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G olden Echo A publication of Sauk Valley Media in cooperation with Lee County Council on Aging and Whiteside County Senior Center – United Way agencies Volume 12

June 2019

Edition 8


~ Adopt a Spot ~ Adopt a Senior ~

LCCOA is looking to implement a new program beginning July 1, 2019. The program would consist of 4 mini-day trips throughout the area for our Seniors. The cost of sponsoring 1 spot would be approximately $500, which would cover the cost of the transportation, meal and point(s) of interest. The cost of sponsoring one senior for one mini-day trip would be approximately $25. If you, anyone you know, or any company would be interested in partnering with LCCOA for this new program, please contact us at Lee County Council on Aging 815-288-9236.

INSIDE From the Directors.......................................................2 At the Emporium.........................................................3 Thank You’s..................................................................4

Membership Dues Paid................................................4 Pictures.......................................................................6-7 Weekly, Monthly Activities..........................................8


Greg Majeski


Upcoming Trips............................................................9 Meal Sites....................................................................10 Upcoming Special Events..........................................11



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2 From the LCCOA

Executive Director By Susan Lawler

I hope you had a great Mother’s Day! Whether you are a mother, grandmother, Godmother, or supporter of the family, I hope you carved out a little time for yourself and celebrated “you” an amazing person. As moms we spend all our time taking care of family and friends, so we often forget to take care of ourselves. If you didn’t take time out for yourself stop! Make today your day and pamper yourself, you

deserve it. As I sit here, thinking of what LCCOA means to the community; we are the moms, the caregivers, the guardians, the protectors and friends to our senior population. We here at LCCOA have a major responsibility to all our friends and families that patron our Center. The staff and I take our role very seriously. You can find us here late at night trying to come up with

From the WCSC Executive Director By Tori McDaniel It has always been apparent to me that our team isn’t made up of co-workers, but friends. They truly care about one another. Even during a heartbreaking time, they continue to ensure everyone else is OK. It started as a normal Wednesday, completing various tasks. As we got closer to the afternoon, it became an extremely emotional

and heartbreaking afternoon. I write this to not only inform you of Jack’s passing, because I know he made an impact on many of your lives by getting you where you needed to go, but to also reflect on how lucky we are here at the center. As most of you know, Jack was a driver for us here at WCPT for several years. There are times that are

solutions to improve the lives of our seniors. Every event, party, game or program is geared to enhance and enrich our senior’s lives. It is hard, yet very rewarding and enjoyable for all of us here at LCCOA. We often reach out to the community to help not only financially, but also for your ideas and suggestions. If you have a place you would like to visit or an idea you would like to share please contact LCCOA at 815-288-9236. Please help make 2019 summer, a summer to remember. The theme for the month of June is “Coming Together to Make a Difference”. How can you make a difference? Just visiting the Center and

spending time with those that need an ear to listen, a voice to converse with, someone to play a game of cards, shoot pool or just a friendly smile. It doesn’t take money, but it does take time. So come and make a difference and bring your ideas and suggestion. We like to hear from you. Thank you for all your support, it has been a great year! Before I sign off, we have a pool table we would like to sell. Please call LCCOA at 815-288-9236 if you are interested in making an offer on our pool table. Until next time, LCCOA a place where you belong a place to call home. Susan

stressful, plans that don’t go as planned, and days that could have gone better, but in the end I look forward to coming to work each day. I love what I do, but most of all I am grateful for those that I get to work with. They are hardworking, funny, and caring. They make the stressful days not as bad; the days that didn’t go as planned are OK because we come up with a new plan; and the days that could have gone better are used for reflection. We spend so much of our time out of our homes and such a great deal of our time working that it is vital to find joy. I feel beyond lucky that I have been able to find that

joy and work with some of the most amazing people! Jack will truly be missed, as he was an absolutely amazing person! While our team works through the loss of a beloved friend, I hope they reflect on the joy that they had and the time they spent together. I hope that they remember how much they truly mean to one another. I hope that Jack’s family feels a bit of joy in knowing how much he meant to all of us. Our thoughts are with them in this difficult time and we send them our deepest condolences. Sincerely, 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.


Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for gifts, The Emporium can help

Free Rules of the Road class in June

donation of Precious Moments; these even came in their boxes, wonderful conditions – good for gift giving. Do you have someone celebrating a special anniversary? We have lovely plates, frames, bowls, and candlestick holders for 25th, 40th, and 50th anniversaries. The Emporium is a good place to pick up cards for birthday, get well, etc., for 25 cents each. We want to remind the men out there, you have your own department at The Emporium. It is really full of pants, shorts, T-shirts, sport shirts, and lightweight jackets. Need clothes for a more dressedup occasion? We have sport jack-

ets, dress shirts and ties. I will count on the gals to pass this info on to the men. Just a word about donations; We will gladly take the “leftovers” from your garage sale. Cleaning out those closets? Think of us. Bring us the unusual and we will put it to good use. It all goes to benefit The Whiteside County Senior Center. The Emporium is located at 115 W. Third St. in Sterling. The phone number is 815-535-368. We are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; closed Wednesday and Sunday.



Celebrate all of life’s special moments at the Post House What’s a party? According to Google, it’s a social gathering of invited guests, involving food, drinks and entertainment. To me, it’s a celebration of life! A party can be anything you would like it to be. You can have a one-man party or a party with thousands of people. It can be two people sharing a bologna sandwich listening to your favorite

music, or a huge rager with hundreds of people. What’s important is you stop and recognize life’s moments worth celebrating: a new baby, birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries and so much more. A few years ago, a very special friend and her husband had a milestone anniversary approaching. Their family wanted to have a

party to celebrate. She wasn’t sure because a family member had been ill and that it may not be appropriate. When I was asked of my opinion, my answer was, “Yes! Your family wants to celebrate the two of you. Let them. Celebrate life!” She agreed to the party and had a fabulous time. What beautiful new memories had been created. My

friend was so grateful for the little advice. I have a confession. I can’t take the credit for this saying. It was advice given to me from my wonderful mom. It stuck, and I love sharing this gem. In my line of work, I feel blessed to help people celebrate life. Don’t forget to celebrate your life!

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 Go to 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:

Friday 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Outreach and free phones for hearing/sight impaired 815-622-9230

Monday Walk-ins from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Toll-free 888-622-9230

Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Email at Go to or follow us on Facebook. The Emporium Thrift Store, 15 W. Third St., Sterling 815-535-0368

• June 2019

Here we are ready to start June and finally get some of that warm weather. The Emporium is full (due to your donations) to the brim with clothing and all of the other household items. Maybe you aren’t aware of the accessories we carry. We have billfolds, makeup cases, “cheater” eye glasses, scarves, umbrellas, men’s baseball hats, and all types of bags to carry to the grocery store or library – colorful bags that somebody brought home from their vacation but never used. And speaking of vacation, the luggage comes in and goes out. Stop in and check it out. We have received another nice

DIXON – Lee County Council on Aging and the Post House Community Center will host a free Rules of the Road class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 18 at the Post House, 100 W. Second St. The class, offered by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office Department of Senior and Community Services, is designed as a refresher course to help people prepare to take a driving test. Call the center at 815288-9236 for more information.


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MEMBERSHIP & DUES Thank you to WCSC volunteers

Thank you to LCCOA volunteers 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 Sterling Federal Bank Harrison Insurance Fischers, Inc. Barbara Coss Diana Owens Anne & Ralph Mills, Jr. Ron & Cathy Reglin Jean Palmer

LCCOA welcomes members Membership dues paid: Cathy Anderson Mary Drew Joyce U. Gibson Leo & Jean McGrain* Diana Owens Patty Wiley * Partner** Sponsor*** Benefactor

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. Sauk Valley Food Bank Krogers County Market Citadel of Sterling

Rock Falls Rehab CGH Home Nursing Gaffey Home Nursing Sauk Valley Senior Living and Rehab United Way Erie Pubic Library Odell Public Library, Morrison Anderson Nature Center, Fulton Hospice Compassus Unity Hospice Vitas Healthcare

Walmart Distribution Regency Care of Sterling Beacon of Hope Hospice Resthave of Morrison Shirley Schwarz Pam Kolb Jean Tichler Mary Vos Lisa Bates Bud Jordan Joe Fornero Willy’s Restaurant

WSCS welcomes members Donna Hovorka Roger Hovorka Robert McCombs Freida McCombs Marlene Melcher-McNulty Ginny Mickley Ronald Mickley Cathy Paone

