1901 Tom Merwin Drive
PO Box 376
Mendota, IL 61342
Call Us at 815-539-7700, 815-539-9673, or 1-800-535-5970
Welcome to Mendota Area Senior Services

  We are here for you, you are here for us!  Each day is a treasure.
Serving:
Adams•Earl•Freedom•Mendota•Meriden
Mission•Northville•Ophir•Serena•Troy Grove
Fax: 815-538-2049  -  Email: massinc78@yahoo.com
Website: www.mendotaareaservices.org       
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Regularly Scheduled Activities
Monday:
Exercise Class.................8:00 AM
Pinochle Club.................12:00 PM 
Dominoes.......................1:30 PM

Tuesday:
Tai Chi Qi Gong..............9:30 AM
Euchre...........................12:00 PM
Wii Bowling ...................1:30 PM

Wednesday:
Bingo.............................8:45 AM
Wii Golf..........................1"30 PM

Thursday:
Exercise Class.................8:00 AM
Quilt & Craft Club............1:00 PM
Bible Study.....................1:30 PM

Friday:
Tai Chi Qi Gong..............9:30 AM
Bingo.............................1:30 PM 

1st Monday:
Community Bingo............2:00 PM 

1st Thursday:
Blood Pressure Checks.....8:00 AM
​  & Blood Sugar

1st & 3rd Thursday:
Hearing Screenings.........9:30 AM-3:00 PM

Please check the calendar & upcoming
events for additional & special activities!
*Please note the change in our transportation hours due to the budget impasse.*

MENDOTA AREA:
Monday through Friday...............8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

EARLVILLE / LELAND:
Wednesday through Friday.........8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

TRIUMPH / TROY GROVE:
Monday through Friday................8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

SERENA / SHERIDAN AREA:
Wednesday through Friday..........Call for available times

LASALLE / PERU / OGLESBY:
Monday through Friday...............7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

OTTAWA / MARSEILLES / STREATOR:
Monday through Friday...............Call for available times

For transportation information or to schedule a ride,
 call MASS at 1-815-539-7700

When possible, please call the MASS office at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a ride. This will allow you a better chance to secure the time needed. A donation is suggested for this service, and no one age 60 or over will be refused a ride due to inability to pay.

MASS also has special transportation, with volunteer drivers, available throughout our area for out-of-area medical appointments Monday through Friday. We know that some people have doctors, dentists, etc. in other towns, such as Sandwich, Ottawa, Rockford, etc.  There is a requested donation for this service.

Transportation Certificates
Ride certificates are available for our transportation services throughout MASS’ entire service area. This would make an ideal gift for anyone who uses the van, or for someone who might be thinking about it! Contact the MASS office at 815-539-7700 for more information.
Regularly Scheduled Van Transportation

Free hearing screenings are conducted at the Mendota Civic Center every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hearing aid batteries are available at the MASS office. Batteries are $6.95 for a pack of six. Used batteries are collected as well as the old fashioned “over the ear” hearing aids which are refurbished and given to clients who are unable to afford new ones. These items can also be dropped off at MASS.
Free Hearing Screenings

​MASS Potlucks
Coffee With a Cop
MASS is offering Coffee with a Cop on a quarterly basis. Our next “coffee day” is scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM. This is a chance to sit down 1 on 1 with Chief Smith and discuss concerns that are important to you. Remember ~ you don’t receive answers if you don’t ask questions! Stop in for a cup of coffee, a snack, and your chance to talk with Mendota Police.

The next Coffee with a Cop will be in April!
Driver's Review Course
MASS is offering a Rules of the Road Driver’s Review Course Monday, December 11th in the Mendota Civic Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. The course is free to everyone of any age. This course is designed to assist participants in preparing for the driving examination.  
Please call 815-539-7700 to register.
The next Rule of the Road Review Course will be held in February.
​Please bring your own table service and a dish to pass. MASS will provide the drinks.  Remember, if you don’t have time to make a dish to pass you can always put a donation in the basket. 

The upcoming potluck dates & times are: 

     Thursday, December 21, 5:30 PM   
We wish you a Merry Christmas! Our December potluck will include a festive holiday meal, and some special holiday activities. A visit from Santa is rumored, and a Christmas music sing-a-long will be part of the fun! Join us for a very merry Christmas celebration!

   Friday, January 26, 12 Noon 
Happy 2018 ~ let’s start our New Year together! Remember our potlucks move to daytime this month! Our main dish will be a variety of soups to keep us warm on a cold winter day!  

Movie Matinees at Graves Hume Library
MASS is partnering with Graves Hume Public Library in Mendota to offer you free Movies! The movie matinee is offered on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 3:00 PM at the Library.  Refreshments will be provided. Upcoming movies are:

Wednesday, November 29th – ‘The Christmas Miracle’ Thomas Kinkaid presents the heartwarming drama. Due to a snowstorm, eight strangers are forced to take refuge in an abandoned church. During their time together, they learn from one another how to manage through various personal dilemmas, and that despite their differences, through working together; they can make even the most unlikely miracles happen. This uplifting holiday story shows the real meaning of the season – kindness, understanding and love.

Wednesday, December 27th – ‘The Bucket List’ Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life; starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.

Wednesday, January 24th – ‘Marley & Me’ The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family and the neurotic dog who taught them what matters in life; starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson.


​Be A Santa To A Senior Program
MASS is once again participating in the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care of Peru. Senior names along with several gift ideas will be placed on Christmas trees throughout the Illinois Valley area. People may select a name(s) from the trees and buy a gift or gift cards for that senior. For many of the seniors, this may be the only gift they receive during the holiday season. Please help us spread some holiday cheer by selecting a name or two. The tree will be filled with names at Hy-Vee Foods in Peru from November 17th through December 11th. Gifts will be delivered the week of December 21st. Thank you for helping! 

Welcome Tuesday Euchre!
We have a new game in town!! Euchre is now being played every Tuesday at 12:00 Noon in the Feik Senior Parlor. New players are always welcome! Stop in and check out the fun!

Community Bingo
Community Bingo is held at MASS the first Monday of the month at 2:00 PM. Prizes are awarded to game winners, and anyone age 18 or older is welcome to play. Come out & join in on the fun! Refreshments are served.
Bible Study Group
A non-denominational Bible study group meets each week in the Feik Senior Parlor at the Mendota Civic Center. The study is held every Thursday at 1:30 PM and is led by Pastor Kent Svendsen from First United Methodist Church. There is no book to buy, but please bring a Bible. All are welcome to attend.