Introducing Partners in Care (PIC)

Mary Beth Fisher

Robson Ranch continues their efforts to bring to the community a resource list of neighbors willing to volunteer to offer assistance in times of need.

The idea came to Mary Beth Fisher, a retired nurse, as she stepped up to help several Robson Ranch neighbors and friends during their medical situations.

“Everyone said the same thing. ‘I am so sorry to bother you’ or ‘I am always calling you and I feel bad’.” She gathered Sandy Christensen, Linda Farestad and Geri Nagy to explore the idea of a group matching those with time and talents with those in need on a short term or one time basis. Fisher’s conclusion is, “We need to do this. The list of volunteers is meant to take away the ‘I hate to bother you’, if one can’t do it the next one can, just call them.

Partners in Care (PIC) plans to be up and running by March 1 and hopes to be an easy access on the HOA website. Forty volunteers have attended the formation meetings and if anyone is interested in volunteering they should contact marybeth5938@msn.com. If someone has need prior to the kick off they may call Mary Beth at 805-714-4108 and she will connect you with the help you need.

MISSION: To compose a list of Robson Ranch neighbors willing to stand up and say “here I am, use me” by sharing their time and talents with neighbors during periods of need.

VISION: To provide the Robson Ranch community a list of residents willing to step up and give assistance, relief or respite to their neighbors who choose to reach out and access them as a resource when they need short term or intermittent assistance.

CATEGORIES:

Companionship, meals, shopping, light home maintenance, pet care, transportation, errands, computer/smart devices set up, healthcare nursing or healthcare business issues, hospice and business resolutions