Help LAH and save on your taxes at the same time. LAH has qualified as an Arizona Charitable Organization. This means that you can subtract the amount you have donated to LAH from what you owe in state taxes for 2017, up to $400 if filing as an individual and up to $800 if filing a joint return.
Ward 3 Councilmember Paul Durham included the following article in his eNote of March 2, 2018:
Mayor Rothschild and I presented a proclamation to Michele Brubaker declaring February 22nd on this year as "Michele Brubaker Appreciation Day." Michele served as the director of Lend-A-Hand, a Ward 3 based community resource that provides free services to seniors in our community, for ten years. Last year, they assisted 145 clients in Ward 3. To learn more about their work (or to get involved!) you can check out their website: http://www.lahseniorhelp.org/
Many happy hours/days in celebration of the holidays and of the new year. Please know that we wish you well whether you are on the road visiting others or here in Tucson sharing time with others. Our December social raised our spirits with song, food, friends, and special gifts from Camilia and Del O'Neal. Del's creative hands made little gum drop trees which volunteers took home. Camilia made centerpieces at each table which had angels and special little ornaments of the season. We also had a terrific pianist who played holiday music for our festive mood. Thank you, Johanna, Vicki, Nancy and Christmas elves.
How quickly the summer moves in and out! We look toward our Fall with LAH and the activities we promote like the Greek Festival Parking fundraiser. More later. . . .
Deena Sortland is healing from surgery and working with P/T. She has plans to move into Atria Campana del Rio soon. LAH looks forward to having her back in the fold.
One of our drivers reported that her passenger, who uses a walker, tried to carry a bag of groceries into the house. The passenger fell, cut up her face and hands plus endured the fall. Our LAH driver called 911 and had the EMTs check her out and patch her up. Inside the house, our driver called several people, talked to the husband who was going to call a son.Our 80 year olds and 90 year olds are staying in their own homes, but sometimes all does not go well. Thank you, Ellen, for good common sense. Heal, Eilene, for the injuries endured. This was perfect action for the unexpected.
Thank you for all the special things you have done this year for our neighbors.
Last Friday, the Mountain View Neighborhood dedicated its historic mural located next to the Habitat for Humanity Building. The mural itself encircles a TEP Power Station. When you drive by on Mountain, south of Prince, stop. Go into the Habitat Building and ask for a brochure explaining the mural's depictions of earliest Rillito to current Rillito. It is well worth the knowledge about our history. The Mountain View neighbors should be thanked, congratulated on their vision and collaboration, especially Bill Crouse and his crew.
The LAH bi-annual Yard Sale is scheduled for March 17 and 18th from 7 am to 1 pm daily. It is held in the yard and courtyard at 1545 E Water St (corner of Water and Cherry). There is need of volunteers to set up on the 16th or be present on the 17th or 18th or to be there for pack up on the 18th, maybe 19th. It's fun. It's fundraising for our non-profit. It's community building. Interested in donating or helping? Call Jane at 323-9299.
Thank you to the UA International Student Fellowship and Jon Heine who left LAH flyers on La Madera Neighborhood doorsteps last weekend. We need more volunteers and that is the information we shared with neighbors.
LAH lost a good friend and an artist beyond comparison in David Donnelly. He and his wife joined us several years ago and we served them at the VA Hospital and other places, but David made life more joyful by his presence at field trips. With childlike awe he took in the car museum, art museum, De Grazia Studios, etc. His personal ability to carefully craft the San Xavier Mission to scale in papier mache prompted us to have a special Arts and Crafts Fair of Volunteer and Client work. His display was awesome, as were the others involved in the fair. Thank you, David for so much LIFE. Your death is a loss to us all.
Michaela Johnson, one of our LAH neighbors, died last Tuesday. She was, when I first met her, so full of life and energy and was in the midst of unofficially volunteering for LAH at a fundraiser party. She'd promised to become an official volunteer as soon as she could. The next time I heard from her, she needed LAH as a recipient of services due to illness. That illness took her life. We send her family and friends our condolences. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make Michaela's life a bit easier and her home a bit more accommodating to her needs.
Many happy New Year's greetings to our LAH Family. Our 10th year was celebratory and educational with two major events, a birthday party in January and our end of life series in April and May. We still need to learn and grow in years to come. Thank you all for the kindnesses to others and your work on behalf of LAH. LAH Volunteers and Seniors are the critical team members. Take care of yourselves in this new year!
Happy Winter's Arrival! to all and to all a Good Night!
This is a time to review our year at LAH and a time to celebrate all those who help us run our programs and connect seniors to our community. We enter into our 11th year of "helping seniors stay in their homes as long as possible." May this season and the new year bring you as much happiness as is summarized in this note from Terry:
Thank you for Lend A Hand.
It has made my life so much better--not only for the rides to the doctor but for
the new friends and sociabillity it has brought into my elderly years.
Please thank all the volunteers for me. They are truly doing our dear Lord's work
Shopping on Amazon this season? Start your Amazon purchase from Amazon Link on LAH's website and . . .
Earnings to Lend A Hand are just a click away...
Simply use the Amazon button to the right on this page.
You can help us help our senior neighbors in two simple steps.
LAH participates in the Amazon Associates Program. CLICK HERE to go to Amazon, selecting Lend A Hand Senior Assistance, Inc. as your charity.
In conjunction with the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona, Lend A Hand takes diaper donations and supplies them where needed.
Activities include socializing, refreshments, games & craft projects, and sometimes field trips.
Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month!
SENIOR WRITERS - Like to write? Please Join us!
CLICK HERE for info!
CLICK HERE for PCOA Calendar of Events
CLICK HERE for LAH Newsletters
Every month, Lend A Hand provides and distributes food items to senior neighbors. If you would like to receive free food, and/or other LAH services, or if you would like to help distribute the food, please call the LAH Coordinator at 520-248-6882.
LAH benefits when you
CLICK HERE to reach Amazon, selecting Lend A Hand Senior Assistance, Inc. as your charity.
Click here to learn more about the RTP and participate in its survey.
LAH Senior Writers' publication is available for online purchase and eBook format. CLICK HERE or contact Vicki, (520) 248-6882.
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