Seniors Program Newsletter (Chicago location)

Senior News You Can Use | May & June 2024

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CONSTRUCTION REMINDER FOR CHICAGO OFFICE
The pick-up/drop off address for our city office is now 1143 S. Wolcott Avenue. Our Glenview office is located at 222 Waukegan Road.

CALENDAR PHONE LINE
Call the calendar phone line anytime, day or night, to hear the current month’s schedule at: (312) 506-0115.

MAY ANNOUNCEMENTS
We be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

CALL-IN INSTRUCTIONS
After you pre-register/RSVP, here is how to call into programs – we will use the same call-in for all programs. Call (872) 242-7995 & enter Conference ID 737107407#. You will then be admitted into the programs.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TIP – BE MY EYES APP
If you want help to see something, but you don’t have anyone to help or just don’t want to ask for help, try the Be My Eyes app for iPhone & Android devices. Through Be My Eyes you are connected with a volunteer who can explain what you’re looking at through your smart phone’s camera. For example, if you’re at home & can’t read the label on a can or frozen dinner, you can use Be My Eyes to ask someone on the other end what the food is or how long you have to cook it. You can also use Be My Eyes to find your gate at an airport, read a bus timetable, describe a picture, learn how to use a new appliance, or even ask if your outfit matches.



MAY CALENDAR of EVENTS:

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE MOVIE – A HAUNTING IN VENICE
IN-PERSON ONLY IN GLENVIEW
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1 to 2:45pm
This movie will be shown with audio description which uses narration to describe visual content. Inspired by Agatha Christie’s novel, Hallowe’en Party, “A Haunting in Venice” is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve & is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired & living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a world of shadows & secrets. Rated PG-13. RSVP in advance to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE MOVIE – ABOUT MY FATHER
IN-PERSON ONLY IN CHICAGO
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1 to 2:30pm
This movie will be shown with audio description. About My Father stars Sebastian Maniscalco & two-time Oscar® winner Robert De Niro in this hysterical father-son comedy about a clash of cultures between two families. Encouraged by his fiancée, a man & his father spend the weekend with her wealthy & exceedingly eccentric family. The gathering soon develops into a culture clash, allowing father & son to discover the true meaning of family. This film is rated PG-13.
RSVP in advance to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

BOOK CLUB – THE HOUSEMAID: PHONE ONLY:
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1 to 2pm
This month, we will discuss the psychological thriller, The Housemaid by Frieda McFadden, listening time, 10 hours, book #DB114201 in the TBBS catalog. “Welcome to the family,” Nina Winchester says as I shake her elegant, manicured hand. I smile politely, gazing around the marble hallway. Working here is my last chance to start fresh. I can pretend to be whoever I like. But I’ll soon learn that the Winchesters’ secrets are far more dangerous than my own… Every day I clean the Winchesters’ beautiful house top to bottom. I collect their daughter from school. And I cook a delicious meal for the whole family before heading up to eat alone in my tiny room on the top floor. I try to ignore how Nina makes a mess just to watch me clean it up. How she tells strange lies about her own daughter. And how her husband, Andrew, seems more broken every day. But as I look into Andrew’s handsome brown eyes, so full of pain, it’s hard not to imagine what it would be like to live Nina’s life. The walk-in closet, the fancy car, the perfect husband. I only try on one of Nina’s pristine white dresses once. Just to see what it’s like. But she soon finds out…& by the time I realize my attic bedroom door only locks from the outside, it’s far too late. But I reassure myself: The Winchesters don’t know who I really am. They don’t know what I’m capable of…
RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

CHAIR EXERCISE:
IN-PERSON IN CHICAGO & CALL-IN:
TUESDAYS, MAY 7 & 21, 11am to 12pm
PHONE ONLY: TUESDAYS, MAY 14 & 28, 11am to 12pm
Join us for fun & energetic chair exercise classes focusing on increasing your strength & supporting your mobility. All levels are welcome. By participating in our exercise program, you are agreeing to the following waiver: In consideration for voluntarily participating, you agree to hold all persons involved as well as The Chicago Lighthouse & its employees harmless from any injuries or damages which may incur, for any reason as a result of your involvement. Your participation acknowledges that you agree to be bound by the terms set forth herein. RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

FAMILY FEUD©: PHONE ONLY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1 to 2pm
Are you ready to feud? That is right – Family Feud! Get ready to challenge your mind. Get ready to think fast!
RSVP in advance to Melissa: (847) 510-2060.

IPAD/IPHONE (& ANDROID) TRAINING:
IN-PERSON-CHICAGO: TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2 to 3pm
IN-PERSON-GLENVIEW: WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1 to 3pm
We’ll take turns working one-on-one with participants using Apple accessibility features, gestures, Siri, voiceover, etc. Please bring your own device. iPads can be provided by request. In Glenview, android training will also be available. RSVP in advance: (847) 510-2060.

JEOPARDY!©: PHONE ONLY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1 to 2pm
Let’s exercise our brains with a good old-fashioned
game! RSVP to Melissa at (847) 510-2060.

