Wed., April 11th
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”
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 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.
Great News for RVSC
Pokagon Challenge Grant
The River Senior Center has been awarded a challenge grant 0f $5,000 from The Pokagon Fund. If you would like your donations to be matched by the grant, please mention it to the receptionist when making your donation and getting your receipt.
Grants received to date for our renovation:
Fredrick S Upton Foundation $ 10,000
Larry Bubb Endowment Fudge match) $ 7,900
The Pokagon Fund $ 100,000
Lakeland Wellness Grant $ 20,343
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 is 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 1:00 eastern time zone. Our 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.
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