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Executive Director By Susan Lawler March has never been my favorite month; but it has become the month I will look forward to in the upcoming years. The generosity, kindness and just out right humanitarianism flourished throughout our community. The month started out with Cathy Reglin’s retirement party; which was so well attended and gave her a wonderful farewell. Next came a visit from the Meadows of Franklin Grove; just a fun morning of Bingo and an opportunity to make new friends. Our 29th annual Chili/Soup Supper was a hit, starring The Super Red Hot Karaoke & DJ Service, our very own line dancers, fantastic guitarist, and an amazing audience.
To say the least we had a packed house; in fact, the event was to be over at 6 p.m., but at 7:30 we were still going strong. If you missed the great food, entertainment and just an all-round fun night; make sure you come to our annual Prom. LCCOA will knock your socks off. A special thank you goes out to Franklin Grove Living & Rehab Center, The Meadows of Franklin Grove, Oregon Living & Rehab Center and Maple Crossing at Amboy for sponsoring our Chili/ Soup Supper, and to all the volunteers who made our event the talk of the town. We move on to St. Pat’s Day and just a “Top of the Morning Day” we had; with music, fun games
From the WCSC Executive Director By Tori McDaniel I sure hope that “April showers, bring May flowers” is true! I’m so ready for spring and the ability to open the windows for fresh air. What do you like to do in the spring? We are looking to add a few more fun options for classes or events for our members. If you have an idea, please add it to the comment box in the dining room. Over the course of the year, we have tried offering various classes and events but haven’t gotten the participation
we had hoped for. We are obviously not doing a good job at scheduling things you would like to do, so we need your help in telling us what you would like to see offered. We know that everyone really enjoys our dances and we love to see how happy they make everyone that attends. Our dance last month was so much fun! Thank you to everyone that came. Each day we are beginning to see new faces which truly
and great refreshments. The only thing that could have made it better was a little Irish Jig and a bottle of Irish Beer. The reality is March could not have been a truly successful month without the generosity of the residents in our community. People purchasing tickets to give to other people, giving of their time and energy to make others happy and less alone, reaching out to give a helping hand, donating clothes, furniture, food and the list goes on. An e-mail went out to say there was a young woman in our community that needed everything including pots and pans; within days people from all over Lee County stepped up to the plate and donations flowed in. I am touched by the kindness that grows stronger each day. It is truly a amazing county to be a part of. To end our month we had a day to honor Ike Mercer and all the Veterans of Lee County. Ike was truly a wonderful person
and a great supporter of Lee County Council on Aging. He will be missed by LCCOA, Lee County, his friends, family and all who knew him and loved and admired him. In closing I would like to thank everyone that share their lives with us here at Lee County Council on Aging. We are grateful to be greeted each day by so many interesting and caring people. So mark your calendar for Saturday, April 6, from 6 p.m. until midnight, when you too will meet fun and interesting people and a great opportunity to dress up. If you missed your Prom here is your chance to attend the best Prom in town, or in fact any town. The Super Red Hot Karaoke & DJ Service will rock the whole night long. You might even become the King or Queen of the Prom. Until next time, Lee County Council on Aging – a place where you belong a place to call home. Happy Easter, Susan
brings us joy. We are so happy that the center is becoming a fun and lively meeting place for our patrons. We will continue to strive to make the center the best it can be, but we need your help. Please take a few minutes the next time you’re in, to tell us what you like to do. This will help us to determine what your interests are and allow us to focus on classes or activities that you will enjoy. Next month we will have a boxed lunch fundraiser on Friday, May 17. Mark your calendars now and tell your friends! This would be a great day to grab lunch and schedule a game of cards or pool. Speaking of pool, we have so many new friends that joined. The gentlemen have joked that they need a third table
and honestly, I think they do! Maybe in the future we will be able to get the group another pool table. If your interested in playing pool or joining an activity, please check out our activity section on page 8 of the Echo. We have an array of activities offered each day and there is something for everyone. If you have never been to the center but would like to join one of our activities, please come as we would love to have you! Beth or I would be happy to give you a tour of our facility and introduce you to fellow patrons. Just last week, Beth gave two tours which is exciting. We want our facility to be utilized as much as it can be! Don’t forget to drop your wish list in the comment box. – Tori
Golden Echo published monthly by Sauk Valley Media, 3200 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, IL 61081, in cooperation with the Lee County Council on Aging and Whiteside County Senior Center. Golden Echo disclaims any liability for any advertisements published herein and in no way endorses or guarantees these ads. Press releases of interest to seniors will be accepted at 100 W. Second St., Dixon, IL 61021; or 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, IL 61081. Deadline for submission is the 15th of each month. Golden Echo does not discriminate in admission to programs or treatment or employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act; the U.S. Civil Rights Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Age Discrimination Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have a right to file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Aging. For information, call 800-252-8966 (Voice & TDD), or contact the director of Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, IL 61021 or telephone 815-288-9236; or Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, IL 61081 or 815-622-9230. The senior centers do not require duration of residency or citizenship as a condition of participation in any services or programs funded by the Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging. Residency or citizenship may be a requirement for other programs that the senior centers may provide assistance with in application or accessing of same. Services are made available, in part, with funds provided under Title III-B of the Older American Act, and the Illinois General Revenue Funds, through the Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging. We are a United Way-funded agency.
