Seniors Program Newsletter – Lighthouse North

Senior News You Can Use | January 2022
222 Waukegan Rd. Glenview, IL 60025

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PROGRAM ACCOUNCEMENT

Due to the surge in Covid-19 cases in the Chicagoland area, in-person programming has been temporarily suspended for THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JANUARY. We HOPE to resume in-person programs on February 1st but we will reevaluate that when the date gets closer. In the meantime, programs will take place over-the-phone. Please be sure to RSVP in advance to Melissa at 847-510-2060, to stay abreast of the updates.

 

Seniors’ Program In-Person COVID-19 Plan

Our goal at The Chicago Lighthouse is to provide everyone with a safe & secure environment that minimizes exposure to COVID-19. It is our utmost responsibility & priority to make our Seniors’ Program safe.

Health Safety:

  • Staff, volunteers & program participants must complete their vaccination cycle 2 weeks prior to in-person participation. Vaccination cards will serve as verification the vaccine(s) have been obtained.
  • All will have their temperature checked each time they enter the buildings & will affirm they are symptom-free by completing a screening form (assistance will be provided). Those who have not provided proof of vaccination to Melissa or who exhibit any of the following symptoms upon arrival will not be allowed further entrance into The Lighthouse:
  • Temperature of 100.4 or higher
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Repeated shaking/chills
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste/smell
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Nausea &/or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain
  • Congestion/runny nose

Masks will be worn at all times covering both nose & mouth.

You may submit a copy your completed vaccination card, front & back, to Melissa in advance by Fax: (847) 729-2207, text: (847) 242-1922 or email: melissa.wittenberg@chicagolighthouse.org. You may also bring your completed vaccination card to The Lighthouse upon arriving for your first program.

Please note that these guidelines are fluid & may change.

Call the calendar phone line anytime, day or night, to hear the current month’s schedule: (312) 506-0115.

CALL-IN INSTRUCTIONS FOR PHONE PARTICIPATION 
After you RSVP to Melissa for programs that you’d like to participate in over-the-phone, here’s how to call into programs – we will use the same call-in number for all programs: To join any of the programs listed in this newsletter, dial 872-242-7995. You will then be prompted to enter the Conference ID: 737 107 407 followed by #. Continue holding until you’re admitted into the program.

JANUARY CLOSURES
The Chicago Lighthouse will be closed on January 17th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

A THOUGHT ON THE NEW YEAR
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”– Helen Keller

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TIP
If you ever have trouble eating because you can’t see the food on your plate, try one of these tips:

  • Choose a plain white plate when you eat darker foods to make them pop when you look at them.
  • Use a plain dark plate when eating light colored foods such as mashed potatoes or pasta. You can have both options during one meal.
  • Use a task light to make it easier to see your plate and food during your meal.
  • Use the clock method with the plate as a clock, have someone tell you, what’s at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, etc.

 

JANUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

BOOK CLUB – STILL LIFE: CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2 – 3pm
Most participants will use the free Talking Books player.
This month, we will discuss the mystery, Still Life by Louise Penny, listening time, 11 hours. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec & his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident & nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, & is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter. Please RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

CHAIR EXERCISE:  CALL-IN
TUESDAYS, JANUARY 4, 11am-12pm; 11, 2-3pm; 18, 1-2pm
Join us on Tuesdays at various times each week for fun & energetic chair exercise classes focusing on increasing your strength & supporting your mobility.

All levels are welcome. PLEASE NOTE that by participating in our exercise program, you are agreeing to the following waiver: In consideration for participating in this exercise program voluntarily, I agree to hold all persons involved as well as The Chicago Lighthouse, including its Directors & employees, harmless from any injuries or damages which may incur, for any reason as a result of my involvement. My participation acknowledges that I agree to be bound by the terms set forth herein. It is my desire to participate. RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

HEALTH EDUCATION – A HEALTHIER YOU, NOW: CALL-IN
TUESDAYS, JANUARY 11, 18 & 25, 11am – 12pm
Hear from graduate-level nursing students from Rush University as they share valuable health information to help empower us to be healthier versions of ourselves. RSVP to Melissa: (847) 510-2060.

