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          Senior Moments                                                              January 2011

 For information or      Happy 55th Anniversary, Family Service Agency!
appointments, contact
Mary Overbey, Senior      One of the activities held at the Senior         of the county residents increased. Today,
  Services Director.      Activity Centers is the “Remember When”          Family Service Agency has four distinct
                          program. Lively discussions about fashion,       departments – Big Brothers Big Sisters,
  Ph: 815.758.4718        music and town landmarks cause some              Center For Counseling, Children’s Advocacy
                          interesting discussions! It is fun to turn       Center and Senior Services.
  Fx: 815.758.6219
                          back the hands of time – and that is exact-
 E-mail: moverbey@                                                         On Jan. 12, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,
                          ly what Family Service Agency is doing in                                                     FSA welcomes the DeKalb County community
                          preparation for the 55th Anniversary Open
                                                                           to visit the Agency at 14 Health Services
                          House. It is hard to believe, but FSA has been
                                                                           Dr. for a pictorial history, refreshments, the
                          serving the community since 1956! We have
     Did you                                                               chance to visit with community members
                          found news, notes and photos that tell the
                                                                           and meet the staff. If you have stories or
     know?                wonderful history of DeKalb County including
                                                                           pictures, we would love for you to share
                          one of the first established service agencies
                                                                           them so they can be included in the displays.
                          - Family Service Agency. The Agency began
   Some 1956              as a counseling program at the suggestion        Transportation can be arranged. Please call
   Averages:              of some community leaders and has contin-        815.758.4718 by Fri., Jan. 7 to RSVP, for
                          ued to add and adjust programs as the needs      information about rides or to share stories.
Annual Salary: $5,300
  House: $17,800
    Car: $2,100
Gasoline: $.30/gallon
 Min. Wage: $1/hour
 Stock Market: 499
   Postage: $.03
  Milk: $.97/gallon
  Bread: $.18/loaf
 21” RCA TV: $500
                         Thank You, Paulsen’s!
   Save the                                                   We seem to take things such as electricity or refrigeration for
                                                              granted and never think about them until the lights go out or
    date:                                                     we are without a fridge. It is then that we realize just how lucky
                                                              we are to have such conveniences – and sometimes generous
                                                              friends to help out. When the Sycamore Senior Center opened
Family Service                                                in October, we hoped to have a refrigerator within days but
Agency’s 55th                                                 as we know, plans change and we were left fridge-less. A
                                                              call to Don Paulsen, of Paulsen Appliance & Electronics in
                                                              Sycamore, was all that was needed and now we are the proud
 Open House                                                   owners of a new refrigerator! Seniors who visit the Sycamore
                                                              Activity Center can enjoy cold beverages, ice cream and can
Wed. Jan. 12, 2011                                            store leftovers while they participate in activities. Don and
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.                                         his entire crew are, indeed, true friends of the family! When
                                                              you are in Paulsen’s or see Don around town, please remind
                                                              him know how much we appreciate the generous gift!
             Family Service Agency

Cortland Senior Center:         Mon., Wed., Fri.: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

                                   Monday                   Wednesday                         Friday
                                   10:00 a.m.                  10:00 a.m.                    10:30 a.m.
                                 Walking Group             NIU Student Nurses             Chair Exercises
                                   10:30 a.m.                  10:30 a.m.                    11:00 a.m.
                                Chair Exercises              Chair Exercises            Book Club Discussion
   Cortland Senior Center          11:00 a.m.                  11:00 a.m.                    12:30 p.m.
 Lions Club Shelter House    Mexican Train Dominoes              Games                         Crafts
  70 South Llanos Street           12:30 p.m.                  12:30 p.m.                All Day/Every Day
    Cortland, IL 60112               Bingo                  Reminisce Group                   Puzzles

DeKalb Senior Center:         Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thurs. until 8:30 p.m.

                             Monday         Tuesday        Wednesday          Thursday         Friday
                              10:30 a.m.    10:00 a.m.       10:00 a.m.        10:00 a.m.     10:00 a.m.
                               Exercise        Euchre    NIU Student Nurses Bridge Lessons Beginning Bridge
                             12:30 p.m.     10:30 a.m.       10:30 a.m.        12:30 p.m.     10:00 a.m.
                                Poker       Wii Games      Chair Exercises  Movie/Travel Log  Dominoes
   DeKalb Senior Center       1:00 p.m.      1:00 p.m.        1:00 p.m.         1:00 p.m.     10:30 a.m.
    Community Center        Needleworkers     Pinochle    Duplicate Bridge  Pinochle Lessons   Exercise
     330 Grove Street         3:30 p.m.       All Day    All Day/Every Day      1:00 p.m.     1:00 p.m.
    DeKalb, IL 60115         OA Meeting       Puzzles        Wii Games          Cribbage        Bridge

Genoa Senior Center:         Mon. - Fri.: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

