PebbleCreek Kare Bears

Schedule of Upcoming Events

Tour Abrazo West Hospital
Thursday, August 18, 10 AM
13667 W. McDowell
Diabetes Workshop
Thursday, August 4, 9 AM
Tuscany Milan Room
for 6 weeks through
Thursday, September 9, 9 AM
  (every Thursday)
No meeting in August

Benevia Caregiver Event
Tuesday, August 30 - 8 AM to Noon
14930 W. Wigwam Blvd.
Memory Training & Tour
Wednesday, August 31, 8 AM to 10 AM
2655 N Pebblecreek Pkwy
Blood Drive
Tuesday, September 13
EN Palm Room
Tour Abrazo West Hospital
Thursday, September 15, 10 AM
13667 W. McDowell
September Monthly Meeting
Wednesday September 21, 11 AM
EN Ballroom
Hearing Tests
Friday, October 7
TF Milan Room
Flu & Pneumonia Shots
October 11, 18, 20, 29
TF Ballroom 3
Fall Luncheon Ticket Sales
Wednesday, October 12, 8 AM to Noon
EN Ballroom
October Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, October 19, 11 AM
EN Ballroom
AED / CPR Class
Friday, October 21
TF Ballroom 1
Fall Luncheon
Wednesday, November 9, 10:30 AM
EN Ballroom

The Resource Guide was updated on July 27

The Kare Bears Board is reviewing our current services and is considering offering more for everyone. In addition, we also have begun a process to strategically plan for the future!

PebbleCreek  has grown from 300 residents in 1995 (when Kare Bears started) to over 7,500 residents in 2016.   As a 501 c (3) corporation, we rely on volunteers.  We are searching for residents who wish to volunteer their expertise to help us grow. Volunteering is probably the most rewarding thing you can do. In this case, you not only get to feel good about your accomplishments, you might also help yourself meet your personal needs in the future.  It is a win win situation!

Many of you have had wonderful professional lives and have multiple skill sets which you could contribute to this wonderful organization.

 Many people in our community do not know what Kare Bears is, and how they  can benefit from some of the services.  Our services are not just for the elderly or sick residents.  

We welcome ideas on how we can improve the services we currently offer and suggestions on other services you would like to see us offer in the future.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions, or feel you can help with taking Kare Bears into the future, please call the Kare Bears House at 536-1200.

Volunteer applications  are available at the Kare Bears House.

Kare Bears is an organization of PebbleCreek volunteers concerned about the welfare of their neighbors within the community.  The primary purpose of this organization is to assist and support residents who are ill or recuperating from illness, surgery or hospitalization. Everyone who lives in PebbleCreek is a member of Kare Bears! 

Looking for Volunteers at Kare Bears


Abrazo West Hospital "Meals To Go" Program

Emergency Kare Form

The Emergency Kare Form is a convenient way to make sure that Community Services Patrol has the needed information to assist at your home in the event of an emergency situation.  Please complete the form if you have not previously done so, or submit any recent updates.

Take the form to the Patrol office at Tuscany NOT to Kare Bears, as it contains personal information. 

Some of the volunteer positions we are looking for are as follows:

Unit Coordinators – A coordinator acts as the liaison between a neighbor in need of assistance and the services offered by Kare Bears.  He or she makes a visit, lends a kare-ing ear, sends a get well card, discusses the availability of medical equipment, explains our FREE transportation for medical, dental, and rehab appointment and provides an extensive list of resources.  Coordinators also make visits to new neighbors and deliver welcome packets. The estimated time commitment is 2 to 4 hours per month.

Office Volunteer Staff - An office volunteer works in the Kare Bears House.  They answer phone calls, greet visitors, loan medical equipment, schedule trips and drivers and other various services.  The estimated time commitment is a 3 hour shift per month (or more if you wish).  Training is provided.

Drivers - A driver’s responsibility is to drive PebbleCreek residents to medical or therapy appointments.  Our drivers use their own vehicles.  Kare Bears reimburses drivers their gasoline costs on a per mile basis.  The estimated time commitment is 2-4 hours a month (or more if you wish)

We are also considering an oversight committee composed of people who have strategic planning experience, such as a lawyer, public relation person, and a marketing/sales person.



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SUMMER HOURS are in now effect at Kare Bears House through October 31, 2016

          9 AM to Noon, Monday through Friday
          9 AM to Noon, Saturdays
          Closed, Sundays


Kare Bears is accepting nominations for their Founder’s award at this time.  Please read the information below for details on nominating a “fellow PebbleCreek resident”.  The deadline is September 25, 2016.
Kare Bears established the Founder’s Award in 2001 to honor Rayma Scalzo, founder of Kare Bears.  Each year this award is presented to a PebbleCreek resident who has demonstrated, as a volunteer, distinctive leadership and service qualities in any PebbleCreek organization(s) and in the surrounding community.  Candidates do not have to be a Kare Bear volunteer to receive this prestigious award.
The 2016 Kare Bears Award Committee is asking clubs, organizations, and individual residents to nominate deserving people who have given their time, talent, and energy to the betterment of PebbleCreek  and our surrounding community.  This is a great opportunity to honor a volunteer and let our community say thank you to an outstanding resident.
The qualifications for nominees for this award are:

- The person nominated must be a resident of PebbleCreek. 
- The person nominated must have performed volunteer services that have benefited the   residents of PebbleCreek during the current year, with additional consideration given for past years of volunteer service. 
- The award may not be presented to the same person more than once.

Procedures for nomination are: 

Submission of nominations must be in writing or via e-mail.  Nomination forms are available  at both Eagle’s Nest and Tuscany Falls front desks, the Activities Office and at the Kare Bear House, 15383 Cheery Lynn Rd.

Provide as much detail as possible about the nominee including type of service, nature of service, amount of time spent, and other information that will give a clear picture of the contributions made by the nominee.

Include the name of the club, organization, or person(s) submitting the nomination.

Send your submission by September 25, 2016, to Thelma Lindhorn, Attention Founder’s Award Committee, 14989 W. Catalina Drive, Goodyear, Arizona 85395;

or email to

We hope you will join us at the November 9, 2016, luncheon when the 2016 Founder’s Award will be presented.

Kare Bears on TV

Kare Bears has been featured on NBC Channel 12's "Hero Central" segment. 

Click view the 2 minute video.