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heard this and even have said it a few times, or maybe have eaten it. This was in reference to the Ballroom being LCCOA’s “bread and butter” – that LCCOA owns the ballroom and the proceeds help offset expenses for all of their wonderful programs. This is something I never knew. As a matter of fact, I don’t think many do. We are not like any other venue for this reason. How many other venues can say that they help seniors with a variety of services ranging from Medicare counseling to federal programs designed to help lower-income individuals with their part D plan premiums
and medication costs? The list goes on with many more assistant programs. While showing a young couple the Ballroom for a potential rental, I happened to mention all of this information, and they just couldn’t believe it. They had been to many other venues that wanted a much greater amount for rent, and noted that they all seemed so corporate and cold. The young lady proceeded to tell me that this was the coolest thing and she definitely wanted to be a part of it. Holding their wedding reception at the Post House Ballroom would be helping contribute to so many good caus-
es. This gave the young couple such a positive and great purpose to rent our Ballroom. I began to realize that I don’t think many people really do know this – I know I never did. From now on I will make this my mission. Please help by promoting our Ballroom because it truly does make a difference in people’s lives. So, let’s promote our “bread and butter” renting. The Post House Ballroom truly makes an impact on so many worthy programs. In advance, I thank you. Sincerely, Maureen Eccles
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The Emporium will put a spring in your step I think spring is just around the corner! The Emporium Thrift Center has filled up the hangers with great spring and summer clothing. Maybe it is a bit early for swimsuits, but we have them. Stop in and find that Easter outfit – the price won’t break your budget. We have shoes and purses, too. Spring makes us all think of our flowers, indoors and out. We have lots of flower pots, signs, flags etc. to decorate your yard. We have a
couple of shelves of necessities, such as nails, hinges, handles and some things we don’t even know what their use is. Come on in and have a look. For the crafters, we just heard about “glass mushrooms” for your yard. You just place a large glass bowl (upside down) on top of a large glass vase and set it in your flower garden. Leave it plain or spray paint it and fill it with marbles. The ideas are endless. We
tried it and it is darn cute. Stop in at the Emporium if you appreciate the old, the antique or the collectible. Right now we have a table full of Precious Moments – lovely for a gift or for your own shelf. There is lots of jewelry in the case to use as is or to re-purpose into your own special art. If you are feeling the need to “clean out,” we would love your donations. Call and tell us you are coming or just pull up to the curb
and we will help you get them inside. In doing this, you support the Whiteside County Senior Center. Come on in to The Emporium Thrift Center, 115 W. Third St., Sterling (across from County Market). Phone 815-535-0368. We’re open 5 days a week from 9 a.m.4 p.m., closed Wednesday and Sunday All our profits go to Whiteside County Senior Center.
LCCOA phone numbers
WCSC phone numbers
Office Hours – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Transportation 815-288-2117 888-239-9228 Post House Ballroom 815-288-0892
General Offices Outreach and free phones for hearing/sight impaired 815-288-9236 Toll-free 855-407-9236
LCCOA can also be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Check us out on Facebook – Post House Community Center/Lee County Council on Aging
1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling Transportation – 815-625-7433 • Information – 815-622-9230 ADRC hours:
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Email at email@example.com Go to wc-seniorcenter.org or follow us on Facebook. The Emporium Thrift Store, 15 W. Third St., Sterling 815-535-0368
• April 2019
Hello, everyone! It’s time for my second article here at LCCOA. I have had a little more time under my belt since my last article. Within the last few months, I have had more experience with the process of the Ballroom rentals. Cathy went on vacation to a wonderfully warm climate, so it was my time to step up to the plate. I wasn’t left totally alone! Susan and the rest of the gang assisted when needed. A BIG shout out to you all – thank you! While inquiring about the Ballroom, an old quote came up: “Bread and butter.” We have all
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Calling all grandparents, other relatives raising children Are you a grandparent or family member raising grandchildren or children under 18 years of age? The numbers of this are on the rise throughout the United States, and the technical name for it is “Grandfamilies.” There is an overwhelming amount of families living in this situation that are in need of services, especially those who are retired and living on fixed incomes. You can view statistics by state at grandfamilies.org. In Illinois, we have over 280,506 children under 18 that live in homes where grandparents or other relatives are raising them with the majority being raised by grandparents themselves. We know with the staggering statistics, “Grandfamilies” are becoming more common locally. In response
to this, LCCOA and WCSC are asking for your help. Both Outreach Departments are looking to compile a list of grandparents and other relatives raising children in our area so that we can help fill a need. What does this mean for Lee and Whiteside counties? For families living in this situation, we are looking to compile a confidential list so that we can better assist individuals who could benefit from, or are specifically in need of, resources such as support groups, parent cafés, gap funding, and assistive technology. If you are interested in being a part of this, please contact either LCCOA or WCSC Outreach Departments. We will add your name to our internal database and keep you posted if resources become available.
