In a community where many of us have our friends and relatives elsewhere, we may find ourselves in occasional need of some type of assistance. It is comforting to know there are people who care.
Kare-ing Neighbors, Inc., dba Kare Bears is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of PebbleCreek volunteers who are concerned about the welfare of their neighbors in the community. The major purpose of the organization is to assist and support residents who are ill or recuperating from illness, surgery and/or hospitalization. We offer help to those who are physically challenged, assist those grieving over the loss of a loved one, and can lend a hand to a full time caregiver when needed.
We are a "neighbors helping neighbors and the community" organization, always willing to try to accommodate the needs of a resident of PebbleCreek who may be in need of assistance.
Programs are offered every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am in the Eagle's Nest Ballroom. In addition to a short discussion of business, there is usually an invited speaker. Residents are encouraged to attend these FREE monthly meetings.
The organization offers these services "at no charge" to all PebbleCreek residents:
PebbleCreek Kare Bears
MISSION AND SERVICES
Lending of medical equipment and aides such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and other home care items
Filling temporary non-emergency and therapeutic medical appointment transportation needs
Operating Kare Bears House and sponsoring a medical reference library
Supplying a Directory of Services that includes resource information about services provided by PebbleCreek residents and greater Phoenix area. Also included in the directory are helpful websites from all over the country that offer support, products and services.
Sponsoring an Annual Health Fair, flu and pneumonia shots, screening, blood drives and other health screenings
Providing Kare Bears Coordinators for our community
Delivery of the community Source Books
Sponsoring "Share Bears", a group for super seniors and the physically challenged (i.e., Bingo every Friday at 11:00 am)
Providing the HOA with AED's where the need is identified within the community
Conducting CPR/AED* classes for PebbleCreek residents and HOA employees
Monthly programs with informative and entertaining speakers
NOTE: As an organization of volunteers, we are NOT trained professional caregivers. We are not permitted or trained to lift or transfer patients, nor to provide medical treatment or therapy of any kind, or to dispense medications.
*Cardiopulmomary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator