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.
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.
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:
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:
Elder Abuse Intervention investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older persons. Appointed by the Illinois Department on Aging, caseworkers investigate:
Nursing Home Ombudsman Services assists residents of long term care facilities and their families by:
Volunteer opportunities are available for those wanting to help make life better for others. To volunteer or request assistance, call and ask for: