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									                                The Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens
                                     Promoting “Fuller, Stronger, Longer Lives”
Center for Senior Services

                                September – December 2010 Senior newSletter
In This Issue                                                The Grand Opening
Center Memberships                                      We cut the ribbon…Now it’s all about you!
             Page 2                                                The Center is Open
                                                                  Monday through Friday
Golden Shears Salon                                                7:00 am to 7:00 pm
              Page 2                                                    Saturday
                                                                   7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fitness Memberships
             Page 3

                Pages 4-5

Community Service
            Page 7

Activities & Classes
            Pages 6-11

Senior Services &
          Pages 12-14

Village Events
                   Page 15

Mission stateMent
The Glendale Heights Center
   for Senior Citizens is a
 community gathering place
 where those 60 and better
can come together and enjoy
staying mentally, physically,
and socially engaged through
   a variety of programs,
                                    Glendale Heights Center for Senior Services
   services and activities.          260 Civic Center Plaza, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
                                      630.260.6050 |
                        Center for Senior CitizenS
                                              Where MeMbership            has its    privileGes!
                                    At the Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens, membership cer-
                                    tainly does have its privileges. Not only will you receive the quarterly
                                    Senior Newsletter mailed directly to your household, as a member you
                                    will be eligible to participate in an array of activities going on at the
                                    Center every day. The Village of Glendale Heights has teamed up with
                                    local businesses to offer additional discounts. These special offers are
                                    in addition to discounts the businesses might already offer seniors. To
                                    take advantage of these “specials” offered to Seniors, just show your
                                    Center Membership Card.
                                           Membership is FREE to all Glendale Heights residents.
                                    Non-residents are also welcome at the Center for an annual fee of $25.
Have an out-of-town guest staying with you? Daily guest passes are available for $2 (excludes class fees and
fitness room). $5 daily guest pass rate for use of Center and fitness room.

    don’t   Miss your chance to yell         “binGo!”
The Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens will host a
rousing game of Bingo every Wednesday starting at 10:00 am
in the Community Room. Come try your luck with our new
Bingo machine!
Fee: .50¢ per card
         New Bingo Time Starts in September:
        Every Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Monthly Birthday Celebrations for Center Members first
Wednesday of every month after Bingo at noon. Free Cake
and Coffee will be served by our Police and Fire Departments.

                                                                the Golden shears salon
                                                        The Golden Shears Hair and Nail Salon for
                                                        ladies and men is devoted to making you look
                                                        and feel your very best! Consult with our pro-
                                                        fessional hair stylist on a fresh new hair color
                                                        or flattering new style that suites your lifestyle
                                                        and is perfect for you. Sometimes little changes
                                                        can make a big difference! Give us a call today
                                                        at 630.260.6055.

                        Center for Senior CitizenS
                                   center for senior citizens
                                      fitness MeMberships
The state-of-the-art Life Fitness Equipment with push-button controls is easy to use and offers simple,
enjoyable workouts and visible results that will inspire you to come back week after week. Watch TV while
you walk on the easy to use treadmills or use the recumbent lifecycle bike. Free weights and other exercise
equipment are also available.

Annual Individual Senior Fitness Center Membership
$125 Glendale Heights resident
$180 Non-resident

Annual Couples Senior Fitness Center Membership
$200 Glendale Heights residents
$310 Non-residents

Monthly Fitness Center Membership
$12 Glendale Heights resident
$18 Non-resident

Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens and Sports Hub Annual Individual Combination
Fitness Pass
$167 Glendale Heights resident
$200 Non-resident

                                  fitness center orientation
Enjoy a FREE 5-day pass to tryout the Fitness Center. Please redeem your free 5-day pass before October
1. Along with a free 5-day fitness pass, we are offering free fitness room orientations with Ron Adams,
Certified Personal Trainer.
Day: Monday and Friday (In September)
Time: 9:00 am–10:00 am
Cost: Free
Location: Fitness Center

                                                               Glendale heiGhts
                                                           senior bus transportation
                                                All scheduled bus routes are $1 each way, $2 round trip.
                                                Continue to call the Sports Hub at 630.260.6060 to sched-
                                                ule bus trips until September 30, 2010. Transportation to
                                                the Center for Senior Citizens is free.
                                                The Glendale Heights Senior Center will be schedul-
                                                ing bus trips after October 1, 2010 – to schedule a
                                                bus trip call the Center at 630.260.6050.

                                      exCiting tripS
                                                                 frank lloyd WriGht
                                                                   hoMe & studio
                                                      Travel to Oak Park, Illinois for a wonderful tour
                                                      of the home of Frank Lloyd Wright. The home
                                                      began as a simple shingled cottage that the
                                                      22-year-old Wright built for his bride in 1889, but
                                                      it became a living laboratory for his revolutionary
                                                      reinvention of interior spaces.
                                                      Date: Friday, September 24, 2010
                                                      Bus Leaves from Center: 7:30 am
                                                      Bus Returns to Center: 1:00 pm
                                                      Cost: $35M/$40NM
                                                      Includes transportation and ticket price.
    victorian lunch at Glendale
       heiGhts historic house
Join Mayor Linda Jackson for a Victorian lunch at          st. charles scarecroW fest
the Historic House. Guests will enjoy a tour of the   Come celebrate autumn at St. Charles Scarecrow
house, followed by lunch including soup, chicken,     festival, known for their hand-crafted Scarecrow
cornbread and a sweet dessert.                        displays, large arts and craft show, carnival, great
Day: Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 10                        food, and continuous free live entertainment.
Bus Leaves from Center: 11:00 am                      Date: Friday, October 8, 2010
Bus Returns to Center: 1:00 pm                        Bus Leaves from Center: 9:00 am
Cost: $7M/$10NM                                       Bus Returns to Center: 2:00 pm
Max: 8 people (pre-registration required)             Cost: $10N/$15NM
Includes Transportation and Lunch.                    Lunch is on your own.

    it’s apple season – Join us on                     seven brides        for   seven brothers
    a trip to honey hill orchards
                                                      In this musical comedy based on Stanley Donen’s
Come enjoy the fall season with a tour of the
                                                      1954 film, a young woman in the Wild West must
Honey Hill Apple Orchards. We’ll stop to shop
                                                      tame her new husband’s six lumberjack brothers
in the Apple Barn Country Store that offers
                                                      in order to marry them off. This highly antici-
farm fresh produce, homemade caramel apples,
                                                      pated musical will be the most lavish production
baking mixes, honey, gift and craft items, and
                                                      to ever appear at Drury Lane Oakbrook.
much more. Then we’ll stop in the Apple Orchard
                                                      Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010
Bakery for a great selection of fresh baked pies!
                                                      Bus Leaves from Center: 10:30 am
For information on Honey Hill Orchards visit
                                                      Bus Returns to Center: 4:30 pm
their website at
                                                      Cost: $45M/$50NM
Date: Friday, September 17, 2010
                                                      Includes transportation, show tickets and lunch.
Bus Leaves from Center: 9:00 am
Bus Returns to Center: 2:30 pm
Cost: $15M/$18NM                                          Pre-registration is required
Includes transportation, tour of orchards, lunch               7 days in advance
and a delicious piece of pie.                                     for all trips.

             exCiting tripS / Senior Center eventS
         potaWatoMi binGo casino                                            horseshoe casino
    Monday, November 15, 9:30 am–6:30 pm                       Join us for a fun-filled Friday afternoon of casino
Located near downtown Milwaukee, this Casino offers            action aboard the Horseshoe Casino. Fee includes
a variety of entertainment options, including a 20-table       transportation. NO REFUNDS. The bus will depart
poker room, three restaurants, the Sky Lodge (a smoke-         from the Sports Hub parking lot at 11:30 am, return-
free casino), and BINGO parlor. The latest expansion           ing at 7:00 pm.
was completed in the summer of 2008, expanding the               Day       Date              time            Fee
number of table games to 60 and slot machines to over
3,000. Fee includes transportation, a $10 gaming credit           F        10/1       11:30 am–7:00 pm       $5
and lunch buffet! Fee: $35                                        F        12/3       11:30 am–7:00 pm       $5

    prairie treasures Quilt shoW                                           a christMas carol
             Wheaton, il                                       Charles Dickens’ classic story, the exceptional
Enjoy the 300+ quilts exhibits; 16 vendors in                  actors and the miraculous stagecraft have made
Merchant Mall; over 20 Raffle Baskets; Magazine,               A Christmas Carol a beloved Chicago tradition.
Book, Pattern and Fabric Scrap Bag sale; Quilter’s             Every year, audiences look forward to the “Bah
Boutique with quilts, wall hangings, table run-                Humbugs,” the arrival of the ghosts, the music
ners, totes, purses, ornaments and more for sale;              and dancing and Scrooge’s joyful discovery of life
and great food at the Quilter’s Cafe.                          and love. This timeless play will put the magic in
Date: October 16, 2010                                         your holiday season!
Bus Leaves from Center: 10:00 am                               Date: December 2, 2010
Bus Returns to Center: 3:00 pm                                 Bus Leaves from Center: 10:00 am
Cost: $7M/$9NM                                                 Bus Returns to Center: 5:00 pm
Includes transportation and ticket price. Lunch is             Cost: $45M/$50NM
on your own.                                                   Includes transportation and ticket price. Lunch is
                                                               on your own.

