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| 20TH ANNIVERSARY

VENETIAN SPLENDORS

FOOD, WINE, AND BOAT RIDES

PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999

GIVING CLOSURE

CONFIDENTIAL

K I TC H E N

HOW A FORENSIC ARCHEOLOGIST UNCOVERS THE PAST

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST RECIPROCAL ACCESS AS A MEMBER VISIT MYTRILOGYLIFE.COM/RECIPROCAL- ACCESS *Exclusions apply. Please see website for additional details.

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As a Trilogy® Member, your privileges extend well beyond your home Club. As you travel, your perks follow, meaning Members may now enjoy the amenities at Trilogy Clubs across the country*. Work up a sweat in the gym, lounge by the pool, enjoy a bite at the restaurant, or just relax and take in one of the breathtaking patio views – the choice is yours.

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Something to Talk About EACH YEAR, WE SURVEY ALL MEMBERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WE ARE DOING WELL AND WHERE WE CAN CONTINUE TO IMPROVE. HERE IS SOME OF WHAT WAS SAID IN 2019:

“Living here has been one

“Lived here 14 years

of the best experiences of my life. I love the great social aspect of being in Trilogy, both from the people who live here and all the events put on by Trilogy.”

and enjoy the feeling of the community and the excellent maintenance of landscaping of all the general areas. I'm proud to live here.”

“We LOVE living here “I love living here and believe you go above and beyond and think everyone to make everyone have a positive experience. Thank you!” that works here is extremely friendly! “I love living at Trilogy and would recommend it to anyone Thank you!” “I love the beauty of the community. It is so luxurious and well-maintained.”

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“We very much appreciate the staff. They are part of the Club experience and what we enjoy about living here. We value the different events offered and the effort to keep us busy with a variety of things to do.”

“We love it here and are very proud to call Trilogy our home.” “I feel incredibly lucky to live in this beautiful community. I love my home and love the overall environment!”

“We love living at Trilogy and have made more friends here in two months than we have made in 30 years living on Long Island. The Club staff works very hard to keep us happy and we could not be more pleased with their performance.”

“There are always opportunities to meet and greet our neighbors and it is a very friendly atmosphere here.”

I T A L Y monarch Dunes, Rio Vista, and Vineyards Sales: Shea Homes marketing Company (CalBRe #01378646); Construction: Shea Homes, inc. (CA CSlB #672285). Rice Ranch Sales: Shea Homes marketing Company (CalBRe #01378646); Construction: Shea Homes limited Partnership (CSlB #672285). Polo Club Sales: Shea Homes marketing Company (CalBRe #01378646); Construction: Shea Homes limited Partnership (CSlB #855368). Vistancia, Wickenburg Ranch and Verde River and encanterra Sales: Shea Communities marketing Company (AZ DRe #CO001121000); Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (AZ ROC#291056). Orlando and Ocala Preserve Sales: Shea Homes marketing Company (fl #CQ1034437); Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (CBC #1260716). Jubilee and Tehaleh Sales: Shea Communities marketing Company (WA #19548); Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (WA #SHAlCGi863P9). Ardiente Sales: J.f. Shea Co., inc. (NV #B.144675); Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (NV #NSCB0080574). Trilogy las Vegas Sales: Shea Communities marketing Company (NV #B.144675); Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (NV #NSCB0080574) lake frederick Sales: Shea Homes limited Partnership; Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (#2705152813). lake Norman Sales: Shea Communities marketing Company (NC #C25840); Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (NC #75061). Homes in encanterra, Rio Vista, Vineyards, Orlando, Vistancia, lake frederick, lake Norman, Ocala Preserve, Ardiente, Tehaleh and Jubilee locations are intended for occupancy by at least one person 55 years of age or older, with certain exceptions. encanterra Resort Community, Polo Club, and Wickenburg Ranch are all-ages communities with select 55+ neighborhoods. Verde River, monarch Dunes and Rice Ranch are all-ages communities. This is not an offer of real estate for sale, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, to residents of any state or province in which registration and other legal requirements have not been fulfilled. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. Pricing does not include options, elevation, or lot premiums, effective date of publication and subject to change without notice. All square footages and measurements are approximate and subject to change without notice. WHeRe APPliCABle, A PUBliC RePORT iS AVAilABle ON THe DePARTmeNT Of ReAl eSTATe WeBSiTe. Verde River, Wickenburg, Polo Club, and Ocala: Use of the golf course and club is at the pleasure of the club owner and golf courses are planned to be private. Owners must purchase a separate golf membership from the course owner. equal Housing Opportunity. models are not an indication of racial preference.


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Travel is always more fun when you explore the world’s greatest destinations with friends. For Trilogy Members, the ultimate travel experience is Explore 360, which brings together Members from across the country to enjoy specially curated travel experiences around the globe.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR EXCEPTIONAL INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE "MORE FUN STUFF" SECTION OF MYTRILOGYLIFE.COM


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36 | HOW MEMBERS GIVE BACK by Kelci Cooper

8 | TRILOGY®’S WHY 10 | PASSIONATE PURSUITS with Encanterra® Members Johnene Adams and Marian Sommers

18 | DIRECTOR OF FUN a conversation with BlueStar Resort & Golf’s National Lifestyle Director Sara Rainey

19 | FROM BEHIND THE LENS by Ryan Noll

22 | TAKING A GAMBLE with Trilogy in Summerlin® Member Bruce Herman

24 | PUPPY WITH A PURPOSE with Trilogy at Monarch Dunes Members Nancy Kraus and Robin Schneider

30 | KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL by Ben Keilholtz of BlueStar Resort & Golf

33 | S’MORES IN A JAR a Recipe from Trilogy at Verde RiverTM’s Chef Paul Steele

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40 | AN ALTERNATIVE TO CONSIDER by Dr. Amy Whittington

43 | VEGAS’S HOTTEST NEW CLUB by Ben Keilholtz of BlueStar Resort & Golf

44 | HOME IS WHERE THE HORSES ARE with Trilogy at Ocala Preserve Member Eleanor Metelits

14 | EVERYTHING TO LOSE with Trilogy® at Lake Frederick Member Kevin Walek

28 | A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION with Trilogy Orlando Members Cheng Saing and Hermine Dober

64 | GET UP AND GO! by Trilogy at Verde River™ Member Lori Martinek

92 | MORE THAN SPORT with Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch Members Robin and John Jaques and Helen Saucier


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71 | SWIRL & SIP by Amanda Benton of BlueStar Resort & Golf

72 | PEPINO SALAD

48 | HEAL YOUR BODY WITH PLANTS by Trilogy at The Vineyards Member Rosie Bank

76 | MOVIN’ ON

52 | NATIONAL CALENDAR

with Trilogy at The Vineyards Member Susan Shear

54 | GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999 by Shauna Farmer of Trilogy by Shea Homes®

56 | TOP GOLF

with the Trilogy at Vistancia® Resort Club Team

90 | MEMBER FUN FACTS 95 | THE STORY OF PERSONAL

66 | GIVING CLOSURE with Trilogy at The Polo Club Member Deborah Gray

with Trilogy at Tehaleh® Member Richelle Raney

with Trilogy Orlando Members Connie and David Shumway

Trilogy Sunstone

BETTER TOGETHER

46 | MEMORIES IN MY OWN WORDS

80 | OUR JOURNEY TO LIVING THE GOOD LIFE 84 | LOOKING AHEAD

An Explore 360 Travel Log

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a Recipe from Trilogy at Monarch Dunes’ Chef Charles Weber

59 | OH! SNAP Member Snapshots From the Year

TRANSFORMATION AT TRILOGY®

a conversation with Trilogy’s Vice President of Marketing & Sales Shauna Farmer

73 | TOTALLY GROOVY MEMBERS LOVE LIVE MUSIC

86 | VENETIAN SPLENDORS An Explore 360 Travel Log

with Trilogy at Vistancia Member Jim Swinehart

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6 TRILOGY® IN SUMMERLIN® | LAS VEGAS, NV 7 TRILOGY® AT WICKENBURG RANCH | WICKENBURG, AZ 8 TRILOGY® AT VERDE RIVERTM | RIO VERDE, AZ 9 TRILOGY® AT VISTANCIA® | PEORIA, AZ 10 ENCANTERRA®, A TRILOGY® RESORT COMMUNITY | SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ 11 TRILOGY® AT LAKE FREDERICK | Winchester Area | LAKE FREDERICK, VA 12 TRILOGY® LAKE NORMAN | Charlotte Area | DENVER, NC 13 TRILOGY® AT OCALA PRESERVE | OCALA, FL 14 TRILOGY ® ORLANDO | Orlando Area | GROVELAND, FL

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

MEMBER CONTRIBUTORS

KELCI COOPER

JOHNENE ADAMS / Encanterra®, A Trilogy® Resort Community ROSIE BANK / Trilogy® at The Vineyards GLEN BIRCH / Trilogy® at The Vineyards RUTH COSTA / Trilogy® at The Vineyards LESLEY DEHONEY / Trilogy® at Verde River™ HERMINE DOBER / Trilogy® Orlando TERRI FORMOSA / Trilogy® Lake Norman DEBORAH GRAY / Trilogy® at The Polo Club TERRI HATLEBERG / Trilogy® at Verde River™ BRUCE HERMAN / Trilogy® in Summerlin® DONALD HOOVER / Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch ROBIN AND JOHN JAQUES / Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch NANCY KRAUS / Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes TOM LINDELAND / Trilogy® at The Vineyards JANET MALEK / Trilogy® at The Polo Club LORI MARTINEK / Trilogy® at Verde River™ PATRICIA PILLARD MCCULLEY / Trilogy® at The Vineyards ELEANOR METELITS / Trilogy® at Ocala Preserve CINDY MIKULECKY / Trilogy® at Verde River™ ANDREW PIESKI / Trilogy® Orlando RICHELLE AND LEN RANEY / Trilogy® at Tehaleh® LINDA ROBERTS / Trilogy® at Verde River™ CHENG SAING / Trilogy® Orlando HELEN SAUCIER / Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch ROBIN SCHNEIDER / Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes SUSAN SHEAR / Trilogy® at The Vineyards MARY LEE AND SKIP SHERWOOD / Trilogy® at Tehaleh® CONNIE & DAVID SHUMWAY / Trilogy® Orlando MARIAN SOMMERS / Encanterra®, A Trilogy® Resort Community JIM SWINEHART / Trilogy® at Vistancia® KEVIN WALEK / Trilogy® at Lake Frederick DIANA AND TOM WARD / Trilogy® in Summerlin® KATHLEEN WOLFERSBERGER / Trilogy® at Ocala Preserve

CREATIVE DIRECTOR ANDREA MINOGUE

ASSOCIATE EDITOR BEN KEILHOLTZ

SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS SHAUNA FARMER VERONICA FREGOSO RYAN NOLL SARA RAINEY

STAFF CONTRIBUTORS ALEXA ABLONDI AMANDA BENTON PAMELA HUBACH JENNY KARSON THERESA MAGGIO PAUL STEELE TREVOR SUNDERLAGE CHARLES WEBER DR. AMY WHITTINGTON

MEMBER EDITORIAL BOARD ANNA MARIE DEL PIZZO / Trilogy® in Summerlin® KENNETH KOHL / Trilogy® at Tehaleh® DONNA PATANE / Trilogy® at Tehaleh® LYNN RECUAY / Trilogy® Orlando JACQUELINE SMITH / Trilogy® at Vistancia® TERRI TRIGILI / Trilogy® in Summerlin®

DWIGHT ZEMP / Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch

OUR COVER PHOTO: Our 20th Anniversary edition's cover features Michele Moore, Member at Trilogy® Lake Norman in Denver, North Carolina. This photo of her and her 14-year-old miniature poodle - Murphy - was taken at a Petstock® event, which we look forward to reintroducing in 2020! Bruce and Vicki took a chance moving to Las Vegas without knowing exactly what the outcome would be. Even though many questioned their motives and the reasoning Thank you, Michele - you and Murphy look fantastic! behind the move, like in Vegas, sometimes you have to roll the dice and take a chance, and for the Hermans, it worked out in their favor.

This is a collection of Member stories that are reproduced with permission and their views are not necessarily those of Shea Homes® or Trilogy® by Shea Homes® and its representatives.

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J O I N T H E M O V E M E N T. L I V E H A P P I E R ®.

EDITOR’S LETTER 2019 is a special year as it marks the 20th Anniversary of Trilogy® by Shea Homes®. It’s a significant milestone, and what has been accomplished in 20 years has been life-changing to the nearly 2,000 employees and more than 30,000 Members who have been a part of it. To celebrate, we’re giving you a peek behind the curtain with a look at where we started (Gonna Party Like it’s 1999 on page 54), where we are (Kitchen Confidential on page 30), and where we are going (Looking Ahead on page 84). 2019 also marks the third year we’ve produced the #MyTrilogyLife Magazine, which we’ve always done with celebration in mind. In each edition, we celebrate the people who make our communities so special - our Members - each of whom bring a unique background to this chapter in their lives. With each new issue, it gets harder and harder to narrow down what will get featured, so I’m pleased that we’re continuing to add more ways for our Members’ stories to be told, which you can read about in From Behind the Lens on page 19. As you read on, you’ll also learn about your fellow Members who have had interesting careers (Taking a Gamble on page 22), are working to make their communities a better place (How Members Give Back on page 36), how they are putting themselves first (Everything to Lose on page 14), how they’re forging new friendships (Passionate Pursuits on page 10), and so much more. As the #MTL team celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Trilogy and the third edition of this magazine, I hope you, too, make time to celebrate life’s moments, big and small. Whether it’s a major life milestone, or something as small as taking a step out of your comfort zone, I urge you to find inspiration when it finds you. Thank you for your unwavering support and willingness to share your amazing stories with us. They inspire us more than you know. All the best,

Kelci Cooper Kelci Cooper | Editor-in-Chief

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Trilogy® believes that, when provided the opportunity for self-reflection, we ultimately recognize that what has been true from every civilization since the beginning of time, is true for us as well: Sharing a friendly and secure environment among peers is the ideal platform for happiness. Furthermore, we believe that nowhere is this opportunity for elevated happiness more acute than in the emerging “third act” of life, when a career transition is often occurring and children are starting their independent lives. We also know that – behind only water and food – shelter is the most vital of all needs. And that the home you live in and the community you share, represent more than just sticks and bricks. Rather, when selected properly, they help us to forge a true connection with ourselves and to the world around us. Finally, we believe that many take too long to recognize what could truly make them happy: Freedom of choice; Wellness of body and spirit; and Connection to themselves

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and others. Thus they choose to resist change and simply succumb to the powerful force of inertia, accepting the status quo as good enough. We believe that “good enough” is not good enough. Trilogy communities have been proven to make people happier, and we feel passionately that it is our responsibility to share that message with those who may be unaware. Because we hold these beliefs so close to our hearts, Trilogy is compelled to create communities which are unique in execution but consistent in promise. Where discerning buyers can own a distinct home among distinct people who, over time, may become acquaintances, close friends, or even life-chosen family. Or, at the very least, friendly neighbors with whom trust is shared. And we believe that when we attract those who believe what we believe, together we reach what is the goal of all of us – more genuine happiness in our lives. n


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E N C A N T E R R A ®, A T R I L O G Y ® R E S O R T C O M M U N I T Y

the art of building lasting bonds and friendships through member-led clubs BY RYAN NOLL WITH ENCANTERRA®, A TRILOGY® RESORT COMMUNITY MEMBERS JOHNENE ADAMS AND MARIAN SOMMERS

When Marian Sommers first began teaching art classes from her garage in 2017, little did she realize that her art instruction would instigate a huge following. “As a retired art teacher, I’ve long been passionate about not only creating art but also teaching and helping others express themselves creatively,” said Marian, founder of the Encanterra® Fine Arts League (EFAL). “Art is best learned in a community setting where people can share and grow as artists together. Little did I realize that starting a fine art club in my garage would grow into something that not only helped people learn but also helped them feel more connected to our local community.”

EFAL began humbly with five members seeking not only a place to learn about art, but also to meet and make new friends. “I’m not an experienced artist – I retired from a career in corporate America,” said EFAL member, Johnene Adams. “For me, the club is about so much more than fine art. Sure, we love learning and trying new things, but it’s the community atmosphere that really makes EFAL special. It’s also more fun than I could have ever imagined.” The EFAL’s mission is to provide the Encanterra community with a stimulating environment to experience visual art through classes, guest artists, workshops, art museum and gallery tours, critiques,

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LEARN together. grow TOGETHER. ever notice how talented and interesting your neighbors are? So did we. that's what inspired us to create Club ConnecttM . Club Connect employs state-of-the-art technology that allows us to broadcast lectures, culinary demonstrations, explore 360 trip previews, and more to Members throughout trilogy - in real-time and with the ability for questions and comments to be shared from anyone. It's also helped us develop a library of past presentations so Members can explore a vast array of topics and interests. to learn more, log in to MytrilogyLife.com and click on "More Fun Stuff".

