- Provides support, guidance and direction to seniors
- Communicates with families of seniors who need assistance
- Assists in filling out various insurance forms
- Arranges fall yard clean up by volunteers
- Helps in finding hearing aids and eyeglasses at little or no cost
- Helps with Senior assisted living and Senior housing situations
- Plans exciting monthly outings and events
The Senior Advocate will assist in applying for Benefits Access to receive a $75 discount on one license plate sticker and a free transit pass (optional). To be determined eligible for these benefits, you must submit a Benefit Access Application on the Internet. Paper applications are no longer an option.
SENIOR TRIPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
July 19th- The Dancing Horses – This dazzling spectacle features an array of horse breeds who perform alongside their trainers in a fantastic cavalcade of equestrian artistry. Time: 10 a.m., cost $32.50 for admission and transportation. Lunch on our own. RSVP by July 3rd.
July 24th and Aug. 28th White Elephant Bingo @ 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Participants should bring unwrapped items for the prize table. FREE
August 16th – Beat The Heat Township Retreat – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Grab a friend or two and relax to the music of sun and sand, performed by Randy Walker, while sipping a cool drink and enjoying light refreshments. Cost $3
August 23rd & 24th – AARP Driver Safety Course – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Learn safety strategies and receive a discount on the liability portion of your auto insurance. This multifaceted course will contribute to your confidence while on the road. Cost $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Located at the Wauconda Township Hall. Light refreshments.
August 23 – Tour of the historic Andrew C. Cook House – 11:00 a.m. This local treasure, which was built in 1850, was dedicated as a state historic site in 1992. The Cook house, home of the Wauconda Historical Society, was renovated two years ago and displays a wonderful collection of heirloom from that era. We will be having lunch on our own at Lindy’s Landing. Cost $2
September 13th – Fun In The Sun Senior Picnic – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a boat ride, bingo, vendor tables, entertainment and a BBQ lunch. This annual event is a partnership between Wauconda Township, Wauconda Care and Rehab Center, and Wauconda Park District and is located at Cook Park, 600 N. Main Street Wauconda. Cost $6
September 25th to November 13th- Matter of Balance Classes – 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Every Monday afternoon for 8 weeks. Many adults experience concerns about falling and as a result may start to restrict their activities. This program helps people identify what can be done to make themselves safer and more independent. Material supplied courtesy of Good Shepherd Hospital. FREE. Please RSVP required for this class and is limited to 12 participants.
September 27th – 60 and Better – Aging in Place Options – 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. This Lunch and learn will be presented by a forum of senior living experts. We will explore retirement living options available to meet our changing needs while enjoying a tasty lunch. FREE!
October 18th – Royal Oak Orchards – 10:00 a.m. Departure from the township parking lot to apple orchard hayride tour and a delicious lunch in rural Harvard, IL. Join friends on this autumn excursion as we view the gifts of the harvest. Cost $9 for transportation and tour.
October 18th & 19th – AARP Driver Safety Course – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Learn safety strategies and receive a discount on the liability portion of your auto insurance. This multifaceted course will contribute to your confidence while on the road. Cost $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.
October 25th Stress Can Be Spooky!!! – 12:00 p.m. Join us at Wauconda Township to find out ways to make stress less spooky. There are many ways you can try out to HELP BANISH STRESS!!! Its a Lunch & Learn Event! Asking for a $8 donation, open to seniors 60+. For more information, please call Kari Pohar 847-740-6708. The program is offered to you by Community Connections, Wauconda Park District and Wauconda Township.
November 9th Veteran’s Benefits Presentation 10:00-11:00 a.m. Benefits expert, Michael Peck, will impart valuable information regarding services available to not only the veteran, but the spouse of a veteran. Get your questions answered and discover if there are programs for which you may be eligible. FREE! Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Lisa Knight at 847-526-1800
Transportation needs: Please call Senior Transportation Dept. at 847-526-8688
Learn basic steps of line dancing. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. This is a slow paced class. Effective low-impact exercise and lots of fun. Every Friday morning from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. $5.00 per class per person. Come and have fun at the Wauconda Township Hall.
CARDS AND GAME PLAYERS CLUB- Currently Seeking Bridge Players
FREE- Every Thursday 12:30-3:30 p.m. Pinochle, Canasta, Golf, Dominoes, Sequence or a game of your choice to teach the group! Join this fun loving club when you can, bring your own drink and share snacks. Lots of laugh each week at the Wauconda Township Hall. Need a ride? Call Senior Transportation at 847-526-8688
The easy to follow program that let’s you move to the beat at your own speed. Every Monday June 1 to December 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Wauconda Township Hall. A nominal fee of $5.00 per class per person.