York Township, Illinois
York Township, Supervisors Office
Yorktown Center Supervisor's Office

    
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Senior Events

Phone: (630) 620-2424

Tickets for events will be sold starting on the first of the month prior to the event (IE February events will be on sale January 1st).

Free movies every Tuesday in the Auditorium -- 12:30 p.m.
Free popcorn, too!



Parties

 

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Outings

 


Chicago White Sox vs. New York Mets

Thursday — August 1

Departure - 10:45 a.m.

Return - Game Over

Batter Up! Join us for an afternoon of food, fun, bingo and baseball! You are guaranteed to have a great time on Senior Bingo Day at Guaranteed Rate Field where our White Sox square off against the New York Mets. The buffet features: Cajun chicken, fried chicken, hot dogs, barbeque ribs, hamburgers, salads, unlimited beer and wine and soft drinks.

Tickets at $65 include transportation, lunch, bingo and great seats to watch the game.


Four Winds Casino

Wednesday — August 14

Departure - 9:30 a.m.

Return - 5:30 p.m.

Come join the fun at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan. You will be transported from Township Hall to the Casino and back in a comfortable motor coach for a day of exciting gaming, great food and more.

$30 per person includes:

  • Round-trip transportation,
  • $15 Instant Slot Credit,
  • Up to $10 Food Credit

The food credit can be used towards the following food outlets:

  • The Buffet
  • Timbers Fast Food & Deli
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Grab “N” Go

Don’t forget to bring a current picture i.d. (drivers license or state i.d.) with you on the day of the trip.


Murder Mystery

Wednesday — August 28

Departure - 11:00 a.m.

Return - 4:00 p.m.

Our destination will be The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles Illinois where we will enjoy a murder mystery lunch and show in the historic 1920’s Club Arcada Speakeasy. We will begin our journey by entering through a secret door located in the library next to a 1920’s shoeshine stand. On the left is the Prohibition Lounge, a quiet “getaway” from the party. You will see Louis Armstrong’s Speakeasy Bar, a copper and bronze room flanked by a 48 star flag from the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, a 125 year old cash register and 100 year old beer taps. On the right is Charlie Chaplin’s “Little Tramp” Room, where you will see a five foot 1908 shutter camera and original spotlights and stage lights from 1926 era Arcada Theatre. The main showroom, the “Fred & Ginger” Room, is breathtaking and intimate, with a professional dance floor, muraled walls, an exquisite thousand crystal chandelier and priceless antiques. In the showroom is the stage where some of the finest entertainers in the world have performed for an intimate audience.

We will enjoy lunch as an Italian Festival Buffet consisting of bread, salad, cheese ravioli, meatballs, and a cannoli for dessert.

This interactive and theatrical murder mystery experience is put on by Night Mosse Improv. 1920’s attire is encouraged; Don’t be afraid to get into character!

Tickets at $65 include transportation, show and lunch.

Tickets must be bought by July 24th!


Cubs vs. Brewers

Sunday — September 8

Departure - 9:30 a.m.

Return - Game Over

Play ball! We will be taking a luxury motorcoach on Sunday, September 8th to Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Miller Park features North America’s only fan-shaped convertible roof, which can open and close in less than 10 minutes. You are going to have a great time with the rest of the York Township gang cheering for the Chicago Cubs who will be battling the Milwaukee Brewers.

Ticket day sales are limited to 4 tickets per person on first day of sale. All participants going to the game must be 55 years or older.

Tickets at $60 each cover transportation and admission only. Food and beverages may be purchased additionally, on your own.


Starved Rock
Land & Water Cruise

Tuesday — September 24

Departure - 8:45 a.m.

Return - 5:00 p.m.

Our destination will be Utica, Illinois. Our first stop will be Starved Rock Lodge for lunch in the historic dining room at the Lodge. Here we will have a choice of 8 entrees: Caesar Salad, Burger, Pot Roast, Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich, Chicken Salad Croissant, Fried Cod, Fettucine or Country Fried Steak.

After lunch we will enjoy a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area followed by a tour on the new river boat, “The Eagle I”. On board, you will experience the east end of the Starved Rock State Park area by water before departing back for Township Hall.

For $65 you can enjoy the trolley tour, the river tour, the delicious lunch and transportation.

Note: There will be uneven ground as we walk to the boat.


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Health Screening

 

Free Blood Pressure Testing
Thursday - July 25
Thursday - August 1 & 15
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
SENIOR CENTER DINING ROOM


 

Do You Need More Food?

SNAP Card Sign Up

Friday — July 26

9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

Craft Room

The Northern Illinois Food Bank will have a representative available to assist you with Food Stamp applications and answer questions regarding the application process. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamp Program, was designed to help end hunger and improve nutrition and health.

Please bring the following items to help assist the process (if possible):

·  Identification - Driver’s License, State ID, Birth Certificate

·  Pay Stub, if available

·  Rent receipt

·  Statement/Letter showing money received from social security, SSI, VA, etc.

·  Bank/Checking statements, if available

No appointments necessary. Each appointment may take a minimum of 30 minutes.



Senior Health Insurance Program (S.H.I.P.)

