Recycling Right Matters
M, May 9|1pm|No Cost
Are you confused about what items can be recycled?
Do you wonder what happens to the recyclables once they leave your home? If so, please join Mary S. Allen, Recycling and Education Director at the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), to better understand the benefits of waste prevention measures and the Dos and Don’ts of curbside recycling.
Please bring any item that you are unsure about for the Q & A after Mary’s presentation.
Online Registration—Skip those Long Lines at the NSC
F, May 13|2pm|No Cost
W, Jun 15|2pm|No Cost
Learn how to register for programs online through our new Active Net system! No more standing in line! It’s fast and easy to do and so nice to register in the comfort of your own home. Don’t miss those programs that fill-up in a few days!
Utility Bills Out of Control? CUB Clinic
M, May 16|10:30am|No Cost
Representatives from the Citizens Utility Board, Illinois’ premiere utility watchdog group, are coming to the Niles Senior Center 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 billing questions.
SCAM Workshop with the Niles Police Department
Tu, May 17|11am|No Cost
The NPD will be at the NSC to discuss the latest scams out there! Chances are good that someone you know has been scammed. They may not talk about it, but if the statistics are right, it has happened. Let our amazing NPD officers prepare you to protect yourself from being a victim of these scams.
Suburban Chicago Backyard Birds
W, May 18|1pm|No Cost
Claire Thom, Master Gardener will review basic facts to help you enjoy the birds in your backyard. The discussion will include birds that are common in this area, key identification points, food and feeder preferences, nesting, migration and interesting facts. Do you know what bird can be easily hand fed?
AARP—Driver Safety Program Class
M & Tu, Jun 6 & 7|9am-1pm
W & F, Jul 13 & 15|9am-1pm
All participants must pre-register. It 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 $20 AARP members (non-members $25) paid by check on the first day of class. To register or for more information, please contact Senior Center Office at 847-588-8420.
Rules of the Road
M, Jul 11|10am|No Cost
(Instructor from Secretary of State’s Office)
Take a refresher course before you take your test.
Smart 911 Program
Smart911 is a free, new service to help you when you call 9-1-1. Once you’ve signed up, first responders will be aware of important information you have provided that will help them address your emergency. This information—including medical issues, current location and even pets, can help the Fire Department locate and help you.
This service is private and secure, you control your information. It also saves time in an emergency when seconds count.
For more information, contact the District Chief Scott Guerino or Lt. Evan Schachtel at 847-588-6800 for more information.
Niles Fire Department will be in the lobby on Friday morning, January 21 to answer any questions yu may have.