PebbleCreek Kare Bears


Blank forms are available at the Eagles Nest and Tuscany Falls front desks, the Activities Office, the Kare Bears house or for download pf PDF forms here:

 Founders Award Nomination Form      Exceptional Service Award Nomination Form

Completed forms may be dropped off at the Kare Bears House or mailed to:

             Thelma Lindhorn, 14989 W Catalina Drive, Goodyear, AZ 

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Tuesday, September 25th, 2018.

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 Awards are Open for Nominations

Kare Bears has launched its nomination process for two annual awards - to identify PebbleCreek’s most active and deserving community volunteer, and also to honor the most active and deserving Kare Bears volunteer.  The persons selected will be awarded the “Founders Award” and the Kare Bears prestigious “Exceptional Service Award” respectively, at the organization’s Annual Fall luncheon on November 14, 2018.

The 2018 Kare Bears Award Committee is asking clubs, organizations and individual residents to nominate deserving individuals who give freely of their time, talent and energy in making a difference in the betterment of our community.  This is an opportunity to honor a volunteer and let our community thank an outstanding resident.

SUMMER are in effect at Kare Bears House

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

Award Nominations Deadline
Tuesday, September 25

September Presentation
Wednesday, September 26, 11:00
EN Ballroom
Abrazo Hospital Tour
Thursday, September 27, 10 AM
13677 McDowell
All About Medicare
Monday, October 8, 8:30 AM
TF Palermo Room
Luncheon Tickets On Sale
Monday, October 8, 10 to Noon
EN Kiosk
Luncheon Tickets On Sale
Thursday, October 11, 8 to 10  AM
EN Kiosk
Skin Cancer Screening
Mon-Tue, October 15, 16
Mobile Unit @ EN
Comprehensive Wellness
Mon-Wed, October 15, 16, 17
Mobile Unit @ TF
Luncheon Tickets On Sale
Tuesday, October 16, 10 AM to Noon
EN Kiosk
AED / CPR Training
Wednesday, October 17, 8:30 AM
TF Ballroom 1
AARP Safe Driving Class
Thursday, October 18, 8:30 AM
TF Capri Room
Flu / Pneumonia Shots
October 12, 18, 19, 24 mornings
TF Ballroom 1
Skin Cancer Screening
Mon-Tue, October 22, 23
Mobile Unit @ EN
October Presentation
Wednesday, October 24, 11:00
EN Ballroom
Abrazo Hospital Tour
Thursday, October 25, 10 AM
13677 McDowell
Winter Hours @ KB House
Begin Thursday November 1
KB House
Fall Luncheon
Wednesday, November 14, 11:00
TF Ballroom
Comprehensive Wellness
Mon-Wed, November 19, 20, 21
Mobile Unit @ TF
Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, November 20
UBS Blood Drive
Tuesday, November 27
No December Presentation


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The Exceptional Service Award is presented annually by the Awards Committee to an outstanding Kare Bear volunteer.

The following are the qualifications required of nominee.

This award is open to all Kare Bear active volunteers except for current Board of Director members.

The person(s) receiving this award shall have volunteered with Kare Bears for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years.

This application shall include detailed information on the nominees’ Kare Bears activities, committees, special projects and/or special skills included in service performed by the nominee. 

The recipients(s) of the Kare Bears Exceptional Service Award cannot receive the award more than once every five (5) years. 


The Founders 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 and service qualities for any PebbleCreek organization(s) and/or in the nearby communities.  Candidates need not be a Kare Bear volunteer to be eligible for nomination for this award. 

The following are the qualifications required of nominee.

The individual must be a PebbleCreek resident.

The individual must have engaged in volunteer services that benefited residents of PebbleCreek and/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.

Annual Fall Luncheon Coming Soon! 
Kare Bears Presents:  “Our Golden Harvest

Linda Jo Orinski, Luncheon Chair

You are invited! So mark your calendars, as one of the most anticipated events for the Fall Season is taking place at our very own Tuscany Ballroom on November 14, 2018.   This event is honoring our amazing volunteers and Friends of Kare Bears.  We want you to join us and share in our celebrating the volunteers and donors like you, thanking you for all your time and friendship to Kare Bears. 

As Chair for this luncheon, I am very pleased to share with you – one of the many highlights of the Event is the amazing raffle and auction items! We have added a new raffle this year ~ the 50-50 drawing. Some lucky Fall Luncheon attendees will be a winner of a very nice cash prize. 

We will also be honored to present awards this year:  the Founders Award, Friends of Kare Bears award and 4 Kare Bear awards. Doors & bar open at 10:30, giving you plenty of time to check out all the Raffle and Silent Auction items.  Doors to the ballroom will be open at 11:00. Lunch will be served at 11:30  We will have volunteers direct you to your table ~ so make sure you keep your ticket in a safe place!

Price per ticket is $30 ~ you will receive 1 regular raffle ticket with each luncheon ticket you buy

Ticket Sales are at the Eagles Nest Kiosk:           Your lunch choices this year are:

       October 8th –      10 am to Noon                        Spinach Artichoke Crepes
       October 11th -       8 am to 10 am                       Beef Bourguignon
       October 16th       10 am to Noon                        Chicken Piccata

Join us in thanking all the amazing Volunteers and Friends of Kare Bears.
Mark your calendar for the ticket sale dates – there is Limited Seating!


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

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