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Upcoming Events

October 23rd, 2014
ESPN Application for Grant Money Now Available

Applications may be submitted to any officer of Elgin Senior Providers Network. Requests will be reviewed by the ESPN Board and money will be awarded during the Holiday event.

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May 23rd, 2013
Medicare Update

HealthCare Choices Resource Center Bulletin April 19, 2013

April 1st, 2013
Save the Community Care Program

On March 15th, the Department on Aging exhausted the Community Care Program Appropriation. This has halted all bills submitted from home care providers from being submitted to the comptroller\'s office for payment.

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February 15th, 2013
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services is changing the Medical Card

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services is changing the Medical Card. The new paper card will not be replaced monthly.

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November 19th, 2012
State of Illinois Releases Winter Weather Preparedness Guide

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June 26th, 2012
Elgin Senior Providers Network Raises Money for Salvation Army Golden Diner

The Elgin Senior Providers Network recently raised $7,600 for the Salvation Army Golden Diners. The group divided into three teams for a little friendly competition. Members reached out to individuals and businesses in the community. On June 1, Major Ken Nicolai from the Salvation Army attended the ESPN Annual Friend to Seniors breakfast to receive the final donations. ESPN members also donated pet food for low income seniors who struggle to feed their cats and dogs.

The Salvation Army Golden Diners delivers hot nutritious meals to homebound seniors in the community. The home visits also serve as well being check for these seniors, many of which live alone. The meals and visits are free to low income seniors who qualify. The cost to provide these services is $35 per week per person, or $1,820 per year. At the time that the ESPN fundraiser was initiated, there were over 60 seniors in Kane County on the waiting list for meals.

April 30th, 2012
Elgin Senior Providers Network (ESPN) Helps Elgin Resident Get Much Needed Wheelchair Ramp

Elgin resident Alice Polock was unable to leave her home without the assistance of the Elgin Fire Department due to her dependence on a wheelchair as the result of multiple sclerosis. When Cherie Aschenbrenner (Elgin Elderly Service Officer) learned of this, she looked to area senior care providers that she knows through ESPN. She contacted Cindy Shaw at Home For Life Advantage who was able to assess Mrs. Polock’s needs and determine the appropriate type of lift that would enable her to get out safely. Following a fundraising campaign organized by the Fire Department, the money was raised and the lift was installed.

April 30th, 2012
Elgin Senior Providers Raising Money for the Salvation Army Golden Diners

The Elgin Senior Providers Network is currently involved in raising money to Feed The Seniors. Three teams of members are soliciting donations from area businesses to help provide hot, nutritious meals for homebound seniors in Kane and McHenry counties. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Liz Wiggins 630-803-1158 or

December 3rd, 2010
ESPN Awards Grants to Senior Providers
Elgin Moose Lodge
As part of their Annual Holiday Breakfast meeting, Board members of the Elgin Senior Providers Network announced that the following organizations would be awarded grants: Salvation Army Golden Diners $1000 Oak Crest Atrium (scholarships) $500 Elgin Moose Lodge $250 Senior Services (Holiday Mall) $150 Heritage Woods (Knitters Club) $100

June 21st, 2010
ESPN raises $644 for Senior Services Associates!
Landin Chiropractic
A TRUNK SHOW hosted by ESPN members and attended by Elgin Chamber residents raised $644 for Senior Services Associated

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