Seniors Program Newsletter North

December 2018



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.

December Closures:
*12/06   Lighthouse North will be closed – all staff will work from our main Chicago
location that day.
*12/24   Christmas Eve
*12/25   Christmas Day
*12/31   New Year’s Eve

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Featured Tools for Living Retail Store Items:
It’s that time of year again – time to get your 2019 LARGE PRINT calendar!! Our store has two fantastic large print calendars to choose from: a wall calendar for $14.95 and a slightly smaller calendar for $15.95. Both calendars feature  18 months, from January 2019 through June 2020.

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 – A Dog’s Purpose
Thursday, 12/27
10 – 11:50 a.m.

This movie will be shown with audio description which uses narration in an attempt to describe visual content which is helpful for maximum enjoyment.

“A Dog’s Purpose” shares the soulful & surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh & love.

Rated PG. Popcorn will be served.

Book Club – Wags to You: Short & Long Dog Tails
Monday, 12/17
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Most participants will use the free Talking Books player.  Friends, family members & caretakers are invited to participate as well. Please RSVP.

This month, we will discuss the biography, Wags to you: short & long dog tails. The book contains stories from the heart of a Guide Dog user and dog lover. These are stories of hope, courage, and inspiration; shared from the perspective of Clark Roberts who lost his sight at age 24. Laugh, cry and find unlimited joy as you meet each of his guide dogs and the people that are connected to them, connected by the leash. Enjoy the humor and the bond between dogs and their owners as you read Clark’s stories and the stories shared by other dog enthusiasts. With each turn of the page, you will learn more about life and more about yourself as Clark helps you to see in a new way.

**iPad/iPhone Training**
Please make note that our iPad/iPhone training sessions are
temporarily discontinued until a new instructor is identified.

Low Vision Support Group
Monday, 12/17
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!

Holiday Potluck Party & Cookie Exchange
Monday, 12/17
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with food! Please bring a dish to share and your favorite cookies to swap with others, whether they are homemade or store-bought. Gluten-free and diabetic-friendly treats are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your appetite. RSVP with the dish that you’re bringing to Melissa.

Monthly Events at a Glance

12/06   CLOSED
12/17   Support Group, 10 – 11 a.m.
12/17   Book Club, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12/17   Holiday Potluck Party, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
12/24   CLOSED
12/25   CLOSED
12/27   Movie, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m.
12/31   CLOSED

Locations & Contact

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