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New training center for Visiting Angels in South Elgin

Updated: July 27, 2013 6:24AM

South Elgin: New training center for Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels announced the addition of a 1,300-square-foot training center at its South Elgin location at 65 Woodbury St.

The training center will be primarily used for ongoing education to the caregiving staff. Visiting Angels employs more than 89 caregivers who provide home assistance services to the surrounding communities. Ninety percent of the caregivers are certified nurses assistants and must enroll in 12 continuing education hours each year in order to sustain their certification. Caregivers receive hands-on training as well as video training.

The training center easily accommodates 24 in a classroom style set-up.

For more information about Visiting Angels, call 847-429-0100.

Bartlett: Lupus fundraiser set for July 13 at park

The Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter, will host its second annual Northwestern Suburbs Walk to End Lupus Now event on Saturday, July 13, at James “Pate” Philip State Park, 2054 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett.

Hundreds of participants are expected to raise awareness and funds to support the chapter.

The event includes a choice of 1- or 3-mile walks through the park, along with music, entertainment, family fun and kids’ activities. Teams and individuals are invited to raise funds for their efforts.

Registration is $25 for adults prior to the event and $30 that day. Children 12 and under can register for $10 prior to or at the event. Registration opens that day at 9 a.m.; the walk begins at 10 a.m.

The Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter, is part of a national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its impact.

For more information on lupus and the LFAI, contact Mary Dollear at 312-542-0002 or at

Kane County: DVD offers aid to parents of stutterers

A DVD in English and Spanish, “Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents,” helps parents detect stuttering and take action to help their child and is available at most public libraries. Some libraries have an older video format.

Produced by the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, the film describes what kinds of stuttering young children may exhibit, how parents can help at home, and the role of a speech pathologist in evaluating and treating children who stutter. It is available in all Kane County public libraries. Books and DVDs produced by the 66-year-old Stuttering Foundation are available free to any public library. A library that will shelve them can contact the Foundation at 1-800-992-9392, email, or visit or

Kane County: CASA info meetings scheduled

CASA Kane County will hold informational meetings for persons interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer for abused and neglected children. All training is provided. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old.

Information meetings lasting 45 minutes will be held at the following times and sites:

Mondays, July 8 and 22, and Aug. 5 and 19, at 9 a.m.: CASA offices, Kane County Courthouse, 100 S. Third St., Suite 460, Geneva.

Tuesdays, July 9 and 23, and Aug. 6 and 20, at 6 p.m.: Graham’s 318, 318 Third St., Geneva.

Thursdays, July 18 and Aug. 1, 15 and 29, at 1:30 p.m.: CASA offices.

Fridays, July 19 and 26, and Aug. 9 and 23, at 11 a.m.: CASA offices.

For more information, contact Deb McQuaid at, 630-444-3110, or

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