Upcoming Events


   
  
What’s “Happening” at Rock River Center?
(All ages are welcome to participate in programming)
 
    
  
 Matter of Balance 8-Week Workshop
Come and learn about balance or falling at a free “Matter of Balance Workshop” held at Rock River Center on Wednesday, October 24 and 31 and November 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
A Matter of Balance (MOB) is a highly evidence-based health and wellness workshop that was designed at Boston University and implemented by Maine Health.  This program addresses balance and falling among individuals.  MOB teaches strategies to reduce the fear of falling.  Attendees will learn that falls and the fear of falling is controllable.  Participants will set realistic goals to increase activity, learn ways to change their environment to reduce factors that cause falls and learn exercises that increase strength and improve balance.
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.  It meets once a week for 8 weeks.  Exercises begin at week 3 and are simple so anyone with mobility issues can participate.
This free workshop is led by either a Master Trainer or 2 trained coaches from Lifescape Community Services, Inc.  All materials are provided.
 
There is limited space available and advance registration is required by October 1st.  If you will be joining us, please call the Center at 815-732-3252 to sign up.
Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org or like us on Facebook.


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Dementia Program @ RRC Rescheduled
Sue Sklar, of The Alzheimer’s Association, has been rescheduled to be at Rock River Center on Monday, October 29, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Sue will be presenting her new program “Responding to Persons with Dementia”.
 
The new one-hour program explains the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia
In the United States alone, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers.  The disease is a global crisis that impacts numerous families right here in our community.  However, no one has to face this disease alone or without information.
The Alzheimer’s Association® has created an education program covering the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia to provide a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed.
The free one-hour Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia program:
Explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.
Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.
Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms.
Looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research.
Offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.
 
Registration is required.  Please call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 or the Alzheimer’s Association at 815.484.1300 if you plan on attending so we can be prepared.
 
Looking forward to seeing you.  Refreshments will be served.


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Adult Beginning Drawing
Rick Davis, retired teacher, will be facilitating an adult beginning drawing class on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Rock River Center.  The class will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Rick will cover basic pencil drawing skills.  Be prepared to learn techniques and tips using tools such as pencils, grids, rulers, etc.  Materials will be provided.
All you need to bring is small simple photographs from a magazine (example:  still life, flower) and the desire to learn.
This class is appropriate for high school and above.  Class size is limited.
The cost of this class is $5.00 for members/$7.00 non-members.
Registration is required by November 1, 2018.  Anyone interested in attending Rick’s class can register by calling the RRC office at 815-732-3252.
  
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Veteran’s Day Speaker @ Rock River Center
Jeff Willis, North Division Supervisor, Illinois Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs will be at the Center to help us celebrate our Veterans.  He will be speaking on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m.
 
Jeff will talk about the services provided by the Illinois Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs, benefits, among other things.  He will take question from the audience as well.
 
Registration is required by November 8, 2018, by calling the RRC office at 815-732-3252.
  
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 Woodfield Mall Holiday Shopping Spree
Join us for a trip to Woodfield Mall on Friday, November 16, 2018.  We will be departing from Rock River Center at 9:30 a.m. and returning late afternoon or early evening.
 
Bring your friends and family while we drive you to Woodfield Mall, one of the largest shopping destinations in the United States.  With more than 2 million square feet of retail shops, restaurants, and family-friendly amenities, Woodfield Mall has a unique mix that creates a completely new and refreshing experience with every visit.
 
Enjoy the awesome holiday decorations, get a head start on your Christmas shopping, have lunch on your own at the restaurant of your choice and relax on the ride back.
 
Cost is $25.00 Members/$30.00 Non-Members.  Bus Seating is limited.  Registration and payment required by October 15, 2018.
 
To sign up call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 by the deadline.


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Brain Health Exercise Continued Success
The Brain Health Exercise Class continues to surprise us by the response.  Extension Educator, Karla Belzer led participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.
 
Upcoming class date for 2018 is November 20.
 
All of these classes will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Street in Oregon.
 
Each class is free and open to the public!  Registration is required.  To register call 815-732-3252.
 
Participants are welcome to join the class series 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.


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