Seniors Program Newsletter North

The Chicago Lighthouse North
November 2017

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NOVEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT:

In honor of Thanksgiving, The Chicago Lighthouse will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24.

We hope you have a wonderful & joyous holiday.

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings.” – William Arthur Ward

Calendar of Events

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at the Chicago Lighthouse North at 222 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025. Please call (847) 510-6200 to RSVP for all events.

Audio Descriptive Movie – Gifted
Friday, 11/17
2 – 3:45 p.m.

This movie will be shown with audio description which uses narration in an attempt to describe visual content which is helpful for maximum enjoyment.

Living in rural Florida, Frank (Chris Evans) is guardian to young Mary (Mckenna Grace), a seven-year-old genius, taking over the responsibility of raising the child when his mathematician sister passes away. Fully aware of her amazing brain power, Frank is determined to keep his niece normal, sending her to public school where she’s unchallenged, raising concern from Bonnie (Jenny Slate), Mary’s teacher. Trying to maintain a sense of sanity around Mary’s whirring mind, Frank is tested in full when his estranged mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), arrives from Boston, determined to win custody and expose the child to math equations even top minds can’t crack, hoping such mental capacity has been passed down to the next generation. Trying to stop the separation is Frank, who faces off against Evelyn in court, with her lawyer working to expose the uncle’s shortcomings as a guardian, leaving him with little ground to stand on as the legal system decides custody. “Gifted delivers a warm, heartstring-plucking message about our inbuilt need to love and be loved. It proudly proclaims the self-sacrificial, life-changing joys of family.”

Rated PG-13. Popcorn will be served.

Book Club for Seniors – Fahrenheit 451
Monday, 11/27
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Most participants will use the free Talking Books player. The audio book player will be mailed to you at no cost, as well as all audio books. We can help you complete an application if you are not yet enrolled in the program. Friends, family members & caretakers are invited to participate as well. Please RSVP.

This month we’ll discuss the award-winning novel by Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where TV rules & literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction & ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life & wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her TV “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear & to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide & Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, & when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course
Thursday, 11/09, 10 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, 11/15, 10 – 11 a.m.

These sessions are designed for people who have no prior experience using an iPad or iPhone. This hands-on session will highlight the built-in accessibility features on your device: Zoom, VoiceOver, Large Text, Bold Text, Contrast Options & Magnifier. Whether you already own a device or are just considering purchasing one, this class will help you get started. If you already own a device, please bring it.

If you do not have one, an iPad will be provided. Class size is kept small for maximum learning so you MUST register in advance.

iPad/iPhone Training – Intermediate Course
Thursday, 11/09, 11 a.m. – noon
Thursday, 11/30, 10 – 11 a.m.

These hands-on sessions are designed for people who have prior experience using an iPad or iPhone. We will highlight the built in-apps that are already installed on your device: Calendar, eMail, Clock, Browsing the Internet with Safari, iMessage, Notes, Contacts, Health and Fitness & more.

Whether you already own a device or are just considering purchasing one, this class will help you learn how to use the basic built-in apps.  If you already own an iPad/iPhone please bring it. If you do not have a device, an iPad will be provided to you to use during class. Class size is kept small for maximum learning so you MUST register in advance.

iPad/iPhone Training – Workshop Focus – Voiceover
Wednesday, 11/15, 11 a.m. – noon
Thursday, 11/30, 11 a.m. – noon

In these sessions, you’ll learn how to use the VoiceOver capabilities which can be extremely helpful for people who are blind/visually impaired so that you can get the most out of your iPad, iPhone &/or Apple Watch. VoiceOver is a screen reader that lets you know what’s happening on your screen & helps you navigate even if you can’t see your screen. Touch the screen to hear what’s under your finger, then use gestures to control your device. VoiceOver works with the apps that come with your iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch. Learn how to send a message, check your email, get directions, set your alarm clock, read a web page & more. iPads will be provided but if you have your device, please bring it.

Class size is limited so you MUST pre-register in advance.

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 11/27
10 – 11 a.m.

Join us for this interactive exchange of ideas and information to increase your knowledge and help you retain your independence while getting the support you need. There is much to learn and share amongst everyone!

Trivia!
Friday, 11/17
1 – 2 p.m.

Join in the fun for a few rounds of TRIVIA.

This program will not only be fun but it will give your brain a workout! At the end of the game, the person with the most correct answers will win the title of trivia champion and receive a prize!

Potluck Party
Monday, 11/27
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

It’s time for another reservation at your favorite Glenview establishment!

Pull up a chair and join us for this tasty time.  Please bring an item to share – homemade or store-bought – all delicious dishes are welcome (even Thanksgiving leftovers)!  Call to make your reservation.

Monthly Events at a Glance

11/15    iPad for Beginners, 10 – 11 a.m.
11/15    iPad Workshop – VoiceOver, 11 a.m. – noon
11/17    Trivia, 1 – 2 p.m.
11/17    Audio Descriptive Movie, 2 – 3:45 p.m.
11/27    Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
11/27    Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
11/27    Potluck Party, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
11/30    iPad for Intermediate Users, 10 – 11 a.m.
11/30    iPad Workshop – VoiceOver, 11 a.m. – noon


Please direct all program inquiries & RSVPs to:

Melissa Wittenberg
Senior Director
(847) 510-6200
Email Melissa


The Chicago Lighthouse North
December 2017

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YOUR IMPUT IS REQUESTED – FUTURE PROGRAMMING:

We want to hear from you! Are there any in-house programs that you’d like the Lighthouse to consider offering in the future? We value your input so please let us know what you think is missing from the current programming.
Please contact Melissa.