LEARN MORE ABOUT AFTURBURN AND OTHER HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING CLASSES AVAILABLE AT MYTRILOGYLIFE.COM.


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T R I L O G Y ® AT L A K E F R E D E R I C K

Everything To Lose: How One Trilogy Member's Weight-Loss Transformation Changed His Life ®

BY RYAN NOLL WITH TRILOGY® AT LAKE FREDERICK MEMBER KEVIN WALEK

For most Trilogy® Members across the country, retirement brings with it a wealth of opportunities to pursue lifelong passions and hobbies, travel to distant places, and make new friends. It’s a time in life that’s earmarked by some monumental life changes such as relocating to a new area, buying a new home, and, perhaps most significant of all, finding something to do with what’s arguably life’s most precious gift: free time. But for Trilogy® at Lake Frederick Member Kevin Walek, retirement meant something far greater than what most empty-nesters and newly retired people encounter. For him, retirement meant it was time to focus on one thing – saving his life. After a long and successful career as a managing attorney in Washington, D.C., Kevin’s journey towards retirement was marred by several health-related issues, mostly due to being chronically overweight. “I spent most of my career working on the Hill, which often meant I worked long hours,” said Kevin. “And when you work in the kind of environment I was in, there was little time for exercise and eating healthy. I got used to two very unhealthy habits: a sedentary lifestyle and grazing on easy-to-find, fast foods. However, as much as I want to say it was a function of my profession, my unhealthy habits began when I was young.” Growing up in a modest household in Perry, New York, Kevin was raised not knowing any better. "We didn't have much growing up, which meant we often resorted to cheap food that typically was high in carbohydrates and fat," said Kevin. “I got away with it when I was younger, but by the time I was in high school, I already weighed more than 300 pounds.” Kevin continued to gain weight after college, with the biggest gains occurring later in life when his career was in high gear. At his heaviest, he topped the scale at more than 360 pounds.

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EAT THIS NOT THAT! Calorie Comparisons:

FITNESS BUZZWORDS

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Curious what some of today’s fitness buzzwords are? We’ve got you covered.

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Using a variety of exercises, machines, and weights in a single workout session HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

A combination of aerobic exercise and weight training done in fast intervals CARDIO Simply put, exercises that work the heart such as running, rowing, and swimming

“I wasn’t just overweight, I was unhappy,” said Kevin. “But instead of focusing on my physical and mental well-being, I turned my attention towards proving that being overweight wasn’t a professional liability. Meaning, I worked hard at proving myself instead of improving myself.” Kevin’s aversion to facing his weight problem led to some serious health scares, including having two dangerous heart cardioversions and Type 2 diabetes. “Towards the end of my career and not long before I retired, it finally hit me hard,” Kevin said. “I could have died or lost a leg to diabetes. My obesity exacerbated some serious problems that needed to be dealt with immediately.” Kevin and his wife, Dee Walek, moved to the Lake Frederick community before Trilogy® arrived on the scene, meaning he found himself not knowing where to start on a journey towards better health. “Prior to Trilogy being a part of our community, I floundered for a while, not knowing what or how I should go about getting in shape,” said Kevin. “However, since becoming a part of the Lake Frederick community, Trilogy’s commitment to wellness was and still is an absolute lifesaver for me. Dare I say, it’s been infectious. With the help of the local wellness team, I quickly felt like I had a new partner on this mission to living a happier, healthier life. I also learned that wellness isn’t just about losing weight.” According to a recent report by the Center for Disease Control, upwards of 40 percent of all adults over 60 are considered obese, often due to lifestyle patterns similar to Kevin’s. This is a big reason why Trilogy’s dedication to wellness includes helping Members with weight loss. It’s also designed to help Members focus on overall physical and mental health — two things intertwined in the pursuit to living happier.


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“When we think of wellness, we think about not only helping the whole person, but also the community as a whole,” said Jessica Bowling, the Wellness Director and one of Kevin’s biggest cheerleaders. “Our goal is to offer something for everyone so each Member can feel they are supported on their path to wellness, whether or not the goal includes weight loss. We can accommodate everyone.” “I tried group classes, but I tend to work best on my own where I can remain singularly focused,” said Kevin. “My inner attorney really came shining through when I was getting started. I asked more questions than I can list! I inquired about different programs and options, sometimes incessantly. I even got Jessica to allocate a folder in her email inbox just for me! And even with my inquisitive nature, no matter how many times I asked, the Trilogy team extended warmth, friendliness, and true graciousness. They demonstrated incredible patience and willingness. I can’t say enough about how instrumental the wellness team has been in helping me improve my life.” Jessica describes her relationship with Kevin with similar passion and respect. "He is inquisitive and thoughtful and willing to push himself. It's an inspiring attitude to be around." Kevin’s regimen begins at dawn

in the fitness center, six-days-a-week, usually with two to three hours spent mixing cardio, weights, stretch training, and sometimes, snorkeling in the pool. “I gradually worked my way up to where I am now, and in doing so, have lost 150 pounds from my peak weight,” said Kevin. “I also changed my diet to include smaller portions and healthier options thanks to Jessica’s educational series on how eat better. But, let’s get real! The process wasn’t easy or fun to begin with. It’s the beginning that’s the hardest part. I can attest though, after you cross the two-week mark of staying true to your commitment to whatever plan you’re on, you’ll quickly realize that it actually gets easier to do more. Kinda funny how that works out.” With a new zeal for life and for staying active, Kevin recently hiked the trails at Iguazu Falls in Argentina and summitted several peaks at Machu Picchu in Peru. “I reached a checkpoint on a trail at Machu Picchu that left one guard in awe of how far I’d come,” said Kevin. “Because you sign your name and age at the checkpoint, he said I was the oldest person of the day - by 23 years!" Taking care of oneself not only helped transform Kevin physically; the effects it’s had on his mental health have been just as drastic. “I knew I was overweight, but I didn’t really think my weight would prevent me from living a happier life,” said Kevin. “Trilogy helped me realize there was a whole lotta living I could be doing if I was in better shape. I have more positive energy. I feel more confident. Taking care of myself has changed my life in ways I could never have expected.” Kevin’s story is one that hopefully inspires other Trilogy Members to get moving. “Kevin’s road to wellness began with some serious health scares,” said Jessica.

“We’d like to see more Members embark on the wellness program here, before facing the kinds of problems that Kevin had. It’s truly never too late — or too early — to get started.” As a result of Kevin’s determination, his Type 2 diabetes is in remission, his heart is healthy, and he’s off most of his medications. He’s also playing golf more often and actively participating in community-wide events such as Trilogy’s Gait-To-Gate competition. “Gait-to-Gate was a blast last year!” said Kevin. “I surpassed 100,000 steps. And even though I put in the work to be able to accomplish that, I couldn’t have done any of it without the Trilogy team behind me. Also, I’m living proof that it’s never too late to embark on a wellness program — in a way that best works for you. I’m 66-years-old, and if I had a wish to make, it’d be that I didn’t wait so long to finally take care of myself. The Trilogy team truly has the tools necessary to help every Member live life to the fullest every single day.” n

We want to congratulate Kevin on such an incredible accomplishment, and hope his story encourages Members ® ® throughout the Trilogy network to Live Happier ! To learn more about Kevin’s journey, check out the mini-documentary at MyTrilogyLife.com/#Magazine.

The film chronicles Kevin’s changes through his eyes, as well as the eyes of his training and wellness team from Trilogy at Lake Frederick.

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THE DIRECTOR OF FUN A Q&A WITH BLUESTAR RESORT & GOLF’S NATIONAL LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR SARA RAINEY National Director of Lifestyle is a title that seems both fancy and fun. What exactly do you do each day? That title is both fancy and fun – l like that! I do lots of different things each day, but at the core of it, my job is to help our teams in each of the communities make sure that we are developing innovative, interesting, and diverse events and activities for all our Trilogy® Members and their families and friends.

Do you have any favorite examples of “innovative and diverse events”? Our teams in the communities are coming up with new ideas all the time, so most of the credit goes to them. But I am responsible for the national programs we do, like the Explore 360 travel program, the Club Connect™ inter-community broadcasts, and all of the fun restaurant celebrations like the Craft Beer Weeks, Summer and Winter Wine Weeks, and Spring and Fall Restaurant Weeks.

What is your background? Well, I’ve always been in hospitality. I started with large resorts in the banquet and events department and grew my responsibilities there. When I joined BlueStar in 2010, it was as the Lifestyle Director at Encanterra®, a role I held for seven years. I took on my current position in January of 2017.

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What do you enjoy when you’re away from work? I really don’t think about what I do as work, so I’m never fully away from it. I’m always looking for fun and fulfillment in my personal life, and what my husband and I enjoy when we travel or dine out influences what I try to bring to Trilogy. Full disclosure though – I have a regular rotation of rescue cats in my home, and I love every one of them.

What do you see as the next big thing Members should expect in the communities? Our team has been spending a lot of time with a book called The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, which is about how the “peak” aspect of an experience is what really creates the magic. For example, people don’t remember all the hassle and fuss it can take to get to the Grand Canyon – they remember the magic of standing at the rim at sunrise and taking it all in. Our teams want to bring those magical moments to every event and activity we do. n SARA RAINEY IS THE NATIONAL LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR FOR BLUESTAR RESORT & GOLF. SHE HAS BEEN IN THE LUXURY HOTEL AND RESORT BUSINESS FOR OVER 20 YEARS. SHE THRIVES ON FINDING INNOVATIVE EVENTS AND IDEAS TO BRING TO TRILOGY MEMBERS NATIONWIDE. SARA AND HER HUSBAND, JOHN, LIVE IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, AND ENJOY TRYING NEW LOCAL RESTAURANTS, PRACTICING YOGA, AND TRAVELING.


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FROM BEHIND THE

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How Trilogy has Impacted its In-House Film Crew ®

BY RYAN NOLL

When it comes to shooting a film on behalf of Trilogy®, I’ve discovered a common thread that binds all of what we’ve shot together. It’s not the beautiful locations, or the wealth of fun information we’ve compiled about the various activities and amenities found at different communities. Those things are well and true – and my team and I have had a blast learning about what makes Trilogy tick as well as getting to know Members and staff at different locations (which, speaking of, have all been truly fantastic).

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But it’s more than pretty places and fancy buildings. What I think separates Trilogy from other communities and it’s easy to surmise into a single word: Authenticity. The content we strive to create on behalf of Trilogy Members, staff, and guests is some of the most faithful footage any activelifestyle community has ever captured on film. In other words, the stuff we shoot is made by real folks – in every sort of way. Case in point: In every Trilogy film that we’ve produced this year, not one has featured a model, actor, or outside representative. Every film stars Members like you and the team located at Trilogy Clubs. Secondly, we rarely, if ever, use scripts when interviewing Members and staff. This isn’t because we think it will be easier, or that it will make the process move along faster. We do this because we want authentic responses, genuine reactions, and honest interactions. We want casual, comfortable language, not something scripted. Along with this authentic approach, we strive to create content that inspires Members with real stories about real people. When we

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produce a film about a program or amenity, we feature the actual staff and team members who are invested in making them great. No spokespersons. No talking heads. Again, the folks you see and hear are the real deal. There are also similarities that we’ve found at every Trilogy community that we’ve visited: things like phenomenal service, outstanding restaurants, resort-style amenities, and a wide variety of experiences for Members to partake in every single day. What’s fascinating to me is how none of the commonalities we’ve found at different communities impede or hinder on the unique ambiances and cultural representations that each Trilogy has to its own. It’s awesome to see a community fit perfectly in its natural environment by integrating elements germane to the local area. The same can be said for the people, too. We’ve gotten to know some amazing Members, who have not only lived fascinating lives, they keep living fascinating lives. We’ve met artists, business professionals, Hollywood producers, attorneys, veterans, singers, teachers, and many more. And thanks to Trilogy, many of these


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Members are able to network and share their passions with likeminded Members or, often times, are able to seek and discover new pastimes and talents that, in some instances, they didn’t know they had. The diversity in people at every Trilogy is remarkable. With such a great year, what lies ahead? There’s still plenty of film work to pursue ahead, helping more communities and Members tell incredible stories. To do that though, we need your help! Consider this issue of #MyTrilogyLife as a casting call to each and every Member to let us know of any life-changing stories you think are worthy of telling through film. We want to hear from you.

To get the camera rolling, reach out to your local Lifestyle Director and let them know that you have a story worth sharing on MyTrilogyLife.com about someone or something that has happened to help you Live Happier®. If it seems like a great fit, we’ll reach out and start creating together. Lastly, there’s so much to be proud of at each and every Trilogy, and we’re excited to get to know more of you next year. And, next time you see us filming at your Club, don’t hesitate to stop by and say hello. We’re always on the lookout for our next breakout Trilogy star! n

ABOUT RYAN NOLL | Since late 2017, Ryan Noll has been the on-staff videographer for Trilogy. His background is in journalism, and his bylines as a writer span a number of national publications. He was chosen for many reasons, not least of which was his unwillingness to compromise his creative process. The result has been the best, most

honest film work we’ve ever done as a group. Ryan lives in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife and two boys. He spends much of his time on the road visiting various Trilogy communities and chronicling the stories of Members. Ryan’s next project is a series of mini-documentaries focusing on the transformation stories of Trilogy Members.

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and art exhibits. The Member-led EFAL meets weekly and is open to any Member wanting to learn and try their hands at creating fine art. No experience is necessary. “We’re a fine art club, not a craft club,” said Marian. “A big part of what we do is studying how to create various types of fine art and helping more people learn to appreciate the thoughtfulness that goes into creating such things. Because we do it as a group, we’re able to ask each other questions and learn about one another. It’s always a great time no matter what we do.”

“One of my favorite things about EFAL is not only getting to know fellow art enthusiasts, but also how we’re able to work with other clubs that share similar passions,” said Johnene. “It’s a thrill to find out how much creativity and talent we have here at Encanterra. It’s so inspiring!” “The community is exceptional,” said Marian. “I’m single, and so having a group that I can align myself with and associate with on a regular basis has improved my quality of life in ways I never imagined. I’m so thankful to the team at Encanterra for having such an open mind for Members such as me who are willing to start or join a club. It’s all about inclusiveness here at EFAL. Anyone and everyone, no matter

it’s all about inclusiveness

HERE AT ENCANTERRA® FINE ARTS LEAGUE. ANYONE AND EVERYONE, NO MATTER WHAT THEIR SKILL OR PROFICIENCY IN FINE ART, IS WELCOME TO JOIN.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEMBER-LED CLUBS, AND TO GET INVOLVED, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR OR VISIT MYTRILOGYLIFE.COM

This passion for art is a driving force behind EFAL and one of the reasons the club has grown to include 45 members, from all walks of life at Encanterra. “There’s really nothing more exciting and fun than sharing experiences with people who are passionate about what they do,” said Johnene. “The same can be said for Marian and all the members of EFAL. They’re passionate about art, learning, and forging new friendships.” EFAL has also partnered with other Member-led clubs such as the Museum Club and Photography Club, sharing in experiences and learning sessions.

what their skill or proficiency in fine art, is welcome to join. The only requirement is that they have fun, get engaged, and let their creativity take over.” “Member-led clubs like EFAL and many others are at the foundation for what we do at every Trilogy® community,” said Sara Rainey, BlueStar Resort & Golf’s National Lifestyle Director. “They’re also what makes Trilogy special for so many people. If you live here, it’s likely you’ll find it easy to join a group of people who share common interests. And in the rare instance you can’t find a club that’s the right fit, you can start one of your own.”

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TAKING A GAMBLE WHEN BETTING ON A LIFE IN LAS VEGAS PAYS OFF BY KELCI COOPER WITH TRILOGY® IN SUMMERLIN® MEMBER BRUCE HERMAN

Las Vegas is known for being “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” where visitors from all over flock to for its luxurious resorts, epic entertainment, worldclass restaurants, and, of course, gambling. And while many have visited this tourist destination, who are the people who live and work there full-time? The people behind the scenes who make all the “magic” happen each day are not the celebrity chefs, mobsters, or glamorous promotors you see in movies or on TV. They are real, everyday people – just like Trilogy® in Summerlin® Member Bruce Herman.

