Upcoming Unit Activities

  • Unit Rep’s Message — Unit Rep is Karen Brooks and the Deputy Unit Rep is Jay Hansen.  The quarterly unit meeting will be followed by dinner in the MV Bar & Grill for those who want to eat afterwards.  Watch your email when these meetings are resumed the second half of 2021.
  • Roster updated  Nov 3
  • Bulletin Board 
  • Beginning Oct 25th the walking group will meet on Mondays & Fridays at 7:30 am at DesertView. Come join us as it is a great way to wake up and get your blood flowing!
  • New Residents —
    Watch here for new residents and 
    Join in welcoming …

    We are very happy to welcome everyone to Unit 48 where Life is Great in 48!

  • Oct 26 to Nov 17 — Unit 48’s 13th year supoorting the Adopt-a-Child holiday program! Every year our unit enthusiastically donates funds and volunteers time to suppor the Adopt-a-Child program that is managed by SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO). In the we have shopped for gifts for the children. Last year was our best every with neighbors donating $3,920, which supported 49 children! Pleases consider donating again.

    With the presence of the virus variants in 2021, we are still presented with some challenges to the program. This year we will be collecting donations and delivering them to SBCO who will be doing the shopping and wrapping. Click here for the specifics. Pay close attention to how to write your checks and where to deliver your checks by November 17th. 

    Thank you for considering this program. Best Regards,Joni Dawson & Terry Hechter—Unit 48 Adopt-a-Child Committee Chairs.

  • Nov 17 — Happy Hour on the SB Preserve Patio at 4:00pm! We will be able to order from both menus: Dinner and Bar Menu. Please RSVP to Ginny Rood (ginroo@msn.com or 630-747-1148) by Nov 14th. Hope to see you there.

  • Dec 6 —Unit Holiday Party!  This is an upscale potluck. Please bring a dish to share (8-10 people) of traditional holiday food, and served on a nice serving dish. Your Social Committee will decorate the Activity Center to be festive and elegant. We will also have live piano music. The $5 per person fee, payable at the door, covers the room rental and the pianist fee. RSVP to Karen Brooks (kabrooksie!gmail.com) before 12/3, please note what dish you are bringing. We will try to plan a nice holiday menu.  Click here for details.

  • Dec 15 — Ladies Holiday lunch and gift exchange in the East Ballroom at MountainView Clubhouse at 11:30am. This is a popular, fun event, and we look forward to it every year! For 2021, we decided to keep it at SaddleBrooke and order from the banquet menu. There are (3) menu items from which to choose. Please see below; make your selection and email Mary Joviak by December 3rd with your RSVP and menu item.  Email:  mjoviak@gmail.com

    Following the luncheon, we have the popular 
    Gift Exchange. Please shop for a consumable item at $20 or under and wrap your present. (Consumables are anything that is consumed -- soaps, candles, oil, wine, chocolate, candy, liquor, food, etc.) All presents are placed on a table. Everyone is given a number when they arrive. When your number is called, you come to the front, select your present, and open it for all to see. But don't get too attached -- each present can be "stolen" by someone else when it is that person's turn. The maximum number of steals are two.

    Ladies -- it is important that you RSVP (by 12/4) and if you need to cancel - 
    please let Mary Joviak know. We need at least 30 people to attend.

     (Please Select One)
    1)  The Tuscano Sandwich - $13
               Grilled seasoned chicken breast on toasted sourdough bread with
               sundried tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, artichoke hearts and pesto aioli.
    2)  Cajun Salmon - $23
               6oz blackened salmon fillet served with wild rice pilaf and sautéed bell
               peppers and onions with fire roasted corn sauce.
    3)  Red, White and Blue Salad - $15
               Dried cranberries, candied walnuts, freshly sliced crisp Granny Smith
               apple, tender white meat chicken breast on top of bed of mixed
               greens and topped with bleu cheese crumbles and a maple

    Your Social Committee looks forward to seeing lots of ladies attend. We will have color-coded name tags and everyone randomly sits at a table with the color from their name tag. This ensures lots of mix and match!  COME JOIN THE FUN!

COVID booster vaccine is available through Desert Life Pharmacy here in SaddleBrooke.  To book your appointment visit their website https://desertlifepharmacy.com

Help support Senior Village at SaddleBrooke when you shop from home on Amazon! The “Amazon Smile” program rebates ½ of one percent of the on-line purchase price for all qualified purchases to designated beneficiaries like Senior Village. During the last 12 months, that equates to $500 in additional income for the Village to help our SaddleBrooke neighbors with transportation and home services.There is no special registration for purchasers. Here’s how to direct your rebate to the Village:
- Go to the Senior Village website: 
- Scroll down and open “Patrons and Village Friends”
- Scroll down to “Amazon Smile” Click on the link and designate Senior Village at SaddleBrooke as your “Smile” charity. Easy!
- At that point, you can start shopping as you usually do on Amazon
- Once the purchase is completed, the rebate is sent directly to Senior Village at SaddleBrooke. 

As distance shopping and home delivery continue to increase in popularity, this is a no-hassle way to benefit the Village’s “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” programs.  
Thank you, Ed Kula Unit 43, Senior Village Treasurer

Voluntary Golf Cart Registration started November 1, 2019. Golf carts seem to have a way of going off on their own or being in accidents. Potentially recover your wandering golf cart quicker by using this volunteer program. Click here for details. and here for the registration form.



From our Neighbors at HOA #1:

HOA #2 New Member Card: Please keep your current member card until further notice, especially if you are a golfer. If you have not registered for your new cards, please call 818-1000 to schedule an appointment. All appointments are in the Administration office. If you are homebound and cannot come to the office, please contact Adele Allyn at 879-4154 or Diane Flores at 879-4152 for an in-home visit

Website Contact:  terry@hechter.net