Our Mission: Alternatives supports the independence and quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities, and their families.

Bridges Senior Center - Aging & Disability Resource Network Partner

Ottawa and the lower 27 townships of LaSalle County, IL
Bridges is a United Way Agency with United Way of Eastern LaSalle County and United Way of the Illinois Valley

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At Open Table United Church of Christ 910 Columbus St. Ottawa on Tuesdays from 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Beginner Class
February 21, 28, March 7, 14
Register by Feb. 17
May 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by May 5
August 8, 15, 22, 29
Register by Aug. 4
Intermediate Class
March 28, April 4, 11, 18
Register by March 24
June 20, 27, July 11, 18
Register by June 16
September 19, 26, October 3, 20
Register by September 15

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Bridges is a community center that offers information, education, recreational programs and support for seniors, those who care for them and grandparents raising grandchildren.

What kind of activities do you have?

  • Information and Assistance about services and resources
  • Home and community visits to seniors who cannot travel to Bridges
  • A wide variety of workshops and classes including computer training, education on social security, public benefits & local resources

Recreation & Wellness Activities:

  • Card Games
  • Holiday Parties
  • Bingo
  • Monthly Potlucks
  • Wii Games
  • Tai Chi
  • Forever Fit Exercise
  • Walking Club
  • Health Screenings for blood pressure
  • Meals provided by Volunteer Action Center

Call 815-431-8034 or 866-331-8034 for more information on getting involved

Bridges Senior Center Satellite Office Schedule

1ST Wednesday of Every Month
Bruce Township Hall – Streator
216 N. Sterling St.
Call 815-673-2215 for appointment

3RD Wednesday of Every Month
Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living – LaSalle
18 Guinia Dr.
Call 815-431-8034 for appointment

4TH Wednesday of Every Month
American Legion Hall – Marseilles
571 Rutland St.
Call 815-431-8034 for appointment
Activity: Potluck at noon
Bingo at 1 pm with Rivershores Care Center
Marseilles Nursing Service from 11:30 to 12:30 doing free blood pressure checks

Questions please call Lynette at Bridges 815-431-8034

Bridges Senior Center, a program of Alternatives for the Older Adult, is funded in part by grants from the Illinois Department of Aging, Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging and United Way. Donations are accepted but participants will not be denied services due to inability to donate. The agency complies with the nondiscrimination regulations of the Illinois Human Rights Act; the U.S. Civil Rights Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; The Discrimination Act; The Age Discrimination Employment Act, and the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions.