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, July 11  • 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, Aug 8    • 10:00am-12:00pm

Meds/Sharps Collection

Tuesday, July 11  • 10:00am-12:00pm 

Visually Impaired Motivators (VIM) 

Visually Impaired Motivators is a support group facilitated by Brigitte Powidzki, RN and Dodie Frisbie, Niles Public Library librarian for individuals with low vision, and their care partners. We are about helping people… Feel less depressed. Gain emotional comfort from being in the company of others sharing the same experience. Manage feelings of frustration, anger and helplessness. Learn what they need to do differently to resume their life. Gain knowledge of special tools, resources and services that exist for people with vision loss. Make choices that are positive steps towards regaining independence and a sense of purpose in life. …adjust to vision loss The meeting will be followed by Voices of Vision Book Club hosted by the Niles Public Library. Tuesday, July 18 • 10:30-11:30am • 11:30-12:30pm Book Club Tuesday, Aug 15 • 10:30-11:30am • 11:30-12:30pm Book Club July - Dec $10M/$15NM



Polish Coffee Hour - Witamy!

The Senior Center would like to invite all Polish speaking seniors for a coffee and chat about everything and anything. 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. 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, July 20  • 11:30am-12:30pm • NO COST
Thursday, Aug 17  • 11:30am-12::30pm • NO COST 
Lung Health - Lung Cancer Screening for People at High Risk
Speaker: Dr. Axel Joob, Medical Director of the Center for Thoracic Disease at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital  
Are you at high risk? Learn if lung cancer screening is right for you. Dr. Joob will be giving a community lecture on lung cancer screening and the importance of screening people who are at high risk. He will share risks factors, screening guidelines for lung cancer, and answer questions.
Monday, Aug 7 • 3:30-4:30pm • NO COST

Take Charge of Your Health

If you live with a health problem such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, COPD, or any another condition that causes you frequent pain, requires medications, or restricts your activities - you are not alone! Most Americans over the age of 60 are living with two or more ongoing health concerns (Hoffman, Rice & Sung, 1996). If this sounds like you, help is available. "Take Charge of Your Health: Live Well Be Well" is a 6-week workshop that is designed to help you manage your health and cope with your symptoms. The program offers support, practical solutions for dealing with pain and fatigue, nutrition and exercise advice, and more. This workshop can help you take charge of your life! Learn new information and tools to help you manage your health, such as:
 • Find out how healthy eating can improve your condition
 • Create an exercise program that works for you
 • Learn ways to improve communication with your family, friends,     and healthcare providers
 • Develop your own weekly goals to help you manage your     condition
• Learn problem-solving strategies to help cope with pain, fatigue     and frustration
• Gain support and encouragement from others living with     
    ongoing health conditions Sign up now. Space is limited.
Wednesdays, Sept 27 - Nov 1 • 1:30-4:30pm• NO COST

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, CADS, is an award-winning program designed to improve fall awareness and to increase general activity levels by setting realistic goals for increasing activity and promote physical exercise to increase strength and balance. This program also emphasizes practical strategies to lessen risk of falling (Fee covers cost of workbook).
Thursdays, Jun 22-Aug 10 • 9:00-10:00am • $15M/$20NM