Your information is confidential. Throughout the years we have had a general assistance program, better known as “Gap” funding, to help fill a need for individuals over 60 years of age, or caregivers of those that are over 60 years of age. In past years we also had, at times, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren gap funding, which is similar to what we are looking to obtain again. We have recently been presented with the idea of trying to bring the Grandparents or Other Relatives Raising Children gap funding to our communities. While we do look at certain criteria, these programs are not necessarily income specific. The “gap” funds are used to fill an immediate need and help families to get back on their feet. Together, we want to help our
communities in Lee and Whiteside counties. We can make great things happen in the lives of so many individuals. If you or someone you know are raising family members under 18 years of age, contact us at the appropriate center below and let us begin the journey to help you. Lee County Council on Aging, 815288-9236, ask for Outreach Whiteside County Senior Center, 815-622-9230 ext. 194
Important notice Due to continuing education training, WCSC will not be accepting walk-ins on Monday, April 29. Walkins will be accepted Tuesday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. instead. LCCOA Outreach Dept. also will be closed on April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 pm.
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LaDonna Groshans, Vice Chair Kristin Carlson, Secretary
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Cheryl Smith Terry Stephenitch Nancy Varga
Whiteside County Senior Center Board Members and Officers Joe Bright, President Karla Burn, Treasurer Janice Bell John Espinoza
Lori Cortez, Vice President Emily Taylor, Secretary Al Campbell
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MEMBERSHIP & DUES Ervin and Carol Massingill, Evelyn Maxwell, Clarise McGinn, Charles and Debra McKenna, John and Mary Lou Melton, Charles and Wilma Meyer, Linda Miliano, Harold and Kay Monroe, Susan Moore, Harold Muntean, Marilyn Murphy Kathy Needham, Jim and Karen Nelson, Thomas and Sue Nestor, Julie Newton David and Gladys Olinger Gary and Freida Potter Velma Quinn Jerome Ries, Hazel Rikje, Bob Robbins, Bobby and Kristy Roberson, Irma Russell Edward Schweiss, Mary Joan Seger, Ronetta Smith, Mike and Cecelia Spain, Patricia Spratt, David and Gloria Sproul, Anita Stickel Gerry and Georgia Temmen, Robert and Linda Thurm Joan Valente Walter and Jeanette Wagner. William and DeLite Walls, Ethel Warner, Diantha Wentling, Rodney and Edna Wetzell, Peggy Willey, Marilyn Williams, Ann Wilson, Laverne and Carol Woessner, Kenneteh and Paulette Wolf, Ruth Wolf, Sharon Woodring, James and Gail Wright
Thank you to all our volunteers who donated their time, energy and services and those who gave monetary and non-monetary donations. We also thank everyone who gave anonymous donations. Dixon Food Pantry, United Way of Lee County, Lee County Health Department, Whatever It Takes Repair, Inc.. Franklin Grove Living & Rehab. Center, The Meadows of Franklin Grove Oregon Living & Rehab. Center, Maple Crossing at Amboy Rehab. & Memory Care, Aktion Club David Brinkley, Viktoria Buchloh
LCCOA welcomes members Membership dues paid: Twila Beard, Katherine Bertling, Barbara Cargill, Bob & Jane Chambers, Dean & Sandra Considine, Jo Anne Dalke, Tim Deem, Vickie Dickson, David Diveley, William & Phyllis Doan*, Jacqueline Drought, Mark & Janine Eykamp, Barbara Fane, Bob & Debra Fossett, Darla Foulker, Patty Frey, Phyllis Gates, Dennis & Monica Hendricks, Don & Kathy Hess, Don & Marie Hickman, Darlene Hinkle, Roger & Joan Kelly, Carol Kirby, June Kremnitzer, Greg Langan, Francis & Joan Lemme, Kathy Luther-Grossman, LaVina Marschang, Vera Mason, Dick &
Thank you to WCSC volunteers Rock Falls Rehab, CGH Home Nursing, Gaffey Home Nursing, Sauk Valley Senior Living and Rehab, United Way, Prophet Manor, Prophetstown, Erie Pubic Library, Odell Public Library, Morrison, Walmart Distribution, Regency Care of Sterling, Resthave of Morrison, Betty Glassbunn, Royal Neighbors
SONG AND DANCE AT WCSC The folks at WCSC had a spring in their step and a song in their heart Thursday, March 21, when Roger Weiss entertained the audience with some classic songs from throughout the decades. Most people just enjoyed listening to the music, but a few also danced.
