1001 East Harris Avenue, Greenville, IL 62246
(618) 664-1465

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Welcome to the website of Bond County Senior Center.

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.




We support positive aging for Bond County residents (of all ages!).

We have moved into a new building on a new site to better provide our services.

Use the links on the right hand side to see what we've been up to.

Use the links along the top of the page for current lunch menus, services, and schedules.




Our annual Comedy Show is coming to the Greenville VFW!

Comedy and Magic Show is set for Saturday, October 26. Doors open at 5 P.M., Soup Supper is from 5:30-7, and Christian the Magician will perform at 7:30. Tickets are $25 for couples, $15 for single adults, $7.50 for children 6-13, and children 5 and under get in for free.
View the event details on our Facebook page!

Comedy Magician Fundraiser Oct 26

Medicare Part D Appointments At Senior Center

Open Enrollment is October 15 — December 7. The Senior Center has five Senior Health Insurance Program counselors available to help. Everyone is encouraged to look at their plan and see if there are better options for them. To make an appointment call 664-1465. Paperwork will be sent to you in advance of your appointment. Appointments with a counselor average an hour in length. Clients will have to bring a list of their prescription medications.


Quilt Raffle: Stop by or call us for tickets. This quilt is gorgeous!

Flu Shots Oct 2

New Programs Coming to Senior Center

New Food Pantry Hours, Mon and Thurs 2pm to 4pm

We are proud to be able to add another FOOD PANTRY distribution day to help our community. The food pantry will be open on the last Tuesday of the month from 4pm-6pm.This will not affect our other distribution times: 2pm-4pm Mondays and Thursdays.


Salad Bar — Open to Public

We are excited to announce our new Salad Bar is now open in our Dining Room as of Monday, September 9th! Open to the public, all ages! Monday-Friday 11:00am-1:00pm. Stop in at the Senior Center for a quick, delicious lunch!! Carry-out containers available!! $7.00 per pound, plus tax! (60+ $4.00 one trip through.) Iced Tea is $1.00.

“Shop and Lunch”

Fri, Oct 4, 2019: 11am-1pm Maverick’s Steakhouse in Litchfield. Call 664-1465 to make a reservation and to arrange tranportation if needed. View Flyer

Fri, Oct 18, 2019: 11am-1pm Lunch at Funderburk’s in Pocahontas. Then shopping at Highland Walmart. Call 664-1465 to make a reservation and to arrange tranportation if needed. View Flyer

Tues, Oct 29, 2019: 11am-1pm Lunch at Hibachi’s in Greenville. Call 664-1465 to make a reservation and to arrange tranportation if needed.

“Gather and Chatter”: Nights Out Dining

Congratulations to our own Willow Reymond! She is the winner of our Name the Nights Out contest!

Tues, Oct 8, 2019: Highland Diner. 5pm-7pm. Come enjoy any entree of your choice (see menu below) and non-alcoholic drink (and ice cream!) for a $4.00 donation - this price only valid for those 60+. Call 664-1465 to make a reservation and to arrange tranportation if needed.
View Flyer with Menu


Tues, Oct 22, 2019: Garden Family Restaurant in Hillsboro. 5pm-7pm. Come enjoy any entree of your choice (see menu coming soon) for a $4.00 donation - this price only valid for those 60+. Call 664-1465 to make a reservation and to arrange tranportation if needed.

“Yoga Classes”

Wednesdays from 10-11am: Baumberger Room at the Senior Center. Amanda from Studio Ananda will be teaching these classes that are specifically made for seniors. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
View Flyer

“Buy One Get One Free”

October date to be announced
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.


Are you feeling lonely and just want someone to talk to?
Dial the Friendship Line 1-800-971-0016


Featured Activities in October at Senior Center:

BINGO is co-sponsored by Greenville Nursing and Rehabilitation, The Glenwood, and HSHS Holy Family Hospital

BINGO Thursday October 17 @ 10:30 a.m.
BINGO Wednesday October 30 @ 10:30 a.m.

October 10
Lunch & Learn 11:30 a.m. Topic: a talk by a member of HSHS Holy Family Hospital

October 16
Lunch & Learn 11:30 a.m. Topic: Census Taking Jobs

October 25
Movie @ 11:30 a.m. w/ Lunch




Bond County Senior Center Volunteer Opportunities

[May 7, 2019]
Meals On Wheels Drivers Needed

The Bond County Senior Center is seeking drivers to deliver meals to county residents in the Meals On Wheels program. The program delivers meals to homebound persons in the county. The need for drivers is more critical once the fall season has arrived. Several volunteers leave Greenville during cold weather, leaving some slots open. Volunteers go to visit the communities of Keyesport, Mulberry Grove, Greenville, Pocahontas, Old Ripley, and Sorento. The number of clients usually increases during colder weather. 56 people are currently on the list and when the weather gets bad, peoples' health often declines, leaving them homebound and unable to cook for themselves. Those interested in driving can call the senior center at 664-1465 and ask for Darleen Jones.