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After growing up in Michigan and living in Ohio for a number of years, Bruce Herman and his wife, Vicki, were looking for a lifestyle change – somewhere with a warmer climate outside of the Midwest. They contemplated a number of your typical “resort towns” in Florida and Arizona before ultimately deciding to take a gamble and move their young family to Las Vegas. The Hermans chose Las Vegas because they felt like its economy was about to “explode,” and with that, jobs would be easy to come by. Bruce has a background in marketing and Vicki was an educator, so they figured with all these new hotels and casinos, there would be opportunities for both marketers and teachers. It was the perfect fit. “When we told people we were moving to Las Vegas, they would ask questions like, ‘Where do people live?’ ‘Do you live in a room above a casino?’” Bruce exclaimed. “They couldn’t comprehend normal people moved to Las Vegas to live and work in a similar environment to anywhere else.” After “pounding the pavement” and handing his resume to every major hotel and casino, Bruce found himself working for one of Vegas's biggest names – Steve Wynn. In 1989, around the time the Hermans moved to Las Vegas, Wynn’s company owned and operated the Golden Nugget Las Vegas and was getting set to open its first major hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip – The Mirage. Bruce was able to land an interview and, eventually, an opportunity within the growing company. “I got hired for a job they were just creating, which was basically a position in marketing for both the Golden Nugget and The Mirage,” Bruce said. “I was trying to sell the newly opened Mirage to tour and travel operators around the world.”

After three years of traveling and selling both Las Vegas properties, Bruce’s role transitioned to one within the Golden Nugget’s operation, to entice tourists, and specifically gamblers, to make their way to the downtown Las Vegas staple. “There was so much competition in Vegas, so as a consumer and tourist, you would have 15 to 20 high-level properties to choose from,” Bruce explained. “So our goal was to try to create events in order for people to say, ‘The Golden Nugget is doing this, and that’s really cool, so I’m going to go there.’” For over 15 years, Bruce and his team were the magic behind the casino’s atmosphere by hosting all of their events, from slot tournaments to New Year’s Eve parties and everything in between. It was up to his team to create the memorable, glamourous, and sometimes outlandish experience people expect. While the extravagance of the events brought new players into the casino, there was something else that kept the loyal clients coming back. “My bottom line has always been to create the highest level of customer service, no matter the event or theme,” Bruce said. “I wanted to create that sense of service to gain a customer’s loyalty, so that they would come back, not only for the events and the fun, but because of you.” In 2006, he had the opportunity to do something different as the Golden Nugget’s

Human Resources Manager. In this role, he organized weekly new hire orientations, oversaw all internal communications, planned social events and secured discounts throughout the Las Vegas community for employees, and even sat as the Director of the Community Outreach Committee. Bruce worked on behalf of the Golden Nugget’s employees until he retired in 2016. Despite nearly three decades working in Las Vegas casinos, the Herman’s lifestyle never swayed.These days, Bruce and Vicki spend their time enjoying retirement in Trilogy in Summerlin. Their days are spent working out in Outlook Club’s Afturburn Fitness, attending events like Friday Night Jams or cooking demonstrations, and spending time with new friends. However, visiting the Golden Nugget is not often in the Hermans’ plans. “Ironically, we are as far from the typical Vegas stereotype as you can imagine,” Bruce laughed. “We aren’t gamblers and we’re not nightclubbers. We don’t eat at fancy restaurants – we’re just your typical easygoing Midwesterners.” Bruce and Vicki took a chance moving to Las Vegas without knowing exactly what the outcome would be. Even though many questioned their motives and the reasoning behind the move, like in Vegas, sometimes you have to roll the dice and take a chance. For the Hermans, it worked out in their favor.

MEET THE HERMANS Vicki and Bruce Herman are Michigan natives but have lived in the Las Vegas area for nearly 30 years. Since retiring in 2016, Bruce has begun working as a starter at a nearby golf club, and both he and Vicki serve as Shea Ambassadors for their community on the weekends.

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T R I L O G Y ® AT M O N A R C H D U N E S MISS TRILOGY - OFTEN KNOWN AS "MISTY" - IS A NEW LIFE K9S SERVICE ANIMAL FUNDED COMPLETELY BY THE MEMBERS AT TRILOGY MONARCH DUNES.

PUPPY WITH A PURPOSE

By Amanda Benton with Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes Members Nancy Kraus and Robin Schneider

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Trilogy® Members join together to assist veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD. Q: HOW DID THE TSC GET INVOLVED IN THIS “PUPPY WITH A PURPOSE”?

ROBIN SCHNEIDER: I approached the TSC

Of the 47 percent of Trilogy® Members nationwide who have pets, more than 75 percent are dog owners; and while these four-legged friends are a cherished part of the family, for some, having a dog is not just a joy, it is a necessity. According to ShareAmerica, there are approximately 500,000 service dogs working in the United States, providing support in many ways, including vision assistance, blood sugar monitoring, anxiety relief, and more. One group of Members in Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes recently put one puppy on the path to helping others. We were lucky enough to ask Trilogy Service Club President Nancy Kraus and Member Robin Schneider some questions about their “Puppy with a Purpose.”

Q: WHAT IS THE TRILOGY SERVICE CLUB? NANCY KRAUS: The Trilogy Service Club, or TSC, is a philanthropical Member-led Club whose mission is to volunteer and fundraise for non-profit charitable organizations in the local area serving men, women, and children. Over the last eight years, through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, we have raised and donated over $400,000 to local non-profit organizations.

because I wanted to hold a Mah Jongg Tournament/Fundraiser that would benefit a local organization called New Life K9s Service Dogs. I have partial vision and have had guide dogs for about 12 years now. They have had a profound effect on my life, especially since my husband passed away three years ago, so I thought why not help others who could use these special animals?

Q: WHAT DOES NEW LIFE K9S DO? RS: In a nutshell, they train dogs to be given to local veterans or first responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Each dog goes through a two-year process where they are trained by inmates at state prisons, including the nearby California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo. Inmates are interviewed, accepted into the program, and taught a “bond-based” training method by New Life’s professional dog trainers, which helps prepare the dogs for life as service dogs. Throughout the process, the dogs learn numerous skills associated with daily living, as well as responding to triggers that PTSD can bring on.

NK: After Robin approached us with her idea, she, TSC member Myra Akel, and I decided to visit New Life’s facilities to learn more about the program firsthand.

I’m so glad we did, because we were able to meet with their Director of Administration, Dillon Jamison, along with a First Responder named Greg Gallo and his service dog, Eddie. This really sealed the deal for us, and we decided to move forward with our fundraiser.

Q: SO, WHAT WAS THE GOAL OF THE MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT AND FUNDRAISER?

RS: Our goal was to fully fund a dog. Each New Life K9s dog is specially bred and costs about $1,500. Add the costs of food, staffing, and veterinary care for each dog during their two years of training – roughly $8,500 – which brings the grand total to $10,000 to “fund” a dog. Q: CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EVENT?

NK: Knowing how many dog lovers we have in our community, we put this opportunity to fund our “Puppy with a Purpose” out to our entire Trilogy community and were overwhelmed with the amount of support that we received. With over 100 Members in attendance, we wanted to ensure that we properly shared New Life’s mission with the event’s attendees and help them understand how a service dog can impact a veteran or first responder’s life. RS: We invited Greg Gallo (and his dog Eddie) to be our guest speaker during lunch. He spoke about his personal experiences as a Crime Scene Investigator for the local police department. He shared how he

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suffers from PTSD, extreme depression, and how he was even suicidal before Eddie came into his life. You could have heard a pin drop in the room. When asked how Eddie helps him, Greg explained that the dog would sense when he was beginning to relive an experience from his past and Eddie would nudge him or put his head on his lap to help bring him out of it. When he was having a nightmare, the dog would stand on his chest, which made Greg laugh and brought him back to the present time and place.

Q: I HEAR YOU REACHED YOUR GOAL PRETTY QUICKLY… TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

RS: Yes! After we reached our goal, we were able to pick out “our” puppy - a female yellow Labrador Retriever who we’ve named Miss Trilogy, or Misty for short. She started her training in July of 2019.

NK: Because Misty will need to interact with other dogs, adults, children, and to learn to go to places such as grocery stores, the movies, restaurants, and anywhere else that her future owner(s) would go, the program requires volunteer “Puppy Parents”. A group of Trilogy Members are Misty’s “Puppy Parents,” and for the next two years, they’ll bring her to Trilogy at Monarch Dunes each Friday evening before returning her on Sunday to the California Men’s Colony. We are all looking forward to watching her grow and transition into a companion for a deserving veteran or first responder. n

Nancy Kraus serves as the Trilogy Service Club’s President and plays a very active role in many local volunteer organizations. She and her husband, Marlin, have lived in Trilogy at Monarch Dunes for five years. Robin Schneider, a four-year Member in the community, works closely with Nancy and the TSC. She enjoys playing Mah Jongg, is an avid reader, and participates in many support clubs and groups where she can contribute to helping others with disabilities.

Robin Schneider is already working on next year's Mah Jongg Play Day. She hopes to interest more Trilogy Members in volunteering and donating to the New Life K9s organization and bringing several additional puppies and Puppy Parents to the community. For more information on New Life K9s Service Dogs, please visit:

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GAIT-TO-GATE A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION:

CONNECTING TRILOGY®, STEP BY STEP

By Jenny Karson with Trilogy® Orlando Members Cheng Saing and Hermine Dober In November 2018, Trilogy® introduced a new wellness program called Gait-to-Gate. This month-long inter-community step challenge encouraged each community’s Members to collectively walk the equivalent distance of the path of the entire network of Trilogy communities – a total of 6,429 miles! The challenge urged Members to compete individually within their community for the title of “Top Stepper ”, but also collectively to help their community become the Gait-to-Gate champions. Congratulations to Trilogy® Orlando who took home the prize for walking the most steps during our inaugural competition! In total, Trilogy Orlando Members collectively walked 36,502 miles, equating just over 73 million steps.

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“This was an exciting opportunity for our Members to unite as a community and as Trilogy Members,” stated Fitness Manager Billie Wartenberg. “It was the perfect time for Members to get up and moving during the holiday season when health usually takes a back seat.” While each of the 231 participants contributed to the community’s success, Trilogy Orlando’s top three steppers – Cheng Saing, Hermine Dober, and Dolores Alvarez – accounted for nearly 3 million steps! Each pushed themselves to new levels during the month-long challenge by devoting time each day to finding the best walking routine, joining fitness classes, and setting rigorous personal goals.


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“Exercise is a part of my daily life,” Hermine said. “I walk at least six miles a day, but during November’s Gait-to-Gate challenge, I often doubled that.” However, it wasn’t something they accomplished completely on their own. “Gait-to-Gate helped me to connect with family, friends, neighbors, and other Members in our community, especially with my wife as we have made walking together a daily routine,” Cheng said. “It has been a major mental and physical health improvement to our lives.” In addition to their peers, many steppers credited their success to Billie Wartenberg. Throughout the challenge, Billie reassured and encouraged Members to maintain their motivation by consistently showing her own enthusiasm for Gait-to-Gate in Coffee Talks and Fitness Classes. She stated that “our Fitness Classes were instrumental in getting Members to participate. But Members who were excited about the program and got other friends involved impacted participation the most." Billie’s efforts did not go unnoticed in the community. According to Hermine, “…with all the classes offered here in Trilogy Orlando, I think many more people are exercising. Plus, Billie is fabulous. We are very lucky.”

Even as the challenge ended, the healthy habits Members created during Gait-to-Gate have made a lasting impression. “Gait-to-Gate gave me a deeper sense of how I can challenge my body and an ‘I can do it’ mentality,” Cheng said. “All I had to do to win was just walk. I feel like nothing will stop me, no ache and no pain. In my mind at that time… I felt young again.” As November quickly approaches and Members start to gear up for another year of Gait-to-Gate, Billie has some words of advice for anyone looking to participate. “Walk at your pace. Don't overdo it. Shoes are a big key, so be sure to wear athletic shoes with good support for your feet. This is an excellent opportunity to work at your pace and level, meet new Members, and create more of a bond with existing friends!” n

Are you ready to step up to the next challenge? JOIN US THIS NOVEMBER AS TRILOGY ATTEMPTS WALKING TO THE MOON! FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GAIT-TO-GATE, VISIT MYTRILOGYLIFE.COM/GAIT-TO-GATE

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“Restaurants are my passion.”

— Tim Steckbeck, President and Founder of BlueStar Resort & Golf

On any given night, the signature restaurant within Trilogy® at Verde River™ – Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap – is buzzing. Members and guests fill the tables while sipping on carefully curated wine or thoughtfully crafted cocktails. Needle Rock’s prompt service, comfortable atmosphere, and scenic views of the nearby Mazatzal Mountains make you forget you are in the middle of a masterplanned community. In the last two decades, Trilogy’s idea of the food and service provided in their restaurants has shifted. Today’s dining experience is reminiscent of a trendy new American restaurant; a pleasant surprise and departure from the tired, traditional white tablecloth or greenside grill experiences at most country clubs. “When we started Trilogy, all of our restaurants were really just small grills connected to the golf courses,” says Jeff Hinkle, Senior Vice President for Trilogy and one of three team members who have been with Trilogy since its inception. “We sold a lot of hot dogs, hamburgers, and breakfast burritos, but we certainly weren’t breaking any new culinary ground. Today, our restaurants are the hearts of our communities.” So how did the transition take place? And what tools and processes are in place to ensure that the critically important dining experiences continue to draw Members and guests in? Well, the answer is many-fold and more layered in nature than most might expect.

A New Way of Thinking In the late-90s and into the mid-2000s, it started to become clear that people were thinking about food in a whole new way. Forces were converging, including a burgeoning movement toward healthier, cleaner eating buttressed by the emerging popularity of the Food Network and ultimately cooking shows on every major broadcast network and multiple cable channels. As a society, we were becoming more focused on food as an expression of who we are – a window into our priorities and personalities.

Thus came the birth of the celebrity chef, a trend which impacted numerous industries, and, ultimately, the experience at Trilogy. From a development standpoint, the real lynchpin moment had actually come nearly a decade earlier, with the debut of the Bellagio Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas. For the first time ever, the entire marketing plan was built around the idea of “chef as star”. Jean Georges, Wolfgang Puck, and others opened restaurants in the hotel, and customers flocked. The formula was a winning one. Trilogy took note, and when Trilogy began its first from-scratch community in a number of years in 2008 at Encanterra® in Arizona, food & beverage was leading the charge. While there was no Gordon Ramsay-style celebrity auteur, there was an unbelievable focus on the various dining experiences in the creation of the amenity package. The community launched with four distinct dining experiences, and the success there has influenced every Trilogy community since.

Structuring for Success Building a great restaurant is one thing – operating one is another. There is a reason why more restaurants close each year than any other type of small business. Between hiring and leading the right people, ordering and managing the inventory in the kitchen, and being ready for “opening night every night” 52 weeks a year is a pressure that is seemingly endless, and it wasn’t something that Trilogy had been structured to support in the past. But with the cooperation of its hospitality partner, BlueStar Resort & Golf, Trilogy was able to pivot and become a successful operator of more than 20 restaurants in six states across the country. “When the Trilogy team and I first started discussing the future of what Trilogy would be, with the reliance on the restaurants as the social center, I was immediately excited for the opportunity,” said Tim Steckbeck, president and founder of BlueStar Resort & Golf and a 30+ year veteran of the F&B and hospitality industry. “Restaurants are my passion, and I knew that working together we could create some pretty special places.” Tim has turned out to be right, as over time each new restaurant introduced has seemingly opened to more and more fanfare. Most recently, Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap was honored with a national Golden Fork Award from Golf Inc. Magazine, along with numerous accolades from OpenTable diners including Best Value and Best American restaurant. #MYTRILOGYLIFE | 31


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Today, restaurants in Trilogy communities account for nearly $30 million in revenue annually, and that number continues to grow each year. The team at BlueStar has a full-fledged food & beverage department supporting those operations, including a vice president of operations, an executive chef, two analysts, and a creative team responsible for making the menus all look as beautiful as the food. This group has led the development of an ever-changing set of signature menu selections available across the Trilogy portfolio and has furthermore implemented a stringent 173-point “secret shopper” inspection process which evaluates every part of the dining experience. “We know we are only as good as the last meal we served, so we put in place as many processes and fail-safes as we can to try to maximize consistency,” said Tim. “Are there times when we need to be better? Of course. But I’m incredibly pleased with the progress we’ve made and the opportunities we have for the future.”

