Informational Forum

jenningsSelf Defense Class - RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 23

Tu, Aug 23|3:30pm|$8M/$12NM

Keith Jennings, owner of KDJ Training Systems, also a 4th degree black belt, will be here to teach self-defense to help keep you safe. It is important to know some basic skills to protect yourself from unexpected threats. Keith Jennings will introduce  you to self-defense techniques to defend yourself in a variety of situations. 


scam alert.jpgSCAM Workshop with the Niles Police Department

W, Aug 31|5:30pm|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 to scams.


AARP—Driver Safety Program Class

M & Tu, Sep 12 & 13|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 the Senior Center  at 847-588-8420.


F, Sep 23|10am-1pm|No Cost

A representative from the State Treasurers Office will be in the NSC lobby to assist you to find out if you have unclaimed cash/property through the State of Illinois. The State Treasurer is holding more than 3.5 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. No appointment needed.

Rules of the Road Class

M, Oct 3|1pm|No Cost

Take a refresher course, before you take your test.

Utility Bills Out of Control—CUB Clinic

Tu, Oct 4|11am|No Cost

Representatives from the Citizens Utility Board, Illinois’ premiere utility watchdog group, are coming to the NSC to assist you  with 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.

RTA Group Transit Orientation

M, Oct 17|10am|No Cost

Accessible Metra, Pace and CTA buses and trains are easy to use and the Regional Transit 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  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, 

¨ RTA’s Free Travel Training Program,

¨ Q&A session with an RTA representative

Cutting the Cable Cord: Exploring Streaming Alternatives

F, Oct 21|10-11am|$10M/$15NM

Is ditching cable TV the right decision for you? Join us as we weigh the pros and cons, and provide an overview of the latest streaming video platforms and equipment.

Elder Law 101

Robbins DiMonte Attorneys at Law Lecture Series

W, Oct 26|11am|No Cost

(Instructor: Anthony B. Ferraro)

Learn about the differences between “traditional” and “senior” estate planning, the various types of advance directives and their benefits, qualification and eligibility requirements needed when pursing governmental benefits related to aging, and an overview of Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid Asset Protection Planning, VA benefits planning, and more.



My Social Security and MyMedicare

W, Sep 28|11am|No Cost

Tu, Oct 18|11amNo Cost

Tu, Oct 25|11am|No Cost

 Have you ever called Social Security or Medicare and hung up after being on hold for way too long?  There is a simple solution.  The creation of a my Social Security and MyMedicare account is your gateway to quickly and securely managing your personal information and benefits.  The process is simple and over 64 million people already have an account.  

 Join us as we discuss the many benefits of these online services.  Time will be allotted to set up personal accounts.

Medicare D Enrollment Made Easy

Tu, Oct 4|1pm|No Cost

Tu, Oct 18|1pm|No Cost

Tu, Nov 8|1pm|No Cost

Tu, Nov 22|1pm|No Cost

Would you like to research your Medicare D options at your own pace in the privacy of your own home? Learn how to enter your meds on and run your own plan comparison. Step-by-step instruction will be provided