IPAD/IPHONE TRAINING: CALL-IN
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2 – 3pm in CHICAGO
These hands-on sessions are designed for people at all experience levels. We’ll highlight accessibility features, navigation gestures, shortcuts, dictation, VoiceOver & Siri. Pre-register at: (847) 510-2060.

JEOPARDY!©: CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1 – 2pm
Let’s exercise our brains with a good old-fashioned game! Are you ready for the challenge? Please RSVP in advance at: (847) 510-2060.

POETRY & PROSE: CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2 – 3pm
Former English teacher, Helen Shapiro, will share some of her favorite poems and other writings by both past and current authors. Join us as she reads some passages out loud then we will share our thoughts.
RSVP in advance to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

SOCIAL HOUR: CALL-IN
EVERY TUESDAY from 12 – 1pm
Enjoy this free time in-between programs and catch-up with friends.

SUPPORT GROUP: CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1 – 2pm
Start the New Year off right! Join us for this interactive exchange of ideas & information to increase your knowledge & help you retain your independence while getting the support you need. Join in to say hi, share how you’re doing & hear some familiar voices. RSVP to Melissa in advance at: (847) 510-2060.

TriBond Game:  CALL-IN
TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2 – 3pm
What does picnic, a card & a pool all have in common? Answer – they are all types of tables! TriBond is a game of making connections. Are you ready for the challenge? RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

JANUARY EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE:
TUE. JAN. 4     Phone: Exercise, 11 – 12
TUE. JAN. 4     Phone: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE. JAN. 4     Phone: Tribond, 2 – 3
TUE. JAN. 11   Phone: Health Talk, 11 – 12
TUE. JAN. 11   Phone: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE. JAN. 11   Phone: Exercise, 2 – 3
WED. JAN. 12  Phone: Support Group, 1–2
WED. JAN. 12  Phone: Book Club, 2 – 3
MON. JAN. 17  OFFICE CLOSED
TUE. JAN. 18   Phone: Health Talk, 11 – 12
TUE. JAN. 18   Phone: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE. JAN. 18   Phone: Exercise, 1 – 2
TUE. JAN. 18   Phone: iPad/iPhone, 2 – 3
WED. JAN. 19  Phone: Jeopardy!©, 1 – 2
WED. JAN. 19  Phone: Poetry & Prose, 2 – 3
TUE. JAN. 25   Phone: Health Talk, 11 – 12
TUE. JAN. 25   Phone: Social Hour, 12 – 1

FEBRUARY CLOSURES
The Chicago Lighthouse will be closed on February 21st in honor of Presidents’ Day.

FEBRUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

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.

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE MOVIE – LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS: IN-PERSON ONLY IN CHICAGO
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1 – 2:45pm
This movie will be shown with audio description which. This romantic comedy stars Diane Keaton & Jeremy Irons. In the lead-up to a wedding ceremony, two quirky individuals (an inexperienced wedding planner & a fussy celebrity caterer) are forced to confront the gap between the picture-perfect ceremonies they co-create & their own pursuits of love. PG-13. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE MOVIE – ALL IS TRUE: IN-PERSON ONLY IN GLENVIEW
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1 – 3pm
This movie will be shown with audio description. The year is 1613, & Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. Though retired, he still had one last story to tell – his own. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns down. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past & a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife & daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband & father. This film is rated PG-13. RSVP in advance at: (847) 510-2060.

BOOK CLUB – THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY: BOTH IN-PERSON IN GLENVIEW AND CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2 – 3pm
Most participants will use the free Talking Books player. Please RSVP to Melissa in advance at: (847) 510-2060.
This month, we will discuss the science fiction novel, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, listening time, 9 hours. Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

