The Lee County Council on Aging, Whiteside County Senior Center, LOTS and Whiteside Public Transportation will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. In addition, Lifescape meals will not be served at Lee County Council on Aging.
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Executive Director By Susan Lawler I cannot believe summer has come and gone! School has started and our volunteer students are back doing their thing; sports, clubs, hanging out with their friends and of course school work. This means LCCOA is in need of volunteers to help load books, answer phones, clean up the garden, mailings and more. If you have some spare time, think of helping out at LCCOA. We are a fun place to spend your mornings or afternoons. Once again it is time for “Thank You’s”! The Carnival was a blast. It truly was a one- of-a-kind event. I cannot believe how many attendees are asking when the next Carnival will take place. They want to save the date; therefore we have picked the date for the next Carni-
val; August 22, 2020. The Carnival could not have been a success without donations and support from Walmart, Tree House, Mama Cimino’s, Dan Englund, GoodFellows, our very own line dancers, Heather Hartzell, Cheryl Moeller, Bonnie O’Connell ( who gives her heart and soul to LCCOA), Ed Roller, Kristen Carlson, Nina Mardauss, LaDonna Groshans, Maureen Eccles, Samantha Harazin, Vicki Frazier, Aaliyah Baker, Tina Maldonado, Shea Lahey, Mike Lahey, Katie Schulze, my family Jim, Aaron, Joshua, Amy, Ashley, Brittany, Mallory (they worked all day and cleaned up all night). And last but not least, Marty Hammonds, without his hard work and creative designs this event would never have had a dart board or
From the WCSC Executive Director By Tori McDaniel The past few months have been really difficult on the team as we have mourned the loss of beloved team members. Most recently, Dave passed away after an extended illness. Despite his illness, he came to work in dispatch with a smile on his face. Dave was a wonderful man, despite his illness, he was positive! He had an infectious laugh and a smile that would warm your heart. We
greatly miss Dave and offer his family our deepest condolences. With the loss of our beloved team members comes a time for reflection. This lifetime is short and each day is a blessing! We never know what the future may hold. I have always been a proponent of positivity and with the loss of Jack and Dave, positivity is more important to me than ever! I truly believe the saying that
a tower for the ring toss; which was amazing; and of course all the other little things he does to keep LCCOA moving. There were so many people that could not attend, but donated their ticket to others. We truly do have wonderful people in this community that care about the seniors. These seniors, they realize it takes a village to support a senior. What can I say about our Luau??? It was another great success. I think it gets bigger and bigger every year. John Walker did a wonderful job; thank you John for all your hard work. The Red Hot Karaoke DJ was great as usual. They kept the room hopping. The Sassy Steppers are always a welcome group and add enjoyment to every event. This event could not have taken place without the support of Franklin Grove and Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Centers, The Meadows of Franklin Grove and all their wonderful staff, which includes Kathy Clarke, Rachel Fauble, Gina, and Samantha, and so many others. Every year
these three agencies financially support our Luau to assure it is always a great success. The clothing drive was spectacular! The final numbers are not in time for Echo; so stay tuned to next month’s issue for the final count. To add to the suspense we are holding a contest. Please call in with your guess of how many pounds of clothing was donated; provide your name, your phone number and your guess. You may also stop by the center to provide your guess. Our truck was a 53-foot trailer; Raynor and their wonderful staff donated the use of the truck and time to help LCCOA with this fundraiser. The winner will receive a prize. So join in the fun! Do you think we had a fun fill summer? You are right! It was an amazing summer; a summer to remember. You can always count on LCCOA to keep your blood circulating and your feet a movin’. Until next time, LCCOA a place where you belong a place to call home. – Susan
“negativity breeds negativity” and therefore believe that positivity inspires positivity. When someone is being negative, it is so easy to get caught up in that negativity. Negativity leaves you feeling exhausted, saddened, and unfulfilled. I challenge each of you to encourage positivity! When someone is being negative, inspire them to see the good in the situation. Positivity creates a sense of peace, happiness, and it fulfills. Over the past month, we have completed several projects that should bring joy to our fellow patrons. I encourage you to discuss these positive accomplishments as a starting point for positivity. In August, we completed our back parking lot. It looks
stunning and will ensure safety! We also partnered with the Salvation Army to complete upkeep of our building and some other special projects. The Salvation Army volunteers spruced up our landscaping, painted our outdoor railings, painted activity tables, and washed some windows. We were able to have our foyer painted too. We are pleased to now be able to offer a vision enhancement machine and checkers for patrons to enjoy on those activity tables. A big thank you to Trevor for helping us complete these projects for our patrons! We will continue to ensure the center is a positive environment and we hope that you will help us! 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.
