Tag: Neighbors Who Care

Dictionaries for every third grader in Chandler

Norm Noble The Sun Lakes Rotary Club has done some extraordinary things since its foundation in 1986. There are long lists of charities that have benefited from the Club’s support – Neighbors Who Care, Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley, the Sheriff’s Posse, Gift of Life-Arizona, to name a few. But the largest…

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A NWC volunteer changes a lightbulb for a grateful client.

It’s the little things Eric Ehst, Executive Director “Just letting you know that the light bulb is still shining in my closet. I will never forget your help.” On the surface it doesn’t sound like much. A Neighbors Who Care volunteer replaced a burned out light bulb for one of our clients who could no…

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Don’t be a victim of ageism Eric Ehst, Executive Director I’m sure you’ve noticed; we live in a society that worships youth. Just turn on the TV, look at most ads, or listen to pop music. Until recently movie stars, with a few exceptions, disappeared at 40. You have to dye the gray hair and…

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Make a difference every day Eric Ehst, Executive Director Every October there is a designated national holiday called “Make a Difference Day.” This is supposed to be one day a year when people are encouraged to volunteer their time to make a difference in someone’s life. Volunteers gather on this day to help their neighbors…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…