Hello,

     My name is Yolanda Kirk and I would like to thank you for interest in our Bridges Mobile Senior Center – Aging & Disability Resource Network.  I would like to share a little about our program with you.

     Bridges is a mobile Senior Center that offers information, education, recreational programs, supports for seniors – and for those who care for them, and support for grandparents raising grandchildren.

     A few of our most frequently asked questions are “What kind of activities do you have?” and “What services do you offer?”

     Along with providing you with information and assistance about services and resources, we schedule home and community visits for seniors who cannot travel to a Bridges location.  We provide a wide variety of workshops and classes including: computer training, education on social security, and public benefits & local resources.  We also offer Recreation & Wellness Activities such as: card games, holiday parties, Bingo, monthly Potlucks, exercise and more!

     I hope you will take advantage of our services to help take away the worry and stress that often accompanies applying for benefits and locating local resources.  I would also like you to enjoy the fun and exciting activities created with you in mind!

     Please take the time to explore all of the programs offered to you here at Alternatives.  Our mission is to promote the independence and quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities, and their families.  We are committed to providing you and your family with the highest level of service possible.  Contact us to schedule an appointment or if you have any further questions.

Kind Regards,

                               Yolanda Kirk, Program Director

Bridges Community Program – Aging & Disability Resource Network


Ottawa and the lower 27 townships of LaSalle County, IL.  Bridges is a senior community center that offers information, education, recreation programs and support for older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers. It is funded in part by United Way of Eastern LaSalle County and United Way of Illinois Valley.

What kind of activities do you have?

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

Recreation and Wellness Activities

  • Card Games
  • Holiday Parties
  • BINGO
  • Monthly Potlucks
  • Tai Chi
  • Forever Fit Exercises
  • Health Screenings for blood pressure

809 21st Street, Peru, Illinois, 61354

Call (815) 431-8034 or 1-866-331-8034 for more information on getting involved.

Main Office Hours

Monday – Friday

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

1st Wednesday of Every Month

Bruce Township Hall

216 North Sterling Street, Streator, IL

Call (815) 673-2215 for an appointment.
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3rd Wednesday of the Every Month

Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living

18 Guinia Drive, LaSalle, IL

Call (815) 431-8034 for an appointment.
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4th Wednesday of Every Month

American Legion Hall

571 Rutland Street, Marseilles, IL

Call (815) 431-8034 for an appointment.
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Activity: Potluck at noon BINGO at 1:00 PM with Rivershores.

Care Center Marseilles Nursing Service from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM whom conduct free blood pressure checks.


Bridges Senior Community Center, a program of Alternatives, 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.