Informational Forum

Issues in the News

Thursdays|9:30am|No Costissues in the news

If you enjoy keeping up with the latest news stories, you’ll enjoy participating in the new Current Events discussion group. Join your fellow NSC members for lively discussions and debates in a respectful manner that focuses on the hottest topics in the week’s news. (Registration is required) 


Driver's Courses

AARP—Driver Safety Program ClAARPass

Tu & Th, Sep 14 & 16|9am-1pm - CANCELLED

Tu & Th, Nov 16 & 18|9am-1pm

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 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 Senior Center Office at 847-588-8420.

Rules of the Road

M, Nov 1|1pm|No Cost

(Instructor from Secretary of State’s Office)

Take a refresher course before you take your test.

Self Defense Class

Aikido Self Defense Class for Seniors

Simple, Easy to Learn, Effective

With George Button

F, Sep 24|10:30am-12pm|$5M/$7.50NM


NSC member and Niles Rhythm Band Director, George Button, will be here to demonstrate some self-defense techniques using Aikido, a Japanese martial art. These simple, easy to learn, but very effective moves, will aid you in your personal safety. 

George was a Superintendent of Police (Chief Instructor) with the Royal Hong Kong Police Force. He has extensive experience training law enforcement agencies both nationally and internationally; where he demonstrated new arresting, disarming and very effective Aikido self-defense techniques.  

All members of the class will receive a handout with further safety tips to keep in mind for your daily lives. After the class, all interested participants will receive an email with links to information and videos. Please remember that your newly acquired skills and knowledge can be passed on to family and friends down the road.  

Please come by yourself or with a partner and wear comfortable clothing.  Light snack will be provided.

Technology Trends

Piphonehoto Storage for Your Smartphone or Tablet

W, Sep 15|1pm| $10M/$15NM

(Instructor Lee Huber)

Do you have a lot of pictures on your Apple or Android phone or tablet, and are getting messages that you are low on storage?  You can finally eliminate the warnings!  Learn the best photo storage and back up sites, as well as photo sharing sites.

Top Apps for iPhone & iPad

W, Oct 20 |1pm|$10M/$15NM

(Instructor Lee Huber)

Discover the top apps of 2021 in a variety of categories, including organization, lifestyle, medical, fitness, and much more.  Also, learn cool ways to organize the apps so you can find them easily.    


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CPR Certification Class

M, Sep 20|9am|No Cost

The Niles Fire Department will be at the NSC for those who would like to  take the CPR Certification class. There are a variety of reasons for taking a CPR class even if your position doesn’t require such a certification, having one better equips you to respond to an emergency, whether it’s at work, home or elsewhere. Gaining CPR certification can help you save someone’s life—maybe even the life of someone you love.


Niles Fire Department Presents: Smart 911

Facilitated by: Lt. Evan Schachtel

M, Sep 27|10am|No Cost

In recognition of Emergency Preparedness Month, the Niles Fire Department will be here to provide information and assistance in registering for the Smart 911 program. This regional web based program allows any resident with a cell phone or home phone to input their information about their medical history, medication, family contacts and any special needs they might have. When the resident calls 911 this information will automatically come up on dispatch computers so first responders can have all of their information and needs   before they arrive.