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Senior Services and Programs
There are many services, programs, events and activities that are offered locally by numerous organizations. In order to keep you informed, the following is an updated listing of services in and around our community. If you have any questions or would like additional details, please do not hesitate to call Senior Services Associates, Inc. at 630.553.5777. A list of state and federal senior assistance programs and information is available here.
Alzheimer's Support Group
This support group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Beecher Community Center, 908 Game Farm Road. Learn how you or a loved one can cope with the everyday struggles of Alzheimer's. The group is free and open to the public. The group provides much needed support through discussions and services to aid those individuals facing the disease, their families, and caregivers. Call 630.553.5777 for information.
Beecher Community Center Daily Activities
Play some cards, bridge or build a friendship. All are welcome. We'll see you there! Every day the Beecher Community Center, 908 Game Farm Rd., has a daily activity for you to enjoy. Listed below is a schedule of those activities:
Aug. 25 - 'The Blind Side', the story of Michael Oher
Oct. 27 - 'The Ghost and Mr. Chicken'
Dec. 15 - 'White Christmas'
Caregiver Support Group
Caring for a loved one can be fulfilling, yet exhausting and stressful. The goal of this group is to provide support, intervention and education to address the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of caregivers through Kendall County. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kendall County Health Department, 811 W. John Street. For information call 630.553.9100.
Case Management Services
Cells for Seniors Program
This countywide program initiated by the Yorkville Police Department collects used cell phones. The phones are converted into 911 emergency phones and distributed to seniors free of charge. Used phones can be dropped off at the Yorkville Police Department, 802 Game Farm Road, Yorkville between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, or to receive a phone, call 630.553.5777.
Community Nutrition Network (home-delivered meals)
Community Nutrition Network is currently one of the largest nutritious meal providers for seniors in the nation, hosting 22 program locations. CNNSSA serve's over 600,000 meals to 7,400 seniors in suburban Cook, Grundy, and Kendall counties each year. Through the Home-Delivery Program, CNN seeks to improve the quality of life and provide nutritionally balanced meals to seniors who may not be able to: leave their home; afford or buy groceries; or cook for themselves. Additional information is available by contacting 630.553.2316 or at www.cnnssa.org.
Congregate Meals Program
Senior Services Congregate Meals Programs is supported by the United City of Yorkville and offers group dining for seniors at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Beecher Community Center, 908 Game Farm Road. Meals are delicious, healthy, and fresh and offer seniors the opportunity to socialize three times a week. Meal donations accepted. Information is available by calling 630.553.5777.
File of Life
Keep your medical history up-to-date and available for emergency first responders by filling out a File of Life.
By filling out your medical history and keeping on file in your home, the benefits to first responders include: Faster help in case of an emergency, instantly know medical history of patient, and corrective treatment can begin immediately. To receive your copy of the File of Life, call Senior Services Associates, Inc. at 630.553.5777.
Kendall Area Transit (KAT)
This public transportation service is available to all Kendall County residents and provides courteous and safe service. KAT provides curb-to-curb and door-to-door services for registered county residents within sponsoring communities with designated transfers to surrounding communities. The one-way fare for the KAT demand response service is $3 curb-to-curb or $5 door-to-door. For destinations outside of the county, an
additional $2 fee is applied. Seniors 60+ receive a $1 discount. To register call 1.877.446.4528. For additional information click here.
Kendall County Information & Assistance
Kendall County Senior Providers
A cooperative, inter-generational and inter-agency approach to serving seniors. The mission of the Kendall County Senior Providers is to educate, interact, and support inter-generational opportunities within the Senior Community. The agency is inter-generational, inclusive and goal-oriented. In additon, the mission of the Kendall County Sernior Providers is to network, serve, meet needs, foster community and love our neighbors. For more information contact Kathleen Ramsey, at email@example.com. Click here to visit the Kendall County Senior Providers website.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The LIHEAP program is designed to aid low-income households pay for winter and summer energy services. Household incomes at or below the 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines are eligible for assistance under the LIHEAP program. There are three programs available:
For assistance call Kendall-Grundy Community Action at 630.553.9100 to schedule an appointment.
Medication Disposal Program
Visit the Illinois EPA website to learn how to safely dispose of your unwanted medications.
Nursing Home Ombudsman Services
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc., a not-for-profit agency, offers legal advice and assistance at NO Charge for senior citizens, age 60 and over, residing in Kendall County. Services are made possible through funding from the Northeast Illinois Area Agency on Aging, United Way and a special grant from Kendall County. Legal services provided include assistance with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and more. For more information please call Veronica Martinez at 630.232.9415 or 1.800.942.4612. You may also visit their Web site at www.pslegal.org.
Project Mother Nature
This Kendall County Triad program assists seniors in need of lawn care and other outside chores. To qualify for this program, individuals must be 65 years of age or older and in need of short-term yard care maintenance such as lawn mowing or leaf raking. For more information or to apply, call 630.553.5777.
REC Center Senior Programs
The United City of Yorkville's REC Center, 202 E. Countryside Parkway offers classes specifically for seniors to stay fit, keep active and to promote a healthy lifestyle. Classes currently being offered include Silver Sneakers, Senior Fit, and Aqua Aerobics. Go to www.yorkvillereccenter.com to view all classes or call 630.553.2582 for more information.
Rover Rescue-Pet Services for Kendall County Seniors
Rover Rescue is a locally based not-for-profit group that rescues dogs from shelters in Illinois and Indiana and places them in foster or permanent homes. Through this group the Kendall County Health department has developed a pilot program for seniors by offering free pet supplies for dogs, cats, fish and birds. The supplies may include food, toys, beds, cages, collars, and leashes depending on the supplier's availability of products. This pilot program will first be offered to Meals-on-Wheels participants; with the intent of expanding services to additional Kendall County senior citizens. A wait list is currently being compiled for seniors that would desire pet food and/or supplies for their pets. For more information contact 630.553.8371.
Senior Ad Hoc Committee
This United City of Yorkville Committee works to solve senior issues within the community. The Senior Ad Hoc Committee meets on the fourth Monday morning of every month, 8:30 a.m. at the Beecher Community Center. The meeting is open to the public. All are welcome. Click here to download a Senior Ad Hoc Committee agenda.
Senior Companion Program
Senior Services Associates, Inc (SSA)
Senior Wellness Check
This computer-generated daily telephone wellness check is open to all seniors of Kendall County. Daily telephone calls are made to ensure the safety and well being of seniors in our area. If you would like to participate in the program or have a loved one who could benefit from this service, please call 630.553.5777.
For more information on this program click here.
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