Events

Unless otherwise noted in the session description, you may RSVP for any session by calling 708.386.3100

Celebrating Seniors Week 2017

To begin, click on the day that you would like to view. Next, select a session to learn more about what is happening, where it is, and who is presenting.

  • Thursday5/18/2017
  • Friday5/19/2017
  • Saturday5/20/2017
  • Sunday5/21/2017
  • Monday5/22/2017
  • Tuesday5/23/2017
  • Wednesday5/24/2017
  • Thursday5/25/2017
9:30 AM

Secretary of State Super Senior Event

2:00 PM

Anti-Aging Secrets: Celebrity Tips

Rejuvenate yourself with a cup of antioxidant green tea and learn some exciting anti-aging tips.  Learn about 10 aging issues and simple at-home remedies to help alleviate them. Andrea Metcalf is one of the nation’s top fitness experts and has appeared on the NBC Today Show, Steve Harvey, USA Today, Oprah.com and Rueters Health Report.

RSVP:
pporter@belmontvillage.com
708-848-7200

Belmont Village of Oak Park
1035 Madison St.


Andrea Metcalfe
Presenter
3:30 PM

Card Making Class

In this class, you will make two cards. One card will be a birthday card and the other card will be an all occasion card. No previous experience required. Class size is limited to six people. Advance registration is REQUIRED. You must register 2 days in advance of the class.

Call 708-366-9850 or email Ann at ahanson616@aol.com to register.

Registration requested call 708-366-9850 or email ahanson616@aol.com

Accents By Fred

7519 W. Madison Street, Forest Park


Ann Hanson
Presenter
4:30 PM

Art Exhibit Opening

Art Exhibit Opening featuring artwork from are seniors. Enjoy refreshments and mingle with artists and art lovers alike.

pacarroll@brookdale.com
708-725-3566

Brookdale Oak Park
1111 Ontario St., Oak Park, IL


Patrick Carroll
Presenter
9:30 AM

Turning Memories Into Stories

Each one of us is a gold mine of stories. This workshop will help participants find their `storytelling voices’! Margaret will take you through easy steps to identify memories and stories that you would like to preserve and share.

Susan Stall/Arbor West Neighbors
stallsusan@gmail.com
708-772-8817

Veteran’s Room Oak Park Main Library
834 Lake St., Oak Park, IL


Margaret Burk
Presenter
10:00 AM

Advanced Directives and Other Instruments for Late Life Planning: Why We Need Them

1:30 PM

Friday Afternoon Movie: Double Indemnity

Join us for popcorn and a screening of the film noir classic Double Indemnity.

ahammond@fppl.org
(708) 689-6123

Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park


Alicia Hammond
Presenter
3:00 PM

Fall Prevention for Seniors

One-third of adults over age 65 will suffer a fall this year. This presentation will discuss causes of falls, prevention, what to do if you have a fall, and resources for preventing falls.

nick.preys@synergyhomecare.com
708-848-4520

Synergy Homecare of Oak Park
8020 Madison Rd., River Forest, 60305


Nick Preys
Presenters
7:00 PM

Terry Sullivan Trio Jazz Concert

Come to the River Forest Public Library and enjoy an intimate jazz concert with the Terry Sullivan Jazz Trio.

djanisch@rflib.org
708-366-5205 x 303

River Forest Public Library
735 Lathrop Ave, River Forest, IL 60305


Terry Sullivan
Presenter
7:00 AM

Celebrating Seniors 5K Run

Come out and enjoy a run or walk through the beautiful community of River Forest. Start and finish around Keystone Park. A shirt and goodie bag for all registered participants who register early.