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The Cool Guys! Definition: Calm and confident in a way that lacks respect for other people, but makes people admire you, as well as disapprove. My definition: Cranking up the air conditioning so people don’t sweat! No one wants to have a party in the summer and be hot. That may have been the case for one
of our events if we had not had our air conditioner replaced quickly by Farley’s; “Shout out” thanks to Farley’s! Now the big question is how to pay for that cool air conditioner? The answer: Throw a cool party and call it a carnival. On August 3 we hosted the Come One, Come All, Let’s Step Up and Have A Ball Carnival in the Ballroom. We had a
ducky game, ring toss for booze, dart game, musical chairs and a dance-off. Who could ask for more? Throw in a festive atmosphere, tasty carnival-style treats and a bar, and you have yourself one cool party. I think I’m safe in saying that everyone had a good time. Thank you to everyone for helping decorate, building props, working the games, taking tickets and
serving food. So much work goes into such events, and Susan and I are grateful for all the helping hands. As much fun as we had, we still have more to raise to cover the air conditioner. LCCOA is still accepting contributions – every bit helps! Thank you in advance for your donations. Stay cool! Maureen Eccles Post House Ballroom Manager
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AT THE EMPORIUM
Are you getting ready for fall and winter? Stop by The Emporium With fall just around the corner, you will notice some changes at The Emporium Thrift Center. We are now filling the hangers with clothes for fall and colder weather. We have a full selection of clothes for adult men and women, including shoes, purses and jewelry. If you are in need of a winter coat or jacket, we will have a big selection this early in the season. Come in and shop around! We have out the fall flowers and decorations, including the accessories too: candles, tablecloths, placemats and vases. We have received many donations of pictures for your walls, in all sizes. Think of us when you would like to choose a new bed coverlet, bed skirt, or curtains.
Watch our window for signs telling of the weekly sales and follow us on Facebook. There is always something on special! Our jewelry case is full – fun jewelry at a reasonable price! We thank everyone who brought donations this summer, and we will always help you carry your donations into the store; just let us know that you are at the curb. The Emporium is open 5 days a week (closed Sundays and Wednesdays) from 9a.m.-4 p.m. We are located at 115 W. Third St. Sterling. Please feel free to call us at 815-535-0368 with any questions you might have. All proceeds stay local and go directly to the 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 Go to leecountycouncilonaging.net Check us out on Facebook – Lee County Council on Aging For the Post House, go to posthouseballroom.net
1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling Transportation – 815-625-7433 • Information – 815-622-9230 ADRC hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday Walk-ins from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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Outreach and free phones for hard of hearing/ low vision 815-622-9230 Toll-free 888-622-9230
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
MEMBERSHIP DUES & DONATIONS/THANK YOUS WCSC welcomes members
Thank you to WCSC volunteers
Anita Perez Clarence Reiley Sherrilyn Sandrock Barbara Shaw Carolyn Strong Suzanne Tunk Alex Barajas Marsha Dail Suzanne Haan Ruth Heflebower Barb Peugh Julie Pratt Rick and Pam Stange
We would like to thank the people who recently paid their WCSC membership dues: Richard Beelendorf Patricia Black Linda Brechler Harvey and Marge Brinker Marsha Dail Rod and Vicki Fjelstad Marlene and Melvin Heckman Annette Lawrence AlfredLopez
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 CGH Home Nursing Gaffey Home Nursing United Way Prophet Manor, Prophetstown Erie Pubic Library
