Health & Wellness


Fit & Strong is Back!

Instructor: Tim Vu, White Crane
Fit and Strong is an evidence based, multiple component exercise program. It combines flexibility, strength training and aerobic walking with health education for sustained behavior change among older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA). Fit and Strong helps participants: Gain a clear understanding of what osteoarthritis is and how physical activity that is tailored to the needs of persons with arthritis can help them manage arthritis symptoms; Learn to perform safe stretching, balance, aerobic and strengthening, exercises which gradually increase in frequency, duration, and intensity over time; Incorporate physical activity into their lifestyles by exercising twice a week for 1.5 hours; Reduce arthritis symptoms; Develop individualized, tailored, multiple component physical activity programs that are sustainable after the program ends; and Maintain independent functioning. This series is 12 weeks long with classes meeting twice a week.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jan 10 - Mar 30 • 10:30am-12:00pm $10M/$15NM

Diabetic Fingerstick & Health Counseling

By appointment only, please contact Brigitte - $4 fee

ITAC Amplified Phones

Free amplified phones for those who qualify through the State of Illinois programs.
Wednesday, Mar 8 • 10:00am Please call for an appointment.



lood Pressure Screening


Walk-In, at the  Senior Center. NO COST
Tuesday, Mar 14 • 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 11 • 10:00am-12:00pm

Are You Dizzy?

Presented by: Kimberly Smith, PT, DPT, VRT Experienced Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist
Do you experience dizziness? Fear of falling because of dizziness? This presentation will help you: 1. Understand the different causes of dizziness. 2. Understand what in the inner ear and brain can cause dizziness and balance problems. 3. Understand what can be modified within the home, community and everyday activities to prevent or overcome symptoms. 4. When should I speak to my doctor? What are some red flags to look for? Wednesday, Mar 15 • 11:00am-12:00pm • NO COST  

Visually Impaired Motivators (VIM) 

Please join us to learn and discuss ways to maintain your independent lifestyle in a supportive group setting.
The meeting will be followed by Voices of Vision Book Club.
Tuesday, Mar 21 • 10:30-11:30am • NO COST  
Tuesday, Apr 18 • 10:30-11:30am • NO COST


Polish Coffee Hour - Witamy!

The Senior Center would like to invite all Polish speaking seniors for a coffee and chat about everything and anything. Starting in January 2017, all meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM. For more information, please contact: Monika Lucarz, MSW 847-588-8467 or Brigitte Powidzki, RN. Please join our group!

Zapraszamy wszystkich seniorόw na kawę oraz rozmowę o wszystkim i o niczym. Począwszy od stycznia 2017,spotkania odbywaja się w III czwartek każdego miesiaca o godzinie 11:30 AM na drugim pietrze. Masz pytanie? Prosze zadzwonic do Moniki albo do Brygidy, 847-588-8467. Dołącz do naszej grupy! Thursday, Mar 16 • 11:30am-12:30pm • NO COST
Thursday, Apr 20 • 11:30am-12:30pm • NO COST  

Heartsaver CPR-Staying Alive

Instructor: Jim Leibach, Niles Fire Department
More than 326,000 people in the US suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year. Statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Learn the hands on skills and automatic external defibrillator use to help save an adult’s life or a child’s life while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive. Friday, Mar 31 • 1:00-4:00pm •$10M/$15NM

Sharps & Medication Collection

Tuesday, Apr 11 • 10:00am-12:00pm

Lab Screening by Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Complete Metabolic Panel, Complete Blood Count, Cholesterol Panel, TSA-Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (females only), PSA-Prostate Specific Antigen (men only). Please pay at the Niles Senior Center where you will be given instructions on how to schedule your appointment. This is a fasting test, please do not eat or drink for ten hours prior to the test (except doctor-prescribed medication with a small sip of water). Light breakfast will be served.
Friday, Apr 21 • 9:00am • $65M & Employees/ $70NM