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The Monthly Meeting of the SHNA
The next monthly meeting of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association will be held February 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Himmel Park Library.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise announced, Board Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Look for minutes of recent meetings on the Minutes/Agendas page.
Sam Hughes Maps
Reorganization Of Sam Hughes Cares Program
PLEASE NOTE: Sam Hughes Cares has transitioned the "Seniors Cares program" to: https://www.icstucson.org/caregiving-services. If you or a senior you know needs medical transport or light housekeeping, friendly phone calls/visits, yard work, please call ICS at (520) 297-6049.
By Carolyn Classen
meetings were held in September and October 2006 by Sam Hughes neighbors and
board members, along with Pima Council On Aging (PCOA) outreach coordinator Carol
Ostrander to revive and reorganize the Sam Hughes Cares for Seniors
Program. This program was started in January 2005 with a grant from
United Way to set up the program, hire a program coordinator, do a neighborhood
wide survey, print brochures, train volunteers, and identify clients.
Current funding for the Neighbors Care Alliance program of PCOA is from Pima
County, the City of Tucson and community partners.
Transit Reimbursement for Sam Hughes Cares for Seniors Project
by Carolyn Classen
Since January 2007, Pima Council on Aging (through the Regional has Transportation Authority plan passed by voters in May, 2006) has been reimbursing Neighbors Care Alliance volunteers for mileage at 48.5 cents per mile. Mileage reimbursement increased to 50.5 cents a mile in January 2008 and changed to 45 cents per mile beginning March 1, 2009. These are volunteers helping transport seniors to medical/dental appointments and other errands, including picking up food boxes. Our Sam Hughes Cares for Seniors project has been providing such services and others (grocery shopping, light housekeeping, dog walking) to Seniors in our neighborhood since November 1, 2006.
If you would like to receive services please call 561-0113. Any questions about the SHCFS program can be directed to SHNA board member Carolyn Classen at 327-7609.