We would like to thank the people who recently paid their WCSC membership dues: Anthony Amesquita Jennifer Boehm Della Brenner Shirley Burger Charles Coughlin John Dauphin Judi Dauphin Joseph Drozd Susan Drozd John Fassler Sally Fassler Sylvia Frey Donna Haan Joe Haan PaulHocking

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Lee County Council on Aging Board Executive Committee and Officers Bonnie O’Connell, Chair Ed Roller, Treasurer Diane Blaine Janine Eykamp Cindy Gabany

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Pictured together are the caseworkers from both LCCOA and WCSC Outreach departments. In back we have (from left to right) Wendy, Linda, and Vicki. Pictured in front are Lindsay and Samantha. and I also enjoy my time with my coworkers.” Vicki – “I’ve learned that the clientele we serve are very resilient and a very special group of people that I really enjoy working with. Reaching out to those who otherwise don’t know about our services and showing them that there is help and that people haven’t forgotten them

along the way, this is what Outreach means to me.” Lindsay – “To me, Outreach has the meaning of reaching our clients in an all-encompassing way. We can help our clients with the ‘practical’ along with providing our clients hope. Where technology has taken over in many ways, faceto-face interaction is still popular

with us! My favorite part is meeting our clients where they are in life. Being able to listen and providing the information and services that a client needs is so important. I’ve been passionate about Outreach for 10 years.” Samantha – “I’ve been with LCCOA for going on 9 years now and I truly enjoy what I do. Outreach for me means more than just bringing information and services to people; it means reaching out to the community, being involved where I can, and taking an interest in my client’s needs so that I can better assist them with the programs and education they need. My family is the most important thing to me, but being able to help others and change lives even in the smallest or simplest ways is a huge part of what keeps me going. I knew from my first day here that I was in the right place. It is generally not easy, but I embrace each challenge with new goals and faith that it will all work out as it is supposed to.” Written by your dedicated Outreach and SHIP-certified caseworkers

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Perhaps you’ve been to either LCCOA or WCSC, seen caseworkers working in the Outreach offices, and wondered who are they, and what do they do? Have you ever wondered who it is that you’re going to meet with when you schedule an appointment? Maybe you’ve received assistance from a caseworker in the past but are now being scheduled with someone different. We understand questions, feelings, and even concerns can come about when speaking with someone new. Because of this, we want to take an opportunity to introduce – or re-introduce – ourselves by sharing what Outreach means to each of us. Wendy – “To me, Outreach is helping as many people as we can and hoping that they will pass along the word so that others will come to us for assistance. From Medicare to free amplified phones, it is our goal to help as many people as possible. In order to help others, I first need to respect them and realize that our clients are usually facing some form of crisis when they come to us.” Linda – “Having the ability to help seniors is gratifying and rewarding,

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From the music that kept us dancing and the brave souls who entertained us with their karaoke skills, to the friends that shared their stories and the kids pinata bashing, fun was had by all at our Cinco de Mayo celebration

TOP: The Dixon Community Trust Committee presents LCCOA a generous donation toward our handicap-accessible doors. BOTTOM: Ryan Harrison from Harrison Insurance presents LCCOA a generous donation toward our handicap-accessible doors.

BRIDGE SCORES Dixon Duplicate Bridge, April 2019 Winners Place, Name, % game, ACBL Master-points April 5 1 Barb Hermes & Janet Payne 70 .50 2 Dianne & Don Pauser 50 .26 2 Harry Stoudt & Susie Smith 50 .26 2 Barbara Bass & Frank Nester 50 .26 April 12 1 Helen Jennings & John Carlin 65.48 .80 2 Mimi Boysen & Barb Hermes 57.14 .56 3 Harry Stoudt & Joyce U Gibson 53.57 .40 4 Barbara Bass & Frank Nester 51.9 5 Jane & Roger Landreth 50 .28 April 26 1 Mimi Boysen & Barb Hermes 61.31 .80 2 Barbara Bass & Frank Nester – 60.71 .56 3 Jane & Roger Landreth 57.14 .40 4 Harry Stoudt & Phil Naffziger 53.57 .28 April Total Masterpoint Winners Name & Total Masterpoints for April Barb Hermes 1.86 Mimi Boysen 1.36 Harry Stoudt .94 Barbara Bass & Frank Nester .82 Helen Jennings & John Carlin .80 Jane & Roger Landreth .68 Janet Payne .50 Joyce U. Gibson .40 Phil Naffziger .28 Dianne & Don Pauser .26 Susie Smith .26 Note: The Dixon Duplicate Bridge Club is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League and holds open games with a Certified Director on 12:30 p.m. Fridays in the Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St. All bridge players are invited to come play with us! Partner Guaranteed, or bring your own.

