Senior Village at SaddleBrooke

Best Party at the Beach!

Kelli Beasley

You don’t want to miss this, so mark your calendar now! On Saturday, April 1 (no foolin’) Beach Bash 2023 will take you and your friends from the desert to the beach for an evening of dancing and frivolity.

Talk to anyone who attended the last Beach Bash and you will hear that this is truly a fun evening. Chuck Moses will take us back to the ‘60s as he gets the dance floor hoppin’ with tunes we all know and love. With an exciting silent auction and amazing raffle prizes, there will be more than good memories to take home after this event. Last year’s 50/50 raffle winners received more than $3,000!

Be a part of Beach Bash 2023 and support the work of Senior Village at SaddleBrooke as we provide simple, nonmedical services for members and serve as a resource to the greater SaddleBrooke community.

Watch for tickets to go on sale in February for this SaddleBrooke TWO MountainView party that kicks off spring in the Brooke.

Save on Arizona Taxes

You can let the state decide how your tax dollars will be used or you can direct the tax dollars for use in your own community. Arizona allows you to decide how your tax dollars will be used with the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Senior Village is considered a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) by the state. You will experience a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of tax you owe when you donate to Senior Village. Individuals may deduct up to $400, and married couples filing jointly may deduct up to $800. Donations of lesser amounts may also be applied to the tax credit.

What do Senior Village donors say about the tax credit opportunity?

“The tax credit helped us increase our donation to Senior Village and save on state taxes.”

“At tax time, we just donate to Senior Village and receive the tax credit off our Arizona State taxes.”

“When I was having my taxes done, our tax preparer asked if I had any charitable donations. I wrote a check to Senior Village that very day, and I watched the amount I owed the state go down. It was amazing, and I am so grateful that our tax preparer reminded me.”

It’s not too late. You can make a donation right up to April 15, 2023, and claim the deduction on your 2022 tax returns. Please consult your tax preparer about the process.

The Senior Village QCO number is 20990.

The federal ID number is 47-5552021.

Ask your tax preparer for the Arizona Tax Credit form and direct a donation to Senior Village in return for a credit on your state taxes.

All I Wanted for Christmas Was …

Seth Rosenblum, leader of Senior Village’s Home Technology team

Barbara Barr

Remember when all you wanted for Christmas was your two front teeth? Then as your life moved forward, your holiday want list grew to fit your needs. That list changed to fit that time of your life, until you hit that time when you really want very little.

I can remember when my parents hit that “want very little” point. They requested only gifts they could eat or wear, but no more “stuff.” The four of us “kids” (all in our 40s and 50s) were stunned! We struggled to meet their wishes. However, that was mixed with a sprinkling of “stuff” that we just knew they needed and had to have!

Eventually, my late husband and I hit that “want very little” time of our lives. We asked the “kids” (all in their 40s and 50s) just to send us pictures of the family. Maybe this has happened to you? Or has opening presents gone something like this?

The appointed time to open gifts arrived. The family dove into their gifts with great delight. Laughter, joy, and thank yous filled the air until all but one package was unopened. That very special gift was just for you. The room grew silent. The family gathered around. That very special gift was placed on your lap. All eyes fell upon you. The smiles grew on everyone’s faces as they watched you with great anticipation. As you tore through the wrapping paper, you did your award-winning performance as a thrilled grandparent. On the inside, you knew you had to hide the fact that you had no idea what that thing in the box was.

The family probably knew you didn’t know how to set up the thingamajig.

If you were traveling, they promised to set it up for you before you left. If you were at home, they promised to set it up for you before they left. But there were places to go, people to see, and things to do. And your whatchamacallit remained in the box. What’s a grandparent to do?

It’s Senior Village to the rescue! If you are a member of Senior Village, this is a simple fix. Here’s all you have to do.

1. Call Senior Village dispatch at 520-314-1042.

2. Leave your name (spell it out), address, phone number, and a message that you received a whatchamacallit during the holidays and you don’t know what to do with it.

3. Try to describe the whatchamacallit as best you can. Don’t feel embarrassed if you think you sound like an idiot. Senior Village has been through this before. They understand.

4. A Senior Village Super Hero from the Home Technology Team will call you back and set up a time to come to your home and help.

5. Relax. The Senior Village Home Technology Team does this all the time.

Neighbors helping neighbors; Senior Village is there for you!