York Township, Illinois
York Township, Supervisors Office
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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

 

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.!


Stars & Stripes Tribute Cruise

Wednesday — June 12

Departure - 8:00 a.m.

Return - 5:30 p.m.

Our destination will be Moline, Illinois where we will board the Celebration Belle, the largest non-gaming excursion vessel on the Mississippi River, and savor a world famous sticky roll with fruit. We will enjoy live entertainment performing all of your favorites plus patriotic songs along with their tribute to Veterans. There will be a dance floor as well for those who are feeling light on their feet.

After you depart the dock there will be a full hot 2 entrée lunch buffet. The lunch will consist of baked cranberry glazed boneless breast of chicken, alfredo pasta with vegetables, homemade garlic mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans with sautéed bacon and onions, 2 cold salads, tossed spring salad with dressing, rolls and butter, dessert and coffee and iced tea included with your meal.

Celebration River Cruises is donating a portion of the proceeds to help support Honor Flight of the Quad Cities fly Veterans to Washington DC.

Tickets at $80 include cruise, transportation, entertainment and lunch.

Tickets must be bought by May 15th!


Saugatuck Dune Rides & Winery

Wednesday — June 26

Departure - 8:00 a.m.

Return - 6:30 p.m.

Your day in Michigan starts out with an exciting, fun-filled, scenic ride on a “Dune Schooner”. On the 40-45 minute ride, in the company of an experienced, informed driver, you will cruise the slopes and valleys of the incredible dunes and roll through surrounding woodlands; natural habitats of many forms of wildlife and a paradise for shutterbugs! A hauntingly beautiful region, this picturesque area of sand dunes on the shore of Lake Michigan can only be reached by the “Dune Schooners”.

We will stop at the Coral Gables Restaurant on Saugatuck’s water front for lunch. Entrée choices offered are chicken marsala and potato crusted cod. Tossed salad, baked potato, rolls and butter, dessert and a beverage are also included.

After lunch we will visit McIntosh Apple Orchards and Winery located in South Haven, Michigan where we will enjoy appetizers and have a tasting of “olde world style” hand crafted hard cider and a selection of premium made fruit wines. Tasting glass and 10% purchase discount included!

Tickets at $75 include transportation, lunch and wine tasting.

Please note there is an extra step up to get onto the “Dune Schooner” and an additional waiver that must be signed when purchasing tickets.

Tickets must be bought by June 12th!


“At Last” Mary Pfeifer

Tuesday - July 9

Departure - 10:00 a.m.

Return - 5:00 p.m.

We will ride on a luxury motor coach to the world famous Starved Rock Lodge in Oglesby, Illinois. After having a delicious hot lunch, we will see “At Last” Mary Pfeifer and sing along to top female pop, rock and soul hits of the ’50s, ’60s, & ’70s. Hits range from Etta James to Lulu, Brenda Lee, Carole King to Whitney Houston, and many more. Mary Pfeifer takes you through the decades with interesting trivia and tunes you’ll remember. Mary has often been asked if she sings more than Patsy Cline so, if you loved her as Patsy, it’s your chance to hear the rest.

The hot lunch buffet includes: rolls with butter, salad, fried chicken, another entrée, potato, coleslaw, vegetable and dessert. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions you may have.

Join us for a fun day of memorable music and great food!

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


Chicago Historical
Churches Tour

Wednesday - July 24

Departure - 8:00 a.m.

Return - 5:00 p.m.

We will ride on a luxury motor coach to tour three historical Chicago churches and have lunch at the famous Walnut Room at Macy’s (Marshall Field’s) State St. store.

Our first stop will be a tour of St. Mary of the Angels Church followed by our second stop for a tour at Holy Name Cathedral.

Lunch at the Walnut Room will consist of salad, choice of entrée, choice of beverage and Frango Mint ice cream pie for dessert! Entrée choices include:

  • Chicken pot pie with chicken, carrots, sweet corn, leeks, peas, a creamy filling, and a flaky pie crust.
  • Asiago crusted chicken with a pommery mustard sauce, whipped potatoes and seasonal vegetable.
  • Oven-baked meatloaf with pine nuts and spinach, tomato jam, onion strings, whipped potatoes, and seasonal vegetable.
  • Caramelized salmon with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetable.

Beverage choices include coffee, tea, or soft drink.

After lunch we will enjoy our final stop and tour at Rockefeller Chapel before departing back to Township Hall.

Come and experience the beauty and awe of these three magnificent churches, it’s a trip you will not want to miss!