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We would like to thank the people who recently paid their WCSC Membership dues: Vernon and Darlene Adolph Mary Arduini, Anne Atilano Elizabeth Bellini, Dealla Boehmke Allen and Jan Campbell, JoAnn Canaday, William Charleston Rita Clifton, Karen Cowley, Nicholas and Estela Cruz William and Dorothy Denny Gloria Engel, David and Pamela Erby, Rachel Espinosa Robert Freid Marilyn and Suzanne Garien, Nancy Greth Suzanne Haan, Marianne Hardt, Gary and Deanna Hasselbacher Kenneth and Lois Heerdt, Ruth Hefelbower, Robert Hewes, Carol Hill, Margo Horner, Charles and Hilda Howard, Gerry and James Hunsberger, Judy Hunsberger, Wanda Hunsberger, John and Guadalupe Hurley Richard and Rita Jacks, Joan Johnson, Bill and Sharon Johnston Ed Kerley, Sue Klock, Dennis and Diana Knappm, Judy Kohl, Marilyn Kollie Marjorie Little, Susan Little
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LEE COUNTY | ANNUAL CHILI/SOUP SUPPER
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ABOVE: The Aktion Team of volunteers were a wonderful asset to our annual Chili/Soup Supper. They helped to make our event a great success. RIGHT: The Super Red Hot Karaoke & DJ Service were a hit at our annual Chili/Soup Supper. Their songs and our Western theme brought in more than 171 guests.
Pictured are our very own line dancers, and our very large audience enjoying the music and great food sponsored by Franklin Grove Living & Rehab Center, Meadows of Franklin Grove, Oregon Living & Rehab Center, and Maple Crossing at Amboy.
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These are the girls who do the foot clinic – called Fancy Feet. They are: Stephanie Sloane, Deb Johnson, and Sharon Krahn. They’ll soak your feet, cut your toenails, and give you a foot massage. Call 815-213-0324 for an appointment.
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ABOVE: These gents enjoyed a few games of pool at the Whiteside County Senior Center: From left to right: Bob Whitlock, Charlie Stanfield, Carroll Whitlock, Joe Fornero, Bud Jordan, Roger Stanfield, and John Jiminez. Not pictured are Louis Guerrero and Don Gaffey and others. We can still use more pool players – come and join us. LEFT: There were plenty of beads and smiles during a Mardi Gras celebration. We gave out beads, had a quiz about Mardi Gras, and Hope Howell won a gift card from Dairy Queen. Thank you all for playing.
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Weekly activities and meetings: Lee County Council on Aging Mondays 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. – Open pool table, open cards 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Computer lab 9 a.m. – Exercise 10 a.m. – Dance exercise class 11:30 a.m. – Lifescape lunch served (Reservations) 1 p.m. – Rummikub Tuesdays 8a.m.-4p.m. – Open pool table, open
cards 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Computer lab 9a.m. – Golden Kiwanis 10-11a.m. – Line dancing 11:30 a.m. – Lifescape lunch served (Reservations) 1 p.m. – Pinochle Wednesdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. – Open pool table, open cards 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Computer lab
11:30 a.m. – Lifescape Lunch served (Reservations) 1 p.m. – Pinochle Thursdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. – Open pool table, open cards 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Computer lab 9 a.m. – Exercise 10 a.m. – Dance exercise class 11:30 a.m. – Lifescape lunch served (Reservations)
1 p.m. – Crocheting and crafting 1 p.m. – Euchre tournament Fridays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. – Open pool table, open cards 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Computer lab 11:30 a.m. – Lifescape lunch served (Reservations) 12:30 p.m. – Duplicate Bridge 1 p.m. – Dominoes
Weekly activities and meetings: Whiteside County Senior Center Mondays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. – Playing pool, cards, socializing, computer lab 10 a.m.– Kings on Corner cards 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch 12:30 p.m. – Pinochle 12:30 p.m. – Crochet/knitting club Tuesdays 8 a.m-4 p.m.– Playing pool, cards, socializing, computer lab 10 a.m.– Kings on Corner cards
