“Ein Prosit!” Get ready for the Annual Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest Logo Center of Concern 2017

“Ein Prosit!” Get ready for the Annual Oktoberfest! –  Partner of the Decade Award to Highlight Event.

Oktoberfest Logo Center of Concern 2017

The Center of Concern’s annual fall celebration, Oktoberfest, is scheduled for Saturday, September 30, 2017 and will be held fr0m 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Park Ridge Country Club.

Oktoberfest will be a fun night of community support, friends, Authentic German buffet dinner, German Beer Garden, Photo Booth, Silent and Live Auctions, Cash Bar, German Raffle, 50/50 raffle, games (Hofbrauhaus Strong Arm Competition, Balloon Pop, 10X Envelope), awards presented for outstanding leadership and live music featuring the Frank “K” Trio! They play all the traditional German songs with vocals to include songs in German and some special serenades for Oktoberfest attendees.

The 2017 Center of Concern Community Awards will be presented for outstanding contributions to the Center of Concern and the Community. To begin commemoration of our 40th Anniversary in 2018, we will also present the first of two Partners of the Decade awards. Our 2017 Awardees are:

Ms. Sharon Bollinger, Park Ridge – Volunteer of the Year
Nancy Geraci, Park Ridge – Volunteer of the Year
Adrienne Timm, St. Paul of the Cross, Park Ridge – Dee Heinrich Award
Senator Laura Murphy, Des Plaines – Excellence in Leadership Award
Des Plaines Public Library, Des Plaines – Partner of the Year
20th Century Club of Park Ridge – Partner of the Year
Abra Prentice Foundation, Chicago – Partner of the Year
Auxiliary of the Center of Concern – Partner of the Decade

Join us at 6:00 for the German Beer Garden Reception!

“There are lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest…the steins of beer, the lederhosen, the music, and the food,” said Mary Massari of Des Plaines, the Volunteer Chair of the event. “It’s a great night to meet up with friends and neighbors, enjoy a fun evening out, and raise money for an organization that helps so many seniors in our communities.”
General admission tickets are $60 in advance, $115 for a couple, table of 8 is $440, and table of 10 is $500. Tickets are $75 at the door. For information or to purchase tickets click here or contact the Center of Concern at 847-823-0453 or email concern@centerofconcern.org.

Coffee, Classics, and Connections will be held Saturday, September 23rd

Coffee, Classics and Conn logo 2017

 

Pictures from a recent car show

The Annual classic car show – Coffee, Classics, and Connections will be held Saturday, September 23rd.  The Center of Concern has teamed up with Glenview Bank & Trust, Mariano’s, Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook and others to sponsor Coffee, Classics & Connections, a networking and family event featuring classic cars!

Coffee, Classics, and Connections will be held in the Glenview Bank & Trust parking lot (99 Waukegan Road) in Glenview from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

“Folks from all walks of life enjoy seeing the old cars and talking with car owners about the history and legacy behind the cars,” said John McNabola, Executive Director of the Center of Concern. “It’s a unique and fun time that brings all ages and families together”.

Michael K. Moylan, Vice President at Glenview Bank and Trust said, ‘We are excited to host Coffee, Classics, and Connections again this year!  In addition to the classic cars you come out for a free cup of coffee, get your flu shot, purchase Kiwanis Pretzels or learn about the many services provided to Older Adults in the community”.

Coffee, Classics, and Connections is open to all ages and is free.  For more information click here.

Community Service Day – Volunteer on Sept. 16th!

Center of Concern Community Service Day September 2017 logo

Center of Concern Community Service Day September 2017 logo

Volunteers needed for Community Service Day – Volunteer to help a home bound older Adult on September 16th

The Center of Concern announced the annual fall Community Service Day to help home bound older Adults to be held Saturday, September 16th, 2017 with window washing, yard maintenance, and other tasks to help them maintain their independence.

Individuals, couples, and families, groups of friends, student clubs, service organizations, businesses, companies, and organizations – all are welcome to volunteer. Coffee, Juice, and a Volunteer T-Shirt will be provided with this opportunity to give back to your community!

John McNabola, Executive Director of the Center of Concern said, “Our annual Fall Service Day activity is a great opportunity for everyone in the community to come together and interact with older adults to enable them to feel stronger and more secure in their homes.”

Day:  Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer online click here, call Carol at 847-823-0453, or email concern@centerofconcern.org.