Due to concerns for Omicron, and reduced attendance, Share Bears Bingo
will be suspended for January and February
Kare Bears wishes to thank the Wine Club for its generous donation of $8,000. The club has given us large donations for several years and we truly appreciate it so much. These donations have made a difference in allowing us to fulfill our mission.
As you may know, Kare Bears impacts the quality of life for many residents. All residents of PebbleCreek are considered members of our Kare Bears family and therefore entitled to our services.
It is all about Health and Wellness and Neighbors Helping Neighbors. There are many services we provide but the most valuable free services are the loan of medical equipment and transportation to medical appointments. The numerous health events and monthly speaker presentations are also very important and can make a difference in your life.
Kare Bears, a registered 501c3 non-profit organization, is not affiliated or funded by the homeowner’s association and relies solely on contributions from the community of residents. As PebbleCreek grows, there are additional needs and increased demand for our services.
Kare Bears has some of the same expenses you pay for the upkeep of your home plus much more. Here are just a few of the expenses we incur: Leased equipment, office/general expenditures, repairs and maintenance, household supplies, gas, electric and water. Other expenses include insurance, office supplies and equipment, telephone, computer equipment and software, promotion expenses, transportation gas reimbursement for drivers, medical equipment repair, Share Bears, sympathy food platters and much more.
There are many residents who make generous donations. They might not come in a large sum but every penny counts. We not only need monetary assistance, we need volunteers and medical equipment. Check out our website for more information about our services and resources. You can even donate or volunteer online.
We want to thank you all for your continuing support of Kare Bears.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT
Wednesday January 26
Immediately following the
'Kare Bears Annual Meeting.
The Kare Bears’ annual report will be presented and the 2022 board members will be introduced for membership approval. Our special speaker, Dr. Nathan Moore, will then speak on minimally invasive hip and knee replacement.
Dr. Moore is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult reconstructive joint replacement surgery at Phoenix Spine and Joint. The doctor performs a minimally invasive, quadriceps muscle sparing approach. Muscle sparing results in dramatically less pain and faster recovery after surgery. Less pain means less pain medicine.
Connie Simon, Programs Director
Due to restrictions with Covid, the annual meeting of Kare-ing Neighbors, inc., d/b/a Kare Bears was postponed.
We are pleased to announce that it finally will be held on January 26, 2022 at 11:00a.m. in the Eagle’s Nest Ballroom.
Yearly reports of the Board of Directors and Treasurer’s report will be presented and the newly elected directorsm will be announced.
This annual meeting will be in conjunction with the regular speaker presentation at Kare Bears Presents.
All residents of PebbleCreek are cordially invited to attend. It is important to learn about our organization and what it does for our community.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
Tom Meek, President
Again this year, volunteers will deliver Source Books to your home at the end of January or early February.
Kare Bears is in the process of recruiting residents to assist in the distribution of the books. We have many residents who have volunteered for several years, but additional volunteers are needed, especially in
the newer units.
If you would like to help, please send an email to Maureen Plate,
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and telephone number.
We cannot guarantee that you will deliver Source Books in your immediate neighborhood.
Volunteers will pick up their books on a Sunday in late January or early February and distribute them during that week. Updated information
will be forthcoming.
We hope you can help.
Maureen Plate, 2nd Vice President,
After much reflection, research on the trending of COVID-19 spread both in Maricopa County and nationally, and review of the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), the decision has been made to cancel the PebbleCreek Kare Bears’ Health & Wellness Fair scheduled for February 2022.
This decision was made only after careful thought and consideration for everyone's safety and well-being, both attendees and exhibitors. Consideration was given to limiting the number of attendees admitted at a time or holding the event outdoors. Neither of these alternatives was deemed feasible. Staging the fair outside would impede electrical supply and place all of us at the whims of Mother Nature - wonderful and constant as she is in this part of the nation.
Since there is no means by which we could ensure social distancing during the exhibition, mandate face masks, nor inquire regarding vaccination status, we felt it would not be in support of our overall focus on "wellness" if Kare Bears proceeded with the scheduling of this event. Over the past few years, it is not uncommon to have a few hundred people in the ballroom of Eagle’s Nest at one time. Most within proximity of one another.
Kare Bears appreciates the support our community has shown for this event in the past and trust you understand our difficult decision. Please be assured that we will place our efforts toward hosting a "Kare Bears PebbleCreek Health & Wellness Fair" in February 2023.
Keep safe and stay well.
Dee-Dee Patrick, MS, RN
Director, Health & Wellness
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 that there are people who care.
Would you like to be of service to your neighbors? A Kare Bears volunteer role does not take any skills but a genuine care for our neighbors, and training is included!
Here are the major responsibilities:
I was a coordinator for 15 years in Unit 51. I can honestly say this task would not interfere with your present lifestyle in PebbleCreek. Visiting your neighbors as a Kare Bears Coordinator will give you more time to get acquainted and develop a relationship with your neighbor that could last for a long time.
If you have benefited from our Kare Bears services, it’s time to give back. Please contact me by calling my cell phone at 925-708-0840 or contact me as email@example.com so we can talk about this wonderful opportunity.
We know the saying “It is better to give than receive” There’s no one outside PebbleCreek who can fill this task but us.
We need coordinators in these Units: 1, 1A, 2, 3, 6, 15, 17, 19, 23, 26, 31, 32, 36, 39, 42B, 49A, 51, 58, 60, 61 and 62A. (You do not need to live in the units listed.)
1St Vice President, Kare Bears
With the influx of snowbirds returning to PebbleCreek and the continued growth of our community, Kare Bears is in need of TRANSPORT WHEELCHAIRS and ROLLATORS (walkers with wheels and a seat).
If you have one of these to donate, it would be greatly appreciated! Please remember that Kare Bears is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. You will be given a receipt and it is TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Thank you for your kind consideration of this request.
Maureen Plate, 2nd Vice President
Kare Bears House is OPEN
and located at
15383 W Cheery Lynn Rd
Goodyear AZ 85395
MASKS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
FOR VISITORS AND STAFF
AT KARE BEARS HOUSE
HOUSE OPEN HOURS
Monday-Friday 9 AM to 3 PM
Saturday 9 AM to Noon
Visit the Kare Bears House to arrange for the loan of medical equipment, to return equipment, to check our resource library, or to get information on Kare Bears services
We have created a new page on this site for you to view previous Kare Bears presentations.
Click on the RESOURCES tab above, then click on the PAST PRESENTATION sub-tab when that drops down, to see all available items.
An additional Source Book and/or Map may be purchased at Kare Bears House for a $2 total donation.
A flashing light to use while walking at night is also available for a $2 donation. See the House page for information.