Seniors Program Newsletter North

May 2018

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MAY ANNOUNCEMENTS:
In honor of Memorial Day, to all who died while serving our country, The Lighthouse will be closed on Monday, May 28th. Due to the holiday, support group & book club will take place on Monday, May 21st.

Please make note of the change in schedule in your calendar.

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.

iPad/iPhone Training – Intermediate Course
Wednesday,5/30, 9:30 – 10:30 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 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 – Using Accessories & Apps to Monitor
Your Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Temperature, & Blood Sugar
Wednesday, 5/30, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

In these workshops, you’ll learn how to be on top of your health. Learn about some of the talking medical devices available in our Tools for LivingTM  retail store. Learn how to collect & monitor your numbers & send the results to yourself or to your physician. If you’d like to download free or paid 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.

Class size is limited so you MUST pre-register.

Low Vision Products Road Show
Thursday, 5/24
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

While Lighthouse North has a great little retail store with dozens of products that can assist you with your day-to-day activities, be sure to visit our expanded product offering at our road show. Over 100 products will be available for sale to help you increase your independence. Products demonstrated will include computer accessibility programs for speech & magnification, electronic reading devices & much more. Please note that optical handheld magnifiers/ glasses will not be available at the show as they require a prescription. No appointment needed – just stop by when it’s convenient for you starting at 10 a.m. It’s recommended that you arrive no later than 2:30 p.m.


Monthly Events at a Glance

5/24 Low Vision Products Show, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
5/28 OFFICE CLOSED – HOLIDAY
5/30 iPad – Intermediate, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
5/30 iPad Workshop, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


June 2018

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JUNE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Our Tools for LivingTM retail store will be closed for an entire week during annual inventory starting on June 25th. The store is scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 2nd. Please note that our entire office will be closed on June 25th but will reopen on Tuesday, June 26th.

Did you know that The Chicago Lighthouse has served the needs of the blind & visually impaired community for the past 112 years?! While we look forward to continuing to serve the blind, visually impaired, disabled, & Veteran communities, we are asking for your support to help make that a reality. Through your charitable donation, you will help us continue to help others for many more years to come. Please call Melissa at (847) 510-2060 if you have any questions about how to make a donation.

Please spread the word to your family & friends about this special fundraising event taking place on the North Shore on Wednesday, June 27th – The Chicago Lighthouse Associate Board’s 32nd Annual House & Garden Walk. For more information or to buy a ticket, call Melissa at (847) 510-2060 or go to: http://chicagolighthouse.org/event/houseandgarden/

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 – Murder on the Orient Express
Thursday, 6/21
2 – 4 p.m.

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

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish & thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs & leads an all-star cast in this remake including Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer.

Rated PG-13. Popcorn will be served.

Book Club for Seniors
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
*PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE*
Thursday, 6/21
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 Karen Abbott’s spellbinding true story of four women (a socialite, farm girl, abolitionist, & widow) who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier & spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair & assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The beautiful widow, Rose O’Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence

for the Confederacy, & used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, right under the noses of suspicious rebel detectives. Using a wealth of primary source material & interviews with the spies’ descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of these four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the war. With a cast of real-life characters including Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall Jackson, detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham &

Mary Todd Lincoln, & Emperor Napoleon III, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy draws you into the war as these daring women lived it.

Current Events Discussion
Thursday, 6/21
1 – 2 p.m.

This open forum discussion is for anyone interested in local, national & world issues. It is meant to be a non-political, non-partisan conversation that invites & encourages the sharing of opinions. Feel free to bring in articles or discussion ideas.

Please RSVP.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course
Friday, 6/08, 10 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, 6/13, 2 – 3 p.m.

These sessions are designed for people who have no prior experience using an iPad/iPhone. These hands-on sessions 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 required.

iPad/iPhone Training – Intermediate Course
Friday, 6/08, 11 a.m. – noon
Tuesday, 6/26, 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. If you don’t remember your Apple ID/password & need to set up a new one up, call Apple Accessibility.

Class size is limited so you MUST pre-register in advance.

iPad/iPhone Workshop – Navigation & Maps
Wednesday, 6/13, 3 – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, 6/26, 11 a.m. – noon

In these workshops, you’ll learn how to use Apple Maps, Google Maps & the BlindSquare app to find out where you are & what’s around you. You’ll also learn how to get directions (walking, automobile & public transportation). 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.

Class size is limited so you MUST pre-register.

Low Vision Support Group
*PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE*
Monday, 6/18
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!  Please RSVP.


Monthly Events at a Glance

* * * * * Notes a change in the usual monthly schedule
6/08 iPad – Beginners, 10 – 11
6/08 iPad – Intermediate, 11 – 12
6/13 iPad – Beginners, 2 – 3
6/13 iPad Workshop, 3 – 4
6/18* * * * *Support Group, 10 – 11
6/18* * * * *Book Club, 11:15 – 12:15
6/21 Current Events, 1 – 2
6/21 Movie, 2 – 4
6/25 OFFICE CLOSED
6/26 iPad – Intermediate, 10 – 11
6/26 iPad Workshop, 11 – 12

Locations & Contact

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