Informational Forum

Rules of the Road Class

Instructor from Secretary of State's Office
Take a refresher course, before you take your test.
Monday, May 6 ● 1:00pm ● NO COST

Utility Bills Out of Control?

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 bill questions.
Monday, May 13 ● 10:00am ● NO COST

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course

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 $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. 
Thursday & Friday, May 16  & 17 • 9:00am-1:00pm

Coffee with a Cop

Join your neighbors and Police Officers for coffee and conversation.  No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.  No registration is required.
Monday, May 20 ● 10:00-11:00am
coffee with a cop

TED Talks - April

Episode:  How Reliable is Your Memory?
Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It's more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics -- and raises some important ethical questions.
Friday, Apr 12 ● 10:00am ● NO COST

TED Talks- May

Episode: What the people of the Amazon know that you don't.
"The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle," says Mark Plotkin, "It's the isolated and uncontacted tribes." In an energetic and sobering talk, the ethnobotanist brings us into the world of the forest's indigenous tribes and the incredible medicinal plants that their shamans use to heal. He outlines the challenges and perils that are endangering them — and their wisdom — and urges us to protect this irreplaceable repository of knowledge.
Friday, May 10 ● 10:00am ●  NO COST

TED Talks - June

Episode:  In the opioid crisis, here's what it takes to save a life
As a fire chief and first responder, Jan Rader has spent her career saving lives. But when the opioid epidemic hit her town, she realized they needed to take a brand-new approach to life-saving. In this powerful, hopeful talk, Rader shows what it's like on the front lines of this crisis -- and how her community is taking an unusual new approach to treating substance-abuse disorder that starts with listening.
Friday, June 14● 10:00am ● NO COST