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
Daily Lunch....................11:30 AM
Pinochle Club.................12:00 PM 
Dominoes.......................1:30 PM

Tuesday:
Tai Chi...........................9:30 AM
Daily Lunch...................11:30 AM
Euchre..........................12:00 PM
Wii Bowling ...................1:30 PM

Wednesday:
Bingo.............................8:45 AM
Daily Lunch...................11:30 AM

Thursday:
Exercise Class.................8:00 AM
Daily Lunch....................11:30 AM
Quilt & Craft Club............1:00 PM

Friday:
Tai Chi ...........................9:30 AM
Daily Lunch.....................11:30 AM
Bingo..............................1:30 PM 

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

1st Thursday:
Blood Pressure Checks.....8:00 AM
& Blood Sugars
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1st & 3rd Thursday:
Hearing Screenings.........9:30 AM-3:00 PM

4th Wednesday:
Movie at the Library........3:00 PM

Please check the calendar & upcoming
events for additional & special activities!

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:
Tuesday 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 does offer special transportation trips with volunteer drivers, available to seniors 60 years or older for these ‘out-of-area’ medical appointments Monday through Friday.*  We know that some people have doctors, dentists, etc., in other town, such as Sandwich, Peoria, Rockford, etc.

*There is a suggested donation for this service and it is advisable to call early  to schedule your transportation.

Transportation Certificates
MASS has punch tickets available for our transportation services. If you are looking for a gift for someone special, this would be a great choice. 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 Our Chief
Mendota Police Chief Tom Smith is retiring in February 2019. Please join us on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 from 9 – 10 AM for coffee, pastries & conversation. We want to thank him for his many years of service and wish him a happy and relaxing retirement. Let’s give Chief Smith a “special” Mendota send-off!! 
​We invite you to join us for our monthly potlucks. The potluck times are listed below. Please bring your table service and a dish to pass. MASS supplies the meat dish and drinks. Remember, if you don’t have time to make a dish to pass you can always put a donation in the basket. 

  Thursday, December 20th, ~ 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 25th, ~ 12 Noon   
Happy 2019 ~ 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, December 26th – ‘The Christmas Shoes’ The loss and subsequent return of a pair of shoes helps a young boy give his terminally ill mother a wonderful present, while at the same time showing a heartless, workaholic lawyer the true meaning of Christmas.

Wednesday, January 24th - ‘Seabiscuit’ In the midst of the Great Depression, a businessman coping with the tragic death of his son, a jockey with a history of brutal injuries and a down-and-out horse trainer team up to help Seabiscuit, a temperamental, undersized racehorse. 

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.
Wii Bowling League

Our fall Wii bowling league competition has just ended. The league involved five talented teams. The ‘Unpredictables’ included: Diane McCully, Maxine Terry, Betty Fry & Jane Manning. ‘The Babes’ included: Karen Stefanoff, Tish Eddy, Sal Bonnell & Ellen Jones. The ‘Troublemakers’ included: Donna Ganz-Bauer, Lynda Auchstetter, Mary Louise Ambrose and Pat Miller. Mendota Lutheran Home’s team, the ‘Holy Rollers’ included: Albert Elsessor, Helen Clark, Adella Timm, Donna Klebba & Jessie Reutner. The ‘Misfits’ from the The Stough Group Senior Housing included: Bill Hein, Danny Biers, Sharon Barr & Earl Long. The winning team was ‘The Babes’! High game winners were Lynda Auchstetter & Maxine Terry! ‘The Holy Rollers’ were awarded the title of “Most Fun to Bowl With”! In January we will begin an individual tournament. Anyone who is interested in playing please attend the organizational meeting Tuesday, January 8th at 1:30 PM. Please call Leesa at MASS for more information.
A representative from the LaSalle County VAC will be at MASS the second Wednesday of every month to assist veterans with any issues they may have. They will be available from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. They will answer questions and help veterans, or their families apply for benefits. Please bring your DD-214/Discharge papers with you.   
LaSalle County Veteran's Assistance Commission