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. 

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.

Eat, Move, Sleep

Tuesdays|2:15-3:15pm|No Cost

Join us for this fun and informative weekly class where you will learn new ways to eat, move, and sleep to improve your overall health and well-being. We will focus on easy, delicious, and nutritious food suggestions, including snacks and desserts, simple and creative ways to incorporate more movement into your day, and lots of tips for how to get a better night’s sleep.

 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.

Let’s Just Get Together: Plan B

1st Thursday of the month

2:30-3:45pm|No Cost

Are you an older adult who sometimes feels lonely, isolated, and disconnected? Are you single, divorced, or widowed?  Have you recently moved or retired?  Are your children/grandchildren very busy with their own lives and don't have much time to hang out with

you?  Maybe you don't even want a romantic relationship at this point, but are just looking for like-minded people to do fun things with. Please join us once-a-month for a way to authentically connect with others who are actively looking to make both female and male friends with common interests. We have meaningful conversations, provide one another with social support, and also share lots of laughs. We meet the first Thursday of each month. Open and free-of-charge to all adults 55 and up. Please call 847-588-8420 to register.

Wits Workout

2nd & 4th Thursday of the month

10-11:15am|No Cost

Did you know that social connectedness and intellectual engagement are two lifestyle factors that contribute to your brain’s health? Simply put, coming together and learning new things is good for your brain! Join the Wits Workout class where you’ll engage in all kinds of interactive puzzles and games and learn what you can do in your daily life  to keep your brain healthy.