Upcoming Events

What’s “Happening” at Rock River Center?
Wits Fitness Brain Exercise Classes
The University of Illinois Extension is returning to Rock River Center offering monthly Wits Fitness Brain Exercises Classes on the first Monday of the month.  Brain Health Exercise Classes are an ongoing process and the 2019 sessions are all new.
Join Extension Educator Karla Belzer as she continues to lead participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.  The monthly class will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Rock River Center, in Oregon.  2019 Class dates are:  May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, October 7, and November 4.
There will not be a class in September or December.  Each monthly class is free and open to the public!  Registration is not required, but appreciated.  To register call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252.  Participants are welcome to join the class at any time.
For more information, call the University of Illinois Extension at 815-632-3611.
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Otto Dick, Ogle County Historian Comes to RRC May 8, 2019
Mr. Otto Dick, Ogle County Historian brings his wealth of knowledge to Rock River Center on Wed., May 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
He is aware of the many things have happened in Oregon and Ogle County since John Phelps founded Oregon in 1836.  Otto plans to share with us his favorite photos that he has collected over the years.
Otto and his family moved to Oregon from Frankfort, Indiana.  His parents were both educators.  He attended 7th and 8th grades at Nash Grade School and Oregon High School.  After graduation, he worked in construction and started attending Northern Illinois University and then was drafted into the Army.  The Army was a good experience where he was a Morse Code Radio Operator.  After finishing college, Otto married Marilyn who received her degree in nursing at Northern Illinois University.  During this time, he tuned pianos at the piano factory in Oregon.
His recent activities in Oregon include serving as President of the Riverside Cemetery, Past President of the Historical Society and working to establish a museum at the Oregon Depot.  Writing 369 history articles for the Republican Reporter is definitely a challenge for Otto.  He does this with the help of his partner, Marilyn.
Reservations required.  Please call 815-732-3252 if you plan on attending.  Refreshments will be served.
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Outing of the Month - Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Nordic Cultural Center and Erlander Home Museum Tour
Video at Nordic Cultural Center & Tour of Erlander Home Museum
$7 per person; plus, activity fee
Museum built in 1871 and is NOT ADA compliant.
For more information or to register, call 815-732-3252.  Registration deadline is May 1, 2019.
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Rock River Center Noontime Knowledge May 16th
Lunch:              Served from 11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Menu:              Bacon-Chicken Ranch salad on a croissant or wrap, Cowboy beans, and for dessert
                        Cherry Cheesecakes
Speaker:          Larry Ermey, Ogle County University of Illinois Master Gardener,
                        “Square foot gardening & gardening in small spaces for all of us, including those with
Sponsor:          Thrivent Financial
Reservations with payment of $8.00 due by May 14th.

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.
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.