Health & Wellness


Diabetic Fingerstick & Health Counseling

By appointment only, please contact Brigitte - $4 fee

lood Pressure Screening

Walk-In, at the  Senior Center. NO COST
Tuesday, Jan 10 • 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 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, Jan 17 • 10:30-11:30am • NO COST (ADA Presentation)
Tuesday, Feb 21 • 10:30-11:30am • NO COST

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Presented by: Rachel Arfa, Staff Attorney, Equip for Equality
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) outlaws discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in all aspects of everyday life – to benefit from employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services and to participate in their state and local governments’ programs and services. The Low Vision Group of the Niles Senior Center invites you to learn your rights under this Act. This is for everyone whether you have a disability, care for someone with a disability, advocate for someone with a disability or just wanting to learn.
Tuesday, Jan 17 • 10:30-11:30am • NO COST    

A Guide to Medical Cannabis (Marijuana):
The Basics

Presenter: Union Group of Illinois
Join us for an open discussion of the history of this drug that has proven medical properties and benefits. Learn about the side effects and the federal law.
Wednesday, Jan 18 • 11:30am-12:30pm • 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, Jan 19 • 11:30am-12:30pm • NO COST
Thursday, Feb 16 • 11:30am-12:30pm • NO COST  

Are You at Risk?

Instructor: Lisa Nicholus, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, Advocate Medical Group February is heart health month. Did you know that diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease? Join us in learning if you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes whether you are borderline or prediabetic. Learn valuable information and steps you can take now to reduce your risk. Open to the community. Friday, Feb 10 • 10:30am-12:00pm • NO COST

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.  

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

Take Charge of Your Health

This program is a proven series to help guide you in the self-management of your and/or your loved ones health condition - whether it is high blood presure, asthma, heart disease or any condition. Topics include coping with fatigue, exercise, medications, nutrition and evaluating new treatment options.
Thursdays, Mar 2 - Apr 6 • 9:30am-12:00pm NO COST, but registration is required.