Senior Center/Social Services Groups

Polish Coffee Hour - Witamy

Th, May 19 | 11:30am|No Cost

Th, Jun 16 | 11:30am| No Cost

The Senior Center would like to invite all Polish speaking seniors for a coffee and chat about everything and anything. All meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM.  Please join our group! 

Zapraszamy wszystkich seniorόw na kawę oraz rozmowę o wszystkim i o niczym. Spotkania odbywaja się w III Czwartek każdego miesiaca o godzinie 11:30 AM. Masz pytanie?  Dołącz do naszej grupy!

 

Niles Family Services/Senior Center Programs 

No Cost to Niles Residents  Age 55 and over and Senior Center Members 


Caregiver Support Group

M, May 2-Jun 27|1-2pm|No Cost

(No meeting May 30)

This weekly group is for individuals who are caring for a family member with a chronic physical condition which require a primary caregiver. The group will allow participants to give and receive emotional support from other caregivers, exchange helpful ideas and suggestions, and learn a variety of practices and techniques.

Healthy Aging

Tu, May 3-Jun 28|10-11am|No Cost

In this weekly group, we will discuss important lifestyle choices associated with the promotion of healthy aging. Topics will include nutrition, movement, sleep, injury and fall prevention, stress management, etc.,  and finding a source of meaning and purpose. We will also practice a variety of mind/body techniques to enhance our overall health and well-being as we age.

Relaxation, Meditation & Mindfulness

Tu, May 3-Jun 28|1-2pm|No Cost

In this weekly group, you will be introduced to a wide variety of relaxation and meditative techniques, as well as learn how to incorporate mindfulness into daily life.

Healthy Relationships Group

Tu, May 3-Jun 28|2-3pm|No Cost

This weekly group focuses on how to improve ALL of your relationships. The focus will be on improving your listening and communication skills and how to give and receive more ongoing support.

Elder Wisdom Circle

W, May 4-Jun 29|3:15-4;15pm|No Cost

This weekly group allows people the opportunity to share with each other their accumulated life wisdom, as well as get to know each other better.

Senior LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender) Discussion

W, May 4 |12:45-1:45pm| No Cost

W, Jun 1 |12:45-1:45pm| No Cost

(First Wednesday of each month)

This monthly group will provide an open, safe, and supportive environment in which a variety of subjects, based on the group’s preferences, will be discussed.  LGBT allies, supporters, and friends are also welcome in this all-inclusive group.

Widow/Widower Grief Support Group

W, May 11|12:45-1:45pm|No Cost

W, Jun 8|12:45-1:45pm|No Cost

(Second Wednesday of each month)

This monthly group will allow participants to come together in a safe and non-judgmental place where thoughts, feelings, memories, stories and experiences, relating to the death of a spouse or partner, can be openly and freely expressed. The group will provide grief education, practical coping strategies, and self-care practices. 

Coping with Chronic Worry

W, May 18 |12:45-1:45pm| No Cost

W, Jun 15 |12:45-1:45pm| No Cost

(Third Wednesday of each month)

In this monthly group, we will explore what worry is, what purpose it serves, and how it affects us and those close to us. We will also discuss and practice a variety of effective mind/body strategies for learning how to manage worry. 

Becoming a Proactive, Empowered Patient

W, May 25|12:45-1:45pm|No Cost

W, Jun 2912:45-1:45pm|No Cost

(Last Wednesday of each month)

This monthly group will focus on learning about your basic and fundamental rights and responsibilities as a patient, how to prepare in advance for office visits, how to optimize healthcare interactions through effective communication, and how to become more informed and resourceful.

Chronic Illness Support Group (NEW)

Th, May 5-Jun 30|11:45am-12:45pm|No Cost

In this weekly group, we will discussing practical coping tips which can be helpful and learn the practice of mindful self-compassion, as well as a variety of other mind/body, self-care and communication techniques.

Chronic Pain Support Group

Th, May 5-Jun 30|1-2pm|No Cost

In this weekly group, participants will be given the opportunity to openly share their feelings and experiences with physical pain, how it impacts them, and what has proven helpful. We will also discuss and practice a wide variety of ways to manage pain. Additionally, participants will learn how to effectively communicate their pain-related issues and needs to health care providers, family members, and friends in order to optimize support.

Exploring Happiness (NEW)

Th, May 5-Jun 30|2-3pm|No Cost

In this weekly group, we will learn what science has to say about happiness, the myths of happiness, and how to train our brain to become happier, despite genetics and life circumstances.  We will discuss our experiences with happiness and what we believe does provide us with ongoing happiness.

Qigong

M, May 2-Jun 27|2:30-3:30pm|No Cost

W, May 4-Jun 29|2-3pm|No Cost

(No class May 30)

Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that combines deep breathing, meditation, and slow, rhythmic movements. It has many health benefits and is fun and easy to do. 

Finding Love Again: A Second Chance (NEW)

Th, Jun 2|3:30-4:45pm|No Cost

This monthly group will help focus on helping senior men and women navigate the complicated dating world of 2022. This group will focus on discussion, online dating assistance and more,  followed by time to meet, socialize and connect with each other. The group will be co-led by social workers.