Welcome to Bridges Community Center

An Aging and Disability Resource Center

Cedar Point · Dana · Dimmick · Farm Ridge ·Jonesville · Grand Ridge · La Salle · Leonore · Lostant · Lowell · Marseilles
Naplate · Oglesby · Ottawa · Peru · Ransom · Rutland · Seneca · Streator · Tonica · Utica · Wedron

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


Director’s Message about Bridges…..

       The primary mission of Alternatives is to keep individuals in their homes in the community, healthy and safe.  Nearly two in 10 Americans aged 70 and older state they either cannot, or find it difficult, to live independently and accomplish daily tasks without getting help from caregivers or community resources. 

       At Bridges Community Center, we work with seniors, individuals with disabilities, and their family and caregivers to access federal, state, and local benefit programs and services.  The goal is to enable these individuals to stay in their communities, contributing their knowledge, resources and accomplish their goals of staying at home independently. 

       Serving 27 townships in LaSalle County is a tall order.  Bridges Community Center’s services are built on a unique mobile senior center model.  This model allows us to go where the people in the communities we serve are located.  Currently we provide services in our main Peru office, and satellite locations in Ottawa, LaSalle, Marsailles, and Streator.  Rather than asking individuals to find us, we’re reaching out to them and meeting in familiar locations within their towns and townships.

       Thank you for finding us and please contact us with any questions or needs you may have.  Bridges’ dedicated staff and volunteers are here to help! We are honored to serve you.

To Your Health,

                       Erin Hanna, Program Director

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 of Discrimination Employment Act and the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions.


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