Senior Center/Social Services Groups

Niles Family Services/Senior Center Programs 

No Cost to Niles Residents  Age 55 & Over 

or Senior Center Members 

(Registration is Required 847-588-8420)


Mondays|2:30-3:30pm|No Cost

Wednesdays|2-3pm|No Cost

Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that combines deep breathing, meditation, and slow, rhythmic movements. It has many health benefits and is fun and easy to do. 

Caregiver Support Group

2nd Monday of the month

1-2pm|No Cost

This weekly group is for individuals who are caring for a family member with a chronic physical condition which requires a primary caregiver. The group will allow participants to give and receive emotional support from other caregivers, exchange helpful ideas and suggestions, and learn a variety of practices and techniques.

Relaxation, Meditation & Mindfulness

Tuesdays|1-2pm|No Cost

In this weekly group, you will be introduced to a wide variety of relaxation and meditative techniques, as well as learn how to incorporate mindfulness into daily life.

Elder Wisdom Circle

Wedesdays|3:15-3:45pm|No Cost

This weekly group allows people the opportunity to share with each other their accumulated life wisdom, as well as get to know each other better.

Widow/Widower Grief Support Group

2nd Wednesday of the month

12:45-1:45pm|No Cost

This monthly group will allow participants to come together in a safe and non-judgmental place where thoughts, feelings, memories, stories and experiences, relating to the death of a spouse or partner, can be openly and freely expressed. The group will provide grief education, practical coping strategies, and self-care practices. 

Low Vision Support Group

1st Thursday of the month

10-11:30am|No Cost

This monthly support group is open and no cost to anyone 55 and older who is visually impaired. Participants can share experiences, gain support, learn new tips and ideas, discuss various aspects of their sight impairments, and exchange resource information. Speakers will also be provided periodically.

Finding Love Again: A Second Chance 

1st Thursday of the month

2:30-3:45pm|No Cost

This monthly group will focus on helping senior men and women navigate the complicated dating world of 2023.  The first half hour will focus on discussion, including online dating assistance, learning how to meet people more organically, and the dating questions, suggestions, and experiences of participants.  The remaining 45 minutes will allow participants to meet, socialize, and connect with each other.  The group will be co-led by both a female and male social worker. Light refreshments will be served.