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2 From the LCCOA
Executive Director By Susan Lawler
all is in the air and summer has come and gone. Our Fall Foliage trip is right around the corner. The trip will be wonderful. The trees will be spectacular. It is absolutely a beautiful time of the year. The clothing drive was a great success. We made $1,715 and we had 7,795 lbs. of clothing. We had no winners that guessed even close to the amount. We could not have achieved this success without each and every one of you. A big thank you goes out to the Leydig Center and
especially to Susan Johnson who truly was a major asset to this event. Thank you to Pat Moore for his continuing support and hard work. Pat was truly a God send to make this event a success. We are getting closer to paying off our AC. We need $1,165 and we will own our new air conditioner. So, if you know a wealthy millionaire send him my way. Ooops! Did I say send him my way? I mean LCCOA’s way. The Monster Pancake is always a fun event for young and old. This year we will have door prizes and a few
From the WCSC Executive Director By Tori McDaniel
ctober is one of my favorite months! It brings cool crisp air, sweatshirts, and hot apple cider. I dream of Illinois only offering Fall favorites and the gorgeous temperatures year-round! Since we sadly have all four seasons, I try my best to take advantage of all that Fall has to offer! Fall also brings food, family, and fun! Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.
For my family, Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy one another and spend time cooking. My dad is an amazing cook and we always look forward to eating his meal. He passed his love of cooking on to me and my daughters enjoy helping in the kitchen as well. This year we will be spending our Thanksgiving in Texas with my sister and her family. I think “Papa”
other ghostly surprises. You don’t want to miss a haunting time.This event is on Saturday Oct. 26, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Also on Oct. 26, the 4-H Tech Change Makers will be here to help any senior during and after the breakfast. Please call 815-288-9236 to register for the 4-H Tech Change Makers. We here at LCCOA had to say good-bye to two old friends: Ellie Thompson and Raymon Maakestad. They both gave it a good fight, but the Lord took them home to rest and to enjoy their eternal life. Ellie and Ray will be missed by all of us here at LCCOA, and of course their fellow Euchre players. The game of Euchre will not be the same without them. We do know Ellie and Ray will be giving each other a run for their money. It is comforting
to know they will have each other to play Euchre. I am sure they are recruiting other Euchre players to join in a hand or two. Even though we will miss them, they are in good hands with the Lord. If you didn’t already know, Ellie was a real fighter. Let me tell you, her face lit up when she went into remission. She truly had the true spirit of hope, which she spread to all who knew her. Raymon was a man of adventure. His age never stopped him; even at the age of 63 he took up sailing and received his pilot license at 67. You have to give him credit; he knew how to live life to the fullest. Journey well, old friends, until we meet again. Until next time, LCCOA a place where you belong, a place to call home. – Susan
might have a kitchen full of grandkids wanting to help him! I have a suspicion that he wouldn’t want it any other way. Since we are a “foodie” family, I wish we would be able to attend the Christmas Bakeries trip. This trip includes everything I love: food, culture, and Christmas! If you also love those things, you should join us on November 22 and enjoy visiting four to six bakeries and shops along this beloved tour in Milwaukee. You’ll enjoy treats, samples, and the narration of Christmas traditions. Doesn’t this sound fun? If you’re not a “foodie” we also have the East Peoria Festival of
Lights trip coming up soon. This trip will include dinner buffet and a tour through the beautiful light display by bus. If you’ve never traveled with us before, I would encourage you to try one of our trips! The last trip that Judy and Tina took to Colorado had rave reviews. One traveler said it was the best trip they had been on. For more information on the above trips or to learn more about other trip offerings, please stop by the center or call the receptionist at 815622-9230. We hope to hear from you soon! Sincerely, – Tori
On a sad note ...
