The Living and Learning Series April 26


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Posted Online: April 19, 2013, 3:14 pm
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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. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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