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, a web-based videoconferencing tool 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
We always try to provide information that you find relevant to your daily life and entertaining and, hopefully, enlightening as well. One of the many ways we do that is through our monthly Rolling Stone newsletter.
The Senior Resource Center is now managing all facets of the Rolling Stone, and it is 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!
Reach Out For Help
If you are feeling lonely, afraid, angry, hopeless or some other emotion during this trying time, be sure to practice good self care. This is also important if you are a caregiver. Try to get 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night, eat healthy, get indirect sun, take time out for entertainment even if it is listening to music or reading a book and give back by writing a thank you note to an essential worker or a friend.
If you need to talk, a variety of resources are available including a Friendship Line for both non-emergency emotional support calls and a crisis intervention line. It is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 and beyond. Call 1-800-971-0016. A Warm Line is a team of wellness support specialists who focus on mental health and support. Call 866-359-7593, option 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you would like to text, the Illinois Call4Calm Text Line is a free 24/7 service for people seeking emotional support due to the stress related to COVID-19. Text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish.