Pull out the Hawaiian shirt, or a grass skirt if you dare and join us for the Annual Mini-Golf LuauTournament and Picnic.
Join us for a Luau themed party with music, food, and fun! The evening includes Miniature Golf, Picnic Dinner with a Chocolate Volcano for Desert,
Beverages, Balloon Artist, Raffle Prizes, Top Golfer Jacket, Best Hawaiian attire prize, Deep Ocean Treasure Split the Pot – (50/50), Aloha Raffle, Hawaiian Rubber Duck Game, Aloha
Shower Cap/Cheetos game and more…..
Palm trees, tiki torches, and golf balls await…we’re having a luau, please don’t be late! All the fun will be happening at:
Mountain View Adventure Center
510 E. Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL
June 6th, 2017
(Rain date June 7th)
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
To purchase online tickets click here!
Or download the registration
Senior Citizens and the disabled living in Maine, Niles, New Trier, Evanston, or Northfield Townships are eligible for free services to help them maintain their independence. Currently, we have openings for responsible persons seeking additional income while assisting older seniors who find it more difficult to manage day-to-day living in their own residence.
Chore Aides are paid hourly to provide any of the following: light housekeeping duties, grocery shopping
assistance with light meal preparation, laundry and yard work. It’s also a way to be a
friend and companion to help overcome isolation and an advocate to encourage a healthier lifestyle.
The CHORE program is offered through the Center of Concern to further its mission to “provide
housing assistance, support services and counseling for seniors, disabled and others in need,
enabling them to live with dignity and independence.”
CHORE workers improve the daily lives of seniors who have made great contributions in
their lifetime and now require added assistance to safely remain in their homes. Hourly rate as of
5/1/2017 is $12.00.
To apply or inquire call our CHORE coordinator, Belinda at (847) 823-0453, email email@example.com
or click here to apply online.
The Center of Concern announced plans to celebrate National Volunteer Week, a time dedicated to demonstrating to the nation that by working together we can meet challenges and accomplish goals. The Center of Concern is planning to help homebound seniors on Saturday, April 29th with a Community Service Day by window washing, yard maintenance, and other tasks to help them maintain their independence.
Individuals, couples, families, groups of friends, student clubs, service organizations, businesses, companies, and organizations – all are welcome to volunteer. A continental breakfast, lunch, and volunteer t-shirt will be provided as well as the opportunity to give back to your community!
John McNabola, Executive Director of the Center of Concern said, “Our annual Service Day activity is a great opportunity to everyone in the community to come together and make the lives of our oldest generation stronger and more secure.”
Day: Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017, is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and demonstrating their collective power to make a difference. National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week.
Adults 55 and older residing in suburban Cook County can improve the lives of isolated seniors in their nearby communities and earn an income stipend. Senior Companion volunteers provide support and companionship to senior clients that may require additional assistance to continue living independently in their own homes. Senior Companion volunteers are matched with clients within their own communities who offer their assistance, companionship, and friendship.
If you are 55 years of age or older, enjoy working with seniors, and can commit to serving at least 15 hours per week in your community, please join us in learning more about this opportunity. Income-eligible volunteers receive an hourly, non-taxed stipend. All Senior Companion volunteers receive mileage reimbursement, pre-service and ongoing training sessions, and other benefits as funding allow.
The Center of Concern is hosting three informational sessions:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at the Park Ridge Library
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at the Des Plaines Public library
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at the Skokie Public Library
To RSVP or learn more about the Center of Concern Senior Companion Program Informational Sessions please contact Mary O’Reilly at 847-242-8010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community service. The Center of Concern is a non-profit social service agency providing services and housing solutions to seniors, the disabled and others in need, enabling them to live safely and independently.
On Saturday, March 11, 2017, the Center of Concern will host the annual Blarney Bash to kick off St. Patrick’s week festivities. The annual Bash will be held from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m., at Fountain Blue at 2300 Mannheim Road in Des Plaines. A light heart lives longest (so the Irish say), and so we’re having a party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and support the Center of Concern Concern.
This year’s event features the finest in Irish traditional music from America’s heartland – Chicago Reel and the famous Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band. Traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage, Dublin Freshly whipped Potatoes, Dingle Green Garden Salad, Cork Assorted Rolls, and delicious Cheesecake will be served, as well as a cash bar featuring some great Irish Beers, wine, and cocktails (soda and water are free). The popular “Shamrocks and Clovers” game, Pot O’ Gold – Split the Pot, Green Raffle, Live Painting, Live and Silent Auctions that include some great vacation destinations and more…..
If you “Table Up” you can “Ride in Style”. With a table purchase, your name will be automatically entered into the Blarney Bash “Ride in Style” pick up and drop off drawing. A limousine will drive you and your guests to and from your residence in Blarney Bash style. All table purchase names (everyone in your party) will be added into the Blarney Bash “Ride in Style” draw and one name will be drawn on March 1st and you will be contacted so you can plan to attend Blarney Bash in style.
“We are looking forward to wearing our green on March 11th to celebrate the luck of the Irish – Center of Concern style”, said John McNabola, Executive Director of the Center of Concern.
For more information, purchase tickets click here.