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News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc.

Taking a second bite of the cherry Most of us are familiar with the saying, “Life is just a bowl of cherries.” But, have you ever heard the expression, “Take a second bite of the cherry”? Popular in the United Kingdom, this phrase refers to the opportunity for a second chance, which is certainly something…

News From Your Neighbors Who Care – Neighbors Who Care, Inc

Easy to keep New Year’s resolutions A new year symbolizes a fresh start. That’s why so many of us make New Year’s resolutions. And, while we’re optimistic about finding ways to be happier and healthier, it is also often the case that we lose sight of our goals come February and go back to our…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc.

Do you have questions about Medicare? Whether you are new to Medicare or would like to reevaluate your current plan, it’s a good time to look into the options that are available to you, especially since the Medicare open enrollment is in full swing. The Area Agency on Aging, Region One, in partnership with Neighbors…

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…