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Contact
Friends of the
79th Street
Seniors at

robin.tillotson@
cityof
chicago.org

312-745-4401
 
Friends of 79th Street Seniors
Auxiliary
Committee
Doris Burton
Lorren Dogan
Brenette Jelks
Ruby Larkin
Sandra Ragan
Najlah Tamir
Olive Waugh
 
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FRIENDS OF THE * 79TH STREET SENIORS
BULLETIN BOARD

ATLAS CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm / Sat-Sun 9:00am-4:00pm

ATTENTION ... ATTENTION ... ATTENTION
We have shortened the home page and made it into 2 pages instead of 1.  
You will see links throughout this page that will take
you to the 2nd page.

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MESSAGE FROM THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Robin Tillotson

Welcome To The Atlas Center!

 

As you browse through our website, you will see classes, workshops
and activities that you may be interested in.  If you would like a tour
of the center, please call 312/745-4401. 
Our hours are - Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm -  Sat-Sun 9:00am-4:00pm


Atlas Senior Center Steppers "Live It Up"

(YouTube Video courtesy of James Drake)



CHECK OUT THIS NEW FEATURE: Click on the links below to visit each page

FEATURES

  NEW   Important Information:  Changes In Certain Services

2013 Christmas Party Photos

DFSS Services Program At a Glance

2014 Medicare Costs

Choir Show 2013 Photos

Talent Show 2013 Photos


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka ObamaCare: New "Adult" Medicaid

The New Health Insurance Marketplace


Health Care Reform Scams


The Flu and You



Senior markets providing fresh produce to struggling seniors
Click the link below to see video or read the story below.

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/19204779/senior-markets-providing-fresh-produce-to- struggling-seniors

FOX Chicago profiles one of the Food Depository’s older adult choice markets.


(FOX Chicago News) -

We're teaming up with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help fight hunger all year long.

While food drives are popular during the holiday season, hunger knows no season and we can all help feed those in need in the Chicagoland  area.

Seniors are most vulnerable today, contending with rising health care costs and increasing food prices.  Hundreds of thousands of older Cook County adults are at risk of hunger and food insecurity.  The food depository is trying to change that.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository operates 13 senior markets throughout Cook County. They provide fresh produce and non-perishable goods to struggling seniors.

"You have to remember with our seniors, many of them have high prescription drug costs every month. To be in a position where they have to make a choice between do I buy fresh produce or do I pay for my medication. That's not a great place to be. Having this really puts them more at ease," said Robin Tillotson, Director of the Department of Senior Services.

As food prices continue to rise, many seniors are struggling to get by on their limited fixed incomes.

"It's really a great program to supplement their meals. Sometimes there's more mouth left than money and so it helps budget wise. It helps our seniors who don't always feel like cooking or don't have access to fresh produce and vegetables. It's really good we have this so they can balance out their meals and eat healthy and even add more years to their lives," Tillotson said.


University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion


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VA BENEFITS-"Who Gets What"
Click HERE to view flyer

BEAT THE HEAT!
For more information Click HERE

SALELLITE CENTERS
Program Highlights Click HERE to view

M.O.V.E.
If you are a senior moving within
the city of Chicago, we can make
your move a less stressful, more
satisfactory experience!
Click HERE for more info

TOP BOX FOODS
Click HERE - Flyer For July

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FALLS
Click HERE to find out

COMMUNITY OUTREACH MEETING
View more information

Click HERE for Department of Family Support Services Program At a Glance

Click HERE for 2014 Medicare Costs

Click HERE for Affordable Care Act,
Health Insurance Marketplace,
Health Care Reform Scams and
Info on The Flu and You

LIVING LIFE AT RAINBOW BEACH
SENIOR SUITES
CLICK BELOW TO ENLARGE

Seniors visit the Comer Youth Center
View our photo journals

Food Stamps / SNAP Click HERE for more info


ANNOUNCEMENTS

In Chicago 48,459 hungry
seniors are using SNAP.
Are You?

SNAP helps Chicago seniors 60+ purchase healthy food at the grocery store.  If your fixed income is less than $1,862 per month, you may qualify for SNAP.  And, if you have high medical or living expenses, you too may qualify with a higher income limit.  If you want help please visit your local Senior Center.  Older Adult Food Markets are Choice-style food pantries.  The markets distribute fresh fruits, vegetables and other basic food items to older adults and their households.
Atlas Center Dates & Times are:
Tuesdays at 1:00pm
NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED


2014
Food Depository Market Schedule
for Chicago residents
60 years of age and older
ATLAS SENIOR CENTER DATES 2014
Wednesdays at 1:00pm

August 13 & 27
September 10 & 24
October 15 & 29
November 12 & 26
Deccember 10 & 24

FOOD PANTRY UPDATE
(Click below to see flyer)

MASSAGE THERAPIST
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
(Click below to see flyer)

CLICK HERE
FOR MORE EVENTS

 

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OTHER CLASSES

SOCIAL MEDIA & SMART PHONE CLASSES

Click HERE for more info

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

Wednesdays, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Take this course with instructor Senora Lula Rucker and enjoy Telemundo on television. Socialize with your Spanish-speaking neighbors or dine in Hispanic restaurants, where the menu is no longer a mystery. Learn basic vocabulary, grammar, and sentence
composition that will let you function in Hispanic communities. Expand your horizons!!! Pre-registration is recommended
and the cost of the class is minimal, at $2.00 per session.

BEADS & BAUBLES

Thursdays, NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
10:00am – 12:00pm

Our instructor, Annette Abajian, will teach you how to create bracelets, necklaces and other pieces of jewelry. Best of all, once you make the pieces, you can keep them, wear them and show them off to your friends and invite them to the
class. Class size is limited; call Kalyna at (312)747-0189 ext.  103. Free.

Tai Chi for Seniors

Every Tuesday - 12:45-2:00pm
This class is an ancient form of
self-defense and is also a great way to
keep strong, full of energy and healthy.
Our instructor, CRAIG HARRIS, will guide
you through all different movements
and positions.  Suggested donation
for the class is $2.00.

Art Classes

Tuesdays & Wednesdays
9:30am to 12:30pm

Enhance your life permanently ...
join the Art Class at the
Atlas Center. Learn to paint and draw. It's relaxing, fun and can
lead you to a lifelong career of pleasure!
Instructor: Edward Strong

Computer Classes For Seniors
For more information click HERE

FOR MORE EVENTS CLICK HERE

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SUPPORTED LIVING FACILITES

PIONEER GARDENS

"A Miracle On 38th Street"
Affordable supported living for Adults
65 + in the heart of Bronzeville
CALL TODAY!
Now leasing . . .
3800 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60653
773.420.4104
12 vacant apartments


RFossett@pioneergardensslf.com

SENIOR SUITES OF
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS

848 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL.  60643
Studios & 1 Bedrooms
Call Angela 773.233.1333

SENIOR SUITES OF
HEGEWISCH

13550 South Avenue O, Chicago, IL. 60633
3 Studios available $741.00
Call April 773.646.1333

SENIOR SATELLITES
IN THE
SOUTHEAST REGION

Abbott Park (Roseland)
49 East 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60619
312/745-3493
Community Organization Operator:
Community Mental Health

             
Chatham

8300 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619
312/745-0401
Chatham - 773.488.1333 and
South Shore - 773.324.2333
Community Organization Operator:
South Central Community Services

Roseland Senior Satellite Center
10426 S. Michigan Ave,
Chicago, Illinois 60628
312.745.1500
Operator Sinai Community Institute

South Chicago
Senior Saltllite Center

9233 S. Burley
Chicago, Illinois 60617
312.745.1282


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Projects Sponsored by
The Friends of
the 79th Street Seniors
Atlas Center Auxiliary:


1.   
79thstreetseniors.com Website
2.   
July Indoor Jazz Concert
3.   
Christmas Party
4.   
Atlas Outdoor Anniversary
    
Celebration and Festival
5.   
Atlas Center Gift Shop
6. 
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
       
Monthly Food Pantry
7. 
Wii Bowling
8. Intergenerational Art Exhibits

Atlas Auxiliary
79th Street Seniors
is now on

and


Atlas Senior Center
Weekly Activities Calendar

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Monthly Activities Calendar
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Open Kitchen Menu Calendar

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Revolving Events

Genealogy Society Meets
Second Sunday of Every Month 1:00pm
New members welcome!

