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Veteran’s Day Presentation - Always Remember – WWII Through Veterans’ Eyes
Friday, November 15, 2019; 10:30 A.M. – Noon
We are pleased to have Dr. John David Ulferts, Superintendent-Principal of Shirland School District,
Adjunct Professor at Concordia University-Wisconsin, and Author of Always Remember-W.W. II
Through Veterans’ Eyes as our Veteran’s Day speaker on November 15, 2019.

Eighty years have passed since W.W. II began. The memories of that terrible war have faded as the
Greatest Generation has quietly slipped away. But their sacrifices must not be forgotten for the
freedom we treasure today would not exist had it not been for their valiant efforts on faraway shores
not so long ago.

During the 1990s, 140 veterans of W.W. II, including 20 Medal of Honor recipients, shared their stories
of valor and sacrifice with the author who promised to keep them alive through his classes and the
pages of his book.

John will choose selections from Always Remember - World War II Through Veterans' Eyes. The presentation includes selections from veterans in each chapter of the book, accompanied by a
PowerPoint presentation filled with pictures of the veterans and of the events described.
A question and answer period and book signing will follow.
Registration is required by November 12, 2019, so we can plan accordingly. Call Rock River Center to
register 815-732-3252.
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Computer Classes @ RRC
The Computer Technology Center at Rock River Center is free and open to the public weekdays from
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The following computer classes, facilitated by Rock River Center volunteers, has
been scheduled:
Lab hours with Mary - November 18 - 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
This hour is available for those looking for 1-on-1 assistance with common computer questions. Call to
register for lab time with Mary, as space is limited.
Anyone interested should call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 to register.
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Tom Demmer’s December Mobile Office Hours
Rock River Center is excited to partner with Representative Demmer’s office for the purpose of providing a mobile office in Ogle County.

Tom’s NEXT Mobile Office Hour at Rock River Center will be Tuesday, December 17,
2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

“Those who attend these mobile office hours can learn about the services my office can provide and receive assistance with issues regarding state agencies. I will attend personally as my schedule permits.” Tom Demmer
No appointment is necessary. You will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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
- 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.
Remember, open enrollment will be October 15 through December 7, 2019.
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 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.
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Veteran & 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 & 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. They meet quarterly on the 4 th Thursday of the
month in March, June & September from 3:00-4:00 pm at Rock River Center. The December meeting will be Dec. 19, 2019, from 3:00-4:00 pm due to the holiday.

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. No meeting on January 1, New Years Day.

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.