Oasis Senior Center plans another busy year
December 28, 2012, The Herald, The 2012 year at the Oasis Senior Center in downtown Lincoln is almost over and the year saw the agency do almost everything to help seniors in our community. And the plans for 2013 show the Oasis will continue its commitment to be a true friend to area seniors.
In 2012 the oasis helped, 562 seniors file their tax returns, 903 were helped on their Illinois Cares Rx Program and 776 with their Medicare part D.
The oasis also served 1,207 senior meals and 1,028 guests at their monthly potlucks.
But the Oasis also offers fun activities for seniors. 916 signed up to play cards, 441 attended birthday parties with $4,088 dollars was raised at Bingo.
For the year the Oasis fundraisers brought in $28,472.
There will be many programs available besides those mentioned above including veteran’s administration help, social security assistance, hearing screening, foot care and the Oasis book club just to name a few.
These programs are open to every senior in the community and not just members. Although at $7 a year in dues, it is recommended everyone join the Oasis to help ensure these programs and more can continue to be offered.
As of this date, 799 members of the community belong to the Oasis.
For more information, you can stop by the center at 501 Pulaski Street in Lincoln and pick up their latest newsletter filled with details of 2013 activities.