Seniors Program

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Laurine Donohue, Director of the Seniors program flashes a warm smile as she teaches computer skills to one of her participantsAbout

Our Seniors Program offers complimentary weekly programming for older adults ages 55 and up who are facing vision loss. We develop meaningful and relevant programs based on the needs and interests of our participants. Our programs are designed to enhance independence, develop critical skills and foster a sense of community for seniors who are blind or visually impaired.

Programming & Schedule

We offer regular programs in wellness, exercise and writing, as well as technology training, social events and outings. We also offer specific, topic-driven sessions covering issues that impact our Lighthouse community. We often work with local partner organizations to provide expert facilitation for our programs.

Our classes and events are determined on a monthly basis and may change month to month. Participants build their own schedules based on what best suits their interests and availability. There is no attendance requirement to participate and all are welcome.

For more information, please contact:

Laurine O’Donnell
Director, Seniors Program
(312) 997-3670
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Melissa Wittenberg
Senior Director, The Chicago Lighthouse North
(847) 510-2060
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