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Gordon Behrents Senior Center


To provide an array of services/supports based on client choice to enhance and maintain the individual's dignity, independence, and quality of life, prevent premature and unnecessary long term care placement, and provide respite to families and caregivers.


All staff receive more than 25 hours of initial formal training, more than 18 hours of annual training, and on-the-job training. The training provided is tailored to address specific needs of senior adults.


Costs vary with each individual, depending upon the funding sources available. These sources may include the Illinois Department on Aging, Office of Rehabilitation, Veterans Administration and WIAAA. A no-cost assessment is made at the time of the initial home visit. Days of attendance and fees are discussed at that time.


All staff are trained to work with special needs of individuals with Alzheimer's or related disorders. Activities and programs of interest are provided daily.


Our adult day-service site meets accessibility requirements, comfortably serving individuals with special needs. Staff members are available to assist with various personal needs. We also maintain a specially-equipped transportation fleet, which includes lift vehicles.

Gordon Behrents Endowment

This endowment fund was established by Thrive's Board of Directors and named after the late Dr. Gordon Behrents. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to Gordon Behrents Senior Center and, when possible, to other specific projects involving individuals 60 years of age and older who have some physical/mental limitations.

Programs & Services

  • Socialization & Leisure Activities

  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living as Necessary

  • Meals, Including Special Diets

  • Daily Exercise

  • Intergenerational Program

  • Medication & General Health Monitoring

  • Transportation to & from the Center

  • Community Outings

  • Support Group for Family Members

  • Individualized Plan of Care

  • Licensed Nurses on Staff

"The staff is very friendly, caring, and a lot of fun to be around! I think all seniors should give GBSC a chance - we have a lot of fun here!" 

- GBSC Participant

"It is a good place to have when you don't want to spend your days alone. I feel good when I walk into the center!"

- GBSC Participant

"Gordon Behrents starts my week on Monday and ends it on Friday. What a wonderful difference those days contribute to my enjoyment of life."

- GBSC Participant

Contact Gordon Behrents Senior Center at 309-344-2520 or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Gordon Behrents Senior Center is a United Way Agency.

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