Have you ever found yourself so lost in thought that you forgot what you were doing? Twice, recently, I have found myself at the door of my office pushing the button on the key fob that unlocks my car door. I can tell you with certainty that this does not unlock an office door. So, what was I thinking about so deeply? I was thinking about my work with Senior Village.

Senior Village is a remarkable organization dedicated to helping residents of SaddleBrooke. We are focused on SaddleBrooke and only SaddleBrooke and the needs of the nearly 2,000 members who live here. Senior Village is made up of hundreds of volunteers who help in many ways with simple things like changing an air filter. At the other end of the spectrum, volunteers may have profound impacts on the lives of a member; particularly, those who have reached the stage of life where they are less able to care for themselves. It is our hope that everyone who needs to be safer in order to live a more fulfilling life in a place where their daily needs are met, will make the decision to enter that next adventure and leave their SaddleBrooke home. It is a tough decision, and Senior Village can help.

Senior Village is generously supported by thousands of SaddleBrooke residents who understand that operating a nonprofit of this scope is not unlike running a business. There are expenses and operating costs which are increasing just like everything else in this economy. Without the financial support of the SaddleBrooke community, we would not be able to meet the needs of our neighbors. Being ready to help members now and being here for the residents of tomorrow is the financial goal of Senior Village.

There are many ways you can help. At this time, every year, we begin our Give Where You Live campaign— a reminder that all donations remain in SaddleBrooke. A talk with your financial advisor may reveal several giving strategies which might work for you. If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) may be donated to Senior Village and avoid a tax implication. Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts and Charitable Gift Annuities are other options to discuss with your financial advisor. Of course, you may name Senior Village as a beneficiary in your will.

Legacy giving options are a wonderful way to define what is important to you and can be your personal mark on the future of Senior Village. Please don’t hesitate to call me, Linda Hampton, at (520) 314-1042, extension 10, if you would like to discuss your giving plans and learn our Federal tax ID number. Thank you to each of you who express your appreciation for the work of Senior Village.

To make a donation, you may mail a check to: Senior Village, PO Box 8584, Tucson, AZ 85738 or you can use the secure website at All donations made to Senior Village are tax deductible and qualify for the Arizona Tax credit.

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