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We have an exciting announcement! The Village of South Elgin, Elgin Community College, Kane Senior Council and Association for Individual Development (AID) have teamed-up to co-host a Senior Health and Wellness Fair, Friday, April 26 from 10am-2pm at Elgin Community College, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL. Along with free health screenings, break-out informational sessions, and 70-80 tables filled with agencies, not-for-profit groups and organizations serving local seniors, the event includes free admission, refreshments and raffle prizes. 

Scroll down for the list of health screenings, guest speakers, participating vendors and organizations, and a map/directions.

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Map and Directions: The Fair takes place on the ECC Campus and it's a beautiful spot adjacent to Lake Spartan with easy access to parking and restrooms. Click here for a map of the facility and easy directions to 1700 Spartan Drive, Building E. 

Health Screenings Available During Fair:
Blood pressure screenings, stroke risk assessments, and heart health education provided by Ascension Illinois Behavioral Health
Blood sugar screenings provided by Advocate Aurora Health
Vision screenings provided by Elgin Lions Club
Hearing screenings provided by HearingLife
Vaccinations (RSV, Tetanus, Covid, Pneumonia) provided by Elgin Walmart Pharmacy. To properly bill insurance for the vaccine, please print and complete the attached insurance attestation form available here or as a printed copy from South Elgin Village Hall.

Guest Presenters: 
Each session runs 20 minutes and take place one after another in the meeting room behind the Welcome Station
10:15am: Alzheimers Awareness by Rebecca Santana and Hadi Finerty of Alzheimers Association
10:40am: Proving Meals and More by Kane Senior Council
11:05am: Insights from the Senior Liaison for the City of Elgin, Cherie Aschenbrenner
11:30am: The Importance of Having Advocates in Your Journey of Aging by Rebecca Evans of All Senior Options
11:55am: Estate Planning by Heather McCollum of Lavelle Law
12:20pm: Dementia Awareness by Allison Green and Dena Fischer of Assisted Living Locators
12:45pm: Senior Cognitive Vitality by Vanessa Vasquez of Sahara Home Care
1:10pm: Elgin Township resources and Services by Ken Bruderle of Elgin Twp

Vendor Tables: Scroll down to see the list of valuable and important agencies participating in the Health and Wellness Fair (shown by table number)!

  1. Aetna Better Health of Illinois
  2. Association for Individual Development (AID)
  3. All Senior Options and NAIPC
  4. Alzheimer's Association
  5. Ambient Homecare, LLC.
  6. Ariano Hardy Ritt Nyuli Richmond Lytle & Goettel P.C.
  7. Arlene Santiago Coaching LLC
  8. CarePatrol
  9. Chapters Living of Bartlett
  10. Chinese Mutual Aid Association
  11. City of Elgin (three tables)
  12. Comfort Keepers
  13. Crazy Eyebrows Crochet
  14. Dragonfly Senior Navigation Services LLC
  15. Assisted Living Locators
  16. Dementia Friendly Elgin Area
  17. Gail Borden Public Library District
  18. Dundee Township Park District
  19. Fox River Valley Public Library District
  20. Ecker Center for Behavioral Health
  21. Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital-Outreach
  22. Elderday Center
  23. Elderwerks Educational Services
  24. Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce
  25. Elgin Area Men’s Shed Inc.
  26. Elgin History Museum
  27. Explore Elgin Area
  28. Elgin Community College – Continuing Education Department
  29. Elgin Community College – Arts Center
  30. Elgin Lions Club
  31. Elgin Master Chorale
  32. Elgin Township
  33. ERG Elite Remodeling Group
  34. Finishing Well
  35. Food For Greater Elgin
  36. Fox Valley United Way
  37. Hanover Township Aging Services
  38. Harmony Care Home Services, Inc.
  39. Heritage Woods of South Elgin
  40. Homewatch CareGivers
  41. Honor Flight Chicago
  42. Honoring Aging
  43. Illinois Attorney General’s Office
  44. Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
  45. Illinois Department on Aging
  46. Kane County Coroner's Office
  47. Kane County Health Department
  48. Kane County Recycling Program
  49. Kane County Treasurer's Office
  50. Kane Senior Council (2 tables)
  51. Lavelle Law
  52. LifeSmart Senior Services
  53. Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program
  54. North West Housing Partnership
  55. Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists
  56. Oak St. Health
  57. Prairie State Legal Services
  58. Promedica Arden Courts Geneva
  59. Representative Anna Moeller
  60. Representative Suzanne Ness
  61. Ride in Kane
  62. River Glen of St. Charles
  63. Sahara Homecare
  64. Senator Christina Castro
  65. Seniors Blue Book
  66. Senior Services Associates
  67. Senior Solutions
  68. Senior Tech Support
  69. South Elgin Parks & Recreations (2 tables)
  70. Charles Public Library
  71. Support Over Stigma, Inc.
  72. WRMN Radio host Steve Thoren
  73. The Irie Cup
  74. The Woodlands at Canterfield
  75. Three Bees Honey Farms LLC
  76. Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County
  77. VNA Health Care
Save the date and join us. And continue to visit southelgin.com/AgeFriendly for updates and additional information. See you April 26!



About Age-Friendly South Elgin

The Village of South Elgin has launched two different but parallel initiatives to build a more age-friendly community!

We were selected as one of five communities in Chicagoland (along with Aurora, Carol Stream, South Holland and Schiller Park) to participate in the Aging in a Changing Region program. As a selected community by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus with funding by the Retirement Research Foundation, the program evaluates and develops recommendations regarding how South Elgin can support older adult residents as they Age-in-Community.

In addition, South Elgin became the first municipality in Kane County recognized by AARP as an Age-Friendly Community! The population of South Elgin is growing in diversity and in the number of older adults. The US Census Bureau predicts that by 2030, twenty percent of the US population will be age 65 or older. South Elgin’s projected numbers look quite similar. As a result of this shift in population, communities like ours face new issues and opportunities requiring attention, such as: 

  • Services/facilities not designed for older residents
  • Aging housing stock and aging homeowners with more limited resources for maintenance and upkeep
  • Changing transportation needs
  • Different concerns about personal safety and usage of first responder services
  • Increased interest in civic engagement and social connections
Through both of these initiatives, the Village commits to: establishing a way to include older residents in all stages of age-friendly planning and implementation; conduct a needs assessment through surveys and focus group meetings; develop an action and evaluation plan based on assessment results; work toward achieving the identified goals. 

Thank you to the 257 people who completed our recent Age-in-Community questionnaire! The Village Board of Trustees and Village staff will review the compiled results to determine next steps toward building an age-friendly community. To see the full survey results and evaluation, please click here.

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