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16 Dec: MC Senior-TechConnect Virtually Connects Isolated Seniors to Prevent Loneliness

On November 19th, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the McHenry County Senior TechConnect program kicked off at Hearthstone Communities in Woodstock with an initial donation of 20 smartphones. MC-Senior TechConnect, a new community program, provides smartphones or tablets to isolated seniors across all of McHenry County as a way to reduce loneliness and depression.

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09 Dec: Hearthstone Communities Announces Holiday Parade

Hearthstone Communities, a Heritage senior living community in Woodstock, IL, is working new holiday magic this month in Woodstock. As a special event for their residents, they will be hosting the “Bring the Joy” car parade at 2pm on Sunday, December 20, 2020. Lisa Haglund, Heritage President and CEO, shared, “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to force many time-honored traditions and…

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13 May: Heritage Ministries Confirms New Permanent President and CEO of Organization

The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced that the board has confirmed Lisa Haglund as the permanent President and CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. Lisa previously served Heritage as the Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Development across all communities in four states. Lisa began her career with Northwest Bank, a ten billion dollar corporation, for over twenty years,…

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22 Apr: Hearthstone Communities Awarded Grant

Hearthstone Communities, a Heritage senior living community in Woodstock, Illinois, was recently awarded a $14,000 grant by the Community Foundation for McHenry County. The grant was created in collaboration with the United Way of Greater McHenry County and allows Hearthstone to continue to protect seniors, the most vulnerable population, as the COVID-19 threat remains in the region. Jeremy Rutter, Hearthstone…

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17 Apr: Heritage Ministries Announces Executive Change

The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced that the board has named Lisa Haglund as the interim CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. She will replace previous CEO, David Smeltzer. She stated, “Each employee at Heritage plays an important role every day, but especially as we face the recent events unfolding surrounding COVID-19. I am both honored and blessed to…

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21 Jan: Simple Stretches to Keep You Moving This Winter

During the winter months, inactivity can take a toll on the physical and mental health of seniors. Staying active during the colder months is vital to maintaining good health. Senior living communities like Hearthstone offer wellness and fitness programs and we encourage community members to remain involved and engaged during the winter months. Here are six simple stretches you can…