LCCOA volunteers Beverly Sofolo Pat Kleinmaier Sandy Wooden Richard Schilling Charlie Keck Larry Taylor Andrew Cox Anne Mossholder Mary Ann Jones Vi Bushman
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. United Way of Lee County Lee County Health Department Dixon Food Pantry Esser Hayes Insurance Group
Odell Public Library, Morrison Andreson Nature Center Walmart Distribution Regency Care of Sterling Beacon of Hope Hospice Resthave of Morrison Culvers Vern and Darlene Adolph Sheila Carey Shirley Schwarz Mary Vos Yolanda and Al Castaneda Janice Schell Selmi’s Mitchell Melons Billy Ricks
LCCOA welcomes members We would like to thank the people who recently paid their membership dues: Joanne Carlson
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IN BRIEF Computer user group invites people to Q&A Sauk Computer User Group will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Whiteside County Senior Center for a question-and-answer time. There will be a short business meeting, followed with a presentation at 2 p.m. by John Miller on
iPads and iPhones. Everyone with an interest in computers/technology are invited, refreshments will be available.
Erie Community Center, and at 10 a.m Sept. 13, at Citadel of Sterling, 105 E. 23rd Street.
LCCOA will host free Rules of the Road class
Programs will discuss crimes against the aging
DIXON – Lee County Council on Aging will host a free Rules of the Road class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at Lee County Coun-
TRIAD will present informational programs on Crimes Against the Aging at 10 a.m. Sept. 10, at the
cil on Aging, 100 W. Second St. The class, offered by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office’s Department of Senior and Community Services, is designed as a refresher course to help people prepare to take a driving test. Call Lee County Council on Aging at 815-288-9236 for more information.
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Note: The WCSC and LCCOA Outreach Departments will both be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. WCSC will observe their walk-in day on Tuesday, Sept. 3. LCCOA Outreach Dept. will be closed Thursday, Sept. 26, due to SHIP Conference training and updates.
LCCOA Part-D Comparison Appointments LCCOA will continue to handle Part D comparisons as we have in years past, taking information (listed below) ahead of time and then contacting you for an
appointment after your comparison has been processed. We work on first come, first served basis and schedule accordingly. We will not offer any walk-in time during the Open Enrollment season. You may send your information to us via email, fax, and mail, or simply drop off in a sealed envelope marked “outreach” or your caseworker’s name. We will need a copy of your (new) Medicare card, a printed list of your prescription-only medications (correct spelling, dosage and quantity), pharmacy choice (up to 3), name, address and best number to reach you. Once we receive your list we will number and date it to add into our stack, we begin accepting lists as early as October 1 but will not be able to begin processing them until October 15, when Open Enrollment begins. Please call us with any questions at 815-288-9236.
WCSC Part-D Comparison Appointments WCSC Outreach will start scheduling Med-D appointments after Sept. 1st for the Open Enrollment Season (Oct. 15-Dec. 7). Appointments are taken on a first come, first served basis. We suggest calling to schedule as soon as possible, as our appointments go quick! We greatly appreciate a 24-hour notice if you have a Med-D appointment scheduled and need to cancel. For your appointment, we will need you to bring an accurate, up-to-date, medication list (with quantities and dosages listed), your new Medicare card, and the name of the pharmacy or pharmacies (up to 3) you would prefer to use. If you have any questions before your appointment, please contact our office at 815622-9230 Ext. 194.
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Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare Part-D Season is coming soon! The Annual Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Part-D Season is rapidly approaching (Oct 15th-Dec 7th). If you already have a Medicare Drug Plan, you will soon be receiving your formulary booklet and premium update in the mail. If you never have had a Part-D plan, and are in need of getting into a plan, this is the time to do it! If you are interested in looking at cost savings with your Part-D plan
for 2020, contact the SHIP Counselors at WCSC or LCCOA for help with comparisons. This year there will be many changes made by CMS and the Medicare website. In order to best assist you, we will be asking additional information regarding your previously set up MyMedicare. gov account, if you have one. If you have not already created a MyMedicare account, we will be helping in setting up your user name and password, as it will be required for properly running your plan comparisons and for enrollment into a new plan if you so choose.
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Our new Clearview Vision Electronic Magnification System has arrived at the WCSC. Stop in 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and we will help you use it.
Thank you to Aaron and Mitchell Melons for our yummy delivery to the WCSC.
We are so overjoyed here at the WCSC to have our back parking lot replaced! Lindsay Anderson, ADRC Supervisor at WCSC, helps a couple at the Senior Showcase Aug. 6.
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Everyone enjoyed their evening at the LCCOA carnival with dancing and musical chairs.
• September 2019
BRIDGE SCORES Dixon Duplicate Bridge July 2019 Winners Place Name % Game
July 5 1 Carol Youker & Delight Pitman.................62.5........................ .80 2 Jane & Roger Landreth...........................60.12...................... .56 3 Peggy Wallace & Edith Jakobs................56.55...................... .40 July 12 1 Jackie Radandt & Nancy Smith...............62.5........................ .70 2 Harry Stoudt & Edith Jakobs...................53.13...................... .42 2 Carol Youker & Delight Pitman.................53.13...................... .42 July 19 1 Harry Stoudt & Phil Naffziger...................77.5........................ .50 2 Frank Nester & Joyce U Gibson..............55........................... .35 3 Dianne & Don Pauser..............................50........................... .22 July 26 1 Peggy Wallace & Edith Jakobs................59........................... .60 2 Jane & Roger Landreth...........................55........................... .42 3 Dianne & Don Pauser..............................52........................... .22 July Total Masterpoint Winners Edith Jakobs.................................................................................... 1.42 Carol Youker & Delight Pitman.......................................................... 1.22 Peggy Wallace.................................................................................. 1.00 Jane & Roger Landreth...................................................................... .98 Harry Stoudt...................................................................................... .92 Jackie Radandt & Nancy Smith......................................................... .70 Phil Naffziger..................................................................................... .50 Dianne & Don Pauser........................................................................ .44 Frank Nester & Joyce U Gibson......................................................... .35 Note: The Dixon Duplicate Bridge Club is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League and holds open games with a Certified Director at 12:30 p.m. on Fridays in the Dixon Senior Center at 100 W. Second St. All bridge players are invited to come play with us! Partner guaranteed, or bring your own.
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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 8a.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 9 a.m. – Senior Bowling at Plum Hollow 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 9 a.m. – Senior Bowling at Plum Hollow 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 free lessons. See Special Events on Page 11 for details
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 9-10 a.m. – Yoga, bring mat, membership required 10 a.m. – Kings on Corner cards 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch Noon – 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, with prizes; bring a snack. 12:30 p.m. – Pinochle
Monthly activities and meetings: Lee County Council on Aging Sept. 5 10-11 a.m. – Paw Paw Monthly SHIP Site (by appointment only) Sept. 8 Noon – Doors open for Euchre Tournament Sept. 10 1-2 p.m. – Ashton monthly SHIP site (by appointment only)
Sept. 11 1-2 p.m. – Chalk Couture, a make-and-take crafting hour with Erica Bentz Sept. 17 Fundraiser for Good Fellows of Lee County -Contact Clara Harris for more information 815-973-5135
Sept. 18 10-11 a.m. – Amboy monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) 11:15-11:45 a.m. – Sublette monthly SHIP site (by appointment only)
