PebbleCreek Kare Bears

January Presentation
Wednesday, January 23, 11 AM
EN Ballroom
AED/ CPR Class
Thursday, January 24, 8:30-11:30
EN Ballroom
Abrazo Hospital Tour
Thursday, January 24, 10 AM
13677 W McDowell Rd
Skin Cancer Screening
Monday, February 4, 8:30 to 3:30
EN Parking lot,
                    and 
Tuesday, February 5, 8:30 to 3:30
- across from Activities
Health & Wellness Fair
Saturday, February 9, 9 AM to Noon
EN Ballroom
Skin Cancer Screening
Monday, February 11, 8:30 to 3:30
EN Parking Lot,
                    and 
Tuesday, February 12, 8:30 to 3:30
- across from Activities
Hearing Tests
Thursday, February 14, 8 AM to Noon
TF Milan Room
February Presentation
Wednesday, February 27, 11 AM
TF Ballroom
Abrazo Hospital Tour
Thursday, February 28, 10 AM
13677 W McDowell Rd
Blood Drive
Tuesday, January 29, 8:30 to 12:15
EN Palm Room
March Presentation
Wednesday, March 27, 11 AM
TF Ballroom
Annual Spring Fling
Wednesday, April 10
TBD
April Presentation
Wednesday, April 24, 11 AM
EN Ballroom






Blood Drive - Vitalant Services, (formerly United Blood Services)

Dee-Dee Patrick, Health/Wellness Co-Director

January 29 - 8:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Eagle's  Nest Palm Room

Signup books for classes, tours & tests are at the Eagles Nest Community Information Center near the Pro Shop

Visit the Upcoming Events page for more details on all these programs 

Appointments are scheduled every 15 minutes starting at 8:30 AM until 12:15 PM.  (Appointments for two persons can be scheduled in the same 15 minute time slot.)


You can sign up on the sheet at the at the Eagle’s Nest Clubhouse across from the Pro Shop - or you can Make an Appointment On-line. We encourage you to sign up by computer to reduce your wait time on January 29th.


A "Health History Questionnaire" is required,  That can be completed either when you come for the appointment, or on-line at www.bloodsystems.org/health.aspx - but MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT either way. The on-line process will generate a Fast Track Donation Ticket, which must be brought to the appointment. If not filled out on-line that day, you will complete the form at your appointment.

instructions, entitled “Fast Track Health History Questionnaire” are with the signup sheet or instructions can be found at www.vitalant.org/Home.aspx

Skin Cancer Screeing

February is Heart Month ~ Your Heart is Working Hard for You ~ Take care of It!

Linda Jo Orinski, Program Director for Kare Bears

Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So show it some TLC.  Making small changes in your habits can make a real difference to your ticker. It’s like finding the fountain of youth, People who follow these steps not only live longer, but they also spend a lot more time healthy, without cardiovascular disease... Even if you improve just one or two improvements, you can make yourself less likely to get heart disease.


Kare Bears Presents! will welcome Dr Rajeev Garg from Abrazo Hospital as our guest presenter for "Heart Month".




 

 

Request to Volunteers from Program Director Linda Jo Orinski


Kare Bears Program Director Linda Jo Orinski is creating centerpieces for the April 2019 Spring and needs the your participation.  We need a photo of each of you (1 per volunteer) that will NOT be returned.  A current photo - or take one.....and leave in my box at the Kare Bears house

    Requesting;    5 x 7 photo of volunteers
    Where to leave:  Kare Bears house in Linda Jo's box
    Please submit by:  March 25 latest

We cannot tell you what this will be used for - want it to be a surprise...but you will be part of the centerpieces!   Thank you for participating in this project....

Look for your invitation in the mail!  The date of the Spring Fling is April 10. Mark your calendars.

Upcoming Events

Kare Bears is an organization of PebbleCreek volunteers concerned about the welfare of their neighbors within the community.  The main purpose of the organization is to assist and support residents who are ill, recuperating from illness, surgery or hospitalization, dealing with the loss of a loved one, or caring for a spouse or a loved one.   Everyone who lives in PebbleCreek is a member of Kare Bears! 

Kare Bears 18th Annual Health & Wellness Fair
Saturday, February 9, 9 AM to Noon, Eagles Nest Ballroom

Dee-Dee Patrick

Drop by to see over fifty displays featuring medical specialties such as cardiovascular, ophthalmology, audiology, orthopedic and dermatology.  Placement facilities including hospice, assisted living and home care will be represented.  A few of the exhibits will offer non-invasive medical tests such as blood pressure checks, hearing, and eye exams.  You might even be able to obtain a quick massage!

This year there will be several new exhibitors including a 24 hour/7-day (including holidays) veterinarian office. The co-directors of Health and Wellness thought that our pets provide us much comfort and companionship that greatly promotes wellness in our lives.  With the rising interest and legalization of marijuana for medical usage, there will be a medical cannabis clinic there to answer any questions you may have about the use of this alternative treatment.

Local health care facilities will be in attendance as will local family practice and dental offices.  Where else would you be able to gather information from so many health-related organizations in one location? PebbleCreek support groups will be represented as will Arizona Victims of West Valley Fever, an organization that provides much needed information about valley fever – a disease that impacts both humans and their animal companions. 

Please plan on joining us on Saturday, February 9th.  Come early and consider car-pooling with your neighbors as the parking lot fills quickly and handicapped spaces are limited. If you have any questions, please call the Co-Directors of Health and Wellness Donna Blomquist at 651-260-2665 or Dee-Dee Patrick at 708-494-0008 or the Kare Bear House at 623-536-1200.


WINTER HOURS are in effect through April 30
         9 AM to 3 PM    Monday through Friday
         9 AM to Noon    Saturdays
                    Closed    Sundays

Welcome in the New Year 2019 with 911 Awareness, and Being Prepared!
Linda Jo Orinski, Kare Bears Program Director

Wednesday, January 23, 11 AM, Eagles Nest Ballroom

Deputy Chief Justin Hughes and Cricket Barrientos will be our speakers for Kare Bears Presents!  It is very important to be prepared and to know what crucial information the First Responders will need when called to your home in a Dementia/Alzheimer’s crisis.

Their first topic will be: Preparedness, which is so important for caregivers because it is difficult to gather the information necessary to address the issue while in the midst of a traumatic event.  It is better to have a plan in place that can assist the caregiver and first responders in helping the person with dementia.

The second topic will be a presentation on Autism Understanding and Awareness.  The program is called the Sounds of Autism.

February Presentation Preview

February is Heart Month ~ Your Heart is Working Hard for You ~ Take care of It!

Linda Jo Orinski, Program Director for Kare Bears

Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So show it some TLC.  Making small changes in your habits can make a real difference to your ticker. It’s like finding the fountain of youth, People who follow these steps not only live longer, but they also spend a lot more time healthy, without cardiovascular disease... Even if you improve just one or two improvements, you can make yourself less likely to get heart disease.


Kare Bears Presents! will welcome Dr Rajeev Garg from Abrazo Hospital as our guest presenter for "Heart Month".




 

 

"NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS"

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