On April 4th as part of the 2017 Mayor, County, and Tribal Recognition Day for National Service, Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz presented Senior Corps-RSVP Pen Pal program volunteer, Kay Haubenreiser, with a proclamation recognizing National Service.
It was part of a celebration acknowledging the success of the intergenerational program between a bilingual, bi-level class at Jane Addams Elementary school in Palatine and senior participants in the Caring Hearts Adult Day Program. The Adult Day program is one of many programs offered by the Palatine Township Senior Center.
HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) was also proud to have one of our amazing Senior Corps-RSVP volunteers, Mike Skowron, receive the Mayors Recognition Day for National Service proclamation from the Village of Mount Prospect. She was also recognized for all her years of service to the community.
Mount Prospect and Palatine were two of sixteen different communities within HOSC’s service area that participated in this recognition of national service. More than 4,520 leaders from around the nation that showed their support for the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs that are making an impact in their communities. Check out this link to a collection of social media posts in 2017 Recognition Day for National Service Storify.