The volunteers of the Senior Care Volunteer Network are exceptional in their service to seniors. In 2014 alone, volunteers drove more than 170 thousand miles including Del Webb in Huntley, McHenry County and surrounding areas. They dedicated 17,000 volunteer hours to help 900 seniors in need. That represents a savings of $417,000 for seniors and their families. Stew Cohen talks to Senior Care Volunteer Network Executive Director Sarah Ponitz about the upcoming fundraiser benefit called A Taste of Mexico and the challenges ahead and the significant programs offered by the Senior Care Volunteer Network.
Twenty percent of serious crashes are associated with driver sleepiness. Drowsy driving is critically important to address and Stew Cohen does this in an interview with DeVilbiss Healthcare Clinical Specialist Heather Murgatroyd, a licensed respiratory therapist and registered sleep technologist.
The Human Race celebrates the spirit of volunteerism. More than one thousand people will gather at McHenry County College on April 26 for a 5K Human Race event. Each race participant designates which organizations will receive the proceeds of their race fee. The organizations include Home of the Sparrow, Hooved Animal Humane Society, Family Health Partnership Clinic, and Turning Point. Stew Cohen talks to a key sponsor –McHenry County Community Foundation and The Literacy Connection, one of the organizations benefiting from the Human Race.