Eric Ehst, Executive Director
It’s that time of year again, back to school. This doesn’t usually create much excitement in Sun Lakes and surrounding communities like SunBird, Springfield and Solera. We’re mostly older, without many school-aged kids. This year we want back to school to mean something good for the rest of us. Starting in September, Neighbors Who Care is planning twice a month educational programs to provide important health and living tips. You can meet and interact with your neighbors in a fun atmosphere and, hopefully, learn a little something along the way. All meetings will be at the NWC office, 10450 E. Riggs Rd, Ste. 113.
One series, called “Therapeutic Recreation Get-together,” will be presented by Homestead Hospice on the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. The first meeting, called “Laughter is the Best Medicine” on September 16, will help you to use joy and laughter to improve your health and outlook.
The second series, “Priority Care Health Education,” will take place from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Right now we don’t have a regular day scheduled. The first class will be on Thursday, September 17 and is titled “Medicare Jeopardy, the A B Cs and Ds of Medicare.” It will be a fun way to learn the ins and outs of Medicare enrollment.
Be sure to check out our monthly calendar of events in the Sun Lakes Splash or on our website at www.neighborswhocare.com for future dates and topics.
Make sure to mark your calendars for the third annual Neighbors Who Care Community Fair on October 24 from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Last year we had 100 community organizations and vendors participate and over 500 people attend. This year the fair will be even bigger and better. The games, food, and activities for all ages (including the dunk tank) will be back, along with a classic car show, bands and other entertainment. This will be the event of the year in Sun Lakes/south Chandler and you won’t want to miss it.
Here at Neighbors Who Care we’re always looking for new and better ways to help our frail and homebound neighbors, to serve the community at large, and to just be better neighbors and we need your help. Look for some new and exciting announcements of new programs and new ways you can join with us to make a difference in the near future. As always, if you have a little time (and a lot of heart) and would like to experience the deep personal satisfaction that comes from volunteering to assist your neighbors, contact us at 480-895-7133; www.neighborswhocare.com.