Seniors Program Newsletter North

Senior News You Can Use | July & August 2021
222 Waukegan Rd. Glenview, IL 60025

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PROGRAM ACCOUNCEMENT
We are excited to announce that in-person senior programs will slowly resume in July in Glenview on some Wednesdays! For the health & well-being of our seniors, as well as for everyone who enters The Lighthouse, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required in order to participate in-person. Please read our entire Seniors’ Program In-Person COVID-19 Plan on the next page for complete details regarding in-person attendance. We will continue to offer the call-in phone option to those who cannot participate in-person.
For those interested in participating, whether it be in-person or over-the-phone, everyone must call Melissa at T: (847) 510-2060 to discuss their plans for attendance / RSVPs – space is limited for in-person attendance.

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. All should abstain from physical contact, including, but not limited to, handshakes, high fives, hugs, etc.
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 each month’s schedule: (312) 506-0115.

JULY CLOSURE
In honor of Independence Day, The Chicago Lighthouse will be closed on Monday, July 5th. We hope you have a festive & safe holiday.

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.

JULY CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

ART EXPLORATION: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
TUESDAYS, JULY 6, 13, 20 & 27, 1 – 2pm
On July 6th, we’ll learn about American singer-songwriter & guitarist, James Taylor. On the 13th, we’ll focus on Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt. British writer & lay theologian, C.S. Lewis, will be the focus of discussion on the 20th. On the 27th, we’ll learn about Cicely Tyson, American actress, model, & author. This series is led by The Lighthouse’s Inclusive Arts Specialist, Philip Cameron. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

ASSITIVE TECHNOLOGY TALK & DEMONSTRATION:
BOTH IN-PERSON AND CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2 – 3pm
The Lighthouse’s very own Patrick Andrade, Assistive Technology Manager, will join us to shed some light on potential devices that you might find helpful, such as: the BlindShell, a simple cell phone that gives vocal feedback with each tactile button pushed, Amazon & Google smart devices that are based off of voice commands, & some of the latest devices carried in our store, like the OrCam Read & Optelec Compact 10 HD. Please come prepared with any assistive technology questions for Patrick – he’s a wealth of information! RSVP to Melissa at (847) 510-2060.

BOOK CLUB – THE AMAZING MRS. POLLIFAX:
BOTH IN-PERSON AND CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 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 novel The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman.
Once again, the irrepressible Mrs. Pollifax, that very special agent with her own very special brand of logic, is off on an incredible escapade of international intrigue . . . from the exotic towns & countryside of Turkey to a mysterious rendezvous with a gypsy caravan. “You are in effect replacing a dead man, Mrs. Pollifax. . . .” When Emily Pollifax answered the phone that Sunday morning she quickly forgot about her Garden Club tea in the afternoon. The last time she had heard the voice on the other end of the line it had sent of her off on a journey that plunged her into a wild tangle of secret agents & high adventure. Now the man from the CIA was asking if she could leave immediately on a mission that would take her halfway across the world. What could Mrs. Pollifax say but yes?

CHAIR EXERCISE: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
THURSDAYS, JULY 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1 – 2pm
Who couldn’t use some motivation to be a bit more active! Join in on the fun for energetic chair exercise classes focusing on increasing your strength & supporting your mobility. Whether you’re an avid exerciser or a bit of a couch potato, all levels are welcome. Let’s stay active together while we’re spending time apart. Before participating, please make sure you have a stable chair for class. PLEASE NOTE that by participating in our over-the-phone exercise programming, 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 employees, harmless from any injuries or damages which may occur, 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 in advance to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: BOTH IN-PERSON & CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1 – 2pm
Today is our first opportunity to get together in person for programs in over a year! Let’s come together, both over-the-phone & in the flesh at The Chicago Lighthouse in Glenview, to meet each other & get to know one another better! RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

IPAD/IPHONE Q&A: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2 – 3pm
Do you have an iPhone or iPad? Do you have questions about how to get the most from your devices? Join Michael Hansen for an informal Q&A about all things Apple. RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

JEOPARDY!©: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2 – 3pm
Let’s exercise our brains with a good old-fashioned game! Clues will be shared in the form of the answer & participants will respond in the form of a question, just like on the game show. Are you ready for the challenge?

LET’S PONDER SOME POETRY & PROSE:
CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2 – 3pm
Former English teacher, Helen Shapiro, will share some of her favorite poems & other writings. Join us as she reads passages out loud & we share our thoughts. Please RSVP to Melissa in advance at: (847) 510-2060.

