Upcoming Events

What’s “Happening” at Rock River Center?
(All ages are welcome to participate in programming)

Ogle County Sheriff’s Office Discusses 911 Premise Alert Program
Sandy Beitel, Ogle County 9-1-1 Coordinator and Communications Supervisor will be at Rock River Center on Monday, November 19, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
Sandy will inform us about the Illinois Premise Alert Program available to residents, the forms and medical cards associated with this program as well.  Sandy will also share some 9-1-1 history with the group.
The Illinois Premise Alert Program (Public Act 096-0788) provides for Public Safety Agencies in the State of Illinois to allow people with special needs to provide information to police, fire and EMS personnel to be kept in a database.  The information can then be provided to responders dealing with situations involving the Special Needs individuals.
The purpose of this program is to offer guidance and direction to the public safety workers in responding to and assisting those people with special needs or disabilities or both with whom they will have a contact in the performance of their duties and responsibilities.
Join us and see the benefits of this program.
Registration is required.  Please call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 if you plan on attending.
Looking forward to seeing you.  Refreshments will be served.
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Final Class in Brain Health Exercise Series
Karla Belzer will be at Rock River Center for the final class in her Brain Heal Exercise Series.
The last class in the series is November 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 South 10th Street in Oregon.
She continues to take each of you through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.
The class is free and open to the public!  Registration is required, by calling Rock River Center at 815-732-3252.
For more information, call the University of Illinois Extension at 815-632-3611.
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Dr. Carri Anderson, Alpine Chiropractic Speaks at Rock River Center
Dr. Carri Anderson, local chiropractic doctor, specializing in Natural Medicine, will return to Rock River Center on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.

Carri’s program is in a casual format and her discussion will be followed by a question and answer period.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Carri Anderson to Rock River Center.

A potluck lunch and bingo will follow at 11:30 a.m.  Bring a dish to pass if you plan on staying for lunch.  Registration required, by calling the center at 815-732-3252.

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Matter of Balance Workshop -  2 Weeks left
We are done with the introductory weeks of this workshop and the exercise portion of the workshop is in progress.  We are very pleased with the response.
There are 2 remaining sessions are on Wednesday, November 21 and 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   NOTE: The exercises have started.  The last day to join the workshop was October 24.
This program helps people live life with less fear and stay active and independent.  The workshop consists of eight sessions that are two hours in length.
This free workshop is led by either a Master Trainer or 2 trained coaches from Lifescape Community Services, Inc.  All materials are provided.

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Mary Ley Christmas at Rock River Center
We are excited to announce Mary Ley of Aireloom Music will be treating us with her Christmastime entertainment this year.  Please join us on Monday, December 3, 2018, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Mary has a way of engaging the audience with her music.  This is appropriate for the whole family, so bring your kids and grandchildren.
Please call the Center at 815-732-3252 by November 28, 2018, if you plan on attending.  Hope to see you there.
Christmas cookie donations graciously accepted.  Refreshments will be served after the program.
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Legends of Country; February 13, 2019
Fireside Theatre; Ft. Atkinson, WI
Everybody Loves Country!  Country music has been a staple of American entertainment for more than 60 years!  Now imagine seeing six of the biggest artists of all time in one great performance.  We’re talking about artists that have gone well beyond the designation of a superstar.  We’re talking Legends!  Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Brooks and Dunn, Shania Twain, and Johnny Cash!!    You see these great stars re-created LIVE on The Fireside Stage, together in one truly unique entertainment experience presented by Legend in Concert!

Direct from Las Vegas, Legends in Concert presents dynamic and talented performers re-creating the unforgettable concert appearances of these showbiz immortals.  Using their natural voice and talent they create a performance so real; you’ll think you’re at the Grand Ole Opry.  It is a once in a lifetime experience for country fans of all ages!!!

What an awesome Christmas gift for someone!

Cost (includes RT transportation, show, meal, tax, and gratuity):
$105.00 / Members
$110.00 / Non-Members

Reservation/payment deadline:  January 11, 2019
Please call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 to make your reservation.
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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 to 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.