The Living and Learning Series April 26


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Press release submitted by Vicki Coutant


Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging presents
The Living and Learning Series:
Transportation Options for Seniors

Rock Island - Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging sponsors the Living and Learning series of free educational sessions covering various topics, designed for senior citizens, caregivers, and any others who are interested. Join Craig Harper as he discusses how to use different transportation options available in our area– RIM, Senior Transportation, and MetroLink. After the presentation, interested participants are invited on a ride-along to help familiarize themselves with one of the options available to them.

Friday, April 26, 2013
Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging
729 - 34th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Please contact Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging, (309) 793-6800, for registration and more information.

The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is a non-profit corporation created for the purpose of improving the quality of life for older Americans. The specific objectives of the agency are threefold: to enable older adults to live in their own homes as long as possible with appropriate supportive services; to remove individual and social barriers to economic and personal independence for older persons including the provision of opportunities for employment and volunteer activities; and to act as an advocate for older persons in developing community resources for the aged throughout the ten county area while providing a comprehensive service network. Counties included in the agency's jurisdiction are Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, and Warren. E.O.E.



















 



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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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