Posts tagged with "Seniors"

Posted by daccurso on 01/28/10
CurrentEvents1000 "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government..."--Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, 1789. The members of the Current Events Group at the Arlington Heights Senior Center strive to stay well-informed and have been doing so each week for more than 20 years. On Thursday, January 28, the group celebrated its 1,000th session. It is the Library's longest-running group and started as an offshoot of a Great Books Discussion Group with Tom Bernett as the original leader. He created the model for discussion that they use today and led the group for 18 years. The current discussion leaders are George Galvan, Amy Burke, Robert Gilden, and until recently, Taft Lowell.   The group has a very loyal following. Original group members Julie Martin and Ellen Hoffman attended the special event as well as many members who have been coming for up to 15 years. The popular group started with 8 or 9 members and now has to be capped at 50 due to space limitations. The Library congratulates this great group on reaching its 1,000th session!
Posted by daccurso on 06/07/12

Kathy Reuter, Consumer and Family Sciences Consultant, will provide information on how to make simple, low cost, or more expensive, home/apartment/condo modifications to safely adapt to various physical and sensory aging changes. Learn about assistive devices that can make your daily activities easier and safer. An information handout and list of resources for accessible products, devices, and tools will be provided.
 
Date and time: Thursday, June 21, 1–2:30 p.m. 
Location: Senior Center
 

Posted by daccurso on 07/12/10
job_search_blogDate and time: Monday, July 19, 7 p.m. Location: Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road Learn how others have successfully transitioned to a new career and incorporated volunteerism. Learn how to identify career options and passions and how to pursue them. Learn how to get assistance with career identification and searches. Bruce Cruz, job transitioner and volunteer; Ann Garoon, career coach, Harper College; and Babara Vlk, business librarian, Arlington Heights Memorial Library will be on a panel discussing these topics and more. Register in advance by calling 847-253-5532.
Posted by daccurso on 10/29/09
Date and time: Friday, November 6, 10 a.m. Location: A.H. Senior, 1801 W. Central Rd, room 183 Learn about the Drizabone coat, the eucalyptus tree, the gold country, and the Flying Doctor Service when Myrla Brand concludes her Down Under slide tour series with Southeast Australia. No registration required. Refreshments served.
Posted by daccurso on 06/15/10
Date and time: Fridays, July 9–August 27, 1–3 p.m. Location: Senior Center Register for this series of eight discussions that adheres to the national program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Each facilitated discussion will be based on topics selected by an FPA panel. Participants will use a Great Decisions briefings book with in-depth articles on each topic to prepare for discussion. Register online or by calling 847-392-0100. There is an $18 fee for materials.
Posted by daccurso on 05/27/09

senior health and fitness day

The Library and other Senior Center agencies sponsored National Senior Health and Fitness Day at the Senior Center on May 27. Participants were treated to a free continental breakfast, then could choose from an array of options that included learning about health and fitness info online, a free strength training seminar, free chair massages, and blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. To view more photos from the event, click here.
Posted by daccurso on 05/26/10
Senior Health & Fitness Breakfast Library volunteers Nancy Clancy and Joan Toomey joined Library staff member Carol Prescott in serving a free continental breakfast at Senior Health and Fitness Day at the Arlington Heights Senior Center. The breakfast was provided by the Library and the A.H. Park District. Senior Health & Fitness Computer Links The Library also sponsored Fit Links classes taught by staff member Rose Osebold (pictured above with one group) and volunteer Joe Cesario.
Posted by daccurso on 05/21/12

Kick off National Senior Health & Fitness Day with a free, nutritious, continental breakfast sponsored by the park district and the library from 8:30–10 a.m. Then attend a dance fitness demo, get a free massage and have your blood pressure screened. Advance registration required for lunch - $4 age 60 and up; $5 for all others. Free entertainment by Banjo Buddies Dixieland Trio. For a complete list of activities, times, fees and registration, contact the Senior Center at 847-253-5532 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.  Sponsored by the library and other community agencies serving older adults.  
 
Date and time: Wednesday, May 30, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Senior Center
 
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Fit Links
When you come to Senior Health and Fitness Day, learn about health and fitness-related websites. Ten-minute sessions begin every quarter hour. Attend a session and you will be entered in a drawing for a fitness book or DVD. No fees.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, May 30, 9–11:15 a.m.
Location: Senior Center Computer Room
 
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