Informational Forum


TED Talks- January

Episode: What I Learned from Nelson Mandela
"In the cathedral of the wild, we get to see the best parts of ourselves reflected back to us." Boyd Varty, a wildlife activist, shares stories of animals, humans and their interrelatedness, or "ubuntu" -- defined as, "I am, because of you." And he dedicates the talk to South African leader Nelson Mandela, the human embodiment of that same great-hearted, generous spirit.
Friday, Jan 11 ● 10:00am ●  NO COST

TED Talks - February

Episode:  What do we do when antibiotics don't work any more?
Penicillin changed everything. Infections that had previously killed were suddenly quickly curable. Yet as Maryn McKenna shares in this sobering talk, we've squandered the advantages afforded us by that and later antibiotics. Drug-resistant bacteria mean we're entering a post-antibiotic world -- and it won't be pretty. There are, however, things we can do ... if we start right now.
Friday, Feb 8 ● 10:00am ● NO COST


SCRAM - Senior Crime Reduction Awareness Measures

New Way to Do Carjackings

Wednesday, Jan 16 ● 11:00am ● NO COST

ComEd will be back to discuss solutions to lowering your utility bill.
Wednesday, Feb 20 ● 11:00am ● NO COST

AARP Smart Driver Safety 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 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, Jan 17 & 18   • 9:00am-1:00pm
Thursday & Friday, Mar 21 & 22 • 9:00am-1:00pm

RTA Group Transit Orientation Presentation

Presenter: Linda Chamberlain, RTA
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 
Friday, Feb 1 ● 10:00am ● NO COST