Seniors Program Newsletter North

February 2019

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FEBRUARY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

NEWSLETTER MAILING LIST UPDATE:
While it is our goal to offer interesting & diverse programs to seniors with vision impairments, only a small proportion of people receiving our monthly newsletter actual attend any programs. In an effort to reduce the costs of producing the mailings, if you would like to continue receiving this newsletter, you must contact Melissa no later than friday, february 8th to receive future newsletters.  You may do so by calling her at (847) 510-2060.

YOUR INPUT IS REQUESTED: Future Programming
We want to hear from you! Are there any in-house programs that you’d like the Lighthouse to consider offering in the future? We value your input so please let us know what you think is missing from the current programming. Please contact Melissa at (847) 510-6200 or email.

GOOD TO KNOW- PARATRANSIT PASSES:
Do you sometimes worry about not having $3.25 every time you want to get a ride? As a reminder, we sell packs of 10 Paratransit tickets in our Tools for LivingTM
Retail Store for $32.50 (cash payment only/exact change NOT required – no checks or credit card payments). 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.

Book Club – Killers of the Flower Moon
Monday, 2/25
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 critically-acclaimed New York Times Bestseller, “Killers of the Flower Moon – The Osage Murders & the Birth of the FBI,” a non-fiction book by David Grann. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, & sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more & more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, & many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.

As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, & the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, & together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 2/25
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

2/25 Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
2/25 Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


March 2019

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TIME CHANGE REMINDER:
Daylight Saving Time goes into effect on Sunday, March 10 so don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour.

If you need help resetting your clock/watch, bring it into The Lighthouse so that we can assist you with this task.

Did you know that The Lighthouse’s Tools for LivingTM Retail Store sells talking watches and clocks? Stop by soon to check them out!

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 – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Thursday, 3/14
10 – 11:45 a.m.

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

For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer & producer, was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred & his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. As one of America’s most beloved children’s show hosts, Mr. Rogers remains one of the most iconic television figures for families worldwide. This documentary takes a closer look at the person behind the show, persona, & personality that helped define what it meant to be a good person & be a part of a healthy community. Through his children’s show, Mr. Rogers would go on to inspire a generation by not skirting real world issues, confronting issues of social justice & maturity through a lens that provided an educational aspect that was approachable by kids & appreciated by the entire family.

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

Book Club – A Gentleman in Moscow
Monday, 3/25
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 utterly entertaining novel, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.  He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to!

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility comes a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, &     is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition & wit, has never worked a day in his life, & must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, & one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Kenneth Branagh, a five-time Academy Award® nominee, is set to star in & produce a TV adaptation of  A Gentleman in Moscow.

**iPad/iPhone Training**
I’m pleased to announce the return of our group iPad/iPhone training sessions.
Our new instructor, Noreen Costello, has been working at our city headquarters
for the past three years. Let’s give her a big Glenview welcome!

iPad/iPhone Training – Beginner’s Course:
Monday, 3/04, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 3/19, 2 – 2:30 p.m.

These 90-minute 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.

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 2/25
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

3/04   iPad/iPhone for Beginners, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
3/14   Movie, 10 – 11:45 a.m.
3/19   iPad/iPhone for Beginners, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
3/25   Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
3/25   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.