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Bond County Senior Center

Supporting Positive Aging for Bond County Residents (of all ages!) since 1976

We provide Nutrition, Transportation (BCT), Information & Assistance, Insurance Counseling, Pharmaceutical Assistance, Options Counseling, AARP TaxAide Income Tax Assistance, Education, Health Screenings, and Recreation. Also, a representative from Land of Lincoln Legal comes to the center each month.

Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg & Historic Norfolk Tour

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Bond County Senior Center presents:
7 days - 6 nights
April 30 - May 6, 2023
$899 pp/Double Occupancy

Explore historic Colonial Williamsburg, Experience Nauticus and Battleship Wisconsin, Visit award winning Virginia Beach Aquarium, Relax on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.


For Information & Reservations Contact:
Bond County Senior Center @ (618) 664-1465 or email: melissa.marti@bondseniors.org
*Please send checks to: Bond County Seniors, 1001 East Harris Ave. Greenville, IL 62246

Departure:
First Christian Church, 1100 Killarney Dr. (Back Parking Lot), Greenville, IL @ 8 am

Additional Payment Information:
$75 Due Upon Signing. *Price per person, based on double occupancy. Add $269 for single occupancy. Final Payment Due: 2/21/2023

See the Detailed Itinerary and watch videos at the link below:
https://www.grouptrips.com/bondcountyseniors/1976279

Income Tax Assistance Begins Feb 6

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer Income Tax Assistance continues February 6 - April 4, 2023. Tax assistance service is available and intended for senior citizens and low-income taxpayers of ALL AGES. In recent years, two volunteers have served about 237 taxpayers, returning more than $190,000 each year in tax refunds to the Bond County community.
  Appointments are required; call 618-664-1465. Once you have made an appointment, you can speed up your Face-To-Face session by completing, printing, and signing a document before your appointment date. You may do this by downloading the Tax Intake Booklet from this online link. Bringing this completed intake form to your appointment is optional but appreciated!
AARP Foundation TaxAide Volunteers can complete returns with the following forms: W2, Social Security, 1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, and a few other simple types. Volunteers can no longer complete returns with Form SE (rental property) with expenses; now taxes and other expenses related to rental income can be reported by TaxAide only as itemized deductions. Taxpayers reporting rental income who wish to subtract expenses will be better served by seeing a paid preparer.

Welcome to the website of Bond County Senior Center.

HOURS: 9am - 3pm Monday to Friday

Whether your reason for visiting is to find available services, to discover what the Center is about, to locate our facility, to connect to useful links, or simply to put a face to a name, we hope you will find our site helpful. Please contact us personally for individualized assistance and answers to your questions. You will find our staff is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of our clients and their families. Listen to WGEL 101.7 FM Radio for CLOSINGS due to weather or other circumstances. Watch the MARQUEE SIGN at our location at 1001 East Harris Avenue in Greenville for more announcements and be sure to follow Bond County Senior Center on Facebook!

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Meet Our Staff! Top Row (left to right): Executive Director Melissa Marti; Nutrition Site Manager Jill Dugan (photo coming soon!).
Middle Row: Activities Director Elisabeth Ward (photo coming soon!); I & A Specialist Tricia Jenner.
Bottom Row (left to right): BCT Driver Dave Doll; BCT Driver Brad.
Contact Bond County Senior Center

Legal Assistance Resumes April 19

Paralegal will again be available on the 3rd Monday of the month starting April 19, 2021.

Please call for an appointment:
618-398-0958 ext 2224

More about Legal

 

Monthly Activity Calendar

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Bond County Transit Customer Feedback Survey!!

 

Games, Food & Fun from the Center

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Here are just some of the programs and services we offer!

Thanks to your generosity, we serve more than 18,000 meals to older persons each year!   Over 1800 meals a month are home-delivered to homebound older adults. That’s 96 patrons! And an average of 40 congregate lunch meal patrons are served in our dining room Monday through Friday.   Over 40,000 trips were provided to Bond County residents via Bond County Transit in 2018.   Information on Medicare, insurance, income taxes, and other expense saving programs was supplied over 5,000 times to hundreds of residents.   During February-April 2022, we helped over 170 income taxpayers save at least $17,000 in tax prep fees and brought back more than $165,000 in federal and state refunds to the clients and the community.   Each month, the Food Pantry provides food to an average of 128 Bond County families.   That’s 450 people!

Your Donation Today will help ensure Bond County Senior Center can continue to offer these great programs and services in the future.

AARP Foundation “Tax-Aide” Income Tax Assistance & Preparation

From February to April each year, FREE Tax assistance available and intended for senior citizens and low-income taxpayers of ALL AGES. Appointments needed - Call 618-664-1465.

AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program

Nutrition Programs

  • CONGREGATE MEALS at the Center Mon-Fri at 11:30 am.
  • MEALS ON WHEELS delivered to homebound seniors or disabled Mon-Fri.
  • FOOD PANTRY open Mondays & Thursdays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. AND last Tuesday of each Month 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
  • WHITE CRANE catered box lunches on Wednesdays, October to May.
  • SALAD BAR program is currently suspended.
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Insurance Counseling

  • Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
  • Medicare Supplement enrollment
  • Medicare Savings Program
  • Medicare claims & appeals
  • Beneficiary Rights

Pharmaceutical Assistance

  • Social Security Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help)
  • Medicare Part D

Legal Assistance

  • Consumer Law, Education Law
  • Elder Law & Disability Rights, Family Law
  • Health & Economic Security, Housing Law

Energy Assistance: Warm Neighbors / Cool Friends

If you or someone you know is 62 or older OR Disabled OR Has a crisis, AND are an Ameren customer, have a bill less than $750.00, have not received help from LIHEAP (BCMW) in the last 12 months, THEN call us to see if you qualify for this energy assistance program.

