The Palatine Township Senior Center was a busy place Monday Sept. 9, for its second annual Fall Festival.
More than 115 older adults enjoyed refreshments, blood pressure readings, fitness testing, and the following activities that are offered at PTSCC: line dancing, Wii sports, Sit and Be Fit, ceramics, painting and quilting.
People were able to visit 25 businesses offering expertise ranging from senior living facilities, in-home health care, financial institutions, medical providers, insurance, legal assistance and more. The PTSCC Social Services department also offered free senior entitlement screenings and Medicare information.
Upon arrival, visitors were given a signature card and, if they visited 20 or more of the PTSCC supporters, they were given a door prize ticket for the opportunity to win one of 25 door prizes valued at $25 or higher.
More than 70 people stayed for lunch at "Our Place Cafe" and enjoyed the magic of Dennis DeBondt, comedian/magician, which was sponsored by Tamarack Independent Retirement Living.
"The event was designed to highlight the programs and services offered at the senior center and showcase PTSCC's supporters to its members and the Palatine community, and I think we accomplished that today," said Julie Selof, development associate at PTSCC.
Thank you to all of the volunteers and supporters who participated in the Fall Festival: Addolorata Villa, AgeOptions, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, American Chartered Bank, BMO Harris Bank, Brandt Financial Concepts, Inc., Church Creek, Comfort Keepers, Cornerstone National Bank and Trust Company, HCR-ManorCare of Rolling Meadows, Lavelle Law, Ltd., Lutheran Home, Northwest Community Healthcare, Palatine Bank and Trust, Palatine Park District, Palatine Police Department, Palatine Township, Partners in Primary Care, Plum Grove Nursing and Rehab, Right at Home, Rosewood Care Center of Inverness, Tamarack, The Arlington Rehab & Living Center, The Face Place MediSpa and The Garlands of Barrington.
PTSCC provides programs and services that 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 Services 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.