a nonsupervised skate park, and it is the home of Eloy Little League.
The Aquatic Center is open Tuesday-Sunday, from May 18 to Sept. 2. Hours vary. The facility is available for parties Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer. For more information on 2019 summer programs, contact the Eloy Community Services Department at 520-466-7351 or visit www.eloyaz.gov.
Health and Wellness
Summer is also time for colds, cuts, scrapes and heat-related ailments. Through several public and private agencies, residents can address most of their day-to-day health services right in Eloy. Health-care providers include Sun Life Family Center, Dr. Samuel Sanchez, Sun Valley Care Home and Pinal Public Health Clinic.
Sun Life Family Health Center
Sun Life Family Health Center, 205 N. Stuart Blvd., is a full-service health-care provider serving Eloy for over 36 years. The staff is dedicated to working as a team to help people achieve their best quality of life.
Sun Life provides all the services most Eloy residents will ever need. Its database of referral specialists is hard to beat. Sun Life also can draw specimens for lab work and offer prescription pick up and other pharmacy services at its facility.
Another vitally important part of the Sun Life offering includes behavioral health services, diabetes and opioid-related education and treatment. Especially important to Eloy patients is that Sun Life Family Health Center is a Joint Commission certified Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH).
Eloy Pinal County Public Health Clinic
The Pinal County Public Health Department-Eloy Clinic & WIC, 302 E. 5th St., offers a variety of services. It is the place to go for birth and health certificates, as well as the Women, Infant and Children program. It offers healthy living classes, immunizations, emergency preparedness and response information, school and youth programs and much more to benefit Eloy. Pinal County is a great partner and a critical component of our local health-care network.
Dr. Samuel Sanchez
Eloy’s newest health-care resource is Dr. Samuel Sanchez at the AZC Health Clinic, 508 N. Main St. Dr. Sanchez practices family medicine and is affiliated with several local facilities, including Banner Casa Grande Medical Group.
Although the office just recently opened, Dr. Sanchez already has a strong following. Along with his wife Alejandra, they expect to expand their facility to include an urgent care center with limited outpatient surgery services.
From summer programs, including recreation, sports, and nutrition to local health services, Eloy is committed to maintaining the well-being of its residents. This is just another way Eloy is making large strides to enhance the quality of life for both its new as well as life-long residents.