Scottsdale Arizona


Recognized for its sustainable design and sensitivity to the desert habitat

within the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale’s Lost Dog Wash Trailhead was recently awarded the top Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects, Western Mountain Region.

 The trailhead’s building and parking area have been designed to blend inwith the surrounding desert preserve and incorporate green buildingtechniques.  These include photovoltaic cells that provide electricity, andgrey water and rainwater harvesting that produce nearly 75,000 gallons ofwater annually for landscape irrigation. In addition, special attention hasbeen paid to salvage and relocate native vegetation to other areas of

disturbance within the preserve. 

 Earlier this summer, the city also received an award for the South AreasTrails Map of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve from the Arizona Information

Council in the cartographic design category.

 The Lost Dog Wash Trailhead also won the Valley Forward Environmental

Excellence Crescordia award in the open space and connectivity category last October.  


Since 1994, nearly 15,000 acres of the McDowell Mountains and Sonoran Desert have been preserved in Scottsdale. To commemorate October as McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month, residents are invited to attend Scottsdale’s Mayor and City Council Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

 For more information about the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, visit or call (480) 312-7722. For more information about events planned during McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month, visit or call the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy at (480)998-7971.


Senior Day at Maricopa County Fair is Wednesday April 11th 2007 by quotes

Maricopa County Fair Offers Free Day for Seniors on Wednesday April 11th 2007

Maricopa County Fair – County Fair Offers Free Day for Senior Citizens

PHOENIX, AZ – A free day to play for everyone 55 and over! That is what the 2007 Maricopa County Fair is offering seniors this year. Opening day of the fair, Wednesday April 11, has been officially designated as Seniors Day. Admission will be free to visiting seniors.

A day full of fun to help celebrate “It’s Showtime” is in store for all visitors. Lots of great entertainment is scheduled. Daily shows by Skip Banks the Balloon Man, Madame Zelda’s Puppet Circus, Terrell & Takako – Jugglers Extraordinaire and Doggies of the Wild West are just some of the lineup.

Two stages will be filled with dancers, school bands, local musicians and other community acts. “We are currently booking barbershop quartets, sweet Adelines, square dance groups and other specialty acts,” says Carolyn Siebrand-White, Seniors Day Coordinator. “We are thrilled to offer the fair to seniors for free.”

As a special treat, everyone 55 and over will receive a free carousel ride from 10am to 2pm. “Thanks to Butler Amusements, the fair is able to offer Seniors carousel rides at no charge. Come on out and enjoy the fair, the food, the entertainment, the exhibits and even the carnival,” says Michael Searle, Executive Director.

Senior Citizen Centers are encouraged to bring busloads of residents and participants.

Great shopping, wonderful fair food, livestock shows, the county’s best on exhibit and thrilling carnival rides will all be part of your visit to the fair. Discount carnival tickets are on sale now at your local

City . Save 20% by purchasing in advance! Extreme Sports Spectacular tickets are also on sale. Save money and time (and no lines) by purchasing all your advance tickets on line.

Don’t miss the 2007 Maricopa County Fair, April 11th through April 15th. For more information check the website, or call the fair office at 602-252-0717.

Source:  Maricopa County Fair Offers Free Day for Senior Day



The city’s Adopt-A-Senior Holiday Program needs volunteers to ensure another successful year.  Residents or businesses wishing to adopt a senior or make a contribution towards the program are invited to sign up now.
By “adopting” a senior, participants agree to purchase some requested gift items (minimal value $30-35) from their “wish list” and a grocery gift card of at least $25.
Making a cash or grocery gift card donation are also options. Please make checks out to “Concerned Citizens for Community Health/Via Linda” and mail it to Via Linda Senior Center 10440 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, Ariz., 85258.
Those wishing to “adopt” a senior should contact (480) 312-5810 by Oct. 20.  Donated gifts and checks need to be delivered to the center no later than Nov. 30. 

North Tempe Multigenerational Center opens July 31 by quotes

North Tempe Multigenerational Center opens July 31


TEMPE, Ariz. – Children, seniors and all ages in between will find a
haven for recreating, socializing and learning when the North Tempe
Multigenerational Center opens July 31. The 30,000-square-foot facility
is located at 1555 N. Bridalwreath St., south of McKellips Road and east
of Scottsdale Road.


The center will be formally dedicated by members of the Tempe City
Council and the community on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. It will be
fully operational beginning July 31.


The North Tempe Multigenerational Center includes a fitness center,
senior center, library resource center, computer lab, gymnasium and
community classrooms. The Tempe Elementary School District, Tempe
Community Action Agency, the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley,
Tempe Family YMCA, Chicanos Por La Causa, Maricopa County Head Start,
ASU College of Nursing and the City of Tempe have partnered to provide
various programs at the facility. Programs are available for all age
groups from preschool to older adult. 


Each week, the facility’s hours of operation will be: Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
and Sunday 1-6 p.m. For more information, call 480-858-6500.