10 a.m.-noon – Commodities, must meet income guidelines 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch 12:45 p.m. – Euchre, $3 to play, prizes, bring a snack. 12:45 p.m.– Scrabble, bring a snack Wednesdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.– Playing pool, cards, socializing, computer lab 10 a.m.– Kings on Corner cards 10 a.m.– Canasta
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch 12:30 p.m.– Pinochle 1 p.m. – Bingo, bring a canned good or $1 to play Thursdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.– Playing pool, cards, socializing, computer lab 10 a.m.– Kings on Corner cards 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch 12:30 p.m.– Hand and Foot card game; bring a snack
Fridays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.– Playing pool, cards,socializing, computer lab 10 a.m. – Kings on Corner cards 10 a.m. – Intermediate Line Dancing – check to see where dancing 11 a.m. – Beginning Line Dancing 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.– NO LUNCH ON FRIDAYS 12:30 p.m. – Mexican Train Dominoes, prizes, and bring a snack. 12:30 p.m. – Pinochle
Monthly activities and meetings: Lee County Council on Aging April 2 Quarter Mania is the Post House Ballroom April 3 9-11 a.m. – Matter of Balance Class Series (call to sign up) April 4 10-11 a.m. – Paw Paw Monthly SHIP Site (by appointment only) April 6 6 p.m.-midnight – Spring Prom
April 9 1-2 p.m. – Ashton monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) April 10 9-11 a.m. – Matter of Balance class April14 12:30-4 p.m. – Euchre tournament April 17 9-11 a.m. – Matter of Balance class 10-11 a.m. – Amboy monthly SHIP
site (by appointment only) 11:15-11:45 a.m. – Sublette monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) April 22 10-11 a.m. – Countryside monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Blood pressure checks by Dixon Rehab and Healthcare April 24 9-11 a.m. – Matter of Balance class
May 5 12:30-4 p.m. – Euchre tournament May 5 1-4 p.m. – Volunteer Appreciation Party May 8 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - AARP safe drivers class May 9 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – AARP safe driver’s class
Monthly activities and meetings: Whiteside County Senior Center April 3 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Foot clinic. Call for appointment: 815-213-0324 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Blood pressure check by CGH Home Nursing 11:20 a.m.– Celebrating April birthdays 1 p.m. – Bingo, with prizes by Resthave of Morrison and snacks by WCSC. (Donate a can of food or $1 to play) April 4 9 a.m. – Yoga class, bring yoga mat, members only April 9 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Prophetstown monthly SHIP site (by appointment only)
April 10 10-11 a.m. – Morrison monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) 11 a.m.-noon – Blood pressure check by Gaffey Home Nursing 1 p.m. – Bingo, with prizes by Citadel, snacks by WCSC. (Donate a can of food or $1 to play) April 13 1 p.m. – Sauk Computer Users Club meeting April 17 9-10 a.m. – Erie monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) 10:30 a.m. – Dr. Coyle presentation 10:30 a.m.– Price is Right by Heritage
Woods 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Blood pressure check by Sauk Valley Living and Rehab 12:30 p.m. – TRIAD 1 p.m.– Bingo, with prizes by Sauk Valley Living and Rehab, snacks by WCSC. (Donate a can of food or $1 to play) April 18 10-11 a.m. – Fulton monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) April 23 12:30 p.m. – Brain health class April 24 10:30-11:30 a.m.– Blood pressure
Fulton April 17 – Fancy Feet Foot Clinic, Sharon Krahn. Call 815-718-5294 for appointment. April 18 – Whiteside County Senior Center Outreach, at Andersen Nature Center at 409 N. Fourth St., Fulton. Call 815-622-9230 for appointment.
check by Citadel of Sterling 12:30 p.m. – Whiteside County Housing Authority information presentation 1 p.m. – Bingo, sponsored by WCSC, snacks by WCSC. (Donate a can of food or $1 to play) April 25 12:30 p.m.– Medicare Choices Class April 28 1 p.m.– Euchre tournament at WCSC. Sign-in is 12:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per entry and 25 cents a set, with a 100 percent payback. There will also be a 50/50 drawing.
If you are interested in joining us for the above monthly activities, contact Whiteside County Senior Center at 815-622-9230 or 888622-9230; or Lee County Council on Aging at 815-288-9236 or 855-407-9236.
