Health Fair and Senior Expo Oct. 18

Thursday, Oct. 18, Lincoln Manor Senior Housing, a program of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), invites the public to attend a Health Fair and Senior Expo for older adults. Those in attendance will learn about issues that older adults face and also what support is available for caregivers. Admission is free. The event runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lincoln Manor, 615 Lincoln Highway in Rochelle.

“The day will be informative, not only for older adults, but also for caregivers,” says TyAnne Unger, Lincoln Manor program director. “Information on a wide range of topics will be available, as well as flu shots from the Ogle County Health Department.”

Attendees will have an opportunity to visit booths from vendors including, but not limited to, HUB City Senior Center, Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging, Rochelle Community Hospital, Ogle County Hospice Association, Rochelle Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Also, representatives from other LSSI programs–including Intouch Services, P.A. Peterson Center for Health (Rockford) and Peterson Meadows Retirement Community (Rockford) will be present.

Lincoln Manor, a HUD (Housing and Urban Development) building, has 58 one-bedroom apartment units for people aged 62 or older. The facility, which offers a safe, comfortable and affordable place to live, also features a community room with a kitchen available to residents for various individual and group activities as well as a full-time social service coordinator.

The rental fee for apartments is determined by each resident’s ability to pay. In general, rent is 30 percent of the resident’s monthly income. To be eligible to live at Lincoln Manor, individuals must meet specific income guidelines from HUD.

Founded in 1867, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois is a statewide, not-for-profit social services agencies of the three Illinois synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). LSSI serves people through an array of services at 89 program sites across Illinois.

from the Oct. 17-23, 2007, issue

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