Category: May 2020

Lifelong Learning in the Time of Social Distancing

Catherine Hammond New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong-learning program affiliated with Chandler-Gilbert Community College, has been offering classes in the Southeast Valley for over 20 years. As we enter the month of May, lifelong-learning experiences must incorporate social distancing. Fortunately, a wide range of opportunities exists locally, nationally, and internationally. New Adventures has a strict…

SunBird Commitment to Hang a Red Ribbon

Deborah Cassidy COVID19—it is the invisible enemy. We are all in this together, and we want to protect each other. This virus has created anxiety, fear, and panic. Prayer is a wonderful place to turn for protection. Since we cannot go to church to gather, maybe it’s time to bond together in SunBird and pray.…

Pickleball News

Christina Riley The courts are closed until the HOA resumes normal operations. Look for summer hours to be published once the courts are opened up for our use! Hours will be available in the glass case and in the kiosk found in the copy room of the clubhouse. If you are a new resident and…

Unity: Community

Unity Church of Sun Lakes is a community of souls whose focus is on peace, love, and healing. We follow the teachings of Jesus as well as other spiritual Masters. We use affirmative prayer to align ourselves with the Truth that is in all of us. Normally, we would be having our Sunday morning service…

The Bocce Ball Marathon

The 2020 Bocce Ball Marathon is complete. The competition was amazing, with SunBird residents showing skills they didn’t even know they possessed. From the second week of January through mid-March, 78 SunBird residents participated in almost 1000 games of bocce. The marathon participants were divided into four leagues, and each competing team played each team…

Women’s Connection May Brunch

Susan Reynhout, Publicity Chairman Over the past few weeks, the Women’s Connection leadership has been closely monitoring the changing circumstances and recommendations related to the development of COVID-19. With so many unknowns and the health of our attendees our top priority, it is with regret we have made the difficult decision to cancel the May…

Happy Birthday, Edna Ellefson!

Jackie Cox Edna Ellefson is seen during the winter months riding her neon pink bike. “Be grateful and stay active” are her words of wisdom. Edna celebrated her 90th birthday in February with a party at Fulton Ranch with other SunBird friends: Lorraine Biel, Donna Wolff, Jackie Cox, and John Cox, all snowbirds from the…

Hope

Well, Easter has come and gone, and the Community Church of SunBird has been strangely quiet. The coronavirus may have put our social life on hold, but not our faith. Last month we left our news article asking the question, “What does it all mean?” We invited you to come to our Easter service to…

JWV Brings Awareness of Vets Needs During COVID-19

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George Stahl Memorial Day, Red Paper Poppies, and the Jewish War Veterans (JWV)Copper State Post 619 have been synonymous for the past 25 years. The Sun Lakes JWV Poppy Program raises funds for local veterans’ organizations in the Phoenix area to offset costs for thousands of veterans and their families who served our country in…

Post Office

The SunBird Post Office hours will continue Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon (closed Wednesday) until further notice.