Senior Village at SaddleBrooke – January 2024

Spring Recycling Event Collects Clutter and Promotes Sustainability

Senior Village facilitated the disposal of computers, electronics, pesticides, and more during the last Electronics & Hazardous Waste Recycling Event. (Photo by George Brown)

Anne Quinn-Diment, Senior Village

As the winter chill wanes and signs of spring emerge, the residents of SaddleBrooke will gear up for an annual spring-cleaning ritual. Helping to foster a cleaner and greener community, Senior Village will present the 2024 Electronics & Hazardous Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to noon at the MountainView Clubhouse lower parking lot. Mark your calendars now!

The event promises to be a one-stop opportunity to recycle those hard-to-dispose-of items that clutter up our homes and garages. On March 30 you’ll find a bustling hub of activity outside of the clubhouse, thanks to the efforts of nearly 20 Senior Village volunteers and partner, e-waste company Suburban Miners. While SaddleBrooke TWO Patrol directs traffic, Senior Village volunteers will help unload vehicles and “shred” hard drives, i.e., physically destroy the hard drives of computers and tablets to ensure that the data stored on them cannot be retrieved. The cost is $20 per carload, with an additional $10 fee for flat-screen TVs and $20 for old CRT TVs.

There is a comprehensive list of items accepted, allowing residents to get rid of a wide array of household clutter responsibly:

• Electronics that have a cord or battery, e.g., phones, microwaves, answering machines, copiers

• Computer equipment, e.g., hard drives, tablets, printers, scanners, monitors (hard drives will be destroyed)

• TVs, VCRs, DVD players, cable boxes

• Audio equipment, stereos, amplifiers

• Batteries

• Fluorescent lights

• Metal and wire

• Motor oil

• Paint and paint thinner

• Pesticides, fertilizers, household cleaning chemicals

• Phones (cell and home)

• Toner cartridges

Items that are not accepted include books, cardboard, clothing, furniture, lightbulbs, paper, and propane tanks.

This annual undertaking is made possible through the collaboration of Senior Village with Suburban Miners, a family-owned e-waste facility. This marks the fourth consecutive year of partnership, highlighting the commitment to environmentally friendly disposal practices.

Mark your calendars for March 30, gather those old gadgets and paints, and head over to the MountainView clubhouse parking lot. Senior Village has partnered with SaddleBrooke TWO to make a positive impact on both the community and the planet.

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Cash Raffle: Your Chance to Win $2,000 & Support Neighbors in Need

SaddleBrooke residents enjoyed an evening of dining and dancing, along with a silent auction and raffle, at the 2023 Senior Village Beach Bash.

Anne Quinn-Diment, Senior Village

Imagine finding an extra $2,000 in your pocket. What would you do with it? Senior Village is offering one lucky person the chance to ponder that question, thanks to their upcoming cash raffle as part of the 2024 Beach Bash. Not only does the grand prize include a $2,000 windfall, but there are also additional chances to win big, with one person winning $1,000 and two others walking away with $500 each. The excitement will reach its peak at Senior Village’s Beach Bash dinner dance fundraiser on April 6 when the winning tickets will be drawn. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

To get in on the action, buy your tickets now. For $20 you can have four chances at winning. Simply send your contact information to [email protected], and a Senior Village volunteer will let you know where to pick up your tickets. It’s an easy process that puts you in the running for a significant cash prize.

Senior Village at SaddleBrooke is a nonprofit organization known for its “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” mission. By assisting members, Senior Village enables them to lead safe and independent lives in the comfort of their homes. With every dollar raised staying within the community, the raffle directly benefits our neighbors.

Mark April 6 on your calendar for the Beach Bash—an event not to be missed. Event tickets will go on sale in February at the SaddleBrooke TWO Administrative office. Watch for the announcement, as they usually sell out quickly!

Learn more about how Senior Village benefits members and the SaddleBrooke community at

Safety Unlocked: Lockboxes Save Homes, Lives, and Minutes

Anne Quinn-Diment, Senior Village

In the thrilling world of firefighting portrayed on our favorite TV and movie screens, we witness brave men and women forcefully busting down doors to reach the heart of the blaze. Did you know that there is a practical tool that can save precious minutes and minimize damage in an emergency fire situation? The lockbox.

