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Secretary of State Mobile Drivers Unit & Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, October 16th from 10:00am - 2:00pm 
 
Estate Planning on Thursday, October 18th at 6:00pm 
 
Smart Tax Strategies for Retirees Seminar on Thursday, November 8th at 6:00pm
 
Alden Estates of Shorewood Short-Term Rehabilitation Center Donates AED to Troy Township Community Center

News, Notes & Event Details

Secretary of State Mobile Drivers Unit & Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Secretary of State Jesse White announced that his Mobile Driver Services Unit will be at the Troy Township Community Center on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018. The Community Center is located at 25448 Seil Road, in Shorewood, Illinois. Illinois residents will be able to renew their drivers’ licenses, obtain duplicate or corrected licenses and obtain Illinois identification cards between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A Rules of the Road Review Course will also be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The review course combines an explanation of safe driving techniques, Illinois driving laws and a practice written exam. If you are wanting to participate, please call 815-744-1963 to pre-register.

To find out which documents are considered acceptable forms of identification, and also the license renewal fees, please call 217-782-7044 or visit the Illinois Secretary of States website at: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/drivers_license/home.html

Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Kenneth Bonner, a representative from the Illinois Department of Veterans affairs will be available from 10:00am – 2:00pm to assist Veterans in placing Veteran status on their driver’s license.

Veterans will need to bring in a copy of their DD214 showing either an honorable or general discharge. A copy machine is available on the premises.

For veterans that only served in the Guard or Reserve without Federal activation, should also bring in their NGB22 or Reserve points statement showing that they completed their Guard or Reserve service obligation.

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Estate Planning

This free informational presentation "Estate Planning" is presented by, Jerome Goergen, Elder Law attorney and he will talk about: In-Home Care, Assisted Living and Independent Care, as well as Nursing Home Costs and how it can wipe out a lifetime of savings, but it doesn't have to. This course is full of valuable information for everyone including Veterans. Why not come and take advantage of this free information, ask questions and plan ahead instead of waiting to the last minute and not be able to do anything to protect your savings and assets.

Below are some of the topics that will be covered:

 Learn if you are eligible for VA Pension, Aid, and attendance
 Learn about free money from the VA to stay in your home
 Learn about benefits for widows of Veterans
 How to preserve your assets for your spouse
 How to protect your home from Medicaid "Spend Down"
and much, much more


This presentation will be held on Thursday, October 18th at 6:00pm at Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Rd in Shorewood. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 16th to Angela at 815-744-1963 or email ascaggs@troytownship.com 

Refreshments will be served.


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Smart Tax Strategies for Retirees Seminar

All Troy Township residents are invited to this FREE informational seminar  presented by: Brian O'Dell of Delco Financial to learn how tax reform and changes to the federal tax code will have a “HUGE” impact on retirement in 2018 and beyond.  Please join us for a fun (I know it is taxes, but we will try to make it fun!) night of learning about new tax brackets, increased standard deduction, changes to itemized deductions, IRA planning opportunities and so much more. Tax planning before it is filing season is vital in a year like this.   Please don’t miss this special year-end tax planning workshop on Thursday, November 8th to learn about what opportunities are now available for seniors and retirees. 

This presentation will be held on Thursday, November 8th at 6:00pm at Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Rd in Shorewood. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 6th to Angela at 815-744-1963 or email ascaggs@troytownship.com 

Light refreshments will be served.


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 Alden Estates of Shorewood Short-Term Rehabilitation Center Donates AED to Troy Township Community Center -Township Supervisor Joseph D. Baltz is pleased to announce the donation of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) by Alden Estates of Shorewood to the Troy Township Community Center. Alden Estates of Shorewood is a short-term rehabilitation center. 
                        
AEDs are easy-to-use devices that can restore a regular heartbeat to someone undergoing cardiac arrest or other life-threatening cardiac conditions. Because time is of the essence when someone is having a cardiac emergency, AEDs help save thousands of lives each year. 

“Our Community Center is used almost daily and we are excited to be able to add this safety feature for our visitors; at no cost to our local tax payers. We are extremely grateful to Alden Estates of Shorewood for this generous donation,” said Supervisor Baltz. 

Alden Estates of Shorewood also purchased a special case for the AED, which will be placed on a wall at the Township Community Center. 
“We’re pleased to be able to support Troy Township in creating a safe and healthful environment for those visiting the Community Center,” said Annette Borcky, RN, administrator at Alden Estates of Shorewood. “community centers are an important way of keeping people engaged, especially seniors, which is an essential aspect to staying healthy as we age.” 

Alden Estates of Shorewood sponsored a lunch for the Troy Township Seniors on Wednesday, August 19th and unveiled the new piece of equipment. 

Alden Estates of Shorewood is a five-star facility offering transitional care, short-term rehabilitation and post-acute services throughout the southwestern suburbs. Since it opened in May 2012, Alden Estates of Shorewood has been setting the standard in transitional care and exceptional customer service with its well-known Optimal Rehabilitation Therapy Program, luxurious accommodations and five-star amenities. The Optimal Rehabilitation Program offers intensive therapy daily to get you back on your feet – and home – as quickly and safely as possible. For more information on Alden Estates of Shorewood visit www.aldenestatesofshorewood.com or call 815-230-8700. 


Pictured (l-r) are from Troy Township: Jennifer Dylik, Administrator; Lisa Imbody, Community Services Director; Joseph D. Baltz, Supervisor, and from Alden Estates of Shorewood: Annette Borcky, Administrator; Ashley Bolyn, Assistant Administrator; Margaret Claussen, Account Manager.   

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

 

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling?  Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself.  People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.  Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends.  A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent.

A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is an eight week course and is offered by a sponsorship from and a partnership between the Troy Fire Protection District and Troy Township. Classes will be held at the Troy Township Community Center located at 25448 Seil Road in Shorewood. The eight week course is scheduled to be held on September 15, 22, and 29; October 6, 13, and 20; and November 3 and 10. Each class will be 2 hours each, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  The instructors are from the Troy Fire Protection District and Troy Township. This course is FREE to all Troy Township residents. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.

Please call 815-744-1963 to register or for more information.

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