For more than three decades, Generations at Elmwood Park has been providing quality, compassionate care that goes above and beyond for residents and their families. When it came to supporting the community with a blood drive this summer, Generations employees again exceeded expectations.
Organized by Facility Concierge Liz Shelton in conjunction with the American Red Cross, the blood drive resulted in 25 pints of blood, four more than the goal of 21.
“I think it’s awesome,” said Liz, who is a student at Illinois State University who works during the summer at Generations at Elmwood Park. “I was so excited because that was my goal.”
The Red Cross brought “Mary Jo” to Generations at Elmwood Park…a portable blood bank housed in a former school bus, named for the lady who funded the transformation.
After seeing blood drives held on the ISU campus weekly, Liz decided to organize one at Generations of Elmwood Park, recognizing that the facility had plenty of space and an abundance of enthusiastic staff to make it successful.