W, Nov 13 | 9am-2pm | FREE
The State Treasurer is holding 2.9 billion dollars in unclaimed funds for Illinoisans. The State holds these lost funds until they are claimed by either the original owner or their heirs. Property is returned at no cost with the proper identification. Dan Pogorzelski from the IL Treasurers Office will be here to assist you to find out if you have any unclaimed property.
SCRAM - Senior Crime Reduction Awareness Measures
11am | FREE
W, Nov 20 Identity Theft
W, Dec 18 Behaviors that can make you a target for scammers
AARP Smart Driver Safety Course
Thursday & Friday, Nov 21-22 | 9:00am-1:00pm
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.
TED Talks - November
The Brain Changing Benefits of Exercise
F, Nov 8 | 10am | Free
What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
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.