State Sen. Sue Rezin’s office will collect valentines for seniors

Collection will continue through Feb. 10

State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) is collecting Valentine’s Day cards for her newly introduced Valentine’s For Seniors Program to help uplift the spirits of long-term care facility residents, she said.

“This past year has been an extremely difficult time for everyone, but it has been especially difficult for those who live in our local senior homes,” Rezin said. “For their own safety, the residents of these homes have had very little contact with their families and friends, which has unfortunately left many of them feeling isolated and alone.”

Rezin is encouraging churches, schools and community members of the 38th Senate District to write Valentine’s Day cards that can be dropped off or mailed to her district offices. Once all the cards have been collected, they will be delivered to the various long-term care facilities that make up the district.

“Delivering these cards to the residents of these facilities is the least that we can do considering everything that they have had to go through because of COVID-19,” Rezin said. “I just want to ensure that they know that people care and are thinking about them, and that they are not alone.”

The collection of Valentine’s Day cards will run through Wednesday, Feb. 10. Those wishing to participate will have the option to either mail their card or drop it off. For those choosing in-person deliver, remember to maintain social distancing and to wear a mask when entering the office.

Mail-in or drop-off locations:

Peru Office

350 5th St., Ste. 264, Peru, IL 61354

Mail-in only location:

Morris Office

1802 N. Division St., Ste. 314, Morris, IL 60450

For more information or to arrange a separate drop-off time, call 815-220-8720.