Upcoming Events

What’s “Happening” at Rock River Center?

U.S. Census HIRING EVENT Dec. 10, 2019
Come to Rock River Center on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. to learn how you can earn extra cash while supporting your community.

The U.S. Census Bureau will answer questions and assist anyone interested in census jobs.

For more information, call 815-732-3252.

RRC Computer Class
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.
Lab hours with Mary - December 16  - 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, as space is limited.

All scheduled classes are free to attend and open to the public.  Space may be limited, so call early to be guaranteed a spot.  Anyone interested should call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 to register or set up an appointment for the training of their choice.

Tom’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 December 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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Wed., December 18                   10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Oregon Jr. High Band with Miles Beske

Please call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 or register at the office if you plan on attending.
Refreshments will be served after program.  Christmas cookie donations accepted.

Holiday Breakfast at Rock River Center
Rock River Center continues celebrating a holiday tradition by serving breakfast on Friday, December 20th from 8:00-10:00 am in the big room next to the Christmas tree.

[10 of The Most Creative Cat Themed UglyChristmasSweaters...] Join us for egg & vegetable casserole, bacon, biscuits & sausage gravy, a yogurt & granola bar and a variety of sweets.

Bring your family and friends of all ages. Cost is $8 per person, children under 6 are free.  Reservations and prepayment must be made by Tuesday, December 17th.

Our holiday breakfast happens to fall on National Christmas Sweater Day.  Celebrate Christmas with us by wearing your favorite Christmas sweater.
We will be drawing the winner of the birthday basket during breakfast.

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2019/2020 Holiday Hours
Rock River Center will be closed from 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through January 1, 2020.  There will be no activities or transportation scheduled during this time.

The Center will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020.  Have a safe and happy holiday.

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.
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'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.  They meet quarterly on the 4th Thursday of the month in March, June & September from 3:00-4:00pm 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.