July 2012 CJE SeniorLife Support Groups and Programs for Seniors
CJE SeniorLife offers ongoing support groups and programs on a wide variety of topics of interest to seniors and their families. Fees vary according to the program and individual circumstances and some groups may be partially covered by Medicare and supplemental insurance. For information or to join a group, call CJE SeniorLife at 773/508-1000 or visit us online at www.cje.net for full calendar listings and support group meeting dates/times.
NEW! Parkinson’s Support Group in Deerfield
Meets third Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. A FREE support group is forming for individuals who are involved in the care of someone with Parkinson’s. Learn about Parkinson’s and caregiving, meet others who face similar challenges, and discover ways to relieve caregiver stress and burn-out. The group will be led by social workers Nina Afremow, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. and Julie Katsman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. Weinberg Community for Senior Living, Gidwitz Place, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. Open to the public. For more information about this group, call Nina at 847/236-7853.
July meeting date: July 17
Living Life Through Loss: A Drop-In Bereavement Support Group
Meets every Wednesday, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Any adult over the age of 60 who has lost a loved one in the past three years is encouraged to attend. Sponsored by CJE SeniorLife and the Jewish Healing Network. CJE SeniorLife, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago. There is a $5 fee for each session. For more information, call 773/508-1129.
July meeting dates: July 11, 18, & 25 (CJE SeniorLife's office is closed in observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4)
Making Connections: Seniors with Adult Children with Disabilities
Meets first and third Tuesday of every month. Offers families an opportunity to connect, share experiences and learn about benefits and community resources. Sponsored by CJE’s Linkages Program. There is no charge. Those interested in attending must register in advance by calling 773/508-1694. Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
July meeting dates: July 3 & 17
For Caregivers of Loved Ones with Atypical Dementia
A support group for family caregivers whose loved one has been diagnosed with an atypical dementia (Frontotemporal Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia) takes place the third Wednesday of every month in Deerfield from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome. On-site respite care available during the support group; pre-registration is only required if bringing a loved one to respite care. For more information and to pre-register, call Sara Sanderman, L.C.S.W., at 847/236-7863. Weinberg Community for Senior Living, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield.
July meeting date: July 18
Caregiving Support Group for Loved Ones with Dementia – Evanston
This support group is for individuals who are involved in the care of a loved one with dementia. Participants will learn about dementia and caregiving; meet others who face similar challenges and share experiences; discover ways to relieve caregiver stress and burn-out. Group meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon. On-site respite care available during the support group (pre-registration required). CJE SeniorLife Adult Day Services, 1015 Howard St., Evanston. For more information and to pre-register, call Amy Zann, L.C.S.W., at 773/508-1690.
July meeting date: July 18 (CJE SeniorLife's office is closed in observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4)
Community Senior Adults
This group is now open to new members. Enjoy lunch, socialization and great entertainment on a weekly basis. Participants can purchase kosher lunches at Lieberman’s The Nosh at an affordable price. Meets every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 9700 Gross Point Road, Skokie. Call Esther Craven for more information at 773/508-1047.
July meeting dates: July 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
Holocaust Survivors - Coffee and Conversation
Meets every Monday and Thursday throughout the month
Sponsored by Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS) and CJE SeniorLife
Mondays, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center,
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Sponsored by JCFS and CJE SeniorLife. There is no charge. To register, call 847/568-5200.
July meeting dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., at JCFS Joy F. Knapp Center,
3145 W. Pratt Blvd., Chicago. There is no charge. To register, call 847/568-5100.
July meeting dates: July 5, 12, 19, & 26
For word lovers and game players of all skill levels. Learn the classic game of Scrabble or get tips to sharpen your skills with instructor and tournament director Joe Cortese. Meets on Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago. There is no charge. For more information, call 773/508-1000.
July meeting dates: July 18 & 25
*Ongoing Older Adult Learning classes, groups and special events include Schmooze It or Lose It, Sit and Get Fit, The Yiddish Club, computer classes, folk dancing and more. Call CJE SeniorLife at 773/508-1000 for more information or check our online calendar at www.cje.net.
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Since 1972, CJE SeniorLife has enhanced the lives of older adults and their families through an innovative, comprehensive network that includes housing, health care, community services, health and wellness education, life enrichment programs and applied research. CJE is a partner in serving the community, supported by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. For more information about CJE services, call 773/508-1000 or visit www.cje.net.