Looking Ahead In some of the new communities, Trilogy may be pivoting again. While most communities will continue to be centered around a Resort Club with a feature dining space, in some markets, the choice has been made to put the community in the middle of exceptional restaurants versus the restaurant in the middle of the community. One example of this is Trilogy® in Summerlin®, which sits within five miles of hundreds of dining options of all shapes, sizes, and flavors. From the five-star steakhouse, Echo & Rig Steakhouse & Butcher Shop, to the local’s favorite, Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, Members have the chance to gather together and suit any craving they might have. But for those communities with a signature restaurant, Trilogy is always thinking of the next evolution – whether it be Wine and Craft Beer Weeks, Restaurant Weeks, private wine lockers, innovative menu items, and more. In the next 20 years, you can bet that Trilogy’s focus on food & beverage will continue to evolve. After all, what’s more communal than sharing a meal among friends and neighbors? n

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S’mores in a Jar Make this sweet treat straight from the kitchen of Trilogy at Verde River’s Chef Paul Steele. It’s both easy and delicious! SERVINGS: 4 TO 6

INGREDIENTS NUTELLA MOUSSE • •

1 Cup Nutella Hazelnut Spread 1 Cup Cold Heavy Cream

COCOA NIB CRUST • • • •

1 Ounce Melted Butter 1 TBSP Sugar 2.5 Ounces Graham Cracker Crumbs 1 TBSP Cocoa Nibs

“MAGIC” SHELL* • • • •

3 Ounces Chocolate Chips 1 Ounce Coconut Oil 1 Pinch Kosher Salt 1 TSP Vanilla Extract

EXTRAS

4 to 6 Mini Mason Jars (8-ounce Wide Mouth Works Best) • 4 TBSP Hazelnut Pieces (Optional) • 8 TBSP Marshmallow Fluff •

INSTRUCTIONS 1. MAKE YOUR NUTELLA MOUSSE | Place Nutella in a large bowl. Microwave for a few seconds to soften, then let cool slightly. In a mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add 3 tablespoons of the whipped cream to the Nutella and whisk until smooth. Gently fold in the rest of the whipped cream until smooth and combined. Chill for one hour. 2. CREATE THE COCOA NIB CRUST | In a food processor, add graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and cocoa nibs. Pulse until combined. Set aside. 3. MAKE “MAGIC” SHELL | Heat chocolate ships, coconut oil, and vanilla over a double boiler until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside. 4. ASSEMBLE YOUR JARS! a. Take your mini mason jars and place Cocoa Nib Crust in the bottom; press firmly in place. b. Pipe Nutella Mousse on top of your crust about three-quarters of the way up each jar. c. Pour about 1 TBSP of “Magic” Shell to cover your mousse. Sprinkle hazelnut pieces to set into “Magic” Shell, as desired. d. Top with 2 TBSP of Marshmallow Fluff and enjoy! *Want to make this recipe even easier? Skip making your own “Magic” Shell and purchase a pre-made kind from your local grocery store.

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CON GR AT UL ATIONS to Trillogy® restaurants acr a oss the country who have colle ectively taken home h 42 OpenTabl a le Diners’ Choice Awards in 2019! R EGION’S 117 Trilogy® at Lake Frederick Shenandoah Valley Best Overall | Best Food | Best Service | Best Ambiance | Best Value a | Fit for Foodies Healthy Cuisine | M Most Romantic | Spe ecial Occasion | Vibrant Bar Scene | Most Booked e

NEEDLE R OC K K IT C HEN AND TAP Trilogy® at Verde e River™ Phoenix/Arizona & Scottsdale Best Value a | Best American

THE F OUNDRY Trilogy® Lake Nor o man Charlotte Good forr Groups | Best Ame erican Cuisine

V’S TAPR OOM Trilogy® Golf Cluub at Vistancia® West V Valle alle ll y Be B stt Overallll | Be B stt Servic i e | Be B stt A Ambianc bi e | Be B st st Value l | Good d For Gr G oups | Gr G eat For Lunch Neighborhood Gem m | Notable Wine List | Vibrant Bar Scene • Phoenix/Arizona Outdo oor Dining

JUNE H ILL’S TA ABLE Trilogy® at The Polo Club Palm Springs/Palm m Desert Cities & Palm a Desert Healthy Cuisiine | Scenic View

S ALT ED BRIC K Trilogy® at Ocala a Preserve Ocala/Gainesville Best Food | Best Service | Best Value | Fit for Foodies | Good for Gr G oups | Healthy Menu Great for Lunch | Special Occasion | Vibrant Bar Scene • Orla ando/Central Florida East Great for Lunch


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AD ELIIN A’S BIS TR O Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes California Central Coast Vibran nt Bar Scene

EN C ANT A ERR A ®, a Trilogy® Resort Community East Valle a y Healthy Cuisine | G Great for Lunch | Best Ouutdoor Dining • Phoenix//Arizona Best Outdoor Dinin ining


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Creative Arts Group

HOW MEMBERS GIVE BACK across the country

BY KELCI COOPER

Across the country, Trilogy® Members are dedicating their time, intellect, and elbow grease to a myriad of charities covering a wide range of worthy causes. From the results of a recent Member survey, we have been able to estimate that Trilogy Members are responsible for 60,000+ hours of service each year. That number is staggering, and the stories of hard work are endless. This year, we'll feature four of these amazing stories, knowing there are hundreds more that could be told.

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When Trilogy® at Ocala Preserve Member Kathleen Wolfersberger’s grandson asked for some help on his Boy Scout Troop’s service project, she jumped right in, and enjoyed it so much she brought it back to her own community. “I really got hooked on how worthwhile and satisfying the project was,” Kathleen said. “So, I brought it back to the Creative Arts Group at Ocala Preserve, and we are off and running with our service project.” The group crafts sleeping mats for the homeless population of Marion County, Florida, offering a more cushioned surface to sleep on. An additional benefit is that these mats help the environment due to the unusual product used to make them: “plarn” or “plastic yarn”. “It takes about 1,000 plastic bags for one 3.5 by 6-foot mat,” Kathleen explained. “There are several steps to the project, from shopping and collecting the bags to processing them into ‘plarn’ and finally crocheting them into the mats.” For the group, it’s more than just a service project; it’s a way for them to be creative and make art that benefits others. “One of our members is an artist and she dreams up these patterns for us,” Kathleen said. “We name all the mats, such as ‘Buttered Popcorn,’ ‘City Scapes,’ ‘Field of Flowers,’ ‘Beaches,’ ‘Chocolate Mint,’ and more.” To date, the group repurposed more than 15,000 plastic bags in the creation of 15 completed mats, and more are in production. Each takes a tremendous amount of time and effort, but, as the group is quick to point out, all things that matter inevitably do.


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W.O.W. Club

In Trilogy® at The Polo Club, a group of women known as the “Women of Wisdom” (or the W.O.W. Club) believes there is truth in the quote: “The more we give, the happier we feel." In the three years since Trilogy® Member Janet Malek began the W.O.W Club, the group has embraced this notion wholeheartedly. “W.O.W. believes that the benefits of giving back are enormous,” Janet said. “It strengthens our ties to the community and makes it a better place to live. Giving back not only helps people in need and supports worthwhile causes, but it also has a profound effect on one's well-being and sense of purpose.” Their efforts include supporting causes such as Desert Best Friend’s Closet, a non-profit dedicated to helping low-income Coachella Valley residents by providing them with professional interview and work attire; and Coachella Valley Rescue Mission,

which provides emergency food, clothing, shelter, and spiritual guidance to homeless and needy men, women, and children. However, W.O.W. Club’s largest charitable cause has been their “adoption” of a local elementary school. Since 2017, the W.O.W. Club has volunteered in the school’s classrooms, sponsored “Back to School” supply drives, and has hosted a large holiday blanket and book drive called “We’ve Got You Covered” to benefit the school’s kindergartners. “In 2017 and in 2018, W.O.W. members donated 126 children's blankets and books each year, to the surprise and joy of the kindergartners,” Janet explained. “W.O.W. ‘Elves’ delivered the gifts the following morning to the students, and there were plenty of smiles and hugs to go around!” The group views “We’ve Got You Covered” as an annual event, and they look to continue to help their local community wherever they can. As Janet explained, "Through our actions and involvement, we hope to make the world a little brighter and kinder.”

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Trilogy Serves

When Mary Lee and Skip Sherwood moved to Trilogy® at Tehaleh® in 2016, they both were looking for new ways to volunteer. After realizing there were others in their community who were also new to the area and had similar philanthropic interests, they began thinking of ways to get them all involved, which eventually led to the creation of the Whitman Homeowners Association Community Service Activities Committee. Or, “Trilogy Serves” for short. “Originally, Mary Lee and I decided that creating a ‘directory’ of donation, volunteer, and fundraising opportunities aimed specifically at our residents might be useful,” Skip explained. “The whole thing took off, then the committee was chartered, and the events followed.” As the committee’s original chair, Skip (with the help of his wife) and the eight other committee members have planned charitable events for the community to partake in. Helping Bonney Lake’s youth population has been a main focus for the committee and the driving force behind two of their recent events. In November 2018, Trilogy Serves held an event called “Baby’s First Christmas,” where 100 Tehaleh Members came together for an evening to donate over 6,500 diapers, 17,500 baby wipes, and a variety of other items. Several local organizations benefitted from Trilogy Serves’ efforts, including the Bonney Lake Food

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Bank, Prairie Ridge Community Center, Sumner/Bonney Lake Family Support Center, and Step by Step, which supports economically at-risk women who are pregnant or have newborns. Then in May, Trilogy Serves hosted “Bingo 4 Youth” as a way to help summer youth programs in the area. More than 100 Tehaleh Members came out, once again, to donate more than 7,000 food items for two local programs - Prairie Ridge Community Center and Mother2Many. “Prairie Ridge Community Center conducts summer activity programs for youth from low-income families and provides lunches every day,” Skip explained. “While Mother2Many goes to skate parks and gives out snacks and hydration items. Their goal is to let kids know that they matter. A major goal of both organizations it to reduce violence among youth.” In addition to the donation of items, both events featured a raffle aspect that allowed the committee to raise monetary funds. Thanks to some help from Shea Homes® and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the committee raised over $26,000 during the two events. As Skip’s time as the committee chair comes to a close after a two-year term, he looks back fondly at what the committee has been able to accomplish so far and looks forward to its future. “My wife, Mary Lee, and I will continue to attend committee meetings and help out where we can,” Skip explained. “For a while, I will be that guy with the institutional memory, who sits in the back row, available if needed.”


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TRILOGY® AT WICKENBURG RANCH

Wickenburg Cares

When Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch Members Donald Hoover and Dwight Zemp started the “Wickenburg Cares” group, it was in an effort to educate their neighbors on the needs of residents in their larger community of Wickenburg, Arizona. “Our mission is to share our good fortune with those not as fortunate as we,” Donald explained. “We've noticed that many retirees tend to enjoy the good life and not notice the tremendous need of other less fortunate townspeople.” The group’s goal is to support local 501(c)(3) corporations in their efforts, by encouraging Trilogy Members to donate however they feel appropriate, be it time, talents, or money. “We want Wickenburg Cares to be a place that our residents can be informed of the needs of the community and its citizens, while not feeling pressured or coerced into volunteering or giving,” Dwight explained. “It’s a place to learn about the needs and

opportunities so they can decide when, how, and what opportunities they would like to support.” In the short time since Donald and Dwight began the group, their efforts are already being felt in the local Wickenburg community. “We've been successful in raising several thousands of dollars, and the Wickenburg Community Development Corporation’s new Senior Center will open at the end of this year, partly from our efforts,” Donald said. The pair feels it’s important to give to those less fortunate because they’ve been so fortunate in their lives. “When we raise others, we also raise ourselves.” n

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AN ALTERNATIVE TO

HOW ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP IN WAYS YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT BY DR. AMY WHITTINGTON When anyone asks me how I came to offer acupuncture as part of my practice, I typically begin by explaining that it wasn’t part of the original plan. As a naturopathic physician receiving training in Arizona, it was part of the curriculum. Of course, that didn’t mean I had to actually include it in my practice. I am an integrative physician, yes, but I’m also typically driven by Western science. As a general rule, I prefer to treat with nutrients, hormones, or medicines that work in a predictable place in our biochemistry. Although there is an attempt to explain acupuncture by Western standards, its roots are undeniably Eastern, and it may never be a perfect fit in a Western-based protocol. So, why is it a part of my repertoire? Simply put, it often works.

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The most common use for acupuncture in the West is for pain management. Pain management is a difficult realm of medicine because so many of our options for treatment carry risks for side effects or addiction. (Think of the growing epidemic of opiate addiction, which many people trace back to the over-prescription of pain medications.) Acupuncture, conversely, has very little potential for harmful side effects, so long as it is performed by a qualified practitioner. Acupuncture dates back at least 2,000 years, and although it has been in the West since the 1800s, it only began gaining popularity in the last 30 years. With a more recent need to deviate from the use of addictive pain medications, its popularity is surging. In today’s world, it’s not uncommon to find yourself in your orthopedic or neurological doctor’s office getting referred for acupuncture before more drastic steps are taken. It seems that every year we see more and more studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain, migraines, depression, anxiety, and more. It is not uncommon for practitioners to use acupuncture for allergies, sleep,

hormonal symptoms, or nearly an endless list of complaints. Seeing this trend in referral volume, the National Institute for Health conducted and then published a large study showing a decrease in osteoarthritic pain as a result of acupuncture treatments. Furthermore, research in the diabetes field has shown significant results in peripheral neuropathy. Migraine studies have shown benefits equal to common prescriptions. These studies on usefulness are numerous and informative; the studies for how it works are, well, a little less satisfying. The traditional Chinese explanation for acupuncture centers on the flow of energy, known as “qi,” throughout the body. Qi is thought to travel in different paths around the body known as meridians. The belief is that disruptions in health, including pain, are caused by a disturbance or blockage of this free-flowing qi through the meridians. Typical acupuncture treatments target as many as 20 meridians, and each relates to different organ systems. Each meridian then has several “points” which are chosen depending on your symptoms, and fine needles are placed in the area. Many people are hesitant because of the needles, but I assure you that most people are pleasantly surprised by a painless and relaxing experience. FINDING DR. AMY Dr. Amy Whittington practices naturopathic medicine at the Alvea Spa at Trilogy at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona. She has been Trilogy's chosen naturopath for more than a decade. Dr. Amy publishes a monthly Wellness Journal on MyTrilogyLife.com, does presentations via Club ConnectTM, and provides individual consultations in Arizona. Among Dr. Amy’s offerings are full-body health assessments, acupuncture, skin-tightening treatments, collagen injection therapy, and detoxification programs.

As mentioned before, there have been numerous attempts to explain the acupuncture process and effects by Western standards. The better studies published are placebo-controlled, which depicts that results from those treated with real acupuncture points are compared to a group treated with sham or fake acupuncture points (it would be assumed that this group was having a placebo effect). Studies have shown that real acupuncture points increase the production of hormones including endorphins and serotonin. Endorphins are “feel-good” chemicals that generally improve mood and can block pain signals. Serotonin is our natural anti-depressant. MRI studies during the placement of acupuncture needles have shown physiological response to points. Perhaps the most simplistic component to how acupuncture might help, especially for pain, is the attraction of circulation to the area being needled. Circulation brings other hormone messengers, oxygen, and nutrients to the area to encourage healing. These effects likely contribute to its success in osteoarthritic pain such as knee, hip, and back pain. In summary, studies confirm that acupuncture often works and that it does do something physiologically and/or biochemically, but we don’t really know how it is doing it. Many years ago as a practitioner, I chose to let the relief I was seeing patients receive outweigh my need to know the full scientific explanation behind it, a choice I believe has served me and my patients well. So, if you are in pain or struggle with constant pain or even your mood and you haven’t tried this safe alternative to more complicated medicine, it might be time to consider acupuncture as an alternative as well. You may be surprised at just how powerful these well-placed needles can be. n

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TRILOGY® IN SUMMERLIN®

VEGAS’S HOTTEST NEW CLUB Trilogy® in Summerlin® Members embraced the grand opening theme of “Light Up the Night” during the unveiling of the community centerpiece, Outlook Club, in April 2019. Dressed to the nines in anticipation of the

of Trilogy by Shea Homes®. “We are, in fact, finding this to be true. But we’re also finding that the Club itself remains the heartbeat of the community, and that the earlier we have it, the happier our Members are.”

TRILOGY® IN SUMMERLIN®’S NEW

OUTLOOK CLUB LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT on-site entertainment and the dazzling views of the Las Vegas strip – and the sparklers they all lit as part of the ceremony – Members along with a number of VIP guests celebrated the official opening of the Club over the course of three spectacular evenings. While the pomp and circumstance that comes with the opening of a Club should never be overlooked, what is perhaps most meaningful about the debut of Outlook Club is its completion so early on in the community’s lifecycle. When Outlook Club debuted, there were fewer than 100 people living in the community. And while that number is growing quickly – nearly 200 Members have moved in as of this publication date – the idea of a “completed” amenity experience as such an early milestone is something that could influence future Trilogy communities as well. “When we decided to launch Trilogy in Summerlin – the first Trilogy with exclusively condominiums and townhomes and the smallest in our history – we were taking the leap that people would enjoy the option of having what Trilogy offers, but in a more urban setting,” said Jeff McQueen, President

To that point, the scores in the spring survey sent to all Trilogy Members support Jeff’s assertion. Trilogy in Summerlin finished first in Member Satisfaction, first in Lifestyle, and second in Happiness, and overall, they were the highest ranked community by Members. “The Grand Opening of Outlook Club made a world of difference,” said Diana and Tom Ward. “Now we have a place to enjoy the community’s activities.” So, is Outlook Club the hottest new club in Vegas? Well, maybe that’s a little bold. But the success here in Summerlin has led Trilogy to both add a new community in the Las Vegas area (Sunstone, coming in 2021 and featured on page 84 of this magazine) and to look at other, smaller footprint options in other markets. “I’m happy for our Members to have such a great Club, I’m happy that I’m able to speak with new people considering the community and share with them how much fun we’re having, and I’m happy that we’re helping Trilogy be more successful,” said Club General Manager Matthew Reidt. “It’s a win-win-win – isn’t that what people come to Vegas for?”

