• Third Age Living

    A program for older adults and their loved ones 

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    Third Age Living is an innovative program committed to helping older adults age well and remain independent, healthy and productive. 

    The first age of life is a time of growth -- as children, we learn the basics of living, how to walk, run, eat and play. It is a time of discovery, a time to experience the world around us. In the first age, we learn through the example of role models, people older and wiser than we are. 

    The second age begins in our early twenties -- it is a period of responsibilities, a time to make choices about our life's work, our homes, families and friends. In the second age we depend on the advice and support of older people who are examples for us. 

    Third Age Living begins in the senior years. This time can be a new and exciting period of life; a third age of opportunity, fulfillment and increased activity. 

    HSHS St. John's Hospital welcomes you to Third Age Living, a rich and varied life experience!

    Come visit us to see what all we offer! Third Age Living is located at White Oaks Mall in the upper level of the Bergner’s wing. 

    Health education and screenings

    Third Age Living offers health education classes on a wide variety of topics. Some recent topics we have covered include Chair Exercise, Getting Better Sleep, Steps to Reducing Stress and Disaster Preparedness for Seniors. Our free classes are offered at HSHS St. John’s Center for Living. We will also bring our classes to your church, senior living community, school or other group setting on request. 

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Third Age Living is looking for volunteer nurses to perform blood pressure screenings at community events. Materials are provided and commitment level can be ongoing or just a few times a year. For more information email Catherine Spannagel or call her at 217-544-6464 ex 47797.

    Ask the Pharmacist

    On the second Wednesday of every month, Third Age Living hosts Brown Bag Medication Review. Bring in your medication or provide a list of your medications, including over-the-counter medications, herbs and supplements and meet with a St. John’s pharmacist for a consultation.

    Caregiver Resource Center

    Third Age Living offers free consultation and support for people caring for loved ones in Sangamon and Logan Counties. Our caregiver specialist can help caregivers locate services in the area. Our Caregiver Resource Center contains a wealth of information for caregivers including a free Caregiver Guide. A weekly caregiver support group is offered at different times throughout the year. Contact Catherine at 217-544-6464 ext. 47797 for more information.

    Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

    Meet with our trained SHIP volunteer for information and consultation on the Medicare drug discount, Medicare supplements and other health insurance issues. 

    AARP Smart Driver Class

    Once a month, Third Age Living offers the AARP Smart Driver class. This course helps students understand the effects of aging on driving. Students over 55 who take the class will receive a discount on their care insurance. According to the course development team, traffic errors were reduced by 22% among those who had taken the course. 

    Book Club

    Third Age Living hosts a book club in the HSHS St. John’s Center for Living. A new book is selected by the group each quarter. Each book is discussed for three meetings. New members are always welcome. For more information email Catherine Spannagel or call her at 217-544-6464 ex 47797.

    Third Age Living Connection

    In July 2015 Third Age Living will begin hosting a series of  "lunch and learn" events through a sub group called Third Age Living Connection. There is a one-time fee of $10 to join Third Age Living Connection. After submitting a brief application form, members will receive a welcome packet and schedule of upcoming events. The events will feature a delicious themed lunch, giveaways and a guest speaker. The fee to attend is $8 for Connection members and $12 for non-members. After a presentation by a guest speaker, all guests are invited to play free bingo for a chance to win great prizes. Third Age Living Connection members also will receive a paper newsletter three times a year, free notary service and an invitation to attend a yearly health fair. 

    Location: 

    HSHS St. John's Hospital 
    800 E. Carpenter
    Springfield, IL 62769
    Phone: 217-757-6620 

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