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Senior Services Center Honors Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission for Contributions

New Lenox, IL (March 24, 2014)— The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service from the Senior Services Center of Will County at the Center’s Mardi Gras dinner on March 4 at Harrah’s Joliet Casino.  This Certificate honors the $32,000 grant the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission gave to the Senior Services Center to provide additional programs to enhance the lives of area senior citizens. 

“The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission is honored to receive the Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service from the Senior Services Center of Will County,” said Margie Woods, Chair of the Healthy Community Commission. “We are proud to work together with Senior Services to improve the quality of life for area residents, particularly those of senior citizens.” 

Photo: Pictured are Rev. Herbert Brooks, Board Member of the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission; Donna Yack, Director, Continuum of Care Services for Silver Cross Hospital; Pat Hensley, Executive Director of Services Center of Will County; and Margie Woods, Chair of the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission; receive a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service from the Senior Services Center of Will County at the Mardi Gras dinner on March 4. Put the money in the first paragraph.

This certificate recognizes organizations that have supported the Senior Services Center of Will County’s mission to enhance the lives of Will County’s senior population through its services and programs. 

In addition to the $32,000 grant, Silver Cross Hospital has provided the following services for several years to the Senior Services Center of Will County including nutrition program, quarterly blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings, stroke kits, colon cancer kits, and educational programs about heart disease. In addition, Silver Cross Home Health and Senior Services employees have served as board members for the Senior Services Center of Will County. 

About the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission

The purpose of Silver Cross’s Healthy Community Commission (HCC) is essentially to coordinate and enhance existing programs for workforce development, education and business growth with a focus on health care and construction. One of the not-for-profit organization’s main goals is to create a stronger, healthier future for Joliet and the rest of Will County.  

About Senior Services Center of Will County

The Senior Services Center of Will County is dedicated to enhancing the lives of Will County's growing senior population.  As a not-for profit agency 501(c)(3), Senior Services Center has been providing services and programs to the area's senior citizens and their families since 1967. The Center's mission is to enhance the quality of life for older persons, help maintain the wellness and the independence of older persons, and to help avoid or lessen isolation and loneliness. This is being accomplished through a variety of interactive programs, classes, activities, and rewarding volunteer opportunities. For more information, call 815-723-9713. 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a new 289-bed acute care hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox and 8 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).  Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.

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