Program Enriching the Lives of Older Adults

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Published on August 31, 2010 with No Comments

Porter Senior Circle is a local chapter of Senior Circle Association, a not-for-profit organization committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and over. Their mission is to encourage the healthiest, most active lifestyle for seniors possible by providing programs that encourage continued learning, wellness, health and volunteering, coupled with a host of social activities.

“We have been a chapter for almost three years,” Cathy Goldschmidt, supervisor of Senior Circle and Healthy Woman Advisor, said. “We continue to grow in membership and currently have almost 600 members.”

For $15 a year, members get more out of life through health talks, in-hospital benefits and local business bargains. Members will also receive discounts on prescriptions, vision care and personal emergency response systems, and many more valuable member-only discounts and privileges. Goldschmidt said that many people are impressed with this value.

It is the goal of Porter Senior Circle to offer seniors in the community an outlet where they can participate in activities and share common interests with other seniors, while at the same time promoting health and wellness.

Members will experience fun and fellowship participating in a full calendar of social events

“We typically offer a variety of fitness programs and health education programs throughout the year,” Goldschmidt said.

All members receive a subscription to a bi-monthly chapter publication, and our national award-winning quarterly magazine

Porter Senior Circle welcomes anyone 50 years of age or older to become a member. For more information, contact the Senior Circle Advisor at or call 219-263-5087.


Upcoming programs:

– Annual Health Fair – At the Porter County Expo Center on Oct. 2. Senior Circle members have the opportunity to participate during special preview hours, prior to opening to the general public. We will also be providing free flu shots to our members during those preview hours.

– TalTree Senior Days – Senior Circle members can visit Taltree on Senior days at no charge.

– Prostate Health Month in September – A special presentation by Urologist Adam Perlmutter.

– Foot Health Talk – Followed by a foot screening by Mark Bruell, doctor of podiatric medicine.

– We also offer several opportunities for our members to participate in cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure screenings, held at the Duneland, Portage and Valparaiso Family YMCA’s.

Local Membership benefits include:

– Dedicated Senior Circle Advisor

– A subscription to our quarterly chapter newsletter

– Free calendar of events

– Free monthly activities

– Free exercise classes

– Free educational programs and classes

– Discounts at area shops

– Holiday events and activities

– The opportunity to participate on our Volunteer Committees

– Complimentatry private room upgrade during your hospital stay when staffing and availability

National Membership benefits include:

– Senior Circle National Web Site

– Subscription to Senior Circle’s national publication

– Toll-free member services line

– National Travel Program

– Prescription Discount

– Hearing Care Discount

– Vision Care Discount

– Emergency Response Discount with ADT

– National Car Rental Discounts

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