Kare Bears’ Korner

Kare Bears Presents Resuming in January on Zoom

Teri Sellers

Kare Bears Presents is back in business! Unfortunately, it’s without the homemade cakes and cookies from our wonderful bakers.

Kare Bears Presents hosted its first Zoom presentation Oct. 28. Dr. Dallas Smith of AZ Pain Doctors in Goodyear shared a presentation “Chronic Pain Safe and Effective Treatment Options.” We had 35 people sign up for this presentation, and everyone learned a lot!

Since it appears that the virus is going to keep us out of Eagle’s Nest Ballroom for a while, I have been working on Zoom presentations for 2021.

Here is a list of the topics that I am working on for January through June 2021:

* The flu and pandemics

* Cardiac (possibly a live stream case)

* Colorectal cancer

* Men’s health issues, including the ‘little blue pill’

* Bariatric weight loss surgery

* Neurologist on dementias

RSVPs are required for Zoom presentations.

Watch for the Kare Bears Presents article in the January Post for all the details on our January presentation on the 27th. We will also post the information on our website, the e-group, and PebbleNews.

Wine Club Makes a Donation

Tom Meek, President of Kare Bears

Kare Bears gratefully accepted a donation for $6,493.65 this month from the president of the PebbleCreek Wine Club, Culver Stone. The Wine Club has made generous donations in the past, which have assisted the Kare Bears in sustaining our ongoing service to PebbleCreek residents.

The Kare Bears organization freely provides valuable services to the PebbleCreek residents. Our office staff, drivers, coordinators, and many special volunteers are here to assist residents with:

* No charge medical equipment rentals

* Annual health fair in February

* Blood drives and influenza shots located within PebbleCreek

* Non-emergency, scheduled medical transportation

* Valuable resources on our website, www.karebears.org

* Notifications of PebbleCreek residents recently deceased

Kare Bears volunteers have been working and providing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our drivers have put aside the pandemic concerns shared by all of us, taking residents to needed appointments. Kare Bears office volunteers work daily to make sure that all the services, which Kare Bears has provided over the years, continue.

Kare Bears operates successfully due to the generosity of donations made by many residents. We humbly thank all who have contributed, and we will continue to provide free services to our PebbleCreek residents. If you would like to make a donation, you can easily do so on our website, www.karebears.org, or call us if you want to make a donation in person.

God bless those who serve, whether on the front lines of this pandemic, or those who provide services to assist those people. I thank all the Kare Bears volunteers for their service to the PebbleCreek community during these troubled times.