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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 Jill Ohnesorge, Senior Center Manager Jen Jackson.
Middle Row (left to right): Site Manager Darleen Jones, I & A Specialist Tricia Jenner.
Bottom Row (left to right): BCT Driver Dave Doll, BCT Driver Brad.
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March For Meals 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Run/Walk

Although it’s winter, it’s not too early to think about the Bond County Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels fundraiser the end of March. Registration open now!

Saturday, March 28, 2020 — 5K starts at 9:00 am 1 Mile starts at 9:15 am — Starts and Ends at Bond County Senior Center, 1001 E. Harris Ave., Greenville, IL 62246 — All Proceeds Support Bond County Meals on Wheels Program — The run and walk is for persons of all ages and there are prizes in different age categories.

New Food & Fun at the Center in 2019-2020

Click one of the four topics below to read more!

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 1100 meals a month are home-delivered to homebound older adults. That’s 56 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 2019, we helped over 237 income taxpayers and brought back more than $190,000 in refunds to the clients and the community.   Each month, the Food Pantry provides food to an average of 250 Bond County families.   That’s 900 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 open to the public Mon-Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
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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

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.

  • YOGA. Every Wednesday, 10:00am-11:00am in the Baumberger Room. Amanda from Studio Ananda teaches these classes that are specifically made for seniors. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • BINGO for Seniors (60 & Older). Every second Thursday, 10:30am, sponsored by HSHS Holy Family Hospital; and every third & fourth Thursdays, 10:30am, sponsored by Greenville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center & The Glenwood in Greenville.
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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

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A Matter Of Balance

Tues & Fri, Mar 3 - Mar 27 | 9:00-11:00am | Bond County Senior Center | FREE

Sponsored by: St Louis Oasis and AgeSmart Community Resources
This eight-session workshop is designed to help individuals improve their balance, flexibility and range of motion. All participants will receive a free informational workbook. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information or to register, please call 664-1465.


[SOLD OUT!] Trivia Night Fundraiser! Feb 29, 2020

Friends Themed Trivia night Saturday Feb 29, 2020
Income Tax Assistance

FREE Income Tax Assistance and Preparation

Available February 4 - April 9, 2020 and intended for senior citizens and low-income taxpayers of ALL AGES. Appointments will be offered each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00am to 2:00pm (last appointments at 1:00pm). Appointments required — Call 618-664-1465.
Assistance sponsored by AARP Foundation’s TaxAide Program.

Pigeon Forge Trip

Pigeon Forge and Smokey Mountains Show Trip

Want to go to Pigeon Forge? Want to travel with a great group and have all the arrangements already made? Contact us about going to Pigeon Forge with our travel group!!

$575 per person, double occupancy
5 Days 4 Nights
Mon, April 27 — Fri, May 1, 2020
For reservations contact: Travel Coordinators @ 618-664-1465 | travel@bondseniors.org

Rules Of The Road Review Classes

Rules of the Road Review Class for Seniors

Sponsored by: the Secretary of State
All classes are held at the Senior Center 9:00am to 11:00am
Pre-Registration is required for all classes. Call Jen Jackson, Center Manager, at 664-1465.

March 9, 2020
June 8, 2020
September 14, 2020
December 14, 2020


More Programs & Activities in 2020 include:

“Buy One Lunch, Get One Free”

On a specified date, Bring a friend (60+) to lunch at the Senior Center and they will eat free! Everyone should take advantage of this great offer. Meet new people, reacquaint with old friends, have a nice lunch and a good visit.

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.

Drink Prairie Farms Milk and Give to What Mooves You. Bond County Senior Center participates in Prairie Farms’ “Our Caps, 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. 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 $250 to the purchaser’s choice of a participating charity, one of which is Meals on Wheels. At the time of 2019’s promotion, Share the Love had helped deliver over 2 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.