DECEMBER CLOSURES:

On December 15th, Lighthouse North in Glenview will be closed – all staff will work from our main Chicago location that day. In addition,

The Chicago Lighthouse will be closed on December 25th & 26th.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Calendar of Events

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at the Chicago Lighthouse North at 222 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025. Please call (847) 510-6200 to RSVP for all events.

Audio Descriptive Movie – Collateral Beauty
Thursday, 12/14
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

This movie will be shown with audio description which uses narration in an attempt to describe visual content which is helpful for maximum enjoyment.

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. This film stars the following Academy Award nominees & winners:Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Naomie Harris, and Keira Knightley.

This film is rated PG-13.  Popcorn will be served.

Book Club for Seniors **NOTE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
Monday, 12/18
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Most participants will use the free Talking Books player. The audio book player will be mailed to you at no cost, as well as all audio books. We can help you complete an application if you are not yet enrolled in the program. Friends, family members & caretakers are invited to participate as well. Please RSVP.

This month, we will discuss the bestselling biography by Kate Clifford Larson, “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter.” Joe & Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, & traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled — a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful & glamorous family. Major new sources — Rose Kennedy’s diaries & correspondence, school & doctors’ letters, & exclusive family interviews — bring Rosemary alive as a girl adored but left far behind by her competitive siblings.

Kate Larson reveals both the sensitive care Rose & Joe gave to Rosemary & then — as the family’s standing reached an apex — the often desperate & duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early twenties. Finally, Larson illuminates Joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age 23, & the family’s complicity in keeping the secret. Rosemary delivers a profoundly moving coda: JFK visited Rosemary for the first time while campaigning in the Midwest; she had been living isolated in a Wisconsin institution for nearly 20 years. Only then did the siblings understand what had happened to Rosemary & bring her home for loving family visits. It was a reckoning that inspired them to direct attention to the plight of the disabled, transforming the lives of millions.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course
Wednesday, 12/06, 10 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, 12/20, 10 – 11 a.m.

These sessions are designed for people who have no prior experience using an iPad or iPhone. This hands-on session will highlight the built-in accessibility features on your device: Zoom, VoiceOver, Large Text, Bold Text, Contrast Options & Magnifier. Whether you already own a device or are just considering purchasing one, this class will help you get started. If you already own a device, please bring it.

If you do not have one, an iPad will be provided. Class size is kept small for maximum learning so you MUST register in advance.

iPad/iPhone Training – Intermediate Course
Monday, 12/11, 10 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, 12/20, 11 a.m. –  noon

These hands-on sessions are designed for people who have prior experience using an iPad or iPhone. We will highlight the built in-apps that are already installed on your device: Calendar, eMail, Clock, Browsing the Internet with Safari, iMessage, Notes, Contacts, Health and Fitness & more.

Whether you already own a device or are just considering purchasing one, this class will help you learn how to use the basic built-in apps.  If you already own an iPad/iPhone please bring it. If you do not have a device, an iPad will be provided to you to use during class. Class size is kept small for maximum learning so you MUST register in advance.

iPad/iPhone Training – Shopping Workshop
Wednesday, 12/06, 11 a.m. – noon
Monday, 12/11, 11 a.m. – noon

Learn how to shop for the holidays (or anytime of the year) using your iPad or iPhone. Search for gifts, create a wish list, add items to a shopping cart, check out, have the items delivered or choose to pick them at a local store, etc. We will also search for the best price in multiple stores & track our purchases/deliveries. Learn how to shop in the comfort of your own home! iPads will be provided or feel free to bring your own iPad or iPhone.

Class size is limited so you MUST pre-register in advance.

Low Vision Support Group **NOTE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE
Monday, 12/18
10 – 11 a.m.

Join us for this interactive exchange of ideas and information to increase your knowledge and help you retain your independence while getting the support you need. There is much to learn and share amongst everyone!

Trivia!
Thursday, 12/14
10 – 10:30 a.m.

Join in the fun for a few rounds of TRIVIA.

This program will not only be fun but it will give your brain a workout! At the end of the game, the person with the most correct answers will win the title of trivia champion and receive a prize!

Holiday Potluck Party & Cookie Exchange
Monday, 12/18
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with food! Please bring a dish to share and your favorite cookies to swap with others, whether they are homemade or store-bought. Gluten-free and diabetic-friendly treats are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your appetite.

RSVP with the dish that you’re bringing to Melissa.

Monthly Events at a Glance

12/06    iPad/iPhone Beginners, 10 – 11 a.m.
12/06    iPad/iPhone – Shopping, 11 a.m. – noon
12/11    iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 10 – 11 a.m.
12/11    iPad/iPhone – Shopping, 11 a.m. – noon
12/14    Trivia, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
12/14    Movie, 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12/15    CLOSED
12/18****Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
12/18****Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
**** Notes a change in the usual monthly schedule.
12/18    Holiday Potluck Party, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
12/20    iPad/iPhone Beginners, 10 – 11 a.m.
12/20    iPad/iPhone Intermediate, 11 a.m. – noon
12/25     CLOSED
12/26    CLOSED


Please direct all program inquiries & RSVPs to:

Melissa Wittenberg
Senior Director
(847) 510-6200
Email Melissa

Locations & Contact

The Chicago Lighthouse North
222 Waukegan Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 510-6200
Monday – Friday
9 a.m – 5 p.m.