Bond County Senior Center Employment Opportunities

None at this time

Bond County Transit Employment Opportunities

There are currently no Employment Opportunities with BCT.

Bond County Transit Bid Opportunities

There are currently no Bid Opportunities with BCT.


America, Let's Do Lunch.

America, Let's Do Lunch - Meals On Wheels America

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.

At Bond County Senior Center, we are in great need of Meals on Wheels substitute drivers for 2020. Routes take about an hour. If there is anyway you can occasionally fill in to help us deliver our mid-day Meals on Wheels or know someone who might be available, please call Darleen 664-1465.



“Drink Prairie Farms Milk and Give to What Mooves You”

Our Caps, Your Cause

Bond County Senior Center is participating in Our Caps Your Cause by Prairie Farms. HUGE Thank you to all those who are collecting and inputting milkcaps! We've collected our first 1,000 caps! We’ve reset the count and are currently at 529 caps [as of August 27, 2019]. We still need your help to get us to another 1,000 so we can get another check! You can peel the labels and enter the codes on the Prairie Farms website yourself, or you can drop them off at the senior center and we will enter them in. Help us get a donation from Prairie Farms just by saving your milk caps!

Thank you for your help and continued support! #ourcapsyourcause
Here’s the link to the website: www.prairiefarms.com/ocyc-redeemcodes/



Here are just some of the services we offer!

Nutrition Programs:
Congregate meals served in the dining room at the center Monday - Friday at 11:30 am.
Home delivered meals delivered to homebound seniors or disabled Monday - Friday for residents of Bond County.
Food Pantry now located at 1001 East Harris Avenue (Use Washington Avenue entrance behind new addition of our building). Open Mondays & Thursdays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. AND NOW 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Last Tuesdays of the month (New Pantry Hours as of Sep 24, 2019.)
White Crane Catering box lunches on Wednesdays from October - May. Contact center for more information / ordering.

Insurance Counseling:
Senior Health Insurance Program
Medicare Supplement enrollment
Medicare Savings Program
Medicare claims & appeals
Beneficiary Rights

Pharmaceutical Assistance:
Social Security Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help)
Medicare Part D

Options Counseling: Interactive decision-support process to determine appropriate long-term care choices.

Energy Assistance: Warm Neighbors / Cool Friends energy assistance program. Call the center to schedule an appointment. And CLICK HERE to learn more.

AARP TaxAide Foundation Income Tax Assistance & Preparation from February - April each year. FREE Tax assistance is available to all households regardless of age with combined incomes of $53,000 or less, in 2018. Appointments needed.

Veteran's Administration representatives are now co-located at Bond County Health Department.

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance: 3rd Monday of each month. Call the center to schedule an appointment. Beginning September 19, 2016, legal assistance will be changing to the THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH.



Bond County Senior Center partners with the Energy Assistance Foundation to provide energy assistance through 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

Call us to see if you qualify. It is a matching program that allows us to match a payment the customer makes up to $350.00, even if it leaves a credit on the clients account for next month. The income guidelines are set so that if you make a little too much to qualify for LIHEAP you will qualify for this program!


March for Meals logo

Support our BAKELESS Bake Sale!

Send a $$ donation to:
Bond County Senior Center
1001 East Harris Avenue
Greenville, IL 62246

Bond County Senior Citizens Center provides meals to homebound seniors & seniors who congregate at the center. These seniors are your neighbors, friends, teachers, parents and grandparents. We seek to get the word out & raise money for these nutritional programs. Won't you consider volunteering to help deliver meals or taking the pledge to end senior hunger by 2020?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct. 8, 2019 - White Crane Business Express Lunches Are Back!!
White Crane Catering offers Sandwichs and Salads on Wednesdays October-May. Click Here to find the monthly menu offerings! If you would like to be on our email list to receive our menus please email
Darleen.Jones[at symbol]bondseniors.org

(Oct 3, 2019) - Senior Center Welcomes New Manager - Executive Director Jill Ohnesorge is excited to have Jennifer Jackson of Greenville in the position. Jackson oversees all operations and programs at the Bond County Senior Citizen’s Center. Jennifer is from the Greenville area and previously worked as an office manager at a doctor’s office in Granite City. Jennifer has taken on new programs and “jumped in with both feet”. Ohnesorge says Jennifer has become special to the Senior Center already and hopes everyone will stop in to meet her.

(Sep 17, 2019) - We are proud to be able to add another FOOD PANTRY distribution day to help our community. The food pantry will be open on the last Tuesday of the month from 4pm-6pm. This will not affect our other distribution times: 2pm-4pm Mondays and Thursdays.

