• Thursday, July 20, Arrowhead
    Mini Expo Hosted by the Women In Business

    Presentation from
    Tammy Pressley, Northwestern Medicine

  • In this week's Two-Minute Drill, Illinois Chamber of
    Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch
    speaks on the last week of special session and key items
    the Chamber is looking for in a final budget package.

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  • Featured Member of the Week

    September 5 - 11th  2016

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  • Visit ESSE Online!

  •             ESSE Adult Day Services is a special organization made up of selfless and caring volunteers and staff.  They provide adult day services where they not only care for older adults, but also encourage them to be the best they can in terms of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.  The Latin word “esse” actually means “to be” and at ESSE, they put that word into action. Everyday there are opportunities to socialize and participate in meaningful activities. 

                In 1982 a small group of church volunteers founded ESSE with a dedication to serving seniors in their community.  It began at one church and has now expanded to three sites.  Bringing a family member or friend to ESSE creates a sense of comfort and peace for all parties.  Your loved one will be in a safe and nurturing environment and you as the caregiver can receive some much-needed respite care. 

                Each day there are a variety of activities.  Some of those include: current events, table games, chair exercises, music, art, and discussions.  ESSE builds a sense of community for older adults.  The staff and volunteers at ESSE try to make days special by celebrating holidays, birthdays, and bringing in special guests. Your loved one can experience ESSE for either a half or full day.  It’s easy to join and both food and supplies are all included. 

                Wanting to volunteer with ESSE? They’re always looking for caring individuals to help!  Any age can help and you can help as much as you would like.  As a volunteer, you can help with a variety of projects from crafts to reading to games.  If you have a unique skill or story, the seniors would love to here it.  Every volunteer activity is focused around serving the older adults and encouraging them to be all that they can be.

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