Senior Village at SaddleBrooke – Neighbors helping Neighbors

“In-Reach” more than Outreach

Stephanie Thomas

Too often organizations try to expand into many areas of a city and soon the sense of personal service is lost. People begin to feel like a number on a list rather than an individual. Senior Village at SaddleBrooke is all about in-reach. Over one hundred trained volunteers are all residents of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch and our services are designed only for our members in the same greater SaddleBrooke community. These enthusiastic volunteers have attended orientation meetings and are now trained to drive members to appointments or for grocery shopping, install lock boxes, make daily wellness calls and perform odd jobs for members inside and outside the house. We are truly grateful to these volunteers for their willingness to serve their neighbors.

Where do we go from here? What’s the next step for Senior Village at SaddleBrooke? The answer is our in-reach campaign. We need the help of our community to spread the word about Senior Village within our units, within our neighborhoods, up and down our streets.

Many residents in SaddleBrooke are not as socially active as they used to be. They spend much of their time at home and do not get out to mingle as they used to. The end result is a sense of losing one’s independence. Often they have to rely on friends or neighbors for transportation or fix-it projects around the house. Unfortunately, this can cause people to feel that they are indebted to their friends or perhaps that they are even becoming a burden. Senior Village is all about fostering independence and helping neighbors stay in their homes for as long as possible. Our goal is to be there for our less mobile neighbors when they need us.

If you know a friend or neighbor who would benefit from our services, please suggest a call to Senior Village to set up an appointment to become a member. Senior Village is also for those people who don’t need our services at this time but want to be in our database for a future time when they do need us. Volunteers are ready and eager to assist all who are in-reach. Visit our website at or call us at 520-314-1042.