With the hope of bringing some joy during what has been an especially lonely time for many senior citizens in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield) is hosting a Valentines for Seniors program.
“I want to make sure that everyone in the 50th District feels loved on Valentine’s Day, especially our seniors who can easily feel forgotten,” said Senator McClure. “I’m asking for your help to make sure our seniors know how much they mean to us.”
Senator McClure is asking students from public and private schools, church groups, scouting organizations and other groups to create homemade cards that will be delivered to assisted living centers, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities across the state.
Cards, poems, and other well-wishes will be collected between now and Feb. 7 at Senator McClure’s district office, located at 20 Cotton Wood Drive, Chatham, or at 229 S. Main St., Unit B, Jacksonville. Cards can be placed in the Valentines box located inside the office door during business hours, or in a small mailbox that will be placed outside of the office during off-hours. Cards can also be mailed.
In 2021, members of the Illinois Senate Republican caucus collected and delivered more than 45,000 Valentines through the statewide “Valentines for Seniors” program.