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HOME IS WHERE THE

horses are How Equestrianism Plays a Part in Life in Ocala BY KELCI COOPER WITH TRILOGY® AT OCALA PRESERVE MEMBER ELEANOR METELITS

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When you think of equestrian sports, some big names come to mind – Churchill Downs, Belmont Park, Pimlico Race Course – but what about Ocala? Ocala, Florida, and surrounding Marion County are home to more horses than anywhere else in the United States. The area houses hundreds of horse farms, breeding and training facilities, and is host to dozens of events each year. Because of this, Ocala is known as the “Horse Capital of the World.” The first thoroughbred horse farm in Florida was founded by Carl G. Rose who, originally in the asphalt business, took a gamble in 1943 and bought an Ocala acreage that would become Rosemere Farm. It took just one year for one of his horses, Gornil, to win at Miami’s iconic Tropical Park. Amazingly, Gornil was the first Florida-raised thoroughbred to win a Florida race. (As an interesting aside, Rosemere Farm is the inspiration for the name of "Rose Farm's Kitchen," the culinary studio in Oak House at Ocala Preserve.) Later in 1956, a horse named Needles out of the Bonnie Heath Farm in Ocala, became the first Florida-bred Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner. Since then, multiple world champions and Triple Crown Winners have been bred and/or trained in Ocala, putting the area on the map as a top equestrian destination. Situated right in the middle of horse country, Trilogy® at Ocala Preserve is home to many horse lovers, including Member Eleanor Metelits.

When Eleanor began riding horses, many things in her life were changing. “My kids were out of the house and my husband had other interests, so I started trail riding with a friend,” Eleanor explained. Eleanor enjoyed it so much that she bought a horse and began trail riding competitively (an equestrian sport where riders cover a marked trail that can range up to as much as 40 miles per day). “When I bought my second horse, who I had a lot of trouble with, I started working with a trainer doing dressage to get him to obey me,” Eleanor said. “I started to do eventing with him, but as I got older, the jumping became a little more dangerous, so I just went into dressage.” The eventing work helped prepare Eleanor and her horse Sunny for their career in dressage, as eventing challenges riders across the three disciplines of dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. In the midst of her equestrian career, Eleanor, her husband, and their horses moved from New Jersey to Ocala where they lived on a 3.5-acre farm. After her husband’s passing and some issues with her health, Eleanor moved to Trilogy. And while she is no longer able to ride, it doesn’t stop her from enjoying the equestrian world. She still has friends who compete, many of whom she’ll go watch and support. Nowadays, Eleanor spends her days playing Mah Jongg, participating in Water and Dance Aerobics, and going to shows at the Symphony and the Reilly Arts Center. But there’s one special guy she makes sure to visit each day – her horse, Pluto Chantella. “He has taught me so much,” Eleanor explained. “Things like patience, relaxation, and consideration for others.” Even though she can no longer ride Pluto Chantella, living in Trilogy, just 10 minutes away from him, keeps her close to home.

WHAT IS DRESSAGE? Originating from a French word meaning to "train," dressage is a highly-skilled form of riding and is one of three equestrian Olympic sports.

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HEAL YOUR BODY WITH PLANTS

BY TRILOGY® AT THE VINEYARDS MEMBER ROSIE BANK

Here at Trilogy®, many of us understand the importance of being active in order to have great health for decades. We want to crush it on the pickleball court, keep up on group bike rides, and boogie in Zumba without restriction.

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But it takes more than exercise to stay healthy. What we eat and how we nourish our bodies have a lot to do with living with vitality. As common as they are today, diets high in saturated fat, processed and refined flours, commercial fats and oils, imbalanced macro-nutrients (fats, carbohydrates, and protein), and insufficient micro-nutrients can seriously hamper our health. The antioxidants and phytochemicals that are essential to our health come from fruits and vegetables. Eating whole foods in the form of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, beans, and legumes ensures that we are taking in an abundance of macro-and micro-nutrients. These foods are like medicine for our heart, brain, gut, weight, kidneys, liver, prostate, breasts… well, all of us. Doctors like Neal Barnard, T. Colin Campbell, and Caldwell Esselstyn even use plant-based whole foods to help reverse heart disease and diabetes in their patients. The traditional approach to treating these diseases does not address the underlying causes, which are often diet-related. I saw this firsthand with both of my parents. They were treated by top medical specialists, and neither received more than a

couple of passing comments from their doctors about the possibility of using food to heal their bodies instead of (or in addition to) medicine. My dad was morbidly obese, yet none of the experts talked about how he was feeding his body and the adverse impact this was having on his health. My father lived short and died long from heart disease, while making no adjustments to his diet or his weight. I often wonder how his life could have improved if his doctors had been more aligned with the connection between food and health. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Many doctors today are realizing that the right food is fundamental to good health.

WHERE DOES ONE START? Are you thinking of improving your health by eating more fruits and vegetables? My first tip for you to move toward eating more plants is to avoid doing this simply because it’s trendy or fashionable. How you nurture your body and the choices you make are personal. When I decided to eat only whole foods from plants and

to eliminate all animal products from my diet, I had a conversation with myself to be sure that this was not just for show. On the contrary, my choice came from a real desire and a firm commitment to be a good steward of my own health. There are two schools of thought; a moderate one is to ease into this way of eating gradually. “Meatless Mondays” describes having one day a week when you give up all animal products. You add fruits, veggies, whole grains, seeds, and nuts to your meals. Whole foods like this bathe your cells with powerful plant-based phytochemicals that heal your gut, reduce inflammation, improve your sensitivity to insulin, and help quell some of the lingering cancer biomarkers. Living enzymes from vegetables feed the healthy bacteria in your gut, which supports hormonal health and keeps your body’s hunger signals on track. Leafy greens promote nitrous oxide in your blood vessels, which helps your blood flow, enabling you to get more nutrients to every cell in your body. Blood that flows freely is very good for heart and vascular health.

ABOUT ROSIE Rosie Bank is a Board-Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She is the founder of Health Matters Coaching, an international speaker, and the author of Health Matters. Rosie has been helping people live more successfully in their bodies since the mid-1970s. Rosie maintains a practice locally and throughout the U.S. via video conferencing. Rosie leads the Vitality Club in Trilogy at The Vineyards and offers workshops in meditation and mindful eating. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.ROSIEBANK.COM

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Increased energy. Improved memory. Higher engagement.

SURE, BUT WHO WANTS ALL THAT? High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is the basis of Trilogy’s Afturburn workout structure and has been shown to improve memory, cognitive quickness, and much more. With Afturburn and Afturburn-inspired classes at Trilogy, you can improve your ongoing quality of life in a tangible way for years to come.

LEARN MORE ABOUT AFTURBURN AND OTHER HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING CLASSES AVAILABLE AT MYTRILOGYLIFE.COM.


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Let yourself be pleasantly surprised. Although not all of my clients are ready to give up animal products, every one of them notices how delicious a robust green salad is with lots of tasty fixings. This includes any of the following: cubed tofu, olives, grilled tempeh, toasted nuts and seeds, beans, store-bought or homegrown sprouts, any and all veggies (grilled, steamed, or raw), berries, orange slices, and cooked quinoa or brown rice. I’ll spare you the details, but I’ve gotten great reports of improved digestion and energy from folks who swapped out animal products for more plants. The other approach is to jump in with both feet. Dr. Neal Barnard, who wrote Program for Reversing Diabetes, encourages his patients to commit to his 21-day program. He believes that after three weeks, you’ll feel so much better that you may want to switch from a program mentality to a full-on lifestyle change.

WHAT ABOUT PROTEIN & FIBER? You may be asking, “where do I get my protein and fiber?” And the truth is, plants alone offer plenty of both.

Protein deficiency is rare. In fact, to optimize heart health and to dial back the challenges and risks associated with diabetes, less protein has been proven effective. There is adequate protein in vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, beans, and whole grains. Soy-based products like tofu, tempeh, miso, and edamame are excellent sources of protein. Fiber is only found in plants; there is none in animal products. Heart health, insulin sensitivity, feeling satisfied after a meal, managing your weight, and promoting gut health are all correlated with plant-based fiber. While you can get some of your fiber from pills, they do not contain the same soluble and insoluble fiber that needs to be chewed and mixed with your saliva in order to do its magic. I recommend eating more veggies instead of relying on a fiber supplement. Some good options include vegetables in the cruciferous family (cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts). They are not only loaded with fiber, but also sulforaphane, a compound associated with reducing cancer, improved digestion, and heart health.

LOVE YOUR BODY Approaching what you eat with an attitude of gratitude and respect for your body will be its own reward. If you feel like you want to make the leap toward a plant-based diet and learn more about where most food in our society comes from, I recommend you watch the documentary films Food, Inc. and Food Matters or read The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle. Learn how you can become proactive about your health and reap the benefits. Giving up all animal products is not for everyone. But hopefully, loving our bodies and getting our bodies to love us back is. Jim Rohn says, “If you don’t have a body, where will you live?” Try eating like this until you have what I love to call a “bump.” A bump of more energy. A bump of better elimination. A bump of clear-headedness. A bump of freedom from craving processed food. When this happens, you will have arrived at a new level of providing your body with optimal nourishment and love. At this point, your body really will love you back. n

“MEATLESS MONDAY” MEAL Here is a super simple recipe you can try. Begin with a sprouted grain tortilla and heat it gently in the microwave or at about 250° in your oven. A reliable brand is Ezekiel, which I find at my local Trader Joe’s. PILE ON TOP: Black beans / drained and rinsed Minced scallion Chopped cabbage Chopped red pepper Chopped greens / spinach / kale / arugula / romaine Sliced avocado Add your favorite fresh salsa You will have a delicious and fresh meal. Feel free to add any fresh veggies you want, since you are only limited by your creativity.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2019-2020

NOVEMBER 1ST 4TH - 10TH 10TH 11TH 28TH 29TH 30TH

GAIT-TO-GATE LAUNCH FALL RESTAURANT WEEK FALL MEMBER SURVEY CLOSES VETERANS DAY THANKSGIVING BLACK FRIDAY #MTL SHOP SALE GAIT-TO-GATE CLOSING WALK

DECEMBER 9TH - 15TH 31ST

WINTER WINE WEEK NEW YEAR'S EVE

JANUARY 1ST

SURVIVOR POOL WINNER CROWNED WELCOME THE NEW YEAR

FEBRUARY 2ND 14TH 29TH

MARCH 15TH 17TH

MOTION MONTH REVS UP

4TH ANNUAL TRILOGY® BRACKET CHALLENGE BEGINS ST. PATRICK'S DAY

APRIL 6TH 12TH 13TH 20TH - 26TH 27TH - MAY 3RD

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GROUNDHOG DAY VALENTINE'S DAY THE GIFT OF TIME

NATIONAL PICKLEBALL MONTH

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2019-2020

MAY 3RD 10TH 25TH

SPRING MEMBER SURVEY CLOSES MOTHER'S DAY MEMORIAL DAY

JUNE 5TH 14TH - 21ST 21ST 15TH - 21ST

NATIONAL DONUT DAY IRELAND PROSPECTOR GOLF TRIP FATHER'S DAY SUMMER CRAFT BEER WEEK

JULY 4TH 20TH - 26TH

INDEPENDENCE DAY SUMMER WINE WEEK

SEPTEMBER

AUGUST

FOCUS ON FITNESS

GOOD NEIGHBOR MONTH 7TH LABOR DAY 13TH GRANDPARENTS DAY 28TH GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY 14TH - 19TH NEVADA PROSPECTOR GOLF TRIP

OCTOBER 2ND - 12TH 16TH - 26TH 12TH - 18TH 31ST

JEWELS OF THE AMALFI COAST TRIP 1 JEWELS OF THE AMALFI COAST TRIP 2 FALL CRAFT BEER WEEK HALLOWEEN

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GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999 Celebrating Trilogy ’s 20th Anniversary ®

BY TRILOGY®’S VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING & SALES SHAUNA FARMER

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The year was 1999. ER and The Sopranos were the top TV shows; Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time” and “Mambo No. 5” ruled the radio; The Sixth Sense hit the big screen along with The Matrix. Bill Clinton was in the White House and the Denver Broncos were Super Bowl champs. The world lost Joe DiMaggio and JFK, Jr.; the Dow closed above 11,000 points for the first time ever; and Netscape was the browser of choice for those who were even on the internet at that point. And in a kitchen in Scottsdale, Arizona, over an informal dinner, two of Trilogy®’s founders were writing what they saw as the vision for a new concept for 55+ age-qualified communities. Now, 20 years later, what started as an impromptu conversation has developed into one of the most respected brands in community development, and one that has expanded beyond its 55+ roots. When Trilogy first began, success was far from fait accompli. The landscape in real estate was changing. Demographics were shifting, and the formula that had been working in the past – largely “build it and they will come” – was no longer a reliable business model. The team at Trilogy understood that it needed to create something truly distinct, truly special. So, what did they do? First, they looked at the opportunity from the customer’s perspective. “We realized pretty quickly that everyone else was focused on the hardware. ‘How quickly can I build a home, and what feature and functions can I include?’” remembers Jeff McQueen, the President of Trilogy today and one of those at that fateful dinner two decades ago. “While we obviously know building highquality homes is critically important, what we recognized is that


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what our homebuyers wanted then – and what they still seem to want now – is a place where they can live happier, healthier, more socially connected lives. And to do that, you need more than great homes; you need a community.” This thinking led to a focus on the amenities and bringing in partners who could help ensure that the experience provided was world-class in all ways. That meant architects, interior designers, landscape planners, and hospitality operators who were working outside of the active adult space and who could bring in new, unique perspectives. “Looking back now, our choice to break the mold was the smartest choice we made,” said McQueen. “I joke with the team now that we were disrupting before ‘disruption’ became a thing.” The successes over the past 20 years speak for themselves: Developing master-planned resort communities in seven states in sizes ranging from fewer than 400 homes to nearly 4,000 homes. Successfully delivering more than 20,000 new homes to more than 30,000 new Members. Investing billions of dollars in land, infrastructure, and community development. Winning many awards along the way, from such trusted sources as J.D. Power & Associates, Urban Land Institute, Builder Magazine, and more.

To say a lot has changed over 20 years is an understatement. As the scale of Trilogy has expanded, so too has the responsibility the founders feel to the Members. “We come to work trying to create environments where Members have the chance to live truly happier lives, where they are inspired and motivated to make the most of every single day,” said Jeff Hinkle, Senior Vice President for Trilogy and a 20-year member of the team. “When we get feedback that our Members believe they are trying more new things, living healthier, and making more new friends, it makes me proud and gets me excited for what’s ahead for the next 20 years!” n J O I N T H E M O V E M E N T. L I V E H A P P I E R ®. #MYTRILOGYLIFE | 55


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Trilogy ® Members from Across the Country Convene in Scottsdale for an Epic Golf Adventure

Sometimes the best ideas are right in front of you. This turned out to be the case in the spring of 2019, when, instead of traveling to a new destination, we chose to create an Explore 360 trip right in our own backyard - 24 Members, five days, four Trilogy golf courses, and countless good times. The Arizona Prospector golf event featured rounds at all four of the Trilogy golf courses in Arizona, which includes the awardwinning Verde River Golf & Social Club, Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club (both the Big Course and Li’l Wick), Encanterra Country Club, and Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia. Plus, there was an opening reception at Topgolf® Scottsdale and evening festivities each night at Talking Stick Resort & Casino, the “home base” for the trip. “The trip exceeded all of our expectations by a mile,” said Tom Lindeland, a Member from Trilogy® at The Vineyards. “We really enjoyed meeting golfers from other Trilogy communities.” Trip organizers from BlueStar Resort & Golf were pleased with the overwhelmingly positive feedback.

