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Guest View: Strengthening our commitment to seniors

Posted July 09, 2014 12:15 PM


By Tom Cross - State Representative, 97th District

With the new state budget year having begun July 1 and a local senior outreach event coming up July 22, now is a good time to inform seniors about the state’s renewed commitment to them.

This year, the most significant new initiative we enacted for seniors was the Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights. This new law, contained in House Bill 5852, seeks to protect some of the most vulnerable citizens in Illinois and ensures their basic rights are provided for when they are receiving home care services...


Rep. Cross' Senior Citizen Health Fair Set for July 22

Posted July 07, 2014 5:54 PM

PLAINFIELD – State Representative Tom Cross (R-Oswego) announces his annual Senior Citizen Health Fair will be held on Tuesday, July 22  at St. Mary’s Immaculate Parish Church, located at 15629 South Illinois Route 59, Plainfield from 9am – 12pm.  The event is free and open to the public.

“I encourage senior citizens and their families to attend our senior fair,” said Rep. Cross. “This year’s fair once again includes several free health screenings and a drop-off box for unused and expired medication, courtesy of the Plainfield Police Department.  An officer will collect unused and expired medication for proper disposal.”


Senior Health Fair 2014

Posted July 02, 2014 12:14 PM

Rep. Cross' Senior Health Fair is coming up on July 22!


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