Susan Aron and her grand-
daughter, Jasmine Aron, were
part of a terrific volunteer team
who assembled 10,000 F.I.L.E.
of Life kits over a four-day
period. Please turn to page 3
for more information about this
program, which will save lives!
Educational Opportunities Special Events
v Woman’s Book Club: Sept. 15; Oct. 20. v “Wine & Chocolate” trip on Sept. 21
Personal Growth Book Club: Sept. 9; Oct. 14 v Fashion Show and Lunch on Sept. 23
v Writer’s Workshop: second and fourth v Guys & Dolls: it’s a sure bet on Oct. 13
Wednesday of each month
v Popcorn and a Movie (and more) on Oct. 28
v Words Can Heal or Destroy program: Oct. 20
v New! Brain.e.ology class starts Sept. 12 For Your Health
v Wii sports fun with the Silver Sneakers on
Sept. 2 and Tailgate Toss on Oct. 7
Fun to Do
v Blood pressure screenings on Sept. 8; Oct. 13
v Free Square Dance Demo on Sept. 8
v Diabetes Testing, Prevention & Treatment
v Ballroom Dancing with the Dick Elliott Band; educational program on Sept. 21
just listen or dance on Sept. 16 and Oct. 14
v “Rheumatoid Arthritis Answers” on Oct. 5;
v “Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People” Alzheimer’s and Dementias info. on Oct. 6.
half-day program on Oct. 15
v Flu shot clinics on Oct. 7; Nov. 4
2 General News, Events & Clubs/Groups 3
September is National Senior Center Month! We’re still looking for six Did you know that a wood carving class is Evanston attorney Robert Pantoga
Bring your friends into the Levy Center for a tour or to fashion show models! On offered at the Levy Center? Join Dr. Gor- FREE will be at Levy Center to of-
Sept. 23, The Levy Center is
FREE don and learn to create wonderful carvings. fer free legal consults
participate in a program. There are many great activi-
ties happening at the Center! Help us let the community hosting a fashion show. If in- The class begins at 9am on Tuesdays and is free with from 3-5pm on the first FREE
know how wonderful the Levy Center is. terested, please stop by the front desk your Levy Center membership. and third Tuesday of
and let us know. Models will receive a each month. He also is a notary.
discount on clothes they purchase. One-on-One Computer Training
Name That Program! Please call 847-448-8250 before
Beginning in October, the Levy Center will Have you upgraded your computer technology, but don’t you come, as Mr. Pantoga some-
be home to a new enhanced lunch program of Oct. 1: Evanston Children’s have time to slog through the manual? Register for one- times gets delayed while in court.
through a grant from the federal government. 11:30 a.m Theatre is looking to cast on-one sessions with a computer instructor from Com-
This grant offsets the fee of each meal and no to a senior for their November show. Auditions puter Training and Support Services! Adults of all ages Writer’s Workshop
person 60 years and older shall be denied par- 1:00 p.m. are 4pm to 6pm on Tues., Sept. 6, and Thurs., Sept. 8, at are welcome. The fee per hour is $55 for a Levy Center Join this group of writers that meet to create
ticipation because of an inability to contribute. the Levy Center. “Sherlock Holmes” is a highly- member and $65 for all other adults. and critique each other’s work. This is a free FREE
The Levy Center would like your help in finding entertaining adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s program offered with Levy Center member-
a name for this new lunch program. We would like famed detective story. It combines mystery, romance, For details on computer classes or fitness classes, ship. The group meets 1-3pm on the second
something that is easy to say and would attract people to action, danger and laughter. Other cast members are please see the fall Recreation & Arts Activity Guide. and fourth Wednesdays of each month. No experience
visit the program and the Center. The winner receives a age eight through 8th grade. Interested? Please speak to Copies can be found in the lobby of the Levy Center or needed!
free one-year membership to the Levy Center! Entry Karen Hawk at the Levy Center. you may ask for a copy at the front desk.
