PRESS RELEASES

Listed below are press releases letting you know about what is happening in our community that we are participating in or groups and organizations that are helping Elderday by volunteering, fundraising or in other creatives ways.
City of St. Charles Raises Money for Elderday

ELDERDAY CENTER TO RECEIVE DONATIONS
FROM CITY OF ST. CHARLES EMPLOYEES AND RETAILERS
 
Batavia:  The City of St. Charles employees will be holding a special fundraiser to benefit Elderday Center during the month of October. The City chose Elderday this year to help them continue serving seniors with day memory care to help enhance their quality of life, cognition and overall wellness.  To close out the month, a bake sale will be held on October 27th at City Hall from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm with a raffle also included. Some of the raffle prizes include Arcada theatre tickets; lunch with Mayor Ray Rogina; a basket of goodies from local merchants including Colonial Ice Cream; a gift certificate from Shakou; a gift basket and certificate for services from Sojourn Hair Salon and more.  Raffle tickets are $3 each or 4 /$10.

This event, called “Elderday Senior Salute” is part of Elderday Center’s program where a company, organization or individual holds a promotion, event or sale to benefit Elderday’s seniors.  Lori Hewitt, Executive Director of Elderday Center worked with Lynn Creedon, Benefits Coordinator of the City to put together this program as a way of giving back to the community.

All proceeds will benefit Elderday and will be used towards the programming activities for their clients. Elderday specializes in day memory care and uses an abundance of therapeutic activities to help participants retain a sense of independence and enjoy life.  Elderday’s services benefit those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy Body Dementia and other cognitive impairments. Those suffering from loneliness, isolation, anxiety and depression benefit tremendously from their services as well.

You can help by stopping by the City of St. Charles during the month of October, and making a donation to support seniors in the Tri-City Area.  “Partnering with local community merchants and businesses is what this program is all about,” stated Hewitt from Elderday.  “It is inspiring how the community gets involved to help our seniors.”  

Elderday Center is a nonprofit organization that is committed to providing quality day services, promoting independence for older adults and providing support and education for their caregivers. Businesses interested in partnering with Elderday can contact Lori Hewitt, Executive Director at (630) 761-9750. To learn more about Elderday Center, please visit www.elderdaycenter.org.

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Geneva History Museum
Annual Giving Trees

Visit our Feature Gallery during the holidays with fourteen Christmas trees decorated by local charities.  Vote for your favorite with dollar donations here on the website or at the Museum.  The tree that receives the most votes wins 100% of the money received.  All other charities split their earnings 50/50 with the Geneva History Museum.  Winner will be announced by 4 p.m., Saturday, December 23.

Elderday Center will be having a decorated Tree on display.  Please come to visit and vote for the Elderday tree!

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