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Book Buddies
"Smart & Savvy Women" 3 part series of programs with seminars geared towards women 
3rd and final part to the women's series: "Savvy Women, Smart Investors" on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at 6:00pm
Troy Township Shredding Event and Medical Disposal, Saturday, October 7,2017 from 9:00am - 11:00am
Game Day "Bridge" on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 1:30-3:00
AARP Medicare 101 on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:00pm 
Alden Estates of Shorewood Short-Term Rehabilitation Center Donates AED to Troy Township Community Center

News, Notes & Event Details

Book Buddies 

This program pairs older adults with preschool age children in the local community as “book buddies”. The “book buddies” will read books to one another, talk about the stories, and end the time with a craft which they can do together.

Free for all preschool aged children and seniors who reside within the Troy Township and/or the Shorewood-Troy Public Library boundaries.
The fall/winter sessions will be held as follows:    

• Thursday, September 28, 2017; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Thursday, October 26; 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• Thursday, January 25, 2018; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Thursday, February 22, 2018; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
* No program in November or December due to the holidays.
All “book buddies” programs will be held at the Troy Township Community Center located at 25448 Seil Rd., in Shorewood.

For questions and to register, please call Angela at 815-744-1963. 

Click here for Fall / Winter program flyer.             

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"Smart & Savvy Women" Series"

Troy Township will host a free 3 part series of programs with seminars geared towards women called “Smart & Savvy Women” Gather your girlfriends and family members and attend each of these presentations which are informative and helpful to women. 

Below is the list of presentations:                                                 

July 20, 2017 - "Welcome to the POWER ZONE" presented by Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeon, Dr. Diane Drugas, and her nurse Practitioner, Margaret Hornung, from Presence Medical Group.

August 17, 2017 - "Women & Girls Self-Defense" sponsored by State Representative Mark Batinick and presentation by ON LIGHT.

September 19, 2017 -  “Savvy Women, Smart Investors” hosted by Adam Underhill of Edward Jones and Christian Haymond of MFS.
For more information on each presentation, open the "Smart & Savvy Women" flyer and click on the presentation and it will bring to that flyer.

All of these presentations are free to Troy Township residence and will be held at the Troy Township Community Center located at 25448 Seil Rd. in Shorewood. For more information or to RSVP contact Angela at 815-744-1963 or email

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"Savvy Women, Smart Investors"

Your future financial foundation may depend on what you know today.  

Join Adam Underhill, Edward Jones and Christian Haymond, MFS  as they present “Savvy Women, Smart Investors Take Charge of Their Financial Future”. Women today face unique financial pressures, whether they are raising a family, caring for parents or saving toward their own  long-term goals. They will discuss balancing your goals with your current needs, along with education planning, retirement and care for aging parents. They will review these challenges and offer tips specifically geared toward women to help them plan accordingly.

This is the last in the "Smart & Savvy Women" series, this free seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Rd in Shorewood. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by Sept.12th to Angela at 815-744-1963 or

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Troy Township Shredding Event and Medical Disposal

Troy Township will host its semi-annual Shredding Event on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Troy Township residents can bring their personal papers and documents to the township parking lot on the west side of the township offices and community center to be shredded by ShredX.  Each resident must show proof of township residency and is allowed to have two letter size file or copy paper boxes shredded.  Shredding is for personal papers only. Shredding for business purposes is not allowed. Please be courteous to other residents and abide by the two box limit.

Troy Township will once again partner with the Shorewood Police Department and will be offering medication disposal along with the shredding event. Township residents can bring their unneeded medication so that it can be disposed of properly.

Make sure to bring only residentially generated medication items. No medications from businesses or doctor’s offices will be accepted. Use a permanent marker to black out your name or personal information on the label. Or you may empty your pills in a plastic baggie.

Needles appropriately contained within an approved sharps container will now be accepted at the event! Chicago Crime Scene Cleanup has agreed to partner with us and will be onsite to collect and properly dispose of the needles. IMPORTANT….only needles that are properly contained within an approved sharps container will be accepted. You can purchase approved sharps containers at most drug stores or pharmacies.