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Here is a picture of some of the girls who went to Fireside and saw “Menopause: The Musical. It was so funny, and they all said they laughed so hard. Great show!

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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

8 a.m.-4 p.m. – Open pool table, open cards 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Computer lab 9 a.m. – Golden Kiwanis 10-11 a.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 (res-

ervations) 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, with 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 9 a.m.-10 a.m. – Yoga; bring mat; members only 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; bring a snack. 12:30 p.m. – Pinochle

Monthly activities and meetings: Lee County Council on Aging June 1 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Oliver’s Cookout; fundraiser for handicap doors June 6 10-11 a.m. – Paw Paw monthly SHIP Site (by appointment only)

appointment only) June 12 9:30-11:30 a.m. – STEAAM program; call Martha for details, 815-541-3220 June 14 9:30 a.m. – Bingo

June 9 Noon – Doors open for Euchre tournament

June 18 9:30 a.m. – Rules of the Road

June 10 1-2 p.m. – Ashton monthly SHIP Site (by

June 19 10-11 a.m. – Amboy monthly SHIP site

(by appointment only) 11:15-11:45 a.m. – Sublette monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) June 20 1 p.m. – Dedication of Lawless Garden June 24 10-11 a.m. – Countryside monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) June 27 10 a.m. – Fourth- to eighth-graders from

Salem Church; Seniors and children working together June 28 9:30 a.m. – Bingo 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Blood pressure checks by Dixon Rehabilitation and Healthcare July 18 4-7 p.m. – Sassy Steppers’ annual event; come out and join them for line dancing

Monthly activities and meetings: Whiteside County Senior Center June 3 9 a.m. -1 p.m. – ADRC walk-in June 5 8 a.m. 2 p.m. – Foot clinic; call 815-2130324 for appointment 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Blood pressure check by CGH Home Nursing 11:20 a.m. – Celebrating June birthdays 1 p.m. – Bingo; prizes by Resthave of Morrison, snacks by WCSC (Donate a can of food or $1 to play) June 6 10 a.m. – TRIAD opioid presentation June 7 National Donut Day – 8-11 a.m. June 8 1 p.m. – Sauk Computer User Group

June 10 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. – ADRC walk-in June 11 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Prophetstown monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) June 12 8 a.m.-noon – AARP driver safety class (day 1 of 2) 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Foot clinic; call 815-2130324 for appointment 10 a.m.-noon – Morrison monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) 11 a.m.-noon – Blood pressure check by Gaffey Home Nursing 1 p.m. – Bingo; prizes by Citadel of Sterling, snacks by WCSC June 13 8 a.m.-noon – AARP driver safety class

(Day 2 of 2) June 17 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – ADRC walk-in June19 10 a.m.-noon – Erie monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) 10:30-11:30 a.m – Blood pressure check 10:30 a.m. – Price is Right by Heritage Woods 12:30 p.m. – TRIAD 1 p.m. – Bingo; prizes by Castor Home Nursing, snacks by WCSC (Donate a can of food or $1 to play) June 20 10 a.m.-noon – Fulton monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) June 23 1 p.m. – Euchre tournament at WCSC.

Fulton June 19 – Fancy Feet foot clinic; call Sharon Krahn at 815-718-5294 for appointment June 20 – Whiteside County Senior Center Outreach at Andersen Nature Center, 409 N. Fourth St., Fulton. Call for 815-622-9230 for appointment

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. June 24 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – ADRC Walk-in June 25 12:30 p.m. – Brain health class June 26 10:30-11:30a.m. – Blood pressure check by Citadel 1 p.m. – Bingo; prizes by Hospice Compassus, snacks by WCSC (Donate a can of food or $1 to play) June 27 12:30 p.m. – Medicare choices class

If you are interested in joining us for the above monthly activities, contact Whiteside County Senior Center at 815-622-9230 or 888-622-9230; or Lee County Council on Aging at 815-288-9236 or 855-407-9236.