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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Gifts, goodies and more at The Emporium Wishing you all a happy fall from the folks at the Emporium Thrift Center! We are ready to supply all of your fall needs, from clothing to decorating to aids for trick or treat! If you are into making your own costume, we are a wonderful source for “years gone by.” The clothes racks are full, for adult men, women, and juniors, with every type of clothing. We have lots of sweatshirts, jackets and hoodies. We carry jeans for men, women and juniors, each clearly labeled, so it is easy to find your size. By the time you are reading this article we will have out the winter hats and scarves. We have a HUGE selection of colors, sizes, and fabrics. Speaking of fabric, we have lots of it! We received a wonderful donation of colors of cotton\ fabric – some small pieces of only 1 yard and others of sev-
eral yards, and some pieces of Christmas prints. Great for all the crafters and quilters! Our kitchen department is full of cake pans, pie pans, casserole dishes, coffee mugs, creamers and sugars, salt and pepper shakers and serving platters. It’s the perfect time to stock up before the holidays! Stop in for a greeting card, gift wrap, gift bags, and lots of little things that would make a swell gift! We invite you to stop in and shop the Emporium Thrift Center, 115 W. Third St. Sterling. We’re open 5 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, closed Wednesday and Sunday. Our phone number is 815-535-0368. We take donations anytime we are open. All proceeds stay local and are donated to the Whiteside County Senior Center. Follow us on Facebook and watch for our sales!
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.-Fri. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday Walk-ins from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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
• October 2019
Can you believe it’s already September? The summer activities are slowing down, and the fall season is just getting started. The exciting news is that our Ballroom is booked every weekend for fall! We do have availability in November and December – keep us in mind for your holiday get-togethers. This October and November, please join me on some fun-packed day trips! October 11 – Fall Foliage Cruise on the Mississippi River. Sorry, folks, this has been filled, but we are taking names for a waiting list. Give us a call at 815-288-9236. October 24 – Nelson Energy Plant Tour. A carpool will depart from LCCOA at 10:30 a.m. Includes lunch. Space is limited. Call 815-288-9236. November 13, 2019 – We’ll be kicking off the holidays with a trip to The Fireside in Janesville, Wisconsin. “A Christmas Story: The Musical: will be the show. Cost for members is $105, or $115 for non-members. Includes motor coach, full meal with dessert, live performances, coffee, tea and gratuities. D o n’t f o r g e t to wear your ugly sweater – there will be a contest! Get ready to try and beat mine! Take care everyone; hope to see you soon ... Maureen Eccles Post House Ballroom manager 815-288-0892 www.posthouseballroom.net firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dixon Duplicate Bridge August 2019 winners Place Name % Game
August 2 1 Jane & Roger Landreth...........................64........................... .60 2 Peggy Wallace & Nancy Smith................59........................... .42 3 Harry Stoudt & Phil Naffziger...................58........................... .22 4 Frank Nester & Joyce U Gibson..............51 August 9 1 Barb Bass & Frank Nester.......................67.71...................... .70 2 Susie Smith & Brian Brooks....................54.17...................... .42 2 - Peggy Wallace & Edith Jakobs......................54.17...................... .42 4 Carol Youker & Delight Pitman.................50........................... .28 August 16 1 Jane & Roger Landreth...........................57........................... .60 2 Nancy Smith & Jackie Radandt...............56........................... .42 3 Peggy Wallace & Edith Jakobs................55 4 Harry Stoudt & Phil Naffziger– 52 August 23 1 Barb Bass & Frank Nester.......................63.63...................... .70 2 Susie Smith & Sharon Grot......................58.33...................... .49 3 Mary Grace Crisham & Janet Payne – 57.29 - .35 August 30 1 Jane & Roger Landreth...........................55........................... .51 1 Harry Stoudt & Joyce U Gibson..............55........................... .51 3 Peggy Wallace & Nancy Smith................51 Total Masterpoint winners for August Jane & Roger Landreth .................................................................... 1.71 Barb Bass & Frank Nester................................................................ 