TUESDAY NEWSDAY FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2, 2016

ADVERTISER OF THE WEEK
Las Ventanas - Summerlin
10401 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89135
www.lasventanaslv.com
(702) 207-4242
 Las Ventanas at Summerlin, a continuing-care, active-adult community, unveiled the Ronald Reagan Memory Support Suites on January 25. The Ronald Reagan Memory Support Suites represents the fourth level of care at Las Ventanas, in addition to independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. It is the only not-for-profit memory support community in Las Vegas, serving individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Named in honor of former President Ronald Reagan, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, the Ronald Reagan Memory Support Suites addresses one of the most urgent medical needs impacting Southern Nevada and its growing senior population. The Ronald Reagan Memory Support Suites will adopt the innovative Best Friends Approach to care, which trains caregivers to empathize with residents and make them feel safe, secure and valued.
 

ELECTION REMINDER

Vote for Sun City’s Board of Directors

Sun City residents will receive their February issue of the Link this week, which contains the ballot for the BOD. The ballot can be found on the back of the address label. For your convenience, the Association also has included an envelope for you to mail back your ballot. If you wish, you may drop your ballot off at the Administration office at Mountain Shadows during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. The last day to vote is Tuesday, February 23. All ballots must be received by 5 p.m.


Free AARP Tax Help Starts Thursday; Sign Up at Mountain Shadows Monitor Station

Volunteers will be available again this year, beginning Thursday, to help Sun City residents file their federal income tax. The service is free and available by appointment only. Appointments are pretty much filled up this Thursday and Friday, but there are still plenty of spots left. Signups are only available with the Mountain Shadows monitor and must be made in person; first-come, first-served. Cancellations and reschedules may be made over the phone.


Desert Vista Fitness Center Now Open Daily Until 10 p.m.

With the start of February begins the new extended hours at the Desert Vista Fitness Center. All activities will be available to residents at the Desert Vista fitness center daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Nighttime Burglaries Reported in Sun City

Two house burglaries recently happened in Sun City Summerlin, both of them after dark in homes that back up to golf courses. In each incident, no one was at home when the burglars broke in. Metro filed reports when the residents returned home, as late as 10 p.m. These incidents are out of the ordinary in that, historically, most burglaries have occurred during daytime, when Sun City residents usually are tending to social obligations, running errands and keeping other appointments away from home. Burglars do not want to confront anyone face to face, and they know that residents probably will be at home in the evening.
If you are going to be away from your home at night, try not to make that fact obvious. When you open your garage door to leave, check for any strange car parked nearby, especially with someone inside the car. Turn on house lights, inside and outside. Leave a radio playing, put a television on so that anyone trying to look through a window will see a screen flickering. If you have a dog, try to let it have the run of the house and don’t discourage it from barking.
Get to know your neighbors, talk to them. If you do not participate in a Neighborhood Watch Program, forming one is a plan you might want to consider. For information on how to start a Neighborhood Watch, call Kathy Cassell, Crime Prevention Specialist at Metro’s Northwest Area Command, 702-828-4305. 

Julia Mooney, Community Preparedness Committee and Neighborhood Watch Block Captain


Farewell Fete: Friends Send Ann & Dennis Kmit Off in Style

 

On Saturday, January 30, roughly 100 Sun City residents and members of several community clubs wished farewell to Ann and Dennis Kmit. The couple has lived in Sun City for 19 years and are beloved for the time they have given us – Dennis always had a joke or an opinion that would make you smile, while Ann was referred to by many as “the most inspirational person I've ever met in Sun City.” Ann had a stroke many years ago that left her paralyzed on one side, yet she swam at the Desert Vista pool three times a week with the Swim Club.  She was also a member of the Arthritis Club, and in this month's edition of the Link, she wrote (as a member of the Writer’s Workshop) “Conversations From Lane 4” on Page 43. The Kmits are moving back home to an assisted-living facility outside of St. Paul, Minn.
Dennis and Ann, we will miss you both very much!

Stu Gershon/Link


 Free Show Compliments of the Community Theater Club
Saturday, 7 p.m., Starbright Theatre

We're bringing you a sweet treat just in time for Valentine's Day. Join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, February 6, 7 p.m., at the Starbright Theatre and witness the fruits of our workshop labors. It’s a  free performance of the “Odd Couple,” female version. No tickets are required. Please join us for an evening of fun and laughter. For more information, call Benny or Elaine, 838-3849.

 
 


Click on cover to see this month’s
issue of the Link.


Moving/Estate Sales

Are now located on the Classifieds page.



Click on cover to view our
Community Map.


Lost Dog or Cat? Call Security Patrol ASAP
702-254-2303
Dog photo

Security Patrol drivers cover the entire community, every day and night. They are the most likely source to find a lost pet and begin the process of reuniting it with its owner. If anyone spots a dog running loose, or if their own pet goes AWOL, they can escalate a happier story-ending by calling Security Patrol at 702-254-2303, right away.
Often, the Patrol’s pet officer, Helen Bubenheim, must keep a lost dog overnight because it has no contact information and its owner has failed to notify Security Patrol that their dog is missing. Pet owners who prefer not to have their dog or cat micro-chipped for permanent identification are urged to put a collar with an ID tag on their pet or write its name and telephone number on the collar.


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