Seniors Program Newsletter North

The Chicago Lighthouse North
February 2017

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Calendar of Events

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

Book Club for Seniors
Monday 2/27
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 will discuss Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice. The novel is set in England in the early 19th century & tells the story of Mr. & Mrs. Bennet’s five unmarried daughters after two gentlemen have moved into their neighborhood: the rich & eligible Mr. Bingley, and his status-conscious friend, the even richer & more eligible Mr. Darcy. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy is disdainful of local society & repeatedly clashes with the Bennets’ lively second daughter, Elizabeth. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, & marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.

Pride and Prejudice retains the fascination of modern readers, consistently appearing near the top of lists of “most-loved books” among both literary scholars and the general public. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, with over 20 million copies sold, and paved the way for many archetypes that abound in modern literature.

Continuing interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen’s memorable characters or themes.

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 2/27 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!

Monthly Events at a Glance

2/27    Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
2/27    Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Please direct all program inquiries & RSVPs to:

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


The Chicago Lighthouse North
March 2017

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TIME CHANGE REMINDER:

Daylight Saving Time is on Sunday, March 12 so don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour. If you need help resetting your clock/watch, bring it into The Lighthouse so that we can assist you with this task.

OUT OF OFFICE:

Melissa will be out of the office at the end of the month. As a result, support group & book club will take place on Monday, March 20. Please make note of the change in schedule in your calendar.

Calendar of Events

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

Art Appreciation – *NOTE NEW TIME*
Wednesdays 3/01, 3/15
1 – 2:30 p.m.

On MARCH 1, we will explore the Paris salon of American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector, Gertrude Stein.

On MARCH 15, we will explore the work of Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat, Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE.

This series is led by Philip Cameron, a Visually Impaired Artist with a Master of Arts and Art Therapy through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Please RSVP.

Assistive Technology Group Demonstration –
Wearable devices that can help you:
Monday, 3/06
2 – 4 p.m.

The future is here! Imagine pointing to a magazine article & having it read out loud to you! Imagine the ingredients on a can of soup being read to you! Imagine identifying people, objects & text simply by pointing or using your voice. Imagine zooming in on a sign that is across the street! All of this is possible with wearable technology.

In this session, you will be able to experience glasses that zoom in, recognize people & objects, & read text out loud. Experience first-hand the state-of-the-art devices: NuEyes, OrCam and eSight, all of which are available through The Chicago Lighthouse.

Class size is kept small for maximum learning so you MUST register in advance.

Audio Descriptive Movie – JOY
Friday 3/17
11:15 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.

JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations, & centers on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty & becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence & the scars of love pave the road in this intense emotional & human comedy about becoming a true boss of family & enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside & outside the family, as Joy’s inner life & fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Starring Oscar Winners Jennifer Lawrence & Robert De Niro, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, & love.

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

Book Club for Seniors – *NOTE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE*
Monday 3/20
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 NY Times best-selling novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  A.J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, & now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over– & see everything anew. As surprising as it is moving, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation & second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, & why we love.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course
Thursday, 3/02, 10 – 11 a.m.
Thursday, 3/23, 2 – 3 p.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, 3/02, 11 a.m. – noon
Thursday, 3/30, 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 Workshop – FACETIME
Thursday, 3/23, 3 – 4 p.m.
Thursday, 3/30, 11 a.m. – noon

Keep in touch with family & friends all over the world.

In these workshops, you will learn how to create a free audio call & a video call on your iPad/iPhone. If you already own an iPad/ iPhone please bring it along with your Apple ID & Password. If you do not have a device, an iPad will be provided to you to use during class.

You MUST register in advance.

Low Vision Support Group – *NOTE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE*
Monday, 3/20
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!

Music Trivia
Friday, 3/17
1 – 2 p.m.

Join in the fun for a few rounds of MUSIC TRIVIA. At the end of the game, the person with the most correct answers will win the title of music trivia champion and receive a prize!

Monthly Events at a Glance

3/01    Art Appreciation, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
3/02    iPad/iPhone – Beginner’s, 10 – 11 a.m.
3/02    iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 11 a.m. – noon
3/06    Wearable Assistive Technology, 2 – 4 p.m.
3/15    Art Appreciation, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
3/17    Music Trivia, 1 – 2 p.m.
3/17    Audio Descriptive Movie, 2 – 4 p.m.
3/20     ****Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
3/20     ****Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
**** Notes a change in the usual monthly schedule.
3/23    iPad/iPhone – Beginner’s, 2 – 3 p.m.
3/23    iPad/iPhone – Facetime, 3 – 4 p.m.
3/30    iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 10 – 11 a.m.
3/30    iPad/iPhone – Facetime, 11 a.m. – noon


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.