1.40 Susie Smith....................................................................................... .91 Peggy Wallace & Nancy Smith........................................................... .84 Harry Stoudt...................................................................................... .73 Joyce U Gibson................................................................................. .51 Sharon Grot....................................................................................... .49 Edith Jakobs, Jackie Radandt, & Brian Brooks.................................. .42 Janet Payne & Mary Grace Crisham.................................................. .35 Carol Youker & Delight Pitman........................................................... .28 Phil Naffziger..................................................................................... .22 Note: The Dixon Duplicate Bridge Club is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League and holds open games with a Certified Director on Friday afternoons at 12:30 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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Thank you to WCSC 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. Sauk Valley Food Bank Krogers County Market Citadel of Sterling CGH Home Nursing Gaffey Home Nursing United Way Prophet Manor, Prophetstown Erie Pubic Library Odell Public Library, Morrison
Andreson Nature Center Walmart Distribution Regency Care of Sterling Beacon of Hope Hospice Resthave of Morrison Tina Benson Judy Irvin Shirley Schwarz Margaret Bair Pam Lewallen Patty Murphy Selmi’s Billy Ricks Kenny Shawver Evelyn Henson Glenda MacLennan Tom Beveroth
WCSC welcomes members We would like to thank the people who recently paid their WCSC membership dues: Lyle & Betty Davis
Theresa Heffelfinger Steve Nicpon Doris Williamson
LCCOA welcomes members We would like to thank the people who recently paid their LCCOA membership dues: Lois King
Shirley Mooney Delores Peterson * Partner ** Sponsor *** Benefactor
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.
United Way of Lee County Lee County Health Department Dixon Food Pantry Donna Miller Carolyn Herwig Diane Pauser
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Annual Open Enrollment Quickly approaching, in just 2 short weeks, both the LCCOA and WCSC Outreach departments will be in full swing of this year’s Annual Open Enrollment season.During this time at Lee County Council on Aging there will be no walk-in hours available, so please be sure to call ahead for an appointment. For WCSC Outreach, walk in hours will remain on
ning your plan comparisons and for enrollment into a new plan if you so choose.
Medicare changes Previously changed was the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).Our region previously used a company known as KEPRO, which has now been replaced, as of June 8, 2019, by Livanta. If you feel you have been discharged too soon, or have an issue with your hospital stay, you can file a complaint directly to Livanta at 888-524-9900. “CMS QIOs work with Medicare patients and other stakeholders to support better patient care, better population health, and lower health care costs through quality improvement efforts. QIOs are the largest federal program dedicated specifically to improving health care quality at the community level.” Information provided by Livanta’s direct website http://www.livanta.com/innovative_ technology_solutions.html Medicare Supplement Changes: Beginning January 2020, Medicare Supplement Plans C, F and F high deductible will no longer be offered to newly enrolled Medicare benefi-
ciaries. Anyone previously enrolled into any of these plans will remain in these plans as long as the premiums are paid on time, and those that have been eligible for Medicare prior to January 1, 2020, can also still purchase these plans. A new supplement, Plan G High Deductible, will be offered beginning in January. Please contact your local SHIP site (LCCOA/ WCSC) for a Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide to learn more, or speak with your qualified Medicare Supplement Insurance Agent or Broker for direct quotes. Starting in 2020, there will be a new guaranteed issue company within Illinois known as USAA Life Insurance Company. Blue Cross Blue Shield will also remain a guaranteed issue company. “Guaranteed Issue” means that a company will offer you coverage, regardless of your health status or history.
Medicare Advantage Some Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans may offer an “Enhancement” option.This is not likely to include our area yet, but stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for allowing us to assist you, and we hope that you enjoy the wonderful fall season!
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• October 2019
Please note: LCCOA Outreach Office will not accept any walk-ins during the Open Enrollment Season. WCSC Outreach will be closed on October 10, as we will be attending the Annual SHIP conference for continuing education and updates. We will also be closed on Monday, October 15 in observance of Columbus Day. We will observe our Walk-in Day for non-Medicare related applications and questions on Tuesday, October 16. WCSC Outreach will not offer their Medicare Choices Class in October, November, or December. Classes will resume starting in January 2020. If you are new to Medicare, and would like information or an appointment, please give WCSC Outreach a call at 815-622-9230 Ext. 194.
