Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Home Instead Senior Care, which has a Grayslake office, is seeking nominations for outstanding senior volunteers.
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Tuesday, January 29
Do you know an outstanding senior volunteer? Home Instead, Inc., franchiser of the Home Instead Senior Care network, which includes an office in Grayslake, is seeking nominations for its Salute to Senior Service program, which honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. "We all know seniors who do so much for our community," said Cindy Madson, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Grayslake. "These silent heroes give selflessly, expecting nothing in return. And yet, their contributions often make a difference not only to the organizations they serve, but in changing how the public views growing older." Nominations will be accepted between Feb. 1…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Economic Development Commission grants the award for exceptional efforts in supporting economic development in Grayslake.
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Wednesday, January 16
Resident Madeline Lipka was recently selected by the Village of Grayslake Economic Development Commission as the 2012 recipient of its Volunteer of the Year Award. Lipka served in many capacities with the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce from 1994 to 2011, including president. In addition to her work with the chamber, Lipka has been an active figure in the Lake County community as president and CEO of Community Trust Credit Union. “Madeline’s dedication and service, not only to the Chamber of Commerce, but also to the community, has greatly benefited economic development in Grayslake,” said Phil Harris, Chairman of the Economic Development Commission. The Volunteer of the Year Award, presented annually by the Economic Development Commission, …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Join your friends and neighbors in the Gray's Lake Clean Up, today June 9. Kids can have fun hunting for treasure chests and "gold" coins.
Dont miss the Gray's Lake Clean Up and Treasure Hunt today Saturday, June 9. Volunteers can check in between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Jones Island Park. They will get a free T-shirt and be assigned to a work crew with other residents, friends and neighbors. From 9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m., volunteers will clean up the lake and the shoreline. From 11:30 a.m. to noon, they will take photos of the work crews and award the Treasure Hunt prizes. Pizza and hot dogs will be served. The Grayslake Park District event is sponsored by: The event takes place rain or shine, but it looks like it will be a perfectly sunny day for this event.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
CASA volunteer notes the rewards of being a court-appointed advocate for minors.
Six years ago, Libertyville resident Jim Sayre had just retired when he decided to volunteer for a nonprofit called CASA. “I had been in the pharmaceutical industry for most of my life,” he said, explaining how he was immediately attracted to the organization’s mission statement after he first learned about it during a company luncheon. CASA stands for court-appointed special advocate, and Sayre wanted to join its ranks. When a minor is taken from their home because of abuse or neglect, CASA tries to help the child within the juvenile court system. A judge assigns a volunteer who advocates in the child's best interests. While CASA is a national organization, Lake County’s branch is based out of Deerfield and has 225 volunteers serving …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The last-minute volunteers can call nursing homes to visit and share holiday memories.
The holidays can be a lonely time for elderly people living in nursing homes. Visiting with nursing home residents is one of the best volunteer activities in the weeks before Christmas, said Rebecca Stiemke, director of the United Way of McHenry County Volunteer Center. "People don't often think of nursing homes," Stiemke said. "Anybody who wants to volunteer over the holiday can contact a retirement home. They have residents without families who would really enjoy a holiday visit to share photos and share Christmas stories." Stiemke suggests calling the activity director at a local nursing home to set up a visit. She said visitors should bring a photo album with holiday pictures to stimulate conversation. "Almost anybody can start a …