EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

April 6, 2020                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
HUMOR TO START YOUR DAY
Source:  Unknown
Source:  Animal League of Green Valley
Stay-cation
"I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to Puerto Backyarda.  I'm getting tired of Los Livingroom."
Source: Shared by Barb Copeland 
The Redneck in Each of Us
"I don't know why the governate closed all the bars.  There's alcohol in bars.  Alcohol disaffects deseases and stuff.  I mean, it's not rocket appliances."
Source:  Unknown
Knock Knock
"If you get an email that says 'knock knock' don't open it....it's a Jehovah Witness working from home."
Source:  Al Prato
Did Guys Have These?
"Remember when we were little and had underwear with the days of the week on them?  Yeah!  Those would be helpful right now."
Source:  Unknown
Disinfectant
"My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet."
Source: Unknown
Veggies to the Rescue
"Ran out of toilet paper and now using lettuce leaves.  Today was just the tip of the iceberg....tomorrow romaines to be seen."
Source:  Unknown
Economic Impact
"My house got TP'd last night.  It's now valued at $875,000."
Source: Shared by Barb Copeland
Please keep sending us your jokes....Judy Hayes at jkhayes70@gmail.com.  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
EEHOA NOTES
Green Valley Directories
The new Green Valley phone directories are available in the Ramada.  Please help yourself!
EE Pool Closed
The Esperanza Estates pool was closed effective Saturday, April 4, at 5 pm, until further notice.  This action is in accordance with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's order on Friday, April 3, to close amenities "that do not allow for recommended physical distancing or proper hygiene," including basketball courts, playgrounds, pubic restrooms, and public pools.  We will continue to maintain the pool so it will be ready for use when the restrictions are lifted.  Thanks to everyone in Esperanza Estates for complying with this regulation. 
Oh No!! Poop on the Trails!!
We're walking more now...that's good!  But, dang....looks like our doggies' deposits are starting to pile up on our walking paths...again!  Please bag it and toss it in your own trash.  Thanks ever so much, The Poop Patrol
Update on Points West Service
Points West service is considered essential in the state of Arizona as stated in Executive Order 2020-18 and 2020-12 under Essential Infrastructure Operations; therefore, they will continue operating. Keeping the health and safety of residents and our Points West team is a priority. Luckily, the nature of Points West  work typically observes proper social distancing, so completing their tasks will remain mostly unaffected.  With that in mind,  if you have specific instructions you would like to be conveyed to the Points West employees  p lease call Cyndie Alto at 509-881-7569 or email her at cyndiealto@gmail.com.
Pickleball Meeting to Discuss Rules for Guest Use 
The meeting scheduled for  April 8th  at the pickleball court has been canceled due to the caronavirus situation. The purpose of this meeting was to take comments on use fees to be charged to non-EE residents and rules for their Court use. However, our information is the status of the virus in our community is more widespread than is being reported, and it is not expected to apex for an additional 14 days. Thus, this is not a time for an unnecessary meeting on a topic that will wait. In lieu of the meeting we request interested parties make written comments and email to  gkgramstad@gmail.com  and to  eetom840@yahoo.com . The comment period will remain open for one week but please respond promptly.
 EE ACTIVITIES 
Ladies Pickleball Cancelled
Patty Tracy reports.... "Ladies pickleball on Tuesdays and Thursdays is canceled for the season.  We hope to resume in the Fall."
Hospitality Committee
A note from Robin Lockwood... "In keeping with the newly published federal government's extension of "social distancing" guidelines through April 30th, and now the Governor of Arizona's "stay at home" declaration, the April and May Hospitality events at the Ramada have been cancelled.  The Hospitality Committee appreciates this community's enthusiasm and attendance at our events these past months.  We look forward to gathering us all together again, hopefully in the fall, when we can all sit close, hug and share good food and drink.  Thank you for a great season!  Stay safe."
Book Discussion Group Cancelled
From Linda Sielken.... "I'm calling it ladies.  Be safe and be well and we'll see you next time - whenever that may be."
Gardeners Work Party Canceled
From Rod and Mary Harp..."The Gardeners work party will be suspended until October.  If you are around during the summer and can help with watering and some pruning,  please call or text Rod Harp at  520.329.9103.  Thank you to all of you who have helped during this last season, it's your participation that makes this the wonderful community it is." 
EE CARING CONNECTIONS
Supplies to Share
Do you have supplies that you can share with your EE neighbors during the COVID-19 stay at home order?  If so, please let us know at jkhayes70@gmail.com, and we'll spread the word.  Here are a couple that we know of now....
Helping Our Esperanza Estates Neighbors 
In Esperanza Estates, we are attempting to connect neighbors who have a need for assistance during the COVID-19 crisis with EE folks who are willing to offer help.  