April meals at Lee County Council on Aging breast, cheesy potatoes, seasoned green beans, dinner roll, JELL-O w/fruit, milk. Monday: Baked pork chop, mashed potatoes w/gravy, mixed veggies, tossed salad with dressing, dinner roll, apple crisp, milk. Thursday: Sweet and sour meatballs, fluffy rice, blended veggies, wheat bread, apricots, milk; Friday: Chicken salad w/tomato, milk. April 22-26 Monday: Creamy chicken w/ pasta, broccoli, baked apples, wheat bread, milk. Tuesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes w/gravy, stewed tomatoes w/zucchini,
dinner roll w/butter, apricots, milk. Monday: Citrus baked ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, fruit cocktail, milk; Thursday: Italian sausage w/peppers on bun, red potato wedges, Italian blend vegetables, diced peaches, milk. Friday: Cheeseburger, wheat bun, tator tots, baked beans, pineapple tidbits, milk. April 29-30 Monday: Meatball sub, peas and carrots, seasoned potato wedges, Mandarin oranges, milk. Tuesday: Sweet/sour chicken, fluffy rice, stir fry veggies, dinner roll, apricots, milk.
April meals at Whiteside County Senior Center April 1-4 Monday: Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable and dessert. Tuesday: Cheeseburger, potato salad, baked beans and dessert. Monday: Baked BBQ chicken legs, potato, vegetable and dessert. Thursday: Catered by Resthave of Morrison. April 9-10 Monday: Homemade battered
and dessert. Tuesday: Lasagna, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Monday: Beef stew, rice, cornbread, salad and dessert. Thursday: Taco salad and dessert. April 22-25 Monday: Sloppy joe’s, potato, vegetable and dessert. Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs,garlic bread, salad and dessert. Wednesday Baked pork chop, potato,
chicken strips, potato, salad and dessert. Tuesday: Hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable and dessert. Monday: Meatloaf, potato, vegetable and dessert. Thursday: Baked cod or alternative, vegetable, salad and dessert. April 15-18 Monday: Grilled hot ham & cheese sandwich, tomato soup
vegetable and dessert. Thursday: BLT’s with a loaded baked potato and dessert. April 29-30 Monday: Salisbury steak, potato, vegetable, salad and dessert. Tuesday: Oven-fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, vegetable and dessert.
April meals at Golden Meals in Rock Falls Bread, margarine & milk offered with every meal April 1-5 Monday: Sloppy Joes, potato wedges, applesauce, whole wheat bun. Tuesday: Tuna & noodles, peas, fresh fruit. Wednesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, lima beans, fresh fruit. Thursday: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes/ gravy, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit. Friday: Tuna salad, potato salad, applesauce, whole wheat bun
April 8-12 Monday: Beef & noodles, green beans, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Scalloped potatoes and ham, carrots, fresh fruit. Wednesday: Spaghetti, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit. Thursday: Baked cod in lemon butter, parslied potatoes, spinach, fresh fruit. Friday: Chili, applesauce, corn bread April 15-19 Monday: Swedish meatballs, parslied potatoes, green beans,
fresh fruit. Tuesday: Easy chicken casserole, cheesy potatoes, green beans, fresh fruit. Wednesday: Pepper steak, mashed potatoes, corn, fresh fruit. Thursday: Ham loaf, sweet potatoes, peas, fresh fruit. Friday: Sites closed for Good Friday April 22-26 Monday: Italian sausage/green peppers, red potato wedges, green beans, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Pork loin, cheesy potatoes,
broccoli, Fresh fruit. Wednesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn, fresh fruit. Thursday: Glazed baked ham, mashed potatoes, peas, fresh fruit. Friday: Chicken salad, pea salad, peaches, whole wheat bun April 29-30 Monday: Sloppy Joes, potato wedges, applesauce, whole wheat bun. Tuesday:, Tuna & noodle casserole, peas, fresh fruit
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April 1-5 Monday: Country meatballs, mashed potatoes w/gravy, Brussels sprouts, dinner roll, peaches, milk. Tuesday: Pizza burger, wheat bun, green beans, tator tots, diced pears, milk. Monday: Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, steamed peas, whole kernel corn, garlic bread, apricots, milk. Thursday: Ham w/chicken noodles, milk; Friday: Seasoned tilapia, roasted potatoes, green beans, Mandarin oranges, dinner roll, milk. April 8-12 Monday: Chicken Parmesan pasta w/marinara, Sicilian blend
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Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque, Iowa Wednesdays April 3 & May 15 Cost: $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Cost includes transportation and free buffet lunch. Pickup at Shopko in Dixon at 8 a.m. and pickup at Sterling Walmart (northeast corner) at 8:30 a.m. Drop-off at Sterling Walmart first and then Dixon Shopko. Pay for this trip at WCSC.
Menopause Show Thursday, April 18, at The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, Wis. Cost: $120 for members, $125 for nonmembers Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats,and more! And men love it,too! Pay for this trip at WCSC. Deadline to sign up is March 16, 2019. Bus leaves Sterling Walmart at 7:45 a.m. and Dixon Shopko at 8:00 a.m. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., meal at 11:15 a.m., and show at 1:30 p.m.
