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Welcome to the neighborhood!

March 26, 2015



Welcome to the Coyote Creek Homeowner Association website, run by neighbors for neighbors.  As a guest, you are only able to view certain sections of this website.  To gain access to the entire content you are required to be an owner or resident in the community. Registration is free and easy by emailing the webmaster and requesting access. 

Dealing With Loss - Arizona Senior Academy
Mary-Frances O'Connor, Ph.D  -  April 29th at Academy Village Great Room

Frances, currently an Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology University of Arizona, and from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, will present on "Dealing With Loss" on Wednesday, April 29th from  
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm.  

Her research is focused in emotions, in understanding them at the experiential level and the physiological level. Her work has primarily focused on the bereaved population, because of the wide-ranging emotional responses to this specific event.  In particular, with focus on neurobiological, immune and autonomic parameters that vary between individual grief responses.  She will use her research and experience and share information on dealing with loss.

Her credentials are:
Over 21 Publications, 106 Citations, Collaborated with over 50 authors, and is cited by over 403 authors. 

1992-1996   Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 
1998-2004   Doctoral Degree, Clinical Psychology University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 
2003-2004   Clinical Internship Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital University of California, Los Angeles, California 
2004-2007   Post-Doctoral Fellowship UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology University of California, Los Angeles, California

Springtime - A Perfect Time for Arizona Day Trips!

Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

March's highlight is a perfect day trip for early Spring.  Pack a lunch, some walking shoes, and take a detour southwest on 82 to take a nature walk at the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, outside of the town of Patagonia. Here the Nature Conservancy has set aside some of the pristine watershed of Sonoita Creek, including some of the largest (more than a hundred feet/30 meters tall) and oldest (130 years) Fremont cottonwood trees in America. It is a beautifully, cool and shady place to explore.  Home to one of Arizona's permanently flowing streams, there are rare birds, gorgeous butterflies, and the quiet sound of nature - not to be missed in your Arizona lifetime.  Follow this link to plan your trip.  Afterwards, circle around to Arizona wine country and visit an area winery!  

  at The Academy Village 

Effective January 5, The Academy Village is opening their Group Fitness Classes to SilverSneakers members, a fitness program available through many supplemental Medicare insurance providers. This program reimburses contracted traditional fitness centers for basic membership and FLEX classes held outside traditional fitness centers.  

If this program is included in your insurance, you are automatically a member and may attend classes for free.  You may check your eligibility online or you may check at the class.  If you are not a member, you are still welcome to attend for $10 per class. 

The fitness class schedule is available online.  For additional questions, contact Connie Plummer, Fitness Director, Academy Village and owner of The Pilates Station, located in the Community Center where the classes are held.  Her contact information is Fitness Director - Connie Plummer, 520-977-3591 cell or studio, The Pilates Station - 520-647-3346.

Beautiful Choral Concert - Arizona Senior Academy
March 30th at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Room at The Academy Village

The University of Arizona’s Collegium Musicum presents a choral concert on Monday (March 30), beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening’s unique program will feature an all a cappella performance of the Officium defunctorum or Requiem Mass by Spain’s most famous Renaissance composer, Tomas Luis de Victoria. The Requiem Mass was written in 1605 for the funeral of Victoria’s patron, the Empress Maria.

The Mass setting intersperses phrases of chant, sung by the upper voices, with six-part choral movements in a style similar to that of Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina.  Victoria had trained and worked as a singer and organist in Rome where he probably studied with Palestrina and had the opportunity to absorb the Italian master’s style and techniques. If you would like to attend click here for information. 

Community Spotlight - Rincon Valley Fire Department

Did you know that in addition to the great job our Rincon Valley Fire Department does responding to emergencies and critical fire needs, they also have several free services for our Vail community:
  • Desert Creature Removal – Unwanted desert creatures are removed from homes and properties and relocated to remote locations.  This service is free for all District residents.
  • Vehicle Lockout Assistance - Rincon Valley Fire District will respond to a vehicle owner to attempt entry in the even their keys are locked inside.  This service is free of charge to District residents.
  • Community Meetings - Rincon Valley Fire District actively supports community groups hosting meetings at the Fire Station and sending speakers to other meeting places to address fire and life safety issue.

   You do not need to drive into "town" to enjoy many cultural, recreational, and the continuing educational opportunities.   The Arizona Senior Academy (ASA) sponsors many events right up the road at the Academy Village. Our neighborhoods have a friendly relationship and Coyote Creek residents are invited to sign up for events.  It's a great way to join up with good people who want to improve their neighborhoods and take care of their mind and body.  Find exercise classes here.

Note to visitors:   Because some of the events overfill the hall, we have established a reserved-seat policy.  This means non-Academy members need to call 647-0980 or email to make a reservation. The first twenty-five people to reserve a seat will be able to enter the hall fifteen minutes prior to the announced starting time of the event and may sit anywhere, as will Academy members.  Visitors without a reservation will be able to seat themselves five minutes prior to the announced starting time.  Visitor parking is behind the Community Center.  Upon entry into Academy Village there will be a stop sign.  Turn right and follow the yellow dividing line in the road to a sign that reads “Additional Parking”.  Turn left onto Vivaldi Court and follow the road down into the parking lot. The rear half of the Great Room is equipped with an inductive loop, providing assistive listening for those with hearing aids. To use, activate T-coil in hearing aid. 

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