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.
WE NEED YOU!
"NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS"
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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
NOMINATIONS FOR FOUNDERS AWARD ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.