ATTENTION!                      ATTENTION!

        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,

assure transportation,

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:  lccoa@comcast.net

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.  

 
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          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.

 
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Trips Now and Next Year !

Current list of LCCOA Trips

TRIPS YET THIS YEAR !!

1)  The Christmas Shopping Mall Trip

to Woodfield Shopping Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois!

Tues. Dec. 6th

2)  "ELF The Musical" Trip

At the Drury Lane Theatre

Thurs. Dec. 15th

TRIPS IN 2023

1) The NEW ORLEANS TRIP

February 12-18, 2023

Mardi Gras, Food and All That Jazz !


2) The Eastern Caribbean Cruise

The Royal Caribbean's The Adventure of the Seas CoCoCay, Bahamas, and 4 More Islands !

 
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MEDICARE

Appointments to meet with our Medicare Counselor for Open Enrollment began

October 17th, and will continue until Dec. 7th.

PROOF OF VACCINATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE SENIOR CENTER.

If you will soon be new to Medicare, or if you want to review your current plan, call the Outreach Department at 815-288-9236 and ask to speak to a Medicare Counselor.

PROOF OF VACCINATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE SENIOR CENTER.

 
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Holiday Gift Shop

Opens Dec. 2nd

LCCOA's Holiday Gift Shop opens Friday, Dec. 2nd, upstairs in the Post House Ballroom, just in time for DIXON's CHRISTMAS WALK !! 

Hours are 5pm to 8pm.

After that, the HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP will move downstairs into the Senior Center, where it will be open Mon. thru Friday,

9am to 4pm.

The Holiday Gift Shop is a fundraiser for LCCOA and offers inexpensive gifts for people of all ages. Something for everyone in your family!

Prices range from 25¢ to $3.00.  Available will be jewelry, knick-knacks, even small home decor items.

PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED

OF ANYONE WHO WANTS

TO ENTER THE SENIOR CENTER.

 

In the News

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Christmas Came

Early to LCCOA

Thanks to the United Way of Lee County, LCCOA presents a FREE new work-out program with new work-out equipment!

This is NOT a Group Activity, but rather a series of FREE one-one training sessions - for Seniors!

The facilitator/coach is Brandan Lumzy, who also facilitates our Chair Yoga for Seniors Program on Wednesdays.  Brandan will be here at LCCOA on Mondays, 9:00am to 12:30pm. More appointments can be made if needed.

The equipment has arrived, and soon will be providing low-impact hip and knee exercises.

These machines have been assembled and installed; dates are being set; and we are now making appointments.

Call 815-288-9236 for more information, or to set up an appointment !

PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED

OF ANYONE WHO WANTS 

TO ENTER THE SENIOR CENTER.

 
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RULES OF THE ROAD CLASS

Wednesday, December 14th

This Class, a refresher course to help a person prepare to take their driving test, if FREE !
The instructor is from the Secretary of State Office in Springfield. This is not an online class, and it is not a video you sit and watch. 
THIS IS A TWO-HOUR IN-PERSON CLASS HERE AT LCCOA !
Please call us at 815-288-9236 to let us know of your interest, and we can reserve you a seat, and a booklet.

 

LCCOA Announces the 2023 Membership Drive

Membership Drive for 2022

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:

OUTREACH DEPT

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.

Senior Resources

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.

 
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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.

 

Activities Every Week Here at LCCOA

Call LCCOA at 815-288-9236 for more Information.

PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED

BEFORE COMING INTO THE SENIOR CENTER.

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Rummikub Players HERE on Mondays at 1pm

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Chair Yoga For Seniors

Wednesdays at 1pm

Call 815-288-9236 to reserve a chair.

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Table Crafters
HERE on Thursdays at 1pm

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EUCHRE Players HERE on Fridays at 12:30pm

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Mexican Train Dominos Players HERE on Fridays at 1pm

 
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LCCOA HAS BINGO HERE !

Dec. 2nd at 9:30am
Dec. 16th at 9:30am

Bingo was popularized in the United States due to the ingenuity of Edwin S. Lowe. In 1929 Lowe, a traveling New York salesman, spotted a carnival as he passed through Georgia. There he noticed a crowded booth where people were playing a game with hand-stamped boards and beans.
Lowe took the game to New York City, where the game was originally called "Beano!"
LCCOA will have "BINGO!" twice in December:
Friday, Dec. 2nd at 9:30am and
Friday, Dec. 16th at 9:30am.

 

Our  NEW  Programs

Our Seniors here at LCCOA are Busy People !!

MOVIE TUESDAY

The Third Tuesday of every month, LCCOA will be hosting a free lunch and a movie!

Our debut engagement will be on Tuesday, September 20th at 1:00pm, at the Senior Center.

Please call ahead, to reserve your seat and your FREE lunch !!

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        TRAVEL CLUB

The fourth Tuesday of every month, like-minded kindred travelers will gather here at the Senior Center to share stories of our travels, create new adventures and plan new trips, and enjoy a glass of wine, courtesy of LCCOA.

Our first gathering will be Tuesday, September 27th, at 1:00pm.

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How To Be Smarter Than Your New SMART PHONE !

Learn the basics of a Smart Phone, step by step: setting up, texting and e-mailing.  
Instruction times will be the first Wednesday of the month at 3:00pm, here at the Seniors Center.
Please bring your Smart Phone, and LCCOA can assist you.
Please call 815-288-9236 to reserve your seat.

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Resources for Seniors:

Federal,

U.S. Gov't Funded

State,

Led by Springfield

Lee County & Local Groups

Gov't Agencies & Non-Profit Groups

 
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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.
815-288-9236