NEWS               08/10/15  

Community Services of Starke County 



Restaurant Voucher Program Ends in Koontz Lake

 The owners of Country Roads closed the restaurant June 1, 2014, thereby ending the restaurant voucher program for senior citizens.  This program was good for the seniors in the Koontz Lake area since they met regularly for lunch and socialization.  Community Services will attempt to reinstate a similar program in the area if at all possible.

Awards to Community Services of Starke County

Kankakee Valley's Operation Roundup Program awards $2,000 for the repairs needed at the North Judson Senior Center's roof and cabinetry.

Starke United Fund awarded $1,000 to Community Services to support the homemaker program in Starke County.

Community Services board and staff are very grateful to these two organizations for their continued support over the years!


Community Services of Starke will be sponsoring a new and improved AARP Driver Safety course – named "AARP Smart Driver Course".

The Smart Driver Course will be conducted at Community Services of Starke County on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

AARP’s Smart Driver Course has proven to be "effective at reducing driving errors." The participants were confident that the course would increase self-policing behaviors and overall safety.

The cost will be $15.00 for AARP members (must bring your membership card) or $20.00 for non-members; the cost includes the training and book. Persons over the age of sixty wishing to stay in for lunch will be requested to donate $2.00 towards the cost of the meal. Please call Patricia Minix, Elderly Services Program Coordinator to indicate your interest in attending a session.

As a result of completing the course, participants will learn safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash, understand the links among the driver, vehicle and road environment, learn how aging, medications, alcohol and other health-related issues affect driving ability and ways to adjust to allow for these changes, increase confidence, know how to drive safety when sharing the road, learn the newest safety and advanced features in vehicles, and learn when driving may no longer be safe.

Participants should check with their insurance company to see if they may be able to lower their vehicle insurance premium upon presentation of a certificate of completion of the AARP Smart Driver Course.





This site was last updated 08/10/15   Doug Boyle