Association Weekly News
From the Desk of the Executive Director
Happy Friday!

On Thursday, we completed a Memorial Day display at the Prairie Lodge, which will continue through the Holiday weekend. Veterans from the community were invited to come by the lodge for a treat and I am happy to say we were able to thank about 100 servicemen for their service to our country! I realize that Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America, but we felt it appropriate to take an opportunity to appreciate our returning heroes also. I encourage you to visit the parking area in front of the middle portico entrance to the community. Many thanks to Stephanie Burrows of Century 21 New Heritage, Melissa Hornick, and Thomas Reusch (and his brother) for their sponsorship and efforts!

Historically, pools around the nation open for Memorial Day weekend. While we understand everyone’s desire to embrace summer and use the pools, the Governor has not issued guidelines for pool openings at this time. Therefore, the pools will not be opening this weekend.
The Board will be reviewing recommendations for reopening during Phase 3 at the May 27 th Board meeting. More detailed information will follow. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through these challenging times.

I wish everyone a wonderful Memorial Day!
From The Board Of Directors
Next Board Meeting
The next meeting of  Board of Directors will be Wednesday, May 27 at 9am.

To view the May 27 Board Meeting Agenda,  click here.
Due to current social restrictions related to the COVID 19 virus, the upcoming Board of Directors of the Sun City Community Association of Huntley, Inc. meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 27th, at 9:00 a.m. will be held virtually over the Internet. Click here to view agenda.

As provided for in the Common Interest Community Association Act, members will be able to comment during the beginning portion of the meeting via email. Comments will be read aloud during the Member Comment period of the agenda and will be a part of the broadcast via YouTube. Please send comments to sccahwebsite@gmail.com beginning Tuesday, May 26 th – Wednesday, May 27 th at 9:00 a.m. Twenty (20) minutes is set aside at each Board meeting for a Member Comment period.

Residents will be able to view the meeting “live” over YouTube. A link to the live broadcast will be added to the top of the Association News section (landing page of the private side of the website) approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting. A computer with Internet access will be needed to view the live meeting. Resident may login into the private side of  www.sccah.com and click on the link provided. Be sure to have the computer or phone speaker or headphone/earbuds volume turned up. The meeting will not be rebroadcasted after it concludes.
Whisper Creek Golf Course
Please be advised that Whisper Creek Golf Course is currently open.
For your safety,   walking and/or biking on the golf paths is no longer permissible.  Thank you for your cooperation!
Saturday is National Scavenger Hunt Day!
Let’s get creative and have some fun. Download the attached Scavenger Hunt ideas and get moving. There’s a tech-savvy option for your friends, neighbors and family, or simple checklists. Have some fun!

Click here to view packet
Dance Off Challenge!!
We have been challenged to a dance-off by a neighboring community , and we want to show them our moves! Watch the video clip of “Happy” by Pherrell Williams .  Turn it up, get creative, get silly, wear costumes, dance and record a 30-60 seconds video on your phone and send it to Kathy O’Toole at kathy.o’toole@fsresidential.com

Deadline for submitting your videos is Monday, June 1 st .  
Need help recording your video? Need us to come to your neighborhood, we can do that too! Contact Kathy at 847-515-7621 and we’ll see what we can do.
Memorial Day - Trash & Recycle Collection
As a reminder, due to the Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 25, trash & recycle collection services will be one day delayed - i.e. normal Monday collection will be Tuesday, Tuesday collection will be Wednesday, & so forth. Regular service will resume on Monday, June 1.
Memorial Day Celebration
Begin your Memorial Day celebration with an interactive Memorial Day packet.

Click here to view packet.
Grafton Food Pantry
Sun City Huntley Has Heart
What can each of us do to shine a little hope and help for those less fortunate during this time? In addition to the “usual” suggestions, your Association is excited to announce we have started a Go Fund Me page called “Sun City Huntley Has Heart” Read on to see how YOU can make a difference! 
Jameson’s Curbside Pick Up
Our hours will be 12:00 till 7:30 Tuesday through Sunday. We will be offering a  Lunch Menu from 12-3 and  Dinner Menu from 3-7:30. 
Modifications Department
Please remember that all exterior modifications require review and approval through the Modifications Department. Applications for change are available on the website, or feel free to contact us in the Modifications Department and we can mail or email the application to you. Submitted applications are being reviewed via email to the Modification Committee and mailed back to the residents for their convenience and safety.
Again, please reach out to us with any questions you may have, we want to help you!

