York Township, Illinois
York Township, Supervisors Office
Oakbrook Terrace Tower Supervisor's Office

    
Senior Center Senior Nutrition Senior Rides Senior Events Senior Sun Senior Advisory Senior Services

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

 

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Outings

 

Meet The Beetles

Wednesday — July 11

Departure - 10:00 a.m.

Return - 5:00 p.m.

We will ride on a luxury motor coach to the world famous Starved Rock Lodge in Oglesby, Illinois. After having a delicious hot lunch, we will see “Meet the Beetles”; a loving tribute to John, Paul, George and Ringo. Each band member is a skilled musician as well as a talented actor/impersonator paying tribute to his character. Performing the early Beatles hits, such as I Want To Hold Your Hand and Help; “Meet the Beetles” recreates the look, sound and incredible energy of a live Beatles concert. With the later songs such as Revolution and Something. “Meet the Beetles” whisks the audience into the psychedelia of the late sixties. Join us for a fun day of memorable music and great food.

The hot lunch buffet includes: fried chicken, another entrée, potato, vegetable, rolls and butter, cole slaw, salad and desert. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions you may have.

Tickets at $60 for the show, lunch and transportation.

Tickets must be bought by June 27th!


Route 66 Tour

Tuesday — July 31

Departure - 8:00 a.m.

Return - 5:30 p.m.

“A few Kicks on Route 66”

Travel along the original world famous Route 66 from Joliet to Pontiac. There will be photo ops of some of the icons on the route, including the Polk-a-Dot Restaurant, the Gemini Giant and many others. You will hear the history of the famous road along with that of the towns along the way. There will be museum stops in Joliet and the Route 66 Museum in Pontiac.

Lunch will be at Bernardi’s Restaurant. We will enjoy salad, bread, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, mostaccioli, and for dessert ice cream. Coffee, tea or soft drink included.

After lunch you will be admiring the Pontiac attractions: Illinois Route 66 Museum, Livingston County War Museum, Museum of the Gilding Arts, Pontiac-Oakland Auto Museum, International Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum, and the Swinging Bridges over the Vermilion River.

Everyone will receive an Illinois Route 66 map.

$80 for the transportation and lunch.


Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals

Thursday — August 2

Departure - 11:00 a.m.

Return - Game over

Batter Up! Join us for an afternoon of food, fun, bingo and baseball! You are guaranteed to have a great time on Senior Bingo Day at Guaranteed Rate Field where our White Sox square off against the Kansas City Royals. The buffet features: Cajun chicken, fried chicken, hot dogs, barbeque ribs, hamburgers, salads, unlimited beer and wine and soft drinks.

Tickets at $65 include transportation, lunch, bingo and great seats to watch the game.

Tickets must be bought by June 25th!


August Outings on Sale June 1st!


Forever Plaid

Thursday — August 9

Departure - 10:00 a.m.

Return - 5:30 p.m.

Our destination will be The White Pines Dinner Theatre in Morris, Illinois where we will see the musical play “Forever Plaid”. Lost in a fatal crash, The Plaids, a high school male quartet, are given the chance to return to earth and fulfill their dream performance. This smash hit musical is a “heavenly” revue featuring favorite songs from the 1950’s and 1960’s like “Three Coins In The Fountain”, “Catch A Falling Star”, “Day-O” and many other great hits.

For lunch you will enjoy a fabulous home-cooked buffet with three meats, salads, vegetable du jour, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh-baked breads and dessert.

$55 for the show, lunch and transportation.

Tickets must be bought by July 12th!


China Town Tour

Tuesday — August 21

Departure - 9:00 a.m.

Return - 5:00 p.m.

Upon our arrival in Chinatown we will be joined by a local guide who will take us behind the scenes to experience this fantastic neighborhood.

We will visit:

  • Nine Dragon Wall, a recently established landmark in Chinatown, which was made of 3,200 glazed tiles with nine dragon designs.
  • The Chinatown Mural, made of hand-painted tiles depicting the history of the Chinese coming to America.
  • Chinatown Square, filled with sculptures of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
  • Wentworth Avenue, the historic commercial district filled with shops, restaurants, and historic landmarks (the Chinatown Gate, the On Leong Tong Building, and the Buddhist Temple).

A fun dumpling making workshop and an authentic Chinese meal have been added to your Chinatown tour to make it a unique cultural experience. Dating back to the Song Dynasty, these delicious dumplings are one of China’s oldest and most popular dishes. The Dumpling making includes storytelling, hands on dumpling making workshop and a complete meal! The menu consists of: Vietnamese Spring Roll, Crab Rangoon, Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Walnut Shrimp, Mongolian Beef, Vegetable Fried Rice and Cabbage Chicken Dumpling.

After lunch there will be free time to shop and visit the bakeries, gift stores, teahouses and candy stores in Chinatown!

Tickets at $65 include transportation, tour, and lunch.

Tickets must be bought by July 26th!


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Health Screening

 

Free Blood Pressure Testing

Thursday - July 19

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

SENIOR CENTER DINING ROOM


 

Do You Need More Food?

SNAP Card Sign Up

Friday — July 27

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

 

Tech 101-Basics of Information Technology

Friday — July 13

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

Auditorium

Technology can be overwhelming, but also very beneficial. Find out more about the basics of computers and the internet and how smartphones and tablets work.

You are cordially invited to join Michaela Sertier from Humana MarketPoint for this interesting and informative seminar.


Health Care Fraud

Friday — July 20

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

Auditorium

Glenda Love, MSW, LSW with Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois will discuss how to protect your Medicare from fraud.

Health care fraud steals billions of dollars from Medicare and Medicaid every year. The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program empowers consumers to prevent healthcare fraud. In this presentation from the Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program, you will learn about: Medicare Fraud, how you can protect yourself from fraud and how to detect and report fraud.


Senior Relocation Workshop

Friday — July 27

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

Auditorium

Sue Pagnoni with Seniors Home Selling Workshop will present this educational event aimed at empowering seniors and helping them to avoid scams because of misinformation. Some highlights of topics covered are:

  • Real Estate
    • How to decide to sell or stay in home.
    • Evaluate home for sale.
    • Steps of selling process.
  • Lending
    • Types of mortgages.
    • Qualifications for application.
    • Reverse mortgage.
  • Moving
    • How to choose a mover.
    • Preparation for moving.
    • Move process and services.

If you are thinking of moving or selling your home this is a must attend seminar.


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Movies

 

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

Free popcorn, too!

 

July Movies

                                                                                                                                                            

July 10 What About Bob? (1991)

Comedy (PG)

1 Hour 39 Minutes

Cast:  Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo

 

July 17 Spencer’s Mountain (1963)

Drama, Family (NR)

1 Hour 58 Minutes

Cast:  Henry Fonda, Maureen O’Hara, Wally Cox, Donald Crisp

 

July 24 Hairspray (2007)

Musical, Comedy, Drama (PG)

1 Hour 57 Minutes

Cast:  John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

 

July 25 Arrival (2016)

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi (PG-13)

1 Hour 56 Minutes

Cast:  Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner,

Michael Stuhlbarg

 

 

MOVIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

WITHOUT NOTICE!

 

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