Category: Generals

Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries

Curbside Library Service Janet Fabio and Virginia Bynum The SaddleBrooke Community Libraries are very excited to be able to offer curbside library pickup. This service is available only at the SaddleBrooke One Library and you can only reserve cataloged items held in that library. If you are a registered library user at either DesertView or…

Senior Village Birthdays Are for Celebrating

Senior Village members (left to right): Jim Jevne, Barbara Carlson, Nancy Brackett, and Beatrice Simpson celebrate at a birthday luncheon organized by Senior Village volunteer Deb Donahue.

Suzanne Marlatt-Stewart “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” (Oprah Winfrey) No matter what your age, birthdays are special occasions to be honored. Senior Village volunteers agree! Each month, they invite Village members to a no-host lunch to have the opportunity to share their birthday with others.…

SaddleBrooke Residents and Square Dancers Team Up to Make Medical Masks

Rick Beeble, Donna Martin, and Elaine Beeble

Richard Martin In early April and at the suggestion of Rick and Elaine Beeble, the SaddleBrooke (SB) Squares Square Dance Club undertook a formidable challenge to make 500 medical masks for visiting nurses, Senior Village volunteers, vulnerable SaddleBrooke residents, nursing homes, foster care social workers, pediatric clinics, Tucson Medical Clinic, and many others. Elaine, a…

Senior Village at SaddleBrooke: Neighbors helping Neighbors

David Loendorf, president of Senior Village

Senior Village Thanks SaddleBrooke Mask Makers Suzanne Marlatt-Stewart “Thank you so much for the mask. I can finally go to the grocery store. I’m on my way.” So exclaimed an appreciative Senior Village member, echoing the words of other recipients of the free masks dropped off at their front doors by Village volunteers. Who would…

SaddleBrooke Public Affairs Commission Hosts Oro Valley Representatives

Front row (left to right): Oro Valley Council members Bill Rodman, Rhonda Pina; Back row: Commission members Jim Galligan, Bruce Hale, Sheila Clarkin, Jo Ann Ellison (chairwoman), Ann Adams, Joan Elder, Jim Hagedon, and David Bull (Photo by Bob Koblewski)

David R. Bull Council members Rhonda Pina and Bill Rodman, along with Jessica Hynd, constituent services coordinator from the Town Manager’s Office, were guests of the SaddleBrooke Public Affairs Commission on March 11, 2020. Besides commission members, SaddleBrooke One administration, several board members, and local residents attended. A number of current issues of interest were discussed,…

Health Night Out: Fitness That Fits

Janis Bottai, Vital Moves

Phyllis Ketring In May, Health Night Out will feature its regularly scheduled speaker provided that MountainView is open for meetings at that time. Janis Bottai, owner of Vital Moves, is a functional aging specialist who served as the fitness coordinator of the SaddleBrooke One fitness center from 1993-1996. Over the years of working with clients,…

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Lynda Nesbitt, P.I.N.A.L. president

Some Good News—Your Donations at Work Beth Conquest Even though the pet food drive we had planned for the Pets in Need Action League (P.I.N.A.L.) was cancelled due to COVID-19, SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network still was able to contribute to this worthy organization. With the pet food donations we received from our April monthly pick-up, we…

Community Circle Players

Auditions Postponed Until September, but the Show Will Go On! Shawne Cryderman They say that in live theatre you have to be prepared for the unexpected. Well, no one expected the closure of SaddleBrooke TWO facilities, the six-foot social distance rule, and the stay at home government mandate. As a result, the auditions for An Evening…

Senior Village At SaddleBrooke: Neighbors helping Neighbors

David Loendorf, Senior Village president, uses his cell phone to set the room temperature at home.

Living Smart Technology Seminars Suzanne Marlatt-Stewart In a world of forever changing technology, how can seniors keep up? Most of us did not even grow up with access to a computer. Yet our participation in the future is directly proportional to our ability to understand, adopt, and integrate new technology. Easy to say, but for…

Lively Latin American Dinner

Auctioneer Richard Martin and friends enjoying their dinner

Ann Vernon Ann and Nile Vernon and Steve Liakos hosted a Latin American dinner as a live auction item for the Oracle School Foundation Gala. Nile, a former university Spanish professor who has spent a lot of time in various Latin American countries, wanted to dispel the myth that Latin American food is like Mexican…