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Why RISE - Rio Salado Education

Want to learn to paint with watercolors? Have you been curious about acupuncture or ancient middle eastern goddesses? Maybe you want to write the next great American novel. These choices and 350 more are yours for only $65 per year. Join in the excitement at RISE where we offer classes from Tai Chi to Car Repairs. There’s something special happening at RISE. Come be a part of it!


MAY 29

Rise/Rio Closed Memorial Day Holiday

01:00 AM


Rise/Rio Closed Every Friday In July And August

12:00 AM


Rise/Rio Closed Independence Day

12:00 PM


Rise Closed The Month Of August

12:00 AM


Rise/Rio Closed Labor Day Holiday

12:00 AM


SUMMER semester begins on June 5th

Did you Know ... with your RISE membership you get 500+ FREE online, instructor-let classes through Universal Class.  Check your Summer 2017 Catalog for more information.


!!!Additions to the RISE Summer Semester 2017 Catalog!!!

Faiths of the World (SS) #417     (Second session added) (page 25 in the catalog)
Presenter:  John Hartnedy, M.T.S.
Tuesday & Thursday, 1 p.m., July 11 & 13

Summer Solstice Acupuncture—Time of Joy, Laughter, and Matters of the Heart #455
Presenter:  Patricia Martin
Wednesday, 1 p.m., June 7

Summer solstice is approaching, the time of joy, laughter, matters of the heart, and the health of the heart itself; so it is said in the world of acupuncture and Asian medicine.  The heart’s paired organ is the small intestine.  Its job, physically and emotionally, is to sort through all that is important...for your health, joy, and, lo and behold, matters of the heart.  We’ll discuss how you can improve your sorting abilities to enhance your Fire season.  Join me to find your personal prescription with which to add delight and wonder to your life.

Medicare Basics--How to understand your plan and
maximize your coverage #450       
Presenter: Marcus Moran
Wednesday, 1 p.m., June 7

Summer is a great time to learn about Medicare, being prepared for the Annual Election Period (Oct 15th - Dec 7th) is always on the to-do list, so let’s get to that now! This class will explore general Medicare concepts, including Part D plans and how to plan using the right Medicare choice for you! Having this healthcare piece of your retirement puzzle solved will make other planning decisions fall into place. Let us provide you with the Medicare Crib Notes for any test that might come along!

Long Term Care: The Elephant in the Room--How to
protect your investments and provide peace of mind #451
Presenter:  Marcus Moran

Tuesday, 10 a.m., June 20
Don’t mind the long term care elephant sitting in my living room . . . I’ve been hoping it will go away if I ignore it. It’s a problem that I don’t want to face, let alone consider. I know it must be expensive but will I even use it? My family would certainly help, I think. I SHOULD be fine! While most people fear the “what if”, very few actually plan for it.
Let this course answer questions on the topic of Long Term Care using some basic educational tools to determine how your situation can best be protected. Remember, not everyone needs additional insurance, sometimes you just need to allocate what you already have properly. When we are finished, the elephant will be gone! You will be empowered to make decisions!

Life Insurance Basics--How does this fit into your
retirement portfolio?  #452                   
Presenter:  Marcus Moran
Thursday, 1 p.m., June 29

This class will explore concepts about Life Insurance, from the Basics to some advanced discussion. Let’s understand how this coverage is critical, and let’s review your current policy so that we can compare and make sure you’re getting the best value! Don’t let your policy sit in a drawer and collect dust…it’s time to check! Learn the art of wealth preservation at this stage of your retirement, as well as tips and trade secrets people use to expand a legacy and provide peace of mind. 

Annuities--Are they right for you? #453     
Presenter: Marcus Moran
Tuesday, 10 a.m., July 11

This class will explore concepts about Annuities, and making a decision if they are right for you. Many questions about this product are confusing people. Some say it’s bad and some say it’s vital! After this class, you will have a clear understanding of how Annuities work and whether or not they are right for your portfolio! Please feel free to come with questions about current Annuities you have…and let’s make sure you understand what’s happening with your investment!

Medicare Basics--How to compare the Medicare Supplement
vs. Advantage Plan  #454 

Presenter:  Marcus Moran
Wednesday, 1 p.m., July 19

This is the most fundamental question people have when making Medicare decisions. Yet, most people do not understand how to weigh all the options and ultimately provide the right decision for themselves. This class will explore general Medicare concepts, including Part D plans and how to plan using the right Medicare choice for you. Having this healthcare piece of your retirement puzzle solved will make other planning decisions fall into place. After this class, your decision in the fall will be easy!     

RISE uses seven learning tracks: *Natural Sciences *Social Sciences *Health and Wellness *Spirituality and Religion *The Arts *Finance *Technology

Mission Statement :  Founded in 1996, RISE is a grass roots community based educational organization created for and by adults to afford them the opportunity for stimulation, enlightenment and interaction with peers in an environment which encourages life-long learning. 

Goals:  To attract people with varied talents who are willing to share as Presenters and thereby give individuals the opportunity to use their talents in a meaningful way. To provide diverse classes in a variety of curriculum areas reflecting the wishes of the membership. To encourage participation in leadership roles by as many of the members as is practical so that RISE truly represents all of the members. To offer forums for exchange of ideas and knowledge in a comfortable and friendly environment. To expand membership and member participation in RISE. To utilize state of art technology to improve RISE classes and administration of the organization.




Summer Semester Registration is at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30

ALWAYS remember to wear your badge when coming to classes or in the building.  




Do you know someone you think would make a great presenter for RISE? Do you have an idea for a subject that we haven’t touched on yet? We would LOVE to hear from you!

Summer semester- June 5 - July 27th. 

Contact information is:

 Joan Brady  480.377.4296

Becky Schroeder  480.377.4762            


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