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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.

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Alley Kats

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The Alley Kats is a 20-member performing tap dance troupe made up entirely of active senior women 50 and over. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 1:15 p.m. The Alley Kats are available to perform for your organization. To audition for the troupe or to book the Alley Kats for your function,  please  call  427-6461.

Download The Alley Kats flier for additional information. 

Adult Tap Class

Tap dance is great exercise and a great way to spend a Thursday afternoon. You’ll learn dance technique and performance skills. No previous experience is required. Tap shoes or hard sole shoes are recommended. Ages 50+. Instructor: Linda Mullenhour. Note: There will be no class November 26. Registration deadlines: August 13 and October 15. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code              Dates             Day Time
441210-R1     8/20-10/8       Th    2:45-3:30 pm
441210-R2     8/20-10/8       Th    3:30-4 pm
441210-R3    10/22-12/17    Th    2:45-3:30 pm
441210-R4    10/22-12/17    Th    3:30-4 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$14

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. 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      9/1, 10/6, 11/3       9-11:15 am

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.

Day          Dates                     Time
Thur.        9/3, 10/1, 11/5        9-11 am

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Maximizing Your Doctor Visit

Wednesday, September 9, 10:00-11:00 am
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Every minute of a doctor’s appointment counts—there are only about 15 minutes in a typical primary care visit. To get the attention and care you need and deserve while the clock is ticking, that brief encounter needs to be as efficient as possible. Here’s how to make that happen. This seminar is sponsored by Humana and is free of charge, however, you will need to call 427-6460 to register.  

Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

Monday October 12, 6:00-7:30 pm
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

During this program we will review the challenging behavioral aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and strategies to use to address them. We will identify common triggers for behaviors and explain a process for assessing  and  identifying challenging behaviors. Strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors will also be addressed. This seminar is free, however, you will need to call 427-6460 to reserve your seat by October 6.

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 September 7 and November 26.

Day           Dates                                      Time
1st Mon    10/5,11/2                  8:30-11:30 am
2nd Tue    9/8, 10/13, 11/10             1-3:30 pm
1st Thur   10/1,11/5                  8:30-11:30 am
3rd Thur   9/17,10/15, 11/19            1-3:30 pm
4th Thur   9/24,10/22                8:30-11:30 am
1st Fri      10/2,11/6                         1-3:30 pm

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

Effective Communication Strategies for Alzheimer’s
Tuesday, November 17, 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.

The Community Center will be CLOSED for the following holidays:
Monday, September 7, Labor Day
Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving
Friday, November 27, Thanksgiving   

AARP 55 Alive Defensive Driving
Wednesday, October 21, 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: October 7. Please make checks payable to AARP. Fee: $20/$15 for AARP members (must have an AARP card).

Enrichment Programs

Randall Lofts will sponsor a variety of seminars at the Community Center.  Registration is due one week prior to the presentation.

YMCA Central Branch
Wednesday, September 16, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Big Brother Big Sister
Wednesday, October 21, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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.

16th Annual Senior Information Fair
Thursday, September 17, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Allen County Public Library
9000 Library Plaza

FREE 

Health Screenings, Professional Speakers, Vendor Booths and much more!

2015 Write a Will Day

Wednesday, October 21, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a legacy. You need only to have a cause you care about and the “will” to make a difference. Volunteer attorneys will be at the Community Center on October 21 to discuss your will and charitable bequest. If you choose to make a charitable bequest, a sample will shall be prepared for you, completely free of charge. Call 461-6218 now to make an appointment. This program is an initiative of the Planned Giving Council of Northeast Indiana.  Max. 16     

Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone/iPad
Wednesday September 9, 10:00-11:00 am
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

This seminar will offer help in understanding the basics for iPhone, iPad and smart phones. A basic primer for what they are, how they work and (time permitting) assistance for individuals who need help with their personal phones. Please know your Apple ID and password if you need individual help. This seminar is free, how- ever, you will need to call 427-6460 to register by September 2.

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Savvy Social Security Planning
Tuesday, September 15, 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 September 8.

Retirement Income Planning
Tuesday, October 13, 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 October 6.  

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.

Estate Administration & Planning
Monday, October 19, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W Main St.

There have been several changes in the law lately. Even if you already have a will or trust, these changes might affect you. Elder Law Attorney Steve Adair will answer your questions regarding wills and estate planning. Pre-registration is required.  Please call 427-6460 by October 12 to reserve your seat. This informational seminar is FREE.

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   9/4, 10/2, 11/6       9 am-12 pm
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Medicare & Medigap Supplemental Seminar
Wednesday, September 16, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, October 13, 6:00-7:30 p.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 be provided on MediGap Supplemental 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 September 9 and October 6.

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, October and 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. This service is free and is not affiliated with any insurance agent or company.

Day                 Dates                        Time
Thur                9/3, 17;                      9 am-12 pm
                       10/1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
                       11/5, 12, 19

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St. 

The Community Center will be CLOSED for the following holidays:
Monday, September 7, Labor Day
Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving
Friday, November 27, Thanksgiving  

Cemetery/Funeral Home Workshop
Tuesday, October 6, 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 (Nee Schwehn) 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 September 29 to reserve your spot.

2015 Write a Will Day
Wednesday, October 21 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a legacy. You need only to have a cause you care about and the “will” to make a difference. Volunteer attorneys will be at the Community Center on October 21 to discuss your will and charitable bequest. If you choose to make a charitable bequest, a sample will shall be prepared for you, completely free of charge. Call 461-6218 now to make an appointment. This program is an initiative of the Planned Giving Council of Northeast Indiana.  Max. 16

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, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 9 am-12 pm

Socrates Café
Tuesdays, 9/1, 15; 10/6, 20; 11/3, 17, 2-4 pm

Disorderly Bears
Thursdays, 9/3, 10/1, 11/5, 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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