With the start of the new year in Illinois, State Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) is launching his first annual “Valentines for Seniors” card drive. To brighten the days of seniors and make sure they know they are a valued part of the community, Senator Chesney is asking students from public and private schools, church groups, scouting organizations, and other groups to create homemade cards that will be delivered to assisted living centers, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities across the 45th Senate District.
“Seniors are a special part of our community, and this card drive will show them they are appreciated and that we’re thinking of them,” said Chesney. “It just takes a few minutes to make a card or write an encouraging note, and that small gesture will make a big difference to our area’s seniors.”
Cards, poems, and other well-wishes will be collected between now and February 5 at Senator Chesney’s Freeport office, located at 50 W. Douglas Street, Suite 1001, Freeport, IL, 60132, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
“I hope we have a tremendous response to the project and are able to bring a great deal of joy to seniors living in assisted and nursing home settings throughout the 45th District.”