Seniors Program Newsletter North

August 2018



“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.
We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.” – Kent Nerburn

“Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” – John Ruskin

“Sometimes I wonder what I’m a-gonna do, ‘Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.” – Eddie Cochran


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 – Goodbye Christopher Robin
Wednesday, 8/22
2 – 4 p.m.

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

First published in 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh brought hope & comfort to England after the First World War & became one of the best-loved children’s books of all time. This film shows a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A.A. Milne & his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne & his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin & his family are swept up in the international success of the books. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

Rated PG. Popcorn will be served.

Book Club –
Keep Moving – and Other Tips and Truths About Aging
Monday, 8/27
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.

Show-business legend Dick Van Dyke is living proof that life does get better the longer you live it. Who better to offer instruction, advice, & humor than someone who’s entering his ninth decade with a jaunty two-step? Van Dyke isn’t just a born song-and-dance man; his irrepressible belief in embracing the moment & unleashing his inner child has proved to be the ultimate elixir of youth. When he was injured during the filming of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, his doctor warned him he’d be using a walker within seven years, but Dick performed a soft shoe right there & never looked back. In Keep Moving, Dick Van Dyke offers his own playful anecdotes & advice, as well as insights from his brother, actor Jerry Van Dyke; his friend & creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, Carl Reiner; & other spirited friends & family. Whether he’s describing the pleasure he takes in his habitual visits to the grocery store; how he met his late-in-life-love Arlene; or how he sprung back, livelier than ever, from a near-death experience, Dick’s optimistic outlook is an invigorating tonic for anyone who needs a reminder that life should be lived with enthusiasm despite what the calendar says.

“When people ask my secret to staying youthful at an age when getting up and down from your chair on your own is considered an accomplishment, you know what I tell them? ‘Keep moving’.’”

Current Events Discussion
Wednesday, 8/22
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
Wednesday, 8/08, 10 – 11 a.m.
Friday, 8/17, 9:30 – 10:30 a.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, please bring it. If you don’t, an iPad will be provided.

RSVP required.

iPad/iPhone Training – Intermediate Course
Wednesday, 8/08, 11 a.m. – noon
Tuesday, 8/28, 2 – 3 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. 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.

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

iPad/iPhone Workshop – Cookbooks & Cooking
Friday, 8/17, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 8/28, 3 – 4 p.m.

In this month’s workshops, you will learn how to search for recipes using an electronic cookbook on your iPad. Zoom in to enlarge the type so you can read the ingredients & directions easily. Learn how to play cooking videos to study technique. Search by type of food, a famous chef or a dietary requirement. Learn how to subscribe to services that deliver groceries or fully-cooked meals directly to your home.

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
Monday, 8/27
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.

Sight Impaired Cruise – Chicago Yacht Club
Tuesday, 8/21
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 Tuesday, August 21st. If interested, you MUST contact Melissa ASAP at (847) 510.6200 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

* * * * * Notes a change in the usual monthly schedule
8/08 iPad – Beginners, 10 – 11 a.m.
8/08 iPad – Intermediate, 11 a.m. – noon
8/17 iPad – Beginners, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
8/17 iPad Workshop, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
8/21 Sight Impaired Cruise, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
8/22 Current Events, 1 – 2 p.m.
8/22 Movie, 2 – 4 p.m.
8/27 Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
8/27 Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
8/28 iPad – Intermediate, 2 – 3 p.m.
8/28 iPad Workshop, 3 – 4 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.