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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.


Thur12/3, 1/7, 2/4 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 some 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+.


Tues12/1, 1/5, 2/2 9-11:15 am

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St. 

Maximizing Your Doctor Visit

Wednesday, January 20, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

There are only about 15 minutes in a typical primary care doctor visit, so every minute counts. We’ll help you get the attention and care you need and deserve while the clock is ticking by sharing tips for making that brief encounter as efficient as possible. This free seminar is sponsored by Humana. Please call 427-6460 to reserve your seat.

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 November 26  and December 24. 


2nd Tue11/10, 12/8,1/121-3:30 pm

1st Thur11/5,12/3,1/78:30-11:30 am

3rd Thur11/19,12/17,1/211-3:30 pm

4th Thur1/288:30-11:30 am

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Fee: $25

Effective Communication Strategies for Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, November 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

During this program we will explain how communication takes place and explore the changes in communication that occur throughout the course of this  disease.  We  will  help  decode the verbal and behavioral  messages  delivered by someone with dementia and give examples of how to respond in ways that they may find helpful. Strategies to help you connect and communicate in each stage of the disease will be addressed. This seminar is free, however, you will need to call 427-6460 to reserve your seat by November 10.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detections Matter

Thursday, December 10, 12:00-1:00 pm
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Do you know the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s or what to do if someone you know shows signs of the disease? You will view videos of people in the early stages of dementia and follow their families addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Please call 427-6460 by December 3 to sign up for this FREE seminar. 

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday, January 14, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

This program is designed to help you understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional.  Topics include the common causes of memory loss, risk factors and the importance of an accurate diagnosis. Videos of physicians, individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and caregivers are incorporated into the program.  Please call 427-6460 by January 7 to sign up for this FREE seminar.

Enrichment Programs

 Randall Loft sponsors a variety of free seminars at the Community Center. Please call 427-6460 at least one week in advance to sign up.

Work One: Resumé Writing and Networking
Wednesday, November 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

State Farm: Renter’s & Life Insurance
Wednesday,  December  16,  4:00-5:00  p.m.

Saving and Budgeting

Wednesday, October 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

A representative from Fifth 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 October 21 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. 

Fri12/4, 1/8, 2/59 am-12 pm
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Long-Term Care Planning

Tuesday, November 10, 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, pre- registration is required.  Please call 427-6460 to sign up by November 3.

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. In November we will have a counselor here every week on Thursday.  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. No appointments will be scheduled in January. This service is free and is not affiliated with any insurance agent or company.
Day      DatesTime
Thur    12/3, 12/17, 2/4, 2/18 9 am-12 pm
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Safe Food Handling

Tuesday, February 23, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

This class is designed to teach the correct way to handle and cook foods, to prevent food poisoning and to keep our cooking area clean from food born bacteria. Cindy Hunt, Purdue Extension Office, will be the presenter for this free workshop. Please call 427-6460 by February 16 to sign up. 
Free Tax Preparation  

February 1-April 14
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W Main St.

The Community Center/Parks and Recreation Department, IRS and AARP have teamed up to offer free Federal and Indiana state income tax preparation for seniors (ages 55+).  IRS E-file only. Please bring the following information with you: Social Security Cards for everyone on the return, current W-2 forms, 1099 statements, property tax receipts to qualify for a reduction on the Indiana Tax Return, a copy of your 2015 tax return forms, other income and deduction records. Indiana residents age 65 and older by December 31 of the tax year who earned less than $10,000 should file a tax return with the state. You could be eligible for a refund under Indiana’s Unified Tax Credit for the elderly.
Retirement Income Planning

Tuesday, February 9, 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 pre-registration is required. You may reserve your seat by calling 427-6460 by February 2.
Savvy Social Security Planning

Tuesday, January 26, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
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 January 19.
Saving and Budgeting

Tuesday, Janaury 26, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

A representative from Wells Fargo will provide information about the basics of net worth, how to prepare a budget and some “budget busters” to help you with  your Saving and Budgeting.  This seminar is free, however you will need to call 427-6460 by January 19 and February 17.
Life Cycle of Investing

Tuesday, November 17, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 8, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Our financial life cycle is like scaling Mt. Everest. At the beginning we need to gather our tools and gear in order to start our ascent up the mountain. We then need to tactically and careful climb to the summit. Once the summit is reached, we get to celebrate briefly and then we need to begin our decent to get to the bottom safely. Join us to discuss the various stages of your financial life cycle and how to plan to get to the top and back as efficiently as possible!  The seminar is free, however, you need to call 427-6460.
Medicare & Medigap Supplemental Seminar

Monday, February 15,  10:00-11:30 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

This seminar will cover what each Medicare plan covers, Medicare Options that are available at the time of enrollment, the cost for each plan, as well as what the Medicare Advantage plan costs and what it can do for you. Information will also be provided on Medigap Supplemental Insurance policies that are offered through private insurance companies and the coverage they offer. You will be given information about where you can get Medicare plans and Medigap Insurance policies. This free seminar is sponsored by Ray Hunert, Senior Consultant at Capital Insurance & Financial Services. Please call 427-6460 by February 8 to sign up.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wills, Trusts and Power of Attorney

Wednesday, January 20, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The law regarding wills, trusts and power of attorney is constantly changing. Whether you already have a will or trust or just in the planning stage, you will find the information presented by Elder Law Attorney Steve Adair very helpful. The seminar is FREE, however pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 by January 13 to reserve your seat.
Cemetery/Funeral Home Workshop

Wednesday, January 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Learn what questions to ask at the funeral home and cemetery before making choices. We’ll also cover veterans’ benefits. Presenter Sarah (Schwehn) McMillian has 30 years of professional experience in the cemetery and funeral home industry. This informational seminar is free, however pre-registration is required. Call 427-6460 by January 20 to reserve your spot.

The Community Center will be CLOSED for the following holidays:  
Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving 
Friday, November 27, Thanksgiving  

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
Tuesdays, 12/15, 1/19, 2/16, 9 am-12 pm

Socrates Café
Tuesdays, 12/1, 15; 1/5, 19; 2/2, 16; 2-4 pm

Disorderly Bears
Thursdays, 12/3, 1/7, 2/4, 6:30-8:30 pm

Volunteer and Instructor 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. As a Community Center volunteer, you will find satisfaction in being of service to the community, develop your interests, and make new acquaintances. You may choose to 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 • Crafter’s Corner Sales Assistants • Book Sale Assistants • Class  Instructors • Computer Lab Assistants and Instructors 



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