Posts tagged with "Seniors"
"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!
Date 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.
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.
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. The Library also sponsored Fit Links classes taught by staff member Rose Osebold (pictured above with one group) and volunteer Joe Cesario.
Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m. / Hendrickson RoomLearn why Elderhostel has become the world's largest travel and educational opportunity for adults 55 and over, offering economical adventures that include in-depth lectures, fascinating field trips and cultural excursions. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100. To visit the What's Up at the Library blog homepage, click here.