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Local Extension office to host upcoming events

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OREGON, Ill. - The local University of Illinois Extension office in Ogle County released upcoming free April events. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these programs, call 815-632-3611 by April 1.

   Don't Go It Alone: Improving Your Social Connections: April 3| 12-1 p.m. - Hub City Senior Center, Rochelle.
Research increasingly shows that social isolation and loneliness can profoundly impact the quality of life, especially for older adults. Some studies show that more than 20% of adults in the United States identify as lonely, isolated, or both. Join Kara Schweitzer, University of Illinois Extension Educator at Hub City Senior Center in Rochelle, and learn to define the difference between social isolation and loneliness and identify risk factors for both. Also, explore the various consequences of isolation and loneliness and strategies for staying connected with others. To register, please call Hub City Senior Center at 815-562-5050.

   Where to Start: Decluttering Your Home and Finances: April 8| 10-11:15 a.m. - Rock River Center, Oregon.
Do you feel overwhelmed trying to organize your belongings? Do you have a filing cabinet spilling over with financial paperwork?  By attending this program, you will explore reasons for clutter and how it makes you feel, understand what financial documents need to be kept while discussing options to discard sensitive documents, learn the benefits of decluttering and minimizing, and identify strategies to create a plan to clear your clutter. To register, call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252.

About Extension

Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.