Your Online Shopping Brings $$ to Senior Village
At no cost to you, every time you shop online, smile.amazon.com will donate to Senior Village at SaddleBrooke. It’s a simple and automatic way for you to support the Village. This charitable program has generated more than $1,500 for Senior Village … penny by penny, dollar by dollar.
As a nonprofit organization, Senior Village at SaddleBrooke is a registered charity with smile.amazon.com, which will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases. You can help to fund the various volunteer services Senior Village provides, such as transportation, lockbox installation, help around the house and yard, social activities, and more.
How do you get started? On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, just enter Senior Village at SaddleBrooke when you are asked to choose a charitable organization. This site has the same products as Amazon Prime and regular Amazon but allows you to help your community when you make purchases.
If you are already an Amazon or Amazon Prime member, you can still participate. When you visit smile.amazon.com, you will be prompted to sign into your Amazon account. Your Prime account will be recognized, and you will receive all the benefits as though you were shopping at Amazon Prime. You can manage your purchases and other account information on Amazon Smile as you would on amazon.com using a single account (you will also be able to view and/or manage your Prime benefits).
Bottom line: Always start your shopping adventure at smile.amazon.com. Each qualifying purchase will benefit Senior Village. For more information, please call 520-314-1042 or visit us online. Check out seniorvillage.org.
Senior Village Sponsors an Afternoon of Music
It was a hot Monday afternoon in SaddleBrooke when over 100 residents gathered at SaddleBrooke One for a lovely piano matinee hosted by Senior Village.
Senior Village offered this afternoon of musical pleasure to the entire SaddleBrooke community so friends and neighbors could enjoy time together. The piano matinee is an idea of the Senior Village Friendly Contact team who create social activities, birthday parties, game days, and more for Senior Village members who want opportunities for social activities. The committee wanted to bring this event to all SaddleBrooke as a gift for their ongoing support.
Pianist Dan Bergquist is trained and degreed in music, and even though he spent his professional life working at what he calls a “real job,” his musical talent was evident to all.
The audience relaxed in easy chairs and around tables in the SaddleBrooke One clubhouse enjoying iced tea and cookies while Dan musically led them through a lifetime of classics and favorites with the elegant touch of a pianist who loves music. He coaxed memories from the audience with the song “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca and expertly combined unique songs in a method he calls mash-ups.
Just imagine the intermixing of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” with Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” or the pairing of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Amazing Grace.” The afternoon included renditions from Billy Joel, the Beatles, Nat King Cole, Patsy Kline, Eric Clapton, Hoagy Carmichael, Elvis, Stephen Sondheim, Barry Manilow, and more.
Audience members Sue and Dick Zenko had read about the matinee on the SaddleBrooke One website, and Dick said he attended because he likes all kinds of piano music. Another member of the audience, Eileen Sedgwick, voiced the response of most people when she said, “There were songs for all. I loved it, and I’m looking forward to the next concert.”
Senior Village plans for this to be the first of a monthly series to be held at alternating HOA clubhouses. Watch for announcements of this ongoing series brought to the community by Senior Village at SaddleBrooke.