Clubs and Groups

Address
222 North LaSalle St., Suite 710, Chicago, IL
60601
Contact Email
Phone Number
866-448-3613
Fax
312-372-2204
Parent Organization
Description

National nonprofit for persons age 50 and over with offices in every state. Information, education and advocacy. Membership benefits include consumer discounts.

Organization Name
Address
1030 Central St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Dan Bulf, Business Manager
Phone Number
847-475-9173
Description

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.

Address
P.O. Box 1265, Evanston IL
60204
Contact Person
Adrian Brewington, President
Phone Number
847-504-1470
Description

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/

Organization Name
Address
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Karen Hawk
Phone Number
847-448-8250
Parent Organization
Description

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.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1015 Howard St., Evanston, IL (Adult Day Services)

Mailing Address: Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago, IL 60645 (Main Office)
60202
Contact Person
Judy Holstein (Evanston) Adult Day Services
Contact Email
Phone Number
Adult Day Services (Evanston) – 847-492-1400; Main Office – 773- 508-1000
Fax
773- 508-1028
Description

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.

Public Notes

Office Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm. Client Hours: 9:30am to 3:00pm.

Address
1560 Sherman Ave. Suite 535 Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-492-0990
Fax
847-492-0904
Description

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.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Maret Thorpe
Phone Number
847-328-1281
Description

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.

Address
Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Karen Hawk
Phone Number
847-448-8250
Fax
847-448-8250
Description

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.

Address
840 Dodge Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Elizabeth Gordon, Director
Phone Number
847-864-3721
Fax
847-864-4601
Parent Organization
Description

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.

Support Services for Seniors.

Public Notes

Offers classes, special programs, fitness center, and a variety of social services to support the independence and well-being of older adults, enhance their dignity and self respect, and promote their participation in all aspects of community life.

Address
1655 Foster St., Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-8254
Fax
847-328-2026
Description

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.

Address
Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-8254
Description

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.

Address
Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Leslie Wilson
Phone Number
847- 448-8250
Parent Organization
Description

Activity club for senior citizens. Meets Fridays at 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Address
840 Dodge Ave, Evanston IL
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
847.864.3721
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
2121 S. Goebbert Rd. Arlington Heights, IL
60005
Contact Person
Jordan Friedman
Phone Number
847-228-1320 or 847-228-1006 for 55 and older volunteers
Fax
847-228-1327
Description

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.

Public Notes

Volunteer Connections Program: refers individuals and groups interested in volunteering to partner agencies and schools

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program: refers volunteers ages 55+ to affiliated partner agencies and schools; performs on-going tracking and follow up as well as recognition events for volunteers.

Website Address
Address
North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield IL
60093
Contact Person
Ana Pinshower
Contact Email
Phone Number
847.784.6079
Description

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.

Public Notes
Address
7648 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL
60626
Contact Person
Bruce Rasey, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-262-6622
Fax
773-262-6645
Description

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/

Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Leslie Wilson
Phone Number
847- 448-8250
Fax
847-869-6183
Description

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.

Organization Name
Phone Number
847-568-0181
Description

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

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
840 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL
Phone Number
847-864-3721
Description

Classes, special programs, interest groups, travel and day trips and social services to support the independence and well-being of older adults, enhance their dignity and self respect, and promote their participation in all aspects of community life.

Organization Name
Address
1603 Orrington Avenue, Suite 1800, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Marie O’Connor, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-721-1413
Fax
847-492-7513
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
1426 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Richard Steele
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-425-1748
Description

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.

Public Notes

President: Rich Steele info@samgroupil.org
Secretary: Bob Moss bobmoss@samgroupil.org
Treasurer: Terry Michaels treasurer@samgroupil.org
Director: Karl Berolzheimer
Director: Mike Johnson

Address
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL (east of Ridge Ave.)
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL 60201 (east of Ridge Ave.)
Contact Person
Tim Rhoze
Phone Number
847-866-5915
Description

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.

Address
300 Dodge Avenue, in Evanston, Illinois
Contact Person
Nicole Compiani
Contact Email
Phone Number
847.424.5676
Description

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 ncompiani@nssc.org.

Address
161 Northfield Road, Northfield, Illinois
60093
Contact Person
Tierney Wilson
Contact Email
Phone Number
847.242.6241
Description

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 twilson@nssc.org, or Heather Resnick at 847.784.6041 or hresnick@nssc.org.

Address
161 Northfield Road, Northfield, Illinois
60093
Contact Person
Ana Pinshower
Contact Email
Phone Number
847.784.6079
Description

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.

Public Notes

Preceded by Speech Reading class, which teaches individuals who experience some hearing loss how to read lips. Learn how to use visual awareness, listening strategies and communication strategies to make communication easier. This group meets every Monday (except the second Monday of the month) from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and is followed by Sound Off.

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