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AARP Tax-Aide Appointments every Tuesday from Tues.,  Feb. 5th - April 9th from 11:00 - 2:00
 
Citizens Utility Board (CUB) Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 pm
 
Secretary of State Mobile Drivers Unit on Tuesday, April 16th from 10:00 - 2:00
 
Matter of Balance every Monday from April 22nd - June 17th from 9:00 - 11:00 must attend all classes. 
 
Wills & Living Trusts on Thursday, April 25th at 6:00 pm 
 
Alden Estates of Shorewood Short-Term Rehabilitation Center Donates AED to Troy Township Community Center

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AARP Income Tax Preparation Assistance

Thanks to the success of recent years, Troy Township will once again be a site for A.A.R.P. Income Tax volunteers from Senior Services of Will County to assist seniors with the preparation of simple income tax returns which will be filed via e-filing only. Complicated tax returns should be taken to other tax professionals. 

Appointments will be available at Troy Township every Tuesday beginning on February 5, 2019 and ending on April 9, 2019 with the exception of Tuesday, February 12, 2019 as Troy Township offices will be closed in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday.  Appointments will be available on first come first serve bases starting Friday, January 25, 2019. Please call 815-744-1968 or 815-744-1963 for more information or to make your appointment. Troy Township is located at 25448 Seil Rd., in Shorewodd.

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Citizens Utility Board (CUB)

Join CUB for a free informational workshop to learn about, free programs designed to help cut your utility bills year round, how to decode your electric and gas bill, avoid scams, and how basic energy efficiency can boost your home's comfort while saving you money.

This presentation will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Rd. in Shorewood. For more information or to RSVP by Tuesday, February 26, 2019, please contact Angela Scaggs at 815-744-1963 or ascaggs@troytownship.com

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Secretary of State Mobile Drivers Unit

Secretary of State Jesse White announced that his Mobile Driver Services Unit will be at the Troy Township Community Center on April 16, 2019. 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, Illinois identification cards and vehicle stickers between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.   

A Rules of the Road Review Course will also be held from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. The review course combines an explanation of safe driving techniques, Illinois driving laws and a practice written exam. Pre-registration is required solely for participation in the Rules of the Road Review Course. If you are want to participate in the Rules of the Road Review Course, please call (815) 744-1963 to pre-register.

An applicant renewing a current Illinois driver’s license or identification card need only present a current valid driver’s license or identification card. If the applicant is applying for either a duplicate or corrected driver’s license or identification card the applicant must present two forms of identification. 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


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Matter of Balance

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 Senior Services of Will County 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 Monday's starting April 22 - June 17th with no class on Monday, May 27th Labor Day. Each class will be 2 hours each, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The instructor is from Senior Services of Will County. This course is FREE to all Troy Township residents. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.

Space is limited to the first 15 people who register. Please call 815-744-1963 or email ascaggs@troytownship.com to register or for more information.

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Wills & Living Trusts
 
All Troy Township residence are invited to come to this FREE informational presentation to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of wills and living trusts, how to protect your assets and your privacy if you become incapacitated, why putting property in children’s names may be a mistake, and much more. This free presentation is full of valuable information and will be presented by: Elder Law Attorney, Jerome J. Goergen, P.C. 

The presentation will be held at the Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Rd. in Shorewood. Please register by April 23, 2019 by contacting Angela at 815-744-1963 or ascaggs@troytownship.com 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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