                                          a niGht       to   reMeMber!
                                     Saturday, October 9, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don’t miss the very first dinner dance at the new Center! The White Saddle Band will be performing live, so wear
your dancing shoes or just relax and enjoy listening to songs that you will all remember – a mix of Rock & Roll,
R&B, The Blues and Country music. Dress casual and comfortable!
Music & Appetizers start at 5:00 pm
Dinner by Pronto’s Catering will be served at 6:00 pm
Cash Bar for Beer & Wine
Cost: $20M/$25NM

                    holiday luncheon
             Tuesday, December 7, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Enjoy a free Holiday Luncheon for village residents. Non-
residents are charged $15. The luncheon will be held at the beau-
tiful Glendale Lakes Golf Club banquet hall, located at 1550
President Street. Join us for fun, entertainment provided by the
45’s , dancing and of course - the raffles. We will also be collect-
ing donations for needy area families. Bring your new, unopened
toys and games. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated. Be
sure to sign-up by November 16 – seating is limited!
              Center for Senior CitizenS ACtivitieS
                                                        Enjoy the library filled with great books
                                                        to read. The hassle free “no check out –
                                                        no return date” policy makes it easy to
                                                        simply select a book and return it when
                                                        you are finished. In the library you will
                                                        also find four brand new computers with
                                                        wireless internet to open your world to a
                                                        lifetime learning experience.

                                                               lifelonG learninG series
                                                         Join other members Saturday morning in lifelong
                                                         learning as we bring engaging professors and
intro    to   coMputers &         the   internet         leading industry professionals into the Center
(One-on-One Personal Instruction)                        through courses on DVD.
This is a basic introductory class for those who are     Day: Saturday – Starts Sept. 11, Runs 12 Weeks
new to computers and want to learn about how to          Location: Library
navigate the computer. This includes an overview         Time: 9:00 am–10:30 am
of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, and the            Cost: Free to Center Members
Day: September 9 & September 16                                             series 1
Time: 9:00 am–10:30 am                                    Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-
Location: Center Library                                  Being at Any Age is your essential reference
Cost: $3M/$5NM per session for Center Members             guide to healthy living, packed with informa-
(advanced registration required)                          tion and sound advice rooted in the latest sci-
                                                          entific understanding of nutrition, physiology,
                                                          and other related fields. In 36 lectures that have
                                                          the feel of a personal chat with a knowledgeable
         social netWorkinG 101                            and compassionate family physician, Professor
This course will teach you how to create an e-mail        of Medicine Dr. Anthony A. Goodman—whose
account, to create a profile on a social networking       professional experiences have equipped him
site and how to take advantage of the networking          with a powerful understanding of the human
opportunities on social networking sites. Social          body and the secrets of optimum health—gives
Networking sites will allow you to keep in touch with     you a wealth of knowledge on which you can
family members, reconnect with old neighbors and          rely even as the science around it continues to
classmates, and make new friends.                         evolve.
Day: October 11 & October 18
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Center Library                                               Military corner
Cost: $3M/$5NM per session for Center Members           Learn about what to do and how to make sure you
(advanced registration required)                        have “signed up” for all of the benefits for you and
                                                        your family
                                                        Day: Oct. 12, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm

             Center for Senior CitizenS ACtivitieS
                                                 coMMunity service proJect
                                           We need your help to seW Mittens for                      the
                                               christMas sharinG Mitten tree!
                                     Christmas Sharing has been around for many years. Through the gen-
                                     erous support of residents and businesses, the Village can continue
                                     to make a difference in the lives of people who are faced with difficult
                                     times during the Holidays by providing a holiday meal and gifts for
                                     children and adults.
                                     The mittens are easy and fun to make! All supplies will be provided.
                                     No sewing experience necessary. We just need lots of helping hands to
                                     sew, decorate, and stuff the mittens!
                                     If you would like to help assemble and stitch the mittens for the mit-
                                     ten tree, please join us in the Arts & Craft Room every Thursday and
                                     Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm starting September 2.

