Visually Impaired People (V.I.P.)

Adult Support Group Meeting

Thursday Aug. 9th


The Visually Impaired Support Group of Berrien County is for those like minded individuals, 18 years an older, who are seeking activities, information, friendship, and who may want to share ideas, participate in outings and listen to guest speakers.  The V.I.P. support group meets the second Thursday of the month at the River Valley Senior Center, 13321 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert MI from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Pre-scheduled transportation is available through the RVSC for those participants 60 year and older that reside in the RVSC van service area.  Contact us at (269 469-4556


Adult Coloring

Fridays 1:00 – 2:30


Come join the fun of the adult coloring trend.  Coloring can be done by anyone, not just artists or creative types.  It helps lower your stress and anxiety levels, reduce negative thoughts and keep you focused on the present.  It is a hobby you can take with you wherever you go.  Everyone is welcome.  Bring your own pencils and book or page, or use the group pencils and pages for $1 fee. 



Wednesday at 1:00

There is a group that is playing Euchre on Wednesdays at 1:00. If you would like to join them please call 469-4556 for information.



Tues. & Thurs. at 1:30


Come join Charlie Simmons and a group that plays cribbage on Tuesdays and Thursdays


T.O.P.S.  Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.


T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is  meeting at the Senior Center. Please feel free to come and join. Note: Please enter thru the lower level rear door.


Foot Clinic

Fri. July 27th and Mon July 30th


Lakeland Help at Home will be here on Friday June 22nd and Monday June 25th to trim and file toenails.  Initial cost is $30.00 which includes a reusable foot care kit and  $25.00 per visit thereafter.  Please bring a towel for your appointments.. Call for appointment at 469-4556.



















Water Painting

Wed., July 25th  12:30 - 3:30


Come join Roy and Peg Hruska who are both Madden Certified Teachers.  This is a monthly activity and each class will focus on a different technique and subject.  Classes are geared to those who have never tried watercolor before or who like the “loose” paintings of T.V. teacher Terry Madden.  Create something beautiful in a relaxed, positive and fun atmosphere.  You will amaze yourself! You can do it!

Cost is $15 per session and everything you need is provided  for your finished painting.  As class size is limited please call for reservations at 469-4556.




Understanding and Responding

to Dementia

Great Lakes Alzheimer’s Association

Wednesday, July 25th 11:00

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can cause people to act in different and unpredictable ways.  Some individuals become anxious or aggressive.  Others repeat certain questions or gestures.  Many misinterpret what they hear.  These types of reactions can lead to misunderstanding, frustration and tension, particularly between the person with dementia and the caregiver.  It’s important to understand that the person is not trying to be difficult and the behavior can be a form of communication.  Join us to learn more about Alzheimer’s behaviors and how to respond effectively.  Please call 469-4556 for event registration to ensure that we have enough handout materials.

AARP Driving Class

July 16th & July 18th -  12 to 4


Sign up now for AARP Smart Driver -  a new and enhanced driving refresher course from AARP Driver Safety. The Smart Driver Course Teaches:

· Defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road

· How to deal with aggressive drivers

· How to safely navigate adverse weather conditions

· Useful information on automobile technology and more.

Plus, upon completion you could save money on your car insurance.  Please call 269 469-4556 to register.  $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members


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