York Township, Illinois
York Township, Supervisors Office
The Esplanade at Locust Point Supervisor's Office

    
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Senior Events

Phone: (630) 620-2424

Tickets for events will be sold starting on the first of the month prior to the event (IE February events will be on sale January 1st).

Free movies every Tuesday in the Auditorium -- 12:30 p.m.
Free popcorn, too!



Parties

 

THANKSGIVING PARTY

Friday — November 16

12:45 to 3:15 p.m.

Auditorium — Tickets $10

As the pilgrims first gathered to share their bounty and blessings, we hope you will join us in our celebration of giving thanks. We can promise you great food, music, fun, and friendship!

Luncheon — served at 1:00 p.m. What would Thanksgiving be without a generous helping of delicious Turkey and all the trimmings?

Music — Frank K and Company. Live Music for your dancing and listening pleasure.


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Outings

 

Cantigny Park Tour

Tuesday — October 2

Departure - 9:00 a.m.

Return - 4:00 p.m.

We will depart from Township Hall on our luxury motor coach and head to the Cantigny Visitors Center in Wheaton which was built by Colonel Robert R. McCormick as one of his horse stables. The Visitors Center served as the First Division Museum from the early 1960’s until the new museum opened in 1993. As you enter the Visitors Center and walk into the main gallery, your attention is drawn to a giant floor map. Built at 1/25 scale to accurately reflect the Cantigny estate, visitors are encouraged to walk over the map and take in a birds-eye view of Cantigny. During this trip there will be time to explore on your own.

Next, stop is the Visitors Center Theater to enjoy a 10 minute orientation film that highlights Cantigny’s attractions. Outside the theater, a large, painted collage chronicles Colonel McCormick’s life.

There will be a full guided tour of the first floor of the Robert R. McCormick Museum.

At Bertie’s Cafe we will enjoy a lunch of either house smoked pulled pork BBQ on a toasted butter bun with pickle; or chicken pesto panini which consists of grilled chicken, pesto, roasted red peppers and provolone. Both entrees are served with kettle chips and coffee or tea. To conclude our day we will have a 60 minute narrated tour, amidst the flourishing trees, shrubbery and perennials, highlighting plant collections in gardens and natural areas, seasonal blossoms and horticultural and natural history.

Tickets are $40 for transportation, tour and lunch.

Tickets must be bought by September 17th!


The Vito Zatto Show

Wednesday — October 24

Departure - 11:00 a.m.

Return - 4:00 p.m.

Our destination will be The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles Illinois where we will enjoy the music and comedy of The Vitto Zatto Show.

We will begin our journey by entering through a secret door located in the library next to a 1920’s shoeshine stand. On your left will be the Prohibition Lounge, a quiet “getaway” from the party. Then you will see Louis Armstrong’s Speakeasy Bar, a copper and bronze room flanked by a 48-star flag from the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, a 125-year-old cash register and 100-year-old beer taps. Over fifty bourbons, bathtub gin and deliciously creative concoctions are available. Continue walking, on your right is Charlie Chaplin’s “Little Tramp” Room, where you will see a five-foot 1908 shutter camera and original spotlights and stage lights from 1926 era Arcada Theatre. Adding to the experience in that room are the classic Chaplin film posters and photos with historic black and white films projected directly onto the wall. Then you will enter the “Fred & Ginger” Room, the main showroom, breathtaking and intimate, with a professional dance floor, muraled walls, an exquisite thousand crystal chandelier and priceless antiques. In the showroom is the stage where some of the finest entertainers in the world have performed for an intimate audience.

We will then see Vito Zatto, who is a Vegas style singer and entertainer. Vito has earned a reputation for delivering quick witted, spontaneous and high energy entertainment.

Lunch menu will be an Italian Festival Buffet which consists of cheese ravioli, meatballs, garden salad, bread and dessert.

Tickets are $65 for transportation, show and lunch.

Tickets must be bought by September 21st!


The Wizard of Oz

Wednesday — November 28

Departure - 11:00 a.m.

Return - 5:00 p.m.

Our luxury coach will transport us to The Paramount Theatre in beautiful Aurora, Illinois, where we will see a Broadway style stage production of the iconic fairytale “The Wizard of Oz.”

You may have been to Oz before, but never like this. You will be transported over the rainbow in what is sure to be one of the most talked about musicals yet. Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch in the wonderful world of Oz. You have seen the classic movie at home, now see it live on stage at the beautiful Paramount Theatre.

We will begin with a buffet style lunch. The meal will consist of a garden salad, roasted pork with an apple au jus on the side, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, and rolls with coffee, water and soda. For dessert we will enjoy cookies and brownies. Please let us know when purchasing tickets if you are a vegetarian or need a gluten free meal, so we can accommodate your needs.

Tickets at $75 include transportation, show and lunch.

Tickets must be bought by November 2nd!


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Health Screening

 

Free Blood Pressure Testing

Thursday - October 4 & 18

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

SENIOR CENTER DINING ROOM


 

Do You Need More Food?

SNAP Card Sign Up

Friday — September 28

9:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Craft Room

The Northern Illinois Food Bank will have a representative available to assist you with Food Stamp applications and answer questions regarding the application process. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamp Program, was designed to help end hunger and improve nutrition and health.