                                           bookWorM club
The Center’s Bookworm Club is driven by the Senior Center Members. If you have read a good book and
want to take the lead on running discussion sessions about the book, please let us know. Center staff will
have advance sign-up, order the books, and help run the discussion group sessions. To start us off, Center
staff has selected two National Bestsellers. If you are interested in attending the Bookworm Club, please be
sure to register before the cut-off dates so that we can order your book in time.
                                    the tiMe traveler’s Wife
This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realis-
tic character study and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with “Chrono
Displacement” disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in
the past or future. Must sign-up by September 22, as club starts reading October 5.
Day: October 5 and October 26
Time: 11:00 am–noon
Location: Library
Cost: $6M/$8NM (includes used book in good condition – yours to keep)
                                           eat, pray, love
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia. This beautifully
written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how
she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage,
house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to
study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of plea-
sure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island
of Bali. Must sign-up by October 19, as club starts reading November 2.
Day: November 2 and November 30
Time: 11:00 am–noon
Location: Library
Cost: $6M/$8NM (includes used book in good condition – yours to keep)
               Center for Senior CitizenS ACtivitieS
             basic line dancinG                                       GinGerbread houses
Learn Line Dance basic steps. Form lines and dance        Bring your grandchildren and your creative flair to
to popular country western songs and swing music.         this fun holiday project! Using pre-made gingerbread
No partner required. Class is ongoing.                    houses, we will decorate a village with confectionery
Day: Tuesday, October 12 & 16, November 9 & 23            delights. Our completed houses will grace the tables
Time: 11:00 am–12:00 noon                                 at the annual Senior Holiday Party.
Location: Sports Hub                                      Day: Saturday, December 4
Cost: $5M/$7NM per session                                Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
(advanced registration required)                          Location: Community Room
                                                          Cost: $5M/$7NM per session

               ballrooM dance                                          cookie decoratinG
Improve your coordination and posture through             Enjoy an afternoon of fun and creativity! As we
Ballroom Dancing. This is a beginner class with a         prepare for our upcoming Cookie Walk, help us bake
rotating partner system. Learn the basic steps, how       and decorate cookies. Sweets and decorating supplies
to lead, and how to follow.                               will be available, but feel free to bring your own.
Day: Tuesday, October 12 & 26, November 9 & 23            Day: Saturday, December 11
Time: 9:30 am–10:30 am                                    Time: 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Location: Sports Hub                                      Location: Community Room
Cost: $5M/$7NM per session                                Cost: $3M/$5NM
(advanced registration required)

                                                                           cookie Walk
                                                          Join us for this traditional holiday sharing of home
    creative ceraMic bisQue paintinG                      baked cookies, hot chocolate, and spiced cider.
A brush, some paint and a ceramic bisque figurine         Each person will bring 3 dozen cookies baked with
lets originality flow as you create beautiful, individ-   their favorite recipe, a copy of the recipe to share,
ual works of art and novelty.                             and a container to decorate. You will go home with
Day: 2nd and 4th Tuesday, Starting October 12             a delightful mix of cookies and the warmth from
Time: 2:00 pm–4:00 pm                                     spending this festive event with friends.
Location: Arts & Crafts Room                              Day: Monday, December 13
Cost: $3M/$5NM per session                                Time: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Bisqueware available for purchase.                        Location: Community Room
(advanced registration required)                          Cost: $3M/$5NM

                                                                            crafts club
                                                          Bring your own project and hang out in the Senior
                                                          Center Arts and Crafts room with other crafters.
                                                          This is a wonderful time to share and learn from oth-
                                                          ers as you meet new friends. For those members who
                                                          have attended a sewing machine or Cricut orienta-
                                                          tion, you may use those during that time if you like.
                                                          Day: Saturdays in November & December
                                                          Time: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
                                                          Cost: Free to Center Members

              Center for Senior CitizenS ACtivitieS
         sittin’ & knittin’ club
Knitters of all skill levels are invited to bring their
yarn and needles to work on projects with others
who share their interest. Club is ongoing throughout
the year.
Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Location: Library
Cost: Free to Center Members

