Seniors Program Newsletter North

The Chicago Lighthouse North
July 2017

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JULY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

In honor of Independence Day, The Chicago Lighthouse will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. We hope you have a festive and safe holiday weekend.

We’ve planned a special field trip at the end of the month to The Chicago Lighthouse city headquarters so be sure to read all about it!

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 – *NOTE NEW DAY & TIME*
Wednesday, 7/26
1 – 3:30 p.m.

Join us for an in-depth, interactive presentation and discussion of Western Art from 1600 to 1850. Featured topics will include the Baroque, Rococo, & Neoclassical styles of European art & architecture. This series is led by Philip Cameron, a Visually Impaired Artist with a Master of Arts & Art Therapy through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Please RSVP.

Audio Descriptive Movie – Eddie the Eagle
Tuesday 7/25
2 – 4 p.m.

This movie will be shown with audio description which uses narration in an attempt to describe visual content. Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Eddie the Eagle is story of a loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.

Rated PG-13.  Popcorn will be served.

Book Club for Seniors: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Monday 7/31
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 an atmospheric drama set in rural Mississippi, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. In the late 1970s, Larry Ott & Silas “32” Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night & day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, & Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances & shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, & she was never heard from again. She was never found & Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county—& perhaps Silas most of all. His friendship with Larry was broken, & then Silas left town. More than twenty years have passed. Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has returned as a constable. He & Larry have no reason to cross paths until another girl disappears & Larry is blamed again. And now the two men who once called each other friend are forced to confront the past they’ve buried & ignored for decades.

CHICAGO LIGHTHOUSE HEADQUARTERS TOUR
Friday, 7/28
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

While you already know that The Chicago Lighthouse North in Glenview is the bee’s knees, some of you have never had the pleasure to experience the heart of the organization, where almost 40 unique programs & services are available to help our clients optimize remaining vision, meet developmental & educational milestones, find employment & lead more independent lives. Join us as we venture into the city to check out The Lighthouse’s Chicago headquarters! We’ll start off our time browsing in their expansive Tools for LivingTM Retail Store, followed by a delicious luncheon with some of the city’s senior program participants, ending our time with an informative talk & guided tour of the spacious facility.

After participating in this activity, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the depth & breadth of services that The Lighthouse provides to nearly 70,000 people annually! Space is limited for this activity, so you must pre-register no later than JULY 21 by calling 847-510-6200. Transportation will be provided. The van will leave Lighthouse North at 9:30 a.m. & will return back to Lighthouse North by 3:30 p.m.

*There is a $15 program fee for this activity.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course
Thursday, 7/06, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, 7/20, 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, 7/06, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, 7/27, 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 – NEWS
Thursday, 7/20, 3 – 4 p.m.
Thursday, 7/27, 11 a.m. – noon

Learn how to keep updated on current events, get the latest news, read the newspaper and visit news websites.  Create your own unique magazine by customizing each section that interests you with the FlipBoard app. Please bring your Apple ID and password if you would like to download news apps.

If you do not have an Apple ID or password you will receive a demonstration. If you don’t have a device, an iPad will be provided to you.

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

Low Vision Products Road Show
Wednesday, 7/19
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

While Lighthouse North has a great little retail store with dozens of products that can assist you with your day-to-day activities, be sure to visit our expanded product offering at our road show. Over 100 products will be available for sale to help you increase your independence. Products demonstrated will include computer accessibility programs for speech & magnification, electronic reading devices & much more. Please note that optical handheld magnifiers/glasses will not be available at the show as they require a prescription. No appointment needed – just stop by when it’s convenient for you starting at 10 a.m.

It is recommended that you arrive no later than 2:30 p.m.

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 7/31
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

**** Notes a change in the usual monthly schedule.

7/20  iPad/iPhone – Beginner’s, 2 – 3 p.m.
7/20  iPad/iPhone – News, 3 – 4 p.m.
7/25  Audio Descriptive Movie, 2 – 4 p.m.
7/26* * * * *Art Appreciation, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
**** Notes a change in the usual monthly schedule.
7/27  iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 10 – 11 a.m.
7/27  iPad/iPhone – News, 11 a.m. – noon
7/28  Lighthouse Headquarters, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
7/31  Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
7/31  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
August 2017

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AUGUST MUSINGS:

“Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up,snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” – John Ruskin

“Sometimes I wonder what I’m a-gonna do, ‘Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.” – Eddie Cochran

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, 8/16
1 – 3:30 p.m.

Please join us for an in-depth, interactive presentation of Western Art from 1850 to 1900. Our discussion will incorporate historical, theoretical, and technical analyses of the Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism movements. 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.

Audio Descriptive Movie – The Light Between Oceans
Wednesday, 8/30
1:30 – 4 p.m.

Lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) & radiant, spirited Isabel (Alicia Vikander) live together in married bliss on a remote, rugged island off the coast of Australia. But their windswept world is turned upside down when Isabel learns that she’s unable to bear a child. One day, a drifting lifeboat washes ashore with a crying baby in it. The dilemma the couple now face will echo far beyond the island, engulfing & irrevocably impacting their world — & that of a stranger (Rachel Weisz) — in a passionate story about love, hope, & a fateful choice.

Get swept away by this stunning film. This movie will be shown with audio description which uses narration in an attempt to describe visual content.

Rated PG-13.  Popcorn will be served.

Book Club for Seniors: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Monday, 7/28
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 curiously charming debut of author Phaedra Patrick, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure. Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes.

Sorting through Miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life’s infinite possibilities.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course
Thursday, 8/03, 10 – 11 a.m.
Monday, 8/07, 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, 8/03, 11 a.m. – noon
Thursday, 8/24, 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 – COMMUNICATIONS
Thursday, 8/07, 3 – 4 p.m.
Thursday, 8/24, 11 a.m. – noon

In these workshops, you will learn how to keep in touch with family and friends using your iPad/iPhone device. Specifically, you will learn how to email, text message, make phone calls, use FaceTime and AirDrop. Share photos, documents and files electronically. If you have an iPad or iPhone please bring it with you.

If you know your Apple ID and password please bring it along. If you don’t have a device, an iPad will be provided to you.

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

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 8/28
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
Wednesday, 8/30
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!

Monthly Events at a Glance

8/03    iPad/iPhone – Beginner’s, 10 – 11 a.m.
8/03    iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 11 a.m. – noon
8/07    iPad/iPhone – Beginner’s, 2 – 3 p.m.
8/07    iPad/iPhone – Communication Workshop, 3 – 4 p.m.
8/16    Art Appreciation, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
8/24    iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 10 – 11 a.m.
8/24    iPad/iPhone – Communication Workshop, 11 a.m. – noon
8/28    Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
8/28    Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
8/30    Music Trivia, 1 – 1:30 p.m.
8/30    Audio Descriptive Movie, 1:30 – 4 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.