Victory Club Virtual Tour

Virtual Tours are becoming more common. This is for the Victory Club at Victory at Verrado. Check it out!

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After trying to get it to fully load on my site, I apologize you will have to click on the link to view the tour.

Embracing being 55+ Discounts Galore

A couple of months ago I officially turned 55. As I learn to embrace my new age, I am letting my grey go, soon you will see new photos with my short grey hair. I am also learning the benefits as well.

Here is a list of stores currently offering discounts for your age.

In addition in the Phoenix area, most of our grocery stores offer 10% off on the first Wednesday of the month.

Banana Republic: 10% off (No regular days; 50+)
Bealls Outlet: 15% off every Tuesday (50+)
Belk: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (62+)
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days; 20% if you use the store’s proprietary credit card (55+)
C.J. Banks/Christopher Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
Clarks: 10% off (62+)
Dressbarn: 10% off Tues and/or Wed (call ahead-varies by location – 55+)
Goodwill: 10% – 20% off one day a week (date varies by location – 55+)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location; age may vary depending on the product)
iParty: 10% senior discount every day; ask for a discount as soon as you get to checkout
Kohl’s: 15% off on Wednesdays (60+)
Michael’s: 10% off every day (with AARP card – 55+
Modell’s Sporting Goods: 10% off every day (65+)
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: Up to 50% off, days vary (55+)
SteinMart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)
TJ Maxx: 10% on Mondays (FLORIDA only at this time – 55+)
Walgreens: 20% off once a month, “Balance Rewards” card required. (65+ and AARP)

“We’re Back” Wickenburg Ranch

Wickenburg Ranch is BACK! And life at the Ranch has never been better.

Lil' Wick

We are excited to announce that we are back, and so is the Town of Wickenburg! 

As of this week, Wickenburg Ranch restaurants are open again for dine-in service and both Big Wick and Li’l Wick are now open for tee times. The health and wellness of our guests continues to be our first priority, and we have implemented additional safety protocols across the community. From hourly sanitation at the Ranch House and reduced capacity at our restaurants, we remain committed to your safety and peace of mind here at Wickenburg Ranch. 


The businesses, shops and restaurants that make the Town of Wickenburg such a special place to live have also re-opened their doors with additional safety measures in place. There has never been a better time to experience the small town charm and rich history Wickenburg offers its residents.

Sun City West re-opens golf courses

Golf opens Monday; other facilities remain closed

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West reminds residents that although five golf courses will open on Monday, the other facilities including chartered clubs remain closed.

Stardust, Grandview, Echo Mesa, Trail Ridge and Deer Valley will open to residents on Monday. Pebblebrook and Desert Trails remain closed until fall for overseeding and maintenance. Social distancing restrictions will be in place at the five courses on Monday; the courses will remain closed to the public with the exception of registered public players.

There has been some confusion that chartered clubs will reopen as well on Monday. That is not the case. The Rec Centers is working on a Recovery and Reopening Plan for its other facilities. However, reopening even under the plan with restrictions in place, will follow the federal “Opening Up America Again” approach, which requires a downward trajectory of Covid cases over a 14-day period.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced a testing blitz, which aims to test 10,000 to 20,000 Arizonans every Saturday for three consecutive weeks, beginning Saturday, May 2. “We can expect to see our numbers increase after that date,” said RCSCW General Manager Bill Schwind. “But that doesn’t explain the leap in cases we saw last weekend before the blitz began.”

Sun City West’s zip code saw a jump from “6-10” cases on April 26 to 45 on April 27. There are 47 reported as of today. There is a reported 4-7 day lag time between testing and reporting, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services website.

Of particular concern is the impact Covid-19 has on those 65 and older, particularly those with a chronic condition. According to Maricopa County, people who are at least 65 and have a chronic condition account for: 43 percent of all cases in the county; 73 percent of the hospitalizations; 77 percent of the ICU admissions; and 98 percent of those who have died.

The Rec Centers will release its Recovery and Reopening Plan as soon as possible. In the meantime, please check suncitywest.com for further announcements, and the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Data Dashboard at azdhs.gov for the latest case information.

Active Adult Communities come together during social distancing

During our Social Distancing, the most important thing for our mental health and sanity is to connect with others. In the Active Adult / 55+ communities they are keeping their distance and connecting with their neighbors. The clubhouse may be closed, the community however is coming together.

Events at Wickenburg Ranch

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, 3/19 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Shea Homes® presents: Happier Hour with Shea Member Lifestyle Advisors
Come meet the Shea Member Lifestyle Advisors at the Clubhouse! These are members of the community that are already Living the Good Life here at Wickenburg Ranch, and are ready to answer all of your questions about what life is really like here. Enjoy the appetizer buffet and a drink on us, and mingle with members. RSVP Here

Saturday, 3/21 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Taste of Trilogy
With live music, great company and a Taste of Trilogy – we’ve got all the ingredients for a tasty afternoon at Wickenburg Ranch! Come grab lunch at one of our delicious food trucks, explore our beautiful model gallery and Ranch House, and enjoy live music all afternoon. Join in on the Bocce Tournament while you’re here and enter to win a pair of stellar tickets to see the Eagles when they come to Talking Stick Resort Arena in April. You don’t want to miss out on all the fun!

William Lyon Homes is now part of the Taylor Morrison family!

We’re beaming with excitement to share William Lyon Homes is now part of the Taylor Morrison family! We invite you to learn more about this next chapter in our story, and explore the many more communities we have ready for you to call home.

The new Active Adult Community of Ovation at Meridian joins the Taylor Morrison Family

America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder

Taylor Morrison, We are proud to be named America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder for a record fifth year in a row.
The title of America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder was earned from Lifestory Research® who bases rankings on experiences and perceptions of actual consumers. Out of the top 20 of 100 national homebuilders, we’ve ranked number one every year since 2016.
Hear directly from homeowners about their Taylor Morrison experience. You’ll enjoy the insights. Trust us!

America’s Most Trusted® Active Adult Resort Homebuilder!

The results are in! For the 8th consecutive year, Trilogy® by Shea Homes® has earned the #1 ranking as America’s Most Trusted® Active Adult Resort Homebuilder! Our team members are passionate about serving our customers and helping enhance their lives. We know that trust is not easily won but can be easily lost, which is why we’re so proud of our employees.

Having earned the top spot for this award from shoppers around the country for 8 years in a row is unprecedented in the homebuilding industry!

Each year, Lifestory Research surveys shoppers who are actively looking for a new home in an active adult community. Over the past 12 months, more than 12,600 home shoppers looking for a new home in a 55+ community were surveyed in this study – and their feedback placed Trilogy by Shea Homes at the very top of the list of national homebuilder brands across the United States. We’re honored that we’ve earned your trust – and kept it. The 2020 study details can be found on the Lifestory Research website.

When it comes to choosing the company that will build your home and community, trust is everything. Come take a tour and see for yourself what sets Trilogy by Shea Homes apart as America’s Most Trusted Active Adult Resort Homebuilder.

Home Tech to Protect

With so much new technology out there we are doing things differently. Just a few years ago the technology to say “Alexa Good Night” and have your doors locked, the lights turned out, the blinds closed, your alarm turned on and the thermostat adjusted, just didn’t exist.

With so many fun gadgets, remember to get the ones that help protect your biggest asset, Your Home!

This gadget is a water sensor that can detect the presence of water and notify you before it becomes an issue.

Just a couple of weeks after getting this sensor, we had a leak in the toilet, I was in the house, and would never have known. I received a text message, and quickly got the water turned off before damage could happen.

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