MEDITATION: PHONE ONLY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2 to 2:30pm
To be the best person you can be, to help & support those loved ones surrounding you, you need to first love & care for yourself. The idea of self-care doesn’t always mean going out to the spa to get pampered. It is the kind & compassionate way in which you speak to yourself. RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

MORE MEDITATION: PHONE ONLY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2 to 2:30pm
In a world where sometimes we suffer in isolation, make the choice to cultivate kindness, connection, & compassion. Today, make this choice to connect with & build the qualities of compassion & kindness during your meditation so it will carry over into all the activities of your day. RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

MUSIC APPRECIATION: PHONE ONLY
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2 to 3pm
In honor of Mother’s Day, this session presents a series of one-of-a-kind original recordings made on a chilly Saturday afternoon on-site in Elkton, Maryland with the family and friends of the late great American legend, Ola Belle Reed. Over the course of her life, she composed over 200 songs and founded a legendary outdoor music park and so much more. RSVP to Melissa at: 847-510-2060.

SOCIAL HOUR: IN-PERSON ONLY IN CHICAGO
TUESDAYS, MAY 14 & 28, 12 to 1pm
PHONE ONLY: TUESDAYS, MAY 7 & 21, 12 to 1pm
Enjoy this free time in-between programs.

SUPPORT GROUP: IN-PERSON IN CHICAGO & CALL-IN
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1 to 2pm
Join us for this interactive exchange of ideas & information to increase your knowledge & help you retain your independence while getting the support you need. Join in to say hi, share how you’re doing & hear some familiar voices. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

TriBond BRAIN Game: PHONE ONLY
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1 to 2pm
What does picnic, card & pool all have in common? Answer – they are all types of tables! TriBond is a game of making connections. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

TRIVIA Game: PHONE ONLY
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2 to 3pm
Join us for a fun game of trivia. We will take turns being asked a variety of questions. According to the Alzheimer’s Association®, research shows that keeping your brain active increases its vitality!
Please RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

MAY EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE:
TUE MAY 7  City In-Person/Phone: Chair Exercise, 11–12
TUE MAY 7  City In-Person Only: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE MAY 7  City In-Person/Phone: Support Group, 1 – 2
TUE MAY 7  City In-Person Only: iPad/iPhone, 2 – 3
WED MAY 8  Glenview In-Person Only: iPad/iPhone/Android, 1–3
TUE MAY 14  PHONE ONLY: Chair Exercise, 11 – 12
TUE MAY 14  PHONE ONLY: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE MAY 14  PHONE ONLY: Book Club, 1 – 2
TUE MAY 14  PHONE ONLY: Trivia, 2 – 3
WED MAY 15  Glenview In-Person Only: Movie, 1 – 2:45
TUE MAY 21  City In-Person/Phone: Exercise, 11 – 12
TUE MAY 21  City In-Person Only: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE MAY 21  City In-Person Only: Movie, 1 – 2:30
WED MAY 22  PHONE ONLY: Jeopardy, 1 – 2
WED MAY 22  PHONE ONLY: Meditation, 2 – 2:30
MON MAY 27  OFFICE CLOSED
TUE MAY 28  PHONE ONLY: Chair Exercise, 11 – 12
TUE MAY 28  PHONE ONLY: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE MAY 28  PHONE ONLY: Tribond Brain Game, 1 – 2
TUE MAY 28  PHONE ONLY: Music Appreciation, 2 – 3
WED MAY 29  PHONE ONLY: Family Feud, 1 – 2
WED MAY 29  PHONE ONLY: Meditation, 2 – 2:30

 

JUNE CALENDAR of EVENTS:

JUNE ANNOUNCEMENT
We will be closed on June 19th in honor of Juneteenth.

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE MOVIE – BLINDSIGHT
IN-PERSON ONLY IN CHICAGO
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1 to 2:45pm
Blindsight is a powerful glimpse of the possibilities for transcendence in straightforward documentary filmmaking — & extreme physical disability. Six blind Tibetan teenagers, shunned by their culture as sinners or possessed by demons, band together to climb the north side of Mount Everest. With the inspiration of their fiery, blind teacher who fought to establish a Tibetan school for blind children, the teens are guided by Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind mountaineer to have successfully scaled Everest. The climbers suffer through illness, bad weather, & the stark challenge of tackling one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet. Rated PG. RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE MOVIE – THE MIRACLE WORKER
IN-PERSON ONLY IN GLENVIEW
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1 to 2:30pm
The Miracle Worker focuses on Helen, a young girl everyone believed was too deaf, dumb & blind to be helped. A child with the inability to speak or comprehend the world around her. She was saved by Annie Sullivan, a persistent & outspoken teacher who came into Helen’s life. Together they accomplished the impossible & taught one another the values of patience, tolerance & compassion. They embark on an amazing & triumphant journey that made the name Helen Keller synonymous with the education of the deaf & blind around the world. Rated G. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

