Senior Village at SaddleBrooke – Neighbors helping Neighbors

Why are these Senior Village volunteers smiling?

Sandy Morse

The dictionary says: “smiling is a facial expression in which the eyes brighten and the corners of the mouth curve up.” Well, yes, but we also know that smiling means happiness; so why are these Senior Village Volunteers smiling with happiness?

Well, it’s all because they know they are making a difference in the lives of so many SaddleBrooke neighbors. And they are also smiling because they love what they do and receive so many smiles in return.

Whether it’s planning their monthly social events, (like the putting group, birthday parties and Bingo), visiting a neighbor who may need a friendly visit, turning that heavy mattress or driving to a doctor’s appointment—Senior Village volunteers are ready and willing to help and they do it with a big smile.

And guess what? Now you can help Senior Village and put a big smile on everyone’s face, too. Here’s how: if you shop on-line with Amazon, your future purchases can now benefit Senior Village when you go to the Amazon Smile website ( to shop. Amazon created this unique website to help nonprofit charitable organizations and now Senior Village is registered as an Amazon Smile recipient.

So every time you buy from Amazon, they will donate 0.5% of the price of your Amazon Smile purchases directly to Senior Village. And all you have to do is visit their website – You will be asked to name your charitable organization before you begin shopping. Just enter Senior Village at SaddleBrooke where indicated and Amazon will remember your selection each time you shop. Then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to Senior Village.

Amazon Smile is exactly like regular Amazon with the same products, same selection and same cost. For those of you who routinely visit Amazon, now you can also help Senior Village while shopping—how great is that? Just go to and you’ll help put a big smile on all your neighbors who depend on Senior Village.

To learn more about being a Senior Village member, a volunteer, a friend or to donate to Senior Village, just call 520-314-1042.