Sept. 23 10-11 a.m. – Countryside monthly SHIP site (by appointment only)
Sept. 19 3-4:30 p.m. – United Way Feed the Hungry at Sauk Valley College. Contact United Way of
Sept. 27 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Blood pressure checks by Dixon Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Lee County to learn more
Sept. 28 9 a.m. – Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Page Park, Dixon. Contact Susan Lawler for more details Time TBD – 4-H Tech Changemakers Oct. 26 8-11 a.m. – 4-H Tech Changemakers
Monthly activities and meetings: Whiteside County Senior Center Sept. 2 CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
Sept. 9 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – ADRC walk-in
Sept. 3 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – ADRC walk-in
Sept. 10 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Prophetstown monthly SHIP site (by appointment only)
Sept. 4 8 a.m. -2 p.m. – Foot clinic; call 815-213-0324 for appointment 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Blood pressure check by CGH Home nursing 11:20 a.m. – Celebrating September birthdays 1 p.m. – Bingo, with prizes by Resthave, snacks by WCSC. Donate a can of food or $1 to play
Sept. 11 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Foot clinic; Call 815-213-0324 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, with prizes by Citadel, snacks by WCSC. Donate a can of food or
$1 to play Sept. 12 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Veterans coffee 12:30 p.m. – Dance; free event open to all Sept. 14 1 p.m. – Sauk Computer User Group Sept. 16 9a.m.-1 p.m. – ADRC walk-in Sept. 18 8 a.m.-noon – AARP driver safety, first day of class 10 a.m.-noon – Erie monthly
Fulton Sept. 18 – Fancy Feet Foot Clinic. Call by Sharon Krahn at 815-718-5294 for an appointment Sept. 19 – Whiteside County Senior Center Outreach at Andresen Nature Center, 409 N. Fourth St., Fulton. Call 815-622-9230 for appointment.
SHIP site; by appointment only 10:30 a.m. – Price is Right 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Blood pressure check 12:30 p.m. – TRIAD 1 p.m. – Bingo, with prizes by WCSC, snacks by WCSC. Donate a can of food or $1 to play Sept. 19 8 a.m.-noon – AARP driver safety, second day 10 a.m.-noon – Fulton monthly SHIP site; by appointment only Sept. 22 1 p.m. – Euchre tournament
Sept. 23 9a.m.-1 p.m. – ADRC walk-in Sept. 24 12:30 p.m. – Brain health class; free and fun! Sept. 25 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Blood pressure check by Citadel 1 p.m. – Bingo, with prizes by Unity Hospice, snacks by WCSC. Donate a can of food or $1 to play Sept. 26 12:30 p.m. – Medicare Choices class. Please pre-register.
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.
Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque, Iowa Wednesday Sept. 25, 2019 Cost: $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers Cost includes transportation and free buffet lunch. Pickup at Sterling Walmart (northeast corner) at 8:30 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC.
Lee County Council on Aging Celebration Belle Fall Foliage Cruise Oct. 11, 2019 Cost: $95 for members, $105 for 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 will start 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 815-2889236.
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 Cost: $105 for members, $115 for nonmembers Oct. 11 is the deadline to sign up. This all-inclusive day trip will include transportation, entertainment, full lunch and dessert, all taxes and fees included and a LCCOA group leader accompanying. For more information call Lee County Council on Aging at 815-288-9236.
Christmas Bakeries November 22, 2019 Cost: $137 for members, $142 for 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. Pay for this trip at WCSC
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Lee County Council on Aging Presents Alaska with Celebrity Cruises and a pre-night in Seattle at the Grand Hyatt Sept. 3-11, 2020 9 days/8 nights This wonderful opportunity offers all the extras! With provided transportation from Dixon to O’Hare, the flight, transportation to the Grand Hyatt hotel, a 3-hour morning city tour of Seattle, the cruise itself, and all return transportation. In addition to this you will be traveling with Samantha Harazin of our Outreach Department as your group leader. Included with the cruise is a special onboard cocktail party, and two “Sail Your Way” perks that can truly make it an all-inclusive vacation! Prices are
2020 UPCOMING TRIPS WITH WCSC Savannah, Georgia – April 2020
Celebrity Cruise Line 2020 – 11 nights 6 islands Oct. 4, 2020 Trip cost starts at $2,300 for inside cabin, based on double occupancy. Early booking bonus: Book by Feb. 1, 2020, and save $200. On Oct. 4, 2020, we will fly to Fort Lauderdale and spend 1 night in a hotel. The following day we will take a bus to the ship. The islands we will visit are: St, Thomas, St. Croix, Antiqua, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Maarten. We will fly home on Oct.16. Trip includes ALL transportation, hotel, and cruise. Please call the WCSC 815-6229230 and ask for Glenda.
