Senior Center

Senior Center Activities Director Lisa Geisler

For information about the Senior Center programs or to register for any of the activities, call Lisa Geisler at 815-344-3555.

Welcome, Lisa Geisler, McHenry Activity Coordinator! Lisa joins Senior Services Associates at the McHenry office with over 30 years of experience as an Activity Professional. Over her career, she has worked with independent seniors, as well as those in senior housing. Lisa’s philosophy reflects adapting programming to the ever-changing interest and ability level of participants.  She can often be heard answering a request with “Yes- it’s your Senior Center”. On a personal note, Lisa is a commissioned Stephen Minister and an experienced dementia support group leader.  She plays the guitar and enjoys singing.  Lisa resides in West Dundee with her husband Wayne who is a farmer, and their dogs Malibu and Tulip. In her free time, Lisa volunteers with the Kane County Farm Bureau. Please feel free to introduce yourself the next time you’re in McHenry!

Lisa will be at the Center to greet seniors and to answer questions. She will also be accepting reservations for regularly scheduled activities and special events.

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McHenry Township Senior Center building

Discover the accessibility and friendliness that the senior center provides its residents. McHenry Township offers its older residents a wide variety of programs and services including transportation, events, exercise and recreational activities, and a variety of educational events, workshops and classes.

It is the home of Catholic Charities Nutritional Program and Senior Services Associates, Inc. Learn more about these organizations on their website pages under Seniors.

Senior Services Association

McHenry Township Senior Center is home to the offices of Senior Services Associates, Inc. Senior Services Associates is a non-profit agency, assisting McHenry Township seniors and their families by providing the following services.

Information, referral and outreach

Information, referral and outreach about the many services and benefits available to older adults. Information may be given by phone, in the office or at a home visit. Assistance includes:

  • Answering questions about government benefits and community resources such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Circuit Breaker, energy assistance and housing.
  • Intervening with an agency on a client’s behalf.
  • Assessment of need and referral for service.
  • Assistance in the completion of forms and applications for benefits.

Case Management Services

Case Management Services assesses the need for care, develops an overall plan and will follow-up to see that that their client is receiving the service needed. Case managers assist seniors with obtaining home delivered meals, and in-home services, and assess their needs in areas such as:

  • Living arrangements
  • Transportation
  • Personal care Assistant
  • Financial
  • Nutrition
  • Housekeeping and maintenance

Elder Abuse Intervention

Elder Abuse Intervention investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older persons. Appointed by the Illinois Department on Aging, caseworkers investigate:

  • Physical and emotional abuse
  • Financial exploitation
  • Confinement neglect
  • Depravation of food, medicine
  • Sexual abuse

Nursing Home Ombudsman Services

Nursing Home Ombudsman Services assists residents of long term care facilities and their families by:

  • Providing consultation on how to chose a nursing home
  • Advocating for resident rights
  • Investigating complaints
  • Mediating solutions to problems

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available for those wanting to help make life better for others. To volunteer or request assistance, call and ask for:

  • Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
  • Senior Companion Program
  • Senior Transportation Program

Additional Information

For additional information about Senior Services Associates visit their office at McHenry Township Senior Center, 3519 North Richmond Road in Johnsburg. You also can call Senior Services Associates at 815-344-3555 or visit the Senior Services Associates website.

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