Services for Older Adults

Learn technology skills

One on One Tech Training provides individual help for specific technology problems with computers, phones, and devices. Call 847-448-8635 to make an appointment.

Available during day and evening hours | In person or virtual | Spanish or English

Virtual Thursday Tech Tutorials are group classes where you will learn technology basics and increase your comfort level with technology. Class topics include: texting, phone camera, Windows 10, privacy, the cloud, and more. Call 847-448-8635 or see our calendar here to register for a class.

Most Thursdays | 11 am – 1 pm | Virtual Zoom


Get books and movies delivered to you

Evanston residents who have difficulty coming in because of illness or disability may receive home delivery of library materials from a volunteer.

To register or for more information about our “Books on Wheels” service, leave a message for our Books on Wheels Coordinator at 847-448-8640 or email booksonwheels@cityofevanston.org.


Join a supportive community of those experiencing memory changes and their caregivers

Memory Cafe is a supportive and engaging community featuring a different theme for each meeting, including: music, armchair travel, brain games, and more. You can attend virtually or in person.

Every Thursday | 2 pm – 3 pm | Virtual Zoom

Every 3rd Saturday of the month | 1 pm – 2 pm | Falcon Room, Main Library

No reservation required, but please see our calendar here for the Zoom link or for more information email us at evanstonmemorycafe@cityofevanston.org or call 847-448-8620.

Dementia Caregivers Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, provides a confidential support group for caregivers of those experiencing memory changes. No reservation required.

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month | 6:30 pm – 8 pm | Community Meeting Room, Main Library


Stay healthy as you age

Aha! (active healthy aging) provides free monthly group fitness sessions for Older Adults ages 60+ with Evanston fitness professionals. Will it be Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Calisthenics, Seated Weight Training, Tai Chi?  There will be different sessions each month. No reservation required.

Every 2nd Thursday of the month | 11 am – 12 pm | Robert Crown Community Center, Room B/C


Talk with the social worker at our library

Connect with Tabitha Ledbetter of Ascension Illinois, the full-time social worker at our library. Call or email Tabitha directly to schedule an appointment. Anyone may also meet with Tabitha during walk-in hours on a first come, first serve basis.

Tabitha can answer questions related to insurance, housing, & in-home supports, as well as help you locate many other social service resources.

Contact info: 847-448-8659 | tledbetter@cityofevanston.org


Understand the maze of Medicare

An expert in the Medicare field shares knowledge on Medicare and what is covered or not by the program. Learn about Medicare, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage. See our calendar here to register for the upcoming program.

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month | 11 am – 12:30 pm | Virtual

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