S.H.I.P. provides free individual counseling services and is dedicated to educating people with Medicare and their caregivers about insurance options.

S.H.I.P. counselors can answer questions about: Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plus, Prescription Drug Coverage through Medicare and other sources, long-term care insurance, Medicare claims and appeals and Medicare beneficiary rights and guarantees.

Heather Boe and Judy Weimer will be available to answer questions. Please call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment at 630-620-2424.



T’ai Chi Ch’uan

Auditorium 10:00

Practice balance and concentration with the gentle, flowing movements of classical T’ai Chi Ch’uan.

Taught by Tai Chi Master Susie Huang, this ancient Chinese series of 24 forms or postures can improve balance and strength.

In recent years, Western medicine has also recognized T’ai Chi as a natural way to lower blood pressure, improve coordination, and maintain general good health and mobility.

Put on your sneakers, bring a bottle of water, and join us in the gym for a new experience with ancient roots.



Neo Tai Chi

Every Thursday

10:30 — 11:30 a.m.

Please join Instructor Mark Drysch for a weekly class of this new form of Tai Chi designed with you in mind. Neo Tai Chi is based on the symmetry of the martial arts and the soft, flowing movements of Tai Chi. The 96 movements of the Neo Tai Chi form create a feeling of relaxation and well-being. It is intended to boost the immune system, strengthen the muscles, improve flexibility and balance, and enhance breathing; the movements are all gentle and non-impact. Neo Tai chi is the creation of your instructor Mark Drysch, who has 20 years of experience in the martial arts and Tai Chi.

 

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Seminars

 

Diabetes 101

Friday — July 26

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Auditorium

Join Jessie Conlin from Cigna in a Diabetes Educational session to learn about the different types of diabetes and topics such as:

  • Risks
  • Prevention
  • Symptoms and early warning signs
  • Implications
  • Healthy tips

Diabetes can be frightening and frustrating but with the right knowledge and information a long, happy and healthy life can be lived.

Don’t miss out on learning all about diabetes!


Elder Law

Friday — August 2

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Auditorium

Ann Fischer and Carol DeSantis with Gardi & Haught, Ltd. will be here to discuss Elder Law, which focuses on issues as clients get older, including estate planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, guardianships, and probate. Learn how Wills and Trusts can protect you and your assets, reduce taxes and preserve control over your affairs, avoid litigation and provide for loved ones by protecting resources after your death.

Get answers to important questions facing many seniors today:

  • What are the benefits of Power of Attorney and how can it protect me?
  • How does a Revocable Living Trust prevent me from loss of control?
  • How can a Trust in my Will preserve assets for my family?

You won’t want to miss this educational seminar!


Accessible Public Transportation

Friday — August 16

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Auditorium

Accessible Metra, Pace and CTA buses and trains are easy to use and the RTA would love to show you how! It is important that people with disabilities and senior citizens stay informed about accessible public transportation options to get to appointments, maintain social connections, and enjoy independent travel!

Sarah Blair, RTA Mobility Outreach Coordinator is offering a free presentation on topics including:

  • Local public transportation options
  • Accessibility features on CTA, Pace and Metra
  • Planning an accessible trip
  • Ventra cards
  • Information on RTA’s reduced fare and ride free programs

Please join us for this informational presentation!


Joy of a Healthy Mouth

Friday — August 23

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Auditorium

Join Frances Tourdot, Executive Director of Illumident, Inc, as she provides new information about keeping your mouth healthy as you age. Learn about various products that are available such as rinses, gels, pastes, brushes and more. Illumident, Inc is a non-profit 501C(3) organization that educates, answers questions, and provides useful information and many items to help the growing geriatric population improve their oral health.

Join us for this very interesting seminar! There will be raffle prizes and gift bags of dental items too!


Protect Yourself Against Scams

Friday — August 30

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Auditorium

The price of scams against seniors is much more than financial. Join Scott Johnson with Humana and learn about the top ten scams that seniors face, why seniors are being targeted, the toll it can take on your health, and how you can better protect yourself.

You won’t want to miss this valuable seminar!


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Movies

 

Free movies every Tuesday in the Auditorium — 12:30 p.m.

Free popcorn, too!

 

July Movies

                                                                                                                                                            

July 23 Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Comedy, Drama, Family (PG-13)

2 Hours 5 Minutes

Cast:  Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan

 

July 30 The Book Club (2018)

Comedy, Drama, Romance (PG-13)

1 Hour 44 Minutes

Cast:  Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen

 

August Movies

                                                                                                                                                            

Aug 6 Bruce Almighty (2003)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy (PG-13)

1 Hour 41 Minutes

Cast:  Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman

 

Aug 13 Uncle Buck (1989)

Comedy (PG)

1 Hour 40 Minutes

Cast:  John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly

 

Aug 20 A Night at the Opera (1935)

Comedy, Music, Musical (NR)

1 Hour 36 Minutes

Cast:  Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx

 

Aug 27 Now You See Me 2 (2016)

Action, Adventure, Comedy (PG-13)

2 Hours 9 Minutes

Cast:  Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

 

 

MOVIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

WITHOUT NOTICE!

 

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