Upcoming Trips

Mount Rushmore Ttip

June 23-29, 2019 Cost: $779 members, $829 nonmembers, double occupancy Eight nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in South Dakota. 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners. Visit to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, tour of Wildlife Loop Road at Custer State Park, admission to the Unique Journey Museum, guided tour of Deadwood, plus gaming at a Deadwood Casino, visit to the amazing Crazy Horse Memorial, visit to the spectacular Badlands National Park, and much more. Leave Dixon Shopko at 8:00 a.m. and Sterling Walmart at 8:45 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC.

Lee County Council on Aging presents the Celebration Belle Classic Oldies Cruise

July 18, 2019 Cost: $95 members, $105 nonmembers. 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 50’s and 60’s 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.

Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque, Iowa

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Cost: $15 members, $20 nonmembers Cost includes transportation and free buffet lunch. Pickup at Shopko in Dixon at 8:00 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.

Colorado Springs Trip

August 18-24, 2019 Cost: $839 members, $889 nonmembers, double occupancy

Lee County Council on Aging presents 3 days and 2 nights in fabulous Chicago

Tuesday, Sept. 10 through Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 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’s 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!

Tommy Gun’s Garage Dinner Theatre, Chicago

September 18, 2019 Cost: $120 members, $125 nonmembers This garage is a speakeasy that offers a musical comedy review with da gangsters, da flappers, and YOU! You’ll be transported back to the1920’s, by da boss’s 1928 Model A Ford, Roaring Twenties music,memorabilia and pictures of da gangsters and coppers of da time. The mugs and molls dance and sing the Charleston and other musical selections from 1920’s composers like Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington. Pay for this trip at WCSC. Deadline to sign up for this trip is September 6, 2019. 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.

Cubs vs. Cardinals, Wrigley Field

1:20 pm game, Sept. 20, 2019 Cost: $115 for members, $120 nonmembers Terrace-reserved infield seats. Bus leaves Sterling WalMart at 7:45am and Dixon Shopko at 8 am. Trip includes game ticket, motorcoach transportation and driver tip. We will stop at Deklab Oasis on the way INTO the game, but optional on way home. Bus will drop off and pick up at Marquee Gate. Please feel free to bring snacks and drinks on the bus. NO ALCOHOL. Tickets are nonrefundable. Sign up will

begin June 3rd at the WCSC.

Beautiful Maine Trip

October 12-20, 2019 Cost: $1,099 members, $1,149 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 October 1.

Lee County Council on Aging presents the Celebration Belle Fall Foliage Cruise

Oct. 11, 2019 Cost: $95 members, $105 nonmembers. Cost includes transportation, cruise and hot lunch buffet. We will cruise the Mississippi River enjoying the fall foliage. The trees should be peaking with beautiful fall colors. Also on board you will enjoy live entertainment and food, starting off with hot homemade sticky rolls with assorted fresh fruits followed by a delicious hot lunch buffet. For more information call Lee County Council on Aging at 815-288-9236.

Spain anyone?

October 31 to November 18, 2019 On October 31 we will fly to Barcelona Spain and spend 2 nights before embarking 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. Any questions please call Glenda at 815-622-9230 ext.218. Only 1 cabin available.

Christmas Bakeries

November 22, 2019 Cost: $137 members, $142 nonmembers Cost includes transportation, lunch, and the whole tour. Visit 4-6 bakeries and shops during our extremely popular Christmas Bakery Bus in Milwaukee!! At each of the stops, your guests will receive treats, samples, and shopping time. Your fully narrated tour includes the history of Christmas holiday traditions of the Polish, Germans, Italians, Irish, and more. Tour will start at 10 a.m. and lasts 5 hours, with lunch. Minimal walking. Bus will leave Sterling at 7:45 a.m. and will pick up in Dixon, if enough people sign up.

East Peoria Festival of Lights

Thursday, December 5 Cost: $55 members, $60 nonmembers. Cost includes transportation, admission to the lights and dinner. Details to follow.

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Wednesday June 19, 2019 Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Pickup at Shopko in Dixon at 8 a.m. and pickup at Walmart Supercenter in Sterling at 8:30 a.m. You walk in the door, and if you turn left, there is a casino, and if you turn right, there is a casino. What a bonus! You get $10 on your card, a deck of cards, a $5 table game match play coupon, a $1 Roulette wager, and a slot cord. Lunch is a $15 voucher which is good at two different restaurants, which we have menus for you to look at. Looks good, too. Pay for this trip at WCSC.

