- 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
August 13th, 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Audibel Hearing Screening. One in four adults has a spouse or significant other with a hearing loss. Hearing aids can improve the wearer’s quality of life, enhance their relationships and make them more confident in social situations. Light refreshments will be offered. It’s FREE of charge but you MUST pre-register.
August 14th, 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch ‘N Learn participants will learn the differences of palliative care and hospice care. Discussions will include proper assessment for common signs and symptoms of need and the eligibility and benefits of each.
August 15th, 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Bess Bower Dunn Museum (formerly Lake County Museum) departure from the township parking lot at 10 a.m. Named after Lake County Illinois’ first official historian, the Dunn Museum features stories of people, events and nature from throughout our area. Cost of $8 includes transportation and entrance to the museum. Lunch on our own at a local restaurant.
August 17th, 10:00 a.m. – Rules of the Road Review Course. The course is designed to give drivers, especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license. The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. The course is sponsored by the Illinois Secretary of State at no charge.
August 22nd, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. – SHIP/SHAP talk SHIP is the acronym for Senior Health Insurance Program – Through our partnership with Catholic Charities, a Medicare expert will present Medicare information and explanations of coverage as well as an explanation of SHAP the Senior Health Assistance Program that offers free help filling out applications for financial assistance such as Medicare Savings Programs and extra help.
August 27th, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – FREE White Elephant Bingo – bring a new or gently used item for the prize table and have fun with friends.
September 12th, 10a.m. -2p.m. Annual Summertime Fun on Bangs Lake – $3 wristband gets you bingo games, boat rides, vendors, entertainment, and a great picnic lunch! Put on your sunscreen and bring friends to Cook Park 600 N. Main Street Wauconda for a day of diversion. Registration being taken at Wauconda Park District or Wauconda Township office 505 W. Bonner Road Wauconda, IL.
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 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.
Benefits of Yoga
Strength, Balance, Flexibility, Protection from injury and more
Co-Funded by: Agency on Aging & Catholic Charities