Category: July 2020

The Computer Booters … Reboot!

Helen Seaton, Publicity Director Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has to make a lot of changes in their lives. We’re staying home, missing our club meetings and friends, and needing a lot more hugs. We’ve had to learn how to breathe through a mask—something that isn’t easy, because sometimes it fogs up our glasses.…

Golden Goalies: With Help from Angels

Bea Loozer Another day begins. We each welcome a new day in our own way. Most people have a few rituals in addition to donning some kind of clothing. Maybe it starts with a cup of coffee or tea. Maybe going out for a very early walk. You might start your day with a morning…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Do you enjoy writing? Stories? Memories? Family histories? Please plan on attending our Sun Lakes Writing Group. We meet at the Cottonwood Ceramics Room (A-8) each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Please arrive at 12:30 p.m. for easy conversation before we start our group at 1 p.m. Each week, we choose two words to…

Sun Lakes Posse Medical Equipment Program Resumes

Phyllis Swanson, Office Manager The associates are back on duty for the Sun Lakes Posse Medical Equipment. At the start of COVID-19, the associates made the decision to take a hiatus from the program. We thank the Posse members and others for handling the program in our absence. As of June 1, the associates are…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka “Is Pickleball the Perfect Pandemic Pastime?” On May 30, the New York Times ran an article with the title above. They went on to say Ellen DeGeneres recently declared herself among the intergenerational sport’s ardent enthusiasts. Just think of it. Social distancing is defined as maintaining a distance of six feet. Pickleball’s non-volley zone…

Lees Ferry Fly Fishing Trip

George Abernathy, Founder of the Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club I haven’t seen fishing this good at Lees Ferry since the ‘80s and ‘90s when the trout were plentiful and had some decent size to them. However, this trip wasn’t just about fly fishing. It was also our inaugural trip for bringing our wives so…

The Microwave Workout

Roy Parfitt We have all heard the term, “use it or lose it,” and even more so as we age. We can lose three to five percent of our muscle mass each decade after we turn 30, and as we lose that mass, our muscle strength, shape, and function goes with it. Living in retirement…

Spanish Conversation Group Resumes

Dianne Zimmerman ¿Se habla español? and looking to practice Spanish with a fun and friendly group? It’s been several months without meetings, and we miss seeing everyone in person. We plan to start again on July 1, provided IronOaks reopens the Ocotillo Room. There’s ample room to provide distancing, and please bring a mask. Come…

Missing the Game We Love

Socially-distanced batting practice at the Field of Dreams (photo courtesy of Mundane Photo Company)

Larry Wolfe We miss it. We really miss it. It’s inherently true that you don’t know how much you’ll miss something until it’s gone. At press time, our softball program has been closed down for three months and counting, but there was hope that the program could begin to restart in mid-June with a possible summer…