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 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 Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago comes to the SRC to assist with clipping toenails and basic foot care.
Exercise and yoga classes Stephenson County are held at SRC on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. for 45 minutes of fun and exercise at all fitness levels taught by Dr. Julie Smith. Class will incorporate stretching, strengthening and aerobic skills.
Tours — We have an American Classic Tours Book for 2018 available at the Senior Resource Center. Stop in and pick one up to plan your tours for the year.
Cards and Table 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 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 head and enter our first-ever Senior Brain Games. We are are looking for people 50 years old and better to participate as part of three-person teams. This competition will be held on the local, regional and state levels — just like the spelling bee was — culminating at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The fun starts at practice sessions in Freeport and throughout Jo Daviess County (check the activity schedule) and moves on to the local contest in Freeport on April 16 at the Senior Activity Center, 216 E. Stephenson St. The date and place will be announced soon for Jo Daviess County. The first and second place winners in both counties will advance to the Regional Level in June. The top two winners from each Regional Level will advance to the State Finals at the Illinois State Fair as part of the Senior Citizen’s Day celebrations.
Table Tennis held at St. John’s UCC Church, 1010 S. Park Blvd., Freeport on Tuesdays 9-10 a.m.
The Words of Wisdom Project is a video interview series where seniors 65+ share their life experiences, lessons, love … and the meaning of life. The video is created to provide a bridge between those with lots of experience and those thirsting for it. The series provides a venue for sharing important, memorable and teachable moments in the lives of those more experienced. This is a wonderful gift to leave for a loved one. The Words of Wisdom team will be at the Senior Resource Center interviewing seniors who choose to share their stories. Taking appointments now.
Visit the website at www.wordsofwisdomproject.org to watch previously recorded videos.
To register for the next Senior Resource Center WOW Day call 815.235.9777 ext. 221 to reserve an appointment.
Powerful Tools for the Caregiver – In the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. If you cannot attend all classes, come to the ones you can.
Give us a call… we’re here to help!
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.
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.
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.