September Kare Bears Presents

Wednesday, September 26, 11 AM - EN Ballroom
Kare Bears Welcomes Podiatrist Dr Randall Lee Brower

Dr Bower has been practicing Podiatrist medicine for over 15 years. He specializes in treating trauma, foot and ankle deformities, sports injuries, heel pain, bunions, hammertoes and arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle.  Dr Bower went on to complete an intensive 3 year foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.  This is the most dedicated foot and ankle surgical residency available in the United States.

Foot and ankle problems can be due to chronic medical conditions like arthritis or diabetes, but even everyday situations, such as overuse or poorly fitting shoes, can lead to temporary, acute pain. You’re likely to get a more speedy diagnosis and treatment recommendations from a podiatrist. Podiatrists provide a wide range of medical care for problems of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. They diagnose and treat illnesses and perform surgery. There are some conditions in which a podiatrist can help you get back on your feet available in the United States available to a podiatrist and orthopedists.   I have been watching on the E-blast for PC – and there have been a lot of requests for referrals for a Podiatrist.  Learning about what they do and when you should be seen by a specialist for your feet and other related injuries will be information you can use now or possibly in the future. 

Refreshments and Attendance are FREE!

Abrazo Hospital Tour

Thursday, September 27, 10:45, Hospital Main Entrance: 13677 W. McDowell

Call KB House to register

"GPS" Guide to Medicare
Monday, October 8, 8:30 to 11:30, TF Palermo Room

A better understanding of Medicare will help you maximize your benefits.  Medicare costs and rules evolve and change each year.  Often the consumer is unaware of changes until they are using their benefits for the first time in the new year.  Learning the basics of Medicare can save you time, money and frustration. October is a great month to learn about upcoming changes and to be prepared if you are turning 65 in 2019! This presentation will be like a GPS guide to Medicare.  The most important part of this session will be the question and answer session.  We learn best from each other.

Coleen Elkin of 24-7 Health Insurance /Medicare 4 Arizona will be the presenter.

Comprehensive Wellness Assessments
Monday-Wednesday, October 15, 16, and 17

Monday-Wednesday, November 19, 20, and 21

8:00 AM to 4 PM, Mobile Unit at Tuscany Falls

Kare Bears has teamed up with Wellspring to provide on-site Comprehensive Wellness Assessments that include:
-  Allergy Testing (62 panel comprehensive test)
-  Audiometry (hearing test) that detects early hearing loss so that it can be addressed
-  Body Composition Assessment (to help detect and prevent a multitude of health issues)
-  Diabetes Screening that detects both pre-diabetes and diabetes
-  Heart Health Study that accurately assess multiple heart functions
-  Lab Service that covers regular lab tests that predict early disease indicators
- Pulmonary Function Testing that helps in the detection of certain lung disorders
- Vision Screening that quickly and accurately detects vision issues
- Imaging and Ultrasound that visualizes images of all the major organs
- Dermatology Screen looks over your skin for any possible abnormalities

Visit Wellspring's Comprehensive Wellness Assessment website: for more information.

We look forward to your taking this important step for your health!  There have been approximately 100 people that have received this comprehensive testing here in PC and it has proven to be an invaluable tool for them and their Physicians. There will be a $0 Co-pay with all testing covered by your health insurance. You will receive a coupon with your care package with program details.

Sign up for your Comprehensive Wellness Assessment by contacting Wellspring at 480-664-3840 or by email at

Wellspring will be contacting you to get insurance information and let you know that it is covered and provide your appointment time.       

AARP Safe Driving Class
Thursday, October 18, 8:30 to 12:30, TF Capri Room

The cost for AARP members is $15 and for non-members the cost is $20. Checks for the class should be made payable to AARP on the day of the class. 

Safety techniques and driving principles will be explained in the class. Some auto insurers do give a discount upon completion of the class, so please check with your insurance carriers.  It is well worth the time and cost.  A certificate of completion will be distributed at the end of class. 

Flu / Pneumonia Shots

Friday, October 14
Thursday, October 18
Friday, October 19
Wednesday, October 24


8 AM to 1 PM, TF Ballroom 1

Walgreens will be giving the Standard Flu Shots, High Dose 65 plus Flu Shots, Pneumonia Shots, and Pneumonia Booster Shots. Flu vaccines are administered yearly.  Pneumonia vaccines are administered every 5 years and the pneumonia booster shot is administered once in a lifetime.  If you have had a pneumonia vaccine in the last 5 years, you can get a booster. 

In general, most insurance covers the cost of the Flu Shots at 100% (Medicare does cover flu shots).  However, if the shots are not covered by your insurance, the cash price for the Standard Flu Shots is approximately $40.  The cost of  for the High Does 65 plus shot is approximately $69.99. The cash price for the Pneumonia shot is approximately $252, and for the Pneumonia Booster shot the price is $460.  Please check with your insurance carrier prior to signing up for your copay price.

Walgreens would like payment by cash or check only.  If you pay by cash, please have exact change.  Most insurance plans are accepted. 

NOTE: If you wish to have a shingles shot or any other vaccinations, Walgreens  will be unable to administer these at the clinic in PebbleCreek, however, they will have information available. You will be able to make appointments on your own, or go to Walgreens at your convenience to get these other vaccinations. 

October Kare Bears Presents
Wednesday, October 24, 11 AM, EN Ballroom

"Medicare 101"

It’s That Time of Year Again! If you have questions regarding Medicare, you do not want to miss this Kare Bear Presents!  October is the time of year we learn about the updates and finding out if we signed up for everything we need.   It can be so confusing – and costly if we do not understand the complete picture how Medicare works.   One of the biggest changes that you will see this year, including information and resources regarding new Medicare cards that were to begin to be mailed out in April.

Kare Bear Presents welcomes Michelle Jewell to share the 101 on Medicare. You can find Michelle giving Medicare talks around the state and you can also hear her on Radio 960am,  She is a member of the National Association of Medicare Supplements and a co-author in the book “Aging in Arizona’.  She is a certified Medicare broker who helps seniors throughout Arizona understand how Medicare work.  The questions and information can seem overwhelming, Michelle helps people, like you, wade through the details and get answers to your questions.  Before her current profession, Michelle was a real estate agent in Tucson.  She is an avid scuba diver who loves to cook and travel.  She recently married her high school sweetheart, Wayne, and lives in Phoenix with their dog Leroy. 

Kare Bears Fall Luncheon
Wednesday, November 14, 10:30-Bar Opens, 11:AM-Doors Open, TF Ballroom

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American Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, November 20

United Blood Services Blood Drive

Tuesday, November 27

November Blood Drive details coming soon

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