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									Arlington Heights                                                                   May-June, 2010
                                                                                          Newsletter
Senior Center                                                                   & Calendar of Events
1801 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
Phone: 1-847-253-5532 Fax: 1-847-253-4476 TTY: 1-847-797-5310
E-mail: seniorcenter@vah.com        Web: www.vah.com
Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
       Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
       Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                        Karie Van Grinsven, Editor
Individual agency hours may vary.
                                                                      Karen Hansen, Senior Center Manager

 SENIOR CENTER AGENCIES
                                                     NEW SENIOR CENTER HOURS
Village of Arlington Heights                    Effective May 1, please note the change in hours:
1-847-253-5532
                                         Mondays & Wednesdays - close at 8:30 p.m. (previously 9:00 p.m.)
www.vah.com
                                          Saturdays - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (previously 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
1-847-870-3710
www.ahml.info
                                               SCRAPBOOKING CLUB - New Program!
Arlington Heights Park District            Do you like to scrapbook or have you always wanted to start?
1-847-797-5341
                                           Would you enjoy working with others and learning new ideas?
www.ahpd.org/50plus
                                            Then come join us the second Monday of each month at the
Arlington Heights Nurses Club               Senior Center. You’ll have the opportunity to work on your
Lending Closet                                     scrapbook and enjoy the company of others.
1-847-797-5315                                 Please bring your own supplies and photos. Some simple tips and
www.ahnc.info                                       ideas will be given to those who need to learn the basics.
                                                        Free, drop-in program. No reservations needed.
Catholic Charities Community                  First sessions are Mondays, May 10 and June 14, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Development & Outreach Services
(Daily Luncheon Program)
1-847-797-5354
www.catholiccharities.net                  Arlington Heights Senior Center
Catholic Charities                                      presents
Northwest Senior Services                National Senior Health & Fitness Day
1-847-253-5500                                Wednesday, May 26, 2010
www.catholiccharities.net/ccnw
                                                  8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Community Nutrition Network
                                          This patriotic health & fitness event is a collaborative effort of
(Meals on Wheels)
1-847-797-5352
                                         all the agencies of the Arlington Heights Senior Center agencies.
www.cnnssa.org                          No tickets or reservations needed, except lunch - see details on pg. 2

Escorted Transportation Service,
Northwest
1-847-222-9227                                              BAND PERFORMANCE
www.etsnw.org                                 a special performance by the St. Peter Junior High Band
Northwest Community Hospital                             Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 12:00 p.m.
1-847-618-1000                                     Free event. No tickets or reservations needed.
www.nch.org
             NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY SCHEDULE
                          Wednesday, May 26, 2010
                             8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM Start Strong in Arts & Crafts Room
                 free, nutritious continental breakfast
8:30 AM-11:00 AM Blood Pressure, Body Weight Analysis &Cholesterol Screening in Room 187
                 blood pressure screening & body weight analysis are free;
                 cholesterol -- $10.00 (non-fasting) or $15.00 (fasting)
8:30 AM-12:00 PM Nurses Club Lending Closet Open in Room 174
8:30 AM-12:00 PM Informational Tables in Lobby
                 Arlington Heights Fire Department
                 Arlington Heights Police Department
                 Arlington Heights Senior Citizens Commission
                 Catholic Charities NW Senior Services
                 Harper College Lifelong Learning Institute
                 National Alliance on Mental Illness, Northwest Suburban (NAMI)
                 Northwest Community Hospital Outpatient Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
                 Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
                 Wellness Place
8:50 AM-11:30 PM Chair & Hand Massages in Room 172
                 compliments of Harper College; make appointment when you arrive in the lobby
9:00 AM-11:30 AM Fit Links in Computer Room
                 health & fitness-related websites; 10-minute sessions begin each quarter hour
9:15 AM-9:30 AM       Tai Chi Warm Up to Walk on Patio (indoors if inclement weather)
                      with Park District Instructors Judy Wagner and Laura Putzbach
9:30 AM-10:00 AM Group Walk with Mayor Mulder & Hersey High School Drum Line Outdoors
10:00 AM-10:15 AM Walk Cool Down on Patio (indoors if inclement weather)
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Staying Connected in Room 183
                  information and representatives from Catholic Charities NW Senior Services
                  available to discuss elder abuse, fraud, grandparents raising grandchildren, family
                  caregivers and volunteer opportunities
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Pilates Seminar in Fitness & Dance Studio
                  with Park District Instructor Susan Weekly
11:30 PM-12:15 PM Lunch in the Silver Spoon Diner
                       Cost: $3.00 for those 60 and over who have completed the C-1 Participant
                       Record; $6.00 all others. Register at the Senior Center by Friday, May 21.

12:15 PM-1:15 PM Entertainment-Legacy Girls in Central Core
                 Andrews Sisters act
1:15 PM-1:30 PM       Closing Ceremony in Central Core
                      Prize Basket Giveaway; must be present to win
All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Lunch requires advance registration.
In conjunction with this event, donations for the American troops will be collected throughout the
month of May at the Senior Center (list of suggested items available at the Senior Center as of 5/1).