“This was our chance to shine. We could control the experience at every venue, and so we did,” said Sara Rainey, National Director of Lifestyle for BlueStar Resort & Golf and one of the co-hosts of the trip. “We were so pleased to get the great feedback from everyone following the trip.” The Arizona Prospector was the second Explore 360 trip focused around golf. The first was in 2017, when a group went to Erin Hills in Wisconsin to play the same venue where the U.S. Open was played that year. In 2020, the plan is to go to Northern Ireland and Lake Tahoe to experience the tremendous variety of golf available in both destinations. “It’s a tough gig I’ve got, being a host on all these trips,” joked Scott Mattiello, the longtime General Manager at Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia and the unofficial steward of the all the Explore 360 golf trips. “But I’m like a postman – neither rain nor sleet nor wind will keep me away from my appointed rounds!” Explore 360 trips are available throughout the year and include destinations and activities of all types in all parts of the world. Trilogy Members are welcome, and information is always available on MTL or by visiting the kiosks in the Clubs. n

THE DAY-BY-DAY MONDAY | Arrival Party at Topgolf® Scottsdale TUESDAY | 18 holes at Verde River Golf & Social Club WEDNESDAY | 27 holes at Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club THURSDAY | 18 holes and a private chef’s dinner at Encanterra

Country Club FRIDAY | 18 holes at Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia

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PROSPECTOR

GOLF EXPERIENCE

YOUR NEXT PROSPECTOR GOLF ADVENTURE AWAITS!

In 2020, hit the links at one of Ireland’s historic courses or tee off in the shadows of Lake Tahoe’s Sierra Nevada!

IRELAND PROSPECTOR JUNE 14-21

NEVADA PROSPECTOR SEPTEMBER 14-19

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10+ YEAR TEAM MEMBERS: LUIS FERNANDEZ FACILITIES DIRECTOR | 15 YEARS PAUL CASARTELLI OPERATIONS MANAGER | 13 YEARS JOEY BARBIERS SERVER | 13 YEARS STANA NISEVIC KITCHEN MANAGER | 13 YEARS MARTIN VALDEZ COOK | 13 YEARS JUAN GAMINO GOLF MAINTENANCE FOREMAN | 13 YEARS MARIA SANCHEZ CAFÉ ATTENDANT | 12 YEARS SAY PATEL OPERATIONS MANAGER | 12 YEARS MICHAEL SANTONINO CLUB MANAGER | 12 YEARS GREGG SNYDER LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR | 12 YEARS ALEJANDRO GAMINO 2ND ASST GOLF SUPERINTENDENT | 12 YEARS

Celebrating the Unique Bond of Trilogy® Members to their Resort Club Team The relationship between the staff and the Members of a Trilogy® community is a unique one in the hospitality world. As a hotelier, guests come and go, and even the “regulars” are only there a few times a year. In traditional country clubs, yes, members are there more frequently, but they still have a home in another neighborhood where much of their social life happens. But at Trilogy, nearly all things exist in a single environment, and that leads to relationships between staff and Members which is unlike anywhere else. In Trilogy® at Vistancia®, the strength of this inherent bond is even stronger due to the tenure of the core leadership team. The community, which debuted in 2004, has two dozen team members with more than 10 years’ experience at the Club.

JEFFREY MCALISTER PORTER | 12 YEARS BODIL FRIEDMAN FITNESS INSTRUCTOR | 11 YEARS GAIL JOHNSON FITNESS INSTRUCTOR | 11 YEARS JENNIFER PAYNICH MASSAGE THERAPIST | 11 YEARS CHRIS FARLEY SPA & FITNESS DIRECTOR | 10 YEARS SUSAN WEBSTER FITNESS INSTRUCTOR | 10 YEARS KRISTEN HALL BARTENDER | 10 YEARS CL AIRE BOURNS HOUSEKEEPER | 10 YEARS BRENDAN DUFFY FACILITIES SUPERVISOR | 10 YEARS JAMES CALVIN COOK | 10 YEARS ESTEBAN ROMERO 1ST ASST GOLF SUPERINTENDENT | 10 YEARS

Plus, golf General Manager Scott Mattiello was on the opening team of the golf course in 2004, and, after stints at other Trilogy communities, returned in 2014. The core group staying together so long is impressive, particularly in the context of the typically transient hospitality industry. According to findings from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual employee turnover rate in hospitality companies was nearly 74 percent in 2018, meaning that three of every four employees turns over each year. At Trilogy at Vistancia, that rate is just 42.5 percent, with some years as low as 27 percent. “Really, I just enjoy what I get to do every day,” said Paul Casartelli, the current Club Operations Manager who, in his decadeplus with Trilogy at Vistancia, has provided support in all aspects of the operation. “Trilogy is a great place to be, BlueStar is a great company to work for, and Michael [Santonino] is a leader we all respect.” Paul’s progression isn’t necessarily unusual within BlueStar, as many young leaders looking to build a career in hospitality are drawn to the culture, locations, and the opportunities that come with working on such a broad array of service offerings. For example, Trilogy at Vistancia – the longtime flagship of the Trilogy portfolio – includes golf, spa, food & beverage, fitness, lifestyle programming, special events, two Resort Clubs, and nearly 5,000 Members to serve. “The community has grown since we arrived in 2008, but what hasn’t changed is the team’s commitment to the Members,” said Member Chuck Blick. “They make us feel special every time we’re at the Club.” As for the longest-tenured team member Luis Fernandez (who started at the community on day one after having served at Trilogy La Quinta before), he’s got a nice perspective on his time: “I had no gray hair when I started, and as far as anyone knows, I have no gray hair today!” n

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GET UP AND GO!

BY TRILOGY® AT VERDE RIVER™ MEMBER LORI MARTINEK

TRAINING TOGETHER AT VERDE RIVER Long before most Trilogy® at Verde River™ residents are up and enjoying their first cup of coffee, many of their neighbors have already checked off their daily dose of wellness. Runners and walkers begin hitting the trails at dawn. Bikers head out early, hoping to catch the morning coolness. It’s a committed group who share these early-bird hours and a love of fitness. Verde River’s fitness center begins to buzz at daybreak as a small but dedicated group tackles their workouts before taking on the rest of the day. Neighbors nod, sometimes chat, but always remain focused on their goals. Front and center are four women who have been training together since January 2018 - Cindy Mikulecky, Terri Hatleberg, Lesley DeHoney, and Linda Roberts. The group trains bright and early, Monday through Friday, rain or shine, 12 months of the year. Cindy and her husband, Dan, moved from Racine, Wisconsin, to Verde River in October 2017. The couple left their lawncare business in the capable hands of two of their three grown sons and headed to Arizona with their Golden Retrievers, Lily and Cody.

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“Cindy is bossy, but bossy is good for you.

It pushes you. Without bossy, you would do the same thing again and again and never improve.”

Cindy began competing in bodybuilding competitions in her 40s and is studying to become a personal trainer. She has completed two full and seven half Ironman competitions (swim, bike, and run) since 2014. Terri had moved from Eugene, Oregon, to Trilogy at Verde River with her husband, Jeff, six months earlier. She met Cindy while walking her dog, Callie (also a Golden Retriever). The women started playing pickleball and then working out together at a local gym. In 2018 when Verde River’s Afturburn fitness center opened, the duo made it their training center and started thinking about competing in local events. That’s where Lesley found them. A longtime racquetball and league soccer player who moved locally from Scottsdale to Verde River in June 2017 with her husband, Barry, and their two French bulldogs, Axel and Rose, Lesley had never trained to compete in a triathlon. “Cindy invited me to join them, and the rest is history,” she recalled. Linda met the group on the pickleball courts. She moved locally to Verde River with her husband, Norm, in 2018 and was

looking for a way to stay healthy and fit. Joining a training group seemed like a good strategy. “Training with a group is easier and harder,” she noted. “The group pushes you, but it also cheers you on.” The four women made training a commitment: two hours each morning, five days a week. They follow training routines that Cindy has found or created, but everyone takes a turn leading the workout. “We lift (weights) a lot and do some high-intensity interval training,” explained Cindy. “Come April, we get out there and start biking, swimming, and running.” The group also plays pickleball and POP Tennis regularly. Lesley works full-time, Linda and Cindy work part-time, and Terri is retired. The Members also hike, swim, and work out on their own. How do they fit it all in? “Training needs to be a priority. You have to treat it like an appointment,” explained Linda. “Our goal last year was for Terri, Lesley, and Linda to each do their first triathlon,” added Cindy. “I set up a 12-week training guide and we ran the whole event (400meter swim, 12-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run) a few weeks before the race so they could feel what it would be like to compete.” In September 2018, each woman completed the full Mesa Sprint Triathlon. Since then, Members have also run in

10k and 6k events, and Cindy personally checked off another Half Ironman. Cindy and Terri will tackle another Half Ironman – Terri’s first – as part of a relay team in October 2019. Throughout the process, each woman has gained new skills. Lesley learned to bike long distances, Linda became a stronger walker, and Terri learned to swim better. “Cindy gave me tips, filmed me, and then showed me what was wrong with my strokes,” said Terri. “It worked.” “Cindy is bossy, but bossy is good for you,” agreed Lesley. “It pushes you. Without bossy, you would do the same thing again and again and never improve.”

“These women are incredible. They push through everything I throw at them.” “These women are incredible,” said Cindy. “They push through everything that I throw at them. It is hard to find people who are this dedicated.” Cindy’s advice for starting a new fitness routine or group: “Get out there. Find your tribe and do something that you enjoy. Move your body and work on flexibility. It will reward you as you grow older.”

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GIVING CLOSURE

H O W A F O R E N S I C A R C H E O L O G I S T U N C O V E R S T H E PA S T

BY THERESA MAGGIO WITH TRILOGY® AT THE POLO CLUB MEMBER DEBORAH GRAY

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“ Somehow, I convinced my mentor that we should be looking at crime scenes like an archeologist would.”

For more than 25 years, Trilogy® at The Polo Club Member Deborah Gray has provided closure to thousands of families as a Forensic Anthropologist and Archeologist. By blending a mix of history and science, Deborah’s work has helped tell the story of those who are no longer here to tell it themselves. “I entered the field of Forensic Anthropology by accident,” Deborah shared. “I started out with a bachelor’s and master’s in fine art with an emphasis in drawing and painting. But after graduation, I discovered that there weren’t a lot of full-time art positions unless you were teaching.” When Deborah and Maurice, her husband of 41 years, moved to Riverside, California, in 1984, Deborah started substitute teaching. After deciding to go back to school to get a master’s degree so she could become a teacher full-time, her first discovery occurred. While at Cal State Fullerton, Deborah took a class in anthropology - the scientific study of humans and human behavior, and societies in the past and present - by Professor J. Suchey who eventually became her mentor. She found that she loved the combination of history and science and her professor soon hired her while she continued her master’s. “Somehow, I convinced my mentor that we should be looking at crime scenes like an archeologist would,” Deborah said. “While still in school, I essentially invented my job and became the Forensic Anthropologist for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s and the Riverside County Coroner’s Offices.”

Deborah’s studies continued, adding a master’s in history focused on archeology - the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture - and eventually a third master’s in anthropology to her resume. As her mentor was starting to step back from the Riverside County Coroner’s Office, Deborah was assigned that same office as a Forensic Archeologist. As Deborah’s career continued to grow, she began looking for more financial stability and a pension. So, she progressed her career to become the Deputy Coroner for the Riverside County Coroner’s Office where her archeology and anthropology background proved to be handy. During this time, she signed up for the Federal Disaster Response Team working with the Public Health Service. Her first assignment was in 2000, when an Alaska Airlines plane crashed off the Los Angeles coast killing 88 people. The extreme impact of the crash and loss of space within the passenger cabin made it virtually impossible to identify remains, so a team was called in to collect fingerprints, dental records, personal items, and conduct anthropological examinations. Deborah has since worked at a number of federal disaster sites, including in New York after 9/11, both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. The work Deborah and others on the Federal Disaster Response Team do isn’t easy, but it’s a necessity. Identifying remains is an integral task to the process of supplying justice for survived family members and communities. In addition, it is also required for closing out wills, assigning insurance benefits, and prosecuting any crimes.

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“Finding and identifying someone was overwhelming, but knowing that it would provide a family closure made our search worthwhile,” Deborah said while describing her time in New York after 9/11. “In 2001, DNA research was more simplified than it is today. The search continues 18 years later as it’s extremely hard to distinguish among billions of fragments. That being said, serious advances in DNA applications have been made, leading to new discoveries today.” When she wasn’t aiding in disaster relief, Deborah’s work as a Forensic Anthropologist and Archeologist in California consisted of examining skeletal remains and unique buried artifacts, mostly of the Native American variety. “When people ask me what I do, most people think I lead an exciting life as Indiana Jones,” Deborah explained. “That’s not the case, but my career is certainly exciting to me. I have the opportunity to uncover history and see if it is true. How people were working, eating, materials used, all blended with unusual treasures that you sometimes discover.” In 2015, Deborah retired from the Riverside County Coroner’s Office, but it was short-lived, as she returned three days later as a consultant. Her expertise was irreplaceable, especially being located in the Coachella Valley, where a multitude of Native American tribes have, and currently, still live.

“There is so much history in this valley that you never know what you will uncover,” Deborah said. “There are historic cremation sites all over the valley. My most interesting find was when I uncovered a ceramic vessel that was almost entirely intact. It was filled with ash, but within the ash we discovered these beautiful glass beads. It was an unusual find, as they turned out to be Russian trade beads from the 1600-1700s. Artifacts like these beads often give you a story of what was possibly going on at the time.” Deborah’s work as a consultant continues today, more than four years after her “retirement.” She’s often called in on investigations with unidentified remains, which is more rewarding than one might think. “Our focus is on identifying who the person was and how they died,” Deborah explained. “When you have a name, it’s powerful. At first, I didn’t want to have to speak with families, but what I found is that it’s the most rewarding aspect of the job. You have a set of circumstances, how and where it happened, and people who loved this person have been waiting to simply know. It gives them a sense of peace to know, a chance to say goodbye, and bring them closure.” n

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SWIRL &SIP

RIGHT FROM HOME BY AMANDA BENTON WITH TRILOGY® AT MONARCH DUNES EXECUTIVE CHEF CHARLES WEBER

Wine culture is an integral part of many social gatherings within the Trilogy® network. It has evolved as a part of the lifestyle experience and makes an excellent complement to dinner parties, conversations with neighbors, or a quiet night in curled up on the couch with a movie. At Trilogy, Members have found an even greater appreciation for wine, and it only felt natural to create a program specifically geared towards our wine lovers: Barrel Masters. As a Barrel Master, Members may participate in special events hosted by their Club including wine festivals, tastings, special pairing dinners with local winemakers, and so much more. While these events are widely enjoyed, we know that schedules may not always permit making it out to the Club to attend – but there’s no reason to let that prevent Members from letting the good times roll! That’s why we’d like to share some tips from our very own teams to help you recreate the magic from your own home.

HOSTING FROM HOME Have you ever wanted to host a wine pairing dinner for your friends and neighbors? It’s time to turn your home into a tasting room with the ultimate experience surrounded by good eats, delicious wine, and great company. When preparing your menu, there are a few things to keep in mind. Are you hosting a small group, which would allow for a more complex

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menu or a large group, which may be best suited for simple options? Base your starters and side dishes around your main entrée. If your main attraction is complicated, make the sides simple and vice versa! Seasonality is another key factor when composing your menu. Cooler temperatures often lead to cravings for comfort foods, whereas the hot summer months are great for lighter, chilled dishes to help beat the heat. Whatever you come up with, maintaining a good balance - sweet and savory, hot and cold, large and small - should be the main goal. In addition to the actual menu selection, a few personal touches will add to the overall experience for your guests. A lovely tablescape will bring a touch of elegance to spice up the ambiance. Type up your menu, listing each course and paired varietal, then print a copy and place it on each plate. Name tags may also add to the wow-factor to make each person feel extra special. It’s the little details that will make your event most memorable. While the menu is a key piece of hosting a successful dinner party, we can’t forget about the libations. A bottle of wine is about 24 ounces, or roughly four glasses with partysize pours. Depending on the number of courses that will be offered at your party, we recommend two-ounce pours to nicely complement each dish without overwhelming your guests. Make sure to also serve wines at the right temperature - 53 degrees for most whites and 65 degrees for most reds to get the full experience with each course. And don’t forget to have plenty of water strategically placed along the table. There is nothing better than gathering your friends together for a fun night. Become your own Barrel Master and enjoy an entertaining evening while you swirl and sip with your neighbors around the dinner table from the comfort of your own home. Good luck planning your wine dinner party!

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Chef’s Favorites

Get your dinner party off on the right foot with an easy and delicious salad! Executive Chef Charles Weber, located in Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes, was classically trained in French Cuisine, but when he opened Zuzu in Napa, California, he became passionate about Spanish cuisine and developed some great dishes. Lucky for you, he’s sharing a recipe he developed 17 years ago while working at Zuzu – a refreshing and easy to execute Pepino Salad that he recently featured at a Winemaker Dinner for Monarch Dunes Members. Chef’s pairing recommendation for this dish is a light Chardonnay, such as Timbre’s ‘Lead Vocals’ 2014 Chardonnay. Let’s dive right in!

