Tag: Neighbors Who Care

Cheers to you for all you do!

Jennifer Gustafson, Community Outreach Manager On August 21, our nation will observe National Senior Citizens Day to show appreciation for the value and contributions of older Americans to home, family and society. This national observance was first established by President Ronald Reagan on August 19, 1988. In his proclamation, Reagan said, “For all they have…

Please, won’t you be my neighbor?

Jennifer Gustafson, Community Outreach Manager,  Neighbors Who Care “Won’t you be my neighbor?” were the iconic lyrics sung by the late Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers, on his children’s television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which first aired nationally in 1968. It has been a while since Mister Rogers graced the airways, but he has once…

News From Your Neighbors: Neighbors Who Care, Inc.

  NWC volunteer wins Chandler Volunteer awards Eric Ehst, Executive Director At the Chandler Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on February 8, Neighbors Who Care volunteer Faith Dragoon was honored with the 2017 Multitasking Award. Faith has been one of our most active, reliable and impactful volunteers. She has provided more than 300 hours of volunteer service…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc.

  Eric Ehst, Executive Director, Neighbors Who Care How important is your access to medical care? How would you cope if you were unable to drive and needed to get to the doctor? In 2017, Neighbors Who Care volunteers transported 400 of your homebound friends, family and neighbors to 4,800 medical appointments. Although some trips…

In Passing

  Carol Bowers Carol Bowers, Neighbors Who Care’s Volunteer Manager since 2011, passed away on Friday, October 27. She had been on medical leave since early August. She was a driving force and one of the public faces of NWC. She recruited and trained hundreds of neighborhood volunteers, planned our annual community fair and volunteer…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care Inc.

Lottie gets assistance from Neighbors Who Care volunteer Jim Brown.

The trouble with superheroes Eric Ehst, Executive Director Our culture today is overrun with superheroes. You can’t watch a movie or turn on the TV without seeing a gang of people with “special powers” overcoming their problems and ultimately saving the world. Be they Mutants, X-Men or old-fashioned characters like Superman, Batman, Spiderman or Wonder…

Welcome aboard

Harry Huckemeyer Once we move into the month of October, it’s like opening the door for all the festivities that follow, right up to the end of the year. With the passing of the summer season, things come to life here as we welcome the cooler weather and the many opportunities that come along with…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc.

Neighbors Who Care

What do you need? Eric Ehst, Executive Director At Neighbors Who Care, we help homebound, frail and disabled seniors to remain living in their own homes. Our caring volunteers provide some basic services, such as transportation, grocery shopping, meal delivery, minor home repairs, caregiver respite, welfare checks, friendly visiting and more. What we do helps…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care Inc.

We’re here! Are you? Eric Ehst, Executive Director It’s August. If you’re reading this, it’s a good bet that you’re one of the brave (foolhardy?) year-round residents here through the hot weather as well as the not-so-hot weather. Well, we at Neighbors Who Care are still here, too. While many of the locals, including a…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc.

Independence Day Eric Ehst, Executive Director On July 4, we will celebrate that day 241 years ago when our forebears created a new nation, one that allows us the freedom to live with dignity where we want and how we want. At Neighbors Who Care, our volunteers help over 1500 of their frail, homebound and…