WITS Workout & Crafting Connections

Catholic Charities will be hosting two programs for people age 60+ here coming up in March. There is no cost for either program, but registration is required. Please call Kelli at 815-933-7791 ext: 9910 to reserve your spot.

WITS Workout: Did you know that social connectedness and intellectual engagement are two lifestyle factors that contribute to your brain’s health? Simply put, coming together and learning new things are good for your noggin! Join the Wits Workout group where you’ll engage in all kinds of interactive puzzles and games and learn what you can do in your daily life to keep your brain healthy.
When: Wednesday mornings 3/8/23-4/12/23 Time: 10:00AM-11:30AM

Crafting Connections: Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun! We will recreate the pictured St. Patrick’s Day sign. All materials are FREE. When: Friday, March 10th, 2023 Time: 1:30-3:30PM

My Piece in the Puzzle

Project Sun will again host sessions of the “My Piece in the Puzzle” program, which navigates difficult conversations aimed at racial healing.

This workshop will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from March 7 to March 30.

For more information please contact Project Sun at projectsun@cfkrv.org or (815) 304-5933.

Project Sun

The Grow Center is proud to partner with Project Sun to host the celebration and reflection of their mid-way point in their six year grant. This will take place on January 19, and 20, 2023. It will include dinner, a presentation, and envisioning for the future to help children flourish in Kankakee County.

Route 102 Car Shows

Car Show and Fundraiser for The Grow Center & Blessings in a Backpack. $20 per vehicle entry donation. Awards for Best of Show, People’s Choice and Top of Class (Classic, Muscle, Motorcycle, Custom, Truck/Van). Split the Pot Drawing, Live Entertainment, Concessions and FUN Zone for children with inflatables and games. Lot open for Registration 10:00AM-1:30PM for entries. Judging at 2:30PM and Awards at 3:30PM.

Living With Alzheimers

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

For more information or to register, please contact Amanda at 815-523-9919 or email afoltz@cc-doj.org.

Part One: (05/18)

  • Symptoms of Middle Stage
  • Communication
  • Relationship changes
  • Providing personal care
  • Preparing for hospitalizations

Part Two: (05/25)

  • Behavior Changes
  • Medication Management
  • Home safety
  • Driving
  • Living alone
  • Wandering

Part Three: (06/01)

  • Day services
  • In-home services
  • Senior living options
  • Caregiver needs