Six nights lodging, including 4 consecutive nights in scenic Colorado. Ten meals: 6 breakfast and 4 dinners. Tour of the Garden of the Gods, visit to the United States Air Force Academy, visit the Royal Gorge, including bridge and aerial tram, visit historic Manitou Springs at the foot of famous Pikes Peak, guided tour of Colorado Springs, visit the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and much more. Leave Dixon Shopko at 8:00 a.m. and Sterling Walmart at 8:45 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC.

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June meals at Lee County Council on Aging June 3-7

Monday: Chicken Parmesan pasta with marinara sauce, Sicilian-blended vegetables, dinner, diced pears. Tuesday: Chef salad with greens, turkey and ham, cucumbers, eggs, tomatoes, cheese, dinner roll with butter, Mandarin oranges, fruit juice. Wednesday: Polish sausage, sauerkraut, potato wedges, baked beans, chilled applesauce, hot dog on a bun. Thursday: Cheese ravioli with meat sauce, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, garlic bread, apricots. Friday: A) Pepper steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, Lima beans, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits, or B) Turkey and vegetable

June 10-14

Monday: Hamburger on a wheat bun, mac ad cheese, California-blended vegetables, diced peaches. Tuesday: BBQ chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, seasoned green beans, dinner roll, Jello with fruit. Wednesday: Baked pork chop, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables, tossed salad with dressing, dinner roll. Thursday: Sweet and sour, meatballs, fluffy rice, blended vegetables, wheat bread. Friday: A) Tropical chicken salad, cucumber slices, croissant, Mandarin oranges, pineapple juice, or B) Chicken salad with tomato.

June 17-21

Monday: Creamy chicken with pasta, broccoli, baked apples, wheat bread. Tuesday: Meatloaf, mashes potatoes with gravy, stewed tomatoes with zucchini, dinner roll with butter, apricots. Wednesday: Italian chicken salad with greens, carrots, eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, dinner roll. Thursday: Italian sausage with peppers on a bun, red potatoes wedges, Italian blended vegetables, diced peaches. Friday: A) Crispy fish sandwich on a wheat bun, potato pancakes, peas, pineapple tidbits, or B) Turkey minestrone.

June 24-28

Monday: Meatball sub, peas and carrots, seasoned potatoes wedges, Mandarin oranges. Tuesday: Sweet and sour chicken, fluffy rice, stir fry vegetables, dinner roll, apricots. Wednesday: Salisbury steak, cheesy potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, slices peaches. Thursday: A) Southwest salad (black beans, corn, cheese, chicken, tomato, onion), dinner roll with butter, fruit juice, or B) Tuna salad with chicken and rice. Friday: Hot ham and cheese on a wheat bun, tator tots, beaked beans, diced pears. * 8-ounce, low-fat milk served with all lunches

June meals at Whiteside County Senior Center June 3-6

Monday: Chicken and noodles, bread, salad and dessert. Tuesday: Lasagna, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Wednesday: Salisbury steak, potato vegetable and dessert. Thursday: Catered by Resthave of Morrison.

June 10-13

Monday: Country fried steak, potato, vegetable and dessert. Tuesday: Baked chicken breasts,vegetable, salad and dessert. Wednesday: Meatloaf, potato vegetable and dessert. Thursday: Ham and cabbage w/ potatoes and carrots, salad and dessert.

June 17-20

Monday: Battered chicken strips, potato, vegetable and dessert. Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs, bread, salad and dessert. Wednesday: Roast beef, potato vegetable and dessert. Thursday: Alaskan Pollock or alternative, vegetable, salad and dessert.

June 24-27

Monday: Bacon wrapped pork chops, potato, vegetable and desert. Tuesday: Tacos, beans, salad and dessert. Wednesday: Baked turkey w/ stuffing, potato, vegetable and dessert. Thursday: Hot beef sandwich, potato, salad and dessert.

June meals at Golden Meals in Rock Falls June 3-7

Monday: Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit; Tuesday: Lemon pepper chicken, cheesy potatoes, mixed vegetables, fruit; Wednesday: Pepper steak, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit; Thursday: Ham loaf, sweet potatoes, peas, fruit; Friday: Ham salad, coleslaw, fruit, whole wheat bun.

June 10-14

Monday: Italian sausage, w/green peppers, red potatoes wedges, green bean casserole, fruit, whole wheat bun; Tuesday: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit; Wednesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit; Thursday: Glazed baked ham, mashed potatoes, carrots, fruit; Friday: Chicken salad w/whole wheat bun; peas salad, peaches.