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    HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES
                    ARE YOU A CLASSIC?                      BALANCE & VESTIBULAR
                       You are, by our definition, if       REHABILITATION
                       you have lived for 60 or more        PRESENTATION
                       years. Escorted Transportation       Join us on Friday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. for a
                       Service Northwest provides           special presentation by physical therapists from
rides for classics in need of transportation to local       Northwest Community Hospital who will speak to us
medical and dental appointments. If you need a ride,        about how we can improve our balance and stay
give us a call at 1-847-222-9227. Volunteers who            active. Free program. Advance registration required.
respect and admire seniors are available to drive you       Please stop by the Senior Center Main Office or call
to your appointment, wait for you, and bring you            1-847-253-5532 to reserve a spot.
home again in their own cars. We accept a twelve
dollar donation for each round trip.                        CANCER SURVIVOR CELEBRATION
If you would like to join the Escorted Transportation       Northwest Community Hospital will be having their
Service Northwest team in serving our beloved               9th Annual Cancer Survivor Celebration on Sunday,
seniors in this volunteer opportunity, we would be          June 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Senior Center. This
delighted to hear from you. Good drivers of all ages        event is for cancer survivors, family and friends to
are appreciated. Please call us at 1-847-222-9227.          come and celebrate survivorship! Northwest
                                                            Community Hospital will supply the main dish and
PRESCRIPTION DRUG &                                         drinks and you help out by bringing a salad,
SHARPS DISPOSAL                                             appetizer, or dessert to share.
PROGRAM                                                     The theme for this year is “Life is an Adventure:
The Solid Waste Agency of Northern                          Come on a Safari with us!” The activities include a
Cook County (SWANCC) sponsors a                             DJ, games, and raffle prizes. There will be a contest
program whereby residents of SWANCC-member                  for the “best dressed safari attire,” but that is optional.
communities can drop off expired or unused                  Come and have some fun!
prescription and over-the-counter drugs. NOTE: no
                                                            Registration is not required, but is
controlled substances will be accepted. Personal/
                                                            recommended. For more information
residential waste only; no commercial waste.
                                                            or to register, call 1-847-618-6660 by
                                                            Tuesday, June 22.
The next collection dates at the Senior Center are
Thursdays, May 6 & June 3, between the hours of
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. only. No collection in July.           SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE
The Senior Center is not able to accept medications         PROGRAM (SHIP)
of any kind outside of this two-hour window.                Health insurance questions leaving you in the dark?
                                                            SHIP can help guide you through your health
Sharps needles may be dropped off anytime during            insurance problems. SHIP is a state-sponsored
regular business hours.                                     counseling service provided at no charge by the
                                                            Illinois Dept. of Insurance. SHIP does not sell or
                                                            solicit insurance. SHIP counselors are trained by the
            PARKINSON’S SUPPORT                             Dept. of Insurance to guide you through problems
            GROUP                                           involving: Medicare Part D Prescription Drug
            Sponsored by Northwest Community                Plan; Medicare; Medicare Supplement Insurance;
            Hospital, the group meets at the Senior         Medicare HMOs; Long Term Care Insurance;
Center on the third Wednesday of the month; May 19          Retiree Health Plans; Claims Processing; and
and June 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (please note new time).         Appealing Claim Denials. Free SHIP counseling
Topics to be determined. For questions or more              appointments are available at the Senior Center on
information, call 1-847-618-3120.                           Friday mornings. Call 1-847-253-5532.
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COMMUNITY PAINT-A-THON                                      CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
The Community Paint-A-Thon, in partnership with             Sponsored by Catholic Charities Northwest Senior
Habitat for Humanity/A Brush with Kindness, is a            Services, the support group meets the third
unique community partnership designed to paint the          Wednesday of each month. The next scheduled
exterior of homes owned and occupied by persons             meetings are: Wednesdays, May 19 and
who are at least 60 years of age, or those who have a       June 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m. For more information,
permanent disability, who are unable to do the work         please call Michaela Hoffman, MSW at Catholic
themselves and have limited financial resources             Charities, 1-847-253-5500 ext. 333.
(income less than $36,000).
                                                                           Virtual Dementia Tour
The project utilizes the support of many community                          Wednesday, May 19
organizations and volunteers. The painting is                                  7:00-8:30 p.m.
completed on one day; September, 11, 2010, with
                                                                Ever walk in someone else’s shoes for a day?
preparation done the week before. Contact Catholic
Charities Northwest Senior Services at                         Join our Caregiver Support Group at the Senior
1-847-255-5500 for an application.                                Center as we take an emotional journey to
                                                               experience the realities of life for persons living
Individuals or groups interested in painting should                with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.
contact The Volunteer Center at 1-847-228-1320.               After experiencing this sensory training, you will
MAKING SENSE OF MEMORY LOSS                                   understand the overwhelming effects of the aging
Presented by Catholic Charities NW Senior Services           process when combined with Alzheimer’s Disease
and the Kenneth Young Center                                 or dementia. This life-changing workshop can also
Some memory loss is normal as we age, but some                 help you make better caregiving and health care
older people experience more than occasional                 decisions by knowing what your loved one may be
forgetfulness. What should family members know                          coping with on a daily basis.
and what can they do to help someone who is                            Refreshments will be served.
beginning to experience memory loss or other                        RSVP to Michaela Hoffman, MSW
difficulties with thinking?                                            at 1-847-253-5500 ext. 333
A five-part educational program has been developed
to help family members of someone in the early              GRIEF TO HOPE
stages of memory loss or with early stage diagnosis         A group for adults grieving the loss of a loved one.
of Alzheimer’s or dementia. This special program is         Hosted by Catholic Charities, these are drop-in
taught by Michaela Hoffman, MSW of Catholic                 workshops, held on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Charities NW Senior Services and Daxa Sanghvi,              The next workshops will be held on Tuesdays,
MSW from the Kenneth Young Center.                          May 25 and June 22, 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the
                                                            Senior Center. Sponsored by Hospice of
The class includes the following topics:
                                                            Northeastern Illinois. Topics will include: breaking
◊ Overview of Memory Loss and Related
                                                            the isolation of grief; self care and support; solutions
   Symptoms
                                                            for everyday challenges; and stress reduction. Light
◊ Communication Strategies
                                                            refreshments will be served. No registration
◊ Making Decisions
                                                            required. For questions, contact Catholic Charities at
◊ Planning for the Future
                                                            1-847-253-5500 or Hospice of Northeastern Illinois
◊ Effective Ways of Coping and Caring
                                                            at 1-847-381-5599.
Thursdays, July 15 - August 12, 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00 includes five, 2-1/2 hour weekly                PREVENT HEALTHCARE FRAUD
sessions and the book, Alzheimer’s Early Stages by          Catholic Charities Northwest Senior Services offers
Daniel Kuhn, MSW.                                           the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program which
                                                            educates seniors how to PROTECT, DETECT and
To register or for more information, please contact         REPORT health care errors, fraud and abuse. For
Michaela Hoffman, MSW at                                    more information, call Elizabeth Artaega at
1-847-253-5500 ext. 333.                                    1-847-253-5500 ext. 383.
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DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION                                      BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Should you have a disability and require auxiliary            Stop by the Health Clinic on Tuesdays
aids or services, such as an American Sign Language           between 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for a
Interpreter or written materials in accessible formats,       complimentary blood pressure check.
please call the Main Office: 1-847-253-5532
(phone) or 1-847-797-5310 (TTY). Arrangements                                   CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
will be made for you through the Village’s Disability                           The Senior Center hosts a Cancer
Services Coordinator.                                                           Support Group sponsored by
                                                                                Wellness Place the third Thursday of
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS NURSES                                                        every month at 10:30 a.m.
CLUB LENDING CLOSET
Arlington Heights residents of any age may borrow             This group is designed for seniors who want to assist
medical equipment from the Arlington Heights                  one another in dealing with physical or emotional
Nurses Club Lending Closet, located in the Senior             issues during or after cancer.
Center. Equipment and maintenance are supported
through donations. Lending Closet hours:                      Wellness Place is a not-for-profit organization
    Mondays       12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.                      located in Palatine, offering cancer education and
    Tuesdays      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                     support in a home-like setting. They also reach out
    Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.                          to the surrounding community.
    Fridays       10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Saturdays     10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                                          Wellness Place
                                                                                                   exists because two
Equipment may be borrowed for up to three months                                                   women recovering
at a time. For more information, please call                                                       from breast cancer
1-847-797-5315 during the hours noted above.                                                       had a dream.
                                                                                                   They envisioned a
VILLAGE OF ARLINGTON
                                                                                                   community-based,
HEIGHTS HEALTH                                                                                     non-medical
SERVICES DEPT. CLINICS                                        facility in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago where
AT THE SENIOR CENTER                                          people living with cancer could gather for education,
Blood Pressure Screening                                      encouragement and empowerment - at no fee.
Mondays, 8:30-10:00 a.m.                                      All services are offered at no cost to those living with
No appointment necessary. Cost: FREE                          cancer and their
                                                              loved ones.
Diabetic/Blood Sugar Screening
Mondays, 8:30-10:00 a.m.                                      Co-founders of
No appointment necessary. Cost: $3.00                         Wellness Place:
                                                              Linda Murphy
The best way to obtain a blood sugar is to fast. You          (pictured above)
can also test 3 hours after you eat.                          and Myrna Porter
Cholesterol Screening                                         (pictured at right)
Wednesday, May 12 (at the Senior Center).
Screenings by appointment only. To schedule an                The next Cancer Support meetings at the Senior
appointment, call 1-847-253-5532 or stop by the               Center will be: Thursdays, May 20, June 17 and
Main Office at the Senior Center. Cost: $15 for total         July 15, 10:30 a.m. No meeting in August.
cholesterol and HDL; $20 for total, HDL and LDL
(14-hour fast required). Note: Medicare cannot be             Free program. Advance reservations required.
billed for this service, as the Village of Arlington          Please call 1-847-253-5532 to reserve a spot.
Heights is not an approved provider.
                                                              For questions, please contact Wellness Place Clinical
Clients needing injections or anticoagulant testing
                                                              Specialist, Diane Schermitzler, MSW, LSW at
must receive these services at the Village Hall
                                                              1-847-241-5966.
clinics.
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                 LIBRARY ACTIVITIES
SLIDE TOUR                                                 GREAT DECISION FOREIGN POLICY
OF                                                         DISCUSSIONS
SWITZERLAND                                                Fridays, July 9 - August 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the
Friday, May 7,                                             Senior Center. Register for this series of eight
10:00-11:30 a.m.                                           discussions that adheres to the national program
Join Myrla Brand’s                                         sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA),
slide tour through the                                     a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in
architecture, food,                                        1918 to educate citizens about international issues
and scenery of this                                        that influence their lives. Each facilitated discussion
land of four cultures.                                     will be based on one of eight topics selected by an
Attend cow fights and relax watching the sun rise on       FPA panel for 2010. Participants will use a Great
the Matterhorn.                                            Decisions briefings book with in-depth articles on
                                                           each topic to prepare for discussion. Register online
TRAVELOGS                                                  or by calling 1-847-392-0100. There is an $18.00 fee
Enjoy travel adventures and documentaries on               for materials.
Fridays at 10:00 a.m. Drop-in.
                                                           START STRONG
May 7     No movie - Slide Tour of Switzerland             Wednesday, May 26, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
           (90 min)                                        Start strong; kick-off National Senior Health &
May 14    Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas (50 min)        Fitness Day with a free, nutritious, continental
May 21    Miraculous Canals of Venice (50 min)             breakfast sponsored by the Arlington Heights
May 28    Astrology: Secrets in the Stars (50 min)         Memorial Library and the Arlington Heights Park
June 4    The True Story of Marco Polo (50 min)            District.
June 11   Hidden City Petra (50 min)
                                                           FIT LINKS
June 18   Majesty of Madrid & Highlights of
                                                           Wednesday, May 26, 9:00-11:15 a.m.
           Castille (60 min)
                                                           Staff will review health and fitness-related web sites.
June 25   Barcelona, Cataunya, and Spain’s Costa
                                                           10-minute sessions begin every quarter hour in the
           del Sol (60 min)
                                                           computer room. Attend a session and you will be
                                                           entered in a drawing for a fitness book or DVD. No
MODERN CLASSICS DISCUSSION                                 fees.
Mondays, May 10 and June 14, 10:00 a.m.
The May book is Rebecca by                                 COMPUTER INTEREST GROUP
Daphne DuMaurier and in June,                              Wednesdays, May 12 and June 9, 1:00 p.m.
All Quiet on the Western Front by                          Novice and experienced computer users discuss
Erich Maria Remarque. To                                   personal computer problems.
register, call 1-847-870-3710.
                                                           FILM DISCUSSION CIRCLE
                                                           Tuesdays, May 4 and June 1, 1:00 p.m.
                        POPULAR BOOKS                      Our discussion series continues in May with
                        DISCUSSION                         The Visitor. In June, see Barbara Stanwyck and
                        Wednesdays, May 12 and             Fred MacMurray in the film noir classic, Double
                        June 9, 10:00 a.m.                 Indemnity. A discussion led by Ted Balcom
                        Join May’s discussion of           immediately follows the film.
                        The Lace Reader by
                        Brunonia Barry. The June           CURRENT EVENTS
                        book is Out Stealing Horses        Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3, 10, 17
Per Petterson. Books are available in the Reading          and 24, 10:00 a.m.
Room. No fee for books.                                    Seating limited to 50.
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      PARK DISTRICT ACTIVITIES
                                                              SENIOR 50+ DROP-IN SLOW PITCH
Park District Special Events                                  SOFTBALL
                                                              We’re looking for senior 50+ softball players to join
DIXIELAND LUNCHEON                                            our group. Whether you are a novice or seasoned
Tuesday, June 15, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
                                                              veteran, we have a place for you. We play slow pitch
The Chefs at the Cotillion have prepared a lovely
                                                              12-inch softball with gloves in a drop-in format.
luncheon with thick southern broiled pork chops,
                                                              Players show up between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. to
mashed potatoes, corn medley (corn with red and
                                                              warm-up and take a little batting practice. The
green peppers, salad, and banana pudding for dessert.
                                                              informal games start by 10:30 a.m. The attraction to
Our entertainment for the day is the Chi-Town Dixie
                                                              our organization is how informal and flexible it is.
Stompers. This is a Dixieland Band with Pizzazz!
                                                              You don’t have to commit to an every day schedule.
They bring the Dixieland Era back to life in living
                                                              You can show up when it is convenient for you and
color. This event is sponsored by the Harris Bank of
                                                              miss the days that you have to. The fee covers the
Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows. This is a
                                                              entire season and includes a T-shirt and admission to
contracted event, not refundable. No tickets are sold
                                                              our mid-season cookout. Melas Park, Tuesdays and
at the door. Register in advance in the Park District
                                                              Fridays, May 4 - October 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Office in the Gift Store at the Senior Center. Doors
                                                              Fee: $50.00 Contact Ken Wiater, 1-847-359-8180
open at 11:00 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Cash
                                                              or Ron Cubberley, 1-847-962-6447.
bar. Please notify Park District staff of any food
restrictions when you register. Fee: $28.00
                                                              MUSIC IS IN THE AIR
TASTE OF KENTUCKY                                             Dance the night away or simply relax and enjoy
Tuesday, July 27,                                             several members of the Falconaires Band and their
11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.                                          music from the 30’s and 40’s on Tuesday, April 20.
Experience the music, food and                                Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music goes from 7:00 to
history of the Bluegrass State of                             8:30 p.m. Complimentary coffee, tea and sweet
Kentucky. The head chef and                                   table available 6:30-8:00 p.m. Drop-in dance nights
owners of the Cotillion have                                  will not be held over the summer months.
created a great menu with salad, southern fried
chicken, mashed potatoes, corn muffins, vegetable             No registration
medley with peas and carrots and vanilla ice cream            needed.
with a special crème de mint sauce for dessert. Our           Fee: $5.00;
entertainers are The Sag Valley Boys. This group is           pay at the door
called Northern Illinois’ premier bluegrass band.             and sign the
They present vocal numbers in three-part harmony              Park District
with exciting instrumentals on guitar, mandolin,              waiver.
fiddle and 5-string banjo and string bass. All the
centerpieces and giveaways for the day are                    PARK DISTRICT PROGRAM GUIDE
representative of the Bluegrass State known for               Please mark your calendar! The Park District
world class horse racing. Register early, this event is       Summer 2010 Program Guide was delivered to the
sure to fill fast and space is limited. Register in           residents (front door/porch) on Saturday, April 24,
advance at the Park District Office at the Senior             2010. If you did not receive your guide, please call
Center because no tickets are sold at the door. There         1-847-577-3003 ext. 5353. You can pick up a guide
is a cash bar. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Please notify         at the Park District Office
Park District staff of any food restrictions when you         in the Senior Center. The
register. The Village Bank and Trust of Arlington             Fall 2010 Program Guide
Heights sponsors this luncheon. This is a contracted          will be delivered on
event, not refundable. Fee: $28.00                            Saturday, July 24.
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          ARLINGTON HEIGHTS                                 ENJOY QUICK GETAWAYS WITH THE
          HISTORICAL MUSEUM                                  ARLINGTON CLASSIC TOUR CLUB
   110 West Fremont Street, Arlington Heights
                                                                     Shipshewana Shopping and More
           Heritage Gallery Exhibits                                         June 29-30, 2010
          Last Hand by Thomas Price
      Book Talk and Signing; Free Program                                      Tour includes:
          Saturday, May 22, 3:00 p.m.                                 ◊ Lodging at Essenhaus Inn
                                                            ◊ 4 meals, including lunch at Strongbow Inn and an
       GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:                                   Amish Dinner at the Blue Gate Restaurant
       LOST IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS                              ◊ Shopping in Middlebury and Shipshewana
  Photographs and artifacts of our village’s past                           (includes Flea Market)
          Open through May 23, 2010                          ◊ Musical Comedy at the Blue Gate Restaurant
     Gallery hours: Fri-Sun, 1:30-4:30 p.m.                                ◊ Games & prizes
      SAVING ENDANGERED SPECIES:                                     ◊ Motorcoach transportation
             SAVING OURSELVES                                        Fee: $260/double; $280/single
                June 6 - August 29
      Gallery hours: Fri-Sun, 1:30-4:30 p.m.                                Nashville Nightlife
                                                                            October 18-21, 2010
   Historical Society Annual House Walk & Tea
       June 13, 12:00-5:00 p.m.; Tickets $35                                  Tour includes:
   Call museum office now to purchase tickets.                        ◊  Free home pickup and return
                                                                               ◊ 5 meals
      For more information: 1-847-255-1225                             ◊ Guided tour of Nashville
              www.ahmuseum.org                              ◊ 2 nights lodging at the incredible Opryland Hotel
                                                              ◊ Dinner cruise and live entertainment on the
IT’S TOOL TIME!                                                           Showboat General Jackson
Check out our Wood Shop. State of the art                           ◊ Country Music Hall of Fame
equipment includes Delta 10” table saw, 14” band                  ◊ Offered through Mayflower Tours
saw, variable speed drill press, Dewalt 12” sliding                 Fee: $949/double; $1288/single
compound miter saw, Grizzly 15” planer, belt
sander, disk sander, 12” lathe, Delta 6” jointer,            For registration details on these overnight tours or
Dewalt variable speed 20” scroll saw, router and                    any of the one-day tours, please call
more! Six complete work stations are available.             1-847-797-5341 or stop in the Park District Office at
The Wood Shop is a joint venture with the Village                             the Senior Center.
of Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights Senior
Center, Inc. and the Arlington Heights Park                 BILLY ELLIOT, THE MUSICAL
District.                                                   Interested in seeing the hottest musical in Chicago?
                                                            This show is sentimental, inspiring, and thrilling!
HOURS OF OPERATION:                                         Call 1-847-797-5341 or stop in the Park District
Drop-in shop time is Monday, Tuesday and                    Office at the Senior Center to put your name on an
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.                             interest list for a possible third fall tour.
WOOD SHOP CLASSES:
You learn beginning through advanced techniques             WOODCARVING
and skills while creating the class project under the       Pull up a chair and carve your very own, one-of-a-
direction of Shop Instructors, Mike Spilotro and            kind relief plaque, simple figure and other special
Ron Boots. No annual membership required.                   project. Instructor Mike Spilotro makes this a class
                                                            that you’ll want to take over and over again. A
DAILY PUNCH PASS:
                                                            supply list is available at the first class. In-person
$50.00 good for 10 visits
                                                            registration only. Wednesdays, June 9 - August 11,
$30.00 good for 6 visits
                                                            1:00-3:00 p.m. Fee: $42.00
$10 daily use fee