BOOK CLUB – LOVE, LUCY: PHONE ONLY
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 1 to 2pm
This month, we will discuss the autobiography Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball, listening time, 7.5 hours. TBBS Book #DB112934. RSVP at (847) 510-2060. Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans—a warm, wise, & witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio & B movies to become one of the world’s best-loved performers. This is her story—in her own words. The story of the ingenue from Jamestown, New York, determined to go to Broadway, destined to make a big splash, bound to marry her Valentino, Desi Arnaz. In her own inimitable style, she tells of their life together—both storybook & turbulent; intimate memories of their children & friends; wonderful backstage anecdotes; the empire they founded; the dissolution of their marriage. And, with a heartfelt happy ending, her enduring marriage to Gary Morton. Here is the lost manuscript that her fans & loved ones will treasure. Here is the laughter. Here is the life. Here’s Lucy…

CHAIR EXERCISE: PHONE ONLY
IN-PERSON IN CHICAGO & CALL-IN:
TUESDAYS, JUNE 4 & 18, 11am to 12pm
PHONE ONLY: TUESDAYS, JUNE 11 & 25, 11am to 12pm
Join us for fun & energetic chair exercise class focusing on increasing your strength & supporting your mobility. All levels are welcome. By participating in our exercise program, you are agreeing to the following waiver: In consideration for voluntarily participating, you agree to hold all persons involved as well as The Chicago Lighthouse & its employees harmless from any injuries or damages which may incur, for any reason as a result of your involvement. RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

IPAD/IPHONE (& ANDROID) TRAINING: IN-PERSON ONLY
TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2 to 3pm in CHICAGO
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1 to 3pm in GLENVIEW
We’ll take turns working one-on-one with participants using Apple accessibility features, gestures, Siri, voiceover, etc. Please bring your own device. iPads can be provided by request. In Glenview, android training will also be available. Pre-register at: (847) 510-2060.

MUSIC APPRECIATION: PHONE ONLY
TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2 to 3pm
Join to hear blues from Mississippi’s Big Joe Williams, the sounds of banjo innovator & connoisseur Tony Trischka, a horse ballad from the Arizona Sonora Borderlands, marimba music from Guatemala, & barrel-house piano blues from Speckled Red. RSVP to Melissa: 847-510-2060.

NAME THAT TUNE: PHONE ONLY
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2 to 3pm
Do you like to listen to music? Do you like a challenge? RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

SOCIAL HOUR: IN-PERSON ONLY IN CHICAGO
TUESDAYS, JUNE 6 & 20, 12 to 1pm
PHONE ONLY: TUESDAYS, JUNE 13 & 27, 12 to 1pm
Enjoy this free time in-between programs to catch-up with friends.

SUPPORT GROUP: IN-PERSON IN CHICAGO & CALL-IN
TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1 to 2pm
Join us for this interactive exchange of ideas & information to increase your knowledge & help you retain your independence while getting the support you need. RSVP with Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

Who wants to be a millionaire?: PHONE ONLY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1 to 2pm
Don’t get too excited – it’s just a rhetorical question!! This game is open to anyone willing to put their knowledge to the test in a series of questions & answers. Just keep your wits about you & have fun. RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

YOUR INPUT IS REQUESTED: FUTURE PROGRAMMING
We want to hear from you!
Are there any programs that you’d like The Lighthouse to consider offering in the future? We value your input so please call Melissa at (847) 510-6200 or email her at melissa.wittenberg@chicagolighthouse.org.

JUNE EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE:
TUE JUN 4  City In-Person/Phone: Exercise, 11 – 12
TUE JUN 4  City In-Person Only: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE JUN 4  City In-Person/Phone: Support Group, 1 – 2
TUE JUN 4  City In-Person Only: iPad/iPhone, 2 – 3
WED JUN 5  Glenview In-Person Only: iPad/iPhone/Android, 1–3
TUE JUN 11  PHONE ONLY: Chair Exercise, 11 – 12
TUE JUN 11  PHONE ONLY: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE JUN 11  PHONE ONLY: Book Club, 1 – 2
TUE JUN 11  PHONE ONLY: Name That Tune, 2 – 3
TUE JUN 18  City In-Person/Phone: Exercise, 11 – 12
TUE JUN 18  City In-Person Only: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE JUN 18  City In-Person Only: Movie, 1 – 2:45
WED JUN 19  OFFICE CLOSED
TUE JUN 25  PHONE ONLY: Chair Exercise, 11 – 12
TUE JUN 25  PHONE ONLY: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE JUN 25  PHONE ONLY: Millionaire Game, 1 – 2
TUE JUN 25  PHONE ONLY: Music Appreciation, 2 – 3
WED JUN 26  Glenview In-Person Only: Movie, 1 – 2:30


For those interested in participating, whether it be in-person or over-the-phone, everyone must call Melissa at (847) 510-2060 to discuss their participation plans in advance for attendance / RSVPs and pre-register as space is limited for all in-person attendance.

Call the calendar phone line anytime, day or night, to hear the current month’s schedule: (312) 506-0115.

Locations & Contact

The Chicago Lighthouse
1850 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 666-1331
Monday – Friday
9 a.m – 5 p.m.

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