RIDDLE ME THIS: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2 – 3pm
Let’s exercise our brains (don’t forget to stretch first)! In addition to being fun, riddles can also be quite useful. That’s because solving them requires you to think hard about the words involved & this strengthens the parts of the brain that deal with language. When presented with a riddle, the brain searches through all the words & their various meanings. RSVP to Melissa: (847) 510-2060.

SUPPORT GROUP: BOTH IN-PERSON AND CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 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. There’s much to learn from one another. During this time, it’s especially important to have friends to talk to! Please RSVP in advance to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

TRIBOND GAME: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
TUESDAY, JULY 20, 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.

TRIVIA: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2 – 3pm
Join us for a fun game of trivia. We will take turns being asked a variety of questions. According to the Alzheimer’s Association®, research shows that keeping your brain active increases its vitality!
Please RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

JULY EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE:
THUR. JULY 1   Chair Exercise, 1 – 2
MON. JULY 5   OFFICE CLOSED
TUE. JULY 6   Art Exploration, 1 – 2
TUE. JULY 6   Jeopardy!©, 2 – 3
WED. JULY 7   In-Person/Phone: Getting 2 Know U, 1 – 2
WED. JULY 7   In-Person/Phone: Tech Talk & Demo, 2 – 3
THUR. JULY 8   Chair Exercise, 1 – 2
THUR. JULY 8   Poetry & Prose, 2 – 3
TUE. JULY 13   Art Exploration, 1 – 2
TUE. JULY 13   Trivia, 2 – 3
WED. JULY 14   In-Person/Phone: Support Group, 1 – 2
WED. JULY 14  In-Person/Phone: Book Club, 2 – 3
THUR. JULY 15   Chair Exercise, 1 – 2
TUE. JULY 20   Art Exploration, 1 – 2
TUE. JULY 20   Tribond Brain Game, 2 – 3
THUR. JULY 22   Chair Exercise, 1 – 2
THUR. JULY 22   iPad/iPhone Q&A, 2 – 3
TUE. JULY 27   Art Exploration, 1 – 2
TUE. JULY 27   Riddle Me This, 2 – 3
THUR. JULY 29   Chair Exercise, 1 – 2

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

AUGUST CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

ART EXPLORATION: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
TUESDAYS, AUGUST 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 1 – 2pm
On August 3rd, we’ll focus on American singer & actress, Ethel Waters. On the 10th, Philip will talk to us about French post-Impressionist artist, Georges Seurat. On the 17th, we’ll learn Harry Belafonte, an American singer, songwriter, activist & actor. On the 24th, we’ll focus on Sergei Rakhmaninov, Russian composer, virtuoso pianist & conductor. The Grapes of Wrath, an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck, will be the focus of discussion on the 31st. This series is led by The Lighthouse’s Inclusive Arts Specialist, Philip Cameron. Please RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE MOVIE – INSTANT FAMILY:
IN-PERSON ONLY
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1 – 3pm
This movie will be shown with audio description which uses narration in an attempt to describe visual content.
When Pete (played by Mark Wahlberg) & Ellie (played by Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year-old girl they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete & Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. Instant Family is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders. This film is rated PG-13. RSVP to Melissa in advance at: (847) 510-2060.

BOOK CLUB – HAVE YOU SEEN LUIS VELEZ?:
BOTH IN-PERSON AND CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2 – 3pm
Most participants will use the free Talking Books player. RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060. This month, we will discuss the novel, Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn’t belong. Not with his mother’s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father & his father’s wife. Not at school, where he’s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he’s tamed & to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who’s introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez? Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, & as he tries to track Luis down, a deep & unexpected friendship blossoms between the two. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, & Mildred helps Raymond see that there’s hope if you have someone to hold on to.

CHAIR EXERCISE: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON:
THURSDAYS, AUGUST 5, 12, 19, & 26, 1 – 2pm
Who couldn’t use some motivation to be a bit more active! Join in on the fun for energetic chair exercise classes focusing on increasing your strength & supporting your mobility. All levels are welcome. Before participating, please make sure you have a stable chair for class. NOTE that by participating in our over-the-phone exercise programming, 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 employees, harmless from any injuries or damages which may occur, for any reason, as a result of my involvement. My participation recognizes that I agree to be bound by the terms set forth herein. It is my desire to participate in this event. RSVP at (847) 510-2060.

