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Miller Senior Citizens' Center Services

The Miller Center offers a variety of services to Pekin area seniors. Following the listed items are more detailed descriptions of each service. For more information, please call the Miller Center at (309) 346-5210.

 

AARP TAX AIDE
AARP provides trained tax preparers to help you prepare your taxes. Bring last year's tax return, proof of identification and anything needed for filing. Reserve a spot by calling the Miller Center at (309) 346-5210.

  • Monday afternoons, February - April 15. 
    Donations support the Miller Center.

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ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE
Donate your aluminum cans at the reception desk of the Miller Center. We'll recycle - proceeds will support Miller Center programs, activities and services.

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BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 10:30 AM, Sponsored by Pekin Hospital Home Health

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CLASSES

AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE
This course includes the Rules of the Road and the skills and dangers of driving. Illinois state law requires insurance companies to give a premium reduction to all persons 55 and over who complete this accident prevention course. Registration limited to first 35 applicants. This driver safety program is offered to seniors at the Miller Center in cooperation with AARP.

  • 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., McNaughton Lounge
    Advanced fee $15 (AARP Members) and $20 (non-members).
  • Call (309) 682-8521 to reserve your space.

QUILT AND CROCHET
Do you want to learn to quilt?  Join our fun group.

  • Fridays, 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
  • Fee $5 session or $35 for 8 weeks.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASS
Learn the essentials of ballroom dance. Let's get on the dance floor and have some fun!

  • Mondays, 8 week sessions, Room B, Fees resident couples $50, non-resident couples $60; resident singles $30, non-resident singles $35. Call the Miller Center at (309) 346-5210 for beginning session dates.

COMPUTER CLASSES
Call the Miller Center or stop by for list of classes.

EXERCISE CLASS
Chair exercises. Come giggle and get fit. Sponsored by OSF Home Health Care Services.

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:00 -9:45 a.m., Room B,
  • Fee $1.50

LINE DANCE CLASS
Short movement sequences are taught and done to a variety of music. Previous experience is not necessary.

  • Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Room B
  • Fee $3

RULES OF THE ROAD COURSE
Secretary of State's Office provides a free Rules of the Road course for seniors to prepare for their driver's license renewal. 

  • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.,  McNaughton Lounge, Check calendar for dates.

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COMPUTER LAB
Feel free to come and use our up-dated computer lab.  Sponsors include Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Insurance & Century Link provides our internet service.

  • Mondays thru Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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POPCORN FRIDAY
POP on into the Miller Center! A yummy treat for all visitors. Timbercreek Rehab and Health Care Center provides this service.

  • Fridays.

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"REFLECTIONS" NEWSLETTER
The "Reflections" monthly newsletter can be picked up at the Miller Center at the beginning of each month, or click on the link below. Henderson Funeral Home and Liberty Village of Pekin, Pekin Manor & Pekin Estates are our sponsors.

May Newsletter

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ROOM RENTALS
The Miller Center is an ideal location for wedding receptions, anniversaries, showers, banquets, or private meetings.  We have two spacious areas that may be rented to accommodate up to 250 guests. The beautiful McNaughton Lounge is a wonderful location for small parties or gatherings for groups of 35 or less.

  • Call (309) 346-5210 for rates.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Helping Yourself Heal - Life Support Group
Helping yourself heal through the transitions of life. Sponsored by Preston Hanley Funeral Home.

  • 1st Wednesdays of each month, 1:00pm Mc Naughton Lounge
  • Fee: Free

 

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TAZEWELL COUNTY SENIOR MEALS

Too much trouble to cook for one? Tired of eating alone? Then join us at the Tazewell County Senior Meal Program located at the Miller Center in Pekin. The program serves a nutritious noon meal Monday thru Friday at 11:30 a.m. Congregate nutrition sites represent what a community is all about . . . socialization, volunteerism, creativity, and teamwork. Periodically, we provide entertainment and educational programs. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance and can be made by calling (309) 347-2801. If transportation is an issue, call the Miller Center at (309) 346-5210. We can provide transportation to and from the Center.

Our home delivered meal is more than just a plate of food for many of the homebound seniors in the community. It is often the key to independent living and is an essential part of their lives. These meals provide nutritional support as well as contact with the outside world through our drivers. Meals are delivered Monday thru Friday. For more information on how to obtain home delivered meals for yourself or someone else, call (309) 346-5237.

These programs are operated by the Neighborhood House and Central Illinois Agency on Aging and utilizes grant funds and donations. There is a suggested donation of $3 for anyone 60 or older for on site meals.

Anyone under 60 are required to pay $5.00.

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TRANSPORTATION
Do you need a ride to or from the Miller Center for programs, activities, or the senior meal? Do you need a ride to your doctor's or dentist's office, grocery store, or other appointments? It's our pleasure to serve you! Pekin United Way supports Miller Center Transportation. Simply call in advance for your reservation.

  • 8:30 - 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
  • Donations are appreciated but not required.

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WALK FOR A RIDE
Annual Fundraiser Walk to support Miller Center transportation and vehicle replacement. 

For more information, call (309) 346-5210.

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