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Check out FREE Seminars offered by the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department! 

Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

A trained SHIP counselor will be available to answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicaid and Long Term Care Insurance. They can also help you understand your rights as a beneficiary. A SHIP Counselor is at the Community Center on the first and third Thursday of each month.  Assistance is also available in organizing your medical bills, Medicare and other insurance records and in filing claims and appeals. Call 427-6460 to schedule an appointment. This service is free and is not affiliated with any insurance agent or company.

Dates                Day                                        Time
6/1, 6/15, 7/6,   Thur                                        9 am-12 pm
7/20, 8/3, 8/17     
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Diabetic Screening

Diabetes affects approximately 25 million people or 8.3% of the U.S. population. While an estimated 18 million have been diagnosed, 7 million are unaware they have the disease. Sunshine Home Health Care will offer FREE diabetes screenings at the Community Center on the first Thursday of every month. No appointment is required.

Dates           Day       Time
6/1, 7/6, 8/3 Th          9-11 am
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.
 

How’s Your Hearing?

Approximately 28 million Americans, or about one in every ten people in this country, have hearing loss. Many don’t even know it. Audiologist Dr. Zach Burkle conducts FREE hearing screenings at the Community Center on the first Tuesday of each month. The screening only takes 15 minutes. Please call 427-6460 to make your appointment and arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.  Ages 50+.  There will be no screenings on July 4.

Dates                      Day          Time
6/6, 7/11, 8/1          Tues         9-11:15 am
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.
  

Foot Care Clinic

A Lighter Step, L.L.C. provides foot care at the Community Center including foot soaking, nail trimming, lotion massages, and callus shaving for persons age 55+. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 427-6460. Please bring a foot tub and towel. Payment by check or cash is required at the time of the appointment.

Dates                    Day          Time
6/13, 7/11, 8/8      2nd Tue    1-3:30 pm
6/1, 7/6, 8/3          1st Thur    8:30-11:30 am
6/15, 7/20, 8/17    3rd Thur    1-3:30 pm
6/22, 7/27, 8/24    4th Thur    8:30-11:30 am

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.
Fee: $25
 


Legal Counseling

Beers, Mallers, Backs & Salin, L.L.C. representatives are at the Community Center on the first Friday of every month to answer your legal questions. Please call 427-6460 to make an appointment.  This FREE service, sponsored by the Allen County Bar Association, is offered to persons age 50+.

Dates                   Day  Time
6/2, 7/7, 8/4         Fri     9 am-12 pm
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St. 
  

Garden Alliance
1st Thursday of each month, 12:30 pm
Community Center,   233 W. Main St.

The Community Center Garden Alliance is responsible for the 9 raised garden beds at the Community Center and the annual plant sale held at the Center to benefit our wellness programs. Anyone who has a love of gardening, or would like to experience gardening with a “hands on” approach is invited to join the fun.  Bring a sack lunch and we will provide the beverages. There is a drop in fee of $1. Call 427-6460 to reserve your spot by the Monday prior to the seminar. 

The topics to be discussed are:

July 6 Disease Management on Plants 
            Speaker: Lynda Heavrin, Lawton Park Greenhouse
Aug 3 Preserving Your Garden Produce   
            Speaker: Vicki Hadley, Purdue Extension Service
  
Three Ladies and . . .
Thursday, August 3, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Join us for lunch and an informative healthcare presentation sponsored by Signature HealthCARE of Fort Wayne. 

The topic is “CPR From Scratch: An Introduction to Basic Life Support.”  Fee: $3 (includes lunch). Please call 427-6460 by July 27 to sign up. Space is limited.


Unwind Your Mind: Activities for Persons with Early Dementia

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is life changing. Because individuals with dementia often feel isolated and disconnected, it is important that opportunities to participate in community activities that are meaningful, creative, and social are made available to them. Such activity can provide a sense of competence, a reduction in depression, and improved relationships with family members. Studies have shown that arts, crafts, computers and social activities help slow mild cognitive loss by up to 50%. The Community Center, in cooperation with Lutheran Life Village Village of Birchwood and Lori Stock of the Fort Wayne Alzheimer Association, is now offering classes and activities for those with signs of early dementia. A schedule of upcoming classes and programs are NOW available on the Unwind Your Mind link.

Community Center Volunteer Opportunities

Parks and Recreation is not just for kids! We offer numerous opportunities for retirees and senior citizens to join our family of over 200 volunteers and become involved in Community Center programs and operations. Volunteer on a regular weekly schedule or on an occasional basis.  Please call 427-6461 for more information. 

Examples of volunteer positions include:
Information Desk Staff
Book Sale Assistants
Volunteer and Paid Class Instructors
Computer Lab Assistants and Instructors
Daytime Experienced Tap Dancers
Volunteer Coordinator
Raised Garden Bed Helpers
Bingo Caller
Fitness and Conditioning Coordinator
Excursion Tour Escort
Monthly Luncheon Kitchen Help
Craft Coordinator
Special Event Helper

Monthly Organization Meetings

The following organizations hold monthly meetings at the Community Center.  For more information about any of these organizations, you may attend a meeting or call 427-6460 for a contact name and phone number.

Socrates Café
Tuesdays,  6/6, 20; 7/18; 8/1, 15, 2-4 pm
Disorderly Bears
Thursdays, 7/6, 6:30-8:30 pm

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