For information or to make reservations call 815-344-5555.
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.NO fee. Registration required.
“Grease” Fireside Dinner Theatre
Thursday, October 25 Fort Atkinson, WI
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights.” Bus departs Senior Services promptly at 9:00 a.m. Bus arrives back at Senior Services approximately 5:30 p.m. $105 members/$110 non-members. Call Jane for more information at 815-344-3555.
SPOOKTACULAR Masquerade Bingo Party
Wednesday, October 31 at 12:30 p.m.
Come to the Haunted Senior Center Halloween celebration to play Trick-or-Treat Bingo! It’s a bingo party in which everybody comes incognito. Awards will be presented for the funniest, scariest, most original, and best overall costumes, and a special dessert and door prizes will be provided, thanks to Heritage Woods of McHenry. Reservation deadline is Monday, October 29. Cost: $2.
TURKEY SHOOT BINGO
Wednesday, November 21 at 12:30 p.m.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at our 11th annual Senior Center Bingo party! You will ‘shoot the Turkey’ by winning games of bingo, and bring home the ‘turkey’…which are door prizes of gift cards to area stores or holiday themed gifts, thanks to Three Oaks in Cary. ‘Gobble up’ a wonderful seasonal dessert at the coffee break. Fee is $2 and reservation deadline is Friday, November 16.
So Long Fall PARTY
Friday, November 16 at 1:00 p.m.
Join Senior Services at the McHenry Township Senior Center for an afternoon of energetic entertainment to welcome and celebrate autumn. Enjoy a truly unique performance by singer/songwriter Todd Donnelley, who will treat us to his fantastic vocals and steel pan drum performance. Dessert and coffee will be served, and everyone will be entered for one of our many door prizes. Fee: $5. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, November 14.
4th ANNUAL ‘TRIM THE TREE’ PARTY
Friday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m.
Join us as we ‘Deck the Halls’ of the Senior Center! The holiday tunes will be playing as we enjoy a Christmas cookie (or two!) and a cup of hot chocolate while we trim the trees and decorate every nook and cranny! Thanks to Journey Care & Crystal Pines for sponsoring this event. There is no fee, but reservation is requested so we have enough goodies on hand!
Craft & Vendor Fair
Wednesday, November 28
Just in time for the holidays! Senior Services will be hosting a Craft & Vendor fair on Wednesday, November 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. A wonderful variety of vendors will be represented. For more information, contact Jane Gregory at 815-344-3555.
‘I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS’ CELEBRATION
Friday, December 14 at 11:30 a.m.
You are invited to a party to celebrate the Christmas season with a scrumptious luncheon and holiday cheer! Senior Services is delighted to bring the spirit of the holidays to you with a joyous holiday celebration at the McHenry Township Senior Center. After a superb holiday feast, you will join in song with Johnny Gray who will delight you with all your Christmas favorites. Thank you to Heritage Woods of McHenry and Fair Oaks for co-sponsoring this event. Fee: $8. Reservations deadline is Friday, December 7.
NEW YEAR GALA
Thursday, January 10 at 11:30 a.m.
Help celebrate and ring in the New Year in style with Senior Services at the McHenry Township Senior Center! Enjoy great food and a special dessert, followed by entertainment by the charismatic and versatile vocals of Sandi Haynes. Sandi brings back the great sounds from the 20’s to the 70’s. There will be lots of audience participation, sing-a-longs, dancing and memories. A big thank you to Heritage Woods of McHenry for co-sponsoring this event. Fee: $8. Reservation deadline is Friday, January 4.
Friday, February 22 at 11:30 a.m.
You will want to be first in line for a reservation for THIS party! Put on a mask, throw on some beads and join in the fun at the McHenry Township Hall! Following sumptuous New Orleans style luncheon, Senior Services welcomes The Sinful Saints Dixieland Band to bring down the house! This 6-piece ensemble will get your toes a’tapping with the true sound of the south. Many thanks to Journey Care, Fox Point of McHenry, Dimensions Health Care, and FirstLight HomeCare of McHenry for co-sponsoring this event. Fee: $8. Reservation deadline is Friday, February 15.
‘BE MY VALENTINE’ BINGO
Wednesday, February 13th at 12:30 p.m.
Let me call you sweetheart at the Valentine Bingo Party! Be sure to wear your red, white, and pink and join us for a special afternoon of raffles, prizes, and fun! Enjoy a yummy dessert at the break, too – all in the theme of the holiday. Fee is $2 and reservation deadline is Monday, February 11.
FIT & STRONG CLASS
Starts Monday, February 25 (for 8 weeks)
Are you an older adult 60+ years old with arthritis? Do you suffer with stiffness or pain in your lower back, hips, knees, ankles, or feet? Are you not currently participating in exercise regularly or have you NEVER exercised? If YES is your answer to any of the above questions, the Fit and Strong is for you! ‘Fit and Strong’ is an award winning, evidence-based physical activity and behavior change program developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Center for Research on Health Aging. And is proven to reduce the symptoms of arthritis and promote an active lifestyle. Sessions are led by trained, certified exercise instructors and is FREE. Learn about the benefits of physical activity, how to manage arthritis, how to exercise safely, and how to develop and maintain a more active lifestyle. Classes will run for 8 weeks in a row, beginning February 25, meeting on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, so for more information or to sign up, please contact Jane Gregory at 815-344-3555 to get a Medical Release for the class.