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Virtual Dementia Tours at Rock River Center
Learn what it’s like to live with dementia.  Come to Rock River Center on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
Serenity Hospice and Home is offering FREE 10 minute scheduled Virtual Dementia Tours for caregivers or those of you who have a loved one with dementia.  If you would like to gain insight into their world, this tour is for you!
Serenity Hospice is a certified provider of the Virtual Dementia Tour.  They have 3 trained nurses and a trained social worker able to offer this exceptional learning opportunity.
Call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 to schedule your tour.  Appointment times are first-come, first served.
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AARP Smart Driver Course @ RRC
This two-day class will be held at Rock River Center on Wed. Sept, 25 & Thurs. Sept. 26, 2019; from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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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 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 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'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.  The September 26th 2019 meeting will have a guest speaker.
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.