Pepino Salad SERVES 6-8 Ingredients: • 1 Small Red Bell Pepper – Julienne • 1 Small Yellow Bell Pepper – Julienne • 1 Small Green Bell Pepper – Julienne • 1 Small Red Onion – Julienne • 1 Seedless Cucumber – Julienne • 4 Roma Tomatoes – Julienne • 2 Granny Smith Apples – Julienne, right before preparing the salad • 2 TBSP Fresh Mint – Chiffonade • 1 TBSP Fresh Oregano – Chiffonade • Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper as needed • 2 Ounces Virgin Olive Oil • 3 Ounces Aged Sherry Vinegar • 8 Ounces Feta Cheese - Crumbled TO ASSEMBLE THE SALAD:

Prepare and organize all ingredients as specified above, then put all vegetables and apples in a large mixing bowl. Lightly season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste and follow with adding in the chopped herbs, oil, and vinegar. Toss everything together to gently incorporate all the ingredients evenly. When your mixture has come together, begin plating and top each serving with the crumbled Feta cheese. Be sure to prepare the salad just before you plan to serve it to your guests!

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J O I N T H E M O V E M E N T. L I V E H A P P I E R ®.

T O TA L LY

groovy CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK BY KELCI COOPER WITH TRILOGY® AT VISTANCIA® MEMBER JIM SWINEHART

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In 1969, a three-day music and arts festival in upstate New York changed the landscape of music and a generation for decades to come. Few cultural touchstones continue to resonate the way Woodstock does, which is why its influence on music and art is still felt to this day. In September 2019, Trilogy® at Vistancia® celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the iconic event with a concert held at their Mita Club. “We decided on the Woodstock theme due to the concert being so close the original festival’s 50th anniversary,” said Gregg Snyder, Vistancia’s longtime Lifestyle Director.

“And what better way to close out the summer season than with a great concert?” The Woodstock concert featured a local Arizona band who is well-known around Trilogy’s Arizona communities – Thaddeus

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Rose. The group performed a variety of covers including “Southern Cross” by Crosby, Stills & Nash; “Start Me Up” by The Rolling Stones; and hits by Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, and other iconic artists from the 60s and 70s. “No question about it, my favorite part of the event was the great songs played by the talented Thaddeus Rose band, and sharing memories of that era with our friends and neighbors,” said Trilogy at Vistancia Member Jim Swinehart. With over 600 in attendance, Members danced and sang to the sounds of the 60s while enjoying delicious barbeque, a beer garden, and other cold beverages. “It really was a great event,” said Lifestyle Coordinator Danielle Campbell.

“We know our Members remember Woodstock well, and some even attended the 1969 festival in the mud pits and their own tie-dye!” While Jim didn’t attend the original Woodstock festival, he loves the music from that era. “In 1969, I was in a rock band that played songs made popular by several of the original Woodstock performers including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Jimi Hendrix,” Jim recalled. “Here in Vistancia, we have several bands that are playing Woodstock-era songs today. I play bass guitar in one of the bands called The Part-Timers. So, the music of the Woodstock age is still going strong!” n


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TRILOGY

MEMBERS LOVE LIVE

MUSIC • ACROSS THE COUNTRY •

TRILOGY MEMBERS ARE MOVING AND GROOVING TO LIVE MUSIC T H R O U G HO U T T H E Y E A R . HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS!

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movin ’ on

Trilogy® Member Susan Shear is a Founder, Actor, and Playwright in the Trilogy® at The Vineyards Drama Club. The troupe's newest production, Movin' On, is a story that hits close to home.

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how the vineyards drama club celebrates aging BY KELCI COOPER WITH TRILOGY® AT THE VINEYARDS MEMBER SUSAN SHEAR

When Susan and Steve Shear moved into Trilogy® at The Vineyards in 2017, they quickly observed the community lacked something that had been near and dear to their hearts for over three decades – a theatre program. “We've been involved in theatre for 30-plus years,” Susan explained. “We started a senior theatre program in Tucson at a similar kind of community, where we built that program over 11 years. It was very well-received and successful, so we decided to start one here as well. There hadn't been a theatre program here in Trilogy before.” While the Shears and Dan Berns were the group’s three founding members, they were not the only ones who were excited; Member Patricia Pillard McCulley was delighted to hear of the new club. “I am an experienced community theatre actress, but had gone into retirement,”

Patricia said. “I remember remarking ‘I will never audition for anything again,’ as I know the dedication of time, travel, and energy it takes to be involved in community theatre. I’m a senior now, but to have a drama club at my doorstep was enticing.” The Drama Club quickly grew with members of all acting and technical talents, growing to over 40 members today. In 2017 and 2018, the Drama Club produced three plays – House of Tomorrow (which Susan wrote), Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, and Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. All of which were met with praise from the cast, crew, and audience. However, their most recent production has seen the best response yet. Earlier this year, Susan wrote her second play for the Trilogy at The Vineyards Drama Club titled Movin’ On, a story, Susan says is about “us.”

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“With over 20 independent scenes, music, and songs, we told the story of us – people at our age facing the challenges and joys of aging,” Susan explained. “Our stories told of finding love late in life, keeping one’s independence, age discrimination in the workplace, downsizing and retirement, trying new things, adult children, friendship, changes, memories… letting go, holding on, but always Movin’ On. It was the essence of

Glen played the part of a son who comes to help his ailing father, a part which mirrored his own life. “My wife and I are caring for our parents, and we realize how vital family can be in times of need,” Glen said. Many of the cast members shared that same sentiment, feeling a strong personal connection to the characters they played or the lessons they learned through the process. “Acting has taught me to be a more compassionate person,” Patricia, who had two parts in the production, said. “With each role, I have to dig inside myself to be that person with their actions and attitudes, and through this I become more understanding with others in real life. This lesson has been one of the most profound in my life.”

acting has taught me

TO BE A MORE

COMPASSIONATE PERSON.”

THE DRAMA CLUB’S NEXT PRODUCTION, THE STATE VS MAX COOPER: A Case of Rage and Revenge A courtroom drama written by Steve Shear where the audience serves as the jury.

what it means to live in a Trilogy community! The play was filled with humor and heartwarming tales that touched the audiences and our cast and crew because it was personal and real.” From the moment Susan presented the play to the rest of the Drama Club, they all knew it was going to be something special because it was something that related to them. “I thought the script for Movin’ On was wonderful from beginning to end,” said Ruth Costa, who had three parts in the production. “It was funny, touching and so relevant to the experience of aging. It captured all of the awkwardness, love, loss, courage, and hope with truth and humor.” “When I first read the Movin’ On script, I was intrigued by how Susan wove comedy, drama, and music into the play where the audience experienced a myriad of emotions of the issues of growing old,” said Drama Club member Glen Birch.

While each of the three previous plays prior to Movin’ On were performed for The Vineyards community, the group took their production of Movin’ On to local senior retirement facilities. “It seemed like the right thing to do,” Susan said. “The residents were so thrilled and grateful. Some said they hadn't laughed like that in so very long! They too related to the topics and the songs.” At the end of the day, members of the Trilogy at The Vineyards Drama Club are not in it for any recognition – it’s something they truly enjoy. “Although Trilogy offers a multitude of activities, nothing really suited me until Susan and Steve brought a Drama Club to our community,” Ruth explained. “This was finally my chance to develop and explore a very dormant creative side.” n

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TRILOGY® ORLANDO

Our Journey to Living

The Good Life

By Trilogy® Orlando Members Connie and David Shumway Christoph er, Connie , and Davi d Shumwa

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Although New York City is often touted as “the city that never sleeps,” Washington D.C., was the center of the world for us. It’s the city that seats our government, and the place where Pennsylvania Avenue is its “Main Street” with the Capitol on one end and the White House at the other. Amongst all the history, and hustle and bustle, Washington, D.C., is the place where thousands of regular citizens call the Federal Government their employer, and the place they call home. Our story begins in Washington, D.C., in the late 1970s. My wife, Connie, and I met while working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), after both of us had moved to D.C. Soon, our marriage was approved by the FBI (yes, you read that right), and we were married in 1980 in Alexandria, Virginia. Our son, Christopher, was born a little over a year after we were married. We found Washington, D.C., to be a great city to raise a family with museums galore, all free and open on government holidays, and one-of-a-kind holiday celebrations like the Fourth of July fireworks display and the White House Easter Egg Roll.

For the next four decades, Connie and I worked for the United States government and later for government contractors; Connie was a librarian and research analyst for a large corporate library, while I worked in Contract Administration and Management. As our son grew older and began his own life by joining the Peace Corps, we started to ponder what was ahead for us as we approached the end of our working lives. Florida had always been our destination of choice. Our parents both lived in Ocala, so we knew Florida well. But after visiting several communities, Connie and I determined that Trilogy® Orlando was the best. In January of 2017, we packed up our lives near our nation’s capital and moved south to our new home in Trilogy. As soon as we arrived, we wasted no time getting involved in the community’s activities. There are activities at Trilogy for everyone, from the least active to the most active, and we are a perfect example of why that works so well. Connie enjoys playing cards such as Hand and Foot, Samba, and Canasta, while I play pickleball and participate in some of

Trilogy’s national contests like the Gait-to-Gate step challenge. However, there are plenty of things we enjoy doing together. We both love to swim, so going to the pool every day is a real pleasure. Typically, she and I will head up to the pool around 2:00pm to enjoy the refreshing water and conversation with friends. Connie and I also enjoy many of the events put on by the Resort Club, as well as the ones created by our fellow Members. Trilogy Orlando is a bustling community with regatta boat races in the pool on the Fourth of July, Glow Parties where ultraviolet lights light up the evening, Pet Halloween Dress Ups, and our own local group of musicians called the TMI, or Trilogy Musicians Initiative, who put on concerts. TMI even performed at our nearby sister community – Trilogy® at Ocala Preserve. For our veterans, there’s the Trilogy Orlando Veterans Association, which organizes blood drives, Flags for Fallen Vets at local national cemeteries, Veterans Bingo, Wreaths Across America during the Christmas season, and hosts great guests at their meetings. There is something for everyone here.

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Trilogy is located near some amazing experiences outside the gates, so we try to explore our greater community of Lake County, Florida, as well. There is so much to do, with local theatres in the nearby towns of Clermont, Eustis, Leesburg, Mt. Dora, and Tavares; minor league and collegiate baseball teams; professional sports teams; Spring Training; cruise ports; and of course, Walt Disney World®. We even have a Disney® Club here at Trilogy Orlando, complete with our very own Subject Matter Experts who can tell you all you need to know about the Magic Kingdom. While there are activities galore, the greatest benefit to Trilogy Orlando is the sense of community. To us, Florida feels like a microcosm of Washington, D.C., as a very large percentage of people who live here are not from here, just like in D.C. From Connecticut, Missouri, Maryland, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and New York, we are all starting the second half of our lives in a new place. This sense of community expands beyond simply having fun with like-minded people; we are all here to help each other as well. Whether it is making meals for those who are under the weather or driving neighbors to medical appointments and checkups, you name it, we are all here to support one another. Our son, Christopher, who now lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, often comes to visit us on the weekends and has

become a part of our community as well. He works for the Social Security Administration and is quite a popular man in Trilogy as he offers to visit people’s homes to give them updates on their benefits. He loves Trilogy and people love him, too. Retirement is not for the faint of heart. There is never a dull moment. We can honestly say moving to Trilogy Orlando was the best move we have ever made, and we are looking forward to our twilight years in the Florida and Trilogy Orlando sunshine.

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TRILOGY® SUNSTONE

LOOKING AHEAD Trilogy® Doubles Down in Las Vegas

BY TRILOGY®’S VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING & SALES SHAUNA FARMER Just more than three years ago, the Trilogy® team opened a new resort-style community in the heart of the No. 1 master-planned community in Las Vegas. Trilogy® in Summerlin® was the first resort community in a truly urban setting, located in one of the most sought-after parts of the Las Vegas valley. This new Trilogy concept gave us the opportunity to expand our condominium offerings, with an enclave of 354 attached, single-level home designs, some with attached casitas and lofts. With success in market now proven, the coming months will see us expand the Trilogy portfolio to another highly desirable area of Las Vegas. Located in the northwest part of the city near the foothills, Shea Homes® has partnered with Lennar® and Woodside Homes® to create a dynamic new master-planned community called Sunstone, the location of our newest Trilogy-branded 55+ resort community. Conveniently located with easy freeway access off the newly completed I-95, Sunstone is set at the gateway to the adjacent recreation in the foothills and canyons of this spectacular area. At full build out, Sunstone is a collection of neighborhoods with approximately 3,000 homes, focusing on modern style, distinct

architectural details, and expansive outdoor living that takes advantage of the sunbelt climate. The community features access to miles of open space with recreation that’s easy to explore at nearby Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston, and Lee Canyon. Trilogy® Sunstone is planned to include approximately 1,000 new homes featuring Shea Homes’ newest floorplan designs. Pricing is expected to range from the mid-$300s to the high-$400s, with homes and homesites that provide a variety options based on style and budget. The centerpiece of Trilogy, as always, will be the Resort Club - the hub and heart of the community. Plans are currently underway, with the goal to create a stylish, modern environment that celebrates Trilogy’s core brand values of Wellness, Connection, and Freedom. Details on homes, the Club lifestyle, as well as additional pricing information will become available in the coming months, so be sure to join the interest list at SheaHomes.com/Trilogy and sign up for regular updates!

The Trilogy team is always evaluating opportunities for new communities. With locations now in seven states from coast to coast, the goal is to continue to expand to areas where Members have told us they'd like to be. The newest updates are always available at SheaHomes.com/Trilogy.

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VENETIAN SPLENDORS Food and Wine and Boat Rides – Yes, Please! A TRAVEL LOG BY TRILOGY® LAKE NORMAN'S LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR TREVOR SUNDERLAGE

Last fall, 10 Trilogy® Members from four different communities ENCANTERRA®, A TRILOGY® RESORT COMMUNITY TRILOGY® LAKE NORMAN TRILOGY® AT MONARCH DUNES TRILOGY® AT VERDE RIVERTM

headed to Italy for an amazing 11-day journey through the Veneto region. With days spent in local cafés and beautiful landscapes to excursions straight out of a movie scene, these Members experienced it all!

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Benvenuto (Welcome)! After arriving in Venice at the Venice Marco Polo Airport, we journeyed to a small, picturesque village, Limone sul Garda, situated on the shores of Italy’s largest lake - Lake Garda. Once settled into our hotel, our driver took us on the Strada della Forra, a very scenic, but narrow, winding road up the mountain up to Terrazza del Brivido for a delicious welcome dinner. We toasted to the “Good Life” while enjoying the stunning view of the dramatic surrounding mountains and Lake Garda!

Day 2 Our day began with a walk to the center of Limone sul Garda, a fascinating village on the shores of Lake Garda. A short ferry ride across the lake took us to Malcesine, another quaint village full of crafts, arts, cafés, and history, where we enjoyed a delicious lunch at an outdoor restaurant. Part of the group chose to take the Funivia, a gondola that rotates 360 degrees while ascending the village’s 6,000-foot Monte Baldo mountain. After returning to Limone sul Garda, everyone enjoyed a leisurely uphill stroll back to the hotel where we enjoyed a fantastic dinner. Each of the four courses was paired with a local wine.

Day 3 Day three began with an exciting hydrofoil boat ride to Sirmione, an ancient walled town on the southern part of Lake Garda. After strolling through the charming alleyways and streets, where every corner seemed to be home to a different gelato shop, our group enjoyed a lengthy, typical Sunday afternoon meal at Ristorante Il Girasole, which translates to “Sunflower Restaurant”.


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After some shopping and gelato tasting, we boarded a private boat that took us to the upscale resort town of Salò, known for its beauty and unusual dark history tied to one of Italy's most controversial dictators - Benito Mussolini. However, on this day the weather was picture-perfect: partially sunny with highs in the low to mid-70's. For a moment, as we sailed past the massive lakeside villas in our private boat, we felt as if we were on an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous!

Day 4 Italy is known for many of its tasty delicacies, and we were lucky enough to visit one local farm that raises cattle in the mountains and produces fresh Alpine cheese. The highlight of the morning was our tour of the cheese-producing facilities, which required the group to make quite a fashion statement with mesh hats and blue booties! A group lunch at the farm followed with local dishes, all very rich with lots of butter! After the short ride back to our hotel, everyone enjoyed some free time exploring the historical center of Limone sul Garda, enjoying the lakeside cafés, bars, and shops.

Day 5 Mother Nature was the star of day five as we headed to the Dolomites, otherwise known as the Italian Alps! Heading northward into a region known for both Italian and German cultures, the style of the homes and the languages on the road signs changed as our bus navigated the switchbacks up and through the mountains

to our lunch stop at Maria at Passo Pordoi. The menu included a delicious dish of mushrooms, cheese, and polenta! Some Members then ventured even higher in a gondola, taking us up to almost 11,000 feet above sea level to view the highest peaks in the Alps, including the Marmolada Glacier. Leo, our tour guide, took the others on a trail leading to a small chapel that was built as a tribute to those soldiers that lost their lives in this area during World War II. Our journey continued with a stop in a charming Alpine village before arriving at a medieval castle for another amazing dining experience! Like a scene from a Harry Potter™ movie, we walked up a dark, narrow road through the woods, through the archways of the castle entrance, and up a stone, spiral staircase to the dining hall of Castel Pergine. It was a long day, but one we will remember for a long time!

