PebbleCreek Kare Bears

Kare Bears Elects New Board of Directors

As part of the Kare Bears June 21 Annual Meeting, the following eight nominees were elected to lead the organization for the next two years:

President --- Teri Sellers
First VP ----- Joyce Van Ornam
Second VP -- Gladys Mabey
Secretary --- Roxie Forrest
Treasurer --- Debby Dennington
Programs Chair ----------- Linda Jo Orinski
Health & Wellness Chair -- Hilary Coltman

Communications Chair ---  Stu Burge


The organization’s founder, Rayma Scalzo, serves as a permanent ex-officio member of the Board. All residents of PebbleCreek are members of Kare Bears and there are no membership dues. The basic function of the non-profit group is to support and assist residents who may be ill, physically

To make a nomination for the 2017 Founder's Service Award

The Resource Guide has been updated as of MARCH 17, 2017

Upcoming Events

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! 

SUMMER HOURS are in effect at Kare Bears House -  May 1 through October 31


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

Search begins for PebbleCreek’s #1 Volunteer

 

 

The Kare Bears organization has launched its annual nomination process to identify and honor PebbleCreek’s most active and deserving volunteer. The person who is selected will be awarded the Kare Bears prestigious Founder’s Award at the organization’s November 8 awards luncheon.

The Founder’s Award was established in 2001 to honor Kare Bears founder, Rayma Scalzo. Each year the award is presented to the resident/volunteer who has demonstrated distinctive leadership and service qualities for any PebbleCreek organization(s) and/or in the surrounding communities. Candidates need not be a Kare Bears volunteer to be eligible for nomination.


The 2017 Awards Committee, headed by Thelma Lindhorn, is inviting clubs, organizations, and individual residents to nominate deserving men or women who have given their time, talent, and energy to the betterment of PebbleCreek and surrounding communities. This is a unique opportunity to honor a volunteer you know and allow the entire community to pay tribute to their unselfish efforts.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, September 15.

Here are the qualifications required of nominees:

- The individual must be a PebbleCreek resident.
- The person must have engaged in volunteer services that benefited residents of - - PebbleCreek or nearby communities in 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.

The nomination process is as follows:


Blank nomination forms are available at both Eagle’s Nest and Tuscany Falls front desks, the Activities Office, the Kare Bears House or below at this web site


Completed forms may be dropped off at the Kare Bears House or mailed to: Kare Bears Founders Award, 15383 W. Cheery Lynn Road, Goodyear, AZ 85395 or mailed directly to Thelma Lindhorn at 14989 W. Catalina Dr., Goodyear, AZ 85395. In addition, completed form can be e-mailed to Thelma at tntlindhorn@cox.net


When completing the nomination form, please provide as much information as possible about the nominee, including type of service, nature of service, beneficiary(ies) of service, amount of time devoted to volunteering and other relevant information that provides a complete and accurate picture of the person’s ongoing volunteerism. Also be sure to include the name of the person(s), club or organization submitting the nomination.


Deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, September 15.

Nominators, nominees and all PebbleCreek residents are invited to attend the gala Awards Presentation Luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, November 8 in the Tuscany Falls Ballroom. Ticket information will be available soon.

'Vial of Life' Presentation
Tuesday, September 5; 9-11
TF Milan Room
Odyssey Hearing Tests
Friday, September 8; 8-12
TF Palermo Room
Medicare Seminar
Monday, September 11; 8-12
TF Chianti Room
'Successful Aging in Place'
Tuesday, September 12; 9-11
TF Milan Room
'Balancing Your Fall Risk'
Tuesday, September 19; 9-11
TF Milan Room
Abrazo West Tour
Thursday, September 21; 10 AM
13677 W. McDowell Road
'Memory Care / Dementia Services
Tuesday, September 26; 9-11
TF Milan Room
Monthly Presentation
Wednesday, September 27, 11 AM
EN Ballroom
Mobile Wellness Unit
Mon-Wed, October 2, 3, 4; 8-4
EN Parking Lot
'Inflammation & Nutrition Linked'
Tuesday, October 3; 9-11
TF Milan Room
UBS Blood Drive
Tuesday, October 10; 8:30-12:15
EN Palm Room
'Meditation is More Than You Think'
Tuesday, October 10; 9-11
TF Milan Room
Flu / Pneumonia Shots
Thursday, October 12, 8-1
TF Ballroom 3
Flu / Pneumonia Shots
Monday, October 16, 8-1
TF Ballroom 3
Abrazo West Tour
Thursday, October 19; 10 AM
13677 W. McDowell Road
Mobile Wellness Unit
Mon-Wed, October 16, 17, 18; 8-4
EN Parking Lot
Flu / Pneumonia Shots
Thursday, October 19; 8-1
TF Ballroom 3
Hearing Tests
Friday, October 20; 10-12
TF Milan Room
Skin Cancer Screening
Saturday, October 21; 9-4
TF Sienna Room
Monthly Presentation
Wednesday, October 25, 11 AM
EN Ballroom
Flu / Pneumonia Shots
Wednesday, October 25; 8-1
TF Ballroom 3
AARP Safe Driving Class
Wednesday, October 25; 8-12
TF Milan Room
AED / CPR Training
Friday, October 27; 8:30-11:30  $30
TF Chianti Room
Annual Luncheon
Tuesday, November 8
Tuscany Falls
Mobile Wellness Unit
Mon-Wed, November 13, 14, 15  8-4
EN Parking Lot
Abrazo West Tour
Thursday, November 16; 10 AM
13677 W. McDowell Road
Mobile Wellness Unit
Mon-Wed, November 20, 21, 22; 8-4
EN Parking Lot
Holiday Program
Wednesday, December 13
EN Ballroom

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