forms are available starting Sept. 1 at the Levy Center African American History/
front desk. Watch for details about the new program. Snow Shoveling Assistance Available FREE Calling All Francophiles! Genealogy Study Group FREE
This City of Evanston is happy to connect Les Francophiles de Northshore Sont Bienvenus! Genealogy research and studies of African
Looking for a few good volunteers! senior adults and disabled residents with volunteers who Join the French Club! Meetings are Thurs- American history have become interests for many Amer-
The Levy Center is seeking volunteers to assist with the are willing to assist with snow shoveling as part of the days from 9:30 to 11:30am and are held in
FREE icans. In this group, research is shared and we discuss
new lunch program (no food handling or dish washing snow shoveling assistance program that was developed the library or garden (weather permitting). All the writings of authors such as DuBois, Larry Koger and
required) from 11am to 1pm Monday through Friday. last year. The resident who requires assistance with intermediate and advanced French speakers Joel Williamson. Individual research and pointers on
You can pick one day per week or all five days. Training shoveling sidewalks and driveways must sign a liability are welcome. This casual, friendly and fun conversation how to use the Internet are shared. The group meets at
will be provided. waiver electronically or in print. The senior, disabled in- activity has been offered at the Levy Center for over 30 7pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at
SHIP and AARP are also seeking volunteers. SHIP, dividual or a family member can complete the form on- years and is free with your membership. All are wel- the Levy Center. There is no charge for this program.
Senior Health Insurance Program, is seeking volunteers line or mail the completed form to the City of Evanston. come! Plus on est de fou, le plus on rit!
to counsel people on Medicare choices. AARP is seeking Those requesting assistance will be provided a list of
volunteers to prepare income taxes electronically. Train- individuals in the community who are willing and able to
ing is provided. If you are interested, please speak with assist! For more info, please contact the Levy Center at File of L.I.F.E (Lifesaving Information for Emergencies)
Leslie Wilson at the Levy Center. 847-448-8250 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. “Designed to speak for you when you can’t!”
The City of Evanston is looking Thank you to all the volunteers who helped assemble 10,000 F.I.L.E. of Life kits! FREE
for individuals who are will- Help “Build a Kid” this school year! Your time, effort and sense of humor is appreciated!
ing to help shovel sidewalks We are looking for Levy Center seniors FREE
and driveways for seniors and who would like to build relationships with The City of Evanston’s File of L.I.F.E. program allows Evanston residents to commu-
the disabled in Evanston. This Dawes School students in kindergarten through fifth nicate with emergency responders even if they are unresponsive. The File of L.I.F.E.,
referral service links volunteers grade. You will participate in fun, organized activities a plastic pouch with a bright red sticker, contains an information sheet for residents
and residents who are unable to (treasure hunt, board games, drama group, school gar- to indicate their medical history, prescriptions, allergies and emergency contacts. This
shovel. The volunteers’ contact in-
formation will be provided to the
den, picnic and field trips).
This program operates on Tuesdays from 3:35 to 4:30
pouch is placed inside the individual’s freezer, which is where emergency response FILE
personnel have been trained to look when responding to medical emergencies. Other
resident and the resident is respon-
sible for contacting the volunteer.
pm, Sept. through Nov. at Dawes Elementary School,
north of the Levy Center. For more info., please contact
important information may be placed in the pouch: power of attorney, living will, Do OF L.I.F.E.
Not Resuscitate (DNR) documentation, etc. Lifesaving Information
If you are able to volunteer your Ann Robbins at 847-370-2991 or email@example.com. For Emergencies
This is a free community program that educates seniors and the disabled population
time, fill out the online form or about the importance of maintaining up-to-date medication and allergy lists — and
call 847-448-8266. Congratulations to Charlotte! In our May/June Levy taking steps to make them easily-accessible in case of an emergency.
