Here are just some of the services we offer!
Congregate meals served in the dining room at the center Monday - Friday at 11:30 am.
Home delivered meals delivered to homebound seniors or disabled Monday - Friday for residents of Bond County.
Food Pantry located at 1445 S. State Highway 127 (on the corner of Rt. 127 and Bowman Industrial Drive) right behind Greenville Flower Shoppe. Open Mondays & Thursdays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
White Crane Catering box lunches on Wednesdays from October - May. Contact center for more information / ordering.
Senior Health Insurance Program
Medicare Supplement enrollment
Medicare Savings Program
Medicare claims & appeals
Social Security Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help)
Medicare Part D
Energy Assistance: Warm Neighbors / Cool Friends energy assistance program. Call the center to schedule an appointment. And CLICK HERE to learn more.
VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance February - April each year. Tax assistance is available to all households regardless of age with combined incomes of $52,000 or less, in 2013. Appointments needed.
Veteran's Administration: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance: 3rd Tuesday of each month. Call the center to schedule an appointment
Upcoming Events Schedule:
Thursday, March 6 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 3 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.
to 1001 East Harris Avenue, Greenville.
Photo Credit Greenville Chamber Of Commerce, mid-December 2013.
"Your County, Your Center"
Dan Johnson of Johnson Signs & Designs turns the heat up on the fund raising thermometer at the Bond County Senior Center. The capital campaign for the Frank & Susan Watson Community Building addition has steadily drawn closer to the goal of $650,000.
This addition should include a full kitchen, large dining room, and food pantry collection/distribution center. You can donate to the Bond County Senior Center Capital Campaign any time. Contributions can be sent to our location at 1001 East Harris Avenue in Greenville, Illinois. For more information, call the Center at 664-1465. We've supported positive aging for Bond County residents (of all ages!) since 1976 and we need your help now.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, each year an estimated 1.7 million children and adults in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from nontraumatic causes. TBIs can affect the functionality of the brain—affecting thinking, reasoning, and memory. Whether the victim is an adult, a child, or an infant, TBIs can have a major impact on individuals and their families.
In recent years, the media has brought a spotlight to concussions and brain injuries in many professional sports leagues: NFL football, NHL ice hockey, MLB baseball, cycling, snowboarding and others. Children's sports programs at community and school levels has also experienced greater conversation and concern. Those making decisions for athletes and leagues must decide on required and recommended protective gear, plus how and when to return a player to the sport following a suspected or diagnosed head injury. Ignoring the symptoms of an initial brain injury can result in worse subsequent trauma, post-concussion syndrome and even chronic brain disease.
To raise awareness of traumatic brain injury, the Brain Injury Association of America recognizes National Brain Injury Awareness Month every March. The NCTSN offers resources on traumatic brain injury for families, medical professionals, and military families. Read more at the Brain Injury Association of Illinois website...
Assistance with income tax preparation through the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program and the AARP TaxAide Program continues February through April 15, 2014. Tax assistance is available to ALL households regardless of age with combined incomes of $52,000 or less, in 2013.
Support our BAKELESS Bake Sale!
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Bond County Humane Society offers special adoption fee discounts for adults 55 years or older, when program funds are available. This discount is made available through the Purina Pet Adoption Program For Those 55+. Studies have shown that pet companionship actually improves senior citizen health and outlook on life. Lowered blood pressure and a reduction in stress are among the potential benefits of pet ownership. In addition‚ seniors with pets report feeling happier and safer. The Purina Pet Adoption Program For Those 55+ helps to defray the costs of spaying/neutering, microchip, vaccinations, and other fees.
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October 31, 2013 - Senior Center Launches 'Your County, Your Center' Capital Campaign. Plans for an expansion project were announced at a special breakfast today. Bond County Senior Center launched a campaign to raise funds for a 3,200 sq ft addition to its new location. The addition will be named for Senator Frank Watson and his wife, Susan, in honor of the work done by the couple to support the community as a whole, and the work of the Center in particular. The future addition will house a dining room, kitchen, and food pantry. When the new addition is complete, the space now used for dining will be converted for meetings and general community use. The campaign's goal is $650,000. Those interested in contributing to the campaign should contact the Center at 664-1465. CLICK HERE to read the full article from the WGEL 101.7FM Daily News.
August 31, 2013 - Guess who's moving! We are! By mid-September 2013, Bond County Senior Citizens Center will have moved into its new home at 1001 East Harris Avenue in Greenville - the Mt Zion Temple building. Lunch dining; social recreation activities; various health, financial, legal, etc services; and regular group meetings will all relocate with little or no interruption. The Food Pantry, however, will operate for a time at a separate location: 1445 S. State Highway 127 (on the corner of Rt. 127 and Bowman Industrial Drive) right behind Greenville Flower Shoppe. Parking is available behind the building. CLICK HERE to read the full article from the Greenville Advocate Newspaper July 11, 2013 edition.
March 12, 2013
Bond County Senior Center is now part of FACEBOOK! CLICK HERE to visit our new Facebook page and "LIKE" it. Stay up to date with all of our services and activities. Share with your families and friends as we support positive aging for Bond County residents of ALL ages!
November 30, 2012
White Crane Business Express Box Lunches are available on Wednesdays and may be eaten in our dining room, picked up, or delivered by a BCSC volunteer. CLICK HERE to read more about White Crane Lunches!
May 5, 2012
Bond County Senior Center has recently received a grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust to purchase pet food for our Meals on Wheels Clients with dogs and cats! More information will be posted when the program here is underway. For now, read more about the Banfield Charitable Trust and how you can donate and help fund expenses associated with starting or maintaining a pet food distribution program.
January 8, 2010
Watch this video and Read this press release. Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs
Surprise Valentines for Seniors. Valentines from Texas, California, Massachusetts, and New York trickled and then poured into Bond County Senior Center in the days leading up to Valentine's Day. Read the entire mysterious story here...
Bond County Transit Held a ribbon cutting ceremony July 12, 2013 for its new facility located at 102 Bowman Industrial Drive, Greenville Illinois. Click to see photos from the ribbon cutting and also a Time-Lapse Slideshow of the construction!
Bond County Transit broke ground for its new facility in an important ceremony November 1, 2012. The project is sponsored by IDOT and USDOT. The ceremony was attended by many members of the Bond County Senior Center Board, City and County Leaders, BCT customers and members of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Click to see photos from the groundbreaking ceremony.
Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders of Bond County make donation to Bond County Senior Center Food Pantry. Photo and cover page article appears in February 2012 issue of Agriculture Advocate, a news publication for multi-counties of Illinois Farm Beureau.
Community Service Award
Bond County Senior Center honored by Greenville Women's Club in October 2011 for Community Service.
Funding Cuts Jeopardize Services
Bond County Senior Citizen's Center Life Saver Capital Campaign for the Endowment Fund
Read what else we've been up to over the years.