Services

Rock River Center is the designated focal point of services for older adults and caregivers in Ogle County. Service statistics have grown at
staggering rates, expanding by 62% over a two year period! Over half of the people receiving services throughout Ogle County have needs caused by non-economic factors, such as physical and mental disabilities, language barriers, and geographic isolation. 

Services provided by Rock River Center are designed to enable older and disabled persons to remain independent, thereby avoiding 
costly long term care.



Senior Information Services

December 2017 - January 2018


Need help with Benefit Access Application (formally known as Circuit Breaker), Medicare, housing, personal care, homemaking, heating assistance or other things? Linda Sanders is AIRS Certified and Kim Fite is NIAAA & SHIP certified and are Rock River Center' specialists in aging. Appointments are needed for our Oregon office, but Linda and Kim are also available at various locations throughout Ogle County. If you are homebound and need someone to come to your home, please don't hesitate to call for assistance.
Please call Rock River Center 815-732-3252 or toll free 1-800-541-5479.

Place/Date/Time
Byron
Jarrett Prairie Center
  December 11, January 8 ~ 11am-12pm

Forreston
Faith Lutheran Church
December 20, January 17 ~ 11am-12pm

Mt. Morris
Mt. Morris Library
December 14, January 11 ~ 11am-12pm

Polo
Polo Public Library
No December, January 11 ~ 10:00am- 12:00pm


Rochelle
Hub City Senior Center
December 13, 19 & January 3, 10, 16 ~ 9:30am-1pm

Rochelle
Countryside Apartments
No December, January 23 ~ 9:30am-11am



Transportation

Transportation for older adults 60 years of age or older. Rock River Center provides a door to door service. There are no fixed routes or designated stops. Passengers are picked up at your home or other designated location and dropped off at your destination. Rock River Center attempts to schedule your ride as requested. Please call 1-815-732-3252 or 1-800-541-5479 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule an in-town ride, and at least 48 hours notice to travel outside the county.

Office hours Monday-Friday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday-Wednesday-Friday
to Rockford
Monday-Friday
All towns in Ogle County
Thursday
Freeport and Polo
For trips to Dixon and Sterling
Call for availability

Any where you may need to go

Hospitals
Dialysis Centers
Educational resources
Doctor's offices
Utility company
Senior Center
Banking facilities
Grocery/department stores
Library
Train/Plane connections


Suggested donation is $4.00 for local service and $15.00 for roundtrip transports out of the county.



Veteran's Assistance
December Schedule for Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs at Rock River Center

Jessica A Parker, Veteran, and Veteran's Service Officer will be available at Rock River Center the 2nd and 4th Monday beginning in December.
Be mindful of holidays.
Jessica is a veteran who transitioned into her current role as a Veteran's Service Officer. She voluntarily comes to Oregon to serve Veterans of all ages, and assist them with applications and other benefits available to them. This is a free service. If you have any questions, call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252.




Prairie State Legal Services at Rock River Center








Third Thursday of the Month
Prairie State Legal Services has expanded its services to include an Attorney position focused exclusively on services for older adults. These services offer legal representation to older adults when dealing with the following:
Being abused or exploited;
Nursing home issues;
Assistance in preparation of power of attorney documents or other advance directives;
Help for homebound seniors who are facing loss of services;
Financial issues due to medical debts;
Denial of government income benefits; and many other problems.

Seniors ages 60 and over who would like an appointment with Prairie State Legal Representative at Rock River Center should first meet with a Caseworker at Rock River Center, 815-732-3252 or 800-541-5479 to receive a referral for an appointment with Prairie State Legal.

Once referrals are made, appointment dates and times are arranged by Prairie State Legal.
Walk-ins are no longer accepted for legal services when the PSLS Representative is at Rock River Center.
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