The Levy Center gift shop in the southeast corner News, we told you about Levy Center member Charlotte The free File of L.I.F.E. pouches can be picked up at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue, or at any of Evan-
of the building is open Monday through Friday, 10am Abarbanell entering the Composition Festival of the ston’s five fire stations. The File of L.I.F.E. is a nationally-recognized program and is sponsored by the Evanston Police
to 3pm. The gift shop is always looking for volunteers. Chicago Area Music Teachers Association. She won the & Fire Foundation.
Training is provided. Interested? Please call the Levy adult division for one of her compositions.
Center office and leave a message for Stephanie Quan.
5:00 – 6:30 pm FR EE
September ’11 teem, spirituality, self-talk, strength-building, resilience
and relationships. Books may be purchased from Ama- YSTEP
or the Music Institute of Chicago. Seniors who develop
more advanced skills can serve as assistant teachers in
Please see the Levy Center At-A-Glance brochure for zon.com and local bookstores, or borrowed from your Fleetwood-Jourdain Community and Levy Senior Center future workshops and residencies. There will also be
information on ongoing programs. For details about the local library. The group is led by Sharon Rosman, a li- is teaming up again with YSTEP, the Youth and Senior the opportunity to perform the skills learned at vari-
Center’s many computer, fitness, and arts classes, please censed, clinical social worker who specializes in positive Theatre Ensemble Project. This amazing program helps ous events throughout the Chicago area. This class runs
stop by the Levy Center office or refer to the Fall 2011 psychology. Please register at the Center’s front desk. to create intergenerational partnerships between teenage through Nov. 2. Program # 533102A1. The fee is $65,
issue of Recreation and Arts Activity Guide. students and senior citizens. Together they will share life Levy member; $75, nonmember.
Saturday, Sept. 10 stories and conceive, write, and perform an original short
Friday, Sept. 2 9:00 am one act play under the direction of an YSTEP Artistic Thursday, Sept. 15
9:30 am FREE Commission on Aging meeting; Levy Center Leader. 10:30 am, Square Dance
Silver Sneakers The mission is simple: strengthen the community Swing your partner and do-si-do! If you think exercise is
This month we will bowl and play basketball with Wii. Monday, Sept. 12 by bridging the gap between the generations through boring, switch to square dancing! Join our new instruc-
Please register at the Levy Center front desk to join us. 8:30 am theatre, communication and mutual respect. Enthusiastic tor, Arlene Kaspik, to learn the basics of square dancing.
Advisory Board meeting; Levy Center participants who can attend eight 90-minute artistic ses- It’s a great way to exercise and stimulate your brain. It
Monday, Sept. 5 sions over a four-week period, twice a week, are encour- can be strenuous, so come ready to work and wear com-
Levy Center will be closed for the Labor Day holiday. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm aged to enroll. Space is limited! Program runs through fortable clothes. Class runs through Dec. 8. Program #
The Center will reopen at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Ceramics/Pottery Oct. 6. Program # 432115A1. 534167A1. Fee: $65, Levy member; $75 nonmember.
Choose from a variety of green ware or learn how to
Thursday, Sept. 8 hand build and let your imagination run free. You can Wednesday, Sept. 14 3:00 pm, Woman’s Book Club
FREE 1:00 – 2:00 pm This month’s selection is Major
9:30 – 11:30 am also learn to use the pottery wheel and the slab roller.
Blood Pressure Screening Fee includes instruction, firing and supplies. Studio time Using Accessible CTA, Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen
Levy member and Nurse Practitioner Dona LeBlanc is available for class members at no additional fee. The Pace, and Metra Public Simonson. New members are always welcome.
provides FREE blood pressure screenings every second instructor is Janice Wojciechowski; class runs through Transportation
Thursday of the month. Oct. 31. Program # 534603A1. Fee: $70, Levy member; Accessible CTA, Metra and Pace mainline service is Friday, Sept. 16
$80, nonmember. easy to use and the RTA would love to show you how! 1:00 pm
10:00 am – 12 noon It’s important that people with disabilities and senior Ballroom Dancing with the Dick Elliott Band
Jewelry Making 12:30 – 2:00pm citizens stay informed about accessible public transpor- Refreshments will be served. Fee is $5.00 at the door.
