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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 perform for various functions throughout the community. To audition for the Goldenaires or book them for your own special program, please call 427-6461.


 Alley Kats

 The Alley Kats is a 20-member performing tap dance troupe made up entirely of senior women age 50 and over. To audition for the troupe or to book the Alley Kats for your function, please call 427-6461.

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Community Center Gift Shop

Open to the public
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.
Visit our newly renovated gift shop where you’ll find many one-of-a-kind items hand crafted by local seniors. The gift shop  is open to the public with merchandise geared to all ages.

Crafters Wanted
We are always looking for new consignors. Seniors, if you would like to sell your hand- crafted items in the Community Center Gift Shop on a consignment basis, please call 427-6466 to schedule an appointment.

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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 427-6462 for more information.
Information Desk Staff
Gift Shop Sales Assistants
Book Sale Assistants 
Class Instructors
Computer Lab Assistants and Instructors

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, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9 am-12 pm
Socrates Café Tuesdays, 6/3, 17; 7/1, 15; 8/5, 19, 2-4 pm

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                 6/6, 7/11, 8/1                      9 am-12 pm
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Preserving Assets for the Future
Tuesday, June 24, 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 homes 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 June 20 to reserve your seat.

Long-Term Care Planning
Tuesday, August 12, 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, 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 August 5.
 
Retirement Income Planning
June 17 and July 31,  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. Reserve your seat today by calling 427-6460 by June 10 and July 24.

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 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               6/5, 19; 7/3, 17; 8/7, 21              9 am-12 pm

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

My Plate Seminar 
Wednesday, July 30, 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.

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.  Ages 50+.
Day            Dates                            Time
Tues          6/3, 7/1, 8/5        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. There will be no foot care on July 4.
Day               Dates                                      Time
1st Mon         7/7, 8/4                   8:30-11:30 am
2nd Tue         6/10, 7/8, 8/12              1-3:30 pm
1st Thur        6/5, 7/3, 8/7           8:30-11:30 am
3rd Thur        6/19, 7/17, 8/21            1-3:30 pm
4th Thur        6/26, 7/24, 8/28     8:30-11:30 am
1st Fri           6/6, 8/1                         1-3:30 pm
Fee: $25
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.
Day               Dates                            Time
Thur              6/5, 7/3, 8/7            9-11 am
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Three Ladies and . . .
This exciting and informative new lunch series provides education for both current and future healthcare needs. The program is free (including lunch), however, pre-registration is required. Call 427-6460 to sign up. Supporting sponsors: Lutheran Life Villages and Lutheran Life Villages Home Care.

June 5, 10:45 am   Understanding Alzheimers
July 10, 10:45 am  Prevention Clinic
Aug 7, 10:45 am    Advantages of Massage Therapy

Be Safe Behind the Wheel

AARP 55 Alive Defensive Driving
Wednesday, June 25, 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 18. 
Please make checks payable to AARP.
Fee: $14 / $12 for AARP members (must have AARP ID card)

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