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I hope this newsletter finds you well, filled with joy from a wonderful holiday season. The staff and I hope you enjoyed time celebrating with friends and family. With the new year beginning, we reflect on last year and ponder our resolutions ahead.
Check out the upcoming events happening at Saddlebrook Farms.
With an active social life and resident events year-round, you may have already cooked all of your signature dishes. Go ahead and try something new at the next community potluck using one of these easy recipe ideas from Martha Stewart Living. They have recipes of plenty- from slow cooker jams, and unique salads to quick desserts and savory pies. Maybe you’ll find a new fan favorite to add to your repertoire.
Happy New Year! There will be no January TNT (Talk N’ Topics) meeting, but we look forward to seeing you for the next meeting on Monday, February 5 at 10 a.m. at the Lake Lodge for some fun talk about cupid and love. Inquiries about our group or topics can be directed to Audrey Hill at (847) 548-6723 or Rosemarie Percox at (847) 223-1833.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the Veterans Remembrance event. Please come meet your fellow veterans at the Lake Lodge on Saturday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m. All Saddlebrook veterans and spouses are welcome. If you are new or have not attended before, we’d love to meet you. For information, contact Nick Konz at (847) 223-1294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Office will be closed Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents Day. The Community Lake Lodge will be closed from Monday, February 19 through Sunday, February 25 for renovations. Thanks to all residents for their patience.
Which of these are unhealthy: wine, chocolate, coffee, or eggs? With so many health myths circling each one, it’s hard to tell. This article on SeniorPlanet.org aims to debunk common health misconceptions like if wine is good for your heart or if chocolate is actually bad for you. It’s worth the read if you want to enjoy your glass of wine or box of chocolates guilt-free!
PrairieLand Disposal will be picking up live Christmas trees on Thursday, January 4 and Wednesday, January 10. Please have your tree at the curb no later than 7 a.m. Make sure all holiday trimmings are removed and do not place the tree in a bag. Due to New Year’s Day, garbage and recycling pick up will be on Thursday, January 4. President’s Day will have no effect on garbage pick-up.
Saddlebrook resident Mike Ellis, who served four years in the Navy as a gunner’s mate, had the recent privilege of traveling to Washington D.C. with the Lake County Honor Flight program. Read more below to learn about his trip.
The Saddlebrook Farms staff would like to thank all the residents who sent cards and goodies to the offices for the holidays. It was very much appreciated. We would also like to thank the generous residents who donated to Toys for Tots and to P.A.D.S. Have a safe and happy New Year!
Bring some of that outdoor greenery into your living space and breathe a little deeper when you’re indoors this winter. Plus, they are good for your health and brighten your day when you can’t work in your garden outside. This article gives you some recommendations to keep them alive and well, while this article warns how you might kill them with kindness. Good luck!
The Grayslake Fire Prevention District would like to remind residents to change the batteries in their smoke and CO detectors once a year. So, start off 2018 right and change those batteries! Please also check the expiration dates on the bottom of the detector.
We have been receiving postal mail in our Green Community Drop Boxes. These drop boxes are for Saddlebrook work requests, payments, and other correspondence that should go to the Community Office. Postal mail should be placed in your curbside mailbox and put the flag up. Please notify your family members and others assisting you of this policy.
During the winter season, those residents who are walking, biking, and running in the streets for exercise should take special care by wearing reflective vests or clothing, especially during the dawn and dusk hours. Pets should also wear reflective clothing if possible.
Ahoy! Cruising season is upon us, so there’s no better time to plan your experience than now. (And we’re not talking about your buffet line technique.) Travel channel lists seven ways you can improve your cruise, from trying new amenities on-board to extending your fun off-shore. Based on your port calls, these tips can set you sailing toward a fabulous vacation!
After a spectacular fall, it’s difficult to think about the snow season. Whether you are a longtime Saddlebrook resident or have recently moved in, click to read about how the snow removal process works.
Volunteering your time to a good cause provides countless rewards. It’s your chance to make the world a better place, even if only a little bit. So, what’s your hidden talent? How can you help others this month? Click below to get ideas of volunteer opportunities you can partake in.
As we turned the calendar from 2017 to 2018, we are reviewing completed projects and looking forward to starting new ones!
There’s something special about curling up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a great read. If you’re tired of reading the same thing, then rediscover the appeal of magazines. Whether in-hand or on your tablet, these periodicals expose you to a wide range of topics, authors, and writing styles. Here’s a list of the top nine magazines for seniors catering to a broad range of interests.
When was the last time you updated your car? AAA reports that almost 90 percent of seniors fail to make adjustments to their vehicles than improve safety while driving. No worries, read on to see their list of simple changes you can make.
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Take the hassle out of making rent payments with Hometown America’s E-Z Pay. With E-Z Pay, your lot rent will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the third of each month. New sign-ups earn a $10 credit.