From glass to ceramic, explore the art of jewelry mak- Brain.e.ology tation options in order to get to appointments, maintain
ing. Artist Janice Wojciechowski will teach you how to Brain.e.ology is a 7-week pro- social connections, and maximize their Monday, Sept. 19
make beautiful pieces, broaches, necklaces and bracelets, gram (through Oct. 1) designed contact with the outside world. The RTA
FREE 8:30 am, Life Enrichment Fund Committee
which you will be proud to wear or give as gifts. Fee to dispel the limiting myths of is offering a free presentation on topics Meeting; Levy Center
includes some materials and assembly of finished pieces. memory loss and aging. This including:
Class runs through Oct. 27. Program # 534106A1. Fee: class gives participants a better • An introduction and overview of accessibility of CTA 10:00 – 11:30am
$52, Levy member; $62, nonmember understanding of how the brain and Pace buses and CTA and Metra trains Beetles to Beethoven
works. It will also give you • The benefits of using the systems Join musical director and professional concert pianist
10:30 am the tools to incorporate brain • How to reduce travel-related anxiety Evelyn Malouf Binz in exploring the background, gossip
Square Dancing Demonstration FREE fitness activities into your daily • Trip planning, reading maps and schedules, station ac- and music of some of your favorite composers and sing-
Have you ever wanted to try Square Dancing life. Topics covered include cessibility ers as she plays the piano. We will look into the world
but wasn’t sure it was for you? Here is your opportunity memory, language, creativity and logic. Limited space; • Tips to help you travel safely, easily, and arrive at your of rock ’n’ roll. Class runs through Oct. 24. Program #
to try square dancing for free! Our new instructor, Arlene register early. Program # 534112A1. Fee: $15, Levy destination 534174A1. Fee: $40, Levy member; $50 nonmember.
Kaspik, is holding a sample class. The next square danc- member; $25, nonmember. • Information about paying fares and applying for fare
ing session begins Sept. 15. Please register for the demo reductions Wednesday, Sept. 21
at the Levy Center front desk. Tuesday, Sept. 13 This is a free program provided by the RTA. Please reg- 9:00 am
9:30 am ister at the Levy Center front desk. Chocolate & Wine
Friday, Sept. 9 Happiness Club Join us as we head to Long Grove Confectionery for a
9:30 – 11:00 am FREE Every month, Sharon Rosman, LCSW, will lead a 3:00 pm – Brazilian Percussion tour and tasting, then we’re off to Coopers Hawk Winery
Students will learn basic rhythmic patterns and calls and
Personal Growth Book Club discussion on a different topic relating to happiness. We for lunch, followed by Lynfred Winery
will learn how to view life with a “good eye” and learn breaks on various Brazilian percussion instruments from for a wine tasting. Please select salmon or
Come join us on the second Friday of every month for a
teachers of the Evanston Escola de Samba. They will
new and UNIQUE type of book club! We will read and how to bring more humor into our life. The program chicken entree at registration. Program #
meets the second Tuesday of each month. Everyone is have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with youth 554001H1. Fee: $77, Levy member; $87,
discuss personal growth-oriented books on topics such
welcome! Program # 554201J1. Fee: $5.00 per session. from various Evanston-area organizations and the pro- nonmember.
as happiness, gratitude, forgiveness, positivism, self-es-
fessional members of Orquestra de Samba at the YMCA 10:00 am
Diabetes Testing, Prevention and Treatment
It is estimated that one in three Americans will have
October ’11 management process including utilization
of hospital services, observation status and discharge
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Guys & Dolls
Type II diabetes by 2050. CJE Senior Life will planning. Dr. Margaret Thomas, MA, M.D., Associate Join us as we head to the Theatre at the
Please see the Levy Center At-A-Glance
present a program to help you develop a Medical Director of Palliative Care and Hospice Ser- Center in Munster, Indiana for Guys &
brochure for information on ongoing programs.