Grand Family Support Group
1st Thursday of each month
10:30am - 12:30pm
For more info call 312.744.4016

Too Much On Your Plate Support Group
Every 1st & 3rd Monday

Click here to view
Chicago Fitness Plus Program
and many more events

Golden Diners Locations
(Click below to view flyer)

Click ===> HERE to see
special Holiday Meals


Atlas Senior Center
Weekly Activities Calendar
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View

Monthly Activities Calendar
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Open Kitchen Menu Calendar

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WEEKLY CLASSES
MONDAYS

Fitness 9:00am & 12:45pm

Paint on Fabrics 10:00am

Knitting & Crocheting 12:45pm - 3:00pm

TUESDAYS

Line Dance 9:00am - 10:00am

Arts & Crafts 9:30am

Stepping 10:00am - 11:30am

Tai-Chi 12:45 - 2:00 ($2 donation)

Painting/Drawing 9:30 - 12:30
($10 donation per month)

Arthritis Exercise Class 10:30am

WEDNESDAYS

Fitness 9:00am & 12:45pm

Painting/Drawing 9:30am - 12:30pm
($10 donation per month)

Rehearsal for the Atlas Choral Ensemble
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Knitting & Crocheting 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Conversational Spanish 1:30pm - 3:00pm
($2 donation)

THURSDAYS

Arthritis Excercise Class - 9:30am

Bridge 10:00am - 3:00pm

FRIDAYS

Fitness 9:00am - 10:00am

Sewing Basics With Clara
9:30am - 12:30pm
($5 donation suggested)

Yoga  10:45am - 12:00pm ($2 donation)

Quilting 1:00pm - 2:30pm  FREE

SATURDAYS

Group/Club Meetings 9:00am-noon

Fitness 11:00am

Special Events Scheduled 1:00pm

SUNDAYS

Group/Club Meetings 9:00am-noon


Wii:  BOWLING

Mondays, 10:30am - 11:30am
Thursdays, 10:00am - 11:00am

Wii provides recreation and exercise
and helps you to control your
blood pressure, sharpen your balance
and memory.  Sponsored by the Southeast Auxiliary. FREE

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Congratulations!!!

Intergenerational Planning Committee(Atlas Seniors and M.A.G.I.C. Youth) on a Successful Intergenerational Conference

Congratulations!!!
Illinois Senior Games Champions 2013
Leonard Lucas, 1st place Free Throw,
2nd place Ping Pong and 2nd place
Race Walk.
Click Here To See Photo


AARP

The budget proposed by Governor Pat Quinn is bad news for seniors struggling to remain in their homes as they age. The proposed budget eliminates a critical pharmaceutical assistance program and cuts funding for home delivered meal services. It will also cut funding for other home and community
based services that keep people from being forced into costly institutions and funding that provides property tax relief to
thousands of seniors who live on fixed incomes.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD NOW!
Call your representative today at 1.800.664.9903 and tell them to stop cuts to critical senior services.  Cutting these services will push people into costly nursing homes, take meals off the tables of struggling seniors, and attempt to balance the budget on the backs of seniors that need help paying for their medications.

PROGRAMS AT RISK
Illinois Cares Rx  -  Community Care Program
Circuit Breaker Program - Home Delivered Meals and other Community Services

Wall Street Journal Article
about the Atlas Senior Center
Click HERE to view

ATLAS SENIOR CENTER
CHRISTMAS PARTY 2012 SLIDESHOW
(VIEW)


"MEET & GREET"
SCRAPBOOK
click here to view Archive

Senior Suites of Gage Park

 

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