1901 Tom Merwin Drive
PO Box 376
Mendota, IL 61342
Call Us at 815-539-7700, 815-539-9673, or 1-800-535-5970
Welcome to Mendota Area Senior Services

  We are here for you, you are here for us!  Each day is a treasure.
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From the Director

MASS Can Drive Continues
​MASS is continuing our can drive for FY23!! Our new year began October 1, 2022. Bring us your bags of cans and we will take them to our local recycling plant to exchange them for cash. Our goal this fiscal year is to raise $1,000PLEASE ~ don’t throw those cans away ~ bag them and bring them to MASS!  THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
Thrivent Choice Dollars
Thrivent Choice Dollars® directions can help MASS!
Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who’s eligible to direct Choice Dollars? By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members recommend where they feel Thrivent should distribute a portion of its charitable funds. Directing Choice Dollars is easy.
 Simply go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice®” after the prompt. Thank you for giving!

  The annual fund drive for MASS is in full swing. The
  goal for fiscal year 2023 is $155,456. This is cash 
  match we must provide to receive our federal funding. 
  All funds are used in providing Information &
  Assistance, Outreach, Caregiver, SHAP and Option  
  Counseling services in a ten-township area ~ Adams, 
  Earl, Freedom, Mendota, Meriden, Mission, Northville,
  Ophir, Serena and Troy Grove Townships and for
  Transportation Services in all of LaSalle County.
  Please take that into consideration when you make
  your contribution.  THANK YOU!

MASS Fund Drive Needs Your Support
Spring BBQ  "Thank You"
Our Spring BBQ was a huge success, and we are so thankful! We once again sold out ~ 700 dinners. We apologize to those who came through the line and were not able to get tickets. We plan on adding more dinners next time. To our volunteers, we can’t thank you enough. Without all of you, we wouldn’t have made it! To our local banks and businesses who bought blocks of tickets to distribute, we appreciate you so much! Last, but not least, to our communities who support us through our fundraisers and in other ways, you are the greatest! MASS will be celebrating it’s 45th birthday in a couple of months because of you! Thank you again from the staff and Board of Directors. We will see you in the fall! 

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Hello everyone! Finally, a much overdue update from yours truly! 

The last two years have definitely made us look at and do things very differently. The impact from COVID will last for a long time, and our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones. We feel blessed that none of our staff were seriously ill, and we were able to continue to assist our seniors.

When we reopened last July, we wanted to bring the Senior Center back to life and take precautions to keep everyone safe. Goal accomplished! Our pre-COVID activities and services are back in full swing, and we have added several new activities. We hope you will check our activity calendar each month and join in on some of the fun!

We are also still partnering with OSF St. Paul to offer daily lunches, served at 11:30 AM Monday – Friday. Check out the menu each month and pick a day or two that you want to have lunch with us. 

We have had a new staff member join our team since the last posting. Laurie Moore is our new 
Outreach/engAGED Specialist, and she has jumped in and taken off running. She will be attending SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) training in May, so she will be certified to assist with Medicare,Medicaid, and other programs. Please wish her well. 

On a more serious note. MASS is struggling to keep services at our current level. We have not been able to hold many of our fundraisers throughout the pandemic. Federal and state grant monies are months behind in coming to us. We need your support!!!. There is a very real possibility that MASS will need to cut back on service hours without your help. This will affect our clients who have no one else and rely on us. Donations are needed and will be greatly appreciated.

Please consider helping us continue providing services for our aged and disabled!

If you are out and about, stop by the Senior Center and say hi. We would love to see you! 
Have a GREAT summer (if it gets here) everyone!!