By Karen Blue
Tatum Highlands Communications Committee
There's now a Scottsdale edition of Monopoly! It's available in stores such as Barnes & Noble Scottsdale, Kactus Jock, Scottsdale Southwest, Southwest Reflections, The Poisoned Pen, and online at retail partners including Amazon and more.
Wondering what to do with some of the books you no longer want? Consider donating them to VNSA (Volunteer Non-Profit Service Association). They take donations all year long and have donation drop boxes around the valley. Or if you are not near one of their drop boxes, they will come to you. For more information contact: (602) 0265-6805, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or https://vnsabooksale.org/donate.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ) are highlighting the tremendousdemand for mentors across the state. To learn more about BBBAZ or how to get involved visit: bbbsaz.org/bebold
Hospice of the Valley offers several free educational presentations for the community. One such presentation is called Hospice and Supportive Care where you'll learn about how hospice supports patients and families in their homes, when hospice is appropriate and how Medicare and insurance companies cover the cost of care. Supportive care helps families improve quality of life for those struggling with chronic illness by managing symptoms to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations. For more information contact Community Liaison Patti Sheridan at (602) 530-6920 or email@example.com.
Our neighbor community of Tatum Ranch welcomes their residents as well as us, their community neighbors, to join them for BINGO on the first and third Thursdays of the month. The cost is $25 for 10 games and includes snacks, drinks and daubers. For more information call (480) 473-1763 or https://www.tatumranch.org/events
There are a multitude of fun and educational events available through Maricopa County Parks & Recreation, such as guided bird walks, seed collection, moonlight hikes, and Clay Mine tours, many of which are Ranger-escorted. Most events are free with park entrance purchase and many require registration as the number of participants is limited. For more information: (602) 506-2930 x8 or https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/events/.
The following community phone numbers might be helpful to keep handy:
Adult Protective Services @ 602-542-4446
Department of Children's Services @ 602-255-2500
Domestic Violence Hotline @ 1-800-799-7233
Suicide Prevention Hotline @ 1-800-273-8255
Teen Lifeline @ 602-248-8336
Foothills Foodbank @ 480-488-1145