About Us

Peru 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 the United Way of Eastern LaSalle County and United Way of Illinois Valley.


  • Promote personal and improve the self image of older people
  • Respond to the individuals needs and interests
  • Respond to individual difference such as lifestyle, ethnicity, values, experiences, needs, interests, abilities, skills, age and health status.

Bridges History

Bridges Community Center; a program of Alternatives opened its doors in 2003 under an amendment to the Older Americans Act of 1965. the act is a Federal law created to help older Americans live in their homes with safety and dignity as long as possible with appropriate services and support. We are part of a vast, national network of services and programs to protect the rights and support the needs of older Americans.

Hours of Operation

Open 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

Our office is closed all major holidays, including Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day.

Staff and Advisory Board Members


Executive Director of Alternatives: Kathy Weiman
Director of Bridges Community: Erin Hanna
Bridges Program Coordinator: David Trenor
Information and Assistance/Outreach Specialist: Jennifer Johnson

Board Members

Megan Forristall
Tammy Humpage
John Wayland
Amy Gillespie
Jessica Slayton


Would you like to volunteer for us? View the information below and email us your application if you are interested at Bridges@alternativesforyou.org

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