A ﬁnancial assistance program is available to those who qualify, making the Heritage Woods lifestyle affordable to all.
East Peoria Festival of Lights Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 Cost: $55 for members, $60 for nonmembers Cost includes transportation, dinner and admission to the lights. Bus will leave Dixon Walmart at 2:30 p.m. and Sterling Walmart at 3 p.m. then we will eat dinner at 5:00 p.m. at Golden Corral Buffet in Peoria. Then we will drive through the Peoria Lights, which is wonderful. Additional light displays are added every year. Pay for this trip at WCSC.
based on double occupancy starting at $2,944. Passports are required and deposit is due upon sign-up to reserve your spot. Space is limited. For more information call Lee County Council on Aging at 815-2889236 and ask for Samantha.
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Sept. 18, 2019 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 the1920s, 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. Prime rib meal included. Pay for this trip at WCSC. Deadline to sign up for this trip is Sept. 6, 2019. Bus leaves Sterling Walmart at 9:30 a.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., meal at 12:30 p.m. and show at 1:30 p.m.
Join Lee County Council on Aging For ‘A Christmas Story: The Musical,’ at The Fireside in Janesville, Wis.
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September meals at Lee County Council on Aging Sept. 2-6 Monday: CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY; Tuesday: Tropical chicken salad, cucumber slices, croissant, Mandarin oranges, pineapple juice; Wednesday: A) Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, dinner roll, peach cobbler; B) Liver and onions Thursday: Sloppy Joe, wheat bun, tator tots, green beans, apricots; Friday: Lemon tilapia, wild rice, peas, dinner roll, fruit cocktail.
Sept. 9-13 Monday: Barbecue chicken breast, wheat bun, cheesy potatoes, green beans, diced pears; Tuesday: Mostac-
cioli with meat sauce, corn, peas, garlic bread, pineapple tidbits; Wednesday: A) Baked chicken quarter, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli, tossed salad with dressing, roll, cake; B) Roast beef with cream of mushroom Thursday: Mushroom Swiss burger on bun, buttered red potatoes, baked beans, apricots; Friday: Fish patty, wheat bun, potato pancakes, California bled veggies, applesauce, tartar sauce.
chicken, tomato, onion, dinner roll with butter, fruit juice; Wednesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, steamed peas, whole kernel corn, garlic bread, apricots; Thursday: A) Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, winter blend vegetables, wheat bread, fruit cocktail; B) Ham with chicken noodle soup Friday: Cheesy beef taco, flour tortilla, lettuce with tomato, Spanish rice with beans, fresh fruit.
Monday: Country meatballs, mashed potatoes with gravy, Brussels sprouts, dinner roll, peaches; Tuesday: Southwest salad, black beans, corn, cheese,
Monday: Chicken Parmesan pasta with marinara, Sicilian blend vegetables, dinner roll, diced pears; Tuesday: Chef salad with greens, turkey
and ham, cucumbers, eggs, tomato, cheese, dinner roll with butter, Mandarin oranges, fruit juice; Wednesday: Polish sausage, sauerkraut, potato wedges, baked beans, chilled applesauce, hot dog bun; Thursday: Cheese ravioli with meat sauce, Brussels sprouts, cauliflowers, garlic bread, apricots; Friday: A) Pepper steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, Lima beans, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits; B) Turkey with vegetable soup.
