Syverson is partnering with local leaders to launch Valentines For Seniors Program

In an effort to lift the spirits of Illinois’ senior citizen community, State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) is partnering with Winnebago County Board Chairman Joe Chiarelli, Belvidere Mayor Mike Chamberlain and Representative Jeff Keicher to collect Valentine’s Day cards for their newly introduced Valentines For Seniors Program.

“Over the past few months, the COVID-19 health crisis has forced members of our most vulnerable communities to stay indoors and away from their friends and loved ones. The unfortunate consequence of doing everything possible to reduce the health risk for our senior citizen community is that many of our residents in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities have been left feeling isolated and alone,” said Sen. Syverson. “This program is about safely reaching out to our senior citizens and doing what we can to bring joy to a community who have felt extremely secluded during this pandemic.”

Syverson and his partners are encouraging churches, schools, and community members in Northern Illinois to send Valentine’s Day cards that can be dropped off or mailed to various locations throughout the 35th District. Once all the cards have been collected, they will be delivered to the various long-term care facilities in the district.

The collection of Valentine’s Day cards will run through Wednesday, February 10. Those wishing to participate will have the option to either mail their card or drop it off. For those choosing in-person delivery, please remember to maintain social distancing and to wear a mask when entering the office.

Mail-in or drop-off locations include:

Senator Dave Syverson
State of Illinois Building
200 S. Wyman, Suite 302
Rockford, IL 61101

555 S. Perryville Rd
Rockford, IL 61108

Chairman Joe Chiarelli
404 Elm St #533
Rockford IL 61101

Mayor Mike Chamberlain
City of Belivdere
401 Whitney Blvd
Belvidere Il 61008

Representative Jeff Keicher
158 W. State St
Sycamore, Il 60178​​
For more information or to arrange a separate drop-off time, call 815-987-7555 or e-mail 
Dave Syverson

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