For more details and to register visit: www.tinyurl.com/mbv28ar

hiscoakprk@ameritech.net
708-386-3100

Keystone Park - River Forest
400 Keystone Park Dr. River Forest, IL 60305


Richard Harris
Presenter
3:00 PM

Dynamic Duos: Favorite Screen Couples

12:00 PM

Pet Pals in the Park

Bring your best friend and your pet to a pet parade in Lindberg Park. Our parade's Grand Marshall, Val Camilletti, will get the party started. We will have local vendors and treats for dogs. All are welcome!
patriciakoko@hotmail.com
608-220-2961

Lindberg Park
1151 N Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60302


Pat Koko
Presenter
2:00 PM

Lakeside Flutes

2:00 PM

Author Visit: Elizabeth Berg

Join us for this exciting visit from best-selling author, Elizabeth Berg. Ms. Berg will read selections and discuss her newest book.

djanisch@rflib.org
708-366-5205 x 303

River Forest Public Library
735 Lathrop Ave, River Forest, IL 60305


Lakeside Flutes
Presenter
3:30 PM

Let’s Get Real: Practical Tips to Continue to Live in Your Home & Community

You will learn how to: Move safely in your home to reduce fall risks, set up your home to manage or reduce onset of typical aches and pains, communicate with your healthcare team to address YOUR true health needs and concerns, and stay social in your community when your mobility becomes more limited.

monika@livingfullyathome.com
708-497-5925

Oak Park Main Public Library
834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL
Small Mtg. Room


Monika & Blaine Robinson
Presenter
10:00 AM

Being Safe on Social Media

Fun, interactive educational opportunitity for seniors interested in participating in social media platforms such as Facebook, Skype/Facetime, Linked In, and Twitter.

hkranz@oprfcf.org
708-848-1560

OP RF Community Foundation
1040 West Lake St. Suite 204 Oak Park


Foundation Staff
Presenter
1:00 PM

Local Scams Targeting Older Residents: Practical Tips to Prevent Targeting & Continue to Age-in-Place Successfully in your Home and Community

River Forest police department will engage the audience in a lively and important discussion about identity theft and fraud scams targeted at older adults. Information on protecting yourself and staying informed will be provided to participants.

708-714-3543
gczernik@vrf.us
River Forest Village Hall - Community Room
400 Park Ave, River Forest, IL


Ofc. Glen Czernik
Presenter
7:00 PM

River Forest Historic Homes II

10:00 AM

Books of Bagels

Come talk about books while enjoying delicious breakfast treats. We will discuss new books at the library and share some of our favorite reads. Bring your recommendations.

djanisch@rflib.org
708-366-5205 x 303

Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium
7560 Oak Ave, River Forest, IL 60305


Mary Kay Akers-Stiff
Presenter
10:00 AM

Encore Chorus

Performance by the OPRF chapter of Encore Chorus, a nationwide chorus dedicated to providing artistic expression for people over the age of 55. Broadway songs and well known tunes will be performed.

jmazzaia@hotmail.com
708-217-6208

Oak Park Arms (Ballroom)
406 S. Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL


OPRF Encore Chorus
Presenter
10:00 AM

Repair Café

Volunteers are here to help you learn how to make repairs on small appliances, lamps, sewing, jewelry, etc. We provide the refreshments, camaraderie and expertise – you provide the item in need of repair.

sccoprf@sbcglobal.net
708-848-5251

Synergy Home Care Office
1515 North Harlem, Suite 307-2, Oak Park


Nancy Bauer & Mac Robinet
Presenter
10:00 AM

Eat! Live! Move!

Eat! Live! Move! Join West Suburban Medical Center during Celebrating Seniors Week as we host Eat! Live! Move! This interactive program will focus on diabetes and the importance of lifestyle in the management of diabetes. A light box lunch will be provided.

malvarad@WestLakeHosp.com
(708) 383-6200

West Suburban Medical Center
3 Erie Court, Conference Rooms A-D
Oak Park, IL, 60302


 Dr. Marta Alvarado
Presenter
10:30 AM

Lifelong Learning Center Tour and Activities

Drop by for light refreshments, informal tours, a weaving demonstration on one of our 15 floor looms.

sccoprf@sbcglobal.net
708-848-5251

SCCOPRF
414 S. Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL


Helen Schmucker
Presenter
11:00 AM

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

ahammond@fppl.org
708-689-6123

Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park


Alzhiemer's Assocation
Presenter
11:00 AM

Movement is Medicine

Discuss and demonstrate movement/exercises that are helpful and essential for Seniors. A Doctor of Physical Therapy will be providing complimentary injury and mobility screens.

