DECEMBER 5, 2013, Thursday, 8:30 am
Monrovia Community Center
119 West Palm Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016
on the proposed by-law changes and election of officers for
Café hosted by the Monrovia Providers Group
Group will present its first Care Café on March
20, 2014, 10:30-1:30 at the Monrovia Community Center.
is an opportunity for enrichment and engagement for people
over 50 with care needs or memory problems and for their care
partners (of any age). We invite caregivers and those they
care for to attend this event. We will serve light refreshments
and lunch. There is a suggested donation of $5. Please RSVP
to the Community Center at (626) 256-8246
JOEL OLSEN AWARD APPLICATION
As many of you know, it is an annual tradition to present
an award to a member of Monrovia Providers Group in honor
of Joel Olen. Mr. Olsen was a member of the Monrovia community
who worked tirelessly for the benefit of seniors. The award
was established by his family after his untimely and premature
Past recipients of the Joel Olsen award include Mary Margaret
Rolf, Raoul Pascual and Amy Graley. The award is presented
each year by his widow. This year's presentation will be on
January 10, 2014, at the MPG's Winter on Sunset event.
If there is someone who you would like to nominate, please
use the form at the bottom. Nominations must be received by
November 20, 2013.
CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION
FORM and GUIDELINES
Behind the Scenes:
INCIDENT: On March 2012, through the
Monrovia Providers Group Facebook account, someone from Texas
contacted us and asked if we could help her check on a loved
one located here in Monrovia, CA. She was concerned about
her well-being and she did not have the resources to check
on her friend. Doug Edwards, MPG President and Amy Graley
of Santa Anita Family Services, pulled their resources together
and located her friend Judy, who is now being monitored through
INCIDENT: Through the MPG blog, someone
had averted a potential scam. Jason was about to sign up for
a monthly subscription to the Family Savings Club when he
became suspicious and searched for "scam warnings"
and found our blog.
INCIDENT: The Monrovia Providers
Group is not after news headlines. Instead it chooses to help
seniors quietly. Much of the MPG's charity work goes unnoticed
by the general public. So it was a heartwarming surprise to
receive this letter from one of the recipients of our work.
This is what the Monrovia Providers Group is all about.
on the image for enlargement of the actual letter. The
name and address have been blocked out to protect the
Letter of Thanks to the Monrovia Providers Group
I cannot find the words to tell you how grateful
I am to you for providing the funds to purchase a new
bed. I am experiencing a very difficult time financially.
Having to replace my bed was an unexpected and an added
financial hardship. You came through for me and I appreciate
My wife has cancer and her condition has worsened
so that she can hardly walk. I take care of her and
have to physically assist her with all her needs. I
have acute arthritis in my neck and back and a good
night's sleep is essential for me to be able to assist
her. Now with a new bed, I will rest better and feel
Again, thank you for helping us and making a difference
in our lives.