Monday’s for any non-Part D related applications. Please call LCCOA at 815-288-9236 or WCSC 815-622-9230 ext. 194 for any questions. LCCOA and WCSC Outreach Departments have their own ways of handling appointments during this time, but do work on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact them directly to see what is needed and to get scheduled. Please bear in mind that appointments fill up quickly. We do ask that if you are unable to keep your appointment, or decide to go elsewhere while awaiting an appointment slot, to please notify us as soon as possible so that we can assist those who still need our services. Our agencies each run several hundred Part-D comparisons each year and work very diligently to get to every person that we can. We appreciate your understanding, respect, and patience. As a reminder, 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 username and password, as it will be required for properly run-
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This is our travel group that just got back from Colorado. They had an amazing time!
Back row, from left: Wendy Eckel, Amy Jo Reed, Linda O’Brien, Samantha Harazin, and Vicki Frazer, and (front row) Lindsay Anderson, attended the ITAC Regional Update training Aug. 14 at RAMP in Rockford, with WCSC and LCCOA.
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No walk-ins at LCCOA during Annual Open Enrollment LCCOA will not be seeing any walk-ins during the Annual Open Enrollment period of October 15-December 7, 2019. Please call ahead at 815-288-9236 to speak with an Outreach caseworker and/ or to schedule an appointment.
• October 2019
Christmas is almost here, so start planning to enter Lee County Council on Aging’s Christmas tree decorating contest. Create your own unique tree to be displayed at the Center. It would be wonderful if we could have trees all around the Center. Trees can be homemade or purchased. The size of trees can be as small as you like, but no taller than 3 feet. All trees must be able to sit on a table or ledge. You can make your own decoration or purchase materials to decorate your trees. It can be traditional, modern or from another planet. Be creative! Make it your own! All entries must be delivered to Lee County Council on Aging on Nov. 22 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. You may pick up an entry form and competition rules at Lee County Council on Aging from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thorough Friday, or check out our website, www.leecountycouncilonaging.net.
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 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 an Aging at 815-288-9236 for more information.
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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 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 listing page 11 in this issue of Golden Echo. 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 1p.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 a mat; membership required 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.-4p.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 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 Oct. 1 Good Fellows fundraiser Oct. 2 9 a.m. – Goodfellows meeting 9:30-11 a.m – Lee County Health Dept. Blood Pressure check Oct. 3 10-11 a.m. – Paw Paw Monthly SHIP Site (by appointment only) Oct. 4 10:30 a.m. – Medicare 2020 Seminar (LCCOA dining room) Oct 8 1-2 p.m. – Ashton Monthly SHIP Site
(by appointment only) Oct. 9 10 a.m.-noon – Lee County Health Dept. Flu Clinic Oct. 11 Fall Foliage Cruise 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Bingo Oct. 13 Noon – Euchre tournament Oct. 16 10-11 a.m. – Amboy Monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) 11:15-11:45 a.m. – Sublette monthly SHIP site (by appointment only)
Oct. 21 1-2:30 p.m. – 2020 Census; Stan Hill will explain the 2020 Census and is available to recruit workers Oct. 24 10:30 a.m. – Nelson Energy Field trip – must register; call 815-288-9236 Oct. 25 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Bingo 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Blood pressure checks by Dixon Rehabilitation and Healthcare 6:30 p.m. – Open mic
Oct. 26 8-9:30 a.m. – Monster Pancake 9 a.m.-noon – 4-H Tech ChangeMakers Oct. 28 10-11 a.m. – Countryside monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) Nov. 4 2:45-3:45 p.m. – 2020 Census; Stan Hill will explain the 2020 Census and recruitment of workers Nov. 10 Euchre tournament Nov. 13 10:30 a.m. – Fireside Theatre
