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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.

Welcome to the website of Bond County Senior Center.

HOURS: 9am - 4pm 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 Susan Scott.
Bottom Row: Activities Director Maggie Schmitz; Information & Assistance Associate Shelly Albert (photo coming soon!).
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Resource Fair July 31

Monthly Activity Calendar

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2024-2025 Group Trips

We’re headed out to see the U.S.A! Experience the beautiful coastal region on your bus trip to Maine. Capture the essence of Texas on your San Antonio bus tour.

Bond County Transit Customer Feedback Survey!!

 
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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 2023, we helped over 240 income taxpayers save at least $17,000 in tax prep fees and brought back more than $185,000 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, book club, parties, special trips, and a variety of other activities.
See Current Activity Calendar & Call us to reserve your spot to play!

  • Mexican Train DOMINOES, PINOCHLE, EUCRE
  • PUZZLES, CHESS & CHECKERS
  • BINGO, TRIVIA, MOVIE/POPCORN
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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 SEE CURRENT MONTHLY ACTIVITY CALENDAR, 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

I would like to thank the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers, Annis, Lynn, Jonathan, and Helen, for completing the 2023 tax season, having prepared more than 250 returns, and bringing back more than $200,000 in federal and state refunds to the community.
— Melissa Marti, Senior Center Executive Director

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

America, Let’s Do Lunch

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!

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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.

Prairie Farms’ “Our Caps or Your Receipt, Your Cause” Program ended mid-2023. Thank you for all you did to help us collect our donation checks!

“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 2023’s promotion, Share the Love had helped deliver over 4.3 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 15 grants (as of 2022). 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.