Sam@bodygears.com
877-709-1090

Hit It Fitness Studio
811 South Blvd, Oak Park, IL 60302


Body Gears Physical Therapy and Hit It Fitness
Presenter
11:00 AM

The Silver Gold Rush: The Impact of Aging on Business and Community

Join us for a speaking presentation by Wally Amos, Founder and CEO of Big Kahuna Cookies. Mr. Amos will be joined by Marla B. Levie, BSW, MA, founder and president of Focus on Aging and Rosanna Márquez, the AARP Illinois State President to discuss issues and opportunities related to business and aging.

bob@rahoakparkchicago.net
708-445-6000

Dominican University - Lund Auditorium
7900 Division St
River Forest, IL 60305


Robert Stelletello
Presenter
1:00 PM

Lifelong Learning Center Tour and Activities

Drop by for light refreshments, informal tours, a weaving demonstration on one of our 15 floor looms.

sccoprf@sbcglobal.net
708-848-5251

SCCOPRF
414 S. Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL


Helen Schmucker
Presenter
1:00 PM

Make it and Take It

Join us for a delicious and fun afternoon!
This time of year neighbors seem to have so many fresh, homegrown, cucumbers from the garden that you might feel like you have to get creative to use them all up. We’ll share some favorite light and refreshing recipes that will make a perfect lunch or snack. These recipes feature cucumbers which provide a good dose of fiber, and a satisfying crunch! Chef Denise Murray will prepare for you a simple recipe that you can make and take home too. Sign Up early and bring your appetite!. Reservations required.

RSVP:
dmurray@forestpark.net
708-771-7737

Howard Mohr Community Center
7460 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park


Denise Murray
Presenter
1:30 PM

Conscious Aging Workshop - Demonstration

Experience a demonstration Conscious Aging Workshop. Stop by The Yoga Centre for an hour or so to see firsthand what all the buzz is about. Experience the sharing, contemplation and tools to help us identify the path of aging that is our own — liberated from stereotypes and limiting beliefs about what’s possible.

marcblesoff1@comcast.net
312-816-5299

The Yoga Centre
266 Lake St., Oak Park IL


Marc Blessoff
Presenter
2:00 PM

Managing Hand Arthritis

Tina Bailey, NovaCare's experienced Occupational Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist will be addressing and sharing tips to manage hand osteoarthritis pain. Tina will be available to conduct individual screen to assess if skilled therapy would benefit to address function.

tfbailey@selectmedical.com
708-934-7062

NovaCare-Maple Avenue Location
610 S. Maple, Suite 3500, Oak Park, IL


Tina Bailey
Presenter
5:00 PM

Platform Tennis Social

Platform Tennis is played with a solid paddle as opposed to a strung racquet, and a depressurized tennis ball is used along with an underhand serve. All equipment will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Register online at rfparks.com or RSVP by Friday, May 19 to Aly Copus at 708-366-6660 x104 or acopus@rfparks.com

acopus@rfparks.com
708-366-6660 x104

Keystone Park - River Forest
Keystone Park Platform Tennis Courts
7920 Central Avenue


River Forest Park District Staff & Platform Tennis Instructor
Presenter
6:30 PM

Prepared to Care: Equipping adult children, family and friends with tools needed to care for loved ones who are aging.

9:30 AM

Healthy Hearts, Healthy Bodies

Join Rush Oak Park Hospital and the Park District of Oak Park for a talk about heart health followed by a basic fitness class. LaShonda Scott, MD, a primary care physician at Rush, will kick it all off by sharing tips for keeping your heart healthy. We’ll then put words into action with a basic fitness class. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring water. Space is limited. Please register in advance at 708-660-4636.

jill_goldberg@rush.edu
(708) 660-4636

Ridgeland Common Recreation Center)
415 Lake St., Oak Park


Rush Oak Park Hospital Park District of Oak Park
Presenter
10:00 AM

Good Earth Greenhouse Tour & Container Gardening Presentation

The Altenheim & Good Earth Greenhouse & Café welcome you to summer gardening! Good Earth Greenhouse will present a walking tour of their Greenhouse followed by demonstrations of “Indoor & Outdoor Container Gardening”. Then please join us for complimentary cookies & coffee in the Good Earth Café. You’ll also receive 10% off any purchase during your visit.