Monthly activities and meetings: Whiteside County Senior Center Oct. 1 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – ADRC walk-in Oct. 2 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Foot Clinic. Call 815213-0324 for an appointment 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Blood pressure check by CGH Home Nursing 11:20 a.m. – Celebrating Oct. birthdays with song 1 p.m. – Bingo, with prizes by VITAS Hospice, snacks by WCSC. (Donate a can of food or $1 to play) Oct. 3 10 a.m. -1 p.m. – Health and Wellness Fair. FREE EVENT. Flu shots available Oct. 7 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.– ADRC walk-in Oct. 9 8 a.m.-2 p.m.– Foot clinic. Call 815-
213-0324 for an appointment 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) Oct. 10 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Veterans coffee Oct. 12 1 p.m. – Sauk Computer User Group Oct. 15 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – ADRC walk-in (closed Monday, Oct. 14) 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Prophetstown ,monthly SHIP site, by appointment only) Oct. 16 10 a.m.-noon – Erie monthly SHIP site (by appointment only)
10:30 a.m. – Price is Right 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Blood pressure check by Castor Home Nursing 12:30 p.m. – TRIAD 1 p.m. – Bingo, prizes by WCSC, snacks by WCSC (Donate a can of food or $1 to play) Oct. 17 10 a.m.-noon – Fulton monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) Monday, Oct. 21 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – ADRC walk-in Oct. 23 10 a.m.-noon – Morrison monthly SHIP site (by appointment only) 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Blood Pressure check by Citadel of Sterling 1 p.m. – Bingo, prizes by Hospice Compassus, snacks by WCSC
Fulton Oct.16 – Fancy Feet Foot Clinic, Sharon Krahn, Call 815-718-5294 for an appointment Oct. 17 – Whiteside County Senior Center Outreach at Andresen Nature Center, 409 N. Fourth St., Fulton Call 815-622-9230 for appointment.
Oct. 24 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Brain Health Class – Free and fun! Oct. 27 1 p.m. – Euchre tournament Oct. 28 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – ADRC walk-in Oct. 30 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Stories from the Past workshop by Karla Belzer. Free and open to all 1 p.m. – Bingo, prizes by Castor Home Nursing, snacks by WCSC. (Donate a can of food or $1 to play) Oct. 31 10:45 a.m. – Halloween costume contest
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 Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 20 Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members Cost includes transportation and free buffet lunch. Pick up at Dixon County Market (near storage sheds) at 8 a.m. and Sterling Walmart (northeast corner) at 8:30 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC.
Join Lee County Council on Aging for “A Christmas Story: The Musical” at The Fireside in Janesville, Wisconsin
Nov. 13, 2019 Cost: $105 for members, $115 for non-members This all-inclusive day trip will include transportation, entertainment, full lunch and dessert, all taxes and fees included and a LCCOA group leader accompanying. October 11 is the deadline to sign up. For more information call Lee County Council on Aging at 815-288-9236.
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East Peoria Festival of Lights
December 5 Cost: $55 for members, $60 for non-members Cost includes transportation, dinner and admission to the lights.Bus will leave Dixon County Market at 2:30 p.m. and Sterling Walmart at 3 p.m. We will eat dinner at 5 p.m. at Golden Corral Buffet in Peoria. Then we will drive through the Peoria Lights, which is wonderful. Addi-
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11 nights, 6 islands – Celebrity Cruise Line 2020 October 4, 2020 Cost: Trip cost starts at $2,300 for inside cabin, based on double occupancy. We will fly to Fort Lauderdale and spend 1 night in a hotel. The following day we will take bus to the ship. The islands we will visits 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 815622-9230 and ask for Glenda. Early booking bonus. Book by February 1, 2020, and save $200.
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November 22 Cost: $137 for members, $142 for non-members 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 at Mader’s. Wear your Christmas sweaters! Minimal walking, but must be able to get on/off bus multiple times. Deadline to sign up is November 6. Bus will leave Sterling Walmart 7 a.m. and Dixon County Market at 7:15 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC.
tional light displays are added every year. Deadline to sign up is November 20. Pay for this trip at WCSC.
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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 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 815288-9236 and ask for Samantha.
