Health & Wellness


Diabetic Fingerstick & Health Counseling

By appointment only, please contact Brigitte - $4 fee

Blood Pressure Screening

Walk-In, at the Niles Fitness Center & Senior Center. NO COST
Tuesday, Aug 9 • 10:00-12:00pm 
Tuesday, Sept 13 •10:00-12:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 11 • 10:00-12:00pm

Matter of Balance

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and may restrict their activities.  A MATTER OF BALANCE  taught by Brigitte Powidzki, RN, BSN and Julene Lavelli, RNC, LCSW, CADC, is an award-winning program designed to improve fall awareness and to increase general activity levels.  This program also emphasizes practical strategies to lessen risk of falling. (Fee covers cost of workbook)
Thursdays, Sept 8 - Oct 27 • 9:00am-11:30am • $15M/$20NM

Flu Shots by Meijer

Sept 10 • 11:00am-3:00pm (at Block Party)
Sept 13 • 10:00am-12:00pm (at Fitness Center)
Sept 22 • 4:00-6:00pm
Sept 27 • 9:00am-1:00pm
Ages 16 and over

Prevnar 13 (pneumonia) shots will also be available for adults 65 and over.

All insurances accepted except for HMO (must be done at medical provider’s office).  Copy of insurance card and 
identification are required.

ITAC Amplified Phones

FREE amplified phones for those who qualify through the State of Illinois program.  Please call for an appointment. 
Wednesday, Sept 14 • 10:00am-12:00pm

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, Sept 20 • 10:30-11:30am • Jan-Dec $15M/$20NM

Take Charge of Your Health,
Live Well , Be Well

Instructor: Brigitte Powidzki, RN
This is an interactive evidence-based program for anyone who wants to learn not only to survive, but thrive with a health condition.  This class is for any adult who has or takes care of someone with an ongoing health condition such as: heart disease, diabetes, asthma, chronic pain, high blood pressure, etc.  Topics include:  difference between chronic and acute conditions, exercise, pain, fatigue, healthy eating, medication usage, working with your health care professional and more. Registration is required.
Wednesdays, Oct 5 - Nov 9 • 1:30-4:00pm •  NO COST


The NSC is excited to announce a partnership with the University of Illinois-Chicago Extension to present a series of workshops for our members. Molly Hofer, the Family Life Educator with University of Illinois Extension will be facilitating the sessions. Ms. Hofer is a gerontologist by specialty and provides a variety of workshops for professionals, families, and individuals in Cook County. All sessions are provided at NO COST, but pre-registration is required.

Looking for the Funny Side

When was the last time you laughed really hard – a hearty sidesplitting belly laugh? Humor can be good for you. Bringing humor into your life can provide both physical and psychological benefits. Do you look for humor in your everyday life? You don’t have to be a comedian to have a sense of humor. This program will help participants look at ways humor can help them deal with stress and change in their lives. Benefits of humor will be identified. (Light refreshments will be provided.).
Thursday, Sept 22 • 11:30am • No Cost


laugh your way to health