Senior Village at SaddleBrooke – Neighbors helping Neighbors

Senior Safety Seminar Series

The Patrols of SaddleBrooke One and SaddleBrooke TWO, in partnership with the SaddleBrooke Public Affairs Commission and Senior Village at SaddleBrooke, are offering a series of free safety seminars this year.

Most of us want to live independently but are quick to admit that we have done little to equip our homes or adjust our lifestyles for comfortable and safe aging. These seminars offer ideas on how to make life safer now and in the future.

All seminars are from 2 to 4 p.m.

Upcoming topics include:

March 22: “How Safe Is Your Home?” in the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center

April 5: “Safe Movement: Does Your Body Keep You Safe?” in the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center

To recommend topics and speakers, please email [email protected]

Music Matinee, Feb. 20

Senior Village begins the free Music Matinee series again on Feb. 20 in the Sonoran Room at MountainView from 2 to 4 p.m. Two performers will be featured.

The first performer will be Vincent Biase, a renowned pianist who has been part of the American Cabaret on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth I cruise lines. The next performers will be the Catalina Chorale with Randall Dighton at the guitar.

Matinees in 2023 will feature a variety of talent in SaddleBrooke. Programs may vary each month. All of SaddleBrooke is invited. If you have suggestions for future performers, please contact JoAnn Wilbour at [email protected]

Spring Recycle with Senior Village

Saturday morning, March 25, from 9 a.m. to noon

It’s time for spring house cleaning! Thanks to Senior Village, you can dispose of your electronics, computers, phones, paint, and household chemicals in one quick trip to the MountainView clubhouse parking lot at SaddleBrooke TWO. Senior Village volunteers will direct traffic, disable hard drives, and unload vehicles. This event is open to all SaddleBrooke residents.

Acceptable Items:

* Computers and tablets

* TVs, phones, and printers

* Batteries

* Motor oil

* Paint and paint thinner

* Pesticides, fertilizers, and household cleaning chemicals

* Fluorescent lights

No paper, cardboard, clothing, books, or furniture will be accepted at this event.

Save on Arizona Taxes

Ed Kula

The State of Arizona allows you to direct state tax dollars to a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO). It’s called the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, and Senior Village is designated as a QCO. 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. You will experience a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of Arizona State tax you owe when you donate to Senior Village using the Arizona Tax Credit form.

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.

Beach Bash—Tickets on Sale

Kelli Beasley

NRG Wealth Management presents Beach Bash at the Brooke to benefit Senior Village at SaddleBrooke!

You don’t want to miss this, so mark your calendar now! The Beach Bash will be April 1 at the MountainView ballroom.

On Monday, Feb. 13, tickets for Beach Bash 2023 go on sale for $75 and can be purchased online at tickets.saddlebrooketwo.com.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, tickets will also be available at the SaddleBrooke TWO Administration office for SaddleBrooke residents.

Raffle tickets are available now, and you don’t have to be present to win. With an exciting silent auction and amazing raffle prizes, there may be more than good memories to take home. Last year’s 50/50 raffle winners received more than $3,000! Interested in raffle tickets? Send an email to [email protected] and request tickets for purchase: $5 each or $20 for five. You may be the big winner!

Chuck Moses will take us back to the ‘60s as he gets the dance floor hoppin’ with tunes that we all know and love. Take your family and friends on a trip from the desert to the beach on Saturday, April 1, at the MountainView ballroom 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.

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. With more than 1,700 members and 250 volunteers, Senior Village at SaddleBrooke continues to help residents “Live Life on Their Own … But Not Alone.”