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2021 Renz Scholarship Applications Now Accepted

Applications are now being received for the James E. Renz Pinecrest Memorial Scholarship. This $1,000.00 scholarship strives to honor and recognize a graduating high school senior who intends to pursue an education in healthcare, social services, or ministry studies.

Eligible graduates will be either 1) a member of a Church of the Brethren congregation within the northern region of the Illinois and Wisconsin District; 2) or an Oregon High School senior; 3) or a Pinecrest employee or dependent; 4) or a home schooled or private school student from within the Oregon school district.

The Pinecrest Board of Directors established the scholarship, first awarded in 2014, to recognize the lifetime contributions of Mr. Renz, which include 40 years on the board, 24 years as secretary.

Download more about the requirements and the application here.

Questions? Email giving@pinecrestcommunity.org or phone 815-734-4103.

The application deadline is April 1, 2021.

Previous recipients of the scholarship were: Trevor Nelson (2014), Carly Stephens (2015), Carson Buck (2016), Jacob Cox (2017), Hope Croegaert (2018), Jaques "Jake" Mennen (2019), Karlie Hughes (2020), and Elizabeth (Eli) Kellerman (2020).

Faith-Based Aging Services Appeal for Support

(July 29, 2020)

"Dear President Trump, Vice President Pence, Leader McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McCarthy, and Members of Congress:Dear President Trump, Vice President Pence, Leader McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McCarthy, and Members of Congress:

"The coronavirus crisis has been terrifying for all Americans—especially for older adults and the people who care for, serve, and love them. On behalf of over 5,000 faith-based and mission-driven aging and disability service providers across the country, we implore you to immediately deliver the leadership, resources, and support needed to ensure the health and wellbeing of millions of people facing special danger from the pandemic. ..."

Read the entire letter from national faith-based aging services leaders imploring government officials to act for our seniors' well-being in the midst of the pandemic. You may also wish to address supportive comments to your national and state leaders.

Golf Play Day Rescheduled

Originally scheduled for May 15, 2020, due to the restrictions and safety requirements of Covid-19 the Annual Golf Play Date has been rescheduled for Friday, August 7. Please join us in support of the Good Samaritan Fund, which helps us fulfill our commitment to provide a safe and caring place for residents to call home even when their personal financial resources run out. 

 

Click here for more information and to register today!

Renz Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

Applications are now being received through April 30, 2020 for the James E. Renz Pinecrest Memorial Scholarship. This $1,000.00 scholarship strives to honor and recognize a graduating high school senior who, through unselfish acts and future plans, has demonstrated a commitment to healthcare, social work, or ministry studies.

Eligible seniors will either be a member of a congregation within the northern region of the Illinois and Wisconsin District Church of the Brethren, or an Oregon High School senior, or a Pinecrest employee or dependent, or a home schooled or private school student from within the Oregon school district.

The Pinecrest Board of Directors established the scholarship, first awarded in 2014, to recognize the lifetime contributions of Mr. Renz, which include 40 years on the board, 24 years as secretary.

Download the requirements and application here. Questions? Email giving@pinecrestcommunity.org or phone 815-734-1710. The original April 1 application deadline is extended to April 30, 2020.

Pinecrest Village Stay-at-home Update

Posted 3/22/2020 (updated 3/24/2020)

Pinecrest Village Stay-At-Home Guidance

The Governor of Illinois has issued a Stay-At-Home order effective today, 3/21/20, at 5 pm through April 7th. For details visit this FAQ document at Illinois.gov.

Please refrain from having anyone in the congregate apartment building unless they are here for medically necessary reasons. If you have someone helping you with medicines, personal care, laundry, etc., they can continue to do so.

You should avoid going out of the building unless it is for medically necessary reasons or for essential items such as grocery, pharmacy or gas.

Beauty/barber services have been temporarily suspended during this time.

Pinecrest Cottage residents and Pinecrest Grove residents should use their best judgment regarding visitors to their homes. We recommend that you limit visits to a very small number of family members and remain in your homes unless you need to leave for a medically necessary reason or for essential items such as grocery, pharmacy or gas.

If you would like me to help you connect with your Pinecrest Village family member through a video chat, please contact Lili in the Village during regular office hours and she will work to help set a time for that to happen. Please call 815-734-4103 to schedule your chat or if you have questions.

Help During Covid-19

Are you looking for a way to help Pinecrest while visits are prohibited? Here are a few ideas:

  1. Write or design cards for residents. Address them to "Any Resident," Pinecrest Community, 414 S. Wesley Ave., Mt. Morris, IL  61054
  2. Do you sew? There is an urgent need for backup surgical facemasks for staff and residents. Completed masks can be dropped off at Pinecrest (please call 815-734-4103 for drop-off guidelines) or mailed to the above address. Follow these links for instructions and patterns.
    1. Making a mask
    2. Video 1 on making a mask
    3. Video 2 on making a mask
    4. Information on fabric for a mask
    5. How to sew with a pocket filter
    6. Proper fit for a mask
  3. Continue to support Pinecrest through your donations. Donations can be made by sending a check payable to "Brethren Home" (our legal name) and mailed to 414 S. Wesley Ave., Mt. Morris, IL  61054 or online through PayPal through the button that says "donate to our cause" on the right side of this page and then scrolling down to click the big yellow "Donate" button.

 

Connect via video call with your loved one! We'd love to help you! Call the front office at 815-734-4103 between 8 am and 4 pm, answer a few questions and we'll get a call arranged for you.

 

Location

414 S. Wesley Ave.
Mt. Morris, IL 61054

Contact

815-734-4103 (p)  815-734-7318 (f)
info@pinecrestcommunity.org

A receptionist is available to direct your call M-F from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hours

During the COVID-19 pandemic, visitation is restricted. Please call us to check on the most current guidelines in place before coming to our facility. Thank you!

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