Monday: Hamburger patty, wheat bun, macaroni and cheese, California blend veggies, diced peaches. Low-fat milk served with all meals.
September meals at Whiteside County Senior Center Sept. 2-5 Monday: CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY. Tuesday: Pork tenderloin topped with gravy, potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Wednesday: BBQ ribs, potato-salad, vegetable and dessert. Thursday: Resthave Catering.
dessert. Tuesday: Baked chicken breast, potato, vegetable and dessert. Wednesday: Spaghetti and meatballs, vegetable, salad, bread and dessert. Thursday: Ham and scalloped potatoes, vegetable and dessert.
dessert. Tuesday: Parmesan chicken over noodles, salad, bread and dessert. Wednesday: Bacon cheeseburger or hot dog, potato, vegetable and dessert. Thursday: Hot beef sandwich, potato and gravy, salad and dessert.
Monday: Italian beef, salad and
Monday: Beef enchiladas, salad and
Monday: Swiss steak topped with
vegetables and gravy, rice, salad and dessert. Tuesday: Lasagna, vegetable, salad and dessert Wednesday: Pork chop, dressing, vegetable, salad and dessert. Thursday: Baked cod or alternative, potato, coleslaw and dessert.
Sept. 30 Monday: Potato soup and grilled cheese, salad and dessert
September meals at Golden Meals in Rock Falls Sept. 2-6 Monday: CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY: Tuesday: Tuna and noodles, peas, peaches; Wednesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, Lima beans, fresh fruit; Thursday: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit; Friday: Tuna salad, potato salad, applesauce, whole wheat bun
Sept. 9-13 Monday: Hot dogs, potato
wedges, baked beans, fresh fruit, whole wheat bun; Tuesday: Scalloped potatoes and ham, carrots, mixed fruit; Wednesday: Mac and cheese casserole, green beans, pears; Thursday: Baked cod with lemon butter; parslied potatoes, spinach, fresh fruit; Friday: Chili, applesauce, cornbread.
Sept. 16-20 Monday: Brats with sauerkraut, parslied potatoes, baked beans, fresh fruit, whole wheat bun; Tuesday:
Lemon pepper chicken, cheesy potatoes, mixed vegetables. fresh fruit; Wednesday: Pepper steak, mashed potatoes, corn, fresh fruit; Thursday: Cabbage rolls, glazed carrots, mixed fruit; Friday: Ham salad, coleslaw, applesauce, whole wheat bun
Sept. 23-27 Monday: Swedish meatballs, parslied potatoes, green beans, fresh fruit; Tuesday: Chicken and dumplings, buttered carrots, peaches: Wednes-
day: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, fresh fruit; Thursday: Roast pork loin, potatoes casserole, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit; Friday: chicken salad, pea salad, peaches, whole wheat bun.
Sept. 30 Monday: Cowboy hash, potato wedges, pears. All meals served with bread, 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 Potential dates: 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 4 & 28, Oct. 12, and 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.
Crafting with Erica and Chalk Couture
Goals of Care/Advance Directives Education
Sept. 16 Free program at 11 a.m.; lunch will
Fundraiser for Good Fellows of Lee County
Sept. 17 Contact Clara Harris at Good Fellows, 815-973-5135, for more information.
United Way Feed the Hungry 3-4 p.m. Sept. 19 Join United Way at Sauk Valley Community College to help feed the hungry by packing 25,000 meals in 90 minutes. Contact the Lee County United Way for more information at https:// www.unitedwayofleecounty.org/
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
9 a.m. Sept. 28 Page Park in Dixon. Contact Susan Lawler at 815-288-9236 for details.
Medicare 2020 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4
At Lee County Council on Aging. LCCOA Outreach SHIP-certified counselors will address many of the coming changes to Medicare for 2020 and cover important topics, such as Annual Open Enrollment (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), various parts of Medicare, as well as ways to save money. Call 815-288-9236 with any questions.
