News From Neighbors Who Care: NWC Marks Fall Event Successes

Sun Lakes residents Susan Hayward of Fox & Hayward Insurance Services, vendor, and Rose Saunders, The Perfect Place Executive Director, greet attendees of Aging Made Easier.

Free Community Education Continues

Neighbors Who Care hosted 80-plus guests for a powerful aging conference and a sold-out holiday concert with Chandler Symphony Orchestra at Risen Savior Lutheran Church’s new worship center.

Aging Made Easier© welcomed guests for vital information on “10 Things Nobody Tells You When You Age,” offered by Elaine Poker-Yount, Visiting Angels, Successful Aging, The Arizona Republic columnist, and “Understanding and Preparing for the Dynamics of Aging,” by Brian Browne, Cognitive Care Management President, Cleveland Clinic research consultant, 25 years’ expert experience, and an in-demand speaker on Alzheimer’s/dementia research.

Lunch was served, and the morning ended with laughs from a senior community comedian, Mark Cordes.

Deck The Holidays Chandler Symphony Orchestra Concert Partnership

Tickets sold out weeks before the afternoon concert in December, creating the hottest event in town. Beautiful music ushered in the holiday season with the choir from Risen Savior Lutheran Church joining the Chandler Symphony Orchestra before 750 guests inside the beautiful new worship center, all decked out for the Christmas holiday.

About the organization: Neighbors Who Care is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994. Its mission is to assist the homebound, disabled, and/or frail elderly in the communities of Sun Lakes and South Chandler, which have the third highest population of elderly adults statewide, but lack sufficient wraparound human services programs to address the population’s needs, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Its operational goal is to recruit, train, and manage community volunteers to provide quality, non-medical assistive services to enrolled clients via a “neighbor helping neighbor” approach, which has helped our clients, on average, remain in their homes for an additional four years.