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​​​​​​​​​General Mills Supports the Boone County Council on Aging With a Check for $15,000 

On December 29, 2017, the Boone
County Council on Aging received a grant for $15,000 from the General Mills Foundation Hometown Grantmaking Program.  Mr. Jeremy Johnson of the Belvidere plant and his committee approved the grant to be used for a new Latino Outreach Program.  Joe Fortmann, the Executive Director expresses his gratitude for General Mills’ generosity and welcomes them as a partner in this initiative.  Thanks, General Mills! 

General Mills is one of the largest food companies that markets more than 100 leading food brands in the United States. The company’s brand portfolio includes Betty Crocker, Hagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Forno de Minas, Nature Valley, Muir Glen and Fruit Shapes. It offers a wide range of products, such as breads, cereals, fruit snacks, ice cream, yogurt and vegetables. It has various divisions, such as health ventures, bakeries and food service, baking products and international divisions. The company operates production and distribution facilities throughout the United States. General Mills has been operational for more than 75 years and maintains a location in Belvidere, Ill. 

Enbridge Gives a $2,000 Grant to the Boone County Council on Aging

On December 18, 2017, Taylor Smith, Sr. Community Engagement Analyst from Enbridge presented Melaney Dembicky, Supervisor of the Transportation Department with a check for $2,000 to be used toward the purchase of dispatch software.  Also present were two Board members: Jeff Gerlach, Vice President and Jim Cox, Treasurer; Joe Fortmann, Executive Director; Rachel Vinciguerra, Bookkeeper;  June Doty, Grant Writer; and Neeley Erickson on behalf of Representative Joe Sosnowski, 69th District.  The Boone County Council on Aging extends a big thanks to Enbridge for their support.  

Enbridge Inc. is North America’s premier energy infrastructure company with strategic business platforms that include an extensive network of crude oil, liquids and natural gas pipelines, regulated natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation.  The Company safely delivers an average of 2.8 million barrels of crude oil each day through its Mainline and Express Pipeline, and accounts for nearly 68% of U.S. – bound Canadian crude oil production and moves approximately 20% of all natural gas consumed in the U.S. servicing key supply basins and demand markets.


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To Your Health

Wellness centered programs presented by the Boone County Council on Aging in Partnership with:

Sweedish American-A Division of UW Health

OSF St. Anthony's Medical Center

Mercyhealth'University of Illinois Extension

UIC College of Pharmacy

Wednesday, May 30th - 7:30am  

2141 Henry Luckow Lane, Belvidere

​"Understanding Balance "

Presented by

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Experts

Jan Hershey, MSEd., ATC and Tracy Peck PT 

Space for 50 attendees

Open to adults of all ages

Registration is required by calling


​All programs begin with a light breakfast

 - Keen Age Center -

The Keen Age Center, located at 2141 Henry Luckow Lane in Belvidere, Illinois, serves as headquarters for the professional staff and volunteers for all services provided by Boone County Council on Aging as well as a recreational and meeting site for older adults. The Keen Age Center is open weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services provided through the Boone County Council on Aging include:

  • Transportation:  Rides provided in Boone County for all ages.  Vans are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
  • Information & Assistance:  Our I&A specialists help seniors with a variety of programs including Benefit Access, LiHEAP, prescription drug programs, Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Community Care Program:  Help at home services for eligible senior citizens.
  • KAC Programs:  The Keen Age Center offers a variety of educational and recreational programs.

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