National nonprofit for persons age 50 and over with offices in every state. Information, education and advocacy. Membership benefits include consumer discounts.
18-hole, par 60 public golf course designed by Todd Sloan and built in 1922. Open daily, 7am to dusk, spring through fall. Reasonable greens fees, junior and senior fee discounts; pull carts and riding carts available for rental. Individual and group lessons.
The Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association manages Evanston's only golf course. Formally Peter N. Jans Community Golf Course (1982) and Frank Govern Memorial Golf Course and now called Canal Shores.
Nonprofit organization of African American men, founded in 1958 by Evanston police officers, Andrew Rodez and William Logan, jr. Supports activities beneficial to youth, seniors and families in the North Shore communities. Awards over 200 youth scholarships annually, provides holiday food baskets, and supports other community youth activities, such as Fellowship of Afro-American Men youth basketball league. Hosts annual fundraising gala.
Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chessmen_Club_of_the_North_Shore/
Singing group for men and women age 55 and older. Practices are Fridays 10:30 a.m.- noon. Auditions every Friday at 12:00 p.m Meets at Levy Senior Center.
Mailing Address: Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago, IL 60645 (Main Office)
Adult day care services, Evanston and Deerfield: activities, outings, meals and snacks provided. Specialized Alzheimer's program offered. Also manages several senior apartment buildings in Chicago and Skokie (independent living)and Weinberg Community for Senior Living in Deerfield (assisted living); skilled nursing care facilities in Skokie and Deerfield.
Wide range of resources for the elderly and caretakers.
Encore Senior Leadership Evanston is for local residents and those committed to Evanston who are retired or making the transition to retirement and want to serve the community in significant volunteer and leadership capacities. Participants range from those in their 50’s through their 80’s.
Encore benefits Evanston by tapping into the experience, skills and energy of seniors. As the same time, the program benefits seniors who, research shows, are more optimistic and physically healthier when they are engaged in volunteer activity.
Serious chess in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for adults (high school and older.) Junior players rated 900+ are welcome to play in our weekend tournaments. Beginners welcome. Membership is free. Sets provided, but bring clocks. Meets at Levy Senior Center,300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston IL 60202.
Presents annual spring and fall productions starring local youth ages 8-through eighth grade and on occasion members of the Levy Senior Center.
Rehearsals and productions are held at the Levy Senior Center.
Evanston Civic Center
2100 Ridge Ave., G205
Evanston/Skokie Valley Senior Services provides a broad range of social services to older adults and their families at no charge or very low cost. Clients may be seen in their homes by a professional staff of case managers and counselors. Staff are also based at Evanston Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Rush North Shore Hospital, Evanston's Levy Activity Center, Evanston's Fleetwood-Jourdain Nutrition Site, and Evanston's Ebenezer-Primm Towers. The agency serves Evanston, Skokie, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, and Niles east of Harlem Avenue.
A community recreation facility with programs for adults and children, including a fitness center, dance studio, regulation gymnasium, and auditorium space. Provides extensive after-school and summer programs for children, School Day Off programs and Senior Lunch, served every Wednesday.
Formed in 1957, this group of seniors has over 100 active members. It is the oldest senior organization in the City of Evanston and consistently meets every Wednesday at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center to socialize, address their program agenda, acknowledge the sick and shut in, and provide announcements of current events in the community. Their annual Fashion Show attracts over 200 supporters annually.
Activity club for senior citizens. Meets Fridays at 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
North Shore Senior Center's Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program, which is operated and overseen by staff in our Niles Senior & Family Services Office, provides information and assistance for older adults who are raising young children.
Through this program, seniors can receive emotional support, parenting education, respite and financial counseling/assistance while they navigate the challenges of raising their grandchildren.
Participants meet monthly at the Levy Senior Center in Evanston. The meetings include a healthy meal and separate activities for the grandchildren, whose parents are absent for many reasons, including incarceration, addiction and mental health issues.
Case managers on staff at North Shore Senior Center's Niles Senior & Family Services Office act as program facilitators. Guest speakers are often invited to address such topics as discipline, promoting educational achievement, teen dating and understanding social media.
Recruits volunteers in Northern Cook and Northern DuPage counties on behalf of 140 social service agencies and schools, and provides training and consulting to member agencies.
The HLAA provides a monthly educational presentation for anyone experiencing or interested in learning about hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss. Meetings are the second Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. There is a requested donation of $15 per year.