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October meals at Lee County Council on Aging October 1-4 Tuesday: BBQ chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, season green beans, dinner roll, Jello w/fruit. Wednesday: Baked pork chop, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables, tossed salad with dressing, dinner roll, apple crisp. Thursday: Sweet-and-sour meatballs, fluffy rice, blended vegetables, wheat bread, apricots. Friday: A) Tuna noodle casserole, broccoli/carrots, pineapple tidbits, dinner roll B) Chicken salad w/tomato October 7-11 Monday: Baked chicken breast, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli, dinner roll, pineapple. Tuesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes
with gravy, stewed zucchini, dinner roll with butter, apricots. Wednesday: Citrus-baked ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, fruit cocktail. Thursday: Italian sausage w/peppers on a bun, red potatoes wedges, Italian-blend vegetables, diced peaches. Friday: A) Crispy fish sandwich on a wheat bun, macaroni and cheese, peas, pineapple tidbits B) Turkey minestrone October 14-18 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, sliced peaches. Thursday: A) Sloppy Joe, farmer potatoes, peas and carrots, wheat bun, fruit cocktail B)Tuna salad, chicken and rice. Friday: Hot ham and cheese, wheat bun, tator tots, baked beans, diced pears. October 21-25 Monday: BBQ riblet, wheat bun, au gratin potatoes, coin carrots, diced pears. Tuesday: Pepper steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, wheat bread, chilled pineapple. Wednesday: Lemon pepper chicken, wild rice, broccoli, dinner roll, applesauce. Thursday: A) Cheeseburger, wheat bun, tator tots, baked beans, Jello w/fruit B)
B) Ham and vegetable. Friday: Mostaccioli w/meat sauce, Brussels sprouts, Scandinavian blend vegetables, garlic bread, apricots. October 28-31 Monday: Chicken strips, seasoned potato wedges, peas, dinner roll, diced pears, BBQ PC. Tuesday: Baked ziti w/meat sauce, Italian-blend vegetables, garlic bread, hot applesauce. Wednesday: A) Meatloaf, mashed potatoes w/gravy, glazed carrots, dinner roll, peach cobbler B) Liver and onions. Thursday: Sloppy Joe, wheat bun, tator tots, green beans, apricots. Friday: All meals served with 8-ounce, low-fat milk.
October meals at Whiteside County Senior Center October 1-3 Tuesday: Bacon/chicken sandwich, potato, vegetable and dessert. Wednesday: Baked pork chop topped with gravy, potato, vegetable, salad and dessert. Thursday:Hot turkey sandwiches, potatoes/gravy, vegetable and dessert October 7-10 Monday: Polish sausage stir fry, rice, salad and
dessert. Tuesday: Country fried beef steak, potato, vegetable and dessert. Wednesday: Meatloaf, potato, salad, vegetable and dessert. Thursday: Baked cod or alternative, potato, vegetable and dessert. October 14-17 Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: Goulash, garlic bread, vegetable, salad and dessert. Wednesday: Hot roast
beef sandwich, potato, gravy, vegetable and dessert. Thursday: Beef enchiladas, rice, beans and dessert. October 21-24 Monday: Sloppy Joeâ€™s, vegetable, salad and dessert. Tuesday: Chicken Alfredo, vegetable, salad and dessert. Wednesday: Pork stew meat, rice, beans, flour tortilla, salad and dessert. Thursday: Parmesan Chicken with marinara sauce,
noodles and dessert. October 28-31 Monday: BLT and homemade potato soup and dessert Tuesday: Salisbury steak, potato, vegetable and dessert. Wednesday: Oven fried chicken, potato, vegetable, salad and dessert. Thursday: Battered fish fillets or alternative, potato, coleslaw and dessert. All meals include a beverage.
October meals at Golden Meals in Rock Falls October 1-4 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. October 7-11 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. October 14-18 Monday: Closed; Columbus Day; 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. October 21-25: Monday: Swedish meatballs, parslied potatoes, green beans, fresh fruit; Tuesday: Chicken and dumplings, buttered carrots, peaches; Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, fresh fruit; Thursday: Pork loin, potato casserole, mixed
vegetables, fresh fruit; Friday: Chicken salad, pea salad, peaches, whole wheat bun. October 28-31 Monday: Cowboy hash, potato wedges, pears; Tuesday: Tuna and noodles, peas, peaches; Wednesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, Lima beans, fresh fruit; Thursday: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables. Bread, margarine and milk served with every meal.