A lockbox is a heavy-duty metal box that is designed to allow first responders swift access to homes during medical and health emergencies when no one is available or physically able to open the door. The lockbox is installed near the entrance to the home and contains your house key. The box may be accessed only by authorized, on-duty personnel from the Golder Ranch Fire District. As firefighters can access the home with a key that you have placed in the box, damage to the door or windows is minimized.

Fortunately, SaddleBrooke residents have an easy and convenient way to purchase and have a lockbox installed, thanks to Senior Village. Residents simply call 520-240-0149 to order a lockbox and, upon delivery, call Senior Village to schedule free installation by an experienced volunteer. At $60, the lockbox is an affordable investment in your safety. Senior Village volunteers install the lockbox for free. The timeline for receipt of the lockbox and installation depends upon demand.

In the world of firefighting where every minute counts, a lockbox ensures that help is not only swift but also easier on your home. Make the call, secure your lockbox, and let safety take center stage.

Important Note: Ensure a neighbor or friend has a spare key to your front door and any gated entrances. This precaution is important in case someone needs access to your home in a nonemergency situation.

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Embark on a Musical Voyage: Enjoy a Free Concert on January 15

Deborah Prischmann Gryniewicz

Anne Quinn-Diment, Senior Village

Embark on a musical journey as SaddleBrooke’s own acclaimed mezzo-soprano Deborah Prischmann Gryniewicz takes center stage in a free concert on Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. in the SaddleBrooke MountainView Ballroom East. Presented by Senior Village as part of their monthly Music Matinee series, this event promises to bring the audience on board with the theme “Cruising on the High Seas.” Her piano accompanist will be Tom Barrett.

Deborah’s extraordinary vocal career, spanning opera, oratorio, and performances with Carnival Cruise Lines, adds a unique flavor to this concert. Having graced the stage with Broadway’s Tony Award winners and featured in live television broadcasts, her diverse styles ranging from opera to jazz, folk, gospel and more ensure a captivating and varied performance.

Accompanied by the talented pianist Tom Barrett, Deborah’s program will evoke the lively atmosphere of a cruise ship show, bringing to life the excitement of being at sea. As a professional voice teacher and singer, Deborah’s impressive background includes a Master of Music degree in Opera/Vocal Pedagogy from Temple University and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Arizona. As a songwriter, Deborah has produced four albums of her original music, available on CD.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the artistry of this seasoned performer whose musical voyage promises to be a highlight of SaddleBrooke’s cultural calendar. Join us for an afternoon of enchanting melodies and cruise-inspired tunes!

Senior Village presents monthly Music Matinees that bring SaddleBrooke talent to residents with a series of free concerts for SaddleBrooke residents. Learn about upcoming performances at

Upcoming Events for All SaddleBrooke Residents

Music Matinee with Sean Lewis

Feb. 26 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom East

Free admission

With more than 500 solo performances under his belt, Sean is back for an encore at the Senior Village Music Matinee, following his captivating show last year. Get ready to groove to favorites from the ‘60s and ‘70s, including some forgotten gems. Additionally, Sean will treat the audience to a track or two from his recently released, all-original album Time Will Tell. Sean frequently graces the stage in SaddleBrooke, Catalina, Oro Valley, and beyond. Join us for 90 minutes of live music that’s bound to delight!

2024 Electronics and Hazardous Waste Recycling Event

March 30 from 9 a.m. to noon in the MountainView clubhouse lower parking lot

$20 per carload, plus $10 for flat-screen TVs and $20 for older CRT TVs

Get ready for this annual spring-cleaning ritual, presented by Senior Village! Mark your calendars now to safely get rid of hard-to-dispose-of items, including electronics, batteries, computers, TVs, pesticides, fertilizers, house cleaning chemicals, and more.

Beach Bash: Senior Village’s Dinner Dance Fundraiser

April 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom

$75 per ticket

Save the date for this lively event that helps enable Senior Village to provide services for members and serves as a resource to the Greater SaddleBrooke community. Watch HOA communications in February for info on how to buy event tickets. In the meantime, support Senior Village and have a chance to win up to $2,000 by purchasing raffle tickets. Email [email protected] to buy four raffle tickets for $20 and enter to win cash prizes.

Upcoming Event for Senior Village Members Only:

Men’s Social Hour

Jan. 22, Feb. 26, and March 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the MountainView Bar & Grill, East Patio Room

Free admission

Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere with engaging discussions, relaxed socializing, and camaraderie in this members-only monthly gathering. No RSVP is necessary. Refreshments are available for purchase by participants. For more information, contact David Bull at [email protected].