            knittinG 101 class                                              creative QuiltinG
Our Knitting 101 class is for those who want to pick          Enjoy this six week series of quilting classes for those
up knitting after a long lay-off or for absolute begin-       just beginning, as well as anyone who wants to refine
ners. After 6 two-hour sessions you will have mas-            their skills. The first class includes a sewing machine
tered all the fundamentals and completed a sampler            orientation and overview of supplies and tools to
scarf.                                                        purchase for the remaining classes. Hands on dem-
Day: Thursday (six week program) Starts October 7             onstrations and practice will give you confidence to
Time: 9:00 am–11:00 am                                        create your own wall or lap size quilt by the end of
Cost: $35M/$45NM – Entire Six Week Program                    the session.
(advanced registration required – participants need           Day: Monday, Starting Sept. 13 – Oct. 25
to purchase their own supplies)                               Time: 1:30 pm–4:30 pm
                                                              Location: Arts & Crafts Room
                                                              Cost: $16M/$28NM – Entire Six Week Program
                cricuteer club                                (bring your own fabric & supplies)
Come be a Cricuteer and learn how to use the
Center’s Cricut machine for scrapbooking, card mak-           The Arts & Crafts Room is equipped with four
ing, and home décor. Share ideas, tips and techniques         brand new Baby Lock Quilters Choice sewing
with other Cricuteers. Bring your own supplies and            machines. these easy-to-use sewing machines come
cartridges to trade and share.                                with a selection of 189 built-in stitches, plus an
Day: Thursday                                                 automatic needle threader. Center members must
Time: 11:30 am–1:30 pm                                        attend a free orientation class before using the sewing
Location: Arts & Crafts Room                                  machines.
Cost: $3M/$5NM per session*
                                                                       fabulous floWers class
      GreetinG card MakinG 101                                Get ready to have fun and stretch your creativity.
Creating beautiful homemade greeting cards is                 Using artificial flowers, students create seasonal
a rewarding way of spending time with friends.                arrangements to take home or to give as a gift.
Handmade greeting cards for your family and                   Day: 1st and 3rd Tuesday, Starting October 5
friends are just feelings that cannot be purchased!           Time: 9:00 am–10:30 am
Day: Thursday                                                 Location: Arts & Crafts Room
Time: 1:30 pm–2:30 pm                                         Cost: $3M/$5NM per session
Location: Arts & Crafts Room                                  Cost of supplies not included.
Cost: $3M/$5NM per session*                                   (advanced registration required)
*There is a Cricut electronic cutter and a variety of cartridges that allows you to cut beautiful designs and alpha-
bets for card making, home decor, scrapbooking, paper crafting, and more. Center members must attend a Cricut
Orientation Class with Center staff before using Cricut equipment. Orientation sessions held each Thursday after-
noon at 11:30 am.
              Center for Senior CitizenS ACtivitieS
                learn     the   Wii                             billiards tournaMents
            Friday, 9:00 am–11:00 am                                Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Dec. 17
Have you been hearing about the Nintendo Wii and                         3:00 pm–6:00 pm
wanting to give it a try? Check it out on the second   Come join the fun and create new friendships at the
Friday of each month. Center staff will guide you      Center’s billiards tournaments. Refreshments will
through how to work the controls and play all the      be available. Fee: $2M/$3NM (advanced registration
Center’s Wii games. Fee: Free to Center Members.       required)

       Wii boWlinG tournaMents
       Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 10                       friday Movie classics
                                                       Center members will be able to enjoy movie classics
                 9:00 am–11:00 am
                                                       every Friday. All movies will be shown at 1:30 pm on
Center staff will host monthly Wii bowling tourna-
                                                       a big screen in the Community Room. Admission $1/
ments. Refreshments are available. Fee: $2M/$3NM
                                                       per person. Refreshments available. (advanced regis-
(advanced registration required)
                                                       tration required)

      Wii personal Golf trainer
Golfers can improve their swing step-by-step in                  G-rated Movie niGht
easy stages, following on-screen instructions, then              With your Grandkids
graduate from training mode to the practice range,            Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20
and finally onto a full 18-hole golf game where the                           4:30 pm
golfer can choose to receive feedback from GolfPro     Spend a Monday night with your grandchildren
Leadbetter.                                            and watch a G-rated movie on the big screen in the
                                                       Community Room starting at 4:30 pm. Admission
All Wii games are available for checkout at front      $1/per person. Refreshments available. (advanced
for use at the Center.                                 registration required)

                GaMes Galore
   Monday & Wednesday, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm                   need     a   GaMe   or   craft partner?
Every Monday and Wednesday afternoons, you will        Give your name and phone number to Center staff
find groups playing board games in our activity        and let us know you are looking for someone to play
room. Our room is stocked with over 50 different       games or be crafty with at the Center! We will help
board games. Come join the fun! Fee: Free to Center    you locate partners and arrange times for individuals
Members.                                               or groups of members. Partner/Group Services are
                                                       free to Center Members.

