The Senior Sphere


Another big THANK YOU to Shepherd Premier’s Steve and Theresa Maskrey for treating many of our seniors to Harvard Radio Station’s chicken dinner fundraiser at Joe and Tammy’s!  Our group was well-served by one of the “Two Bald Guys and a Microphone” (Tim or Deek) who’s program airs every Monday morning on 101.3 FM 6am-9am.  Tune in to this positive, encouraging, informative and humorous way to start your week!

 SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program)

The Senior Health Insurance Program continues with appointments every Monday.You can schedule for 3:00, 4:00 or 5:00pm.  Please bring your Medicare card, any other supplement (GAP) card, recent notices from your insurance or Medicare, list and doses of medication if you would like to discuss or change your Part D coverage.  Call the Senior Center at 815-943-2740 to schedule your appointment with our Counselor, Sharon Smith.

Harvest Bingo Fest Fundraiser was a “Thumbs Up”!  We raised a total of $335.00!  Geri Neff was the grand prize raffle winner!  Cindy won the Veterans Day basket!  Big thank you to Ruth Rowe, Barb Youhn, Dorothy Berry and Steve Maskrey for their contributions to our prizes and fun!

Nutritionist Laura Smith and Success Story Tara Neilsen.  Thank you for the healthy product samples and wonderful information on health and wellness!  We look forward to seeing them again.


Yoga Class

Every Monday from 2:00-2:45 Dorothy Robin spoils us with a healthy snack and leads us in a healing, strengthening, make-your-joints-and-muscles-happy round of yoga!  Come and join us!





It’s that time of year when many of our yearly membership fees are due.  Check with the office to see if you have a current membership and continue to support the Harvard Community Seniors!

  • $10.00 for Yearly Membership
  • $100.00 for Lifetime Membership

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.



Watch for our first good snow storm and the sledding to begin out back!  Please remember to wait until the plows have had a chance to make our roads and parking lot safe. Then the Senior Center will open for families to warm up.  Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and cookies will be available for purchase. If you would like to join in and help serve, please look for the volunteer sign-up and we will call you.  Time frame?  “When The Weather Outside Is Frightful”!

PIN – People In Need Forum

This year’s PIN event will be Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 8:30am-12:30pm at the McHenry County College.  Admission is FREE!  Registration and Continental Breakfast is 8:00am.  This is a wonderful event to gather information from a wide variety of organizations and services in McHenry County.  Register at  For a list of participants check our flyer on the bulletin board.

Corporate Sponsors

Founding Sponsor — The City of Harvard

Diamond  Sponsor –Mercy Harvard Hospital,  American Family Insurance


*First Presbyterian Church of Harvard

* Harvard Ranch for Seniors


*Grant Resource$, LLC

*First National Bank

*Harvard Chevrolet-Buick-GMC


Shepherd Premier

*The State Bank Group

*Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home



Community Giving Leaders –

Full Circle Foundation

Covenant Transtions

KA Fund – Bank of America


Board of Directors

Penny Goad, President

Tina Magnetta, Vice President

Nancy Berkholtz, Secretary

Mike Clingingsmith

Kathy Schack

Senior Advisory Council

Bob Reed

Barb Rowe – Chair

Barb Cheek – Recording Secretary

Peggy York

Kathleen Felice as Co-Chairperson

Kathleen Robson

Dorothy Berry

Barb Youhn

Harvard Community Senior Center

6817 Harvard Hills Road, Harvard, IL 60033

Phone: 815.943.2740


E-mail:    Sharon Smith, Grant Manager  Glenda Steward, Site Manager   Amanda Aleman, Program Assistant

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