Seniors Program Newsletter North

Senior News You Can Use | October 2021
222 Waukegan Rd. Glenview, IL 60025

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PROGRAM ACCOUNCEMENT

We are excited to announce that some in-person senior programs will resume in September on Tuesdays at our Chicago location at 1850 W. Roosevelt Road! We will continue some in-person programs on Wednesdays at our Glenview location at 222 Waukegan Road. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required in order to participate in-person. Please read the Seniors’ Program In-Person COVID-19 Plan on the next page for details regarding in-person attendance. We’ll 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 (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.

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.

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.

OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

ART EXPLORATION:
CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON on THURSDAYS, OCTOBER  7 & 14,  2 – 3pm
BOTH IN-PERSON IN CHICAGO AND CALL-IN on TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 19 & 26,  1 – 2pm
On Thursday, October 7th, we’ll focus on the British–American rock band, Paul McCartney & Wings. On Thursday, the 14th, Philip will talk to us about French Post-Impressionist painter, Paul Cezanne. On Tuesday, the 19th, we’ll learn about Josh Groban, American singer, songwriter, musician, actor & record producer. On Tuesday, the 26th, we’ll focus on Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, businesswoman & humanitarian. This series is led by The Lighthouse’s Inclusive Arts Specialist, Philip Cameron. Please RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE MOVIE – NEWS OF THE WORLD: IN-PERSON ONLY IN GLENVIEW
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER  27,  1 – 3:15pm
This movie will be shown with audio description which uses narration in an attempt to describe visual content. Five years after the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks) moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken in by the Kiowa people & raised as one of their own. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two face tremendous challenges of both human & natural forces as they search for a place they can call home. This film is rated PG-13. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

BOOK CLUB – THE MURMUR OF BEES: IN-PERSON IN GLENVIEW & CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER  13,  2 – 3pm
Most participants will use the free Talking Books player. This month, we will discuss the novel, The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia. From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge, the life of a small Mexican town forever changed. Disfigured & covered in a blanket of bees, little Simonopio is for some locals the stuff of superstition, a child kissed by the devil. But he is welcomed by landowners Francisco & Beatriz Morales, who adopt him & care for him as if he were their own. As he grows up, Simonopio becomes a cause for wonder to the Morales family, because when the uncannily gifted child closes his eyes, he can see what no one else can—visions of all that’s yet to come, both beautiful & dangerous. Followed by his protective swarm of bees & living to deliver his adoptive family from threats—both human & those of nature—Simonopio’s purpose in Linares will, in time, be divined. Set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution & the devastating influenza of 1918, The Murmur of Bees captures both the fate of a country in flux and the destiny of one family that has put their love, faith, and future in the unbelievable.
Please RSVP in advance to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

CHAIR EXERCISE: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON:
THURSDAYS, OCTOBER  7, 14, 21 & 28, 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. 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. RSVP in advance to Melissa at (847) 510-2060.

HEALTH EDUCATION – A HEALTHIER YOU, NOW:
BOTH IN-PERSON IN CHICAGO AND CALL-IN
TUESDAYS, OCTOBER  5, 12, 19 & 26,  2 – 3pm
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 in advance to Melissa: (847) 510-2060.

IPAD/IPHONE Q&A: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
THURSDAY, OCTOBER  21,  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.

IPAD/IPHONE TRAINING: IN-PERSON ONLY in Glenview
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER  6,  1 – 3pm
These hands-on sessions are for people at all levels of experience. We’ll highlight features like zoom, large/bold text, contrast & magnifier. Also, we’ll cover navigation gestures, shortcuts, Siri, dictation & VoiceOver. An iPad will be provided if needed during class. Class size is limited – pre-register with Melissa at: 847-510-2060.

JEOPARDY!©: IN-PERSON IN GLENVIEW & CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER  20,  1 – 2pm
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? RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

LET’S PONDER SOME POETRY & PROSE: CALL-IN ONLY, NOT IN-PERSON
THURSDAY, OCTOBER  28,  2 – 3pm
Former English teacher, Helen Shapiro, will share some of her favorite poems & other writings by both past & current authors. Join us as she reads some passages out loud then we will share our thoughts. Please RSVP to Melissa in advance at: (847) 510-2060.

SUPPORT GROUP: IN-PERSON in Glenview & CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER  13,  1 – 2pm
Join us for this interactive exchange to increase your knowledge & help you retain your independence while getting the support you need. Share how you’re doing & hear some familiar voices. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

TRIVIA: IN-PERSON IN GLENVIEW & CALL-IN
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER  20,  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.

OCTOBER EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE:

TUE. OCT.  5        City In-Person/Phone: Health Talk, 2 – 3
WED. OCT.  6       Glenview IN-PERSON ONLY: iPad/iPhone Training, 1 – 3
THU. OCT.  7        Phone Only: Chair Exercise, 1 – 2
THU. OCT.  7        Phone Only: Art, 2 – 3
TUE. OCT.  12      City In-Person/Phone: Health Talk, 2 – 3
WED. OCT. 13      Glenview In-Person/Phone: Support Group, 1–2
WED. OCT. 13      Glenview In-Person/Phone: Book Club, 2 – 3
THU. OCT.  14      Phone Only: Chair Exercise, 1 – 2
THU. OCT.  14      Phone Only: Art, 2 – 3
TUE. OCT.  19      City In-Person/Phone: Art, 1 – 2
TUE. OCT.  19      City In-Person/Phone: Health Talk, 2 – 3
WED. OCT. 20     Glenview In-Person/Phone: Jeopardy, 1 – 2
WED. OCT.  20    Glenview In-Person/Phone: Trivia, 2 – 3
THU. OCT.  21     Phone Only: Chair Exercise, 1 – 2
THU. OCT.  21     Phone Only: iPad/iPhone Q&A, 2 – 3
TUE. OCT.  26     City In-Person/Phone: Art, 1 – 2
TUE. OCT.  26     City In-Person/Phone: Health Talk, 2 – 3
WED. OCT. 27     Glenview IN-PERSON ONLY: Movie, 1 – 3:15
THU. OCT.  28     Phone Only: Chair Exercise, 1 – 2
THU. OCT.  28     Phone Only: Poetry & Prose, 2 – 3

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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