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NEW - BEGINNER MAT PILATES                                  YOGA
Certified Instructor Susan Weekly conducts this             Beginning/Intermediate
brand new class for active adults. This class was           Mondays, June 7 - August 9
specifically created for the over fifty body. Pilates       3:15-4:45 p.m. Fee: $73.00
focuses on strengthening the larger muscles of the
abdomen and back (core) as well as smaller, deeper          Wednesdays, June 9 - August 11
muscle groups. The goal is to increase flexibility by       3:15-4:45 p.m. Fee: $81.00
lengthening the muscles through a method of toning          Instructor: Kazanow
and stretching. Benefits include improved strength,
stability, balance, coordination, longer and leaner         Intermediate
muscles, plus improved fitness performance. Wear            Wednesdays, June 9 - August 11
loose clothing, bring a towel and refrain from eating       11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Fee: $81.00
before class. Tuesdays, June 8 - August 10,                 Instructor: Brown
1:30-2:30 p.m. Fee: $58.00 or Fridays, June 11 -
August 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fee: $58.00                       Intermediate/Advanced
                                                            Thursdays, June 10 - August 12
DANCE
                                                            11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Fee: $81.00
Ballroom - Beginning
                                                            Instructor: Brown
Mondays, June 7 - July 19
2:00-3:00 p.m. Fee: $35.00
Instructors: Remers                                         Advanced
                                                            Mondays, June 7 - August 9
Ballroom - Continuing                                       11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Fee: $73.00
Mondays, June 7 - July 19                                   Instructor: Brown
1:00-2:00 p.m. Fee: $35.00
Instructors: Remers                                         Chair - Beginning
                                                            Mondays, June 7 - August 9
Line Dance Workshop - Beginner/Intermediate                 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fee: $53.00
Wednesdays, July 28 - August 4                              Instructor: Brown
2:00-3:00 p.m. Fee: $13.00
Instructor: Banas                                           Thursdays, June 10 - August 12
                                                            10:15-11:15 a.m. Fee: $58.00
Line Dance Workshop - Intermediate/Advanced                 Instructor: Brown
Wednesdays, July 28 - August 4
1:00-2:00 p.m. Fee: $13.00                                  Chair - Continuing
Instructor: Banas                                           Mondays, June 7 - August 9
                                                            2:30-3:30 p.m. Fee: $53.00
Back to the Basics Line Dance                               Instructor: Brown
Thursdays - ongoing, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Fee: $7.00 drop in; pay at the door
Instructor: Toomey                                          YOGACISE
                                                            Wednesdays, June 9 - August 11
New & Challenging Line Dance                                10:00-11:00 a.m. Fee: $58.00
Fridays - on-going (no classes in July or August)           Instructor: Kazanow
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Fee: $7.00 drop-in; pay at the door                         ZUMBA GOLD
Instructor: Toomey                                          Mondays, June 7 - August 9
                                                            5:00-6:00 p.m. Fee: $54.00
Tap Dance - Intermediate                                    Instructor: S. Weekly
Thursdays, June 10 - August 12                              Fridays, June 11 - August 13
1:30-2:30 p.m. Fee: $60.00                                  11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fee: $60.00
Instructor: Smolenski                                       Instructor: Kazanow
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TAI CHI                                                       ARLINGTON ATHLETIC CLUB
Beginning                                                     Club Features:
Tuesdays, June 29 - August 3                                  State-of-the-art exercise equipment, including a
10:00-11:00 a.m. Fee: $35.00                                  multi-direction Cybex weight station, three
Instructor: Wagner                                            recumbent bikes, two Schwinn airdyne bikes, one
Intermediate                                                  upright cycle, five Star Trac treadmills, two rowing
Tuesdays, June 29 - August 3                                  machines, stairmaster, two elliptical machines, three
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Fee: $35.00                             NuStep Recumbent steppers, free weights, and
Instructor: Wagner                                            closed circuit TV.
Advanced
Tuesdays, June 29 - August 3                                  Club Hours:
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Fee: $35.00                             Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Putzbach
                                                              Club Fees:
TRIM TIME                                                     $149 annual club membership gives you
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 8 - August 12,                     unlimited use of the facility during club hours.
4:00-5:00 p.m. Fee: $110.00                                   Members renew at $119.
Instructor: S. Weekly                                         Six month rate: $96. Members renew at $86.
or                                                            Punch card system: $60 for 14 Club visits.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 8 - August 12,
5:15-6:15 p.m. Fee: $110.00                                   DAILY FUN & FITNESS
Instructor: S. Weekly                                         AEROBIC CLASSES
                                                              Class Hours:
PERSONAL TRAINING                                             9:00-9:45 a.m. for aerobic exercises on
Personal Training Evaluation                                  Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Personal Trainer Susan Weekly conducts your                   8:40-9:45 a.m. for strength, flexibility and mat
individual evaluation for Personal Training. In this          exercises on Tuesdays & Fridays.
first session, Susan tests your strength, flexibility,
coordination, etc. Susan helps you to custom                  Class Fees:
design a fitness training program working with                $201 annually for unlimited Fun & Fitness
your health history and age in mind. If you want to           aerobics classes. Members renew at $191.
start to work out but just don’t know how to begin,           Six month rate: $121. Members renew at $111.
then Susan will lay out a plan with your                      Punch card: $60 for 14 classes.
step-by-step instructions. Fee: $39.00
                                                              COMBINATION PASS
Personal Training                                             $295 includes annual membership to both the
If you workout now and want to take your present              Athletic Club and Fun & Fitness Aerobics classes.
fitness workout to the next level, Susan offers tips          Members renew at $270.
to help you make progress. Sessions are one hour              Six month rate: $168. Members renew at $158.
long. Fee: $94.00                                             Six month rate: Interested in joining the Club but
                                                              don’t want to invest in a full annual membership?
Group Training                                                You choose the months; however, months must be
Fee: $84.00                                                   consecutive.