Day 6 This day was all about the food! The group enjoyed a cooking class at La Rocchetta, a local family-owned restaurant in a very small hilltop village. Despite our best efforts, some of us decided to keep our day jobs. However, the pasta we made was delicious!

Day 7 Addio (Goodbye) Limone sul Garda! On our way to our next destination, we made a stop for lunch at a family-owned Trattoria - one of the area's top restaurants. The chef gave us an amazing pasta-making demonstration, too!

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STEP UP

Last year, 1,600 Trilogy® Members walked more than 159,000 miles during the inaugural Gait-to-Gate. This year, we’re setting our sights higher - way higher. We plan to walk the distance to the moon (238,900 miles). Join us as we take a few small steps for ourselves and a giant leap for Trilogy! REGISTER AT MyTRILOGYLIfe.coM/GAITToGATE • STARTS NOVEMBER 1.


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After lunch, we continued on to the 13th-century Castello di Bevilacqua, where we spent two nights. After exploring this medieval fortress and the grounds (including the torture chamber exhibit!), we enjoyed another fantastic meal in one of the castle's dining rooms prepared by a private chef.

Day 8 Day eight’s journey took us to the Valpolicella area, known for is world-renowned wine production. After a private tour of an award-winning, family-owned vineyard, everyone enjoyed a fantastic lunch, where each course was paired with wine produced by the vineyard. Our next destination was the romantic city of Romeo & Juliet – Verona – which has a well-preserved Roman arena, beautiful piazzas, and palaces dating back to the Middle Ages. Our local guide took us to all the main sites, including an archeological site in the basement of a Benetton store! And some of us took a moment to affectionately rub the statue of Juliet outside the Gothic-style house once owned by the Cappelletti family, which is supposed to bring one good luck! On our way back to "our" castle, we stopped at Montagnana, a medieval walled town for dinner in one of its historical restaurants.

Day 9 Venice at last! As we arrived at Piazzale Roma, we traveled on foot to Hotel Canal Grande, which we would call home for our final two nights. After checking in, we enjoyed a casual group lunch at Trattoria La Rosa dei Venti, a popular spot for gondoliers!

They say the best way to see Venice is by boat, so we did exactly that! A private boat picked us up at right outside the hotel, took us down the Grand Canal, under the Rialto Bridge, and to St. Mark's Square as we toasted "La Dolce Vita!"

Day 10 Our final full day began with another private boat ride to the nearby island of Murano, where we visited a traditional glass factory, enjoyed an amazing glass-blowing demonstration, and had free time to stroll the quaint, quiet streets. Our next stop was the island of Burano, known for colorful houses and traditional handcrafted linens, tablecloths, and other decorative items. We enjoyed our final meal together as a group on an outdoor patio of the Trattoria Maddalena before exploring the island’s winding streets.

Day 11

Arrivederci! 'Til we meet... and eat, again! n To Learn More abouT oTher upcoMIng EXPLORE 360 TrIps, VIsIT MyTRILOGYLIfe.coM.

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MEMBER FUN FACT FAVORITES IN 2019, OVER 630 MEMBERS FILLED OUT OUR “FAVORITE THINGS” QUIZ. HERE IS A SAMPLING OF THEIR RESPONSES:

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T R I L O G Y ® AT W I C K E N B U R G R A N C H

MORE THAN SPORT BY KELCI COOPER WITH TRILOGY® AT WICKENBURG RANCH MEMBERS ROBIN AND JOHN JAQUES & HELEN SAUCIER

How Social Meets Sport with the Wickenburg Ranch Pickleball Club

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Sports are inherently competitive in nature. Players put in hours of skill-building practice, all with the end intention of coming out of their next game a winner. This is no different in the sport of pickleball, but in Trilogy® at Wickenburg Ranch, members of the Pickleball Club are in search of more than just their next “W”. A new sector of players is emerging, players whose main goal is to simply have fun and make new friends through the game. Like many other Member-led Clubs at Trilogy communities across the country, the Wickenburg Ranch Pickleball Club (WRPBC) is becoming more of a social club than simply a sports club. Before moving into Trilogy at Wickenburg Ranch in May of 2016, Helen and Glenn Saucier had never even heard of pickleball.

On one side of the coin, Glenn began playing immediately and has since won a Gold Medal in his skill/age group at the 2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships in Indian Wells, California, with his partner, Carrie Lane. But as for Helen, her journey to pickleball was much slower, and more focused on the social aspect of the game.

“We focus on learning the game, encouraging each other’s progress, enjoying ourselves, and making new friends.“ “As a novice player, I wanted to play with other beginners, so I started a group of ‘Kinder & Gentler’ players,” Helen explained. “We focus on learning the game, encouraging each other’s progress, enjoying ourselves, and making new friends. It started with four players and now regularly fills the courts!”

Two newer residents of Wickenburg Ranch, Robin and John Jaques, who moved in January 2019, also found the social nature of the WRPBC to be an exciting addition to the sport they loved. “Joining the club is like an instant community,” Robin said. “When you move to a new place, like we did from California, it’s like an instant family.” In April 2019, the shift from sports club to social sports club became extremely apparent to both Helen and the Jaques. “We (the Pickleball Club) had begun hosting large, informal parties off the courts in our homes,” Helen explained. “Glenn and I hosted a large party in April (2019) right before the club’s first tournament, which had over 75 members in attendance.” This party spurred the idea of a Social Committee, a sub-group of WRPBC members whose focus would be to emphasize the social aspect of the club. “Helen had asked if we could start a social committee, and I immediately knew where she wanted to go with it,” Robin explained. “Pickleball is so much fun, and you want to give the group more than just playing on the courts.”

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How Pickleball Got Its Name According to the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA), there are multiple accounts of how the game got its name. Pickleball was invented in the backyard of Washington State congressman Joel Pritchard by improvising a game of badminton with a perforated plastic ball and ping pong paddles. It’s said that the wife of Joel Pritchard started calling the game pickleball because the combination of different sports reminded her of the pickle boat in crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats. However, according to a friend of the Pritchards, Barney McCallum, the game was named after the Pritchards’ dog, Pickles, who would chase the ball and run off with it.

When Helen and Robin met about the committee for the first time after the approval of the Board of Directors, they established some goals. The first was to throw quarterly parties in which all members could attend. After noticing how some members only played on specific days, they realized people were missing out on getting to know members who didn’t play on the same days, so these parties became priority number one. The second goal was to introduce Round Robin play. Less competitive than a tournament, Round Robins allow club members to get to know a wide variety of other players in a short amount of time. “We have held two Round Robin events so far, with both events reaching full capacity,” Helen explained. “In addition

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to our regular pickleball play, these events are meant to be semi-competitive, social, and fun for all levels of players. When the snowbirds return in the fall, we definitely plan on adding more to the schedule.” While the group does have its fair share of competitive pickleball events, such as tournaments, the Social Committee has made the group an inclusive place for players of all skills. “We work with the Board of Directors to make sure we keep the fun and that everyone is included, because you don’t want to end up in a situation where you just have the 12 best players in the club always doing stuff,” said John, who is also part of the Social Committee. “If you want to be competitive, and involved in all the competitions, then

there’s still a lot out there,” Robin said. For both the Sauciers and the Jaques, the Wickenburg Ranch Pickleball Club has become an integral part of this chapter in their lives. “Everybody moves to a place like Wickenburg Ranch, or a Trilogy-style community, because they’re not ready to grow old yet; you still want to be physically active, you want to be social, you want to meet other people, you want to do other things – and pickleball provides all that,” John explained. “It provides an instant community of other like-minded people and that’s what pickleball is. It really isn’t tons of competition. Any given morning you might go out and play 6 to 12 games and it really doesn’t matter if you won or lost.” n


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J O I N T H E M O V E M E N T. L I V E H A P P I E R ®.

Q&A WITH TRILOGY®’S VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING & SALES SHAUNA FARMER

So why is a homebuilder talking about personal transformation? That’s a great question, right? First, I’d tell you that Trilogy®’s charter is really to be a creator of communities, communities which feature Shea Homes® as well as, in some cases, homes built by other companies, so we aren’t simply a homebuilder. Second, Shea Homes’ Purpose is to enhance people’s lives, and Shea developed Trilogy as a brand of resort lifestyle communities to help our Members transform their lives on a daily basis. Yes, we deliver incredible Shea Homes for Members to live in, but the communities are really focused on creating an opportunity for Members to experience the power of personal transformation.

And why is transformation important to Trilogy? Why does it matter? The idea of transformation matters because happiness matters, and people have trouble being truly happy if they are not living in a place where they find comfort and a sense of well-being, where their life feels whole. Life is short, and honestly, none of us ever really know how much time we have left. That simple, honest truth becomes more and more clear as you age, and now that I’m in my 50’s, it becomes more and more motivating to me both professionally and personally. Every day really does matter, and how you feel about your life – the people you love in it, how you spend each day, what you do to maintain health and well-being, how secure and financially comfortable you are – these things all impact your happiness, regardless of your age.

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When you meet the Members who move in, what do they talk about?

How has Trilogy transformed over the last 20 years?

Usually they talk about the friends they’re making and the fun they're having. But when I get the chance to sit down for a more personal conversation, they talk about how much their life has changed. They talk about having the chance to own their story. They’re ready for a new chapter that they can author. If there is a passion, they want to pursue it, and they want others around who are willing to cheer them on. They talk about having the freedom to continue to evolve and transform and show gratitude for the gifts they’ve been given. They talk about feeling younger and more energized. How awesome is that?

It’s funny, because I’ve been part of this team for 17 of Trilogy’s 20-year history. I’ve seen a change that has been a lot like the transformation I’m talking about in our Members’ lives. When we started the company, our marketing was often centered around our “stuff” – the homes, the buildings, the amenities, etc. Then, largely in response to the economic conditions of the times, we focused a lot on the value of Trilogy and talked about how prudent a decision living in one of our communities can be. Most recently – and I think most perceptively – we’ve tried to focus less on us and more on those who really matter, our Members. The people who live in our communities are what make Trilogy, well, Trilogy. Their stories, their personalities, their excitement for life is what differentiates us from others. We’re a better group today than we were 20 years ago because we have learned from the 30,000+ Members who all make up the tapestry which is Trilogy.

How does Trilogy deliver on its promise in such a diverse array of communities? We state in our Trilogy “Why” (see page 8) that we are “committed to creating communities which are unique in execution but consistent in promise.” Over time, we’ve grown into seven states, in traditional sunbelt areas as well as four-season markets, and we now have a combination of age-qualified and all-ages communities serving Members of all shapes and sizes. In all cases, our commitment remains unchanged – to provide Members the opportunity to live a happier, healthier, more enriched version of their lives.

What is important for you in your role? The team leading the Trilogy division at Shea is incredible. They challenge me to share the Trilogy message with as many people as I can, because they truly believe that people are missing out if they don’t at least take the time to consider Trilogy as an option. So many times we hear people say, “I don’t know why we didn’t do this sooner!” The better I am at sharing what Trilogy offers, the less we’ll hear that refrain. Because people will recognize that Trilogy can play a role in them living healthier, happier, more socially connected lives.

Over the next 20 years, how do you see Trilogy evolving as a community brand? What I’d love to see is that our Members become more deeply integrated into what takes place in each of our communities. Members already are so key in creating clubs, directing how they celebrate, where they travel, how they meet new people, to what causes they give back, and in what ways they have fun. The next evolution of that idea is Members expanding that influence, maybe via a charitable foundation, or through a start-up lab to consult with young businesses, or in a more active role in our community development process. As we grow, the possibilities are limitless. n

ABOUT SHAUNA SHAUNA FARMER IS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING &

How would you grade your efforts so far?

SALES FOR TRILOGY® BY SHEA HOMES®. HER CAREER HAS

Overall, I feel really great about the progress we’ve made. Last year we asked Members at our Trilogy Clubs three basic questions: Do you feel like living in Trilogy helps you live a healthier life? A happier life? A life where you can make more friends? Their responses were overwhelmingly "yes", which to me is evidence that we are delivering on the promise we make to people about what their lives can be like if they choose to make the move to Trilogy.

BRANDS IN A NUMBER OF INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING THE

SPANNED OVER 25 YEARS CONNECTING CONSUMERS TO TOP LAST 17 YEARS AT SHEA. SHAUNA IS PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING CUSTOMERS LEARN HOW TRILOGY CAN HELP DEEPEN THEIR HAPPINESS AND SENSE OF WELL BEING AT A UNIQUE POINT IN LIFE. SHE AND HER HUSBAND, ALAN HAVE A HIGH SCHOOLER, JANE, AND COLLEGE STUDENT, MAX. FREE TIME FINDS HER FAMILY ENJOYING THE ARIZONA CLIMATE, TRAVELING, AND RELAXING TOGETHER AT HOME.

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Something to Talk About EACH YEAR, WE SURVEY ALL MEMBERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WE ARE DOING WELL AND WHERE WE CAN CONTINUE TO IMPROVE. HERE IS SOME OF WHAT WAS SAID IN 2019:

“Living here has been one

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of the best experiences of my life. I love the great social aspect of being in Trilogy, both from the people who live here and all the events put on by Trilogy.”

and enjoy the feeling of the community and the excellent maintenance of landscaping of all the general areas. I'm proud to live here.”

“We LOVE living here “I love living here and believe you go above and beyond and think everyone to make everyone have a positive experience. Thank you!” that works here is extremely friendly! “I love living at Trilogy and would recommend it to anyone Thank you!” “I love the beauty of the community. It is so luxurious and well-maintained.”

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“We very much appreciate the staff. They are part of the Club experience and what we enjoy about living here. We value the different events offered and the effort to keep us busy with a variety of things to do.”

“We love it here and are very proud to call Trilogy our home.” “I feel incredibly lucky to live in this beautiful community. I love my home and love the overall environment!”

“We love living at Trilogy and have made more friends here in two months than we have made in 30 years living on Long Island. The Club staff works very hard to keep us happy and we could not be more pleased with their performance.”

“There are always opportunities to meet and greet our neighbors and it is a very friendly atmosphere here.”

I T A L Y monarch Dunes, Rio Vista, and Vineyards Sales: Shea Homes marketing Company (CalBRe #01378646); Construction: Shea Homes, inc. (CA CSlB #672285). Rice Ranch Sales: Shea Homes marketing Company (CalBRe #01378646); Construction: Shea Homes limited Partnership (CSlB #672285). Polo Club Sales: Shea Homes marketing Company (CalBRe #01378646); Construction: Shea Homes limited Partnership (CSlB #855368). Vistancia, Wickenburg Ranch and Verde River and encanterra Sales: Shea Communities marketing Company (AZ DRe #CO001121000); Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (AZ ROC#291056). Orlando and Ocala Preserve Sales: Shea Homes marketing Company (fl #CQ1034437); Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (CBC #1260716). Jubilee and Tehaleh Sales: Shea Communities marketing Company (WA #19548); Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (WA #SHAlCGi863P9). Ardiente Sales: J.f. Shea Co., inc. (NV #B.144675); Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (NV #NSCB0080574). Trilogy las Vegas Sales: Shea Communities marketing Company (NV #B.144675); Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (NV #NSCB0080574) lake frederick Sales: Shea Homes limited Partnership; Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (#2705152813). lake Norman Sales: Shea Communities marketing Company (NC #C25840); Construction: SHAlC GC, iNC. (NC #75061). Homes in encanterra, Rio Vista, Vineyards, Orlando, Vistancia, lake frederick, lake Norman, Ocala Preserve, Ardiente, Tehaleh and Jubilee locations are intended for occupancy by at least one person 55 years of age or older, with certain exceptions. encanterra Resort Community, Polo Club, and Wickenburg Ranch are all-ages communities with select 55+ neighborhoods. Verde River, monarch Dunes and Rice Ranch are all-ages communities. This is not an offer of real estate for sale, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, to residents of any state or province in which registration and other legal requirements have not been fulfilled. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. Pricing does not include options, elevation, or lot premiums, effective date of publication and subject to change without notice. All square footages and measurements are approximate and subject to change without notice. WHeRe APPliCABle, A PUBliC RePORT iS AVAilABle ON THe DePARTmeNT Of ReAl eSTATe WeBSiTe. Verde River, Wickenburg, Polo Club, and Ocala: Use of the golf course and club is at the pleasure of the club owner and golf courses are planned to be private. Owners must purchase a separate golf membership from the course owner. equal Housing Opportunity. models are not an indication of racial preference.


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