Senior Center/Social Services Groups

Polish Coffee Hour - Witamy

Th, Jul 21 | 11:30am|No Cost

Th, Aug 18 | 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)


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

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 require 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

Wednesdays |3:15-4:15pm|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

Second Wednesday of each 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 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.

Exploring Happiness 

Thursdays|2-3pm|No Cost

In this weekly group, we will learn what science has to say about happiness, the myths of happiness, and how to train our brain to become happier, despite genetics and life circumstances.  We will discuss our experiences with happiness and what we believe does provide us with ongoing happiness.

Finding Love Again: A Second Chance (NEW)

First Thursday of each month|3:30-4:45pm|No Cost

This monthly group will help focus on helping senior men and women navigate the complicated dating world of 2022. This group will focus on discussion, online dating assistance and more,  followed by time to meet, socialize and connect with each other. The group will be co-led by social workers.