June 17-21

Sloppy Joes, potato wedges, applesauce, whole wheat bun; Tuesday: Tuna and noodle casserole, peas, fruit; Wednesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, Lima beans, fruit; Thursday: Baked chicken quarters, mashed potatoes w/gravy, mixed vegetables, fruit; Friday: Tuna salad, potato salad, applesauce.

June 24-28

Monday: Hot dogs, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, fruit; Tuesday: Scalloped potatoes, carrots, fruit; Wednesday: Spaghetti, mixed vegetables, fruit; Thursday: Baked cod in lemon butter, parslied potatoes, spinach, fruit; Friday: Chili, applesauce, cornbread. * All meals served with bread with margarine, and milk.

Whiteside County Public Transportation

Lee-Ogle Transportation System

Fares: (within county)

Fares: (within zip code)

Ages 5 and under (must be accompanied by an adult): 50 cents one way

Ages 5 and under (must be accompanied by an adult): $1 one way

People age 6 to 59 years: $2 one way

People age 6 to 59 years: $2 one way

Seniors or individuals with a disability: Donation suggested (unless qualified under Medicaid or other program)

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

Out-of-town trips can be arranged, subject to availability: 35 cents per mile

Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

855-625-7433 or 815-625-7433

888-239-9228 or 815-288-2117

Upcoming Special Events in Lee County Sunday June 9 – 12:30-4 p.m. $5 entry, 25¢ a set, 100% payback!

create and experience the Senior Center. Contact Martha at 815-244-9444.

4-H Tech ChangeMakers – Coming soon

Dedication of the Lawless Garden

Potential dates: 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Aug 24, Sept. 14 & 28, Oct. 12 & 26, Nov. 9. Topics that could be covered: phone/tablet basics, social media, browsing the web, e-mails, video chatting, instant messaging, privacy and security, online classes, health care, banking and more. Call for more information: 815-288-9236.

Thursday, June 20 – 1 p.m. The Gyro and Garden Clubs are dedicating a garden in memory of Tom Lawless. Please join us in the beginning of our new garden in front of the Post House Ballroom.

STEAAM Program Wednesday June 12 – 9:30-11:30 a.m. For ages 8 to 12. A great opportunity to learn,

Foot clinic at Whiteside County Senior Center

question-and-answer time. There will be a short business meeting followed by a presentation at 2 p.m. from APCUG on an interesting computer topic. Everyone with an interest in computers/ technology are invited, refreshments will be available.

8 a.m.2p.m. Wednesdays, June 5 and 12 Foot care will be available for all senior citizens. For appointments, call Fancy Feet at 815-2130324. Cost $25. They will soak your feet, trim your toenails, and give you a fabulous foot massage

AARP Driver Safety Class at WCSC

Opioid presentation 10 a.m., Thursday, June 6 Meet Brinkley, the police dog, and learn that the opioid addiction affects senior citizens too! This is an OPIOID CRISIS. Presented by Whitney Miller, LCSW, and Whiteside County Illinois Health Department. Come and listen to this important discussion.

National Donut Day 8-11 a.m., Friday, June 7 Come in and have a donut and coffee on us! Stay and visit or stay for lunch too! Good coffee and good company.

Sauk Computer User Group 1 p.m. Saturday June 8 Sauk Computer User Group will meet with a

8 a.m.-noon Wednesday and Thursday, June 12 and 13 Cost: $15 AARP members, $20 nonmembers The AARP Driver Safety Program is a refresher course that can help you learn about the effects of aging on driving and how you can adjust your driving. Discounts are available on car insurance. You must show your AARP card or have your AARP number. To get your AARP number or to join AARP, call 888-687-2277. The instructors will be Arlyn and Jonnie Thomson. To register, call 815-622-9230.

Price Is Right at WCSC 10:30 a.m. Wednesday June 19 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, cornbread, salad and dessert. This is sponsored by Deb Janssen of Heritage Woods

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Upcoming Special Events in Whiteside County National Selfie Day 11 a.m., Friday, June 21 Whoever brings in the best selfie will win a prize. Yay!

Euchre Tournament at WCSC 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23 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.

Brain Health Class 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 Karla from the University of Illinois 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.

Medicare Choices Class 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 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.

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