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
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Upcoming Special Events in Lee County
10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 9.
Fall Foliage Day Cruise Oct. 11 Must sign up in advance; seats not
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.
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Afghan Raffle at LCCOA
9:30-11:30 a.m. – Oct. 16 Must sign up in advance; call 815288-9236.
Monster Pancake Breakfast 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 At LCCOA, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Entertainment and door prizes.
4-H Tech ChangeMakers 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 26 Topics that could be covered: Phone/tablet basics, social media,
Drawing to be held on Friday, Nov. 8 We have two handmade baby afghans to be raffled off. One ticket for $1 or six tickets for $5
Fire Side Theatre – “Christmas Story: The Musical” Nov. 13; (deadline to sign up is Oct. 11) This all-inclusive day trip will include transportation, entertainment, full lunch and dessert, all taxes and fees included and a
LCCOA group leader accompanying.
Life Story Writing with Carla Belzer 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 & 25 and Dec. 2, 10 & 16 Must sign up in advance. Contact LCCOA at 815-288-9236 to sign up; seating is limited.Save the Date:
Make & Take Christmas Edition 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 Erica Bentz, Independent Chalk Couture Designer, joins us once again for a fun filled crafting hour full of various options for you to choose from of home décor crafts for you or a loved one.Nominal fee charged for board base (starting at $5.00). Call 815-288-9236 for more details.
Upcoming Special Events in Whiteside County Crochet and Knitting classes Every Monday Must bring 4-ply yarn for either class. For knitting, please bring a #9 needle; for crochet, bring a G hook
Yoga 9 to 10 a.m. every Thursday All levels welcome! Bring own mat. $25 membership required.
Foot Clinic 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 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
Health fair 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 Free admission! Hourly door prizes. Multiple local vendors, including hospitals, rehab communities, assisted living communities, nursing homes, etc. Free Blood pressure screenings. Flu shots available. Come and explore the service providers in Whiteside County.
Veterans Coffee 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 (the second Thursday of every month) Open to all veterans – free coffee and conversation. Charisse from the VA clinic in Sterling will be here to
talke about the VA clinic and benefits.
Sauk Computer User Group 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 Sauk Computer User Group will meet at 1 p.m. with a question-and-answer time. There will be a short business meeting, followed with a video presentation at 2:30 p.m. on an interesting computer-related topic. Everyone with an interest in computers/technology is invited. Refreshments will be available.
Price Is Right at WCSC 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct., 16 Come play Price is Right game and guess the price of an item and take that item home. Stay for lunch which will be hot roast beef sandwich, potato/gravy, vegetable and dessert. This is sponsored by Heritage Woods.
TRIAD 12:30 p.m . Wednesday, Oct. 16 Come and join this group that is all about senior citizen safety.This group is composed of public safety, community agencies and senior citizens. Everyone welcome!
Brain Health Class 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 Karla of the University of Illinois Extension 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 chal-
lenge ourselves as we age. COME AND JOIN THE FUN!! Free event!
Euchre Tournament at WCSC 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 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.
Stories from the past – A legacy for the future 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 We live in an amazing technological age. Historical information is recorded almost before it happens. Yet, ironically, many adults and children know very little about their
own family history. Family mobility, geographical distance, and hurried lifestyles provide limited opportunities for younger and older generations to engage in family storytelling, an activity that used to be a natural occurrence in the daily lives of most families. This workshop helps participants understand the history of storytelling and helps them explore ways to preserve individual and family stories for future generations.
Halloween costume contest 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 Get your costume on and come to the WCSC! First- and second-place prizes given for best costume.
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Lee County Health Department Flu Clinic; Hosted by Lee County Council on Aging
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.
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Medicare 2020 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4 LCCOA Outreach SHIP-certified counselors will be addressing many of the upcoming changes to Medicare for 2020 and covering important topics like Annual Open Enrollment, various parts of Medicare as well as ways to save money.Call 815-288-9236 with any questions.
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