CHAIR EXERCISE: BOTH IN-PERSON IN CHICAGO AND CALL-IN
TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 1 & 8, 2 – 3pm; 15, 1 – 2pm
Join us on Tuesdays at various times each week for fun & energetic chair exercise classes focusing on increasing your strength & supporting your mobility. All levels are welcome. PLEASE NOTE that by participating in our exercise program, you are agreeing to the following waiver: In consideration for participating in this exercise program voluntarily, I agree to hold all persons involved as well as The Chicago Lighthouse, including its Directors & employees, harmless from any injuries or damages which may incur, for any reason as a result of my involvement. My participation acknowledges that I agree to be bound by the terms set forth herein. It is my desire to participate. All in-person participants will be asked to sign a waiver before class begins. RSVP in advance to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

HEALTH EDUCATION – A HEALTHIER YOU, NOW: BOTH IN-PERSON IN CHICAGO AND CALL-IN
EVERY TUESDAY in FEBRUARY, 11am – 12pm
Hear from graduate-level nursing students from Rush University as they share valuable health information to help empower us to be healthier versions of ourselves. RSVP to Melissa: (847) 510-2060.

IPAD/IPHONE TRAINING: IN-PERSON ONLY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1 – 3pm in GLENVIEW
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2 – 3pm in CHICAGO
These hands-on sessions are designed for people at all experience levels. We’ll highlight accessibility features, navigation gestures, shortcuts, dictation, VoiceOver & Siri. If you have an iPad/iPhone, please bring it. If you don’t, an iPad will be provided. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

JEOPARDY!©: IN-PERSON IN GLENVIEW & CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1 – 2pm
Let’s exercise our brains with a good old-fashioned game! Are you ready for the challenge? RSVP to Melissa in advance at: (847) 510-2060.

SOCIAL HOUR: IN-PERSON ONLY IN CHICAGO
EVERY TUESDAY from 12 – 1pm
Enjoy this free time in-between programs. Catch-up with friends, purchase a snack or bring your own food to eat in the cafeteria (not in the community room).

SUPPORT GROUP: IN-PERSON IN Glenview & CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1 – 2pm
Join us for this interactive exchange of ideas & information to increase your knowledge & help you retain your independence while getting the support you need. Join in to say hi, share how you’re doing & hear some familiar voices. During this time, it’s especially important to have friends to talk to!

TRIVIA: IN-PERSON IN GLENVIEW AND CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2 – 3pm
Join us for a fun game of trivia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association®, research shows that keeping your brain active increases its vitality!
RSVP in advance to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

FEBRUARY EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE:
TUE. FEB. 1     City In-Person/Phone: Health Talk, 11 – 12
TUE. FEB. 1     City In-Person Only: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE. FEB. 1     City In-Person/Phone: Exercise, 2 – 3
WED. FEB. 2  Glenview In-Person Only: iPad/iPhone, 1–3
TUE. FEB. 8   City In-Person/Phone: Health Talk, 11 – 12
TUE. FEB. 8     City In-Person Only: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE. FEB. 8     City In-Person/Phone: Exercise, 2 – 3
WED. FEB. 9  Glenview In-Person/Phone: Support Group, 1–2
WED. FEB. 9    Glenview In-Person/Phone: Book Club, 1 – 2
TUE. FEB. 15   City In-Person/Phone: Health Talk, 11 – 12
TUE. FEB. 15   City In-Person Only: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE. FEB. 15   City In-Person/Phone: Exercise, 1 – 2
TUE. FEB. 15   City In-Person Only: iPad/iPhone, 2 – 3
WED. FEB. 16  Glenview In-Person/Phone: Jeopardy, 1-2
WED. FEB. 16  Glenview In-Person/Phone: Trivia, 2 – 3
MON. FEB. 21  OFFICE CLOSED
TUE. FEB. 22   City In-Person/Phone: Health Talk, 11 – 12
TUE. FEB. 22   City In-Person Only: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE. FEB. 22   City In-Person Only: Movie, 1 – 2:45pm
WED. FEB. 23  Glenview In-Person Only: Movie, 1 – 3pm

For those interested in participating, whether it be in-person or over-the-phone, everyone must call Melissa at (847) 510-2060 to discuss their participation plans in advance for attendance / RSVPs and pre-register as space is limited for all in-person attendance.

Call the calendar phone line anytime, day or night, to hear the current month’s schedule: (312) 506-0115.

Locations & Contact

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

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