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Monthly Commodities

Wed., November 8th 

12:30 - 3:00

 

Monthly Commodities will be given out on the second Wednesday of each month to seniors who qualify from 12;30 to 3:00.  If you are a house hold of 1 and have income of $1287 or less or if you are a house hold of 2 and have income $1736 or less know someone who does,  please meet with America Schmaltz at the Center to fill out the paperwork. CSFP & TEFAP “This institution is an equal opportunity provider”

 

.Quarterly Commodities

Wed., November 15th

9:00 - 12:00

 

Quarterly Commodities will be given out on the third Wednesday of each quarter to people of all ages who qualify from 9:00 to 12:00.    To qualify for quarterly commodities the household income maximum is  different than the monthly requirements.  House hold of 1 is $2010, house hold of 2 $2,707 and house hold of 3 is $3,403. If you think you qualify or know someone who does,  please meet with America Schmaltz on the pick up day at the Center to sign the self certification form..  CSFP & TEFAP “This institution is an equal opportunity provider”.

 

Vision Program

 

The Pokagon Fund and the New Buffalo Lions Club are working to provide complimentary, comprehensive eye exams to children 9 months thru 12 grade and qualifying adults 50 and older that reside in the following zip codes 49115, 49116, 49117, 49125, 49128 and 49129.  The goals and objectives of the Pokagon Fund Senior Vision Program are to examine, diagnose and provide glasses to qualifying seniors with vision problems.  Applications are available at the River Valley Senior Center or call 269 405-5466.  

 

Medical Equipment Loan Closet

We Need Wheel Chairs

 

We have equipment available like a walkers wheelchair, commode chair, risers, shower bench, cane and crutches.  Just a reminder that if you have borrowed any equipment from the Senior Center that you are no longer using or have some that you would like to donate please bring it in or call the Center for pick up.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low Vision Viewing Equipment

 

The Senior Center has available a Merlin Clear View Vision center for use at the Center.  This equipment enlarges the reading material or other images on a screen.  

 

Large Print Books in Library

 

Note: Due to the  renovation, the library will be temporarily boxed up.

Transportation and Services

 

The Center provides many services for those over 60 years of age.  They include transportation for shopping, medical, and other necessary trips from your home.  The Center has a wide service area that includes Bridgman, New Buffalo, Lakeside, Union Pier, Harbert, Three Oaks, New Troy, Grand Beach and of Galien.  Our volunteer drivers using one of our six vans will see that you get to your Doctor’s appointment  located in Berrien County, LaPorte, Michigan City and parts of South Bend on time between 8:30 and 1;30 eastern time zoneOur Policy requires at least 3 days advanced notice.  Emergency service will be addressed on a case by case basis. The Center and drivers gladly accept donations for maintaining and helping with our ever increasing van transportation expenses.

 

Telephone Reassurance

 

The River Valley Senior Center has a Telephone Reassurance program for those that live alone and would appreciate a daily friendly call to check on their welfare.  If you would appreciate such a call or have an elderly relative who lives alone and might be reassured to hear a friendly voice on a daily basis, please call the Center at 469-4556.  If you would be willing to be a caller let the center know.  We will have a meeting of  interested parties.

 

  Important Service Numbers

 

Social Security                                  1 800 772-1213

Medicare Information Line                1 800 365-5889

Medicare Questions                            1 800 633-4227

Medicaid Hotline                               1 800 642-3195

Legal Hotline for Seniors                   1 800 347-5297

Senior Law Center                              1 888 418-1311

Veteran Assistance & Info                1 800 827-1000

Benton Harbor VA Office                  1 269 934-9123

Area Agency on Aging                     1 800 654-2810

United Way                                          1 800 310-5454

Michigan Ombudsman                   1 866 485-9393

To Report a Scam                               1 877 765-8388

Telemarketer Do Not Call                1 888 382-1222

 

Volunteer  Drivers Needed

 

The Senior Center is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals or take clients to medical appointments.   Drivers must have a clean driving record and be able to assist clients in and out of the vans.  If interested see or call Bonnie for details at 469-4556