altenheimmary@gmail.com
708-366-2206

Good Earth Greenhouse & Café
7900 Madison Street, River Forest, IL 60305


The Altenheim Senior Apartment Rental Community-Stiff
Presenter
11:30 AM

Celebrating Seniors Luncheon

Shake off the winter blues and join us for an afternoon of great food, friends, and musical entertainment. Join us during Celebrating Seniors Week for this exciting opportunity brought to you by the Park District of Forest Park. Enjoy music by the Szurko Trio and alunch buffet. Give aways an d raffles prizes.

Pre-registaration is required. Free to those 60 and older. To register call Steven Thomas at 708-366-7500 x20.

sthomas@pdofp.orgt
708-366-7500x20 (office)
708-878-2056 (cell)

Park District of Forest Park
7501 Harrison St, Forest Park, IL 60130


Celebrating Seniors Coalition
Presenter
11:30 AM

Medical Cannabis Education: How Seniors are Benefitting

Amy Lee will share what she has learned from working with older adults to help them effectively use medical cannabis. She will explore why cannabis could be a better solution to help treat chronic conditions and have a better quaity of life.

Amy@sevenpoint.org
855-9-7POINT (855-977-6468)

Oak Park Main Public Library
834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL


Amy Lee
Presenter
2:00 PM

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Memoir Writing: Getting Started

For all Ages!  Would you like to write your memoirs someday, but don't know how to get started? A skilled leader will guide you through memory and sensory exercises and help get you started on your memoir project.

croach.rftownship@gmail.com
708-771-6159 Ext. 234

River Forest Community Center, Room 202
8020 Madison Rd., Rver Forest, 60305


Cathaleen A. Roach, Part-Time Senior Outreach Coordinator, River Forest Township.
Presenter
3:00 PM

iPhone & iPad Basics

Learn everything you need to know to get started with iPad or iPhone, from navigation to customization to handy tricks.

ahammond@fppl.org
708-689-6123

Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park


Forest Park Public Library
Presenter
4:00 PM

Jammin With Josh

An interactive group drumming workshop that combines basic drumming, therapeutic movement, entertaining performance and recorded music for an engaging and stimulating experience.

joshcalef@gmail.com
734-717-85411

Oak Park Arms
408 S. Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL


Josh Calef
Presenter
5:00 PM

Bocce Ball Social

Park District staff and volunteers will be on hand to teach the game of bocce ball, followed by open play. Light refreshments will be served.

Register online at rfparks.com or RSVP by Tuesday, May 16 to Aly Copus at 708-366-6660 x104 or acopus@rfparks.com

acopus@rfparks.com
708-366-6660 x104

Memorial Parkway Bocce Courts in River Forest
Lake St. between Jackson & Monroe


River Forest Park District Staff & Bocce Enthusiasts
Presenter
7:00 PM

Essentials of Estate Planning

Essentials of Estate Planning is a lively discussion about the “must have” estate planning documents. Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Medical Directive will be explained.

jflanagan@bentron.com
708-386-3100

River Forest Public Library
735 Lathrop Ave, River Forest, IL 60305


Jim Flanagan
Presenter
10:30 AM

Spring Into the New You

1:00 PM

Movement and Memory Dance Class for Beginners and Other Seniors

BRAND NEW TO CELEBRATING SENIORS WEEK!!

Come join renowned local Dance Instructor, Gloria Araya, for an hour-long wonderful experience of movement, memory and music. Ms. Araya (who teaches at the East Bank Club, too), will focus on music selections of by-gone eras to guide us through a safe, yet fun dance class and will further explore the healing benefits that movement and music have to aging well, memory and mood.  All abilities welcome.

Gloria_araya@sbcglobal.net
630-670-2219

River Forest Community Center, Room 206
8020 Madison Rd., Rver Forest, 60305


Gloria Araya
Presenter

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