Senior Center/Social Services Groups

Polish Coffee Hour - Witapolish coffee hourmy

Th, Oct 20| 11:30am|No Cost

Th, Nov 17 | 11:30am| No Cost

Th, Dec 15| 11:30am|No Cost

 

 The Senior Center would like to invite all Polish speaking seniors for a coffee and chat about everything and anything. All meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM.  Please join our group! 

Zapraszamy wszystkich seniorόw na kawę oraz rozmowę o wszystkim i o niczym. Spotkania odbywaja się w III Czwartek każdego miesiaca o godzinie 11:30 AM. Masz pytanie?  Dołącz do naszej grupy!

 

Niles Family Services/Senior Center Programs 

No Cost to Niles Residents  Age 55 & Over 

or Senior Center Members 

(Registration is Required 847-588-8420)


Caregiver Support Group

Mondays|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.

Healthy Relationships Group

Tuesdays|2-3pm|No Cost

This weekly group focuses on how to improve ALL of your relationships. The focus will be on improving your listening and communication skills and how to give and receive more ongoing support.

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. 

Chronic Pain Support Group

Thursdays|1-2pm|No Cost

In this weekly group, participants will be given the opportunity to openly share their feelings and experiences with physical pain, how it impacts them, and what has proven helpful. We will also discuss and practice a wide variety of non-pharmacologic ways to manage pain. Additionally, participants will learn how to effectively communicate their pain-related issues and needs to health care providers, family members, and friends in order to optimize support.

Qigong

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. 

Finding Love Again: A Second Chance 

1st Thursday of the month

3:30-4:45pm|No Cost

This monthly group will focus on helping senior men and women navigate the complicated dating world of 2022.  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. 


Low Vision Support Group

This monthly support group is open and free-of-charge 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 periodically be provided.

This group meets the first Thursday of each month from10:00-11:30am and is facilitated by both a licensed, clinical social worker and a long-standing low vision group member.

Location:  Niles Family Services,  999 Civic Center Dr. Niles, IL

For more information, please contact Sharon Rosman at 847 588-8443 or email slr@vniles.com.