York Township, Illinois
York Township, Supervisors Office
The Esplanade at Locust Point Supervisor's Office

    
Senior Center Senior Nutrition Senior Rides Senior Events Senior Sun Senior Advisory Senior Services

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

 

Beautiful Noise Starring Denny Diamond

Tuesday — April 16

Departure - 10:30 a.m.

Return - 3:30 p.m.

We will ride on a luxury motorcoach to the world famous White Fence Farms in Romeoville, Illinois. Our lunch will consist of chicken, coleslaw, homemade corn fritters, cottage cheese, kidney bean salad, homemade chicken gravy, pickled beets, baked potato, choice of one non-alcoholic beverage and vanilla ice cream for dessert.

“Beautiful Noise starring Denny Diamond” is sure to put a smile on your face! With a career spanning 19 plus years, award winning vocalist Denny (Diamond) Svehla has entertained thousands across the U.S. with his unique Neil Diamond tribute. The show is full of high energy, comedy and fun. Come and hear what everyone is talking about!

Tickets at $55 and include lunch, show and transportation.

Tickets must be bought by April 5th!


Amish Tour

Thursday - May 9

Departure - 7:30 a.m.

Return - 6:30 p.m.

Our destination will be Amish Country in Northern Indiana where we will tour scenic backroads passing horse-drawn buggies, tidy farm homes and white-washed barns while learning about the fascinating lifestyle of the Amish. Our knowledgeable guide will tell us all about the history of the area along with the traditions and customs of the Amish.

The first stop will be at Teaberry Wood Products, a unique little family-run wood shop showcasing hand-crafted walnut, cherry, and other hardwood items. We will then visit and learn about the Crystal Hope Workshop for the Amish youth and young adults that are physically disabled or with special needs after they have completed the Amish parochial school system.

Lunch will follow at Yoder’s Homestyle Cooking where we will enjoy a family style meal with chicken, roast beef, all the trimmings plus multiple pie choices for dessert such as double crusted apple, fresh strawberry, and banana cream.

After lunch we will stop for shopping at Yoder’s Meat and Cheese and then E and S Bulk Food Store before heading back to Essenhaus Restaurant Bakery to depart for home.

Come join us for a day of fun, information and shopping!

For $60 you can enjoy the guided tour, the delicious lunch and transportation to and from Amish country.


Potawatomi Casino

Tuesday — May 21

Departure - 9:30 a.m.

Return - 5:30 p.m.

Come join the fun at Potawatomi Bingo and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our group will be traveling in a luxury motor coach that offers reclining seats and a restroom for maximum comfort.

$30 per person includes:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • $20 Gaming voucher
  • Half off All-You-Can-Eat Buffet for those patrons who are 55 years of age and older

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

Must be back on bus by 3:15 p.m.!


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Health Screening

 

Free Blood Pressure Testing

Thursday - April 4 & 18

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

SENIOR CENTER DINING ROOM


 

Do You Need More Food?

SNAP Card Sign Up

Friday — April 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

 

Medicare and Me
Changes and Information

Friday — March 29

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

Auditorium

The Medicare Ladies are offering a free educational program covering changes to 2019 Social Security and Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Additional topics include time frames such as when to apply and detailed information about your options. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required, please call 630-858-0121 to reserve your spot today.


Maintaining Good Mental Health

Friday — April 5

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

Auditorium

We all face a range of challenges and setbacks as we move through life. These can increase as adults become seniors which is why maintaining good mental health is vital to building resilience and supporting a healthy lifestyle as we age. The good news is that conditions such as depression and anxiety are highly treatable and by learning new coping strategies and utilizing available resources we can sustain good mental health over the course of our lives.

Join Greg Simetz from In-Home Counseling to learn more about the importance of mental health and wellness and find out more about

In-Home Counseling services available to you!


Senior Share Day

Friday — April 12

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

Auditorium

Enjoy snacks and refreshments as you share your story with fellow seniors! Talk about a special memory, a lifetime achievement, or a meaningful experience you have encountered in a relaxed and fun setting! Presenters Jim Wojchechowski and Lana Hatchett will be providing information about the quality of care offered by Right at Home, In Home Care & Assistance before the sharing begins! We want to hear from you, come in and share your story with fellow Township neighbors!


Medicare: Get Answers

Friday — April 26

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

Auditorium

Medicare insurance can be confusing. How do you know if your plan is the best for your medications, your doctors, your finances, your level of health? Roberta Cahill, a local licensed insurance broker, will be leading a seminar on all the intricacies of Medicare coverage. This free educational seminar is open for all to attend. Seniors and their families can learn about Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Prescription plans.

Medicare is ever changing and many carriers have rate decreases and more comprehensive benefits this year. You can count on Roberta to explain fully the Medicare maze of options, what they all mean, and how they might impact you. Mark your calendar now and come join us as we discuss possibilities that will put you at ease with your Medicare choices.

Refreshments will be served.


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Movies

 

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

Free popcorn, too!

 

March Movies

                                                                                                                                                            

March 26 Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

Action, Adventure, Comedy (PG-13)

1 Hour 38 Minutes

Cast:  Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer

 

April Movies

                                                                                                                                                            

April 2 NO MOVIE - ELECTION DAY

 

April 9 Midnight in Paris (2011)

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance (PG-13)

1 Hour 34 Minutes

Cast:  Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kurt Fuller

 

April 16 The Rider (2017)

Drama, Western (R)

1 Hour 44 Minutes

Cast:  Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandrau, Mooney, Leroy Pourier

 

April 23 Father of the Bride (1950)

Comedy, Romance (NR)

1 Hour 32 Minutes

Cast:  Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor

 

April 30 The Iron Lady (2011)

Biography, Drama (PG-13)

1 Hour 45 Minutes

Cast:  Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant

 

 

MOVIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

WITHOUT NOTICE!

 

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