AARP Smart Driver’s Course All participants must pre-register. It is a two-day course; participants must attend both classes. There is no final test to pass. Upon completion of the course, each attendee is awarded a certificate. Under Illinois law, those above 55 - whether AARP members or not - qualify for a worthwhile multi-year auto insurance discount by completing this course. Please check with your insurance company for the exact discount and the correct procedure to obtain it. Studies have shown that fewer fatal and injury-causing crashes and violations occur among drivers who have taken this nationally-recognized course. Cost of the course is $15 (AARP members) and $20 (non-AARP members). Paid by check on the first day of class. To register or for more information, please contact the Senior Center at 847-588-8420. Thursday & Friday, Mar 15 & 16 • 9:00am-1:00pm
Thursday & Friday, May 17 & 18 • 9:00am-1:00pm
Speaker: Linda Chamberlain, Mobility Outreach Coordinator
Accessible Metra, Pace and CTA buses and trains are easy to use and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) would love to show you how! It is important that older adults and people with disabilities stay informed about accessible public transportation options to get to appointments, maintain social connections, and enjoy independent travel!
Topics Covered Include:
•Local Public Transportation Options
•Accessibility features on CTA, Pace, and Metra
•Planning an Accessible Trip
•RTA’s Reduced Fare and Ride Free Programs
•Travel Safety Tips
•RTA’s Free Travel Training Program
•Q&A sessions with the RTA Representative
Friday, Apr 6 • 10:00-10:00am • NO COST
SCRAM - Senior Crime Reduction Awareness Measures
Investment Fraud Learn how seniors are targeted through investment schemes. From pyramid schemes to fables of a Nigerian prince looking for a partner to claim inheritance money to complex financial products that many economists don’t even understand, investment schemes have long been a successful way to take advantage of older people.
Monday, Mar 12 • 11:00am • NO COST
Ruse Entry Burglary Prevention These scams are one of the most common scams used. They prey on your willingness to help and your fear of being embarrassed.
Friday, Apr 20 • 11:00am • NO COST
Is Your Financial Cabinet Too Full?
Having a system to categorize financial documents can help you think through what is the best way to store your financial documents. In this program, learn what to keep and what to throw away; be able to find financial documents when you need them in the future and explore ways to inform trusted individuals about financial and legal documents. Presentation fee includes materials. Lunch is chicken salad on a croissant, chips, beverage, and dessert.
Thursday, Mar 15 • 11:30am • Presentation only, $7 • Presentation & lunch, $11