Informational Forum

Energy Clinic

F, Jan 10| 10am| FREE
The Center of Concern will be offering an energy clinic at the NSC. Please bring your utility bills or join them for an informational session that will help you determine available programs to save you money. Pre-registration is required.  

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course

Th-F, Jan 16-17 | 9am-1pm | FREE
All participants must pre-register.  This is a two-day course; participants must attend both classes.  There is no final test to pass. Upon completion of the course, each attendee is awarded a certificate.  Under Illinois law, those above 55 - whether AARP members or not - qualify for a worthwhile multi-year auto insurance discount by completing this course. Please check with your insurance company for the exact discount and the correct procedure to obtain it. Studies have shown that fewer fatal and injury-causing crashes and fewer violations occur among drivers who have taken this nationally-recognized course.  Cost of the course is $15 (AARP members) paid by check on the first day of class. To register or for more information, please contact the Senior Center at 847-588-8420. 


SCRAM - Senior Crime Reduction Awareness Measures

11am | FREE
W, Dec 18    Behaviors that can make you a target for scammers  
W, Jan 22     ComEd Energy efficiency
W, Feb 19     How to identify and avoid common phone scams

RTA Group Transit Orientation Presentation

M, Feb 3 | 10am| FREE
Presenter: Linda Chamberlain, RTA
Accessible Metra, Pace and CTA buses and trains are easy to use and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) would love to show you how!  It is important that older adults and people with disabilities stay informed about accessible public transportation options to get to appointments, maintain social connections, and enjoy independent travel!
Topics Covered Include:  
        • Local Public Transportation Options 
        • Accessibility features on CTA, Pace, and Metra
        • Planning an Accessible Trip 
        • Paying Fare Ventra Cards 
        • RTA’s Reduced Fare and Ride Free Programs 
        • Travel Safety Tips 
        • RTA’s Free Travel Training Program 
        • Q&A sessions with an RTA Representative


Rules of the Road

M, Feb 3 | 1pm| FREE
Instructor: Secretary of State Ofc
Take a refresher course, before you take your test.

Get Your Niles Free Bus Questions Answered

W, Feb 12 | 11am| FREE
Duane Paulus, Village of Niles Transportation Supervisor will be here to talk about the Niles Free Bus, how it works, and answer any questions you may have.

CUB Clinic

F, Mar 13 | 10am| FREE
Representatives from the Citizens Utility Board are coming to the NSC to assist you on natural gas, electric, and telephone issues, plus ways to combat high bills and resolve disputes with your utility company. Bring your bills to learn how to spot billing errors and other ways to save. Registration required to ensure enough staffing  to assist with questions.  


TED Talks - December

The Secret Life of Dogs 
F, Dec 13  | 10am | Free Some think dogs love us just like we love them; others see them as collections of instinctive behaviors incapable of complex feelings. The truth, according to animal behaviorist Julia Espinosa, lies somewhere in the middle. In this talk, she and her canine guest star Loki explain how (and why) we should challenge our assumptions about animal behavior and, in doing so, transform our relationships with them.

TED Talks - January

What’s Really Happening at the Mexican Border - and How We Can Do Better
F, Jan 10 | 10am | Free At the US-Mexico border, policies of prolonged detention and family separation have made seeking asylum in the United States difficult and dangerous. In this raw and heartfelt talk, immigration attorney Erika Pinheiro offers a glimpse into her daily work on both sides of the border and shares some of the stories behind the statistics -- including her own story of being detained and separated from her son. It's a clear-eyed call to remember the humanity that's impacted by policy -- and a warning: "History shows us that the first population to be vilified and stripped of their rights is rarely the last," she says.  

TED Talks - February

An Urgent Call to Protect the World’s “Third Pole”
F, Feb 14  | 10am | Free
The Hindu Kush Himalaya region is the world's third-largest repository of ice, after the North and South Poles -- and if current melting rates continue, two-thirds of its glaciers could be gone by the end of this century. What will happen if we let them melt away? Environmentalist and former Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay shares the latest from the "water towers of Asia," making an urgent call to create an intergovernmental agency to protect the glaciers -- and save the nearly two billion people downstream from catastrophic flooding that would destroy land and livelihoods.