Time slots are                                                       Take a tour of the Athletic Club with
available on Tuesday,                                             Fitness Instructor Ed Hardy at 10:00 a.m.,
Wednesday, Thursday                                                            Tuesday - Friday.
and Friday. Stop in the
Park District Gift Store                                       This year’s sponsor of the Arlington Athletic Club
for all details.                                                        and Fun & Fit memberships is
                                                                          Home Instead Senior Care.

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BRIDGE                                                        ART / WATERCOLOR
Beginning                                                     Multimedia Art
Mondays, June 7 - August 9 (no class 7/5)                     Fridays, June 11 - August 13
8:30-10:30 a.m. Fee: $53.00                                   9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fee: $101.00
Instructor: Braun                                             Instructor: Denney
Intermediate
                                                              Watercolor - Beginner
Tuesdays, June 8 - August 10 (no class 7/6)
                                                              Tuesdays, May 4 - June 8
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fee: $53.00
                                                              9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fee: $59.00
Instructor: Braun
                                                              Instructor: Spain
Advanced
                                                              Tuesdays, July 6 - 27
Tuesdays, June 8 - August 10 (no class 7/6)
                                                              9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fee: $40.00
1:00-3:00 p.m. Fee: $53.00
                                                              Instructor: Spain
Instructor: Braun
                                                              Watercolor - Intermediate
BEST BRIDGE EVER!                                             Tuesdays, May 4 - June 8
Wednesdays, June 9 - August 11 (no class 7/7)                 1:00-3:30 p.m. Fee: $59.00
6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $53.00                                    Instructor: Spain
Instructor: Braun                                             Tuesdays, July 6 - 27
or                                                            1:00-3:30 p.m. Fee: $40.00
Thursdays, June 10 - August 12 (no class 7/8)                 Instructor: Spain
1:00-3:00 p.m. Fee: $53.00
                                                              Studio Art - All Levels
Instructor: Braun
                                                              Thursdays, June 24 - August 12
                                                              9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fee: $81.00
ARLINGTON BRIDGE B’s - NEW!
                                                              Instructor: Schwarz
Are you a novice bridge player who would like to
earn credit towards becoming a Bridge Life Master?
This game is designed for novice players who want             QUILTING
to establish ranking with the American Contract               Quilting - Beginning
Bridge League and who have 20 points or less. This            Wednesdays, June 9 - August 11
sanctioned game is $7.00. Pay at the door for two             10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fee: $39.00
hours of playing under the supervision of Pat Braun,          Instructor: Schreiner
Bridge Silver Life Master. Drop in every Saturday,            Quilting - Advanced
9:30-11:30 a.m. No play July and August.                      Fridays, June 11 - August 13
Resumes in September.                                         1:00-3:00 p.m. Fee: $39.00
                                                              Instructor: Hickey/Sulla
DICHROIC GLASS
JEWELRY
Instructor Peggy Krzyzewski,
                                                              KNITTING & CROCHET OFF FOR
professional jewelry maker, has                               THE SUMMER
worked with glass for over twenty
years. She incorporates color                                 PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS WITH
theory, design, the science of glass and jewelry              PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS
making in a two-day workshop. You will create two             Do you have difficulty getting out because of
pieces of your choice; either necklaces, key chains or        physical limitations? Northwest Special Recreation
small decorative tiles. Peg’s passion for teaching            Association (NWSRA) offers monthly social
mixes a little education with your recreation. She            community outing trips for seniors with physical
spends one-on-one time evaluating your work and               impairments. These trips offer door-to-door
inspiring you to learn more. All supplies and kiln            accessible transportation for a nominal fee.
firing are included in this beginning program.                NWSRA also offers therapy swims, adapted yoga
This is a contracted class, not refundable. Tuesdays,         and weekly meeting programs. For more
June 15 - 22, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Fee: $46.00                      information, please call 1-847-392-2848.

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  DAILY LUNCHEON PROGRAM
                           Catholic Charities Lunch & More
                                Catering Enterprises

                   Silver Spoon Diner
                  Serving seniors a complete, nutritious lunch,
                 Monday thru Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
                          Home Cooked meals such as:
         Salisbury Steak                 BBQ Chicken Quarter              Roasted Garlic & Herb Tilapia
        Mashed Potatoes                      Baked Beans                     Seasoned Pinto Beans
     Garden Blend Vegetables              Chuckwagon Corn                         Mexican Rice
       Kidney Bean Salad                     Apple Juice                     Strawberry Applesauce
         Bread & Butter                      Corn Muffin                         Bread & Butter
                         Coffee, Tea and Milk is also available with each meal.

                        Suggested Donation: 60 years and over with
                        the completion of the AgeOptions form, $3.00
                         Reservations appreciated but not required.

         Dining participants are welcome to come early or stay late to use
                        the room for conversation or cards.
           Participants are also welcome to join us for BINGO and Wii.
                         Bingo                                                 Wii Bowling
  Wednesdays at 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.                                     Tuesdays at 1:45 p.m.
   Breakfast Bingo every other Friday                                     Registration Required
      from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

             Volunteer Opportunities Available:              Funds in whole or in part are
 Serving, Event & Program Planning, Café Host &/or Hostess   provided through an award
                                                             from AgeOptions under Title
                                                             III of the Older Americans
                                                             Act, as administered through
RESERVATION DESK: 1-847-797-5354                             the Illinois Dept. on Aging
Abigail Darr, Site Coordinator: 1-847-797-5350               and the Federal
Donna Schultz, Food Service Manager: 1-847-797-5353          Administration on Aging.

Catholic Charities Lunch N’ More Catering Enterprises - Arlington Heights Cafè
                 Coffee, tea, juice, soup, sandwiches, fruit, salads and assorted snacks.
                 Available Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
                            Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
                         Plus, we are expanding to offer more afternoon hours.
                  Lite bites also available from the Kitchen when the Café is closed.


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                   EVENTS CALENDAR FOR MAY & JUNE

 DAY           TIME                                             ACTIVITY
Monday    8:30-10:00          Blood Pressure
Weekly    9:00-9:45           Fun & Fit Aerobics
          9:00-12:00          Open Wood Shop Drop-in
          8:30-10:30          Bridge - Beginning
          9:00-11:00          Knitting - Beginning
          10:00-3:00          Mah-Jong
          11:10-1:10          Crochet
          11:15-12:45         Yoga - Advanced
          1:00-2:00           Ballroom Dancing
          1:15-3:15           Chair Yoga
          2:00-3:00           Beginning Ballroom
          3:15-4:45           Yoga - Beginning-Intermediate
          5:00-6:00           Zumba Gold
          7:00-8:30           Round Dance

Monday May 3      9:00-1:00      AARP Driver Prog     June 7      9:00-1:00     AARP Driver Prog.
Special           1:00-3:00      Ping Pong                        1:00 –3:00    Ping Pong
Events




          May 10 10:00-11:30     Modern Classics      June 14     10:00-11:30   Modern Classics
                 2:15-3:00       Laughter Club                    2:15-3:00     Laughter
                 3:00-4:30       Meditation                       3:00-4:30     Meditation
                 6:00-8:30       Scrapbook Club                   6:00-8:00     Ping Pong
                 6:00-8:00       Ping Pong                        6:00-8:30     Scrapbook Club

          May 17 1:00-3:00       Ping Pong            June 21     1:00-3:00     Ping Pong



          May 24 2:15-3:00       Laughter Club        June 28     2:15-3:00     Laughter Club
                 3:00-4:30       Meditation                       3:00-4:30     Meditation
                 6:00-8:00       Ping Pong                        6:00-8:00     Ping Pong




Tuesday     8:40-9:45          Fun & Fit Mats
            9:00-12:00         Open Wood Shop Drop-in
            9:30-12:00         Watercolor - Beginning
            10:00-1:00         Blood Pressure
            10:00-11:00        Tai Chi - Beginning
            10:00-12:00        Bridge - Intermediate
            11:15-12:15        Tai Chi - Intermediate
            11:15-12:15        Tai Chi - Advanced
            1:00-3:00          Bridge - Advanced
            1:00-3:00          Round Dance
            1:00-3:30          Dichroic Glass
            1:00-3:30          Watercolor
            1:45-3:30          Wii Games
            4:00-6:15          Trim Time
                   EVENTS CALENDAR FOR MAY & JUNE

Tuesday May 4    9:00-11:00   AARP Driver Prog.  June 1             9:00-1:00        AARP Driver Prog.
Special          9:00-11:00   AHSC Advisory Cncl                    12:00-12:45      St. Peter’s Band
Events           1:00-4:15    Film Discussion                       1:00-4:15        Film Discussion
                 1:00-3:00    M2M                                   1:00-3:00        M2M Club
                                                      June 8        10:00-12:00      Harper Prog The 100
                                                                                     Days
        May 18 12:30-2:30     Men’s Club              June 15       12:30-2:30       Men’s Club
               1:00-3:00      M2M Club                              1:00-3:00        M2M Club

        May 25 9:00-11:00     Grief to Hope           June 22       9:00-11:00       Grief to Hope
               1:00-4:15      Park Place Invest.                    1:00-4:15        Park Place Investment


Wednesday       8:30-9:00                Open Card Room
                9:00-9:45                Fun & Fit Aerobics
                10:00-11:00              Yogacise
                10:00-12:00              Beginning Quilt
                10:00-11:00              Senior Center Tours
                11:15-12:45              Yoga - Intermediate
                12:15-4:00               Duplicate Bridge
                12:45-2:15               Bingo
                1:00-2:00                Line Dance - Intermediate
                1:00-3:00                Wood Carving
                2:00-3:00                Line Dancing - Beginning
                3:15-4:45                Yoga - Beginning-Intermediate
                5:30-6:30                Yogacise
                6:30-8:30                PM Best Bridge Ever




Wednesday   May 5        10:00-12:00 I.R.T.A. Mtg.         June 3      10:00-Noon       I.R.T.A. Mtg
Special                  6:30-8:00   Meditation                        6:30-8:00        Meditation
Events

            May 12       8:30-11:00    Cholesterol Test June 9         10:00-11:30      Popular Books
                         10:00-11:30   Popular Books                   1:00-3:00        Computer Interest
                         1:00-3:30     Computer Interest               6:30-8:00        Meditation
                         6:30-8:00     Meditation

            May 19       6:30-8:00     Meditation          June 16     6:30-8:00        Meditation
                         7:00-9:00     Caregiver                       6:30-8:00        Parkinson’s Group
                                       Support                         7:00-9:00        Caregiver Support
                         6:30-8:00     Parkinson Group
            May 26       8:30-12:00    National Senior     June 23     1:00-3:00        Portfolio Investment
                                       Health and                      5:00-7:00        Senior Investment
                                       Fitness Day                     6:30-8:00        Meditation
                         1:00-3:30     Portfolio Invest.   June 30     6:30-8:00        Meditation
                         5:00-7:00     Senior Invest
                         6:30-8:00     Meditation
                         7:30-10:00    AHNC Mtg
                      EVENTS CALENDAR FOR MAY & JUNE

  DAY               TIME                                      ACTIVITY

Thursday    9:00-9:45          Fun & Fit Aerobics
            9:30-11:00         Guilders
            9:30-12:00         Studio Art
            10:00-11:30        Current Events
            10:15-11:15        Yoga - Chair
            11:30-1:00         Yoga - Intermediate-Advanced
            12:30-4:30         Open Card Room
            1:00-3:00          Best Bridge Ever
            1:15-3:15          Tap Dance
            4:00-6:15          Trim Time
            7:00-10:00         PM Line Dancing




Thursday
Special
Events
                                                  June 10     9:30-11:30 Review of the Rules of the
                                                                         Road
                                                                         .




           May 20     10:30-    Cancer Support    June 17     10:30-      Cancer Support Group
                      12:00     Group                         12:00
                                .




Friday      8:30-4:30          Open Card Room
            8:40-9:45          Fun & Fit Mats
            9:00-12:00         Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
            9:30-12:00         Multi-Media Art
            10:00-11:15        Travelog
            11:00-12:00        Zumba /Gold
            11:30-12:30        Singing Group
            1:00-3:00          Advanced Quilting
            1:45-3:30          Wii Games
            7:30-10:30         Line Dance
                     EVENTS CALENDAR FOR MAY & JUNE

Friday     May 7    10:00-11:30 Myrla Brand      June 4
Special                         Slide Tour of
Events                          Switzerland
           May 14 10:00-11:15 Walkers Club       June 11   10:00-11:15   Walkers Club
                  1:00-4:30   Movie                        12:30-4:00    Patio Event
           May 21 1:00-3:00      Harper Prog.    June 18   1:00-4:00     Movie
                                 Remembering
                                 Pearl Harbor
           May 28                                June 25



Saturday     9:30-11:30           Arlington Bridge B’s
             10:00-11:00          Zumba Gold
             10:00-1:00           Ping-Pong
             7:30-10:00           Right Angles




 PLEASE NOTE: Some of the daily activities and special events require advance
registration and/or a fee. Please consult the newsletter or call the Senior Center in
advance to confirm whether or not registration is required and if a fee is involved.
        Also, some classes are canceled after the calendar has gone to print,
                           so it is always best to confirm.
                                                   CLUBS
WALKERS CLUB                                                                           MEN'S CLUB
“Walk to U.S. Landmarks”                                                       Everyone is welcome to attend.
This year, the Walkers Club has been
                                                                          Monthly Free Program - Refreshments
“Walking to U.S. Landmarks.” By
tallying all of our logged miles as a team                           Join us for music by Thomas Gray - 12:30 p.m.
and seeing how far our feet will take us on our map, we
managed to walk to Niagara Falls in January and Kitty                HEALTHY EATING FOR A LIFETIME
Hawk, NC in February where the Wright Brothers
performed the first airplane flight. In March, our feet took                    Tuesday, May 18, 1:00 p.m.
us down to Atlanta, GA, home of the Dixie Coca-Cola
                                                                      Tired of unhealthy fast food or expensive microwaved
Bottling company Plant. It’s a mystery as to what the next
                                                                    lunches? Then join us at noon in the Silver Spoon Diner
landmark will be. Make sure you have a good, supportive
                                                                      for a fresh, nutritious, inexpensive lunch provided by
pair of shoes and keep walking to see where we go next!
                                                                     Catholic Charities Lunch & More Catering Enterprises
                                                                         prior to the program. Ellin Learned, RD, LDN,
Be sure to check out the “Walk to U.S. Landmarks”
                                                                     Dietician for AgeOptions, will be leading the program.
progress on the U.S. map posted on the bulletin board over
                                                                        She will discuss how our nutritional requirements
the Walkers Club desk in the Health Clinic.
                                                                       change as we age, how to eat healthier to meet these
                                                                    requirements, choosing foods low in fat and sodium, and
Walkers Club members can log their accomplished miles
                                                                        healthy meal tips - including snacks. Prior to the
in the logbook located in the Clinic. Logged miles also
                                                                      program, join us for lunch at a cost of $3 for program
include any miles walked outside the Senior Center for
                                                                                members and $5 for non-members.
exercise. Interested walkers can complete a registration
                                                                      Please call the Meals Registration Desk in advance to
form in the Clinic to become a Walkers Club member.
                                                                              sign up for the lunch, 1-847-797-5354.
Thank you for logging your miles and enjoy your
exploration!
                                                                                FIT FOR A LIFETIME
             Monthly Group Walk
             You are invited to join the Walkers Club                           Tuesday, June 15, 1:00 p.m.
             Monthly Group Walk. We meet at the Senior
             Center in room #190 on the 2nd Friday of                How do you minimize the impact of aging and maximize
             every month. Come join us on Fridays, May                your fitness? The program will answer both questions.
             14 and June 11 and receive a FREE gift. Join              The program will also discuss how stability, balance,
Tracy, Sue and Jackie, who will lead warm up exercises in            fitness and function are key elements that work together
#190, then walk around the Senior Center, followed by               to maximize our ability to meet the demands of daily life
cool down exercises back in #190. Make new friends who                           and enjoy the sport of daily living.
also enjoy the benefits of exercise. The Group Walks are            The program is presented by Sandy Stoub, Gerontologist
FREE and no registration is required.                                      and Director of Wellness for Alliance Rehab.
                                                                    In her current role, Sandy oversees wellness services and
Walkers Club Celebration                                                 operations in more than 50 locations in 10 states.
Friday, June 18, 10:00 a.m. is the next Walkers Club                 She is also an adjunct professor, author, aquatic training
celebration. This time, we are doing something different!                       specialist, and international speaker.
The celebration will be 30 minutes, followed by a seminar
on Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation, hosted by                 PARK PLACE
Northwest Community Hospital. We will have physical
therapists from NCH speak to us on how we can improve
                                                                    INVESTMENT CLUB
our balance and stay active. Advance registration                   The next meetings are Tuesdays,
required. Please stop by the Main Office of the Senior              May 25 and June 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Center or call 1-847-253-5532 to reserve a spot.                    PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT CLUB
           Co-sponsored by: Outpatient Physical Medicine &
                                                                    The next meeting is Wednesday, May 26 and
           Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Center and              June 23 at 1:00 p.m. For information on either club,
           the Arlington Heights Senior Center                      stop in at a meeting.
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        PROGRAMS, EVENTS, ETC.
BAGGO BOARDS READY FOR PLAY!
Thanks to an Eagle Scout candidate, we have some
wonderful, new baggo boards available for play at                  FREE FRIDAY MOVIES
the Senior Center. The boards can be checked out at
any time for outdoor use on the Senior Center patio.                  Effective
                                                               May 2009-April 2011,
We will also set the boards out on Monday nights             the free Friday movies are
when there is space available indoors. To check out           being brought to you by:
a set, stop by the Main Office.                              Arlington Heights Senior
                                                                    Center, Inc.
                                      PING PONG                       No Tickets or Reservations Needed
                                     The Senior                       Complimentary Refreshments Served
                                     Center has two                  MOVIES ARE CLOSED CAPTIONED
                                     ping pong
                                     tables ready for                    THE BLIND SIDE
                                     play every                              Friday, May 14
                                     Saturday                                   1:00 PM
                                     morning that
                                     the Senior                This film is the remarkable tru story of Michael
                                     Center is open,         Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from
                                                             a broken home. Michael was taken in by a wealthy
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. They’re also available the 1st         white family who helped him fulfill his potential as
and 3rd Monday afternoons; May 3 & 17 and June 7              a person and as an athlete. He worked hard on the
& 21, 1:00-3:00 p.m., plus the 2nd and 4th Monday                  field and in the classroom and became an
nights; May 10                                               All-American in college and was picked in the first
& 24 and June                                                round of the 2009 NFL Draft, changing his life and
                                                                the lives of the living family who were there to
14 & 28,                                                                       watch him succeed.
6:00-8:00 p.m.
No reservations                                                Sandra Bullock, Kathy Bates, Tim McGraw
necessary.                                                       Warner Bros.; 2009; Directed by John Lee
                                                                  Hancock; Rated PG-13; 128 minutes
Free program.
Come join in the                                                              INVICTUS
fun!
                                                                            Friday, June 18*
CHESS ANYONE?                                                *NOTE: Movie shown on 3rd instead of 2nd Friday
The Senior Center has three regulation-size chess                                 1:00 PM
sets, free to use within the building at any time.           The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson
Simply stop by the Main Office and sign one out.               Mandela joined forces with the captain of South
Play on any of the three game tables in the lobby.             Africa’s rugby team to help unite their country.
Offered on a first-come, first-served basis.                  Believing he can bring his racially and economi-
                                                             cally divided country together through the universal
OPEN CARD ROOM HOURS                                            language f sport, Mandela rallies his underdog
                                                               rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the
The card room is available on a first-come,
                                                                    1995 World Cup Championship match.
first-served basis:
                                                             Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Scott Eastwood
Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 12:30-4:30 p.m.                                    Warner Bros.; 2009; Directed by Clint Eastwood;
                                                                        Rated PG-13; 133 minutes
Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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VOLUNTEER NEWS                                                   (continued from left column)
There is so much to celebrate in our volunteer                   Next, four Boy Scouts who have served the
program right now. First of all, congratulations to all          Arlington Heights Senior Center presented a program
of our Essential Volunteers. We had a wonderful                  at the National Conference on Aging held at the Hyatt
celebration at European Crystal on April 9th. Over               Regency on March 17. Thanks to Carter Sharp,
200 volunteers were honored at the luncheon with                 Blake Seagraves, Nick Howley and Charles Swanson
special awards given to those reaching milestone                 (not pictured) who explained their projects to other
1000 hour award levels (listed below). The Senior                not-for-profits looking to engage scouts in their
Center would not be the same without you! Thanks                 organizations.
to everyone for a wonderful year.
                                                                   Pictured at right are
                                                                  three of the Boy Scouts
1000 Hours          2000 Hours           4000 Hours                  who presented at
Jack Carbery        Grace Hickey         Evelyn Ceglarek           the National Council
Pat Carbery         Josie Krenos         Tina Zgoda                on Aging Conference
Leo DeAngelis       Myrtle Leahy
Jeanette Domek      Bob Schwermer        5000 Hours
Tom Dooley                               Pat Ulincy
George Galvan       3000 Hours                                   And last, but not least, the Men’s Club, under the
Ron Hanschman       Frank De Rosa                                direction of its Program Director Bruce Cruz,
Don Schmidgall      John Muldoon                                 organized a fabulous and enlightening program on
                    George Weber                                 March 29th regarding volunteering while unemployed
   Pictured below are some of our wonderful volunteer Tax        with the help of the Volunteer Center of Northwest
    Counselors at the Senior Center Volunteer Luncheon           Suburban Chicago. Over 70 people attended.
                                                                 Thanks Bruce!

                                                                  Presenters from
                                                                   The Volunteer
                                                                  Center speak on
                                                                   the benefits of
                                                                    volunteering



                                                                 Are you interested in getting involved in our volunteer program?
                                                                 Contact Becky Hume at 1-847-253-5532 or at rhume@vah.com.

Secondly, thanks to Nick Howley and Troop 32 for                 Restaurant Experience - Make and serve coffee, sell snacks and
                                                                 drinks one day a week in our charming café from 11:30-2:00.
the fun-filled Baggo Tournament on March 23. Nick
and his fellow Scouts built the boards and organized             Wood Shop Supervisor - Needed 9:00 a.m. to noon on Monday,
the tournament for the Senior Center. Jim Jirak and              Tuesday or Wednesday. Must have woodworking experience
                                                                 and like to instruct others.
Robert Fielding were the overall Champions!
Congratulations gentlemen.                                       Rides to Medical Appointments - Flexible schedule. Escort
                                                                 homebound seniors to medical appointments.
                                     Fun and friendly            Red Tape Cutter - Help seniors with applications for benefits.
                                    baggo competition            Training provided, home visits required, must be comfortable
                                                                 with challenging personal situations and be available during the
                                                                 weekday.
                                                                 Web Designer - Advise center on beginning and implementing a
                                                                 website.
                                                                 Researcher - Help senior center agency develop contact lists.
                                                                 Computer and Library Science experience a plus.
                                                                 Meals on Wheels Driver - Deliver meals to shut-in seniors one
                                                                 morning a week.


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NEW!                                                          ADVISORY COUNCIL EVENTS
DRUM THERAPY                                                  ◊   Monday, May 31, 9:00 a.m.-assemble;
Are you looking for                                               9:30 a.m.-parade steps off
something fun,                                                    Memorial Day Parade
therapeutic, and                                                  Sign up at the Main Office if you’d
challenging? Would                                                like to help represent the Senior
you like to learn how to                                          Center and walk (or ride in
separate all your limbs                                           provided vehicle) in the Arlington
in doing more than one                                            Heights Memorial Day Parade.
rhythm at once? In this                                       ◊   Friday, June 11, 1:00 p.m.
innovative and                                                    Crosstown Classic Party on the Patio
educational program,                                              Come watch the Cubs/Sox game on
Chris Lavidas of                                                  the big screen TV on the patio, cheer
Breaking Grounds in Drumming, Inc. has developed                  on your favorite Chicago team and
a series of drum therapy classes. These classes focus             enjoy some ballpark snacks. No tickets needed.
on building one’s coordination, learning all about the        ◊   Wednesday, July 7, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
different rhythms to music...and much, much more.                 Cookout & Entertainment on the Patio
Participants can greatly benefit in the following                 Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m.
ways:
                                                              ◊   Thursday, August 12, 7:00 p.m.-doors open;
◊ muscle strength
◊ enhanced coordination
                                                                  7:30 p.m.-concert begins
◊ memory gain
                                                                  Reunion Jazz Orchestra Concert on the Patio
◊ stress release
                                                                  No tickets needed.
◊ team-building                                               ◊   Monday, September 13, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
◊ sharpen concentrations skills                                   Cookout & Entertainment on the Patio
◊ sharpen rhythmic skills                                         Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m.
Absolutely no music experience or education is                ◊   Monday, October 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
required. This program is open to anyone who is                   Chili & Entertainment on the Patio
looking for something fun, different, and challenging.            Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m.
Free program. No reservations needed. Sessions are
held the second Thursday of the month (except July);
May 13, June 10 and August 12 at 1:00 p.m.
                                                              SINGING GROUP
                                                              Under the direction of
                                                              talented pianist and
MEDITATION SESSIONS                                           music director, Ellen
Facilitated by Om Johari                                      Zethmayr-Lolakos, the
Mondays                                                       Singing Group meets on
May 10 & 24 and June 14 & 28, 3:00-4:30 p.m.                  Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-
Free, drop-in program. No reservations needed.                12:30 p.m. The next
                                                              sessions are: May 7, 14,
Wednesdays                                                    21 & 28 and June 4, 11,
May 5, 12, 19 & 26 and June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30,                18 & 25. You’re
6:00-8:30 p.m. (note new time). Free program.                 welcome to join the
Advance reservations needed. Please stop by the               group at any time. Free program. No reservations
Main Office or call the Senior Center at                      necessary. Come sing...for the joy of singing!
1-847-253-5532 to reserve a spot in one, several or
all of the meditation sessions.                                            LAUGHTER CLUB
                                                                           Join any or all of the upcoming laughter
The meditations Om shares neither require a belief                         club sessions; Mondays, May 10 & 24
system nor any prior knowledge. One can start from                         and June 14 & 28, 2:15-3:00 p.m.
wherever one is, irrespective of where one has been.                       This free program is facilitated by Om
Anyone can meditate, regardless of one’s health.                           Johari. No registration needed.
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SENIOR CENTER NEWSLETTER                                     RENT TOO HIGH?
SUBSCRIPTION                                                 See if The Center of Concern can help. For over 20
If you are not already subscribing to the                    years, The Center of Concern in Park Ridge has
newsletter and would like the convenience of                 matched renters with home owners who have extra
receiving a copy in your mailbox, simply tear off the        room. It’s a great way to cut expenses and start
back page, complete the “Friends of the Arlington            planning for the future.
Heights Senior Center” form and turn it in to the
Main Office along with $15.00. If paying by check,           The Center screens both home owners and renters.
please make payable to: Arlington Heights Senior             They check references and do their best to make sure
Center, Inc. Starting with the July/August issue, the        you are compatible. They interview both parties and
newsletter will have a new look and will be funded           arrange introductory interviews. They also help you
by the Senior Center’s fundraising arm, “Inc.”               through the initial adjustment after move-in.

                                                             Their home sharing program is open to all: students,
YARD WASTE STICKERS FOR SALE                                 seniors, single individuals and families. Call The
Arlington Heights residents can conveniently                 Center at 1-847-823-0453 to find out more or visit
purchase yard waste and brush stickers at the Main           their web site at www.centerofconcern.org. The
Office of the Senior Center during regular business          Center of Concern receives funding from United
hours. Each bag requires one (1) sticker.                    Way, the Park Ridge Community Fund, and
                                                             AgeOptions, among others. Their office is located
REFUSE DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS                                  at 1580 N. Northwest Highway #310, Park Ridge,
The Village of Arlington Heights works together              Illinois. Housing services require an appointment.
with Groot Waste Management to provide discount              Please call 1-847-823-0453 for more information.
services to seniors. There is a 25% discount on
curbside or backdoor refuse pickup. The discount is
limited to a two-person household, with one or two           RULES OF THE ROAD
seniors, unless there are extenuating circumstances.         Sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of State
Apply at the Senior Center Main Office. Must                 and taught at the Senior Center every other month by
provide proof of age and have Groot account                  knowledgeable volunteers, Julie Wright and Jack
number.                                                      DeCarlo, this free course helps students become
                                                             familiar with Illinois traffic laws and helps alleviate
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS                                      any apprehensions or fears one might have when
Events held outside the walls of the Arlington               faced with renewing a driver’s license. Next
Heights Senior Center that are of interest to seniors        session: Thursday, June 10, 9:30-11:45 a.m.
are often posted on our Community Announcement               There is no charge for the course, but reservations
Board. Here you’ll find information on local                 are required. Please register by stopping by the
concerts, programs and events. The board is located          Main Office or calling 1-847-253-5532.
on the wall in the hallway between the wood shop
and the meals registration office. Postings must be          AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
approved by the Senior Center Manager.                       Geared as a driving refresher for motorists age 50
                                                             and older. Completion of the two-day class may
SENIOR SAFETY BULLETIN BOARD                                 entitle the participant to a discount on their auto
& INFORMATION                                                insurance. Please check with your insurance carrier
In the back hall, near the Community Announcement            for further details. Cost: $12.00/AARP members,
board, you will find a bulletin board with updated           $14.00/non-members. Fee covers class materials
information on crime prevention, identity theft and          only. Classes are taught by trained, State of Illinois
scams against seniors. This information is provided          certified AARP Driver Safety Program Volunteer
by the Arlington Heights Police Dept. and                    Instructors. The next open sessions at time of print
AgeOptions - through Catholic Charities Northwest            are: Monday & Tuesday, May 3 & 4 and June
Senior Services. Check this bulletin board regularly         7 & 8, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration is
for important information on how you can protect             required. Stop by the Senior Center Main Office or
yourself against crime.                                      call 1-847-253-5532 to register.

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                                                 LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (LLI)
                                                     (a part of Harper College Continuing Education)


                 REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR with Bill Brandfon
                       Friday, May 21, 2010, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
                         Fee: FREE (registration required)

    In the early morning of December 7, 1941, the sun was just beginning to rise in Oahu, Hawaii. The
Japanese air fleet arrived with a vengeance. No one was prepared. Pearl Harbor, the United States’ center
 for military actions in the Pacific Ocean, was almost completely destroyed. This led to the United States’
entry into World War II. Join Bill Brandfon, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a combat veteran
              of World War II and the Korean Conflict, for this lecture on the “Day of Infamy.”


                              THE 100 DAYS with Gary Midkiff
                          Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
                                           Fee: $10.00
  By the spring of 1864 the U.S. had been fighting itself for three years. Neither the Confederacy’s superb
  military leaders nor the Union’s overwhelming advantage in resources had been able to establish a clear
  advantage. Lincoln turned to General Ulysses S. Grant, promoted him to the rank of Lieutenant General
and asked him to win the war. Grant went on the attack. Lee was ready for the challenge. During the next
 three months these two legendary leaders fought each other through an almost continuous series of battles
  that have come to be known as The Hundred Days. Historian Gary Midkiff will take you inside Grant’s
      strategy sessions with his senior officers, Lee’s meetings with his President Jefferson Davis, and
                Lincoln’s cabinet meetings - all of which led to an overwhelming loss of life.


                        ROCK AND ROLL RADIO with Clark Weber
                          Thursday, July 15, 2010, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
                                        Fee: $25.00
 In the days when the Beatles, the Beach Boys and the Monkees dominated the radio, Chicago teens spent
every waking moment listening to WLS-AM. Deejay Clark Weber, who has always referred to himself as
        “Mother Weber’s Oldest Son,” kept you listening and waiting to discover the line-up on the
             WLS Silver Dollar Survey. Clark’s memoir - Clark Weber’s Rock and Roll Radio:
                     1955 to 1975, The Fun Years - chronicles rock and roll’s golden age.
                              A copy of the book and CD is included in the fee.
       It’s full of photos and features the WLS jingles and the voices of WLS deejays from the ‘60s.
               As part of your rock and roll musical scene, Weber will relate stories about your
        music and the performers who made it and tell you things that you have never heard before.
                               Join in and go back in time. You’ll love the trip.


                All courses are held at the Arlington Heights Senior Center.
          No LLI membership is required to take these courses at the Senior Center.
     Payment must accompany registration (cash or check payable to Harper College).

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    Dr. Kenneth Hood
          Award



                                                                         Dr. Kenneth Hood

                                                              On his 100th Birthday, on July 31, 2007,
                                                         Dr. Kenneth Hood addressed his peers, friends and
                                                         family and advocated carrying forward the torch of
                                                       service on behalf of today’s senior citizens population.
                                                       He spoke with the satisfaction and confidence of a man
                                                       who had lived a good life and had brought the goals he
                                                           had set for himself to full completion. He spoke
                                                        passionately to the assembled crowd about his life of
                                                       service to family, country, Arlington Heights and to the
                                                           senior citizen community in Arlington Heights.
                                                        He indicated that his time was nearly completed and it
                                                          was time to pass on the torch. Dr. Kenneth Hood
                                                                 passed away on December 15, 2007.


             Eligibility Requirements                                     Selection Process
   The Dr. Kenneth Hood Awardee is announced             ACTIVITY                              DUE
    annually on his birth date to recognize those
     individuals and/or organizations who have           Nomination Forms Released             May 1, 2010
  carried forward the torch or service on behalf of      to the Community
today’s senior citizens population. Candidates must      Completed Nominations                 June 1, 2010
    have exhibited some or all of the following:
                                                         Winning Award Nominee                 July 31, 2010
•   A significant history of service to the senior
                                                         Announced.
    community.
•   Developed, provided, or conducted programs           Award Presentation Ceremony           Fall, 2010
    or services that enhance the quality of life for
    senior citizens.                                     A committee consisting of the Senior Citizens
•   Embraced or nurtured activities that affect in       Commission Chair and two Senior Citizen
    a positive way the lives of the senior citizen       Commissioners appointed by the chair will review
    population.                                          the applications, select and recommend an
•   They must set an example by contributing             individual. The full Senior Citizens Commission
    their efforts toward the above with zest for         will approve the recommendation.
    the joy of living .
•   Candidates must reside, work, or volunteer in                   Dr. Kenneth Hood Recipients
    the Village of Arlington Heights.
•   Preferably, the award will be granted to a                           2008 - Jack Schimpf
    living individual, but it can be awarded                            2009 - Shirley Garrison
    posthumously.
                                                             2010 Award Nomination Form Found on Next Page


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                                        DR. KENNETH HOOD AWARD
                                         2010 Award Nomination Form




Nominee Name:________________________________________________________________

Address:________________________________________________________________

Telephone (Day):________________________ (Evening):_______________________


Why does the nominee deserve this award?
(Please be specific and provide detailed examples. You may use additional pages if needed.)

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________
Submitted by:

Name:____________________________ Relationship:_____________________________

Organization:_______________________________________________________________

Telephone (Day):________________________                     (Evening):________________________

Address:_________________________________ State:________ Zip Code:__________

 All nomination forms must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2010 and sent to the address provided below.
                              Please be certain that all information is legible.
                  The “Dr. Kenneth Hood Award” is sponsored by the Arlington Heights Senior Citizen Commission
           Arlington Heights Senior Center c/o Karen Hansen, 1801 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
                           Telephone: 1-847-253-5532 TTY: 1-847-797-5310 Fax: 1-847-253-4476

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GET YOUR FREE TICKETS AT THE SENIOR CENTER MAIN OFFICE!
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     SUGGESTION BOX ARTICLES
Q)        Need more handicapped parking. Help!
A)        Thanks for your comments; we’ve sure heard them before. Let’s try and talk turkey on this. If we were to add another 8
handicapped spaces, we would remove a total of 16 spaces from our lot. That 16 feet is law; we can’t change it. Someone parking
in the farthest handicapped space would be about 150 feet from the front door. All other drivers in non-handicapped spaces would
be beyond that 150 feet. We monitor this situation. Most of our patrons do not need an “official” handicapped space. Most of our
patrons simply need to be close to the door. Some of our patrons have been so desperate for a close spot that they’ve squeezed into
the second half of a handicapped space. That is illegal and that driver can receive a ticket for that. We really hate to push those
people who are so desperate that they’d risk a ticket any further away.
Q)       When the bus comes here for a trip, it would be nice if the bus could pick up by Clearbrook and they could park there
instead of our lot. It would free up spaces up in our lot.
A)       Nice try and very creative. We appreciate that you’re trying to help us solve the parking problem. There is a reciprocal
agreement for parking with both of the owners of the property involved in this plaza. Realistically, we need to be fair about this and
solve our own problems, not shift them onto Clearbrook. Clearbrook has been very accommodating with regard to our parking
needs. Clearbrook needs its spaces for their staff, volunteers, clients and guests and we all know that the businesses at the end of the
plaza need space too. We participated in a wonderful free consulting program from Northwestern University, SCNO. Their
recommendations, based on surveys and patrons interviews, was that we have to do something about parking, including staggering
program times and providing incentives for people to car pool. We’ll be working on that and will keep you posted.
Q)        Parking tour bus and Senior Bus – I suggest that they park to the west side of the entrance when waiting for passengers –
they park on the east side of the entrance with their motor running and leave off fumes which are harmful to some seniors with
breathing problems. When seniors are ready to leave, they could pull up.
A)        Thanks for your input and your other nice comments. We happen to agree with you on this one and we made the park
district aware of this when your comments came in and they agreed to have the tour buses pull up to the west of the entrance, so
that’s a “done deal.” As far as the senior buses, we’re assuming you mean the township buses and usually they pull up and their
riders hop on pretty quickly. We’ll make them aware that if they’re going to be here a while, to stay to the west of the front door,
but usually their stops are pretty limited because, unlike the tour buses, you only have a handful of people getting on and off.
Q)       How about keeping the senior center for seniors. There was a fair on the 16th of March for volunteers from Arlington
 Heights. Why didn’t they have it at the Village Hall? They were not seniors. The parking was horrible. We had to walk two
blocks to get to the senior center.
A)       To clarify, the event you were referring to was not an event for volunteers, but an annual fair for Village of Arlington
Heights employees. We referred your suggestion to the Village Manager’s office and were told that this fair will continue to be held
at the Senior Center, which is owned and operated by the village.
Q)        Suggestion for a day trip: My Brothers Keepers.
A)        Thank you. We already sent this on to the Park District’s Tour Coordinator who sets up the tours for the park district here
in the senior center.
Q)        Movie Suggestions: The Hurt Locker, The Blind Side, Crazy Heart.
Q)        More Movie Suggestions: Crazy on the Outside and Hangover. At the movies, we would appreciate non carbonated
beverages.
A)        Your movies suggestions will be referred to the movie selection committee. We’re passing along your beverage suggestion
 to our Program Coordinator so we can try and provide some alternatives on the beverages.
Q)       I would love it if Bingo could be on Thursdays as well as Wednesdays. I think you would have a good turnout.
A)       Thanks for your feedback on alternative dates for Bingo. Staff and the Catholic Charities Advisory Council did some
experimenting with the schedule and Wednesday proved to be the more popular Bingo day. They do have breakfast bingo every
other Friday as well. We checked and, at present, they would like to keep Wednesday.
Q)       Where are the Baggo boards and are they set up to play?
A)        We hope you were at the wonderful Baggo tournament held on March 23rd. When our Boy Scout Nick Howley built the
Baggo boards as his Eagle Scout project, we were originally thinking that the boards will be used for formal tournaments and as
additions to other formally scheduled events. Based on your suggestion, we’ll make the boards available on a regular basis. See
more information on page 14 of this newsletter. We’ll set out the boards and bags and see who shows up to play.
Q)      Let’s get a hair stylist in to cut hair. We have got to look good to feel good. Amen.
A)      We’re going to have to look into what we may be able to work out on this one. It could take a little time. If/when we can
get something going, we want you to come and model your hair cut for us.
Q)       Do not like the new café.
A)       Thanks for your feedback. We’ll pass it on, but would like you to realize your comments would be more helpful if you
indicated what you don’t like about the café. We’d then have some way of addressing a specific concern.

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                                 Arlington Heights Senior Center
                                      1801 W. Central Road
                                    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
                           Phone: 1-847-253-5532 TTY: (847) 797-5310
                     Friends of the Arlington Heights Senior Center Registration Form
Subscription to “Friends of the Arlington Heights Senior Center” is voluntary. Our Friends Program is
available to persons age 55 or over. Due to funding requirements, some Senior Center agencies may have
eligibility requirements of 60 years or over. One spouse, partner or relative in the same household may enroll
with your subscription (fill in “Name #2” below). The cost is $15.00 per year per household. If paying by
check, please make the check payable to “Arlington Heights Senior Center, Inc.”
                         Friends of the Arlington Heights Senior Center benefits include:
♦   Bi-monthly newsletter and calendar of events through the mail.
♦   One-time 10% discount in the Arlington Heights Park District Gift Shop at the Senior Center.
♦   One free trial day in the Arlington Athletic Club. Club orientation required prior to the free trial.
♦   One free Wood Shop trial (must attend free safety training prior to trial).
To become a Friend of the Arlington Heights Senior Center, please fill out this form and submit the $15.00
payment to the Main Office at the Senior Center. The confidentiality of all patrons is a trust we take seriously.
We will not release your name, address, telephone number or any other information that you provide us
without your explicit consent.
Name #1: ____________________________________________ Date of Birth (month/day): _____/_____

Name #2: ____________________________________________ Date of Birth: (month/day): _____/_____

Address: __________________________________________                   Apt. Number: _____________________

City: _____________________________________________                   State: _________ Zip: ______________

Email Address: __________________________________________________________________________

Home Phone: (_______)_______-____________              Other Phone: (_______)_______-__________________

Emergency Contact Name: ___________________________                   Relationship: _______________________

Home Phone: (_______)_______-______________ Other Phone: (______ )_______-___________________

Please circle the appropriate answer to each of the following:

1) Would you like to receive other mailings pertaining to the Senior Center, Village of Arlington Heights or
   senior benefits? YES NO
2) I am a new Friend of the Senior Center: YES NO


OFFICE USE ONLY                Date: ___/___/___                      Cash: _______ / Check # _______

Received by: ____________________________                             New / Renewal (circle one)

Subscription Expires: Jan/Feb March/April May/June July/Aug Sept/Oct Nov/Dec Year: __________

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CLAIM LOST & FOUND ITEMS                                                SENIOR CENTER TOURS
You have until Saturday, May 1, 2010 to claim lost                      New to the Senior Center? Want to learn more?
and found items. Please check the lost & found bin                      Arlington Heights Senior Center Advisory Council
at the front desk to see if any of the items are yours.                 members conduct tours of the Senior Center every
Anything left after May 1 will be donated to charity.                   Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. No appointment needed.

WI-FI AVAILABLE                                                         IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Bring your laptop to the Senior Center and enjoy free                   Please make sure that your address is clearly and
Internet access in the lobby and café during regular                    visibly displayed on the front of your home from the
business hours. The central core programming areas                      street. If emergency responders have to come to your
also have Wi-Fi, but these areas are used primarily                     home, let’s help make it easy for them to find your
for Senior Center programs and are not always                           home.
available for walk-in use. To hop on, use “Linksys.”
                                                                         SAVE THE DATE
HELP...PLEASE CARPOOL!                                                   Park District’s Leisure Showcase
While we are working on better staggering of our                         Monday, August 16, 2010, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
programs, you can help fix our crowded parking lot                       Complimentary show and tell event of fall leisure and
problem by sharing a ride with a friend or neighbor!                     recreation activities

STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION The Village of Arlington Heights Senior Center does not discriminate in admission to programs or
treatment of employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act: the U.S. Civil Rights Act: Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act: the Age Discrimination Act in Employment Act and the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions. If you believe that you have
been discriminated against, you have a right to file a complaint with the Illinois Department on Aging. For information call 1-800-252-8966
(Voice & TDD)



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