Seniors Program Newsletter North

June 2019


June Announcement:

Our Tools for LivingTM retail store will be closed for a few days for annual inventory starting on Friday, June 28th. The store is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, July 3rd. Please note that our entire office will be closed on Friday, June 28th but will reopen on Monday, July 1st.

Did you know that The Chicago Lighthouse has served the needs of the blind & visually impaired community for the past 113 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 would like to make a donation or 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 26th – The Chicago Lighthouse Associate Board’s 33rd Annual House & Garden Walk. For more information or to buy a ticket, call Melissa at 847-510-2060 or go to:

Featured Lighthouse Program: Cris Radio 

Are you having difficulty reading print newspapers & magazines? Tune in to CRIS Radio, your 24/7 information station! Wake up every morning to the day’s news from the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, Daily SouthTown & more! Also, listen to various other magazines, including Chicago Reader, Men’s Health, Vanity Fair, & People, covering topics including entertainment, sports, politics & health!
CRIS Radio can be heard online at;
on your smartphone or tablet by downloading the TuneIn app (search for CRIS Chicago); on your Victor Reader Stream via ooTunes; and via telephone by dialing 814-485-7314. To learn more & connect with CRIS Radio, visit:

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 Zookeeper’s Wife
Tuesday, 6/18
10 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

This movie will be shown with audio description which uses narration to describe visual content. The Zookeeper’s Wife (based on The New York Times Bestseller) is based on the real-life story of one working wife & mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina & her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship & her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan & Antonina are stunned & are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina & Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance & put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself & even her children at great risk.
This film is rated PG-13. Popcorn will be served. Friends, family members & caretakers are invited to attend as well but space is limited you so must RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

Book Club for Seniors- Every Note Played
Monday, 6/24
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

This month, we will discuss the novel, Every Note Played by Lisa Genova. An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Every finger of his hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing across the keys and striking each note with exacting precision. That was eight months ago. Richard now has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. His fingers are impotent, still, devoid of possibility. The loss of his hand feels like a death, a loss of true love, a divorce—his divorce.
He knows his left arm will go next.

Three years ago, Karina removed their framed wedding picture from the living room wall and hung a mirror there instead. But she still hasn’t moved on. Karina is paralyzed by excuses and fear, stuck in an unfulfilling life as a piano teacher, afraid to pursue the path she abandoned as a young woman, blaming Richard and their failed marriage for all of it. When Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard’s muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it’s too late.
Poignant and powerful, Every Note Played is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness.

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course:
Monday, 6/03, 10 – 11 a.m.
Monday, 6/10, 10 – 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. RSVP is required.(847) 510-2060

iPad/iPhone Training – Intermediate Course:
Monday, 6/03, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monday, 6/10, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 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, 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 RSVP in advance: (847) 510-2060.

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 6/24
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 to Melissa at (847) 510-2060.

Monthly Events at a Glance

6/03   iPad/iPhone – Beginners, 10 – 11 a.m.
6/03   iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
6/10   iPad/iPhone – Beginners, 10 – 11 a.m.
6/10   iPad/iPhone – Intermediate, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
6/18   Movie, 10 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
6/24   Support Group, 10:00  – 11:00 a.m.
6/24   Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Please RSVP for ALL programs — (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.