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News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care Inc.

Hope conquers fear Eric Ehst, Executive Director You see it in the puppy’s eyes, the hope for a walk or a treat. There’s a sparkle of anticipation and joy, just waiting for fulfillment. Or maybe instead there’s the fear of getting a swat as punishment for that “mistake” on the rug. You can also see…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care Inc.

Carol Bowers, Volunteer Manager at NWC “Volunteer? Volunteer of the Month? You want me to pick one?” Wait a minute, there are over 400 active volunteers who are giving their time and even doubling up during the summer. I pick all of them. Every one of the volunteers who give their time and energy each…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care Inc.

A volunteer assists a Neighbors Who Care client.

Eric Ehst, Executive Director If you live in Sun Lakes or south Chandler you know how important driving is. There’s virtually no other way to get around. We have no public transportation. Most of us are in areas with no Dial-a-Ride service. Even if it’s available, it’s inconvenient. Taxis are expensive and they won’t wait…

News From Your Neighbors: Neighbors Who Care Inc.

The annual NWC Volunteer Recognition Brunch

Honoring our veterans Carol Bowers, Volunteer Services Manager Neighbors Who Care honored 250 volunteers at our annual Volunteer Recognition Brunch. This year our theme was Moving Ahead in Style. We enjoyed an elegant mid-day meal and a lovely fashion show presented by Bon Worth and our very fashionable volunteers. More than 30 individuals were recognized…

News From Your Neighbors: Neighbors Who Care, Inc

Can you volunteer?

A community lifeline! Eric Ehst, Executive Director Recently, one of our long-time clients passed away. This is not an uncommon occurrence at Neighbors Who Care; our 1500 clients are mostly elderly (40 percent are over 85), frail (needing some assistance with everyday needs), and most live alone. When researching this gentleman’s record I was not…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care Inc.

A world-class resource Eric Ehst, Executive Director Recently I was in Gilbert at a meeting of East Valley senior service providers. As soon as I introduced myself as being from Neighbors Who Care another attendee spoke up, “My grandmother lives in Sun Lakes and you take such good care of her!” Then the moderator asked…

News From Your Neighbors: Neighbors Who Care Inc.

A time for love and remembrance Bonnie Kosar, Case Manager For many people February means Valentine’s Day, a time to celebrate love and enjoy the company of that special someone who means the most to you. For many of our neighbors, including a majority of the clients served by Neighbors Who Care, this is a…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc.

Opposite day Eric Ehst, Executive Director January 25 is celebrated as “Opposite Day,” one day where every statement has the opposite meaning to what is actually said and every action has the opposite result of what is intended. This is a fun game for young children; as in when you say, “Go to bed!” they…

No Scrooge Neighborhood

Santa pops in for a visit to one of NWC’s clients!

Eric Ehst, Executive Director It’s the holiday season again. Anyone who has read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol or seen one of the many movie versions remembers that moment when Scrooge realizes that a person’s true legacy is not how much money he accumulated, but the difference he made in the lives of others. The moment is…

News From Neighbors Who Care, Inc.

Join the horse race fun at our annual Community Fair.

Eric Ehst Up until the last century few people lived past the age of 60 and most of those who made it that far spent their later years battling illness and physical impairment. Recent advances in nutrition and medical care have revolutionized aging. Today over 14% of the U.S. population is over 65 and 2%…