The Harvard Community Senior Center PEARLS Program is continuing to expand throughout Harvard and surrounding areas.
PEARLS serves individuals over age 60 and individuals of all ages with Epilepsy who suffer from Depression. This is a free, countywide, program led by the Harvard Community Senior Center to provide clinical depression treatment and medication management in the participant’s own home or other comfort setting. The program is evidence based, runs for 19 weeks, and is funded by the McHenry County Mental Health Board, McHenry County Senior Services Commission and a McHenry County Community Development Block Grant.
PEARLS Referrals – Anyone can refer an Older Adult or individual with Epilepsy to the PEARLS program. If you are concerned that someone you know is depressed, call 815-701-6605. A trained social worker will respond and set up an initial assessment.
Lunch and Learn with Mercyhealth Professionals!
- Thursday, October 18th – Exercising to Better Health with Courtney Seyller
- Thursday, December 6th – Healthy Eating with Erin Swanson
Catholic Charities will be providing lunch. We have been enjoying the delicious hot meals they are serving once a month. We look forward to their cold lunch menu!
Thank you to Sergio of ComEd for the informative session and the give-aways!
Walking Come walk on Monday and/or Thursday mornings 8:30am here at the Senior Center for a 10-30 minute walk. We are open to new or additional time-frames and welcome your input!
YOGA! Classes by Workplace Wellness Yoga, LLCDorothy Robins strongly suggests seniors go to https://photos.app.goo.gl/zitbZFvynie9yFD56This sequence is a ‘feel good’ way to start the day in bed or on the floor, and to do before bedtime at night. Note: always check with your doctor before practicing any new activity. In addition, if there’s a movement that you shouldn’t be making, or if it hurts/is uncomfortable, don’t do it.
Make and Take
Laura Zaraza of Stampin Up is
here one Monday of every month
(check your calendar) to lead us
in making beautiful hand-made
cards. Anyone can do it! It takes
about an hour. We have excellent
conversations while creating
one-of-a-kind greeting cards.
Please join us!
Don’t miss the next
Oct. 18th at 1:00 with
Barb Youhn. There
is a $2.00 fee for
Wii Exercise and Games
Join the fun on Thursdays after bingo.We’re looking
for enough people to have a tournament.
Please consider ‘SHOPPING TO SERVE SENIORS on AmazonSmile. You shop exactly as you would on Amazon with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Senior Center. Go to smile.amazon.com, look for “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. You use your same Amazon account: Look for “Supporting”
Click on the down arrow.
Click on ”Change”
Look for “Pick” and type in
Harvard Senior Community Center.
SAC Meeting will be on a Wednesday, After Bingo. All are welcome!
As you plan your 2018 events, parties, and family
functions, remember that the Senior Center can be
rented out on our non-service days. Call 815
943-2740 for details and our current rates. Senior
Center members enjoy discount rental rates
We are doing great with our supplies! Keep our table in mind when you are grocery shopping! Plates, napkins, cups, plastic wear, food items that we can stretch to last such as trial mixes, popcorn, package cookies, water, and any other drink items you are willing to donate are greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all who donate to the regular supply and operation of our Center!
Also, a heart-felt thank you to all our seniors who continually strive to create a joyful and welcoming atmosphere here at the Harvard Community Senior Center. Although we have had our moments of dispute, we always bounce back!!! Thank you for your good-natured spirit that helps us move forward on a positive road for our beloved Center and senior community.
Senior Volunteers & Contributors:
Barb Youhn, Barb Cheek, Peg York, Rose Berglund, Peg Bankson, Deb Marlow, Ruth Greenlee, Beverly Stuyvesant, Dorothy Berry, Kathleen Felice, Keven Wood, Verda Blaizer, Mary Lou Collier, Clara Shotliff, Bob Reed, Marilyn Creps, Dan Wirtz, Geri Neff, Bob Bandovich, Daniel Serdar, Chris Zalewski, and Glenda Stewart, Carol Gauger from Websites Done By U, Steve Santeler, Sharon Smith, MCCF, Full Circle Foundation, Carol Waggoner, Justin from X-Tek, Tina Maggnetta, Penny Goad, Nancy and Bob Berkholtz
Looking Ahead, Thoughts & Ideas
We will host a Program on “Seasons of the Garden” and will be covering a variety of topics.
City Care Community Brunch in November at the Sr. Center watch for details on games and door prizes!
Lunch and Learn with Mercyhealth will be sending professionals to bring us information on a variety of health and wellness topics. Schedule posted above.
Buy a Brick ( The Senior Advisory Council is sponsoring a Buy A Brick program to help with the Senior Center’s required portion of the parking lot project. The project will cost approximately $70,000, with about $66,000 coming from 2 community development block grants, corporate & community donations, the Food Pantry, and the city of Harvard. We hope to raise several thousand dollars to help with the costs and, any extra funds would be allocated to other facility projects the SAC would recommend to the Board of Directors. Please consider showing your support by buying a 12 x 12 brick with your name that will be installed in the paved area along the walkway/garden path from the new parking lot. More details to follow.
Founding Sponsor — The City of Harvard
Mercyhealth Harvard Hospital
American Family Insurance
First Presbyterian Church of Harvard
Harvard Ranch for Seniors
Grant Resource$, LLC
First National Bank
A-OK, Inc. Harvard Products, Inc.
Shepherd Premier Senior Living
Jones Insurance Services
Community Giving Leaders –
Full Circle Foundation
Carl & Marla Opper
Board of Directors
Penny Goad – President
Tina Magnetta – Treasurer
Senior Advisory Council
Kathleen Felice – Chair
Barb Cheek – Recording Secretary
All Seniors Welcome
PEARLS Counselor – Megan Williams
PEARLS Case Manager – Jane Montgomery
Harvard Community Senior Center
6817 Harvard Hills Road, Harvard, IL 60033
Sharon.Smith@harvardseniorcenter.org Sharon Smith, Grant Manager
Glenda.email@example.com Glenda Steward, Site Manager