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Apr 6th

Plaque Painting Craft Night – May 2nd

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RSVP for our next craft night event.

The plaques we are doing for this event are custom to what YOU want them to be. Everyone will be provided one plaque which you can then paint any way you like. Then you will be able to customize what else you on the plaque. Send us a picture, saying, or phrase exactly the way you want to see it. Our amazing and talented volunteer instructor, Deb Cadena has offered to help make your creation your own. Maybe you see a great saying on a t-shirt or similar item in a store with a phrase you prefer. Take a picture with your phone and email it to us so Deb can work her magic to prepare your art for the event. We want you to leave happy with your creation! The plaques are 7 x 7 in size and perfect little piece for a mantle or shelf in your home or at work!

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Call the office today and let us know you can join us 815-455-3120. Spaces are limited.

Plaque Painting Craft Night

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RSVP required. Please submit one registration for each person attending.

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Mar 30th

“Spring Into Some Green” 50/50 CA$H RAFFLE

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Spring has sprung and so has our 2018 fundraising season! Many of you received a letter in the mail notifying you of this amazing opportunity to win 50% of the net proceeds of what is raised through this campaign. If you are interested in purchasing additional tickets, they are only $5.00 each and can be purchased in the office or through our website for a recommended donation of $5.00 for each ticket.

Please help us get the word out by sharing our link with friends and family.  You can also come in and purchase some The winner does not need to be present to win and the winning ticket will be drawn May 1st and posted live on Facebook that day.

Remember, the more donations we get, the more money the winner gets! So, think Spring and one of you lucky folks will be rolling in green.

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Mar 6th

Thank You Mary Jo!

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Feb 14th

FREE Home Energy Assesments from ComEd

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ComEd customers have opportunities to reduce energy usage with a FREE energy assessment that includes free and discounted products for your home. ComEd has partnered with your natural gas utility to bring electric and natural gas savings to you.

Homeowners, call 1-855-433-2700 to schedule your assessment.

Check out the website for more details!

FREE Energy-Saving Products

Homeowners can reduce energy use with FREE installation of the following FREE products:

  • ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs
  • Programmable thermostats
  • WaterSense® certified showerheads
  • WaterSense certified faucet aerators for bathrooms and kitchens
  • Hot water pipe insulation
  • Advanced power strips*

* Advanced power strips are also available for free to eligible customers but will not be installed.

More Options

ecobee4 and ecobee3 lite smart thermostats are available for purchase at a discount during the assessment and include FREE installation. Only smart thermostats purchased during the assessment are eligible for installation.

ComEd also offers rebates for other smart thermostat options. View the Smart Thermostat Rebates pageto review qualifications for rebate options.

Questions? View the Home Energy Assessment FAQs.

FREE Personalized Report

During your FREE assessment, you will also receive a personalized report identifying additional ways to save.

Eligibility

Owners of single-family homes, two-flats, condos and townhomes are eligible. Renters in these building types are also eligible, with permission from their landlord.

Products must be installed by the energy advisor, and the energy advisor will not move furniture. The energy advisor will not install the energy-saving products if they are not confident they can install them safely or without damaging property. LED bulbs will be installed only in fixtures with existing incandescent or halogen bulbs that are in use for at least two hours per day.

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Feb 12th

February Newsletter

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Feb 9th

SNOW DAY – Office Closed 2/9/2018

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Due to the amount of snow we got last night, I have closed the SCVN office. Today, 2/9/2018, the staff will be working safely from their homes. The office phones will be checked regularly. We ask that if you are calling in a request, that you please just leave your name and telephone number. Someone will return your call as soon as we are able.

IF you have an emergency, please dial 911 immediately.

Sorry for any inconvenience.♥

~Sarah Schrempf
Executive Director

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Jan 24th

Welcome SCVN’s Newest Board Member, Gina O’Connor

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A passion for serving and connecting families to services is what motivates Gina in career and volunteer opportunities.

After graduating with a Masters Degree in Family Studies from Kent State University, Gina has worked in several roles (Activities Director, Social Worker, and Admission Director) in the senior health care field for over 15 years.  Currently,  Gina works as the Director of Marketing for Wauconda Care, Transitional and Rehabilitative Services.  Serving as a Care Pastor for Willow Crystal Lake and President of the McHenry County Task Force on Aging are areas that allow Gina to reach out to the community and connect, educate and serve others in need.

Gina sees her role on the Board of Directors for the Senior Care Volunteer Network as an opportunity to ensure that the safety and well being needs of seniors in the McHenry County area are being met.  “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world” is an important motivating quote to Gina, SCVN is an agency that allows Gina to ensure that every senior has “That One”.

Gina lives in Lakewood with her husband and three daughters; she enjoys traveling, fitness, and spending time with family.

 

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Jan 23rd

SCVN recieves grant from the Mental Health Resource League

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On January 22nd,  SCVN was awarded a grant of $16,632.00 by the Mental Health Resource League (MHRL) McHenry County. This grant will go to fund the SCVN Office Coordinator position. This role is vital to the daily operation of the organization. With 724 upcoming service requests currently in our database and 400+ calls per month coming into the office, this position is critical to maintain daily operations. SCVN is grateful to the MHRL for supporting this much needed positon. The MHRL leadership has the unique understanding that grants to fund positions like this one, is not only necessary, it is mission critical.

Taken directly from the MHRL website: “The Mental Health Resource League for McHenry County was founded in 1967 as an auxillary to the McHenry Mental Health Center. MHRL broadened its scope in 1967 to give financial aid to mental health-related agencies in McHenry County. The all-volunteer league has a membership of over 100 men and women who raise funds to help McHenry County mental health agencies supply the services needed in areas such as crisis hotlines, youth programs, abuse, addictions and developmental disabilities.

In 1969, the first Fair Diddley® Craft Show netted $500 for the agencies. During the January, 2018 Annual Meeting, the League will award nearly $210,000 from the proceeds of our 2017 Fair and Fall Diddley® shows!. Eighteen McHenry County agencies will receive grant funds during this meeting.

Since it’s inception in 1967, MHRL has awarded over $5.7 million to our various McHenry County agencies.”

SCVN is truly grateful for the good work the MHRL is doing and the ongoing support of our program. With this grant, SCVN can continue to combat the isolation and depression that would surely increase without its no-cost services. SCVN volunteers provide life-essential and life-enriching rides for those who would otherwise be stranded at home with little opportunity to get to their appointments. There are many seniors in McHenry County that have no family, no transportation, or live in an area of the county where public transportation is not available. SCVN fills these gaps in services so the area seniors can do what any other driving seniors are able to do; which lends to a better quality of life. SCVN appreciates that the MHRL recognizes the importance of the senior friendly visits the volunteers make to their homes so they feel less alone. SCVN appreciates that the MHRL knows how important it is for a senior woman to get her hair done and spend time being social with other people. All of the no-cost services provided by SCVN lend to a better quality of life, which is arguably vital for good mental health.

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Jan 12th

January 2018 Newsletter

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Dec 19th

Now Hiring

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No positions available at this time. if you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Karina Maksimova at 815-455-3120 or at [email protected]

 

 

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