Seniors Program Newsletter North

The Chicago Lighthouse North
May 2017

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MAY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

In honor of Memorial Day, to all who died while serving our country, The Lighthouse will be closed on Monday, May 29. Due to the holiday, support group & book club will take place on Monday, May 22. 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*
Wednesday 5/17
1 – 2:30 p.m.

On MAY 3, we will explore the treasures of Egyptian pharaoh, King Tutankhamun.  On MAY 17, we will explore the art of the Russian dynasty, the Romanovs.

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 Meddler
Thursday 5/25
2 – 4 p.m.

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

“A valentine to mothers everywhere.” “Genuinely hilarious, honestly moving.” With a new iPhone, & a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie (Susan Sarandon) has happily relocated from NJ to L.A. to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a successful but still single screenwriter, & smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, &conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism & forceful generosity to change the lives of others – as well as her own – & find a new purpose in life.

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

Bingo!
Thursday, 5/25
1 – 2 p.m.

Join in the fun for a few rounds of B-I-N-G-O. Winners will receive a prize! We do have a variety of bingo cards so all can use regardless of their level of vision.

Please RSVP

Book Club for Seniors: THE GLASS CASTLE
(PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE))
Monday 5/22
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 New York Times Bestseller, The Glass Castle, a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing–a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

iPad/iPhone Training – Intermediate Course
Thursday, 5/18, 2 – 3 p.m.
Monday, 5/22, 1 – 2 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 – Open Lab Time
Thursday, 5/18, 3 – 4 p.m.

Bring your questions to these group workshops.

You will have time to learn, explore & practice what you enjoy: searching on the internet, creating & adding contacts, scheduling calendar appointments, using Siri, learning how to zoom in & make your text larger, eMail, photography & more.  Class size is limited so you MUST pre-register in advance.

iPad/iPhone Training – Photography Workshop
Monday, 5/22, 2 – 3 p.m.

In these workshops, you will learn how to search for specific objects on the Internet using the Safari browser. Download the pictures you find on your iPad/iPhone and share them via e-mail, text message and air drop.

You will also learn how to take pictures on your device with the built-in camera. Bring a smallish-sized object that you would like to photograph. If unable to do so, an object will be provided to you. Class size is limited so you MUST pre-register.

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 5/22
10 – 11 a.m.

In observation of healthy vision month, Lighthouse’s own Dr. Copeland will discuss various eye diseases and their effects on vision.  While her main focus will be on age-related macular degeneration, as it is the leading cause of low vision in the U.S. for people over 55, she will be happy to answer questions regarding any eye condition.  She will also talk about ways people who have these issues can enhance their vision as well as helpful services that are available.  Please RSVP.

Monthly Events at a Glance

5/22   iPad/iPhone – Photography, 2 – 3 p.m.
5/25   BINGO, 1 – 2 p.m.
5/25   Audio Descriptive Movie, 2 – 4 p.m.
5/29   OFFICE CLOSED – HOLIDAY


Please direct all program inquiries & RSVPs to:

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


The Chicago Lighthouse North
June 2017

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JUNE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Please note that our Tools for LivingTM Retail Store will be closed for annual inventory starting on Monday, June 26 & is scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 3.  Our office will be open during this time frame.

Due to inventory, support group & book club will take place on Monday, June 19. Please make note in your calendar.

We’ve planned a special field trip this month to the Chicago Botanic Garden so be sure to read all about it!

Please spread the word to your family and friends about this special fundraising event taking place on the North Shore on Thursday, June 22nd – The Chicago Lighthouse Associate Board’s 31st Annual House & Garden Walk. For more information or to register, please call Melissa at (847) 510-2060 or go to our website.

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*
Wednesday, 6/21
1 – 3:30 p.m.

On JUNE 21, we will focus on the Renaissance: Rebirth of Science and Culture. We will begin sequentially reinvestigating the different periods that constitute the foundations of contemporary fine arts in the United States and Europe.

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 – Sully
Thursday 6/08
11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

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

Sully is a biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood. On January 15, 2009,   the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, played by Tom Hanks, glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Rated PG-13.  Popcorn will be served.

Bingo!
Thursday, 6/08
10 – 11 a.m.

Join in the fun for a few rounds of B-I-N-G-O. Winners will receive a prize! We do have a variety of bingo cards so all can use regardless of their level of vision.

Please RSVP

Book Club for Seniors: BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE
(PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE))
Monday 6/19
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 novel, Britt-Marie Was Here, by the New York Times Bestselling author, Fredrik Backman. Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She begins her day at 6 a.m., because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention.

She is not one to judge others – no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes. Funny and moving, observant and humane, “Britt-Marie Was Here” celebrates the unexpected friendships that change us forever, and the power of even the gentlest of spirits to make the world a better place.

CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN OUTING
Tuesday, 6/20
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Let’s celebrate summer with an outdoor activity and picnic lunch! You’ll have an opportunity to be led on a guided stroll through the lovely plantings of the garden and participate in a plant-based, hands-on activity conducted in the outdoor classroom of the Enabling Garden. The Buehler Enabling Garden is a teaching garden that encourages gardening for people of all ages and abilities. Colorful raised beds, dramatic container gardens, adaptive tool displays, and model exhibits illustrate gardening techniques that can be used to make gardening accessible to everyone. Many of these same ideas can be adapted in home gardens to create enabling gardens for a lifetime of easy, enjoyable gardening.

Please bring your own sack lunch to enjoy at the gardens after the activity.  Space is limited for this activity, both in the Lighthouse van and in class size, so you must pre-register no later than June 16 by calling (847) 510-6200. Transportation will be provided. The van will leave Lighthouse North at 10 a.m. and will return back to Lighthouse North by 2 p.m.

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

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course
Thursday, 6/01, 2 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, 6/07, 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, 6/01, 3 – 4 p.m.
Monday, 6/19, 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 – Trip Planning
Wednesday, 6/07, 11 a.m. – noon
Monday, 6/19, 3 – 4 p.m.

Fasten your seatbelt, we are ready to take off! Learn how to use your iPad when you are planning a virtual trip or an actual trip. Search for travel destinations of places you have visited & those you have dreamt about visiting. Find articles, photos, maps & videos of your travel destination. Learn how to use the Maps app to locate your destination, track mileage, chart your trip and more. We will explore travel apps related to planning trips, booking trips, currency, gas prices, language & culture. Please bring your Apple ID & password if you would like to download travel apps. 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
(PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE)
Monday, 6/19
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!

*The Chicago Lighthouse, a non-profit social service organization, appreciates your financial support in the form of tax-deductible donations. For your convenience, donation envelopes are located throughout the lobby level of Lighthouse North. In addition, donations can be made online via phone or mail.

Monthly Events at a Glance

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

6/01     iPad/iPhone – Beginner’s: 2 – 3 p.m.
6/01     iPad/iPhone – Intermediate: 3 – 4 p.m.
6/07     iPad/iPhone – Beginner’s: 10 – 11 a.m.
6/07     iPad/iPhone – Trip Planning: 11 a.m. – noon
6/08     BINGO: 10 – 11 a.m.
6/08     Audio Descriptive Movie: 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
6/19     ** Support Group: 10 – 11 a.m.
6/19     ** Book Club: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
6/19     iPad/iPhone – Intermediate: 2 – 3 p.m.
6/19     iPad/iPhone – Trip Planning: 3 – 4 p.m.
6/20    Chicago Botanic Garden: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
6/21    Art Appreciation: 1 – 3:30 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.