Senior Style Niles Senior Center For a detailed description of programs & activities or to ask about membership or registration requirements, please check the Naturally Active Program Guides or call the Niles Senior Center at 5888420. Information about the Niles Senior Center can be found on the Village of Niles Website at www.vniles.com. Click on “Departments” (upper left), and then Click on “Senior” You can now see what’s new at the Senior Center. Advanced registration is required for programs. For a detailed description of programs & activities or to ask about membership or registration requirements, call the Niles Senior Center at 847588-8420 Individuals must be a registered member of the Niles Senior Center to receive the member price. Non members are invited to participate in programs at the non-member price. For more information about membership and programs, contact the Senior Center. Issues in the News • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays This dynamic, refreshing class is led by long time leader of this program, Arlene Golub. This group is filled with folks from all walks of life, retired or not, who want to keep abreast of a broad spectrum of what is occurring locally and worldwide. Issues for discussion are brought up by class participants, and everyone’s opinion is valued. Please call the NSC at 847-5888420 for more information. Got the dot? It may save your life Assist first responders with the information they need. Become part of the Illinois Dot Program. The Illinois Dot Program is a statewide initiative designed to provide vital medical information on vehicle drivers and passengers. Information contained on the medical card can assist first responders in the “Golden Hour” immediately following a serious crash. This can very well mean the difference between life and death. For more information, please contact the Niles Senior Center (847 588-8420). Bridge Players Needed – All Levels
Come and join our social bridge group. We meet every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m at the Niles Senior Center. For information contact Jaymi Blickhahn at (847) 599-4220 Cubs vs Brewers at Milwaukee’s Miller Park •10 a.m.Thursday, Sept. 19; $62M/$67NM. Join us as we head to Miller Park to see our Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The seats are in section 109. Fantastic seats. Lunch will be on your own.
Park Ridge Senior Center The Park Ridge Senior Center is now accepting half-price memberships that run through June 30, 2013. Cost for a single resident is $22.50; resident couples, $34.00: non-resident single, $31.50 and non-resident couple, $48.50. There are special rates for those members 90 years of age and older. Call the center at 847-692-3597 for further details. Non-members can drop in and pay a $2 fee to participate at the Center. This is a good way to become familiar with all the activities. Bridge If bridge is of interest there are several opportunities to enjoy the game. Groups meet on Friday mornings, Sunday afternoons, and Couple’s Bridge meets the first Thursday of the month. Call the Center at 847692-3597 for more information or to be put in tough with one of the group moderators. Membership dues Membership dues for the 2012- year are being accepted. The dues are: single $45 resident/$63 non-resident and couple (must reside in the same household) $68 resident/$97 non-resident. Bring in a new member and receive a $5 gift card. Ask the front desk for more details. Exercise class Jo Buck continues her exercise classes at 9and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This class covers a variety of movements including stretching, strength training and floor exercise. The first class is free. After that it is $2 each time you come.
Ongoing activities Following are number of ongoing activities at the Center: • Woodcarvers meet Thursdays at 9 a.m.…a free activity: • Gamers, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays play dominos, hand and foot, scrabble for rummikube … also free. • Ceramics students meet 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Tuesdays and work on projects of your choice. There is a charge of $7 per class. • Pinochle players meet the second Monday,Third Thursday and every Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. • Table tennis players start play at 1 p.m.Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All abilities are welcome for this free activity. • Bocce ball players gather just north of the Center at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Ken Hewelt is bocce master and will explain how the game is played. • Have you ever thought of tap dancing? This is a fun way of exercising. The class is at 12:30 p.m.Tuesdays.The fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Volunteer needed Volunteer help needed at the reception desk of the Center of Concern in Park Ridge. This 35 year old social service agency helps maintain senior citizens in their homes and provides housing assistance enabling them to live with dignity and independence. Call Jim at 847-823-0453. Very flexible hours and other volunteer opportunities are available.
The Center for Concern Unless otherwise noted, all services are offered at The Center of Concern offices at 1580 N. Northwest Hwy., Suite 310, in Park Ridge. For services that require an appointment, call 847-823-0453 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Preparation of simple wills and durable powers of attorney for health care and property also is available by appointment. Homeowners desiring additional income, companionship, or the ability to remain in their homes may wish to consider The Center of Concern’s shared housing program. Residents are matched
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with screened applicants who possess a temperament suitable to shared accommodations. The Center of Concern also offers friendly visitors for the homebound, programs designed to prevent homelessness, and volunteer opportunities in the office and in the field. The Center’s web site is www. centerofconcern.org. Blood pressure & blood sugar • 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 24
Morton Grove Senior Center
North Shore Senior Center offers programs, classes, activities, and travel opportunities for adults at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center at 6140 Dempster Street. You may register for all programs at the Center or call 847-470-5223. Volunteer opportunities Do you have great people skills? Do you enjoy reception work? North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove has opening for people to help at our front desk, greeting guests, directing calls, and assisting with registrations. Please contact Volunteer Services at 847.784.6052 for details. Square Dance • 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 Can’t tell a Do Si Do from a Do Si Don’t? No worries! The experienced dancers from the Glenview Squares Square Dance Club will provide a Square Dance demonstration and instruction, and then everyone can join in the fun! Enjoy this afternoon of dancing. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by Concentra. $8 member; $10 non-member.
Book Talk: Banned and Challenged • 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, Celebrate your freedom to read whatever fits your mood or disposition by checking out classic or contemporary titles that at one time have been banned or challenged. Presented by the Morton Grove Library Reader Services Librarian Megan Rosol. Remember your Library Card to check out books on site! No fee registration required. Sit and Get Fit • 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 3 – Oct. 24 Move your feet in your seat! Join this multi-level class suitable for those with limitations who are seeking to improve muscle tone, strength, and stamina. Standing exercises improving lower body strength and balance will be incorporated for those participants willing and able. $49 member; $59 non-member Healing Our Losses: Bereavement Support • Fridays, Sept. 10 – Oct. 25 Have you lost a spouse, partner, or other significant adult during the past year? Please join us for a new 8 week support group beginning Friday, September 6th from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Subsequent meetings will be on Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25. Our support group is offered free of charge but registration is required and group size is limited. For questions or to register, please contact Mary Senn, LCSW, at 847-663-3072. August Renoir: His World, French Fashion and Chicago • 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9 Travel back in time with Art Historian Claire Cross for the life, times, and loves of this most popular artist who See SENIORS, page 22