                            Monday          Tuesday        Wednesday            Thursday          Friday
                             10:00 a.m.     10:00 a.m.       10:00 a.m.          10:00 a.m.      10:00 a.m.
                             Wii Games      Wii Games    NIU Student Nurses      Wii Games       Wii Games
   Genoa Senior Center       10:45 a.m.     10:45 a.m.       10:45 a.m.          10:45 a.m.      10:45 a.m.
  Township Park District     Exercises       Puzzles         Exercises           Dominoes         Exercises
   400 East 2nd Street      12:30 p.m.      12:30 p.m.       12:30 p.m.          12:30 p.m.      12:30 p.m.
    Genoa, IL 60135         Card Games        Bingo        Sing-A-Long          Crafts/Games   Movie/Travel Log

Sycamore Senior Center:           Mon., Wed., Fri.: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

                                   Monday                   Wednesday                         Friday
                                    9:00 a.m.                   9:00 a.m.                     9:00 a.m.
                                    Cribbage                    Cribbage                      Cribbage
                                   10:00 a.m.                  10:00 a.m.                    10:00 a.m.
                                       500                    Variety Cards                    Puzzles
                                   10:00 a.m.                  10:30 a.m.                    10:30 a.m.
                              Bridge Lessons/Bridge             Exercise                     Wii Games
  Sycamore Senior Center           12:30 p.m.                  12:30 p.m.                    12:30 p.m.
  Golf Course Clubhouse      Mexican Train Dominoes      Mexican Train Dominoes        Mexican Train Dominoes
   940 East State Street           12:30 p.m.                  12:30 p.m.                    12:30 p.m.
   Sycamore, IL 60178             Board Games              Movie/Travel Log                     Crafts
                                                                                      January 2011

      Monday                   Tuesday                Wednesday                 Thursday                  Friday

3                        4                        5                        6                        7
                         10:45a (G) Tai-Chi for   11a (D) Dance Troupe       (D) Social Security
                          arthritis                Performance                  (call for appt.)
                                                                           10:45a (G) Tai-Chi for

10                       11                       12                       13                       14
                         10:45a (G) Tai-Chi for   9a (D) Veterans Admin.     (D) Social Security    11a (C) Winter Home
                          arthritis               10:30a (S) BP & Glucose       (call for appt.)     Safety Ideas
                                                   Screenings- Bingo after 10:45a (G) Tai-Chi for    Presentation
                                                  12:30p (C) BP & Glucose arthritis
                                                   Screenings- Bingo after 11a (G) Winter Home
                                                  4p FSA’s Open             Safety Ideas
                                                   House                    Presentation
17                       18                       19                       20                       21
11:30a (all sites) Pot   10:45a (G) Tai-Chi for   10:30a (S) Coffee &     10:45a (G) Tai-Chi for    11a (C) Coffee & Chat
 Luck                     arthritis                Chat w/ Rep. Pritchard arthritis                  w/ Rep. Pritchard
     VAC Closed                                                           11a (D) Winter Home       11a (S) Winter Home
                                                                           Safety Ideas              Safety Ideas
                                                                           Presentation              Presentation

24                       25                       26                       27                       28
Contact Home For Life 10:45a (G) Tai-Chi for      9 a (D) Veterans         10:45a (G) Tai-Chi for
this week, Mon. through arthritis                  Administration           arthritis
 Fri., for a free in-home
    safety evaluation                             11:30 a (All) Monthly
       630.466.2611                                Birthday Celebrations
10:30a (G) BP &
 Glucose Screenings
 - Bingo after
31                           Please help Senior Services keep accurate records - let us know if you have a change
                             of address. If you know someone who would appreciate receiving this newsletter or
                                    you no longer wish to be included, please contact us at 815.758.4718.

                            A special THANK YOU to everyone who remembered Senior
                          Services or our seniors with gifts or donations during the holiday!

  C: Event in Cortland       D: Event in DeKalb      G: Event in Genoa      S: Event in Sycamore
          Thanks to December Donors: Don - monetary donation; Heritage Woods -
     cards & transportation; Homebound Health - transportation; Home Instead - monetary donation;
        Kay - plastic forks; Schnucks - abundance of breads & bakery goods; Volunteers - over
         300 volunteer hours; several anonymous donors - books, coffee mugs, movies & yarn.
                   Items we can use: AA batteries, CD players, craft idea books, craft
                    supplies, flashlights, napkins, small digital camera, small paper plates.
             Family Service Agency

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                                            Kishwaukee United Way
                                           Genoa-Kingston United Way

                            Family Service Agency is a United Way Agency.

This Month’s Sponsor: Home For Life Advantage Inc.

                                            925 Edgewood Drive
                                            Sugar Grove, IL 60554
                                            Phone: 630.466.2611
                                            Fax: 630.466.4213

                            Home Modification Specialists
Safe Independent Living In Your Home for Life
At Home For Life, our advisors will meet with you to discuss your needs and any restrictions or
difficulties you may have in your home. We provide all the modifications to you home that you
require, so that you can remain in your Home For Life. Services we provide include:

       • Free evaluation and estimate
       • Ramps, stair-lifts and elevators for access
       • Bathroom remodeling: accessible showers and tubs, comfort height
         toilets and grab bars
       • Installation of medical equipment, emergency call buttons and other
         safety amenities

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