Seniors Program Newsletter North

April 2019

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Special Announcement:

EXCELLENCE IN AGING
Educate. Equip. Empower.
This free conference is designed to educate, equip & empower older adults & the people who care about them with resources available in the community & tools to make informed decisions.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019
• 8:30 a.m. Check-in
Park Center, The East Wing | 2400 Chestnut Ave. | Glenview
• 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Conference Sessions

ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY APRIL 4

BREAKOUT SESSIONS INCLUDE:

  • Rise Up Against Falls
  • It’s a Matter of Wishes—A Conversation on Power of Attorney, Advanced Directives & Five Wishes Document
  • Memory and Aging: Assessment and Management
  • Seeing Around Corners & How to Prepare for the Unexpected
  • Moving a Lifetime
  • Scams Against Seniors—How to Protect Yourself & What You Need to Know About Adult Protective Services

EVENT SPONSORED BY:
The Chicago Lighthouse North ~ CJE SeniorLife ~ The East Wing Glenview Senior Center ~ Frisbie Senior Center ~ JourneyCare ~ New Trier Township Northbrook Police Department ~ Northfield Township ~ North Shore Senior Center ~ NorthShore University HealthSystem ~ North Shore Village ~ Village of Glenview Senior Services

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 – The Old Man & The Gun
Thursday, 4/12
10 – 11:45 a.m.

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

Old Man & The Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (played by Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (played by Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman ( played by Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

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

Friends, family members & caretakers are invited to participate as well but space is limited you so must RSVP.

Book Club – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Monday, 4/29
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 novel, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman. No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills & tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka & phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling & deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she & Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm & uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness & unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .The only way to survive is to open your heart.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course:
Thursday, 4/04, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 4/17, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

These hands-on sessions are designed for people who have no prior experience using an iPad/iPhone. We will highlight the built-in accessibility features on your device: Zoom, Large Text, Bold Text, Contrast & Magnifier. If you have an iPad/iPhone, please bring it. If you don’t, an iPad will be provided. RSVP is required.

iPad/iPhone Training – Intermediate Course:
Thursday, 4/04, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 4/17, 10:30 – 11:30 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 download apps, bring your Apple ID & password. If you don’t remember your Apple ID/password & need to set up a new one up, call Apple Accessibility at: 877.204.3930.  You MUST pre-register.

iPad/iPhone Workshop – Cookbooks & Cooking:
Thursday, 4/04, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 4/17, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

In this month’s workshops, you will learn how to search for recipes using an electronic cookbook on your iPad. Zoom in to enlarge the type so you can read the ingredients & directions easily. Learn how to play cooking videos to study technique. Search by type of food, a famous chef or a dietary requirement. Learn how to subscribe to services that deliver groceries or fully-cooked meals directly to your home.

If you’d like to download any apps during the workshop, bring your Apple ID & password. If you don’t remember your Apple ID/ password & need to set up a new one up, call Apple Accessibility at: 877.204.3930. If you have an iPad/ iPhone, please bring it. If you don’t, an iPad will be provided to you for use in class.
You MUST pre-register.

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 4/29
10 – 11 a.m.

Join us for this interactive exchange of ideas and information to increase your knowledge & help you retain your independence while getting the support you need. There is much to learn & share amongst everyone!  Please RSVP.

Monthly Events at a Glance

4/04   iPad/iPhone – Beginners, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
4/04   iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
4/04   iPad/iPhone – Workshop 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
4/12   Movie, 10 – 11:45 a.m.
4/17   iPad/iPhone – Beginners, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
4/17   iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
4/17   iPad/iPhone – Workshop 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
4/29   Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
4/29   Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Locations & Contact

The Chicago Lighthouse North
222 Waukegan Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 510-6200
Monday – Friday
9 a.m – 5 p.m.