Seniors Program Newsletter North

The Chicago Lighthouse North
January 2018

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A THOUGHT ON THE NEW YEAR:
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller

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.

Book Club for Seniors
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared
Monday, 1/29
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 international bestselling sensation, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.

A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it’s not too late to start over. After a long & eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health, & in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn’t interested so he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers & embarks on a hilarious & entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, & an elephant. Quirky & utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.

iPad/iPhone Training – Intermediate Course
Tuesday, 1/23, 10 – 11 a.m.

These hands-on sessions are designed for people who have some prior experience using an iPad/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. 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 & password. Class size is limited so you MUST pre-register in advance.

iPad Workshop – Setting Up Your New Device
Tuesday, 1/23, 11 a.m. – noon

Did you receive a new iPad/iPhone over the holidays? What is the next step after taking it out of the box?

Learn how to set up your new device so you’ll be ready to use it when you leave the workshop. We will cover: accessibility settings, how to place a phone call, facetime call & how to use your voice to interact with your device. If you have an iPad/iPhone, please bring it. If you don’t, an iPad will be provided to you for use in class.  Class size is limited so you MUST pre-register in advance.

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 1/29
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

1/23    iPad – Intermediate, 10 – 11 a.m.
1/23    iPad Workshop – Set Up Device, 11 a.m. – noon
1/29    Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
1/29    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
February 2018

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FEBRUARY CLOSURES:
The Chicago Lighthouse will be closed on Monday, February 19th, in honor of President’s Day.

THOUGHTS ON LOW VISION:
February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month. AMD is a major cause of visual impairment in the U.S. and around the world. As many as 11 million Americans have some form of AMD. Please urge your loved ones to regularly schedule comprehensive eye exams.

GOOD TO KNOW – PARATRANSIT RATE INCREASE:
Please be advised that as of January 1, ADA one-way fares increased to $3.25. Do you sometimes worry about not having enough dollar bills for your rides? Worry no more! We sell packs of 10 Paratransit tickets in our Tools for LivingTM

Retail Store (cash payment only). Stock up & never worry about (not) having exact change ever again!

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 – Paris Can Wait
Friday, 2/16
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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

Anne (Diane Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she unexpectedly finds herself taking a road trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a two-day adventure complete with picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, and wisdom. This film is rated PG.  Popcorn will be served.

Book Club for Seniors
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
Monday, 2/26
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 Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama & Douglas Abrams. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than 50 years of exile & the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.

In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s 80th birthday & to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, & shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter & punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss & despair of our time & revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.

This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing & unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain & turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, & of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course
Wednesday, 2/07, 10 – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, 2/13, 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
Wednesday, 2/07, 11 a.m. – noon
Tuesday, 2/27, 10 – 11 a.m.

These hands-on sessions are designed for people who have some prior experience using an iPad/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. 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 & password. Class size is limited so you MUST pre-register in advance.

iPad/iPhone Workshop – Accessing Information:
Friday, 2/13, 11 a.m. – noon
Tuesday, 2/27, 11 a.m. – noon

In these workshops, you’ll learn how to use your iPad like a library to research topics & access information.

Also, you’ll learn how to organize, save and share web pages, photos, maps & more. Please bring a topic to research (some examples: vision/medical diagnosis, vacation planning, gardening, etc.)

If you have an iPad/iPhone, please bring it. If you don’t, an iPad will be provided to you for use in class.  Class size is limited so you MUST pre-register in advance.

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 2/26
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!

Trivia!
Friday, 2/16
10 – 10:30 a.m.

Join in the fun for a few rounds of TRIVIA.

This program will not only be fun but it will give your brain a workout! At the end of the game, the person with the most correct answers will win the title of trivia champion and receive a prize!

Monthly Events at a Glance

2/07    iPad – Beginner’s, 10 – 11 a.m.
2/07    iPad – Intermediate, 11 a.m. – noon
2/13    iPad – Beginner’s, 10 – 11 a.m.
2/13    iPad Workshop – Accessing Info, 11 a.m. – noon
2/16    Movie, 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
2/16    Trivia, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
2/19    CLOSED
2/26    Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
2/26    Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
2/27    iPad – Intermediate, 10 – 11 a.m.
2/27    iPad Workshop – Accessing Info, 11 a.m. – noon


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.