CHICAGO HISTORY: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2 – 3pm
Richie Zie, a Chicago Historian Tour Guide & Storyteller, will share with us fun & fascinating stories all about Chicago! RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

THE DOCTOR IS IN: BOTH IN-PERSON AND CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2 – 3pm
Please join us for this informative session led by The Lighthouse’s VP of Clinical Services, Dr. Kara Crumbliss, as she discusses various eye diseases & their effects on vision. While her main focus will be on age-related macular degeneration, as it is the leading cause of low vision in the U.S. for people over 55, she will be happy to answer questions regarding any eye condition. She will also talk about ways people who have vision difficulties can enhance their vision as well as helpful services. RSVP to Melissa at (847) 510-6200.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: BOTH IN-PERSON & CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1 – 2pm
Let’s come together, both over-the-phone and in the flesh at The Chicago Lighthouse in Glenview, to meet each other and get to know one another better! RSVP in advance by calling Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

IPAD/IPHONE Q&A: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2 – 3pm
Do you have an iPhone or iPad? Do you have questions about how to get the most out of them? Join Michael Hansen for an informal Q&A about all things Apple.
RSVP in advance to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

JEOPARDY!©: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2 – 3pm
Let’s exercise our brains with a good old-fashioned game! Clues will be shared in the form of the answer & participants will respond in the form of a question, just like on the game show. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

GUIDED MEDITATION: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2 – 2:30pm
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato. In a world where sometimes we suffer in isolation, make the choice to cultivate kindness, connection, & compassion. Today, make this choice to connect with & build the qualities of compassion & kindness during your meditation so it will carry over into all the activities of your day. Every moment, every behavior, we have the choice, so choose kindness. There are no skills, abilities, or beliefs required to gain the benefits of this offering. Please RSVP in advance to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

LET’S PONDER SOME POETRY & PROSE:
CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2 – 3pm
Former English teacher, Helen Shapiro, will share some of her favorite poems & other writings. Join us as she reads some passages out loud then we will share our thoughts. Please RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

RIDDLE ME THIS: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2 – 3pm
Let’s exercise our brains (don’t forget to stretch first)!
In addition to being fun, riddles can also be quite useful. That’s because solving them requires you to think hard about the words involved & this strengthens the parts of the brain that deal with language. RSVP to Melissa: (847) 510-2060.

SUPPORT GROUP: BOTH IN-PERSON AND CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 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. There’s much to learn from one another. Please RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

TRIBOND GAME: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 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. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

TRIVIA: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2 – 3pm
Join us for a fun game of trivia. We will take turns being asked a variety of questions. Research shows that keeping your brain active increases its vitality! RSVP in advance to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

AUGUST EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE:
TUE. AUG. 3   Art Exploration, 1 – 2
TUE. AUG. 3   Jeopardy!©, 2 – 3
WED. AUG. 4   In-Person/Phone: Getting 2 Know U, 1 – 2
WED. AUG. 4   In-Person/Phone: The Doctor Is In, 2 – 3
THUR. AUG. 5   Chair Exercise, 1 – 2
TUE. AUG. 10   Art Exploration, 1 – 2
TUE. AUG. 10   Trivia, 2 – 3
WED. AUG. 11   In-Person/Phone: Support Group, 1 – 2
WED. AUG. 11   In-Person/Phone: Book Club, 2 – 3
THUR. AUG. 12   Chair Exercise, 1 – 2
THUR. AUG. 12   Poetry & Prose, 2 – 3
TUE. AUG. 17   Art Exploration, 1 – 2
TUE. AUG. 17   Tribond Brain Game, 2 – 3
THUR. AUG. 19   Chair Exercise, 1 – 2
THUR. AUG. 19   Guided Meditation, 2 – 2:30
TUE. AUG. 24   Art Exploration, 1 – 2
TUE. AUG. 24   Riddle Me This, 2 – 3
WED. AUG. 25   IN-PERSON ONLY: Movie, 1 – 3
THUR. AUG. 26   Chair Exercise, 1 – 2
THUR. AUG. 26   iPad/iPhone Q&A, 2 – 3
TUE. AUG. 31   Art Exploration, 1 – 2
TUE. AUG. 31   Chicago History Talk, 2 – 3

For those interested in participating, whether it be in-person at The Chicago Lighthouse in Glenview at 222 Waukegan Road or over-the-phone, everyone must call Melissa Wittenberg at T: (847) 510-2060 to discuss their plans for attendance / RSVPs – space is limited.

 

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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