Upcoming Events

   
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NOONTIME KNOWLEDGE
Thursday, July 18th at Rock River Center
Buffet Lunch served from 11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Outdoor grilling with sides & a drink            $8
Reservations by July 16th:       Call Rock River Center 815-732-3252 or [email protected]
(carry-outs available).
 
Stay for our 12:00 p.m. program by Roger Anderson, Ogle County Master Naturalist, “The Marvelous Mason Bees”
 
 
Singin’ In The Rain
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Circa21 Dinner Playhouse

Tap your toes and sing along in this splashy adaptation of the celebrated and beloved film.

The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in “Singin' in the Rain”.  Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make “Singin' in the Rain” the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

“Singin' in the Rain” has all the makings of a Tinsel town tabloid headline — the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers!  In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren't always as they appear on the big screen!  Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in "talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.
Filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs, Singin’ in the Rain, can't be missed!

Cost (includes RT transportation, show, meal, tax and gratuity):
$80.00 Members / $85.00 Non-Members
 
Reservation/payment deadline:  August 23, 2019
 
Please call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 to make your reservation.
Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org  and like us on Facebook

 
VOLUNTEER SERVICES
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Rock River Center welcomes volunteers of all ages. Our goal is to make volunteering a positive experience while helping the agency meet the needs of older adults and families.

All individuals are asked to complete an application and provide references.  A screening process ensures the safety of those we serve; and all volunteers, acting upon agency direction, are provided coverage under the agency liability policy.  Job descriptions are provided.  With the help of volunteers, Rock River Center is able to assist more than 3000 older adults each year.

Whether you are able to give one hour per week or one hour per month, we have a volunteer position for you!
 
Various current volunteer opportunities:
Reception & Office Aides - These priceless volunteers provide office support, with a smile, by answering phones, greeting visitors, and taking registrations.

Newsletter assembly - With more than 50 volunteers, come help prepare the bi-monthly newsletter for mailing. Make new friends, too!

Boot-Scootin' Seniors - A really fun and active group! This group provides entertainment at area long term care facilities and other locations.

Fundraisers - Our annual fundraisers require the services of our volunteers in many ways. Make sure you ask about them.

Special projects - We are always looking for volunteers to assist us in teaching classes, decorating, parties, mailings, etc. Stop by and let's talk!

For more information on volunteer opportunities with Rock River Center, contact Deb Julian at [email protected]

 
 
MyMedicare.gov
Have you signed up to use MyMedicare.gov?  If not, you may want to consider doing so.  Through this web site, you can access your personal Medicare-related information.  For example, you can:
 
* check to see the status of your new Medicare Card.  Look for the message, “your card is in the mail”
 
* view information about your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan or your Medicare Advantage Plan enrollment.
 
* view a list of your prescription drugs.
 
* view your Medicare Summary Notice and learn about the status of your Part B deductible, whether it has been met or not.
 
Plus, just as with signing up for a MySocialSecurity account, when you sign up for a MyMedicare.gov account, it keeps scammers from using your information to sign up for an account.
 
If you would like help signing up for a MyMedicare.gov or a MySocialSecurity account, we can help you.  Just call us at Rock River Center, 815-732-3252, or 800-541-5479.
 
 
NICOR Gas “Sharing” Program Available

NICOR Gas Sharing Program is available to assist those NICOR customers whose income is above 150% of the poverty level and less than 250% of the poverty level.  For a 1-person household the 30-day income limit is $2,529, 2-person household, $3,429, 3-person household, $4,329, etc.
 
For more information or to make an appointment, call Linda at 800-541-5479 or 815-732-3252.
Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org or 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.