Nashville Show trip April 29-May 4, 2019 – 6 Days/5 nights Cost: $675 per person, double occupancy This incredible price from Dixon: includes transportation, 5 nights lodging, 8 meals( 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners), 2 great shows ( The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville nightlife dinner theater), guided tours of Nashville, Belle Meade Plantation, admission to the country Music Hall of Fame, Delta flatboats in side Opryland Hotel, Patsy Cline museum and much more. Call Lee County Council on Aging 815-288-9236
Q Casino, Dubuque, Iowa Wednesday, June 19 Cost: $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Pickup at Shopko in Dixon at 8 a.m. and pickup at Walmart Supercenter in Sterling at 8:30 a.m. You get $10 on your card, $15 toward lunch, a deck of cards, a $5 table game match play coupon, a $1 Roulette wager, and a slot cord.
A Tribute to Buddy Holly Thursday, May 30, at Circa 21, Rock Island, Ill. Cost: $85 for members, $90 for nonmembers Features all the band’s hits. This will be an unforgettable musical journey. Pay for this trip at WCSC. Deadline to sign up is May 17. Bus leaves Sterling Walmart at 10:30 a.m. and Dixon Shopko at 10:15 a.m. Doors open at 11:45 a.m., meal at noon. and show at 1 p.m.
LCCOA presents 3 days and 2 nights in fabulous Chicago Tuesday, June 25-Thursday, June 27 Cost: $405 – the deal of a lifetime! Board your spacious motorcoach and set off for your destination: exciting Chicago! Upon arrival you’ll enjoy a visit to the World Famous 360 Chicago; located along Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before checking into your Chicago area hotel. The trip includes: 5 meals, motorcoach, hotel and entry to all events. You will cruise Lake Michigan on the Skyline Cruise ship, visit historic Navy Pier, Chicago famous Money Museum, Dinner and Entertainment, Architectural Luncheon Cruise on the Odyssey River Chicago complete with DJ and Dance Floor and much more. What a wonderful trip; do not miss this one!
Celebration Belle – Classic Oldies Cruise
Force Academy, Royal Gorge, Bridge and Aerial Tram, Manitou Springs at the foot of famous Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, U.S. Olympic Training Center, and much more. Leave Dixon Shopko at 8 a.m. and Sterling Walmart at 8:45 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC.
Tommy Gun’s Garage Dinner Theatre, Chicago Sept.18 Cost: $120 for members, $125 for nonmembers This garage is a speakeasy that offers a musical comedy review with da gangsters, da flappers and YOU! You will be transported back to the 1920s. Pay for this trip at WCSC. Deadline to sign up for this trip is Sept. 6. Bus leaves Sterling Walmart at 9:30 a.m. and Dixon Shopko at 9:45 a.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., meal at 12:30 p.m. and show at 1:30 p.m.
Celebration Belle, Fall Foliage Cruise
Cost: $95 for members, $105 for non-members; cost includes transportation, show and hot lunch buffet While you’re cruising down the Mississippi, just sit back and reminisce to the songs that bring back all the memories of the juke box era. The magical songs that made the ‘50s and ‘60s the era to remember. Music from artists such as Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and more come to life again in this Classic Oldies show. For more information call Lee County Council on Aging at 815-288-9236.
Mount Rushmore trip June 23-29 Cost: $779 for members, $829 for nonmembers, double occupancy Eight nights lodging, including 4 consecutive nights in South Dakota. Ten meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners. Visit to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Unique Journey Museum, Deadwood, plus gaming at a Deadwood Casino, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, and much more. Leave Dixon Shopko at 8 a.m. and Sterling Walmart at 8:45 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC.
Colorado Springs trip Aug. 18-24 Cost: $839 for members, $889 for nonmembers, double occupancy Six nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in scenic Colorado. 10 Meals: 6 breakfast and 4 dinners. Tour of the Garden of the Gods, United States Air
Oct. 11 Cost: $95 for members, $105 for non-members, cost includes transportation, cruise and hot lunch buffet. We will cruise the Mississippi River enjoying the Fall Foliage. To top it off, we will have live entertainment – call Lee county Council on Aging at 815-288-9236
Beautiful Maine trip Oct. 12-20 $1,099 for members, $1,149 for nonmembers, double occupancy Eight nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in Maine. 14 meals: 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners. Guided tour of Portland, Maine’s largest city-by-the-sea, guided tour of quaint Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, tour of historic Victoria Mansion, guided tour of Pineland Farms, a picturesque working farm, visit to Boothbay Railway Village, visit to the Seashore Trolley Museum and countryside trolley ride, and much more. Leave Sterling Walmart at 8 a.m. and Dixon Shopko at 8:45 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC starting Oct. 1.
