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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
DuPage Care Center Dedicated in Honor of Judge Kenneth Moy
DuPage County officials dedicated the DuPage Convalescent Center on Tuesday as the Kenneth Moy DuPage Care Center, in honor of the retired judge and former DuPage County Board member. The DuPage Care Center hosted a ceremony to unveil the new sign on the side of the building, located at 400 N. County Farm Road.
“Ken Moy knows and deeply understands the mission of the DuPage Care Center. He has spent his life in pursuit of community service from the time he grew up in Elmhurst, through his work on the DuPage County Board and Forest Preserve Commission and finally as a County judge. We salute his dedication to others and to his community,” said County Board Chairman Dan Cronin.
Ken Moy became the first Asian-American elected to county government in the state of Illinois when he won a seat on the DuPage County Board in 1984. He won re-election to the Board in 1988 and 1994. During that time, he also served as a DuPage Forest Preserve Commissioner. He then served as a member of the 18th Circuit Court for 11 years from 1996 to his retirement in 2007.
In May 2016, Judge Moy announced he was making a $2 million gift to the Convalescent Center, prompted by his “deep desire to help seniors and disabled adults,” related to his own experience with his wife, who is battling Alzheimer’s disease.
“We know Judge Moy’s generosity and his community spirit will be infectious as we explore ways to fully leverage his gift and increase donations and support for our five-star rated Kenneth Moy DuPage Care Center. We are thrilled to know Judge Moy and our hundreds of volunteers and donors recognize the importance of high-quality care for all DuPage residents, especially the elderly and disabled,” said DuPage County Board Member and Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Bob Larsen said.
The DuPage Care Center has been in operation since 1888, providing quality care to elderly and disabled residents. Approximately 75 percent of its residents receive Medicaid funding.
The DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation was established in 1993 to provide support and supplemental funding to improve the quality of life for Convalescent Center residents.