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Elk Grove church is a lifesaver to local caregivers

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  • Video: A Caring Place

  • Volunteers and guests play cards at A Caring Place in Elk Grove Village.

       Volunteers and guests play cards at A Caring Place in Elk Grove Village.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • "This is a place where people really care about one another," says Marge Hart, co-coordinator of A Caring Place.

       "This is a place where people really care about one another," says Marge Hart, co-coordinator of A Caring Place.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Jack Ryan deals a hand to, from his left, Rita Hussey, volunteer Darlene Greaves, Dee Grabe and volunteer Margie Ewart.

       Jack Ryan deals a hand to, from his left, Rita Hussey, volunteer Darlene Greaves, Dee Grabe and volunteer Margie Ewart.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Jack Ryan prepares to deal, alongside volunteer Margie Ewart on a recent Monday at A Caring Place.

       Jack Ryan prepares to deal, alongside volunteer Margie Ewart on a recent Monday at A Caring Place.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Co-coordinators Marge Hart, left, and Barb Walker talk with Pastor Stefen Potuznik of Christus Victor Lutheran Church at A Caring Place.

       Co-coordinators Marge Hart, left, and Barb Walker talk with Pastor Stefen Potuznik of Christus Victor Lutheran Church at A Caring Place.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
By Kevin Modelski
kmodelski@dailyherald.com

When he took a good look at the demographics in and around elk grove village, the rev. stefan potuznik of christus victor lutheran church noticed how quickly the community was aging. his church's response was to create a caring place, a drop off center where caregivers could leave their loved ones in a safe and social setting for a few hours a week.

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