              lucky card club
    Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, you will
find groups playing a variety of card games in
our activity room. Come try your hand at Poker,
Cribbage, Pinochle, Rummy, etc. Fee: Free to Center

               puzzles passion
Our activity room has beautiful jigsaw puzzles –
come solo or join a group for some relaxing hours of
good conversation. Free to Center Members.
             Center for Senior CitizenS ACtivitieS
                                                                  Walk-in’     the   sports hub
  forever fit exercise            for   seniors                 Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–3:00 pm*
 Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 am–10:45 am                   Weekdays are a great time to come in out of the
 Did you know regular exercise not only promotes         cold and join other seniors to walk the Blue Mile
 cardiovascular fitness? It also...                      track surrounding our indoor soccer field. The
 • Protects you from chronic diseases                    Gymnasiums are also great areas to walk around
 • Helps lower your blood pressure                       and perform light exercises or stretching. Invite your
 • Helps you maintain mobility and                       friends and meet new ones with similar interests,
     independence                                        including staying active and fit! *Availability may
 • Improves your mood and lowers your chance             change due to scheduled Village activities, includ-
     of injury                                           ing Senior Fitness classes in the gym on Mondays
 • Helps keep bones and muscle strong                    and Wednesdays from 10:00–10:45 am. Senior
 • Helps you sleep better!                               Membership Card required.
 Come join us for a 45 minute workout with our
 certified fitness instructor who has designed a                     indoor laWn GaMes
 great fitness class just for you! Participants must     Don’t worry about the weather outside. Come in and
 wear gym shoes and comfortable clothing. *              play your favorite backyard lawn games! Croquet,
 Physician’s permission is recommended.                  lawn bowling and other favorites can be played
                                                         on our indoor artificial turf soccer field. Senior
 Fee:   Resident w/Senior Card – FREE                    Membership Card required.
        Non-Residents – $20 for 15 Punch Card            Day: Mondays & Fridays, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
                                                         Fee: Free with Senior Membership Card

                                 volunteer orientation MeetinG
We welcome volunteers to assist our staff in creating events and activities of interest to our seniors. We
are looking for volunteers interested in leading clubs, arts and crafts, game room tournaments, greeting
at our front counter, and organizing trips. Those interested in volunteering need to attend our Volunteer
Orientation Meeting, scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month (following B-I-N-G-O).
If you have a good idea or suggestion of how to make improvements to the Center, go ahead and pitch it to
any Center Staff Member - we’d love to hear from you. You can also send your ideas and comments to our
email address:

                      the senior health insurance proGraM (ship)
What is The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)? SHIP is a FREE statewide health insurance counsel-
ing service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. SHIP is sponsored by the Illinois Department of
Insurance .
Are you confused by the new Medicare regulations? Are you assisting someone in completing insurance
paperwork? The Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens has partnered with the Illinois Department of
Insurance - Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) to train individuals in the community to sort through
insurance paperwork and to provide counseling to Seniors concerning Health Insurance questions. If
you are interested in becoming SHIP Certified and assisting Seniors in sorting through health insurance
paperwork, please stop by the Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens and ask a staff member for more
information or contact Debbie McKenzie at 630.909.5459.

                       Senior ServiCeS & reSourCeS
                          dupaGe senior citizens council (dscc)
Meals on Wheels and Well-Being Checks : The DuPage Senior Citizens Council (DSCC) operates the
Meals on Wheels program from the Senior Center five days a week, delivering fresh, nutritious meals to
qualified homebound seniors in Glendale Heights and the surrounding area. Dedicated volunteers and staff
perform a Well-Being Check with meal deliveries. If a senior is supposed to be home and does not answer
the door or is found to be in need of assistance, a family member
or proper authorities are alerted. Call 630.620.0804 for additional
Community Dining: On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays DSCC
serves lunch to older adults at the Senior Center. Community Dining
is available to seniors 60 plus on a nominal donation basis. Persons
under 60 can participate at a cost of $6.00 per meal. Deli-style meals
are featured on Mondays and Fridays at 11:30 am and hot meals are
offered on Wednesdays after bingo. Check out the monthly menu and
reserve a spot at the table by calling 630.620.0804 ext. 320.
Home Maintenance Program: DSCC provides a Home
Maintenance program to seniors needing minor home repairs. For more extensive home repairs such as
plumbing, electrical, and carpentry work, DSCC offers referrals from a list of qualified, pre-screened con-
tractors. Call 630.620.0804 for additional information.
Chore Days: This twice-a-year activity occurs the first three weekends in May and November. Volunteers
from all age groups help seniors with outdoor work conducting yard cleanups. Chore Days offer an excel-
lent opportunity for church, school, and civic groups to enjoy a team-building project while making a dif-
ference in their community. Call 630.620.0804 for additional information.
Snow Shoveling: Volunteers help shovel walks and sidewalks for seniors unable to do so themselves. This
service is offered based upon availability of volunteers in close proximity to seniors requesting assistance.
Call 630.620.0804 for additional information.
Volunteers Needed: Rewarding opportunities exist for community-minded persons wishing to help in
DSCC kitchens, deliver meals to homebound seniors and help with chore days and/or snow shoveling. Call

