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Fall festival highlights Palatine senior center

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  • Over 20 local business were available to offer seniors medical, financial and legal assistance at the Palatine Township Senior Center's first Fall Festival.

      Over 20 local business were available to offer seniors medical, financial and legal assistance at the Palatine Township Senior Center's first Fall Festival.
    Courtesy of Palatine Township Senior Citizens Coun

  • Seniors enjoyed free doughnuts and apple cider along with delicious caramel apples from Morkes Chocolates at Palatine Township Senior Center's Fall Festival Oct. 1.

      Seniors enjoyed free doughnuts and apple cider along with delicious caramel apples from Morkes Chocolates at Palatine Township Senior Center's Fall Festival Oct. 1.
    Courtesy of Palatine Township Senior Citizens Coun

 
Submitted by Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council

The Palatine Township Senor Center was a busy place on Monday Oct. 1, during its first Fall Festival. The event highlighted the senior center's programs and services and showcased its supporters to members and the Palatine community.

Over 80 older adults enjoyed free doughnuts and apple cider, blood pressure readings, chair massage, ceramics, senior fitness screenings, chair yoga, quilting, painting, line dancing, Wii sports, senior entitlement screenings and Medicare information. Delicious caramel apples from Morkes Chocolates were sold and more than 50 people stayed for lunch at the "Our Place Cafe." There were also many grateful winners of some fantastic raffle items which were donated by center supporters.

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Twenty businesses were available, offering medical, financial and legal assistance. Center supporters participating at the Fall Fest included: AgeOptions, Alexian Brothers, American Chartered Bank, BMO Harris Bank, Brandt Financial Concepts, Inc., Comfort Keepers, Cornerstone National Bank and Trust Company, Edward Jones, Foundation for Wellness Professionals, Friendship Village, Lavelle Law, Ltd., Lutheran Home, HCR-ManorCare, The Moorings, Northwest Community Hospital, Northwest Suburban United Way, Palatine Park District, Palatine Police Department, Palatine Township, Silverado Senior Living and Whitehall of Deerfield.

The Palatine Senior Center would like to thank all of those who volunteered and attended the Fall Festival making it a successful event.

PTSCC provides programs and services which support older adults and their families by encouraging independence, well-being and connection to the community. Recreation, education, health and wellness, noon dining, home-delivered meals, adult day care, and social service programs are available to persons 50 and older and their families who live in Palatine Township and the surrounding communities in the North and Northwest suburbs. Services are available in English, Spanish and Russian at seven satellite locations. The Social Services staff also makes home visits as needed. For information, visit www.ptscc.org or call (847) 991-1112.

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