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November Wits Fitness Brain Health Class
Join Extension Educator Karla Belzer for the last brain health class this year.  Karla continues to lead participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.  The class will be held on Thurs., November 21, from 9:15 – 10:45 A.M.
This is free and open to the public!  Registration is not required but appreciated.  To register call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252.
For more information, call the University of Illinois Extension at 815-632-3611.
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Dr. Carri Anderson, Alpine Chiropractic Speaks at Rock River Center
Dr. Carri Anderson, a local chiropractic doctor, specializing in Natural Medicine, will be our speaker on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.
A pot luck lunch and bingo will follow at 11:30 a.m.  If you are staying for lunch, bring a dish to pass and let us know by calling the center at 815-732-3252.  Registration required.
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RRC Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Rock River Center will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  No activities or transportation will be scheduled.
Please plan accordingly.  Thank you and have a great 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.
Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org or like us on Facebook.

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.