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AARP Safe Drivers Course on Tuesday, July 10th & July 17th from 9:00am - 1:00pm
 
Should I Move Now, or Later? on Thursday, July 19th at 6:00pm

Alden Estates of Shorewood Short-Term Rehabilitation Center Donates AED to Troy Township Community Center

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AARP "Smart Driver" Safety Course

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 July 10th & July 17th  from 9:00am - 1:00pm. You must attend both sessions to qualify for the multi-year discount and receive your certificate.

Classroom course cost: $15 for AARP members & $20 for non-members and is paid by cash or check on the first day 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 July 5th contact Angela at 815-744-1963 or email ascaggs@troytownship.com

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Should I Move Now, or Later?

ATTENTION Seniors, are you thinking of moving and aren't sure if it's the right thing to do at this time?  Linda Howicz of Crosstown Realtors  will help you and/or your family through what seems to be an overwhelming process and we will discuss why it is important to have a Senior Real Estate Services expert available to help. Some of the most common questions that are asked by every older adult will be answered in this free informational presentation:

- Is my home safe for me to continue to live in?
- Can my home be retro-fitted with senior friendly upgrades?
- What will I do if I can no longer drive?
- Etc....

This presentation will be held on Thursday, July 19th at 6:00pm at Troy Township, 25448 Seil Rd in Shorewood. Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 17th to Angela Scaggs at 815-744-1963 or email ascaggs@troytownship.com 

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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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