(May 20, 2019) - Each November - January, Subaru’s Share the Love event collects donations for Meals on Wheels. Those donations are then divided among participating Meals on Wheels agencies in each state. This year, Bond County Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels program received over $2,300 as a Subaru Share the Love grant!! Thank you, @subaru_usa, for the continued generosity and support of the homebound seniors that we serve. #MealsOnWheels programs across the country thank you!

AmazonSmile Gives Do you love shopping on Amazon? Of course you do. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Next time you hop on Amazon, try using Amazon Smile and select Bond County Senior Citizens Center from the drop down box of charities and organizations to support.

Meals On Wheels America 2019 Member

Volunteer drivers are needed for the Bond County Meals-on-Wheels program in 2019-2020! Routes take about an hour. For more information, call 664-1465 and ask for Darleen Jones.

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 664-1465.
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December 9, 2019

Food Pantry Hours of Distribution, on Mondays and Thursdays, are being changed to 2p - 4p, beginning Monday November 7, 2016. Anna Oestreich, executive director, said, "We're going to change the hours from 1:00 to 3:00 to 2:00 to 4:00. So, just moving it back an hour in the hopes that that extra hour will give our volunteers time to unload trucks and get everything stocked."
Read the full PRESS RELEASE here.

January 8, 2010
Watch this video and Read this press release. Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

In the News

Anna Oestreich is retiring after 34 years as executive director of the Bond County Senior Center. Oestreich will work through the end of December, then Jill Jones will become the acting director in January 2017. A transition team, which includes staff members, has been formed. Oestreich notes that nothing will change as far as services to the public. Read the full story at WGEL 101.7 FM Daily News or in the Dec 1st issue of the Greenville Advocate newspaper. [CLICK HERE to read full text]

Doane Bonney (right) and Darryl Bolen (left), who have retired from the senior center's board, were honored at a special program Friday, July 21, 2017.

[Photo courtesy WGEL 101.7 FM Daily News]

Senior Center Debt Paid - January 30, 2017.
At a reception Saturday afternoon, to honor retiring Bond County Senior Center Director Anna Oestreich, Darryl Bolen, member of the senior center board, made an important announcement. He told the large audience the center's $700,000 debt would be paid off as of Monday morning. The debt was for the addition of the Frank and Susan Watson Community Building, to expand the senior center at 1001 East Harris Avenue in Greenville. [Read more and view photos at WGEL 101.7 FM Daily News]

"Community Champions" highlight March For Meals donation drive in 2016
These Champions will deliver meals and encourage donations to the meals on wheels program during Community Champion's Week (March 20-25) and the following week in March. "The services that we provide the seniors of Bond County are critical and the need is rapidly increasing," said Anna Oestreich, Executive Director of Bond County Senior Center. "Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier at home and feeling more connected to their community as they age."
[CLICK HERE to read the full press release]

Senior Center director, Anna Oestreich, was presented the Greenville Women's Club Service Award at the 24th Annual Apple Day, Saturday, October 3, 2015.

L to R: John Tichenor, Anna Oestreich, John Goldsmith, Brian Ward, and Nancy Machmer. [Photo courtesy WGEL 101.7 FM Daily News]

Bond County Senior Center is proud to announce that it has received a $1750.00 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 13th Annual March for Meals campaign. This year's grants were made possible through the generosity of Subaru of America, Inc. and its seventh annual "Share the Love" event.
CLICK HERE to read the full Press Release! [June 10, 2015]

The Little Christmas Village That Could
Kathy Kulhan of Greenville used her Christmas Village to raise funds for the Bond County Food Pantry. Donations she received totaled $160.00. Click Here to read a letter from Anna Oestreich and see photos! [April 1, 2015]

Building Dedicated! [CLICK FOR PHOTOS]
A ceremony and ribbon cutting was held Saturday, November 8, 2014 to dedicate the new Frank & Susan Watson Community Building at the Bond County Senior Center. Rev. Darryl Bolen, representing the Senior Center Board of Directors, and Anna Oestreich, Senior Center Director, presented a plaque to Susan and Frank Watson honoring their generosity and dedication to senior citizens. Also honored were Bruce and Susan Meyer, who were also significant donors to the project. The community building's dining room is named in honor of Bruce's mother and stepfather, Shirley and Foss Meyer. More honorees included Fred and Craig Baumberger, Duane and Linda and John Flowers as well as all the Bond County Senior Center volunteers and staff. [story courtesy Greenville Chamber of Commerce]

Bond County Senior Center broke ground Thursday, June 5, 2014 for the Frank and Susan Watson Community Building! Fundraising for the project began last fall. Work on the addition was slated to begin on Friday, June 6. When completed, the addition will double the space for services and activities. A walk-through food pantry, dining/activity room, and kitchen will be located.in the addition. Click to read the full story from the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Sun Newsletter issue June 6, 2014. [photos and story courtesy Greenville Chamber of Commerce]

Funding Cuts Jeopardize Services
Bond County Senior Citizen's Center Life Saver Capital Campaign for the Endowment Fund

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