                                secretary       of   state Mobile unit
Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens, is offering
drivers a chance to renew their driver’s license, obtain a duplicate or corrected license or obtain an Illinois
identification card.
An applicant renewing a current Illinois driver’s license or identification card need only present a current
valid driver’s license or identification card. If the applicant is applying for either a duplicate or corrected
driver’s license or identification card the applicant must present two forms of identification. To find out
what documents are considered acceptable identification and the fees involved, please call 217.782.7044 or
visit the Illinois Secretary of State website at
                      Secretary of State Jesse White’s Mobile Unit will be available at:
                       Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens Community Room
                                      October 26, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
                       Senior ServiCeS & reSourCeS
        “the nurse is in” With
      adventist Glenoaks hospital
The “Nurse Is In” is a monthly visit from the ICU/
CCU Nurses that offer blood pressure/pulse checks
and information on healthy lifestyles and community
health resources. No appointment necessary!
Day: First Wednesday of every month
Time: 9:30 am–11:00 am
Cost: FREE

Get the Pulse on healthcare news with Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Come prepared to be enlightened
on tough healthcare questions and understand more about how to live a more healthy life every fourth
Thursday of every month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Cost: FREE
Hearing Lecture & Screenings                              Diabetes Screenings & Consultations
Thursday, September 23                                    Thursday, November 18
Screenings provided by Dawn Maniskas,                     9:00 am–11:00 am, fast 2 hours prior to
Audiologist. Appointments required.                       appointment.
9:00 am: Lecture
9:45 am–Noon: Screenings                                  Nutrition & Healthy Eating
Cholesterol Screenings (Full Lipid Panel)                 Thursday, December 16, 9:00 am–10:00 am
Thursday, October 28                                      Wellness lecture presented by Ellen Royer,
Sponsored by Adventist GlenOaks Hospital                  Registered Dietitian. Learn what about the impor-
& Adventist Lab Partners. 9:00 am – 11:00 am,             tance quality foods for energy and Nutrition. Get
14-hour fasting required (water/prescribed meds           helpful hints for eating through the holidays.
ok). Appointments required.                               What your eating could be eating you!

                                     coMMunity rooM rentals
Stop in today to see the beautiful new Community Room at the Center that can seat up to 140 guests and
is available for rent for your next family party such as a: Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Birthday Party,
Graduation Party, Wedding Reception or Holiday Party.
The Community Room includes a fully equipped catering kitchen to bring in your own home cooked food
or have your party catered, or a little of both! The attached veranda includes patio furniture, lighting, and
even heat for chilly evenings. Our friendly staff will work with you to make your special event a success!
                              The Community Room is available for rent:
                                Monday – Thursday 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
                                      Friday – 3:00 pm to Midnight
                                Saturday & Sunday – 7:00 am to Midnight
Take advantage of our low Grand Opening rental fees that are in effect until December 31, 2010. Call
630.260.6050 for more information.

                        Senior ServiCeS & reSourCeS
                                     Get a clue With the blue
Join the Glendale Heights Police Department every second Monday of the month at 12:30 pm to learn how to be
safe and aware in your home and out in the community.
Location: Community Room
Cost: FREE
Time: 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
“Don’t get scammed” – September 13
Seniors are a frequent target of a wide range of consumer fraud scams. Chat with a Glendale Heights Police
Officer on how to protect yourself and your future.
“Super Couponing Workshop”
October 11 (Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am)
Attend the class to learn how to easily cut your grocery bill 30-50% in this workshop that’s fun, fast-paced and
never boring. Find out the secrets, tips and techniques to Super-Couponing! Learn the “clip-less” system - you
don’t cut any coupons until you’re ready to use them, and you’re not wasting hours each week managing hundreds
of little pieces of paper. You’ll learn how to save big in the least amount of time possible -- minimum effort, with
the maximum payoff!
“Shop Smart” – November 8
Chat with GHPD staff to learn new habits to not be a target. Talk with us about how the time of day, where you
park and even what you are wearing or carrying can make you a target. Not just holiday shopping but all of the

                hot topics        With the     Glenside fire protection district
Preventing falls and fire-related injuries for the seniors in Glendale Heights is a top priority for the
Glenside Fire Protection District. Join them every third Tuesday of the month at 9:00 am to learn more.
There will be 4 classes containing the following topics:
• Facts and information about Safety for those over 60
• What to have before you need the Paramedics
• Proper use and installation of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
• Smoke Safely
• Cook Safely
• Heat your Home Safely
• Get out Alive
• Electric Hazards
• Trip and Fall Hazards
• Old Appliances and Devices
• Safe use of oxygen and equipment
• Necessary service of furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters and other similar equipment
• Home/apartment Fire Safety Check List
• Information for those visually impaired, hard of hearing and/or physically immobile
Those who participate will be granted a certificate at the end of the course.
Location: Community Room
Cost: FREE
Dates: 3rd Tuesday, 9:00 am to 10:00 am (September 21, October 19, November 16 and December 21)

                                         villAge eventS
                                                  patriot day
The Village of Glendale Heights remembers Patriot Day on its anniversary, Saturday, September 11th with
a silent parade of police cars, fire trucks, and a candlelight service at 7:15 pm at Veterans Memorial Park.
Please join the Village for a moment of silence and reflection on Patriot Day. For more information, you
may call the Mayor’s Office at 630.909.5302.

