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Keep up to date on how COVID-19 is impacting Pinecrest's residents and families by viewing our resource page here.
Pinecrest Community is a Christian nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in the heart of beautiful Ogle County in the village of Mt. Morris in northwestern Illinois, just south of Rockford and 110 miles west of Chicago.
Since 1893, Pinecrest has been serving the regional community with best-in-class retirement and nursing home care. At our lovely pine-dappled campus you will find all you need for retirement in our continuing care environment including a state-of-the-art Alzheimer's unit.
As you peruse our site you will find detailed information on the amenities we have to offer, the experience we have to share, and the caring, friendly staff and residents that belong to our tight-knit community. Pinecrest is more than just a great place to live, it is a place to call home.
Pinecrest is known for our commitment to quality care and it shows in the faces of our staff and residents. Whether you are looking for a place to retire or need specialized care and attention, Pinecrest is surely the best place to be.
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.
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.
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.
Are you looking for a way to help Pinecrest while visits are prohibited? Here are a few ideas:
- Write or design cards for residents. Address them to "Any Resident," Pinecrest Community, 414 S. Wesley Ave., Mt. Morris, IL 61054
- 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.
- 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.