PebbleCreek Kare Bears

Please remember that parking is NOT allowed in front of the House on Cheery Lynn Rd.  See more detail

​Kare Bears is currently seeking an energetic, organized individual who would like to handle our communications.  This position will be open as of July 1, 2017. 

This position communicates all the upcoming events and activities that Kare Bears offers to our community through the PebbleCreek Post, PebbleNews, Kare Bears e-Group, PebbleCreek e-Group, and www.karebears.org.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact me by email at communications@karebears.org or at my phone number in the Source Book.

We look forward to hearing from you! YOU can make a difference in our growing community.

“Neighbors helping neighbors!”
Sue White
Kare Bears Communications Chair


Further Information


The Communications Chair serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors and the general membership of Kare Bears.


The responsibilities of the Communications Chair include, but are not limited to:


Use all avenues of communication, including: PebbleCreek Post, PebbleNews, PebbleTV, Kare Bears, e-Group, PebbleCreek e-Group, and www.karebears.org, to inform residents of Kare Bears activities and upcoming events.


Prepare monthly article for the PebbleCreek Post acknowledging memorials and donations to Kare Bears. (this information is received from the Secretary)

Serve as liaison between the Kare Bears organization and Robson Publishing

Submit a monthly report (electronically) prior to the BOD meetings.


Serve on ad hoc committees when directed by the President.


Directs two special volunteers to submit Death notices to egroups, and order food platters along with a volunteer to complete monthly posters.


Notify the Board of Directors when away from PebbleCreek.

 

Schedule of Upcoming Events


AED / CPR Training
Friday, April 28
CANCELED
Comprehensive Wellness Assessment
Monday, May 1, 8 AM to 4 PM
EN Parking Lot
Comprehensive Wellness Assessment
Tuesday, May 2, 8 AM to 4 PM
EN Parking Lot
Mini Mental/Hearing Testing
Friday, May 5
TF Milan Room
AED / CPR Training
Friday, May 12, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
EN Palm Room
Monthly Presentation
Wednesday, May 17, 11 AM
EN Ballroom
Abrazo Hospital Tour
Thursday, May 18, 10 AM
13677 W McDowell
Comprehensive Wellness Assessment
Monday, June 5, 8 AM to 4 PM
EN Parking Lot
Comprehensive Wellness Assessment
Tuesday, June 6, 8 AM to 4 PM
EN Parking Lot


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

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! 

Volunteer at Kare Bears

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


Reduced  SUMMER HOURS will begin May 1

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

Parking at Kare Bears House

Did you know we have around 8,000 residents here at PebbleCreek?  To serve these residents, Kare Bears has a lot of volunteers but when residents are ill and need rides, medical equipment, or a bit of cheering up, it would be helpful to have many more volunteers.

One the most important jobs is getting to know the residents.  That is where Coordinator buddies play an important role. Currently, we have 53 units occupied with some units having as many as 381 homes. We have Coordinator buddies assigned to specific ranges of homes (lots) within a unit. They are the contact people welcoming new residents to PebbleCreek and letting them know about our services, resources and activities. They send get-well cards to neighbors who are ill; make visits to a person who just had surgery; call to see how a neighbor is progressing with a newly diagnosed illness; help a bereaved family coordinate information for posting on the PebbleCreek eGroup and take a food platter for a Celebration of Life or family get-together.

Right now we could use some help in the following units:  2, 19, 25, 32, 37, 54, 58, and 62B. By volunteering 1-3 hours a month, you can make a real difference. It only takes a small amount of time to volunteer, but it can have a significant impact on someone’s life. We have grown in leaps and bounds so we continually need people to replace residents who have moved away, burnt out after years of service or perhaps may have passed away. If one of the above units is yours, please volunteer and give the most precious gift that keeps on giving you!

If you don’t see your unit mentioned, we still could use your help.  We also have a need for back-ups when Coordinators are on vacations or when there is no coordinator in a specific area.

Being a Coordinator buddy is a great way to meet people too.  It is fun and rewarding at the same time.  There is no commitment if you choose not to do it after you learn about what is required. 

For more information, call Rayma Scalzo, First Vice President, at 623-935-1819 or email her at
raymas@cox.net You will be happy you did!

 

Communications Chair Needed

"NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS"

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