                                             international day
                         Sunday, September 19, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Camera Park
All residents are invited to participate in the opening ceremony of International Day on September 19th at 1:00
pm by bringing a National Flag of their native country and walking in the “Coming to America” flag ceremony
(dressing in native apparel or colors is optional). We are also seeking local talent (adults and children) to partici-
pate in the cultural entertainment line-up and native dress fashion show. Come for the flag ceremony and stay for
great international entertainment and family fun! Enjoy ethnic food donated by local restaurants.

                                                 harvest fest
                                                Sunday, October 3
Celebrate autumn at Harvest Fest at Heritage Park located at Windy Point Drive and Paul Avenue. Enjoy music
from the The Runaways (, along with hayrides, a craft fair, marionette puppet shows,
and scarecrows scattered throughout the grounds! Activities include a Bags Tournament at 9:00 am, Duck Race at
12:30 pm and Build Your Own Scarecrow at 11:00 am. The Glendale Heights Special Events Commission will sell
hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, pop, and water (available 1:00-4:00 pm). Area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will sell
seasonal favorites such as pumpkins, microwave popcorn and more. The Glendale Heights Jr. Woman’s Club will
host a bake sale. Carriage/hay rides will be available from 1:00–4:00 pm.

                                 Senior Fishing Derby at Harvest Fest
Kick off Harvest Fest by joining other anglers at Lake Becerra (Heritage Park) for the 3rd Annual Senior Fishing
Derby! This FREE catch and release derby will take place on Sunday, October 3rd from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Registration begins at 9:00 am. Both live and artificial bait are permitted. Awards will be given to the fisherman
and fisherwoman catching the largest fish and wearing the Best Fishing Hat! So grab your sunscreen, bait and
tackle and bring it to Lake Becerra for a relaxing morning of fishin’ competition. FEE: Free!

                                   faMily health          and    safety fair
Mark your calendar for the Annual FAMILY HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR! This free community event is on
Wednesday, October 6th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Glendale Heights Sports Hub. Screenings include:
Blood Pressure, Body Fat, Diabetes, Strength & Fitness testing and vision screening and much, much more!
For all other information, call 630.909.5459.

                                                veterans day
                                           November 11, 11:00 am
The Village will host a memorial service with the colors posted by Glendale Heights VFW Post 2377 at Veterans
Memorial Park, 220 Civic Center Plaza on November 11th, at 11:00 am. For more information, you may call the
Mayor’s Office at 1.630.909.5302.

          tree liGhtinG cereMony                and    Winter Wonderland liGht parade
                                             Monday, November 29
The Village of Glendale Heights invites all residents to participate in the Tree Lighting Ceremony and to enjoy the
Winter Wonderland Light Parade. Watch your mailbox for the November/December Village News for more infor-
mation regarding these events.
                                                                                             Glendale Heights, IL 60139
                                                                                                260 Civic Center Plaza
                                                                                                    Center for Senior Services
Carol Stream, IL

                                            iMportant phone nuMbers
            Police/Fire/Ambulance Emergency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911
            AARP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-444-6544
            Adventist GlenOaks Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 630-545-8000
            Bloomingdale Township Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 630-529-7794
            CTA Paratransit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312-917-1338
            DuPage County Health Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630-682-7400
            DuPage County Paratransit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-942-9412
            DuPage Senior Citizen Council (DSCC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 630-620-0804
            Elder Abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-252-8966
            Glendale Heights Sports Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 630-260-6060
            Illinois Department of Aging Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-252-8966
            Illinois Department of Insurance Senior Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312-836-9667
            Medicare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-633-4273
            Metropolitan Family Services Consumer Credit Counseling . . . . . . 630-784-4817
            Metropolitan Family Services Senior Services Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-239-2227
            Milton Township Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630-231-3591
            PACE Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .847-364-7223
            Poison Control Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-222-1222
            Police Department (non-emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 630-260-6070
            Prairie State Legal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 630-690-2130
            Social Security Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-772-1213
            Special Victims Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 630-784-3794
            Village of Glendale Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 630-260-6000

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