Frequently Asked Questions

Issues In The News Group
Q: At what age can I join the Frisbie Senior Center (FSC)?
A:  You must be 55 years old; however, a spouse younger than 55 can also become a member.

Q:  How much is a membership?
A:  A single membership is $60.00 per year; couple memberships are $80.00 per year. Multi-year memberships and gift certificates are also available.

Q: What are the benefits of membership?
A:  There are many, but here are just a few:

  • Daily access to the Center
  • Discounted fee-based programs/activities
  • 25% discount at Once & Again Boutique
  • Member rates for day trips and eligibility for “10 for 10” trip rewards program
  • WellDyne Prescription Assistance Program
  • Senior Advisor bi-monthly newsletter subscription
  • Member rates for facility rental

Q:  Do you need to be a resident of Des Plaines to join the FSC?
A:  No.  The Frisbie Senior Center is a not-for-profit, charitable organization with no geographic limitations; the aforementioned rate structure is the same for all.

Q: Do I need to be a member to participate in activities offered at the FSC?
A: No.  Individuals are welcome to use the Center or participate in organized programs and activities, including day trips, with the understanding that there is a “Daily User Fee” and /or an adjusted program fee for non-members.

Q:  Does the FSC accept donations?
A:  Of course!  As a charitable organization, we can accept financial and in-kind donations to support the organization’s mission, and you’ll receive a receipt acknowledging your support for tax purposes.  We accept used medical equipment (in good condition), which we utilize for the Medical Closet program, or gently-used household goods and clothing, which are managed through our resale store, Once & Again Boutique.

Q:  What does the Once & Again Boutique support?
A:  Unlike other local resale/thrift stores, all proceeds generated through the Once & Again Boutique are reinvested locally and directly support the activities and programs offered at the FSC.

Q: What do I need to do if I’d like to volunteer?
A: Stop by and meet with our Program Manager; she will let you know what’s available and provide an overview of how you can get involved.

Q: How do I know what’s going on at the FSC every month?
A: You can either stop by the Center and check out the schedule of events and other postings in the lobby or you can check out the Center’s bi-monthly newsletter Senior Advisor – to learn about what’s going on.

Q: What do I need to do to start a program?
A: If you don’t find a program that you’re looking for, our staff would be happy to help get something started.  Call the FSC at 847.768.5944 or stop by and talk to our Program Manager to discuss your idea.

Q:  How does a company become a corporate partner?
A:  Call Melissa Kalliantasis 847-768-5944; she will be glad to meet with you and discuss the benefits of the FSC’s corporate partner program.