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Transportation

Bond County Transit (BCT) can help you get to your destination. Our professional drivers will provide courteous, curb-to-curb service from your home to your job, doctor, grocery store, pharmacy, beautician, or other destination. BCT is a Transportation Service for the General Public - Anyone of Any Age is eligible to ride!

Need a Ride? Call 618-664-9844 or toll free 1-800-257-9012.

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Recreation

The Center provides a place to relax and visit with friends, enjoy cards, games, movies, parties, special trips, and a variety of other activities.

  • Mexican Train DOMINOES ... See Current Activity Calendar. Call us to reserve your spot to play!
  • PINOCHLE ... See Current Activity Calendar. Call us to reserve your spot to play!
  • BINGO ... See Current Activity Calendar.
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Options Counseling

An interactive decision-support process to determine appropriate long-term care choices in the context of the consumer’s needs, preferences, values and individual circumstances.

Health Screenings

  • Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar checks on first Tuesdays 11am-1pm, sponsored by Greenville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
  • A blood pressure computer is available for those who would like to monitor their own blood pressure.
  • Hearing Screenings, call for information.

Education

Educational classes and workshops include Rules of the Road, 55 Alive Driver Safety Course, consumer awareness, food demos, health and safety, Medicare issues, and other topics of interest.

Announcements & Notifications

Age Smart Learning Channel Classes

AgeSmart’s Learning Channel Virtual Classes Are Here!

AgeSmart is partnering with GetSetup to offer a free online learning pilot program for a limited time to help you stay connected, learn new skills so you can live your life to the fullest. These small group classes, taught by retired educators, are designed to keep your mind active, allow you to engage with others, and increase your ability to live independently. But most importantly, have fun!

Income Tax Assistance

FREE Income Tax Assistance and Preparation

Available February 6 - April 4, 2023 and intended for senior citizens and low-income taxpayers of ALL AGES. Appointments are required; call 618-664-1465. Once you have made an appointment, you can speed up your Face-To-Face appointment by completing, printing, and signing a document before your appointment date. You may do this by downloading the Tax Intake Booklet from this online link. Assistance sponsored by AARP Foundation’s TaxAide Program.

Rules Of The Road Review Classes

Rules of the Road Review Class for Seniors

Sponsored by: the Secretary of State. All classes are free and are held at the Senior Center 9:00am to 11:00am. The instructor will cover all 24 possible signs and all possible 62 questions from the exam, car safety, general driving and road conditions, and more. Pre-Registration is required for all classes. Call Center Manager, at 664-1465.

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Meals On Wheels

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When you bring someone a meal, you show that you care.
   Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver 1 million nutritious meals to seniors every day. Volunteers also provide safety checks and friendly visits – helping seniors to stay healthy and in their own homes.
   With 1 in 6 seniors already facing the threat of hunger and the senior population projected to double by 2050, Meals on Wheels needs dedicated volunteers now more than ever. Donate your lunch break to volunteer with Meals on Wheels and start making a difference in your local community.

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PayPal accepted at Bond County Senior Center

We are proud to offer a method of secure online payment for donations. Bond County Senior Center accepts PayPal for services, programs, Meals On Wheels funding, and our building maintenance fund. PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

Misc...

March For Meals, a nationwide celebration of neighbors serving neighbors through the Meals On Wheels program. Celebrate and support home-delivered meals each March by: Volunteering your time, Contributing what you can, Speaking up for seniors, and/or Becoming a strategic partner.

Drink Prairie Farms Milk and Give to What Mooves You. Bond County Senior Center participates in Prairie Farms’ “Our Caps or Your Receipt, Your Cause” Program. We need your help to get to 1,000 caps so we can get a donation check. You can peel the labels and enter the codes on the Prairie Farms Milk Caps website yourself, or you can drop them off at the Center and we will enter them. Now you can scan your receipt and donate points for all eligible products on it at one time. Just like the current program, you still choose your favorite charity, and the same points will be awarded! Cap stickers will be gradually going away, but both cap codes and receipt scanning will be available until all caps are gone. Thank you for your continued support!

“Extra Help” with Medicare prescription drug plan costs. Chubby Checker wants everyone to know about the “twist” in the law that makes it easier for senior and disabled Americans to qualify. To apply for extra help, there is an easy-to-use online application available at www.socialsecurity.gov.

Subaru Share the Love Event - Meals On Wheels America

Subaru “Share The Love” Event supports Meals on Wheels at Bond County Senior Center

   For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from mid November, through early January, Subaru will donate $300 to the purchaser’s choice of a participating charity, one of which is Meals on Wheels. At the time of 2021’s promotion, Share the Love had helped deliver over 2.5 million meals to America’s seniors. Meals on Wheels America, along with ASPCA, are the only national partners that have participated in Subaru’s Share the Love Event since its inception in 2005. Subaru and its retailers support Meals on Wheels because it’s part of their commitment -- to leaving the world a better place than they found it through the core values of trust and love.
   Through Meals on Wheels America and Subaru, Bond County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. has received 11 grants (as of 2018). These grants help fund our local Meals on Wheels program. If you are considering a new vehicle, please consider Subaru and support the charities!

Non-Discrimination Statement

Bond County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. receives funding through the Older Americans Act; U.S.A.O.A., the Illinois Department on Aging, and SWIAAA. Bond County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. does not discriminate in admittance to programs or treatment of employees, or in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act; the United States Civil Rights Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Age Discrimination Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and the United States and Illinois Constitution. Persons who feel that they have been discriminated against have the right to file a complaint with the Illinois Department on Aging at 1-800-252-8966 (voice or TDD) or with the Director of Bond County Senior Center at (618) 664-1465.