Howard Area Community Center is a social service agency that provides affordable and free education, employment, and health assistance programs for the greater Rogers Park area. HACC has four sites: the Main Center, the Youth Center, the Employment Resource Center, and the Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center. All of our services and location addresses are on the website at www.howardarea.org/
The mission of Joining Forces for Affordable Housing is to advocate for affordable housing solutions by partnering with organizations that support people in need in North Suburban Cook County.
- We engage human services agencies and other organizations that serve people in need to mobilize their constituents to take action.
- We build on research and advocacy efforts that already exist—helping to expand their reach and their impact through our membership.
- We provide opportunities for individuals and organizations to learn about affordable housing and participate in advocacy at multiple levels.
- We seek to build awareness and support for affordable housing to pave the way for change.
Variety of programs geared for ages 55 and over. Programs include health/exercise, dance, sports, arts, trips, and concerts.
Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fitness Room For Levy Center members,hours are Mon.-Fri.,7am to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2pm. For non-members,hours are Mon.-Fri., 7am-9am and 5-9pm; Sat. and Sun.9am-2pm.
The fun never ends with the Lincolnwood Social Club! Members age 55 years and better go on great day trips to theater performances, cultural events, concerts, lunch outings, and sporting events. Monthly in-house activities include guest speakers and entertainers, monthly social mixers, holiday and seasonal parties, and drop-in programs including exercise, bridge and Mah Jongg. The Lincolnwood Social Club is a great way to meet new people and enjoy all that the Chicagoland area has to offer.
Intake process: Please call our office for more information
North Shore Senior Center (NSSC) is a nationally accredited 501(c)(3) organization that
serves older adults from the most independent to those needing more support. NSSC
engages more than 24,000 individuals each year throughout Chicago’s northern
suburbs. NSSC offers a comprehensive suite of services to enable older adults to live
safely and independently including: specialized care for people living with dementia;
caregiver resources; support groups; counseling; money management; educational and
wellness programs; volunteer opportunities; and a wide array of social services such as
benefits counseling, adult protective services, general case management, home-
delivered meals, housekeeping services, and more. NSSC has offices in Northfield,
Glenview, Niles, and Evanston.
Our social workers serve older adults in Evanston and we hold our Grandparents Raising
Grandchildren meetings at Fleetwood-Jourdain Center (1655 Foster St., Evanston) on the second Tuesday of the month
from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Assists seniors living in their homes by recommending service providers for transportation, household help, personal care, home maintenance, professional services and food. Volunteers may be available for some services. All providers are thoroughly screened by North Shore Village and some may offer discounted rates. Monthly program calendar.
Membership is currently open to adults over age 60 in Evanston, Glenview, Northfield, Northbrook, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, and Rogers Park. Member dues support the volunteer services of the organization.
S A M is a non-sectarian social organization of men over 55 who are retired or semi-retired and wish to participate in a variety of activities with men of a similar age and situation.
Meetings are held primarily in Evanston, but membership is open to all.
Currently active groups are book, movie and general discussion groups, sports-themed and photography groups. Open to suggested activities, topics and interests.
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL 60201 (east of Ridge Ave.)
An intergenerational theatre-based program that seeks to bridge the gap between senior citizens and community youth, ages 12-19; participants share life stories, then write and present an original one act play based on these stories.
This group meets monthly and offers individuals the opportunity to discuss their insights and challenges of living with vision loss. Additionally, participants have accessed resources that could help them understand their vision impairments and develop skills to manage daily living tasks successfully. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue, in Evanston, Illinois.
To learn more, please contact Nicole Compiani at 847.424.5676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This weekly support program provides information and encouragement in dealing with common concerns and issues related to Parkinson's disease. People with Parkinson's disease and their families/caregivers meet in separate groups at the start of each session. Then, all the participants come together for light refreshments and conversation. Groups meet at North Shore Senior Center's Northfield location every Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Suggested monthly donation is $20 per family.
Advance registration is preferred but not required. For more information, please contact Tierney Wilson at 847.242.6241 or email@example.com, or Heather Resnick at 847.784.6041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share solutions and successes with others who are dealing with hearing loss. Express the frustrations of hearing loss. Learn ideas about how to accommodate changes in your lives, and for activities that work for hearing-impaired people. Discuss coping and stress-reducing strategies, assertiveness and self-advocacy, and about new assistive technologies. This group meets every Monday (except the second Monday of the month) from 11:00 a.m. to noon.