Tickets at $95 include transportation, all three tours and lunch.


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!



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Health Screening

 

Free Blood Pressure Testing

Thursday - June 6 & 20

Thursday - July 11 & 25

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

 

Fire Safety

Friday — May 31

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

Auditorium

Nearly every 24 seconds a United States fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the nation. Join Fire Chief Andy Bonomo as he discusses the significance of fire safety and the precautionary measures you can take to keep your home and your loved ones safe. Chief Bonomo will also touch on subjects such as trip and fall hazards, calling for help, medications, medical paperwork and key boxes.

Don’t miss this very informative presentation!


At Home With You

Friday — June 7

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

Auditorium

Christina Urbanski, RN, BSN, Agency Manager and Owner from At Home With You will present an overview on the benefits of aging in place, including some simple measures to help you or a loved one maintain independence safely at home. The presentation will cover tips on:

  • Home safety
  • Fall prevention measures
  • Simple home adaptations
  • Quick and healthy meal planning
  • Caregiving tips, preventing family caregiver fatigue, and more

Attendees will enjoy refreshments and a raffle drawing for a gift basket as well as other door prizes.


I Cash
Illinois State Treasurer
Unclaimed Property Search

Friday — June 14

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

Auditorium

Gladys J. Piper, I Cash Community Affairs Specialist will be at your service to let you know if you have any unclaimed property. Common types of unclaimed property include: checking and savings accounts, uncashed wage and payroll checks, uncashed stock dividends and stock certificates, insurance payments, utility deposits, customer proceeds, court deposits, uncashed death benefit checks and life insurance proceeds. It does not include real estate or vehicles.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to discover what’s yours!


Healthy Sleep

Friday — June 21

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

Auditorium

Join Scott Johnson from Humana as he explains why getting the right amount of good, high-quality sleep is important not only for your physical well-being but your mental health as well. Scott will discuss common sleep challenges and the steps you can take to get on track for a better, more restful nights sleep.

You won’t want to miss this educational presentation!


Villa Park Public Library

Friday — June 28

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

Auditorium

Please join Sean Birmingham, Villa Park Library’s Head of Public Services, for an informal presentation about the various library services and resources available to our community members. Mr. Birmingham will also provide news and an update on the 2018-2019 library renovation and building project.

You will not want to miss this informative presentation!


Life Line Screening

Friday — July 5

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Auditorium

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings, will be offering various Ultrasound screenings to identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease. Tests available include:

  • Carotid Artery Screening (plaque build up– a leading cause of stroke)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body)
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (hardening of the arteries in the legs)
  • Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation– irregular heartbeat)
  • Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women

Pre-registration is required,
please call 1-800-643-6075 to schedule your preferred appointment!


Orthotics & Prosthetics

Friday — July 19

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

Auditorium

Medicare has released information about walking aids that reduce falls and aid in ambulation. Dan Rinella from Rinella Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc will discuss the use of these custom, individually crafted walking aids. Learn how they can help to decrease energy used during walking, improve walking balance, and greatly help to reduce fall rates.

Come join us for this informative seminar!


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!


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Movies

 

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

Free popcorn, too!

 

May Movies

                                                                                                                                                            

May 21 Annie (1982)

Comedy, Drama, Family (PG)

2 Hours 7 Minutes

Cast:  Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett

 

May 28 The Iron Lady (2011)

Biography, Drama (PG-13)

1 Hour 45 Minutes

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

 

June Movies

                                                                                                                                                            

June 4 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Comedy, Drama, Musical (G)

1 Hour 42 Minutes

Cast:  Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards

 

June 11 Now You See Me (2013)

Crime, Mystery, Thriller (PG-13)

1 Hour 55 Minutes

Cast:  Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

 

June 18 Daddy Day Care (2003)

Comedy, Family (PG)

1 Hour 32 Minutes

Cast:  Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Anjelica Huston

 

June 25 The Untouchables (1987)

Crime, Drama, Thriller (R)

1 Hour 59 Minutes

Cast:  Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro

 

July Movies

                                                                                                                                                            

July 2 Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Biography, Drama, Musical (NR)

2 Hours 6 Minutes

Cast:  James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

 

July 9 The Sandlot (1993)

Comedy, Drama, Family (PG)

1 Hour 41 Minutes

Cast:  Art LaFleur, Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar

 

July 16 Top Gun (1986)

Action, Drama (PG)

1 Hour 50 Minutes

Cast:  Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis

 

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

 

 

MOVIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

WITHOUT NOTICE!

 

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