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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.







Goldenaires
 

The Goldenaires love to sing and they love an audience! This performing group practices weekly for various functions throughout the community. To audition for the Goldenaires or book them for your own special program, please call 427-6461. Ages 50+.


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.

Managing Parkinson’s Disease
Wednesday, February 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Anyone dealing with the effects of Parkinson’s Disease will benefit from this seminar. You’ll learn about all the options available to you and your family from a representative of Kingston Care Center. Sign up by February 17 for this free presentation by calling 427-6460.

Life Skills Seminars
2nd Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

New monthly seminars offered at the Community Center focus on topics we all need to know. These presentations are held from 5:30-6:30 on the second Wednesday of the month. There is no fee to attend, however pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 at least one week in advance to sign up. Sponsored by Randall Lofts.

March 11 Budgeting Money & Shopping Skills-Part 2

Purdue Extension Service

How’s Your Hearing?
Approximately 28 million Americans, or about one in every ten people in this country, have a hearing loss and 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.

Day                  Dates                                       Time
Tues                3/3, 4/7, 5/5                              9-11:15 am
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Diabetic Screening
Diabetes affects 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.

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.

Day                  Dates                          Time
1st Mon            3/2, 4/6, 5/4                8:30-11:30 am
2nd Tue           3/10, 4/14, 5/12          1-3:30 pm
1st Thur           3/5, 4/2, 5/7                8:30-11:30 am
3rd Thur           3/19, 4/16, 5/21         1-3:30 pm
4th Thur           3/26, 4/23, 5/28          8:30-11:30 am
1st  Fri             3/6, 4/3, 5/1                1-3:30 pm

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

Alzheimer’s For Caregivers: Early Stage
Monday, May 4, 11, 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The early stage program is a series of three sessions covering the symptoms of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease as well as legal, financial and resource planning. You will learn about the various components of a care team and how to successfully work with each component during the early stages of the disease. This seminar is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, call 427-6460 by April 27 to register.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s
Tuesday, March 24, 6:00-7:00 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 changes that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Other topics covered 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. This seminar is free, however, pre-registration is required. Call 427-6460 by March 17 or May 20 to reserve your seat.

Medicare & MediGap Supplemental Seminar
Wednesday, May 13, 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 the Medicare Advantage plan costs and what it can do for you, MediGap Supple- mental Insurance policies that are offered through private insurance companies and the coverage they offer. You will also be given information about where you can get Medicare plans and MediGap Insurance policies. This seminar is sponsored by Ray Hunert, Senior Consultant at Capital Insurance & Financial Services, however, you will need to call 427-6460 to register by May 6.

Three Ladies and…
This is an exciting and informative lunch series given to provide education for both current and future healthcare needs. The program is free (including lunch), however, pre-registration is required by the Monday prior. Call 427-6460 to sign up. Sponsored by Lutheran Life Villages Home Health Care and Villages at Birchwood. Space is limited.

Thursday, March 5, 11:30-12:30 p.m. Myths and Superstitions

Thursday, April 2, 11:30-12:30 p.m. Laughter is the Best Medicine

Thursday, May 7, 11:30-12:30 p.m. Spiritual Health

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 and help you understand your rights as a beneficiary on the first 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 appoint- ment. This service is free and is not affiliated with any insurance agent or company.

Day                  Dates                                       Time
Thur                 3/5, 4/2, 5/7                              9 am-12 pm

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Need Help With That?
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                    3/6, 4/3, 5/1                              9 am-12 pm
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Free Tax Preparation
February 2-April 10
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 card, last year’s tax return, current W-2 forms, 1099 statements, property tax receipts to qualify for a reduction on the Indiana Tax Return, 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.

College Funding Seminar
Wednesday, March 25, 6:00-7:30 pm
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Does it seem like years before your little one(s) will be preparing for college? There is no better time than today to create a strategy to fund your child(s) college education. There are several options that will be presented at this seminar to help you determine the best way to save for a college education. The seminar is spon- sored by Ray Hunert, Senior Consultant Capital Insurance & Financial Services. The seminar is free, however, you will need to call 427-6460 to register by March 18.

Estate Planning in Today’s World
Thursday, April 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

If you don’t have an estate plan, the State of Indiana has one for you. Every person is unique and deserves to have estate planning that meets his or her individual needs. Elder lawyer Stephen Adair will discuss your planning options and answer your questions. Please call 427- 6460 by Monday April 7 to reserve your seat for this FREE information seminar. Ages 50+.  

Savvy Social Security Planning
Tuesday, May 26, 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 May 19.

Retirement Income Planning
Tuesday April 28, 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 today by calling 427-6460 by April 21.  

Long-Term Care Planning
Tuesday, March 17, 6:00-7:30 pm
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, 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. This seminar is free, however, pre-registration is  required. Please  call 427-6460 to sign up by March 10.

Cemetery/Funeral Home Workshop
Tuesday, April 14, 6:00-7:30 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 McMillian has 30 years of professional experience in the cemetery and funeral home industry. This informational seminar is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 427-6460 by April 7 to reserve your spot.

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

Wednesday, March 18 Budget/Shopping Skills-Part 2

Wednesday, April 15 Matthew 25 Services

Wednesday, May 20 Continuing Education

Wednesday, June 17 Parks & Recreation Summer Programs

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, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19,  9 am-12 pm
Socrates Café Tues, 3/3, 17; 4/7, 21; 5/5, 19; 2-4 pm
Disorderly Bears Wed, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6:30-8:30 pm  

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