Seniors Program Newsletter North

The Chicago Lighthouse North
September 2017

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SEPTEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT:

In honor of Labor Day, The Chicago Lighthouse will be closed on Monday, September 4th.

SEPTEMBER MUSINGS:

“By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” – H.H. Jackson

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

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.

Art Appreciation
Wednesday, 9/20
1 – 3:30 p.m.

Please join us for the last class of the year. Due to low attendance, art will no longer be offered at Lighthouse North for this year. While we hope to be able to bring this offering back next year, it will be dictated by the level of interest.

This session will focus on Western Art in the 21st Century. Featured topics will include: environmental art, installation, light art, and performance art, as well as the works of Yayoi Kusama, Andy Goldsworthy, Bruce Munro, and Marina Abramovich. This class 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.

Audio Descriptive Movie – Loving
Friday, 9/29
10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

This movie will be shown with audio description which uses narration in an attempt to describe visual content.

In 1958, in the state of Virginia, the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal. When Richard and Mildred fall in love, they are aware of the eyes staring at them and the words said behind their backs. It is when they get married, however, that words and looks become actions, and the two are arrested.

The couple decide to take their case all of the way to the Supreme Court in order to fight for their love in this passionate and gripping drama that critics are calling “a masterpiece.”

Rated PG-13.

Book Club for Seniors –
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Monday, 9/25
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 #1 New York Times Bestseller and hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943.

When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course
Wednesday, 9/06, 10 – 11 a.m.
Monday, 9/18, 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
Wednesday, 9/06, 11 a.m. – noon
Thursday, 9/14, 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 –
Finding Resources for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Thursday, 9/14, 11 a.m. – noon
Monday, 9/18, 3 – 4 p.m.

In these workshops, you will learn how to use your iPad/iPhone to discover resources for people with reduced vision. Learn about Talking Books, Uber, navigating websites that are accessible, networking with people who are visually impaired, learning more about your eye condition via the internet, emerging technologies and more. If you have an iPad/iPhone, please bring it. If you don’t, an iPad one will be provided for you. To download apps, you’ll need your Apple ID and password.

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

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 9/25
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!

YOUR INPUT IS REQUESTED: FUTURE PROGRAMMING

We want to hear from you! Are there 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.  Contact Melissa!

EXCELLENCE IN AGING

This free educational program for seniors will take place at the Park Center at 2400 Chestnut Avenue in Glenview. If you would like to attend, you must RSVP in advance at the phone number provided.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY SEPTEMBER 11:
Call: (224) 234-2450 or go online.

Educate. Equip. Empower.

This free seminar is designed to educate, equip & empower older adults & the people who care about them with resources available in the community & tools to make informed decisions.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY: Victoria Braund, MD

Director of Geriatrics, NorthShore University HealthSystem and Medical Director, Brandel Health & Rehab

BREAKOUT SESSIONS INCLUDE:

  • Does Your Family Know Your Wishes? Don’t Leave Them in the Dark
  • Scams Against Seniors and How to Protect Yourself Against Financial Exploitation
  • Rise up Against Falls
  • Laughter For The Health Of It
  • Understanding Social Media: Skype andFacebook
  • Memory Moments

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017:

  • 8:30 a.m. Check-in at the Park Center, The East Wing

2400 Chestnut Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Seminar

Monthly Events at a Glance

9/20    Art Appreciation, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
9/25    Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
9/25    Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
9/29    Audio Descriptive Movie, 10 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
October 2017

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OCTOBER ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Chicago Lighthouse North will close at 3pm on Thursday, October 12th.

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 – La La Land
Friday, 10/20
1:30 – 3:45 p.m.

La La Land, recipient of six Academy Awards, tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

Rated PG-13. Popcorn will be served.

Book Club for Seniors –
Be Frank with Me
Monday, 10/30
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 Be Frank With Me by Johnson, Julia Claiborne. Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies — with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.

When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she’s put to work right away as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer’s eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders. As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank’s father is, how his gorgeous “piano teacher and itinerant male role model” Xander fits into the Banning family equation, and whether Mimi will ever finish that book.

Full of heart and countless “only-in-Hollywood” moments, BE FRANK WITH ME is a captivating and unconventional story of an unusual mother and son, and the intrepid young woman who finds herself irresistibly pulled into their unforgettable world.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course
Monday, 10/02, 10 – 11 a.m.
Monday, 10/16, 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, 10/02, 11 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, 10/11, 2 – 3 p.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 – Accessibility
Wednesday, 10/11, 3 – 4 p.m.
Monday, 10/16, 11 a.m. – noon

In these workshops, you will discover apps for accessibility. We will explore the built in accessibility options (Zoom, VoiceOver, Siri and Dictation), along with apps that can be purchased from the App store: KNFB Reader, Seeing AI and more. If you have an iPad/iPhone, please bring it. If you don’t, an iPad will be provided to you for use in class. To download apps, you’ll need your Apple ID and password.

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

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 10/30
10 – 11 a.m.

Join us as we engage in a lively presentation by our Occupational Therapist, Laura, on tips for dining out & hints for cooking at home. We’ll cover everything from how to increase your confidence when eating out, kitchen safety, & types of adaptive equipment to assist you with using appliances, cutting, & measuring.  Bring your appetite to learn & for a special home-made treat!!

Halloween Party – Fun for the entire family!
Saturday, 10/28
1 – 3 p.m.

Bring your family & friends to Lighthouse North for a spooktacular time! All ages are welcome.

Don’t miss out on our multiple activity rooms, crafts, tricks & treats ghoul-ore! Suggested donation is $5 per adult.  RSVP by October 24!

Music Trivia
Friday, 10/20
1 – 1:30 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!

One-on-One Personalized Assistive Technology Training is Available:

The Lighthouse’s Assistive Technology team is able to provide individual training in many areas of technology, including: iPad, iPhone, android devices, computers, & electronic magnification/ read-aloud devices. Training at the Lighthouse is $35/hour & $60/hour at your home.

For more information, or to schedule a training appointment, please contact Anne at 847-510-2066.

Monthly Events at a Glance

10/02    iPad/iPhone Beginner’s, 10 – 11 a.m.
10/02    iPad/iPhone Intermediate, 11 a.m. – noon
10/11    iPad/iPhone Intermediate, 2 – 3 p.m.
10/11    iPad/iPhone – Accessibility, 3 – 4 p.m.
10/16   iPad/iPhone Beginner’s, 10 – 11 a.m.
10/16    iPad/iPhone – Accessibility, 11 a.m. – noon
10/20    Music Trivia, 1 – 1:30 p.m.
10/20    Audio Descriptive Movie, 1:30 – 3:45 p.m.
10/28    Halloween Party, 1 – 3 p.m.
10/30    Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
10/30    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

Locations & Contact

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