The Senior Resource Center is limiting entrance to its buildings in Stephenson and Jo Daviess counties to foot traffic until further notice because of the risk of COVID-19 and community spreading of the virus. If you need assistance, please call (815) 235-9777 to schedule an appointment.
The Senior Resource Center is now resuming limited group social activities via Zoom. Call Julie at the Senior Resource Center, (815) 235-9777, ext. 254, for details.
Pretzel City Area Transit is operating but only providing essential transportation such as trips to work, day care, medical appointments or to pick up a prescription or groceries. Cloth face coverings are required of all riders.
Thank you for your understanding and support. As always, please stay safe and healthy.
Rolling Stone available by subscription
The Senior Resource Center now manages all facets of its Rolling Stone newslletter. This publication is now available by mail subscription for $16 for 12 issues or free on our website. With the support of you and our advertisers, we are able to continue offering the Rolling Stone and deliver this vital information to you.
To get a subscription, click on the Donate/Pay button at the top of the page and note that the payment is for a Rolling Stone subscription. You also can mail a subscription check or call Julie at (815) 235-9777, ext. 254, at the Senior Resource Center for more information.
Funds Available for Seniors Affected by COVID-19
The Senior Resource Center is able to offer a helping hand to older individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to a Jo Daviess Senior Safety Net grant from the Freeport Community Foundation. We are so grateful to the foundation and for this grant during this difficult time!
The Senior Resource Center’s Jo Daviess Senior Safety Net grant is helping older individuals in Jo Daviess County It is providing increased access to emergency food and household supplies, utility assistance, direct financial assistance for unplanned household expenses, short-term rental or mortgage support and transportation assistance for out-of-county medical appointments.
If you or someone who you know can benefit from the program, please call us at the Senior Resource Center, 815-235-9777, and ask for Information and Assistance. We are here to help!
Open Enrollment Appointments Starting
A pandemic is not stopping the Senior Resource Center from offering Medicare Open Enrollment appointments this year. As usual, you can begin calling our office Oct. 1 to schedule your one-hour appointment. The number is (815) 235-9777.
Appointments will be from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, to coincide with the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period. Any changes that are made will take effect Jan. 1, 2021.
All appointments will be over the phone. Staff and volunteers will call participants at their appointment time. Clients should have their Medicare card and prescriptions in front of them during the phone appointment.
Full instructions will be provided when you make your appointment.
Those wanting appointments are encouraged to call early because the number of appointments may be limited this year and are expected to fill quickly.
Medicare Open Enrollment is the annual period in which you, as a Medicare beneficiary, can re-evaluate your coverages whether you are on original Medicare with a prescription drug plan (Part D) or a Medicare Advantage plan, and make changes if you want to. During Medicare Open Enrollment, a beneficiary can switch from one prescription drug plan to another; join a prescription drug plan (could have a penalty); switch Medicare Advantage plans; or switch from a Medicare Advantage plan to original Medicare; or join a Medicare Advantage plan.