Seniors Program Newsletter North

Senior news You Can USE | July 2019

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July Announcement:

In honor of Independence Day, The Chicago Lighthouse will be closed on Thursday, July 4. We hope you have a festive & safe holiday.

Our Tools for LivingTM retail store will be closed for annual inventory on July 1st & 2nd. The store is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, July 3rd.

Melissa will be out of the office at the end of the month. As a result, support group & book club will take place on Monday, July 22. Please make note of the changes in schedule in your calendar.

Save the Date

We’ve once again been invited to participate in a Sight Impaired Cruise at the Chicago Yacht Club on Wednesday, August 21st. If interested, you must contact Melissa ASAP at (847) 510-2060 to RSVP as space is very limited. Those attending will need to arrive at Lighthouse North at 9 a.m. Round trip transportation to the Yacht Club & back will be provided. Upon arrival at the club, lunch will be served & then we will board the yachts to enjoy a cruise on Lake Michigan. We will return to Lighthouse North around 3pm

Calendar of Events

All programs take place at Lighthouse North unless noted. Please direct all program inquiries & RSVPs to Melissa Wittenberg at: (847) 510-2060

Audio Descriptive Movie – The Seagull
Friday, July 5
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

This movie will be shown with audio description which uses narration in an attempt to describe visual content. ne summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. Adapted from Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL explores, with comedy and melancholy, the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art. Rated PG-13. Popcorn will be served.

Book Club for Seniors: Where the Crawdads Sing Movie – The Seagull
(Please note the change in schedule)
Monday, July 22
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Most participants will use the free Talking Books player. We can help you complete an application if you are not yet enrolled in the program. Guests are invited to participate as well. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

Where The Crawdads Sing is the debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman, abandoned at age ten to survive alone in the wild coastal marsh of North Carolina.

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her. But Kya is not what they say. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life’s lessons from the land, learning the real ways of the world from the dishonest signals of fireflies. But while she has the skills to live in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world–until the unthinkable happens. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens’s novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the child within us, while also subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course
Thursday, 7/11, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, 7/18, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, 7/25, 10 a.m. – 11 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 for use during class.

Class size is limited for optimal learning so you MUST pre-register in advance by calling (847) 510-2060.

 

iPad/iPhone Training – Intermediate Course
Thursday, 7/11, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, 7/18, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m..
Thursday, 7/25, 11 a.m. – 12 p.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 for use during class. 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.

Class size is limited for optimal learning so you MUST pre-register in advance by calling (847) 510-2060.

Low Vision Support Group
(Please note the change in schedule)
Monday, July 22
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

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

The Census is Coming!

We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census! The 2020 Census is easy. The questions are simple to answer. By April 2020, households will receive an invitation to participate in the census. You’ll then have three options to respond: online, by phone, or by mail. The key date is April 1, 2020 for the 2020 count! When completing the census, you’ll note where you are living on April 1.

When you fill out the census, you help:

  • Determine # of seats your state gets in Congress
  • Guide how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year
  • Create jobs, provide housing, prepare for emergencies and build schools, roads and hospitals.

The goal is to count people once, only once and in the right place according to where they live on Census Day, April 1, 2020. To learn about the census, how the data collected will be used, and what to expect next, visit: 2020census.gov

Monthly Events at a Glance

7/04   OFFICE CLOSED
7/05   Movie, 2 p.m. –  4 p.m.
7/11   iPad/iPhone – Beginners, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
7/11   iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
7/18   iPad/iPhone – Beginners, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
7/18   iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
7/22   Support Group*, 10 a.m – 11 a.m.
7/22   Book Club*, 11:15 a.m – 12:15 p.m.
*Notes a change in the usual monthly schedule
7/25  iPad/iPhone – Beginners, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
7/25  iPad/iPhone – Beginners, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Please RSVP for ALL programs — (847) 510-2060.


Senior news You Can USE | August 2019

August Occupational Therapy Tip

Do you ever accidentally knock over a glass when you go to pick it up? Here are some tips to avoid this:

  • Use a bright colored cup and avoid clear glass
  • Keep fingers downward, trailing along the surface and slowly bring hand towards item you are picking up – this is better than reaching out into the air to find an item.

Calendar of Events

Audio Descriptive Movie – Stan & Ollie
Friday, August 16
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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

Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age & with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm & beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel & Hardy’s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender & poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other. Rated PG. Popcorn will be served.

Book Club for Seniors: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Monday, August 26
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Most participants will use the free Talking Books player. We can help you complete an application if you are not yet enrolled in the program. Guests are invited to participate as well. RSVP at: 8475106200

This month, we will discuss the #1 New York Times Bestseller for non-fiction, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.

How do computers & robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations & religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing & visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, & the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant & disorienting change & raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative & profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, & existential issues & offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, & how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis?

Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from & where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, & personal engagement in a world full of noise & uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly & accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course
Thursday, 8/8, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, 8/12, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m..
Thursday, 8/22, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

These hands-on sessions are designed for people who have no prior experience using an iPad/iPhone. We’ll highlight the built-in accessibility features on your device: Zoom, Large Text, Bold Text, Contrast & Magnifier. If you have an iPad/iPhone, bring it. If you don’t, an iPad will be provided. RSVP at: 847-510-2060

iPad/iPhone Training – Intermediate Course
Thursday, 8/8, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, 8/12, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m..
Thursday, 8/22, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

These hands-on sessions are designed for people who have some experience using an iPad/iPhone. We’ll highlight apps already on your device: Calendar, eMail, Clock, Safari, Contacts & more. If you have an iPad/ iPhone, 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, call Apple Accessibility at: 877-204-3930. RSVP at: 847-510-2060

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, August 26
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Join us for this interactive exchange of ideas & information to increase your knowledge & help you retain your independence while getting the support you need. There is much to learn & share amongst everyone! RSVP to Melissa at: 847-510-2060.

Sight Impaired Cruise- Chicago Yacht Club
Wednesday, August 21
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We’ve once again been invited to participate in a Sight Impaired Cruise at the Chicago Yacht Club on Wednesday, August 21st. If interested, you MUST contact Melissa ASAP at (847) 510-2060 to reserve your spot as space is limited. Those attending will need to arrive at Lighthouse North at 9 a.m. Round trip transportation to the Yacht Club & back will be provided. Upon arrival at the club, lunch will be served & then we will board the yachts to enjoy a cruise on Lake Michigan. We will return to Lighthouse North ~ 3 p.m.

Monthly Events at a Glance

8/08   iPad/iPhone – Beginners, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
8/08   iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
8/12   iPad/iPhone – Beginners, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
8/12   iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
8/16   Movie, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
8/21   Sight Impaired Cruise. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
8/22  iPad/iPhone – Beginners, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
8/22  iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
8/26  Support Group, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
8/26  Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Please RSVP for ALL programs to Melissa Wittenberg at: 847-510-2060.

Locations & Contact

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