847-515-7664

MULCH REMINDER
Please remember that if installing mulch, Modification Committee approval is necessary before your project begins.  
*If using the standard dark shredded hardwood mulch, no application is necessary.
Assessment Payment Options
Just a reminder that there are multiple options to paying your assessment other than using the Assessment Payment Box.
  1. Pay via Direct Debit. Sign up using this Direct Debit Application Form or give us a call at 847-515-7678.
  2. Pay online via your personal bank (i.e., Bill Pay). The payee is the Sun City Community Association of Huntley, Inc. (i.e., SCCAH). The address is P.O. Box 6241, Carol Stream, IL 60197-6241.
  3. Mail payment and coupon directly to the lockbox address noted above.
  4. Pay online. (There is a bank service charge for this service.)

Your account number is a 6-digit number (e.g., 111-111) found on your coupon. 
Boredom Busters Flipbook
As you encounter the challenges of closed amenity and fitness centers, please know we are here to help you be creative with programming. We have added a ‘Boredom Busters’ menu to our navigation on our website.

Clicking on this tab will take you directly to a flip-book shelf. Try these great ideas to stay healthy and engaged, or to find resources from the greater Huntley area. Check out the   Boredom Busters & Local Resources flipbook!
Veterans Photo Album

Today & every single day we salute you for the sacrifice you gave to our nation. 

Please click here to view our photo album of our Veterans within Sun City. 
Virtual Week At A Glance
Virtual Week At A Glance flipbook.
Visit our Boredom Busters page and enjoy our new virtual live Classes/Events!

Click here  to view.
Let's Have A Laugh!
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face - Victor Hugo

Click here to read more...
Boredom Busters
Looking for ways to stay busy? Explore the links below:

Please   click here  for today’s virtual programming provided by FirstService Residential. There are many ideas within that can be enjoyed by you, shared with family, or used as a virtual activity with your grandkids!
Books and literature

Social Activities
  • Cards Online, Your Way! Let the fun begin. Play the games you love with friends and family or get matched with other live players at your level.


Technology, Tips, Tricks & Hacks


Curbside Pick-Up / Senior Shopping Hours
Local Restaurants are offering curbside pick-up and delivery

Restaurants may be closed for dining IN, but most are offering carry out, curbside pick-up, and/or delivery.   Click here  to view a list of local restaurants and what they offer.

Senior Shopping Hours
The following stores are holding special shopping hours for senior citizens and other vulnerable populations.      Senior hours (if offered) are in the 2nd and 3rd column of the attached list.     Click here      to view.
Support Local Businesses
We are in this together! So thru all this lets try our best to support local to help keep our great Huntley Businesses around for years to come!  

Please   click here  for our chamber members that are still here to serve you.
Northwestern Wellness Center
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Due to the Lodges remaining closed, all of the Wellness Center screenings scheduled for May will be rescheduled for JUNE. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 847.515.2078. Thank you for your understanding!

  • The Northwestern Medicine Outpatient Lab Services located on 10350 Haligus Drive, Medical Office Building 1 in Huntley will remain open. (Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 7am-5pm, Saturday 8am-12pm) 

  • Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Huntley located on 10350 Haligus Road in Huntley, IL 60142 will remain open. (Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 8am-7:45pm)

WELLNESS CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK

Start each day with a grateful heart by thinking of three things that you are grateful for. This action is easy to do, and being grateful can help you cope with stress and have a beneficial effect on heart rate.

Healthy Sleep Habits From Northwestern Medicine Sleep Disorder Clinic Algonquin

Sleep is a very important function of the body and good sleep is necessary to wellness and is as important as diet and exercise to be healthy. It is important to a healthy immune system. Shortening your sleep time or having poor quality of sleep can lead to many health problems/illnesses. Below are some healthy sleep habits that are always important, but especially during these stressful times.
  1. Maintain a regular bed time and wake time. Our bodies are regulated by our Circadian rhythm, which is our 24 hour body clock. The body gests used to a set sleep/wake time and needs to be maintained daily to be able to fall asleep easily.
  2. Avoid caffeine and nicotine products close to bedtime. These are stimulants and can keep you from falling asleep and staying asleep. They cause more frequent awakening during the night.

If you are experiencing trouble sleeping during this time, you can contact the Northwestern Medicine Sleep Disorder Clinic in Algonquin at 847.854.7250- at-home sleep studies now offered!
Charter Club News
Check out what these Charter Clubs are up to:
Computer Club: We are happy to announce that the Computer Club is now holding virtual classes via Zoom. These classes are being offered free of charge to all Sun City residents.

If you have not used Zoom yet, here is a YouTube tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting: h ttps://youtu.be/kh50kVaIdAY 

Here is the current schedule:

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