Aging Gracefully Wine Tasting Benefit raises $40,000 to benefit DuPage Senior Citizens Council
On Friday, November 21, 2014, DuPage Senior Citizens Council (DSCC) hosted its 5th annual Aging Gracefully Wine Tasting Benefit at Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn, IL. Aubrey Van Reken, vice president with NAI Hiffman’s office services group, was the event chair of DSCC’s planning committee and many NAI Hiffman personnel were in attendance.
Attendees spent the evening enjoying a variety of hors d’oeuvres and desserts, sampling the latest fine wines & craft beers, and hearing tips on pairings for the upcoming holiday season while having the opportunity to bid on exciting and unique auction items.
The event hosted over 320 guests in attendance, up from 260 last year. “We are proud to announce the event raised nearly $40,000 which will fund the DuPage Senior Citizen Council’s ‘Meals on Wheels’ program and well-being checks that aid over 3,500 seniors in DuPage County,” said Aubrey Van Reken.
DSCC provides 220,000 meals and 175,000 well-being checks each year to over 3,500 DuPage County seniors. These meals, often their only meal of the day, are made possible through the delivery efforts of staff and 1,700 volunteers.
Next year, DSCC will host its 6th annual wine tasting benefit, scheduled to be held on Friday, November 20, 2015. For more information, visit www.dupageseniorcouncil.org.