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AARP Tax-Aide Appointments every Tuesday from Tues.,  Feb. 5th - April 9th from 11:00 - 2:00
 
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 
 
Senior Freeze Event on Tuesday, April 30th from 10:00 - 2:00
 
Family Wealth on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00 pm
 
AARP Safe Drivers on Tuesday, June 4th & June 11th from 9:00 - 1:00
 
Long Term Care on Thursday, June 27th at 6:00 pm
 
Senior Services of Will County Satellite Office Information
 
Alden Estates of Shorewood Short-Term Rehabilitation Center Donates AED to Troy Township Community Center

News, Notes & Event Details

 
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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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 on Thursday, April 25th at 6:00 pm 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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Senior Freeze Event

“Exemption Event”

Representatives from the Will County Supervisor of Assessments Office will be at Troy Township on Tuesday, April 30th from 10 am to 2 pm for exemption paperwork assistance.  Please bring your applications with you for all renewals and senior freezes. (if this is your first time signing up applications will be available)

Express lane processing will be available for taxpayers who have filed out Part 1, Part 2, have signed Part 4 number 8 and if you are comfortable entering Part 3 of the PTAX-340 of the Senior Freeze Application.

If you are unable to attend, the event will take place again on May 20th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Joliet Library on Black Road in Joliet.

If you cannot make these events, you may come to the Troy Township Assessor’s Office Mon. - Fri. from 8am to 4pm or the Will County Supervisor’s Office  Mon. - Fri. from 8:30 am to 4:30pm.

Hope to see you there,

Kimberly Anderson, CIAO
Assessor, Troy Township


Family Wealth 

What kind of Legacy do you want to leave for your children?

Create a successful family wealth transfer plan.

Please join us for this free enlightening workshop. You will gain greater insight into planning and communicating a seamless wealth transfer to your heirs that will help create a lasting legacy including the benefits of a Stretch IRA. 
This free informational presentation will be presented by: Adam Underhill, Edward Jones.

The presentation will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00 pm at the Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Rd. in Shorewood. Please register by May 21, 2019 by contacting Angela at 815-744-1963 or ascaggs@troytownship.com  Dinner will be served.


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AARP Safe Drivers Class

Refresh your driving skills with the AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE.

You will learn: Defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, new traffic laws, and rules of the road. Plus, there are no tests to pass. You simply sign up and learn. Upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance.

This driver course will be held on Tuesday June 4th & June 11th from     11:00am - 3:00pm. You must attend both sessions to qualify for the multi-year discount.

Classroom course cost: $15 for AARP members & $20 for non-members and is paid the day of the first of class.

The AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at the Troy Township Community Center located at 25448 Seil Rd. in Shorewood.  For more information or to RSVP by May 31, 2019 contact Angela at 815-744-1963 or email at ascaggs@troytownship.com

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Long Term Care

Don’t lose your life savings to home health care, assisted living, or nursing home! It’s never too early to start planning for yourself or a family member.

This seminar will teach you about:

  • How to legally protect your Assets.
  • How qualifying Veterans may receive up to $2,100 tax-free a month for Long Term Care needs.
  • How IRA’s may be used tax-free under the Pension Protection Act for Long Term Care needs.
  • How an “Asset Protection Trust” really works.
  • What legal documents are needed for Long Term Care Planning?

This free presentation is full of valuable information and will be presented by: David O'Dell, President of Delco Financial Group. 

The presentation will be held on Thursday, June 27th at 6:00 pm at the Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Rd. in Shorewood. Please register by June 25, 2019 by contacting Angela at 815-744-1963 or ascaggs@troytownship.com Refreshments will be served.


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Senior Services of Will County Satellite Office

Troy Township has officially partnered with Senior Services of Will County to become a satellite office. Senior Services of Will County is now on site at Troy Township and can help with services such as: Medicare open enrollment, case management, Benefit Access application assistance, Title XX, and Medicare and prescription drug counseling. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome on the below dates and times.

3rd Wednesday of every month 
from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (closed on holidays)

·        Every Thursday 
from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (closed on holidays)

For more information about Senior Services of Will County or to make an appointment please call 815-723-9713. 

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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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