PebbleCreek Kare Bears

As you know Kare Bears Presents occur each month, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, and we also serve refreshments to the visiting residents at the ballroom.

We are seeking a volunteer who could assist each monthwith the refreshment table, setting up, help serving and wrapping up for the day.

The service is great service for the visiting residents and sets the mood for a good talk.

You will also serve with another volunteer and you are needed asap.

Please consider the service and position. I may take you 2 - 3 hours per month and would be greatly appreciated by the attending audience and of course ALL of us.


Tom Meek, President

You can reach me at meektj@yahoo.com, or meektj@gmail.com or phone at office 623 536-1200, home at 708 761-5003, cell: 708 987-2296

Schedule of Upcoming Events


Blood Drive
Tuesday, January 31 8:30-12:30
EN Palm Room
Source Book Delivery
Late Jan - Early Feb
To your home
Desert Fest
Saturday, February 4, 11-3:30
Tuscany Lot
Annual Health Fair
Saturday, February 11
EN Ballroom
Tour Abrazo West Hospital
Thursday, February 16, 10 AM
13677 W McDowell



Kare Bears no longer arranges
Assisted Living facility tours


Kare Bears is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic volunteer to assume the role of Program Director.  

Our needs are to find a volunteer who would like to coordinate several activities each month which would include introducing the speaker each month, coordination  of the information table at the monthly presentation, the refreshment table, and seek and evaluate future speakers for the fall, winter and spring months. 

The selected individual will be part of the current Kare Bears Board where that candidate will participate as a member of the Board for at least the remainder of the Kare Bears year which will end in June. 

If the Director wishes to assume the role for the 2017 through 2019 Kare Bears years they may accept the role for that period of time. 

If interested, please contact

Tom Meek, President of Kare Bears at meektj@yahoo.com or at meektj@gmail.com

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! 

Can You Volunteer at Kare Bears ?            Updated January 10

WINTER HOURS are in effect at Kare Bears House -  November through April


        
9 AM to 3 PM    Monday through Friday
         9 AM to Noon    Saturdays
                    Closed    Sundays



Abrazo West Hospital "Meals To Go" Program


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.


WE NEED YOU!

"NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS"

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Kare Bears has been featured on NBC Channel 12's "Hero Central" segment.  Click view the 2 minute video.