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The DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to announce the Elder Care Services Endowment Fund. Open to contributions from donors with a passion for senior citizens in DeKalb County, this Fund will provide a stable source of revenue for Elder Care Services of DeKalb County (ECS) to support them in their mission of assisting senior citizens and vulnerable adults of DeKalb County.
ECS aims to keep seniors and vulnerable adults safe, secure, and supported in the community for as long as possible. Their services include care management coordination, adult protective services, Medicare and Medicaid assistance, self-neglect services, referral assistance, money management services, Get Me To Monday Emergency Food Pantry Program for Seniors, emergency respite, financial assistance, emergency housing, in-home care, adult day care, automated medicine dispensing, emergency medical alert buttons, benefits access assistance for state and federal programs, emergency pet assistance/respite, information resources and more. ECS provides all of this assistance at no cost to their clients.
“Our goal for the future is to be a huge part of seniors lives and to support local residents through the aging process,” said Tara Russo, Executive Director, Elder Care Services of DeKalb County. “We want to support and assist, but also provide services to keep seniors safe, secure, and supported in the home and community they love. To celebrate our mission to the community with the purchase of a building and the development of our new Cognitive Support Program, we are partnering with local Chambers of Commerce in April 2021 to host ribbon cutting ceremonies.”
“We are honored to serve as an endowment partner with Elder Care Services to manage a Fund that will provide support to their critical mission serving seniors and other adults and their families,” said Community Foundation Executive Director Dan Templin.
Donations to any Fund at the Community Foundation, including the Elder Care Services Endowment Fund, can be made online at dekalbccf.org/donate, or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. For questions or to get started creating your own charitable Fund at the Community Foundation, please contact Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.