COMMUNITY UPDATES
From the Desk of the Executive Director
Happy Friday!

As of today, all 11 regions are under Tier 3 mitigation efforts implemented by the State of IL. Please be reminded, indoor activities are canceled/closed, which includes the Prairie Lodge (PL) Charter Club Activity Rooms, the Millgrove Woodshop, Indoor Fitness Classes and Lifestyle offerings. Due to current weather conditions and mitigation requirements, the PL Indoor Pool & Locker Rooms will close for two weeks (Friday, November 20th-Friday, December 4th) and/or until further guidance is received from state officials.

The PL Indoor Walking Track (no reservation needed) and the MVL Fitness Center will remain open by reservation only. However, face masks are required while exercising. Please assess your individual tolerance for wearing a mask while exercising before continuing your regular routine. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated in advance.

Please be reminded that Jameson’s is doing curb side pick-up and offers on-line ordering! Also, this Thanksgiving, pre-orders are being taken. Jameson’s Charhouse has been a long-time business partner of the Sun City Community Association of Huntley, Inc. As we all know, hospitality and food service businesses have suffered considerable losses this year. Please consider supporting Jameson’s during this very difficult time.

Be well and stay strong,
Deanna Loughran
From The Board Of Directors
Next Board Meeting
The next meeting of  Board of Directors will be Wednesday, December 9 at 9am.
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26
All offices and lodges closed  
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Management Offices ........Closed
Fountain View Welcome Desk & Business Center ..........Closed
Prairie Lodge Fitness Center ........6:30am-5pm
Prairie Lodge Member Services Desk ...... Closed
Meadow View Lodge Fitness Center .....6am-12pm
Trash & Recycle Collection
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the regular scheduled Thursday, November 26 waste & recycle collection will be on Friday, November 27. Normal collection schedule will resume on Monday, November 30.
Snow Removal Operations
ATTENTION RESIDENTS!!!
Based on actual use data over the past several months we will perform snow removal operations in the Prairie Lodge and Meadow View Lodge more efficiently this winter 2020-2021.

Please see the attached maps for the locations that will be cleared in green. For your safety, please stay out of the closed areas that will not be cleared or de-iced. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience. We hope you and your families stay safe and well through these next few months.

Happy Holidays and please call the Maintenance Department with any questions. Here’s to health and progress.


Click here to view Prairie Lodge Parking Lot.

Click here to view Meadow View Lodge Parking Lot.
Lifestyles Happenings
SPECIAL NOTE FOR DECEMBER & JANUARY CLASSES
Registration is now open.
Please continue to watch e-blasts and check your email for program changes due to the recently imposed mandates of groupings of 10 people. We will be creative and host the event when & where possible. This may require us to offer via Zoom Video, utilize two rooms, change the date, change the location, etc. 
 
*Paint Party Classes now begin at 1:30 pm
       

Click here to view our events!
Food Trucks
On site each week are Tacos Mario’s and PerkNPickle Food Trucks.

Click here for details.
Festival of Lights  

New! Save-the-date for something great at Sun City Huntley to kick off the holiday festivities.

Enter at a chance to win a Jameson’s Gift Card! At our Festival of Lights Event, stop by FV Circle Drive and pick up a raffle ticket and drop it in the raffle box. One raffle ticket per person. Must be present to win.

Drawing will occur at approximately 5:00 pm at the Grand Stage located between the Fitness and Cam Entrances. Good luck!

  • 1st Place Prize $100 Gift Card
  • 2nd Place Prize $75 Gift Card
  • 3rd Place Prize $50 Gift Card

Click here for complete details.
Holiday Drive Thru Event
Let Silverado brighten your day with a Holiday Goody-Bag. While supplies last.

Click here for details.

Fitness News
Fitness Class Schedule
Click here to view all our fitness classes for the week of November 23 - 28.
  • Effective today, November 20th all indoor fitness classes, all water classes and all pool reservations are cancelled for a 2-week period (December 4th)

  • All people registered for Friday & Saturday classes will be refunded

  • The State of Illinois has advised that all massage therapy be medically advised. Masks are required during massage therapy appointments

  • The walking track is open as usual (M-W-F, 6:30am-4:45pm and T-TH 9:00am-4:45pm). The maximum number of people walking at one time is now 10. Masks are required

  • The fitness center at MVL remains open for exercise, reservations required. Masks are now required

  • Additional virtual fitness classes have been added to the schedule.
The outdoor POMS class is available next week on Tuesday, November 24th

Limited to 10 participants. Masks required.
Northwestern Wellness Center
Emotional Health:
Start a Gratitude Journal



Could you add a little gratitude to your life? Research has shown that gratitude journaling can improve optimism, determination, enthusiasms, energy and even exercise habits. Gratitude journaling can also improve the way your body physically feels, reducing the impact of physical ailments.

Gratitude journaling involves simply writing down what you are grateful for to elicit more positive thinking and hopefulness. It’s different than just journaling, because the focus is building positive pathways in your brain.

3 Tips for Gratitude Journaling:

1. Be grateful gradually. To sustain gratitude journaling practice, start small, say on a weekly or monthly basis. You are also less likely to burn out when writing weekly as opposed to daily.

2. Carve out time. Set a timer for a set amount of time, silence your phone and unplug from other activities while journaling.

3. Do what works for you. Remember that there is no right or wrong way to keep a gratitude journal. This means that if you want to take a break from writing in your gratitude journal because you are too busy or are feeling more hopeful, there is no shame in stopping and starting it up again when you feel like you need to.

To get started with your gratitude journal, download a Start a Gratitude Journal Here.
Full Lipid Panel, A1C, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) & Vitamin D Screenings
The lipid screening includes total cholesterol, HDL/LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose levels (12-hour fast required). The PSA screening alone is not conclusive and should be used in conjunction with a complete physical exam. The vitamin D screening detects deficient vitamin D levels, which can lead to weakened bones. The A1C screening measures how well your diabetes is controlled over an approximately 6 to 12 week time period. TSH regulates the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormones influence virtually every organ system in the body. Results of these tests should be shared with your physician. Fasting is not required for the vitamin D, PSA, TSH or A1C screenings. The fee is $28 each for lipid, PSA and A1C, $25 for TSH and $35 for Vitamin D. Appointments required. To register for this screening and pay with a Credit/Debit card via phone, call 630-933-2374.

Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 9AM-12PM
Location: Wellness Center, Prairie Lodge
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