Community Outreach

Meals on Wheels

Supports the independence of community members by providing a hot, well-balanced noon meal, 365 days a year. Count on our meal delivery every day between 11 am – noon; rain, sleet and snow! Meals on Wheels have been delivering hot meals in the Pontiac city limits for over 50 years. This program serves anyone – no age or income restrictions apply. The meals include a variety of cooked meats, vegetables, salads, fruits and desserts. The charge for this services is only $4.00/meal. Meal recipients are billed monthly. If you are interested in this service please call 815-844-6131 and ask for Shelly Lewis or Evelyn Alford to set up services.

SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers is a program encouraging older adults to participate in physical activities that will help them to maintain greater control of their health. It sponsors activities and social events designed to keep seniors healthy while encouraging social interaction. Many Medicare Advantage plans cover the cost to join class. Evenglow Lodge is a certified SilverSneaker Flex Site. We offer classes 5 days a week at Evenglow Lodge and two days a week in Saunemin at the Saunemin grade school. If you are interested in attending class please contact Amy Eppel at 815-844-6131.

Class Schedule for Pontiac, IL

Monday/Wednesday – Silversneaker Circuit @ 11:15 am in Evenglow’s Wellness Gym

Tuesday/Thursday – Silversneaker Cardio Strength @ 11:15 am in Evenglow’s Spring Festival Room

Sittercise

Sittercise is a free fitness class offered by Evenglow Wellness at Pontiac’s First United Methodist Church on Tuesday’s from 9:30 am – 10 am. If interested in joining class please arrive 5 minutes early.

Caregiver Support Group

Support groups bring together people facing similar issues, whether that’s illness, relationship problems or major life changes. Members of support groups often share experiences and advice. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people who are in the same situation.
While not everyone wants or needs support beyond that offered by family and friends, you may find it helpful to turn to others outside your immediate circle. A support group can help you cope better and feel less isolated as you make connections with others facing similar challenges.
Caregiver support group at Evenglow meets every other month at Evenglow Lodge’s Chapel.  Please contact Amy Eppel for more information and meeting times (815) 844-6131

Fresh Fare Cooking Demos

Evenglow has partnered with U of I Extension office to bring you live healthy cooking demos. You will learn how to make healthy, nutritious food and get a meal! Evenglow hosts these 6 times a year at Evenglow Inn (facility off Indiana Ave). Dates and topics are listed below. Please contact Amy Eppel for more information and to sign up. (815) 844-6131

Tuesday, August 14th 6-7 pm – “Making Fresh Salsa”

Homemade salsa can be a delicious and nutritious snack. Learn how to make a variety of fresh salsas, including the traditional and the untraditional.

 

Tuesday, October 16th 6-7 pm – “Simmer Up to Soup”

A bowl of homemade soup on a cold winter day can be a comforting meal. Learn how to make a variety of soups, while exploring ways to control the sodium.

 

Tuesday, December 11th 6–7pm – “Healthy Holiday Helper”

The holidays can pack on the pounds. Learn how to turn some of those traditional favorite recipes into healthier versions.