Northbrook Park District • 545 Academy Drive • Northbrook, IL 60062 • 847·291·2960 •

Senior Center Trips

The Game’s Afoot – Drury Lane, Oakbrook
Thursday, October 2 from 10:30am-5pm
Members $69/Non-Members $79          Code: 13523
This suspenseful caper is filled with plot twists and turns for a witty whodunit. Indicate menu choice:
Roast Strip Loin or Chicken Breast Marsala. Register by September 10.

The Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, October 14 from 10am-3:30pm
Members $75/Non-Members $85         Code: 13525
Explore the fascinating exhibits at this world-famous museum. The trip includes transportation, admission
and a Tortilla Wrap buffet lunch. Register by September 22.

Il Trovatore — Lyric Opera, Chicago
Thursday, October 23 from 10:15am-5:30pm
Members $89/Non-Members $99         Code: 13492
Two men love the same woman, and one will murder the other for a shocking twist in this dramatic
production. Enjoy lunch at Lloyd’s of Chicago: soup, salad and choice of sandwich. Tickets are limited.
Register by October 1.

Four Winds Casino — New Buffalo, MI
Monday, November 10 from 9am-5pm
Members $39/Non-Members $49         Code: 13526
Try your luck with the games! Fee includes a $15 slot credit, $10 food credit and transportation. Register by October 30.

Denny Diamond & The Family Jewels — White Fence Farms, Romeoville
Friday, November 21 from 10:30am-4pm
Members $79/Non-Members $89         Code: 13527
This family trio charms audiences, performing songs by Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Enjoy a fried chicken lunch before the show. Register by November 13.

Holiday Welcome Yule — Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Monday, December 22 from Noon-6pm
Members $129/Non-Members $139         Code: 13528
This full-length musical production features the Chicago Symphony Chorus, dancers, children’s ensembles and colorful characters. Lunch is included before the show at Russian Tea Time Restaurant. Indicate menu choice: Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Kebob, Chicken Pozharskie (chicken strips). Register by November 20.

Senior Center Events

Lunch and a Movie
Location: Leisure Center
Members $6/Non-Members $9
You voted, and we listened. Enjoy a catered lunch and watch the winning movies. Sponsored by Brandel
Health & Rehab at Covenant Village of Northbrook

Thursday, October 23 from Noon-3pm
Code: 13359
The heartfelt drama follows the true story of a woman's 50-year search for the son she gave up for
adoption. A Chinese lunch will be served.

AARP Driver Safety Course
Monday and Tuesday from 9am-1pm
October 6 & 7
November 10 & 11
December 8 & 9

Location: Leisure Center
AARP Members $15/Non-Members $20
(Payable to AARP)
Sharpen your driving skills with a two-day class, geared towards drivers age 50 and older. Review rules of
the road and safe vehicle operation, and learn about normal, age-related physical changes. Drivers who
complete the course may qualify for a discount on car insurance. Preregistration is required.

Jewish History
Tuesdays from 9:30-11am
September 23 – Part 3: We Are Family
Location: Leisure Center
Members $15/Non-Members $20       Code: 13474
Join Rabbi Matt Field for an exploration of biblical history’s first families. Each session will examine a different family and its layers of dysfunction. Participants can learn relevant lessons for contemporary families. Sponsored by Right at Home

Money Matters
Location: Leisure Center
Fee: $3
Spend one hour with us, and learn tips to strengthen your financial situation from financial advisor
Michael Wise. Refreshments will be served.

Understanding Risk Investment
Friday, September 19 from 2-3pm
Code: 14020
Learn about the types of investment risk and strategies to minimize risk.

Secure Your Legacy
Friday, September 26 from 2-3pm
Code: 14021
Learn what you need to know about wealth planning. Topics include calculating net worth, estate tax law
changes, estate planning tools, personal trusts, retirement plan distributions and analyzing insurance

Bingo at Brookdale Plaza-Vernon Hills
Monday, September 15 from 10:30am-2pm
Fee: $5                                              Code: 13438
Enjoy lunch and bingo with prizes. Transportation will be provided by The Park, with a 10:30am departure
from the Leisure Center. Or, meet us there at 11am. The facility is located at 145 N. Milwaukee Avenue in
Vernon Hills. Register by September 8.

Lunch with the Doctor
Location: Leisure Center
Members $6/Non-Members $9
Sponsored by Brandel Health & Rehab at Covenant Village of Northbrook

Bone Health
Wednesday, September 17 from Noon-2pm

Code: 14040
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute orthopedic surgeon Matthew Jimenez, M.D. will speak about bone health as it relates to osteoporosis and arthritis. You can learn ways to improve mobility and your best options if surgery is required. Enjoy assorted sandwiches from Go Roma.

How to Keep a Healthy Heart
Wednesday, October 1 from Noon-2pm
Code: 14041
NorthShore University HealthSystem, FACC, Cardiologist Jason Robin, MD will share ways to keep your heart in shape. Dr. Robin is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. A catered lunch will be served from Max and Benny's.

Jewelry Design — Bracelet
Thursday, September 18 from 1-3pm
Location: Leisure Center

Members $55/Non-Members $65     Code: 14052
Join professional jewelry designer Sandra Noble to learn the fundamentals of jewelry design. Using real, freshwater pearls and crystals, each student will design and create a bracelet with a silver clasp.

