The Senior Sphere

HARVEST Bingo FEST

Saturday, November 11th.  Please join us as we celebrate Veterans Day with food and games!  Doors open at 12:30.  Bingo starts promptly at 1:00pm.   A portion of the proceeds will be donated toward our Parking Lot fund.

 

 MMW Alert: New Medicare Cards are Coming – Avoid Scams

New Medicare Card, New Number

Have you heard? Every person who has Medicare will be getting a new Medicare card with a new Medicare number. Currently, a person’s Medicare number includes a Social Security number, but this new number, called the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), is a random combination of 11 numbers and upper case letters. The change is a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, which mandated the removal of the Social Security number from Medicare cards. This is to help prevent identity theft and decrease the risk for medical fraud.

WALK WITH EASE

We are still enjoying a crisp Monday morning walk and our walks from the Library parking lot to the informational sessions at Mercyhealth conference room.  November sessions include:  Mental Health (Depression) NAMI Rep., Fall Prevention and Better Balance by Amy Michalak and Eric Miranda and a final session on Stroke Signs and Symptoms by Sue Kautz.  Join us!!!

SHEPHERD PREMIER Senior Living 

We would like to welcome Shepherd Premier Senior Living to Harvard and a big thank you for becoming our latest Silver Sponsor!!!  This was formerly Harvard Retirement Home.  Please stop by and say hello to Steve and Theresa Maskrey.

SHIP

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.

AARP SAFE DRIVERS COURSE!

Learn:

  • Defensive driving techniques
  • Proven safety strategies
  • New traffic laws and rules of the road

No tests to pass just sign up and upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance.  If your insurance company does not participate, contact the Illinois Secretary of State to discuss your options.

LET’S KEEP WALKING!  WALK WITH EASE

We are still enjoying a crisp Monday morning walk and our walks from the Library parking lot to the informational sessions at Mercyhealth conference room.  November sessions include:  Mental Health (Depression) NAMI Rep., Fall Prevention and Better Balance by Amy Michalak and Eric Miranda and a final session on Stroke Signs and Symptoms by Sue Kautz.  Join us!!!

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

In September Geri Neff was the winner of the $100.00 drawing!  October’s jar is filling up as yearly members receive one ticket per daily visit (Monday, Wednesday or Thursday) and Lifetime members get 2 tickets to place in the jar for the October drawing. There will be 5 tickets drawn and each ticket wins $20.00!  October’s winner/winners will be announced on Monday October 30th.  You need not be present to win.

Support the Harvard Community Seniors!

  • $10.00 for a Year Membership
  • $100 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.

VISION of VETERANS – Still searching for Pictures of our area Vets!  Bring them to the senior center between now and November 11th and then join us the following Monday, November 13th at 10:30am to reminisce.  We want to hear your thoughts on past and current events!

Annual Membership Luncheon in November – Look for your invitation!

SLEDDING & SNOW

If we get a good snow storm in November, we will be watching for the sledding to begin out back.  The Senior Center will open for families to warm up and have some hot chocolate, coffee or tea for a $1.00.  We may have snacks also. If you would like to join in and help serve, please look for the volunteer sign-up and we will call you.  Time frame to be determined.

Corporate Sponsors

Founding Sponsor — The City of Harvard

Diamond  Sponsor –Mercy Harvard Hospital

Platinum

*First Presbyterian Church of Harvard

* Harvard Ranch for Seniors

Gold

*Grant Resource$, LLC

*First National Bank

*Harvard Chevrolet-Buick-GMC

Silver

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 Robson

Dorothy Berry

Barb Youhn

Harvard Community Senior Center

6817 Harvard Hills Road, Harvard, IL 60033

Phone: 815.943.2740

Website:
www.harvardseniorcenter.org

E-mail:
Sharon.Smith@harvardseniorcenter.org    Sharon Smith, Grant Manager

Glenda.stewart@harvardseniorcenter.org  Glenda Steward, Site Manager

Amanda.aleman@harvardseniorcenter.org   Amanda Aleman, Program Assistant

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