Lee County Health Department Flu Clinic
10 a.m.-noon Oct. 9 Hosted by Lee County Council on Aging
Fall Foliage Day Cruise
Oct. 11 Must sign up in advance, seats not reserved until payment is collected. Stop in today to reserve your spot aboard the Celebration Belle in Moline, Ill., for this 4-hour entertainment cruise with full hot lunch buffet.
Life Story Writing with Carla Belzer
1-2:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 14, 21, 28, and Nov. 11, 18, 25 Must sign up in advance. Contact LCCOA at 815-288-9236 to sign up;
seating is limited.
Rules of the Road
9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 16 Must sign up in advance. Call 815288-9236
Monster Pancake Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m. Oct. 26 Entertainment and door prizes. See next month’s Golden Echo for more details.
4-H Tech ChangeMakers 8-11 a.m. Oct. 26
Drawing to be held on Friday, Nov. 8 We have two handmade baby afghans to be raffled off. 1 ticket for $1; 6 tickets for $5
Fire Side Theatre – A Christmas Story Musical
Nov. 13 This all-inclusive day trip will include transportation, entertainment, full lunch and dessert, all taxes and fees included and a LCCOA group leader accompanying. Oct. 11 is the deadline to sign up.
Upcoming Special Events in Whiteside County Crochet and knitting classes
Every Monday There will be free crochet and knitting classes. Must bring 4-ply yarn for either class. For knitting – please bring a No. 9 needle and for crochet – bring a G hook
9-10 a.m. every Thursday Yoga. All levels welcome! Bring your own mat. $25 membership required.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 4, 2019 and Wednesday, Sept. 11 Foot care will be available for all senior citizens. For appointments call Fancy Feet at 815-213-0324. Cost is $25. They will soak your feet, trim your toenails, and give you a fabulous foot massage.
Sauk Computer User Group 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 Sauk Computer User Group will meet for a Q&A time. There will be a short business meeting followed with a presentation at 2 p.m. by John Miller on iPads and iPhones. Everyone with an interest in computers/technology is invited. Refreshments will be available.
10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, and the second Thursday of every month Open to all veterans. Free coffee and conversation
12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 Come tap your toes or shake a leg to the music of Roger Weis. Whether you dance or not, let Roger entertain you with his voice and charm. You won’t want to miss this free and fun event. Open to all.
Price Is Right at WCSC
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 Come play Price is Right game and guess the price of an item and take that item home. Stay for lunch which will be delicious bacon cheeseburgers, potato, veggie and dessert. Sponsored by Deb Janssen of Heritage Woods.
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 Come and join this group that is all about senior citizen safety. This group is composed of public safety, community agencies and senior citizens.
AARP Drivers Safety Class
Wednesday, Sept 18 and Thursday, Sept. 19 You must attend both days of class to receive AARP discount on your auto insurance. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for Non-AARP members. You may wish to call your insurance company to see how much you will save on your insurance if you complete this 2 day class. Please call WCSC 622-9230 to register.
Euchre Tournament at WCSC
1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 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, Sept. 24 Karla of the Univ 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 as we age. Come
and join the fun!
Medicare Choices Class
12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 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. We welcome those that are new to Medicare, caregivers of those that are new to Medicare, and beneficiaries that have been on Medicare but are in need of a simplified explanation on the parts of Medicare. Please call in advance to get signed up at 815-622-9230 ext. 194.
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11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Sept. 11 Sign up to participate in this fun crafting hour, led by Erica Bentz, Independent Designer with Chalk Couture. There is a fee for this activity but you will be able to take home your design. See flier or our Facebook for more information. Sign-up required to ensure enough supplies are brought in.
be provided. Hosted by Lee County Council on Aging, presented by Vitas. RSVP to Kristi Christiansen by Sept. 11, 2019 at 815-252-2088. Learn about living wills, advanced directives, and how to make a tough topic easier.
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