We have heard from a number of EE neighbors offering help....but as yet, have not received any requests for help.  Our h elpers are offering to do shopping, bring food, run errands, and share supplies.  Also, if you need help walking your dog...we can help!

If you are in need of assistance, 
or know of someone who has need for assistance 
OR
If you are able to offer assistance during the crisis

 Please contact Judy Hayes at 720-201-9260 or jkhayes70@gmail.com

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately. 

Please share this information with your EE neighbors.  We know there are a number of residents that don't receive the MMM online.  We have placed a box in the Ramada with paper copies of the weekly MMM.  If you can, please take a copy to neighbors.   As we hear from EE neighbors needing assistance, we will contact folks who have offered to help.   As always, individual privacy is respected.  
24-Hour Help Line For Seniors 
Arizona now has a 24 hr. help line for seniors who are unable to access groceries during the COVID-19 crisis :  
Call  602-264-4357
Even if you don't need this assistance, please share this number with someone who may need it.
Caring Connections this week....
  • Ed Lord, 1143 Sur, passed away on March 27 in Green Valley.  Ed and his partner, Kathy Babcock, have lived in Esperanza Estates since 2005.  Ed had a full life.  He served in the Navy, had a career in electronics, and then lived on a sailboat and spent three years sailing with Kathy from San Francisco to the Sea of Cortez and Mexico.  In Green Valley, Ed worked with the Green Valley/Sahuartia Samaritans, was a frequent book reviewer and contributor to the Green Valley News, played golf, and wrote four novels.  Those who knew Ed valued his sense of humor and his storytelling ability.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Ed's family.
  • Update on Kay and Ken Miller....Kay and Ken have moved to 525 W Camino Poco while awaiting repairs on their home.  Repairs are going slower than hoped.  Kay recently lost a sister, and Ken got a pacemaker last Friday. He is at Northwest Medical Center for a few days. Times have been doubly tough for them recently.  They always appreciate hearing from their EE friends, 520-603-1650.  Ken's birthday is coming up, April 12.
EE SHOUT OUT
"My sisters and I bought our parents home on Calle del Regalo. Although we're only there a few weeks out of the year, we love this neighborhood. Appreciate the volunteers who landscape the beautiful common areas, the volunteers who arrange community events, and your volunteer work on MMM. Has to be the best neighborhood in Green Valley. Thank you, Bonnie Risius"
See someone in the neighborhood whom you 
would like to recognize for their contribution and kindness? 
Please send it on over to Judy Hayes at jkhayes70@gmail.com  
EE NEIGHBORS STAYING POSITIVE
How are you staying positive while  observing social isolation? 
Your ideas could help a neighbor weather the Coronavirus crisis. 
Please send your suggestions to Judy Hayes at jkhayes70@gmail.com.
Homemade Takeout Food
One of our EE neighbors, Cheryl Scheller, wants to share a great source of homemade food that she's found.  Mountain View Bakery in Green Valley is open Monday through Friday, from 11 am - 2 pm and is offering their full menu and baked goods with curb side service.  Just call them at 520-625-2526, pay over the phone with a credit card, and then drive by to pick it up.

Note:  In a "normal" world we wouldn't advertise businesses in the MMM.  However, given our "abnormal" circumstances, it's helpful to share something that you've found that's helping you weather the stay at home quarantine.  So, send your suggestions on over to jkhayes70@gmail.com. We will only run the "clean" ones. :):)
Music Performances
Entertainment while we're hunkered down....
NEWS
Optimist Sausage
Kevin Welsh reports that there are six bags of Optimist Italian Sausage left, then it's gone..... Call Sue @ 625-8289.  It's delicious!
Medicare and the Coronavirus
With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), being informed about your Medicare coverage is more important than ever.   Medicare recently expanded its coverage of telehealth services. Telehealth enables beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. 
If your doctor orders a COVID-19 test for you, Medicare covers all of the costs. You should not have any co-pay, no matter what Medicare plan you're enrolled in. There's no vaccine for COVID-19 at this time, but when one becomes available, Medicare will cover it.  Click here  for more information from the Social Security Administration.
Sheriff's Auxillary Volunteers (SAV) Scam Squad
If you aren't already familiar with the SAV Scam Squad check them out,  click here.  Lots of excellent information about cell phone scams and other technology scams that prey on senior citizens.  The latest is this:
"Warning!  They've started the phony IRS calls wanting your bank account number to deposit your $1200.00 stimulus check.  Don't fall for it!" 
WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK IN EE?
PICKLEBALL GROUP PLAY
8:00-10:00 AM
EVERY DAY
PICKLEBALL COURTS
Monday Morning Memo Submission Deadline
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