Upcoming Events

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(All ages are welcome to participate in programming)
 
WITS Fitness Brain Exercises in 2019
The University of Illinois Extension is returning to Rock River Center offering monthly Wits Fitness Brain Exercises Classes on the first Monday of every month.  2019 Brain Health Exercise classes are all new.
 
Join Extension Educator Karla Belzer as she continues to lead participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.  The monthly class will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Rock River Center, in Oregon.  2019 Class dates are:  April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, October 7, and November 4.
 
There will not be a class in September or December.  Each monthly class is free and open to the public!  Registration is not required, but appreciated.  To register call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252.  Participants are welcome to join the class at any time.
 
For more information, call the University of Illinois Extension at 815-632-3611.  Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org and like us on Facebook.

 
AARP Smart Driver Course Apr 3 & 4, 2019
The AARP Smart Driver Course for those 55 years of age and older will be held at Rock River Center in Oregon.  The course is designed to improve driver safety.  Those completing the course will receive a certificate which may entitle them to premium reduction for three years with most companies, after which time the course must be taken again.  This two-day class will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 and Thursday, April 4, 2019; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 
AARP sponsors this course and advance registration is required since seating is limited.  To register call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 or 1-800-541-5479.
 
Cost:  For AARP members is $15.00 and $20.00 for non-members.  This prepaid fee is required and payable to AARP, and can be paid at Rock River Center, 810 S 10th St, Oregon, IL 61061.  Your AARP number must be included for the discount.
 
  
Computer Technology Center
Free One-on-One Lab hours
March 13, 2019 – 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Instructor:  Deb Julian)
This hour is for those looking for 1-on-1 assistance with computer questions.
 
All scheduled CTC classes and lab hours are free to attend and open to the public.
 
Anyone interested should call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 to register for the lab hours.
Note: Registration is very important to ensure everyone’s needs are met as space is limited. 
Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org and like us on Facebook.
  

Veteran's Assistance Available in Oregon at Rock River Center
A Veteran's Service Officer is available at Rock River Center on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 9:00 – 3:00. (Except Federal Holidays)
 
The Veteran's Service Officer comes to Rock River Center to serve Veterans of all ages, and assist them with applications and other benefits available to them.  Please mark your calendars accordingly.
 
This is a free service that has been provided for many years and you need not travel out of town.  If you have any questions, call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252.

 
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 quarterly on the 4th Thursday of March, June, September, and December from 3:00-4:00 pm at Rock River Center.
 
Caregiver Support Group
Patti Kilmer, MSW from Generations @ Neighbors, leads our Caregiver Support Group.  We welcome those new to caregiving, those who anticipate caregiving, and those for whom caregiving is already a way of life.  You will find information, resources, encouragement & answers to difficult questions.  Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Rock River Center.  For more information, call Patti Kilmer at 815-234-2511 or 815-298-7004.
 
Diabetic Support Group
This very informative group meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 pm at Rock River Center.  Marilyn Csernus from the University of Illinois Extension Office facilitates this group by offering support, encouragement and the sharing of experiences when living with diabetes.  Join Marilyn for a different topic each month and enjoy her recipes as well.
 
Low Vision Group
This is a group for those who have low vision, any form of vision loss, AMD or to caregivers of those with vision loss.  Low Vision Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 12:00 pm at Rock River Center.