More than 550 seniors picked up a free face mask on Saturday, May 30, when Maine Township and MaineStreamer staff members turned the Township parking lot into a drive-thru face mask distribution center.
Although Illinois residents have been required to wear a mask or face covering in public places and in situations where they are unable to keep their distance from others since May 1, many MaineStreamer members and other seniors have had difficulties acquiring masks, according to Marie Dachniwsky, Director of MaineStreamers, a social group for Maine Township residents 55 years and older.
“This was a huge success and in these times it is so great to see our seniors taking care of other seniors. Plus, they are beautifully made and a true labor of love. Taking care of that vulnerable population is very important to me as well as our entire staff,” said Supervisor Laura J. Morask.
“In true Maine Township spirit, “Heroes” Sharon Slobodecki, Carol Szymanski, Joyce Ratliff and Carol Witcher devoted their time to hand sew more than 600 reusable cotton face masks for our members. We thank them for their time and skills to help our community at this uncertain time,” said Dachniwsky who also thanked Krysia Link-Wardawy, Ania Ostrowska, Superhero Masks, K&K Dress Making, Rest in His Arms Angel Gowns and Hephaestus Technologies for their donations.
For information about these senior services and for any other questions, call 847-297-2510 or visit www.mainetown.com.