News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye!

Eric Ehst

“Thank you for coming to my rescue!” “Without your help and kindness, I’d be in a home.” At Neighbors Who Care, we regularly receive testimonials like these, and we’d like your club, organization, church group or business to know why. For 22 years, Neighbors Who Care has been here to help frail, homebound and disabled residents of Sun Lakes and south Chandler continue to live independently in their own homes. We’ve grown to the point where our 500 volunteers touch the lives of their neighbors almost 20,000 times each year. We’ve helped a lot of people, but there are so many more people who need help and so many new and exciting ways to help.

Neighbors Who Care is one of those badly-kept secrets. A lot people have heard of us, and many know that we help people, but few know the true extent of our reach or the range of services we provide. We want to remedy that. As part of an extensive new community outreach effort, we have created a speakers’ bureau. We have a range of speakers (board members, staff members and knowledgeable volunteers) ready and eager to let the community know what we do. We desperately want people to know about us so that folks who need a little help to stay in their homes know where to turn, where family members can go to find assistance for their loved ones and where community members with a little free time can go to give back.

This is especially important in these fast-changing times. We are on the cusp of a revolution in how medical care is accessed, how homebound seniors, especially those suffering from dementia and social isolation, are cared for and how people who have been discharged from hospitals are aided to complete their recoveries at home. Even though Neighbors Who Care is a local organization, we have become an important player in the regional and even national efforts to define and improve the ways that we deal with aging and provide support for those who wish to remain independent. We are in the process of identifying the unmet needs of the people in our community so we can create new collaborations and partnerships to improve lives and make this a better place to live for all of us.

If you are a member of any sort of club, congregation, community group or business that is located in or has members from Sun Lakes or south Chandler, we want to talk to your group. We want to let you know who we are, what we do and how we can work together to make this a great place to live. We especially need to reach out to the Chandler communities where we are less well known.

To arrange for a speaker or just to get more information, contact Neighbors Who Care at or  480-895-7133.