Oct. 31 to Nov. 18 On Oct. 31 we will fly to Barcelona, Spain, and spend 2 nights before embarking on our cruise ship. We will have 4 stops in Spain and 2 in Portugal. Ship will return to the United States on Nov.18 and we will fly home that day. A deposit of $1000 per person is required at signing. Trip includes all transportation, cruise, and hotel. Book by March 1, 2019. Any questions please call Glenda at the Whiteside County Senior Center 815-622-9230 ext. 218. Only 1 cabin left.
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Ages 5 and under (must be accompanied by an adult): $1 one way
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People age 6 to 59 years: $2 one way
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Seniors or individuals with a disability: $1 one way (unless qualified under Medicaid or other program)
Out-of-county trips can be arranged, subject to availability: 25 cents per mile
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Matter of Balance Class Series at Lee County Council on Aging
Lee County Council on Aging’s ninth annual Spring Prom at the Post House Ballroom Saturday, April 6 – 6 p.m. until midnight Sponsored by Unity Hospice. For ages 21 to 121. Appetizers, dancing, door prizes, entertainment, cash bar. Who will be this year’s King and Queen? Will it be you? Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Buy tickets at Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon.
Euchre tournament at LCCOA Sunday, April 14, 12:30-4 p.m. $5 entry, 25 cents a set, with 100 percent payback!
Easter Egg Hunt for Seniors at LCCOA Thursday, April 18, Noon to 3 p.m. Come and join us for a fun afternoon. Hunt for Easter eggs from noon to 1 p.m. Find the eggs with a number inside and win a prize. Refreshments will be served from noon to 3 p.m.
Volunteer Appreciation at the Post House Ballroom
May 5, 1 to 5 p.m. Refreshments and DJ. If you thought the Chili Supper was awesom, you will love the Volunteer Appreciation Event!! All volunteers welcomed. Please call 815-2889236 for reservations.
Food Safety and Storage & Cooking within a budget Save the date: May 20 at 12:30 p.m. At Lee County Council on Aging, Kate Gustafson from Franklin Grove Living and Rehab will present food safety and storage tips, and cooking within a budget
Upcoming Special Events in Whiteside County Foot Clinic at Whiteside County Senior Center Wednesday, April 3, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Foot care will be available for all senior citizens. They will soak your feet, trim your toenails, and give you a fabulous foot massage For appointments call Fancy Feet at 815-213-0324. Cost is $25.
SOMETHING NEW!! – YOGA CLASS!!
Group will meet with a question-and-answer time. There will be a short business meeting followed with a presentation by Neal Shipley on Microsoft Word Tips. Everyone with an interest in computers/technology is invited. Refreshments will be available.
Come play Price is Right game and guess the price of an item and take that item home. Stay for lunch which will be beef stew, rice, corn bread, salad and dessert. This is sponsored by Heritage Woods
Dr. Coyle Presentation at WCSC
Tuesday, April 23, at 12:30 p.m. Karla of the Univ of Il will help us better understand our brain. She will go over information related to brain health research, as well; as fun and interesting strategies and exercises to challenge ourselves.
Starting Thursday, April 4, from 9 to 10 a.m. every Thursday Sherry Prescott will lead a yoga class, starting with a chair yoga. Please bring a yoga mat, members only.
Wednesday April 17, at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Coyle from the clinic will come and do a screening on any area of the back and also neck or shoulder depending on the area you are having trouble with. He will do range of motion also. Call 622-9230 for an appointment.
Sauk Computer User Group
Price Is Right at WCSC
Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m.
Help WCSC pick some games Whiteside County Senior Center is asking for your help in choosing games you would enjoy playing as a group. Listed below are a few you might like. 1.Yahtzee 2. Spades 3. Hearts 4. Parcheesi 5. UNO 6. Rook 7. Pokeno Please give us a call at 815-622-9230 with your choices, or feel free to suggest other games.
Brain Health Class
Housing Information Wednesday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. Come and listen to the Whiteside Housing Authority talk about various housing programs that are available for low income people.
This would be in Sterling/Rock Falls. Lyn Deter is the executive director of this program.
Medicare Choices Class Thursday, April 25, at 12:30 p.m. Are you new to Medicare and need help navigating your choices? The WCSC Outreach Department will be hosting their “Medicare Choices” class. There is no charge to attend. Please call in advance to get signed up at 815-622-9230 ext.194.
Euchre Tournament at WCSC Sunday, April 28, at 1 p.m. Sign-in is 12:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per entry and 25 cents a set, with a 100 percent payback. There will also be a 50/50 drawing.
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9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, starting March 27 thru May 15 Call us at 815-288-9236 to register for this great opportunity to manage concerns about falls and learn how to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, exercise to increase strength and balance, and make changes to reduce fall risks at home. Earn a certificate of completion when you complete the series. Presented by Lynnell Brownlee, RN UIC Con Student Volunteer,
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