Seniors Program Newsletter (Chicago location)

Senior News You Can Use | June 2024

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CONSTRUCTION REMINDER FOR CHICAGO OFFICE
The pick-up/drop off address for our city office is now 1143 S. Wolcott Avenue. Our Glenview office is located at 222 Waukegan Road.

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

MAY ANNOUNCEMENTS
We be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

CALL-IN INSTRUCTIONS
After you pre-register/RSVP, here is how to call into programs – we will use the same call-in for all programs. Call (872) 242-7995 & enter Conference ID 737107407#. You will then be admitted into the programs.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TIP – BE MY EYES APP
If you want help to see something, but you don’t have anyone to help or just don’t want to ask for help, try the Be My Eyes app for iPhone & Android devices. Through Be My Eyes you are connected with a volunteer who can explain what you’re looking at through your smart phone’s camera. For example, if you’re at home & can’t read the label on a can or frozen dinner, you can use Be My Eyes to ask someone on the other end what the food is or how long you have to cook it. You can also use Be My Eyes to find your gate at an airport, read a bus timetable, describe a picture, learn how to use a new appliance, or even ask if your outfit matches.


JUNE CALENDAR of EVENTS:

JUNE ANNOUNCEMENT
We will be closed on June 19th in honor of Juneteenth.

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE MOVIE – BLINDSIGHT
IN-PERSON ONLY IN CHICAGO
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1 to 2:45pm
Blindsight is a powerful glimpse of the possibilities for transcendence in straightforward documentary filmmaking — & extreme physical disability. Six blind Tibetan teenagers, shunned by their culture as sinners or possessed by demons, band together to climb the north side of Mount Everest. With the inspiration of their fiery, blind teacher who fought to establish a Tibetan school for blind children, the teens are guided by Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind mountaineer to have successfully scaled Everest. The climbers suffer through illness, bad weather, & the stark challenge of tackling one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet. Rated PG. RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE MOVIE – THE MIRACLE WORKER
IN-PERSON ONLY IN GLENVIEW
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1 to 2:30pm
The Miracle Worker focuses on Helen, a young girl everyone believed was too deaf, dumb & blind to be helped. A child with the inability to speak or comprehend the world around her. She was saved by Annie Sullivan, a persistent & outspoken teacher who came into Helen’s life. Together they accomplished the impossible & taught one another the values of patience, tolerance & compassion. They embark on an amazing & triumphant journey that made the name Helen Keller synonymous with the education of the deaf & blind around the world. Rated G. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

BOOK CLUB – LOVE, LUCY: PHONE ONLY
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 1 to 2pm
This month, we will discuss the autobiography Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball, listening time, 7.5 hours. TBBS Book #DB112934. RSVP at (847) 510-2060. Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans—a warm, wise, & witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio & B movies to become one of the world’s best-loved performers. This is her story—in her own words. The story of the ingenue from Jamestown, New York, determined to go to Broadway, destined to make a big splash, bound to marry her Valentino, Desi Arnaz. In her own inimitable style, she tells of their life together—both storybook & turbulent; intimate memories of their children & friends; wonderful backstage anecdotes; the empire they founded; the dissolution of their marriage. And, with a heartfelt happy ending, her enduring marriage to Gary Morton. Here is the lost manuscript that her fans & loved ones will treasure. Here is the laughter. Here is the life. Here’s Lucy…

CHAIR EXERCISE: PHONE ONLY
IN-PERSON IN CHICAGO & CALL-IN:
TUESDAYS, JUNE 4 & 18, 11am to 12pm
PHONE ONLY: TUESDAYS, JUNE 11 & 25, 11am to 12pm
Join us for fun & energetic chair exercise class focusing on increasing your strength & supporting your mobility. All levels are welcome. By participating in our exercise program, you are agreeing to the following waiver: In consideration for voluntarily participating, you agree to hold all persons involved as well as The Chicago Lighthouse & its employees harmless from any injuries or damages which may incur, for any reason as a result of your involvement. RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

IPAD/IPHONE (& ANDROID) TRAINING: IN-PERSON ONLY
TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2 to 3pm in CHICAGO
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1 to 3pm in GLENVIEW
We’ll take turns working one-on-one with participants using Apple accessibility features, gestures, Siri, voiceover, etc. Please bring your own device. iPads can be provided by request. In Glenview, android training will also be available. Pre-register at: (847) 510-2060.

MUSIC APPRECIATION: PHONE ONLY
TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2 to 3pm
Join to hear blues from Mississippi’s Big Joe Williams, the sounds of banjo innovator & connoisseur Tony Trischka, a horse ballad from the Arizona Sonora Borderlands, marimba music from Guatemala, & barrel-house piano blues from Speckled Red. RSVP to Melissa: 847-510-2060.

NAME THAT TUNE: PHONE ONLY
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2 to 3pm
Do you like to listen to music? Do you like a challenge? RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

SOCIAL HOUR: IN-PERSON ONLY IN CHICAGO
TUESDAYS, JUNE 6 & 20, 12 to 1pm
PHONE ONLY: TUESDAYS, JUNE 13 & 27, 12 to 1pm
Enjoy this free time in-between programs to catch-up with friends.

SUPPORT GROUP: IN-PERSON IN CHICAGO & CALL-IN
TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1 to 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. RSVP with Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

Who wants to be a millionaire?: PHONE ONLY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1 to 2pm
Don’t get too excited – it’s just a rhetorical question!! This game is open to anyone willing to put their knowledge to the test in a series of questions & answers. Just keep your wits about you & have fun. RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

YOUR INPUT IS REQUESTED: FUTURE PROGRAMMING
We want to hear from you!
Are there any programs that you’d like The Lighthouse to consider offering in the future? We value your input so please call Melissa at (847) 510-6200 or email her at melissa.wittenberg@chicagolighthouse.org.

JUNE EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE:
TUE JUN 4  City In-Person/Phone: Exercise, 11 – 12
TUE JUN 4  City In-Person Only: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE JUN 4  City In-Person/Phone: Support Group, 1 – 2
TUE JUN 4  City In-Person Only: iPad/iPhone, 2 – 3
WED JUN 5  Glenview In-Person Only: iPad/iPhone/Android, 1–3
TUE JUN 11  PHONE ONLY: Chair Exercise, 11 – 12
TUE JUN 11  PHONE ONLY: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE JUN 11  PHONE ONLY: Book Club, 1 – 2
TUE JUN 11  PHONE ONLY: Name That Tune, 2 – 3
TUE JUN 18  City In-Person/Phone: Exercise, 11 – 12
TUE JUN 18  City In-Person Only: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE JUN 18  City In-Person Only: Movie, 1 – 2:45
WED JUN 19  OFFICE CLOSED
TUE JUN 25  PHONE ONLY: Chair Exercise, 11 – 12
TUE JUN 25  PHONE ONLY: Social Hour, 12 – 1
TUE JUN 25  PHONE ONLY: Millionaire Game, 1 – 2
TUE JUN 25  PHONE ONLY: Music Appreciation, 2 – 3
WED JUN 26  Glenview In-Person Only: Movie, 1 – 2:30


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
1850 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 666-1331
Monday – Friday
9 a.m – 5 p.m.

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