MARCH FOR MEALS CAMPAIGN

Today I participated in the national March for Meals campaign, which is an annual event, sponsored by Meals On Wheels America. It is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger, isolation and to celebrate the invaluable services provided through Meals on Wheels and other programs. I reported to the Westmont Park District where I was welcomed by Libni Borras, Director of Nutrition Services for the DuPage Senior Citizens Council. You can learn more about Meals on Wheels here.

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I was paired up with Ruth who has been working with Meals on Wheels for the past 12 years. We delivered meals to six residents. We delivered one hot meal and a meal for later in the day.  Each person was happy to see us. They greeted us with a smile and conversation.

DuPage Senior Citizens Council provides invaluable services to senior citizens that allow the elderly to live their lives in dignity. In-Home Services include: daily delivery of nutritional meals to the homebound, widely known as Meals on Wheels; our daily Well Being Check Program that provides health and safety checks to seniors by volunteers during their meal deliveries; and the Minor Home Repair Program that helps make it possible for older individuals to remain in their homes by assisting with basic home maintenance.

Community Services include: the operation of our network of county-wide Community Dining sites that serve seniors a nutritious meal, along with an opportunity to socialize with other seniors in a friendly setting; our Health & Wellness Program in which seniors receive informative dietary and health-related educational materials prepared by experts; and Chore Days, a popular program partnering seniors, individual volunteers and those from schools and local civic organizations. Together, Chore Days partners brighten homes and neighborhoods by helping with outside chores such as raking leaves, gardening, trimming shrubs, and other yard tasks.  You can learn more about the DRCC here .

 

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Linda and Ruth DuPage Senior Citizens Council

 

DuPage County Announces 2017 Scholarship Program

DUPAGE COUNTY
NEWS RELEASE
421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187 (630) 407-6060
Website: www.dupageco.org Twitter: @dupagecounty Facebook: DuPage County Board

For Immediate Release Contact: Evan Shields
March 13, 2017 Public Information Officer

Wheaton – The DuPage County Department of Community Services is offering college and occupational training scholarships for low-income individuals with high academic potential.

The Community Services Block Grant scholarship supplements the cost of tuition, books, supplies and other school-related items for a semester or a quarter to offset the student’s needs. This scholarship is funded and designed in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Applicants are required to provide proof of DuPage County residency, gross household income for the past 90 days and information about members living in the household. Income for the household must be at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level. Applicants must also include a 500-word original essay or personal statement, official school transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a Financial Aid Audit (financial aid award letter) and proof of enrollment in an Illinois accredited institution.

The scholarship award amounts will vary this year from $500 to $1,500 and special consideration is given to students interested in high-technology fields or other occupations in emerging fields.

Applications are available at the DuPage County Department of Community Services Office, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, or online at www.dupageco.org/CSBG. Completed applications and support documents must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017.

For more information, contact the DuPage County Department of Community Services at (630) 407-6500, or call the toll free number at (800) 942-9412. TTY access is available at (630) 407-6502.

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COMMITTEE SCHEDULE Week of March 13-17, 2017

All Meetings are held at 421 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton

COMMITTEE DATE TIME LOCATION

Finance                                   3/14                 8:00 AM  County Board Room

Economic Development    3/14                8:45 AM   3-500A

Technology                            3/14                9:00 AM  County Board Room

Legislative                             3/14                9:15 AM    3-500A

County Board                        3/14               10:00 AM  County Board Room

ADDITIONAL MEETINGS

Emergency Telephone System Board      3/14     8:40 AM    3-500B

Sheriff’s Merit Commission                       3/16     8:30 AM    3-500A

Election Commission                                   3/17    3:00 PM    3-500A

You can find meeting agendas and minutes here .

DUPAGE ELECTION COMMISSION IS LOOKING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO ASSIST WITH APRIL 4th ELECTION

DUPAGE COUNTY
NEWS RELEASE
421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Website: www.dupageco.org

Twitter: @dupagecounty

Facebook: DuPage County Board

For Immediate Release Contact: Joan Olson Evan Shields
March 7, 2017
DuPage Election Commission Seeking High School Workers for April 4 Election

Wheaton – The DuPage County Election Commission is seeking assistance from high school students during the April 4 Consolidated General Election.

Student workers will be needed from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Election Commission office, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton. Students will need to provide a driver’s license, state ID card or student ID card and their Social Security Number.

Student workers will be paid $8.25 per hour. Interested students should send their name, phone number and email address to Lori Heipp at lori.heipp2@dupageco.org.