Informational Forum


TED Talks- July

Episode: Sleep is Your Superpower
"Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep's impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code -- as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye."
Friday, July 12 ● 10:00am ●  NO COST

TED Talks - August

Episode:  Sloths! The Strange Life of the World's Slowest Mammal
Sloths have been on this planet for more than 40 million years. What's the secret to their success? In a hilarious talk, zoologist Lucy Cooke takes us inside the strange life of the world's slowest mammal and shows what we can learn from their ingenious adaptations.
Friday, Aug 9 ● 10:00am ● NO COST

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course

All participants must pre-register.  This 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 fewer violations occur among drivers who have taken this nationally-recognized course.  Cost of the course is $15 (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, July 18 & 19 • 9:00am-1:00pm
Thursday & Friday, Sep 19 & 20 • 9:00am-1:00pm

Basic Fire Extinguisher Training Class

The Niles Fire Department is offering a basic fire extinguisher class which will include an opportunity to train on their live fire prop, extinguishing fires that vary in size and type.
Monday, Aug 5 ● 10:00am ●  NO COST
niles fire

Rules of the Road Class

Instructor from Secretary of State's Office
Take a refresher course, before you take your test.
Monday, Aug 5 ● 1:00pm ● NO COST

RTA Presentation

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 include: 
• Local Public Transportation Options
• Accessibility features on CTA, Pace, and Metra 
• Planning an Accessible Trip
• Paying Fare
• Ventra Cards
• RTA's Reduced Fare & Ride Free Programs
• Travel Safety Tips
• RTA's Free Travel Training Program
• Q&A sessions with the RTA Representative 
Monday, Aug 12 ● 10:00am ● NO COST