Byron Area Seniors

The Byron area seniors meet at the Jarrett Prairie Center the second Monday of each month @ 12:00 pm for a potluck.


June 7 we will have a trip to Diamond Jo's casino. The reservation also includes lunch.

July will be our summer picnic at Jarrett Prairie Center.

For more information and a reservation for the trip, please contact Michelle Bailey at 815-645-8102


Cancer Support Group

"Facing the Challenge" is a support group that provides a safe, accepting environment for patients currently going through treatment, survivors, caregivers and loved ones to talk openly about the challenges a cancer diagnosis brings.

ANYONE who has been affected by cancer is invited to attend! Rock River Center and Home of Hope are partnering to offer information to this group.

The group meets the 4th Thursday of the month from 3:00 – 4:00 pm at Rock River Center.


Caregiver Support Group

We are pleased to announce that a Caregiver Support Group has been formed at Rock River Center. Patti Kilmer, MSW from Generations at Neighbors, leads the support group.

We welcome those new to caregiving, those who anticipate caregiving, those who anticipate caregiving, and those for whom caregiving is already a way of life.

You will find information, resources, encouragement and answers to difficult questions.

Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 10:00-11:30 am at Rock River Center.

For more information, call Patti Kilmer at 815-234-2511 or 815-298-7004.


Low Vision Group

This is a group for those who have low vision, any form of vision loss, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) or to caregivers of those with vision loss.

Low Vision Group meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 12:00 pm at Rock River Center.


Diabetic Support Group

This very informative group meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Rock River Center. 

Marilyn Csernus from the University of Illinois Extension Office facilitates this group by offering support, encouragement, and shares experiences of living with diabetes. 

Join Marilyn for a different topic each month and enjoy her recipes as well.


Forreston Friendship Club

This club meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday at the Methodist Church for a noon potluck and the 3rd Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service for each potluck. Join us for a potluck lunch and please bring a dish to share and your own table service.