I Didn't Sign Up for This: Coping with Life's Challenges
Fridays from 10-11:30am
September 19 – Part 1: What is Acceptance, and How Do I Achieve It?
September 26 – Part 2: Discovering Meaning in Our Circumstances
October 3 – Part 3: Self-Care is Not Selfish!

Location: Leisure Center
Members $15/Non-Members $20     Code: 14049
Join social worker Ruth Field, LCSW, for a series of upbeat and interactive workshops on navigating
life’s challenges. Gain confidence, along with coping strategies, as you learn to face setbacks with grace and resilience.

Outdoor Brain Games Day
Monday, September 22 from 10am-Noon
Location: Village Green Park

Members $29/Non-Members $39    Code: 14054
Join Facilitator Lynda Blacker for enriching team-building activities that use problem-solving skills. In addition, you will have archery instruction and the chance to challenge yourself with a bow and arrows.

Super Senior Day
Wednesday, September 24
Location: Leisure Center

Join us for a day of driving services with the Secretary of State’s Mobile Unit.

Rules of the Road Class: 9:30-11:30am
License renewal, photo ID, vision screening, written test (no road testing): 10am-2pm
Duplicate licenses, ID cards and renewal stickers also are available. Drivers age 75 and older must take a road test at the Department of Motor Vehicles. To sign up for the services, call the Senior Center.

Flu Shots
Wednesday, September 24 from 10am-Noon
Location: Leisure Center

Roll up your sleeves! The Park District is bringing a registered pharmacist from Jewel to provide flu shots
to adults. Medicare Part B covers the fee for seniors who bring their card. No appointments are necessary,
but call the Senior Center at 847·291·2988 to sign up.

Jeopardy and Dessert
Tuesday, October 7 from 2-3:30pm
Location: Leisure Center
Members $5/Non-Members $9           Code: 12663
Test your knowledge with a game of Jeopardy, and enjoy desserts. Register by September 30. Sponsored
by Home Instead and AP Lifeline

Barbara Rinella Book Dramatization and Lunch
Thursday, October 16 from 11:30am-2pm
Location: Sunset Ridge Country Club

Members $35/Non-Members $40       Code: 13437
Enjoy lunch and literary entertainment with a dramatization of The Traitor's Wife: The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray America. Menu choice: Chicken or Salmon. Register by October 8. Sponsored by Brandel Health & Rehab at Covenant Village of Northbrook

Take your grandchild to enjoy live theatre!
How I Became a Pirate

Every Saturday, October 18 through November 22
Performances at 10am and 1pm

Location: Leisure Center
Yo-ho! A young boy joins a band of comical pirates on their adventures. Tickets are on sale, starting
September 2; bring this ad to the Leisure Center Theatre Office and receive one free child's admission
with the purchase of one ticket. (Not valid online)

Mahjong Tournament
Sunday, October 19 from 10am-3:30pm
Location: Weinberg Community for Senior Living

Fee: $35                                            Code: 13495
Compete for prizes, and enjoy lunch and snacks. There will be no rotation. Register by October 5.

Halloween Lunch & Bingo
Friday, October 31 from 11am-1:30pm
Location: Leisure Center
Members $10/Non-Members $15    Code: 13465
Treat yourself to a Halloween lunch with no tricks, just a serving of bingo with prizes, awards for the best costumes, and a spooky good time! Register by October 23. Sponsored by Brookdale Plaza Vernon Hills

Life Line Screening
Thursday, November 13 from 9am-3pm
Location: Leisure Center
The Northbrook Park District Senior Center is pleased to offer a preventive health event: a series of five
non-invasive and painless health screenings conducted by Life Line Screening. The screenings can detect the following potential health problems:

  • Blocked arteries (a leading cause of stroke)
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms (which can lead to a
    ruptured aorta)
  • Hardening of the arteries in the legs (a strong
    predictor of heart disease)
  • Atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat, which is
    tied to stroke risk
  • Osteoporosis for men and women

The Wellness Package with Heart Rhythm is $159. All five screenings take about 1-1½ hours. Make an
appointment by calling 888·653·6441. Sponsored by NorthShore University HealthSystem

Veterans Day Breakfast
Friday, November 14 from 9:30am-11am
Location: Leisure Center
Enjoy breakfast, along with musical entertainment. Sponsored by Radford Green at Sedgebrook

Thanksgiving Lunch
Thursday, November 20 from 11:30am-2pm
Location: Leisure Center
Members $13/Non-Members $18    Code: 13501
Enjoy turkey, all the trimmings and entertainment. Actress Gaby Rey, will perform An Evening with Judy
Garland. The meal is catered by Elegance in Meats. Sponsored by Manor Care of Northbrook

Holiday Party
Friday, December 12 from 11:30am-2pm
Location: Marcello's, Northbrook

Members $35/Non-Members $45    Code: 13472
Celebrate the season with lunch, prizes and entertainment from Chicago singer Joyce Garro. Menu choice: Chicken Breast Piccata or Almond Crusted Tilapia. Register by December 3. Sponsored by Brandel Health & Rehab at Covenant Village of Northbrook

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