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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Johnna Kelly 630-407-6022

Thursday, January 29, 2015

DuPage Convalescent Center Encourages Community to Send Valentines Wishes to Residents

The DuPage Convalescent Center is offering the community an opportunity to send Valentine wishes to residents who reside at the facility.

Last year, more than 800 heart-shaped helium balloons decorated the corridors and rooms of the Center on Valentine’s Day. Volunteers and staff delivered the balloons to the more than 350 residents living at the Center, brightening the day and bringing lots of smiles along the way.

“We look forward to continuing this tradition again this year,” said Robert Larsen, DuPage County Health and Human Services chairman. “Every year, Valentine’s Day gives us an additional opportunity to warm the hearts of the many elderly and disabled individuals who live here in our community.”

Balloons will be delivered to residents on Friday, Feb. 13.

By making a donation of $3 per balloon, members of the community can help spread cheer to our residents on Valentine’s Day. Donations will be accepted until Thursday, Feb. 12, and may be sent to: DuPage Convalescent Center, Attn: Valentine Balloons, 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Funds from the sale of balloons will benefit the Resident Recreation Fund, which provides programs and activities to improve the quality of life of residents living at the Center. For more information, please call Linda Gray at (630) 784-4303.