SCAM NOTICE !!
ATTENTION - ATTENTION - ATTENTION SCAM NOTICE!!!
We have been notified that scammers have spoofed our agency Facebook and Websites - We do Not solicit, sell, make, produce or otherwise request payments from you online. We do Not have accounts set up to charge your credit card. If you have a suspected charge by Lee County Council on Aging, thought you were making a donation or purchasing something from us, please contact us immediately at 815-288-9236, and ask for Susan Lawler. You will want to contact your financial institution as well as change any passwords associated to those accounts and or emails. We will also have you file a complaint with the local authorities as well as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which is the main agency that collects scam reports. Report the scam to the FTC online at, ReportFraud.ftc.gov, or by phone at 1-877-382-4357 (9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, ET).
Lee County Council On Aging
Serving Senior Citizens and others in Lee County
It shall be the mission of the Lee County Council on Aging, a not for profit organization, to serve all members of the community regardless of race, sex, color, national origin or religion and act as a conduit with the public and state agencies to help seniors maintain optimal level of function. This is achieved by:
building community capacity,
advocate and coordinate program of aging issues,
and maximize availability of resources to attain individual needs.
-- Provided by the Board of Directors Lee County Council on Aging.
April 11, 2018
LOOK FOR US ON FACEBOOK: leecountycouncilonaging
OUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS: email@example.com
And our phone number is: 815-288-9236.
Dementia Friends USA
Join the Movement!
Become a Dementia Friend.
A Dementia Friend learns about dementia and then turns that understanding into action. We all have a part to play in creating dementia friendly communities!
Dementia Friends USA is part of a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Anyone can be a Dementia Friend – we all have a part to play in creating dementia friendly communities!
A Dementia Friend is someone who, through viewing a series of online videos or attending a live interactive session, learns about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends program to visiting someone who is living with dementia, every action counts.
PROCEDURES FOR ENTERING THE SENIOR CENTER
Welcome to the Lee County Council on Aging.
WE ARE GLAD YOU'RE HERE !!
We are doing everything we can to ensure you have a safe place to gather for activities or to seek the assistance you may need.
Once you enter the first door, find the switch to ring the doorbell, and push down. The switch is to the right of the second door. An employee will come to the door and ask, "How may we help you?".
"Are you here for an activity, or an appointment?" As long as you have your proof of vaccination, we can invite you to enter the Senior Center.
You are now inside the facility and we will ask you to fill out two questionnaires. One is COVID19 related and the second gathers statistics for LCCOA.
While you complete these forms, we will take your temperature. Then you will then record your temperature on the COVID19 form.
If you answer "Yes" to any of the four COVID19 questions, you may not go any further into the building. You can come back once you are symptom-free, and can show a negative COVID19 test result.
If you answer "No" to all of the questions, and show us Proof of Vaccination, we Thank You and hope that you will enjoy all of your time here at the Center.
In the News
One on One with Brandan Lumzy
Thanks to the United Way of Lee County, and thanks to Roger Hill, who personally donated another bicycle, LCCOA has 3 exercise bikes.
This is NOT a Group Activity, but rather a series of FREE one-one sessions - for Seniors!
Trainer Brandan Lumzy will be here on Mondays, 10am to 12:30pm, and on Fridays, 10:00am to 11:30am. More appointments can be made if needed. Call 815-288-9236 for more information, or to set up an appointment !
PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED.
NEW GROUP !!
Men's Coffee Hour
Senior Men have been asking the LCCOA for a time and place just for men. A place where they can come and sit, relax, sip on coffee and talk and share stories.
Some people say it's like a genuine Men's Coffee Hour - where the coffee is free and the talk is cheap!
Tuesdays at 10:00 am.
Proof of vaccination is required of everyone who enters the Senior Center.
March 21st at 1:00pm
So we decided to have a contest.
Instead of a bake-off, we will have a puzzle-off !!
This puzzle-off will be held upstairs in the Post House Ballroom.
Vaccinations are not required for events in the Post House Ballroom.
LCCOA is Offering Trips for 2023-2024
Trips From Near to Far and Beyond
Trips Planned for 2023:
The Niagara Falls Trip June 4-10
For more information go to: Diamondtours.com/LEECOUNTYCOUNCILONAGING/1994113
The Biltmore Estates - Blue Ridge Mountains Trip August 6-11
For more information, go to:
THE ALASKA CRUISE Sept. 16-23
For more info, go to: grandamericantours.com/princessroyal-cruise-only
The Atlantic City - New York City - Philadelphia Trip September 30 - Oct. 6
For more information, go to:
Planned for 2024:
DISCOVER ISRAEL: A JOURNEY OF FAITH
February 26 - March 5, 2024
For more information, go to:
There is a SPECIAL TRAVEL PRESENTATION by the Travel Agency HERE
at the LCCOA, on Tuesday, April 4th, 2023, at 3:00pm
LCCOA Announces the 2023 Membership Drive
Membership Drive for 2023
Lee County Council On Aging is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. We encourage you to become a Member of the Lee County Council on Aging, and add your investment toward a Brighter Future for our area Seniors.
Your Investment helps in three main areas of senior life:
Managing Senior Life
At Lee County Council On Aging, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Health Clinic is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Utilizing Community Assets
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
Independent Living Solutions
Transportation and Mobility
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Food Donation Drop-Off is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
Your Membership Matters
Here at Lee County Council On Aging, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
Breakfast and BINGO!
Friday, April 21st
Breakfast at 9:00am
Games at 9:30am
Now being held upstairs in the beautiful Post House Ballroom, where vaccinations are not required.
ALL are welcome!
Please R.S.V.P. at 815-288-9236, to reserve your meal!.
Open Mic Night HERE !!
Open Mic Night is back! They have all come back from their successful tour in Florida!
They will open the doors at 6:30pm
on Friday, April 28th!
1st Up is at 7:00pm and goes until 9:30pm.
Open Mic Night will be the fourth Friday of each month - until they get called back to Florida late in the year.
Proof of Vaccination is require
to enter the Senior Center.
Resources for Seniors:
U.S. Gov't Funded
Led by Springfield
Lee County & Local Groups
Gov't Agencies & Non-Profit Groups
New 988 Mental Health Hotline
Call or Text From Anywhere
Using Federal Funds since 2020, the Hotline can now handle over 27,000 calls from previous years.
To request or to sign up for the COVID19 Vaccine, Call the Lee County Health Dept at 815-284-3371.
Then you can call us at LCCOA 815-288-9236 for a FREE bus ride to your vaccination !!
If the Health Dept. is overwhelmed with phone calls,
or if you are having difficulty getting through,
then call us here at LCCOA, and we will help you.