Social Services - Aging Well with Kathy O'Grady, LCSW

Circle is Getting Smaller


Losing a loved one is hard enough but losing the members of your circle of friends is just as hard.  The group can focus on whoever a person defines as a “friend” who can include spouses, children, friends of childhood, long time
neighbors, etc.
Mondays, beginning Jan 9 (Ongoing Support Group) • 3:00-4:00pm • NO COST
(We will not meet on Feb 20)

Growing Older in Niles


Let’s get prepared for aging in place!
These weekly sessions will address how to make "growing older in Niles" a success since you will learn the essentials of what is offered in the community regarding senior housing, available equipment to keep you safe & secure in the home, legal documentation to safeguard your finances and health directives, & overall questions you may have that need to be answered.   Thursdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 • 1:00-3:00pm • NO COST
senior parents
Dinner with the Social Worker
Kathy O’Grady, LCSW would love to have available seniors who are interested in dining out at the Omega Restaurant, join her the second Friday of each month beginning Friday, January 13.   Kathy will meet interested individuals at the Senior Center and transportation will be provided to the Omega Restaurant in Niles.  We will meet at the Senior Center at 4:30, and arrival to the restaurant will take place at approximately 5:00 (individuals with their own transportation can meet there) and a meal will be enjoyed.  Individuals will be expected to pay for their own dinner/drink.  The purpose of the group is to dine together, meet new friends and enjoy one another’s company.
polish coffee hour

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 or Brigitte Powidzki, RN at 847-588-8420.  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 to Moniki albo do Brygidy, 847-588-8420. Dołącz do naszej grupy!
Thursday, Jan 19 • 11:30am-12:30pm • NO COST
Thursday, Feb 16 • 11:30am-12:30pm • NO COST

Growing Older in Niles/Geared toward the Loved Ones Involved in Senior’s Lives


This is a part two type offering of the above but geared towards educating daughters, sons, friends, & partners who are involved in the life of a senior. Often times family members do not know what is available for their loved one until a crisis hits such as a fall, a hospitalization, or until a medical professional is asking direct questions. The above topics will be addressed again so that a family knows what is available and what should be arranged before there is a problem.
Thursdays, Feb 27 - Apr 3 • 6:00-8:00pm • NO COST