Please bring the following items to help assist the process (if possible):

·  Identification - Driver’s License, State ID, Birth Certificate

·  Pay Stub, if available

·  Rent receipt

·  Statement/Letter showing money received from social security, SSI, VA, etc.

·  Bank/Checking statements, if available

No appointments necessary. Each appointment may take a minimum of 30 minutes.



Senior Health Insurance Program (S.H.I.P.)

Every Other Wednesday

By Appointment Only 1 – 4 p.m.

S.H.I.P. provides free individual counseling services and is dedicated to educating people with Medicare and their caregivers about insurance options.

S.H.I.P. counselors can answer questions about: Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plus, Prescription Drug Coverage through Medicare and other sources, long-term care insurance, Medicare claims and appeals and Medicare beneficiary rights and guarantees.

Judy Weimer will be available to answer questions starting on Wednesday June 4th by appointment only. Please call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment at 630-620-2424.



T’ai Chi Ch’uan

Auditorium 10:00

Practice balance and concentration with the gentle, flowing movements of classical T’ai Chi Ch’uan.

Taught by Tai Chi Master Susie Huang, this ancient Chinese series of 24 forms or postures can improve balance and strength.

In recent years, Western medicine has also recognized T’ai Chi as a natural way to lower blood pressure, improve coordination, and maintain general good health and mobility.

Put on your sneakers, bring a bottle of water, and join us in the gym for a new experience with ancient roots.



Neo Tai Chi

Every Thursday

10:30 — 11:30 a.m.

Please join Instructor Mark Drysch for a weekly class of this new form of Tai Chi designed with you in mind. Neo Tai Chi is based on the symmetry of the martial arts and the soft, flowing movements of Tai Chi. The 96 movements of the Neo Tai Chi form create a feeling of relaxation and well-being. It is intended to boost the immune system, strengthen the muscles, improve flexibility and balance, and enhance breathing; the movements are all gentle and non-impact. Neo Tai chi is the creation of your instructor Mark Drysch, who has 20 years of experience in the martial arts and Tai Chi.

 

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Seminars

 

Social Security, Medicare and You

Friday — September 28

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Auditorium

Dee Thom, Medicare Specialist from Insurance Benefit Services will present this FREE educational program which covers changes to 2018/2019 Social Security and Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Additional topics include time frames, such as when to apply and detailed information about YOUR options. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required, please call 630-858-0121 to reserve your spot today.


Medicare 101

Friday — October 5

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Auditorium

Roberta Cahill, a local Licensed Insurance Broker, will present this seminar on how to navigate through the maze of Medicare options. This free educational seminar will answer these and other questions:

  • How can I benefit most from my Medicare choices?
  • What’s different between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans?
  • Can I save money on my prescriptions?
  • What’s the best coverage for my situation?
  • Do I qualify for any extra help?
  • What’s my potential out of pocket cost?

It’s more important than ever to understand cost saving strategies for the years ahead. Attend this seminar and get all of your questions answered. Mark your calendar now. Refreshments will be served.


Medicare Basics

Friday — October 19

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Auditorium

Olivier Wasilewski, from United Healthcare Medicare and Retirement will make this Medicare Insurance presentation.

During the presentation Olivier will talk about a portfolio of Medicare insurance plans available to Medicare Beneficiaries. Your choices include:

  • Original Medicare, which includes hospital stays (Part A) and doctor visits (Part B).
  • Original Medicare with a stand-alone prescription drug plan (Part D) and/or a Medicare supplement insurance plan.
  • Medicare Advantage (Part C), which often includes a prescription drug plan plus extra benefits (Part D) in addition to hospital stays (Part A) and doctor visits (Part B).

Don’t miss this very informative presentation.


Elder Law

Friday — October 26

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Auditorium

Eileen Fitzgerald, Attorney At Law, has been practicing law for the last 33 years. The primary emphasis of her firm is Elder Law, which focuses on issues as clients get older, including estate planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, guardianships, probate, financing long term health care, Medicaid planning and applications for nursing home residents.

Eileen will be speaking about Medicare and Medicaid rules as they relate to nursing homes, including spousal impoverishment.

  • If your spouse goes to a nursing home, can you keep your home?
  • Can you keep your own assets?
  • What documents do you need for a Medicaid application?
  • Are there exceptions to the rules for disabled children or caretaker children?

You won’t want to miss this very interesting seminar.


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Movies

 

Free movies every Tuesday in the Auditorium — 12:30 p.m.

Free popcorn, too!

 

October Movies

                                                                                                                                                            

Oct. 2 The Identical (2014)

Drama, Music (PG)

1 Hour 47 Minutes

Cast:  Blake Rayne, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green

 

Oct. 9 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Comedy, Romance (PG-13)

1 Hour 56 Minutes

Cast:  Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg

 

Oct. 16 The Great Train Robbery (1978)

Adventure, Crime, Drama (PG)

1 Hour 50 Minutes

Cast:  Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down

 

Oct. 23 The Prince and Me (2004)

Comedy, Family, Romance (PG)

1 Hour 51 Minutes

Cast:  Julie Stiles, Luke Mably, Miranda Richardson

 

Oct. 30 Hocus Pocus (1993)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy (PG)

1 Hour 36 Minutes

Cast:  Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker

 

 

MOVIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

WITHOUT NOTICE!

 

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