Informational Forum


TED Talks - March

Episode: How I Climbed a 3,000-Foot Vertical Cliff -   Without Ropes
Imagine being by yourself in the dead center of a 3,000-foot vertical cliff -- without a rope to catch you if you fall.  For professional rock climber Alex Honnold, this dizzying scene marked the culmination of a decade-long dream. In a hair-raising talk, he tells the story of how he summited Yosemite's El Capitan, completing one of the most dangerous free solo climbs ever.
Friday, Mar 8 ● 10:00am ●  NO COST

TED Talks - April

Episode:  How Reliable is Your Memory?
Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It's more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics -- and raises some important ethical questions.
Friday, Apr 12 ● 10:00am ● NO COST


SCRAM - Senior Crime Reduction Awareness Measures

Topic: Counterfeit Currency Alert & Counterfeit Law Enforcement Credentials
Wednesday, Mar 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, Mar 21 & 22 • 9:00am-1:00pm

Rules of the Road Class

Instructor from Secretary of State's Office
Take a refresher course, before you take your test.
Monday, May 6 ● 1:00pm ● NO COST

Utility Bills Out of Control?

Representatives from The Citizens Utility Board, Illinois’ premiere utility watchdog group, are coming to the Niles Senior 
Center to assist you on natural gas, electric, and telephone issues, plus ways to combat high bills and resolve disputes with your utility company. Bring your bills to learn how to spot billing errors and other ways to save.

Registration required to ensure enough staffing to assist with bill questions.
Monday, May 13 ● 10:00am ● NO COST