Dear friend,

I hope that you made the most of this past holiday weekend despite the Stay at Home order. Though we must maintain physical distance, I hope you’re still being social by connecting with loved ones virtually.

If the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll mentally, that’s understandable.

The governor announced a new Emotional Support Line that could help.

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Use the Illinois Department of Human Services’ support text line by texting “TALK” to 552-020.

Virtual Dementia Caregiver Resources

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We know everyone is facing unprecedented challenges. If your loved one with dementia is in an assisted living facility and visitation is not allowed during the COVID-19 outbreak, ask the facility how you can connect from a distance. Options include telephone calls, video chats or emails to check in.

Get more tips at alz.org/COVID19.

Cancer Help Line

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With the spread of COVID-19, cancer patients are more vulnerable than ever. The American Cancer Society has created an online hub with current and reliable information about COVID-19 and the impact on the cancer community. Visit: https://www.cancer.org/about-us/what-we-do/providing-support.html

 Stay in place. Maintain your space. Cover your face.

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 As this public health crisis continues, wear a mask now if you must go out, and please continue to follow social distancing guidelines and wash your hands often. Friends who sew may be able to make 100% cotton masks for you, or here’s a DIY guide: http://ow.ly/TfA830qvPFK

If you have questions or concerns, we are here to help. My staff and I are working from home, but we can still answer your questions if you call (630) 453-5488 or email us.

For updates, you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

Stay safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

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Laura Ellman

State Sentor | 21st District 

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District Office
552 S. Washington, Suite 104
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: (630) 453-5488

Springfield Office
M122 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: (217) 782-8192