greater knowledge of diabetes prevention, FREE vices at NorthShore, will discuss palliative care and its Dolls, the Tony Award-winning show
diagnosis and treatment, as well as how to Saturday, Oct. 1 benefits, and the difference between palliative care and about love, luck and gambling. The stakes are high and
build an action plan to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A1C 9:00 am hospice. There will be time for questions and answers the tunes are swinging! Please make your selection
testing will be available; no fasting required. If interested Commission on Aging meeting; Levy Center and light refreshments will be served. This program is of roast loin of pork or veal parmesan at registration.
in the test, please make an appointment at the front desk. sponsored by the Evanston Commission on Aging. Program # 554001J1. Fee: $94, Levy member; $104,
Appointments will begin at 11:00 am. Monday, October 3 nonmember.
8:30 am Friday, Oct. 7
1:00 pm Advisory Board meeting; Levy Center 9 am – 3 pm Friday, Oct. 14
How to Prevent Falls Flu Shots 9:30 – 11:00 am FREE
Make sure you’re steady on Wednesday, Oct. 5 This is the first of two flu shot clinics being held at Levy Personal Growth Book Club
your feet before the snow 12:00 pm FRE E Center (second is Noon – 5:00 pm, Fri., Nov. 4, ). Flu Please see Sept. 9 listing for details.
and ice season! Get a free Rheumatoid Arthritis Answers shots are free with Medicare part B (please bring your
assessment from a physical Are you one of the nearly 1.3 million people in the U.S. Medicare card with you) and $25 if you do not have 1:00 pm
therapist and learn many living with RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)? Identify the Medicare part B. Only cash or checks accepted. Ballroom Dancing
helpful tips to help prevent symptoms and challenges of this disease and what you with the Dick Elliott Band.
falling. This program is can do about them. The speaker is Alfonso Bello, M.D., 9:30 am Refreshments will be served. Fee is $5.00 at
presented by Allied Home Health Care. FACP. This program is sponsored by Abbott Laborato- Silver Sneakers FREE the door.
There will be time for questions and re- FREE ries. To register, please contact Abbott Laboratory’s res- Fall is here and it is time for
freshments. ervation center by calling 800-901-9206; use reference # Tailgate Toss. We will set up in the park and Saturday, Oct. 15
664796. Registration deadline: Oct. 2. play a few games. Join us for this free program. Please 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Thursday, Sept. 22 register at the Levy Center front desk. Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
10:30am – 12:30pm Thursday, Oct. 6 You might be surprised that in just half a day you can
¿Habla Español? 1:00 pm Monday, Oct. 10 learn all the chords needed to play any pop song: any
If you have experience speaking Spanish, but want to Alzheimer’s 8:30 am song, any style, any key. You’ll learn how to play several
brush up on your skills, try our Conversational Span- Disease and FREE Life Enrichment Fund Committee Meeting; songs in class, and then perfect your technique at home,
ish class. This is not a class for beginners. Class runs Dementias Levy Center using an exclusive DVD and audio CD. Program #
through Nov. 10. Program #534150A1. Fee: $50, Levy Join as us as we learn about 533122A1. Fee: $55, Levy member; $65, nonmember.
member; $60, non-member. the physiological aspects and Tuesday, Oct. 11
early stage warning signs, as 9:30 am 4:00 pm
Friday, Sept. 23 Happiness Club “Saturdays at Sherwood” Concert
well as the emotional strains FREE
9:30 – 11:30am of Alzheimer’s disease and dementias. We will also learn Sharon Rosman, LCSW, leads a discussion on a topic Music Director Evelyn Binz and her piano
Rules of the Road Review Course about the differences between forgetfulness and Al- relating to happiness. See Sept. 13 listing for details. partner, Bette Coulson, are giving a piano
The free class, offered by the Secretary zheimer’s disease. This program is sponsored by Senior #554201K1. Fee: $5.00 per session. concert for the “Saturdays at Sherwood” series. The con-
of State’s office, includes a review of safe FREE Helpers and the Alzheimer’s Association. There is no cert will be held at Sherwood Community Music School
driving techniques and Illinois driving charge for this program, but registration is requested. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Columbia College Chicago, 1212 S. Michigan Ave.
laws, so you can prepare to take the written driver’s test. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm There is no admission fee and there’s plenty of lot and
Please register at the Levy Center front desk. 1:30 pm 55 Alive Safe Driving Class street parking. You also can reach Columbia College by
Be informed, Be prepared, Be proactive . . . This class is sponsored by AARP. Fee is $12, AARP the CTA Red Line.
12:00 pm Understand Today’s Hospital Experience member; $14, nonmember. Please bring your AARP card
Fashion Show A stay in the hospital has changed! NorthShore Univer- to the first session to get the discount. You must attend Thursday, Oct. 20 FREE
Come join us for lunch and a fashion show presented by sity HealthSystem clinicians will explain these changes. both sessions (Oct. 13 and 20). Please register at the 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Taylor Maries. Models will be our own Levy members! Dr. David Lovinger, M.D., FHM, Division Levy Center front desk or call 847-448-8250. 55 Alive Safe Driving Class
We’re still looking for a few more models, so contact Chief of Hospital Medicine at NorthShore, Second class; please see Oct. 13 listing for details.
us at the Levy Center if you’re interested. Lunch will will discuss physician hospitalist activities 9:30 – 11:30 am
be a choice of chicken salad or tuna salad. Program within the hospitals. Mary Ellen Mitchell, Blood Pressure Screening
#554104G1. Fee: $7, Levy member; $14, nonmember. BSN,MA, Senior Director Care Manage- Dona LeBlanc, Levy member and nurse FREE
ment at NorthShore, will discuss the care practitioner, provides FREE blood pressure
screening every second Thursday of the month.
Continued on page 8
October 20, continued from page 7
“Words Can Heal or Destroy” Wednesday, Nov. 2, 10:45 am – 3:45 pm
We don’t always realize the feel- Follies at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater
ings we may cause by a look, word, It’s one of the most anticipated shows of the season! An
sound, or deed. Marion ensemble of over 40 actors and musicians create a val-
Rosenberg, founder of FREE entine to a bygone era of American musical theater. The
Universal Dream of Peace, Broadway premiere garnered seven Tony Awards. No meal
will speak about how words and is included; we’ll have time to eat at Navy Pier before the
actions can heal or destroy. All are encouraged to attend. show. Program # 554001K. Fee: $65, Levy member; $75,
Refreshments will be served. Please register at 847-448-8250 nonmember.
or Levy Center’s office.
Friday, Nov. 4
3:00 pm, Woman’s Book Club 12 noon – 5 pm, Flu Shots
This month’s selection is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. This is the second of two clinics; see Oct. 7 listing.
New members are always welcome.
Friday, Nov. 18
Friday, Oct. 28 1:30 pm, Fran Randall Memorial Concert
1:00 pm, Popcorn and a Movie Columbia College student Yu Lu performs on the Stein-
“The King’s Speech” is the story of Britain’s way. This program is supported by the Life Enrichment
King George VI, his impromptu ascension Fund of Levy Center. Refreshments will be served.
to the throne and the speech therapist who
helped the unsure monarch become worthy of Wednesday, Dec. 7
his role. Did you know that October 28th also 10:30 am – 5:30 pm, Sound of Music
is National Chocolates Day? So . . . besides Drury Lane Theatre
popcorn, chocolate will be served! Program Lunch is chicken breast Marsala or tilapia. Class
# 554104H1. Fee: $4, Levy member; $8, #554001L1. Fee: $77, Levy member; $87, nonmember.
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