A list of accepted medications are available on the flyer link below.

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Game Day "Bridge"

Calling all beginner and advanced Bridge players to come and play Bridge on Thursday, October 12th from 1:30 - 3:00 at Troy Township Community Center at 25448 Seil Rd. in Shorewood. Game day is free for all Troy Township residence, so gather your friends and make new ones at this fun event.

This event and light refreshments are sponsored by: Heritage Woods of Minooka, an affordable assisted lifestyle community for the older adult.

Please RSVP by Tues. Oct. 10th by calling Angela at 815-744-1963 or email

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AARP Medicare 101

Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15th so join AARP of Illinois for Medicare 101: Your Questions Answered. Find out more about Medicare and get your questions answered. Whether you're currently on Medicare, you're about to become eligible or you're a caregiver for someone on Medicare, this presentation is for you. You will find out important information about how the Affordable Care Act impact Medicare beneficiaries. This is a Free presentation.

AARP Medicare 101 will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Troy Township Community Center at 25448 Seil Rd. in Shorewood.

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 18th by calling Angela at 815-744-1963 or email

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 Alden Estates of Shorewood Short-Term Rehabilitation Center Donates AED to Troy Township Community Center -Township Supervisor Joseph D. Baltz is pleased to announce the donation of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) by Alden Estates of Shorewood to the Troy Township Community Center. Alden Estates of Shorewood is a short-term rehabilitation center. 
AEDs are easy-to-use devices that can restore a regular heartbeat to someone undergoing cardiac arrest or other life-threatening cardiac conditions. Because time is of the essence when someone is having a cardiac emergency, AEDs help save thousands of lives each year. 

“Our Community Center is used almost daily and we are excited to be able to add this safety feature for our visitors; at no cost to our local tax payers. We are extremely grateful to Alden Estates of Shorewood for this generous donation,” said Supervisor Baltz. 

Alden Estates of Shorewood also purchased a special case for the AED, which will be placed on a wall at the Township Community Center. 
“We’re pleased to be able to support Troy Township in creating a safe and healthful environment for those visiting the Community Center,” said Annette Borcky, RN, administrator at Alden Estates of Shorewood. “community centers are an important way of keeping people engaged, especially seniors, which is an essential aspect to staying healthy as we age.” 

Alden Estates of Shorewood sponsored a lunch for the Troy Township Seniors on Wednesday, August 19th and unveiled the new piece of equipment. 

Alden Estates of Shorewood is a five-star facility offering transitional care, short-term rehabilitation and post-acute services throughout the southwestern suburbs. Since it opened in May 2012, Alden Estates of Shorewood has been setting the standard in transitional care and exceptional customer service with its well-known Optimal Rehabilitation Therapy Program, luxurious accommodations and five-star amenities. The Optimal Rehabilitation Program offers intensive therapy daily to get you back on your feet – and home – as quickly and safely as possible. For more information on Alden Estates of Shorewood visit or call 815-230-8700. 

Pictured (l-r) are from Troy Township: Jennifer Dylik, Administrator; Lisa Imbody, Community Services Director; Joseph D. Baltz, Supervisor, and from Alden Estates of Shorewood: Annette Borcky, Administrator; Ashley Bolyn, Assistant Administrator; Margaret Claussen, Account Manager.   

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls


Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling?  Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself.  People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.  Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends.  A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent.

A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is an eight week course and is offered by a sponsorship from and a partnership between the Troy Fire Protection District and Troy Township. Classes will be held at the Troy Township Community Center located at 25448 Seil Road in Shorewood. The eight week course is scheduled to be held on September 15, 22, and 29; October 6, 13, and 20; and November 3 and 10. Each class will be 2 hours each, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  The instructors are from the Troy Fire Protection District and Troy Township. This course is FREE to all Troy Township residents. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.

Please call 815-744-1963 to register or for more information.

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