Good works, good fun, and holiday cheer

Elaine Kraemer, Cottonwood Palo Verde President

The Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation has awarded another grant to a very deserving and important organization in Sun Lakes. This grant will help support services that are both education and health related – a real win-win!

The grant application was made by The Perfect Place Adult Day Services. It is a local non-profit adult day care facility which provides a safe, structured, recreational environment with staff and volunteers to care for those who can no longer care for themselves. They provide respite and support for caregivers.

The purpose of the grant request was to fund their Friday Focus Forum program which will offer educational seminars to caregivers in the community dealing with the challenges of memory and neurological diseases. The Perfect Place will provide caregivers with respite care for their loved ones while the caregivers are attending the Friday Focus Forum seminars and offer financial support by scholarshipping this care!

CWPV Foundation President Elaine Kraemer and CWPV Foundation Treasurer Kelly Murray presented a check to Judith Waltersdorf, Director of Operations at The Perfect Place, on November 7, 2017.

Call The Perfect Place at 480-895-2892 for more information, or contact them by email at [email protected]

The second annual Fun Walk was held on Veterans Day weekend this year. The weather was beautiful, spirits were high, the t-shirts were “cool” and a good time was had by all! Thanks to the generosity and efforts of the Cottonwood Palo Verde Recreation Department staff and volunteers, numerous donors and over 150 Fun Walk participants, $1,674 was raised for the Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation! Thank you, all!

There’s a wonderful Eat, Drink and Be Merry Holiday Dinner planned for Friday, December 22, 2017. The event will be held in the San Tan Ballroom at Cottonwood Country Club beginning at 5:00 p.m. Tickets for this scrumptious dinner are on sale at the Cottonwood Palo Verde Homeowner Services office for only $25 per person! In addition to the delicious menu featuring prime rib and ham, there will be a raffle to win wonderful prizes and wine baskets! All the proceeds from raffle ticket sales will be donated to the Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation! Raffle ticket pricing will be ten for $20, four for $10 or one for $3.

Just as a reminder, the Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation is an IRS designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to enhance the quality of life for our older population in Sun Lakes, AZ, in the areas of health, education and culture. It happily accepts gifts in the form of:

* Checks

* Securities

* Through Wills and Bequests

* Real Estate

* Life Insurance Policies

* Charitable Remainder Trusts

* Charitable Lead Trusts

* POD Back Accounts

* TOD Brokerage Accounts

* IRAs

As 2017 comes to a close, the Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation wishes all our Sun Lakes, AZ, friends and supporters Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2018!