January-February 2019 Program Guide
The January-February 2019 Program Guide is now available. Registration for members begins on Tuesday, December 11. Registration for non-members will begin on December 18. To view the Program Guide, please click here.
NEW - Musical Memories Choir
The choir offers individuals with early stage memory loss an opportunity to join a joyful community and connect with those who care for them. Members will sing familiar songs from their past and share musical memories together. No vocal experience needed, just a love of music. Made possible through a partnership between Niles Senior Center and The Wellshire Morton Grove.
Thursdays, Jan 10 - Mar 7 • 10:00-11:30am
No cost, reservations are required, please call 847-588-8420
All registrants must be accompanied by a caregiver
AARP Tax Assistance Program Locations
The Niles Senior Center will not be hosting the AARP Tax Assistance Program in 2019. If you need tax assistance, please call one of the following locations listed below for an appointment.
The Morton Grove Civic Center Mather's More than a Café
6140 Dempster 7134 W. Higgins
Morton Grove, IL Chicago, IL
By appointment: 847-663-3070 By appointment: 888-600-2560
Mon & Fri 9:00am-3:00 pm Mon 9:00am-1:00pm
Marine Park Leisure Center Village of Skokie
2701 W. Sibley 5127 Oakton
Park Ridge, IL Skokie, IL
By appointment: 847-692-3597 By appointment: 847-933-8208
Tues., Wed., Thurs. 9:00am-3:00pm Wed 9:00am-3:30pm
1501 Ellinwood Ave.
Des Plaines, IL
By appointment: 847-827-5551
Tues. & Thurs: 9:15am-1:00pm
Rummage Sale Reservations
If you are interested in reserving a table to sell the many treasures in your home that you no longer use, please call Jaymi at 847-588-8420 starting January 1, 2018. A $5.00 donation per table is required at time of reservation. All donations will go to the Niles Food Pantry. Space is
limited! Table reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.
Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00am-1:00pm.
Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative
The Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) is one of Illinois’ managed care programs. The program is for seniors and persons with disabilities who have full Medicaid and Medicare benefits. It operates in the Greater Chicago and Central Illinois Regions.
MMAI allows eligible beneficiaries in Illinois to receive their Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare Part D, and Medicaid benefits from a single Medicare-Medicaid Plan. Plans must provide all necessary Medicare and Medicaid covered services, including Medicaid waiver services.
For more information, please contact the Senior Center.
New Registration Policy
Register Early: A lot of planning goes into creating quality programs for our
members and guests. If you are interested in a program, please sign up early to ensure that your class is not cancelled. Registration may be made by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover. Credit card payments can also be made online. Registration by phone can only be made when an account credit is available to cover the entire cost.
Effective May 1, 2018, all program fees must be paid in full at time of registration. We are no longer able to hold a seat without payment. Individuals on a waitlist will be called if there is an opening and given 48 hours to provide payment. Waitlist payments must be made in person. If payment is not received, the next individual on the list will be contacted.
Fight Fraud: Guard Your Medicare Card
If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent health care fraud by guarding your Medicare card like you would a credit card.
Identity theft from stolen Medicare Numbers is becoming more common. Medicare’s here to help by removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards and replacing them with a new, unique number for each person with Medicare. Medicare will mail new Medicare cards with the new numbers between April 2018 and April 2019.
Here are some important steps you can take to protect yourself from the identity theft that can lead to health care fraud:
• Don’t share your Medicare Number with anyone who contacts you by telephone, email or in person, unless you’ve given them permission in advance. Medicare will NEVER contact you (unless you ask us to) for your
Medicare number or other personal information.
• Don’t ever let anyone borrow or pay to use your Medicare Number.
• Review your Medicare Summary Notice to be sure you and Medicare are only being charged for actual items and services received.
If you’re looking to enroll in a Medicare plan:
• Remember there are no “early bird discounts” or “limited time offers.”
• Don’t let anyone rush you to enroll by claiming you need to “act now for the best deal.”
• Be skeptical of free gifts, free medical services, discount packages or any offer that sounds “too good to be true.”
If someone calls you and asks for your Medicare Number or other personal information, hang up and call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). To learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft and health care fraud, visit www.Medicare.gov/fraud or contact your local Senior Medicare Patrol (www.smpresource.org).
This message is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If you have an account and an email address on file at the Niles Senior Center you may now register online for programs and events. Simply click on the "Online Registration" link to the left side of the page for further instructions and to register for events. If you do not have an account or email address on file at the NSC, please call us for assistance.
The Niles Senior Center will not be hosting the AARP Tax Assistance Program in 2019. If you need tax assistance, please call one of the following locations listed below for an appointment. Read on...
If you are interested in reserving a table to sell the many treasures in your home that you no longer use, please call Jaymi at 847-588-8420 starting January 1, 2018. Read on...
Mon Jan. 21Afternoon with the Stars with Aleksander Dall School is out, so grab your children and grandchildren to rock it out with Aleksander Dall! This talented teen covers the very best of music greatness---as far back as the 1950s to the 1990s! This all-ages affair also includes your choice of 1) pasta with vegetables and marinara sauce or 2) pasta with chicken and alfredo sauce, garlic bread, and small salad. (Please register by Jan 17). Registration required. Call 847-588-8420 for more information
Thu Jan. 24New - Musical Memories Choir The choir offers individuals with early stage memory loss an opportunity to join a joyful community and connect with those who care for them. Members will sing familiar songs from their past and share musical memories together. No vocal experience needed, just a love of music. Made possible though a partnership with Niles Senior Center and the Wellshire Morton Grove. NOTE: All registrants must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Thu Jan. 24Paint-in-Party Community Event Let's join the new paint-in-party craze. You don't have to be an experienced artist to create a work of art. We will learn how to paint a simple painting with step by step instructions while enjoying a meal which includes a grilled chicken sandwich, chips and dessert. Paint-in-party is the perfect time to get together with family and friends. Space is limited! This program is a community event; everyone is welcome. Thursday, Jan 24 • 12:00pm – 2:30pm • $21 (Includes two glasses of ice crea...