Medicare Basics — Education classes and seminars are scheduled throughout the year covering topics of insurance interest, such as Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Supplemental Insurance, and prescription drug plans.
AARP Provides Safe Driving Classes – These courses will provide a review of driving skills and techniques, as well as strategies and tips to help you adjust to normal age-related physical changes that may affect your driving ability. By taking these classes, you will receive a discount on your auto insurance. Cost is $15 if you are an AARP member and $20 if a non-member. Bring a sack lunch. The class will be held at the Senior Activity Center, 216 E. Stephenson St., Freeport.
Foot Clinic – Doctors from Illinois Institute of Foot and Ankle Podiatry come to the SRC to assist with clipping toenails and basic foot care.
Yoga and Fitness Classes – These are held at the Senior Activity Center on Wednesdays from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for 1 hour and 15 minutes of fun and exercise at all fitness levels taught by Dr. Julie Smith. Class will incorporate stretching and strengthening.
Tours – We have an American Classic Tours Book for 2019 available at the Senior Resource Center. Stop in, and pick one up to plan your tours for the year.
Cards and Table Games – Such games are held at the Golden Meals Center, 524 W. Stephenson Street (Crum & Forster Bldg., lower level) in Freeport: Mondays 12:45-2:45; Hand & Foot: Wednesdays 8:45-11.
Enjoy Grocery Bingo – Bingo is followed by lunch at Golden Meals Center, 524 W. Stephenson St, Freeport. Enter lower level from rear of building. Call one day in advance if you are staying for lunch – 815-232-8896.
Senior Brain Games – Take advantage of all the information you have in your head and enter our second Senior Brain Games. We are looking for people 50 years old and older to participate as part of three-person teams. This competition will be held on the local and state levels, culminating at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The local competitions for Stephenson County will be held in Freeport on April 17 at the Senior Activity Center, 216 E. Stephenson St. The top two winners from this contest will advance to the State Finals at the Illinois State Fair as part of the Senior Citizen’s Day celebrations. Preregistration is requested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the form.
Table Tennis – It’s held at St. John’s UCC Church, 1010 S. Park Blvd., Freeport on Tuesdays 9-10 a.m.
Christmas in July – Celebrate the holidays early at this dinner theater to benefit the Senior Resource Center. On July 25, two seatings will be held at the Freeport Eagles Club — one at 11 a.m. and the other at 6 p.m. The event will feature a short social hour, followed by a turkey and dressing buffet holiday meal and a one-man show of “A Christmas Carol,” performed by Duffy Hudson. Many will remember Hudson as portraying George Burns last year at the Senior Activity Center. Tickets cost $50 each and are available at the Senior Resource Center office. Spend Christmas in July with us!
Living History Performances – Four Living History Performances sponsored by the Senior Resource Center are set for this year at Winneshiek Playhouse. All are at 1 p.m. The first is on June 4 and features Annette Baldwin portraying Jane Addams. Other presentations are Aug 16, Queen Elizabeth II, portrayed by Leslie Goddard; Oct. 2, Coco Chanel, portrayed by Annette Baldwin; and Dec. 11, Patsy Cline, portrayed by Mary Pfeifer. Tickets run $7 to $10 with series pricing available. They can be purchased at the Senior Resource Center office.
Senior Bowling League – Men’s Senior Bowling League is seeking members for next season, which starts in September. Members must be 55 or older. To sign up, come to the Four Seasons Bowling Alley in Freeport from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays through April, and ask for Wayne Weirer, league president. After April, call Weirer at 815-563-4112.
Piano Class – If you are interested in learning to play piano, classes are being held Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at the NICAA Golden Meals site, 524 W. Stephenson. Classes include both individual and group instruction. The cost for the class is $30 for six weeks. Please call Mary Heffner at 815-233-1756 for more information or to join.
Book Club – Calling all readers! Enjoy this monthly book club held at the Senior Activity Center at 216 E. Stephenson St. The club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. The book can be reserved by contacting the SRC. Please call the SRC for more information.