Health & Wellness


Diabetic Fingerstick & Health Counseling

By appointment only, please contact Brigitte - $4 fee

Blood Pressure Screening

Walk-In, at the  Senior Center. NO COST
Tuesday, Oct 11 • 10:00-12:00pm

Tuesday, Nov 8 • 10:00-12:00pm 
Tuesday, Dec 13 •10:00-12:00pm

Matter of Balance

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and may restrict their activities.  A MATTER OF BALANCE  taught by Brigitte Powidzki, RN, BSN and Julene Lavelli, RNC, LCSW, CADC, is an award-winning program designed to improve fall awareness and to increase general activity levels.  This program also emphasizes practical strategies to lessen risk of falling. (Fee covers cost of workbook)
Thursdays, Sept 8 - Oct 27 • 9:00am-11:30am • $15M/$20NM

ITAC Amplified Phones

FREE amplified phones for those who qualify through the State of Illinois program.  Please call for an appointment. 

Visually Impaired Motivators (VIM) 

Please join us to learn and discuss ways to maintain your independent lifestyle in a supportive group setting. The meeting will be followed by Voices of Vision Book Club.
Tuesday, Nov 15 • 10:30-11:30am
Tuesday, Dec 20 • 10:30-11:30am 

Memory & Me
In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. They thought it would last 5 weeks, instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a "Goodbye Tour."

The film documents this amazing journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen’s progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.

Special appearances include Bruce Springsteen, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Bill Clinton among many others.

In this informative and engaging presentation, Kathy O’Grady, LCSW and Brigitte Powidzki, RN want you to be aware of the issues surrounding memory loss. Is it normal to lose your keys so often? What is dementia vs. normal memory loss? Is dementia Alzheimer’s? Learn the different types of dementia and most importantly learn what to ask your doctor if you or your family is concerned. We will also be offering a mini memory screening to help get the conversation started. Stay for the movie and our post discussion afterwards.

Monday, Dec 5 • 10:00am • No limit for lecture or movie 10 person limit for screening, pre-registration required •
10:00am Lecture • 11:00am Movie 12:30pm Post Discussion Brunch will be served after the lecture. • Brunch cost: $5.00

Fit & Strong is Back!

Instructor: Tim Vu, White Crane
Fit and Strong is an evidence based, multiple component exercise program. It combines flexibility, strength training and aerobic walking with health education for sustained behavior change among older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA). Fit and Strong helps participants: Gain a clear understanding of what osteoarthritis is and how physical activity that is tailored to the needs of persons with arthritis can help them manage arthritis symptoms; Learn to perform safe stretching, balance, aerobic and strengthening, exercises which gradually increase in frequency, duration, and intensity over time; Incorporate physical activity into their lifestyles by exercising twice a week for 1.5 hours; Reduce arthritis symptoms; Develop individualized, tailored, multiple component physical activity programs that are sustainable after the program ends; and Maintain independent functioning. This series is 12 weeks long with classes meeting twice a week.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jan 10 - Mar 30 • 10:30am-12:00pm $10M/$15NM