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Volunteer drivers can be scheduled to drive residents to medically related appointments (doctor/dental visits, therapy sessions, etc.) when they are unable to provide or procure such rides themselves.
We are limited by the number of your neighbors who are willing to assist, thus the service is not intended to cover repetitive, standing appointments of an ongoing nature. The service is free to PC residents.
We maintain a supply of canes, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, knee scooters and ramps - available for loan to residents. In order to manage our inventory, your loan period will be established for up to 6 weeks. The load period can be extended subject to the availability of items.
Southwest Lending Closet in Avondale is available to provide other types of items or longer loan periods.
An important volunteer role at Kare Bears is that of the Unit Coordinator This person is a neighbor - typically in your unit - who serves as an immediate contact point to Kare Bears, supplementing Kare Bears House and our web site.
The Coordinator is available to assist with explaining and arranging Kare Bears services. Your Coordinator can also arrange for Kare Bears to announce the death of a resident and provide a food platter for a related family function.
Contact the Coordinator if there is other assistance Kare Bears may be able to offer.
The House, located at 15383 Cheery Lynn Rd. on the Eagle’s Nest side, is your in-person point of contact with Kare Bears.
Visit the House to arrange for the loan of medical equipment, return equipment, check our resource library; or for information about, or to arrange Kare Bears services.
A dedicated team of trained volunteers staff the House during business hours for contact in-person or by phone.
They handle your requests for transportation or equipment loan, and answer questions about Kare Bears services and associated arrangements.
Our phone number (623-536-1200) will record after-hours calls for processing the next working day.
Kare Bears Presents programs are educational presentations offered most months on topics relevant to the well-being of PebbleCreek residents. Meetings are typically held on a Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Eagle's Nest Ballroom.
Presenters are drawn from area medical and wellness professionals. Infrequently, there will be a brief “business meeting” for announcements, elections, etc. Events are free and light refreshments are provided by Kare Bears volunteers. No reservations are needed.
Watch for details about scheduled presentations on the web site under “Events”
We maintain a lending library of books, pamphlets and other materials in support of our medical/wellness focus. Visit the House to review or sign out items.
Through the efforts of our founder Rayma Scalzo, Kare Bears maintains a listing of frequently needed services (medical and neighborhood service providers) called the Directory of Services.
The Directory is offered as information on available services or providers, but there is no recommendation or endorsement made by Kare Bears .
The Kare Bears Health and Wellness team arranges for numerous “clinic” events throughout the year. These have included :
New topics are always being investigated.
Watch for details and registration information on this web site under “Events”. Some event registrations are hosted directly by the provider, others by Kare Bears on this web site. See our General instructions for registrations hosted here.
Share Bears is a service offering weekly Bingo sessions for our “Super Seniors” who may be physically challenged or unable to participate in other amenities at PebbleCreek.
It is a time for these seniors to gather, socialize, play bingo and have fun!
Kare Bears has purchased Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) units for the protection of residents and guests at PebbleCreek.The HOA has installed the units at appropriate sites throughout the community.
There are currently 18 locations (listed at our web site). We assist the HOA in assuring that units are kept current, and offer frequent training clinics on how to use the devices.
We hope to resume the Annual Health Fair in Spring 2024, having been suspended during COVID and afterwards.
In the past we have arranged for over fifty medical/wellness providers to showcase their offerings for your investigation and review.
Robson Publishing utilizes Kare Bears volunteers to deliver the annual Source Book, and provides a stipend for the service.
Each Spring a team of well over 100 volunteers hand deliver the books to 5,600+ homes (2023) over a one-week period – but in many instances on the initial delivery day. .
This web site is your source for up-to-date information on all Kare Bears services, activities and news.
Also follow Kare Bears on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PCKareBears
As an organization of volunteers, we are NOT trained professional caregivers. We are not permitted or trained to lift or transfer patients, or to provide medical treatment or therapy of any kind, or to dispense medications. Please always consult your professional medical advisors!
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