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The Community Center offers a wide variety of services to the community such as: Foot Care Clinic, Three Ladies and..., How's Your Hearing, Diabetic Screening, Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Legal Counseling, Volunteer Opportunities and more.

Alley Kats

 The Alley Kats is a 20-member performing tap dance troupe made up entirely of actuve senior women age 50 and over.  Rehersals are held at the Community Center on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.  To audition for the troupe or to book the Alley Kats for your function, please call 427-6461.

How’s Your Hearing?
Approximately 28 million Americans, or about one in every ten people in this country, have a hearing loss. Many don’t even know it. Audiologist Dr. Gregory Lowe 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+.

Day Dates Time
Tues 6/2, 7/7, 8/4 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 and older. 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. No appointments will be scheduled June 1 and July 3.

Day Dates Time
1st Mon 7/6, 8/3 8:30-11:30 am
2nd Tue 6/9, 7/14, 8/11 1-3:30 pm
4th Tue 6/23 8:30-11:30 am
1st Thur 6/4, 7/2, 8/6 8:30-11:30 am
3rd Thur 6/18, 7/16, 8/20 1-3:30 pm
4th Thur 7/23, 8/27 8:30-11:30 am
1st Fri 6/5, 8/7 1-3:30 pm
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.
Fee: $25

AARP 55 Alive Defensive Driving
Wednesday, June 24, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

AARP and the Community Center are teaming up to offer a one-day defensive driving course for seasoned drivers. Don’t miss this opportunity to brush up on your driving skills. This is an “Open” course so you do not need to be over 55 to register. There will be a lunch break, so bring your own sack lunch, or there are several
fast food locations within walking distance of the Community Center. Call the Community Center at 427-6460 for more information or to sign-up for this class.

Registration deadline: June 17. Please make checks payable to AARP.
Fee: $20/$15 for AARP members (must have an AARP card)

Bertec Balance/Fall Prevention
Wednesday, July 22, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Are you looking for the next generation in balance rehabilitation? A representative from Kingston will show how they make use of the latest computer interactive display technology, which is more effective for the patients and more intuitive for the operator. Discover the latest developments in the science and application of balance assessment and training with Bertec Balance Advantage. This seminar is free, however, pre-registration is required. Call 427-6460 to sign up. A sack lunch will be included with this seminar.

My Plate Seminar
Wednesday, July 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Are you confused as to what foods to eat or how to eat a balanced diet? Do you worry about how to eat all the calories that are necessary to maintain a healthy body? My Plate, developed by the USDA in 2010, shows you a simple and healthy way to eat on a budget. Discover how to eat seasonally, how to change recipes to make them healthier and how to set the proper proportions of your meal. Light refreshments will be provided. This seminar is free, however, pre-registration is required by July 23. Call 427-6460 to reserve your seat. Instructor Lisa Thatcher is a Family Nutrition Assistant with the Purdue Extension Office.

Savvy Social Security Planning
Tuesday, July 7, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 6:00-7:30 pm
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The decisions you make today will have a tremendous impact on the amount of Social Security benefits you will receive over your lifetime. This workshop will help you determine how much you can expect to receive, when to apply, as well as how to maximize your benefits. Learn the rules for spousal benefits and much more. This seminar is free, however, pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 to register by June 30 and July 28.

Retirement Income Planning
Tuesday, June 23, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Retirement income planning is the process of understanding how much income you’ll need during your retirement years to support the retirement lifestyle that you want, and positioning your assets to provide that income efficiently. While there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” plan, there are steps that you can take to maximize the possibility of a financially secure retirement.

In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to plan for when your retirement will begin (including the impact of early retirement, delayed retirement and working during retirement) and planning for the lifestyle that you want
• Steps to estimate the amount of money you’ll need in retirement to meet your goals factoring in health care costs, taxes, and inflation
• How to supplement fixed income sources such as Social Security and employer pensions with your retirement savings, choosing a sustainable withdrawal rate, and the options for tapping into various accounts

A workbook will be provided that includes key information, worksheets, and questions to help you remember important points from the workshop. This workshop is free, however preregistration is required. You may reserve your seat today by calling 427-6460 by June 16 and July 14.

Preserving Assets for the Future
Tuesday, June 23, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W Main St.

A couple years ago the rules changed drastically for people entering nursing home or needing Medicaid assistance. These new laws could affect you or someone in your family. Elder law attorney Stephen Adair will discuss your planning options and answer your questions in this FREE informational seminar. Please call 427-6460 by Friday, June 16 to reserve your seat.

Saving and Budgeting
Tuesday, July 21, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

A representative from 5th Third Bank will present tips for establishing a monthly budget, including how to involve the entire family and stay disciplined. We will discuss how to reduce everyday expenses, pay off credit card debt, shop on low-cost days, and how to find online coupons and deals. This seminar is free. Please call 427-6460 by July 14 to sign up.

Protecting Your Identity
Tuesday, June 23, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

How can you protect your identity? Renee Morrison, Financial Center Manager, will share tips for understanding the risk of identity theft, types of fraud, what to do if you become a victim of identity theft and how you can protect yourself? The seminar is free, however, please call 427-6460 by June 16 to sign up.

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 and over.

Day Dates Time
Fri 6/5, 7/10, 8/7 9 am-12 pm
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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.

Day Dates Time
Thur 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/16, 8/6 9 am-12 pm
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Long-Term Care Planning
Tuesday, August 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

This seminar will give you information on what long-term care is and where it’s provided. You will learn strategies to pay for long-term care, discover key features and government incentives for long-term care insurance, as well as how Medicare and Medicaid factor into long-term care planning. You’ll receive a free workbook
with key information, worksheets and questions to help you remember important points from the seminar. The program is free, however, preregistration is required. Please call 427-6460 to sign up by August 5.

Living With Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage
Monday, July 13, 20 & 27, 6:00-8:00 pm
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

This 3-session seminar will focus on the middle stage of Alzheimer’s Disease. You will learn the symptoms and care needs associated with this stage and explore the relationship changes that often occur. You will learn how to maximize safety, prepare for emergencies and access respite care. You will also learn effective ways to
provide personal care and manage challenging behaviors. The seminar is free, however, preregistration is required. Call 427-6460 by July 6 to reserve your seat.

Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
Tuesday, August 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. You may have concerns about care provision and programs that can help offset costs. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive program that covers important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place and how to access legal and financial resources near you. This seminar is free but pre-registration is required, call 427-6460 to register by August 4.

Enrichment Programs
Randall Lofts will sponsor a variety of seminars at the Community Center. All presentations will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please register at least one week prior to the presentation.

Wednesday, June 17
Benefits of Renters/Life Insurance
by State Farm Insurance
Wednesday, July 15
Summer Weather Preparedness
by American Red Cross
Wednesday, August 19
Continuing Ed Programs/Apprenticeship
by Freedom Academy

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.

ITT Retirees
Tues, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9 am-12 pm
Socrates Café
Tues, 6/2, 6/16, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4, 8/18, 2-4 pm
Disorderly Bears
Thur, 6/4, 7/2, 8/6, 6:30-8:30 pm

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