* The Auxiliary of The Atlas Senior Center / The Department of Family Support Services
 
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
 
FAVORITE
SENIOR LINKS
 


Little Brothers:
Friends of the Elderly


The Northwestern Alzhiemer's
Disease Center

 
 

 

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


CLASSES



 

CHICAGO FITNESS PLUS PROGRAM
SOUTHEAST CENTER GROUP AND PERSONAL TRAINING HOURS

Exercise ... Designed for YOU!

Do you have stiffness or pain in your lower back, hips, knees, ankles or feet?
Are you at least 66 years old?  Or are you an older adult with arthritis?
Not participating in exercise regularly or have you NEVER exercised?

If you can answer YES to the questions above, sign up for "FIT AND STRONG!".
Fit and Strong! is an award-winning, evidence-based physical activity / behavior
change program developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Center for
Research on Health Aging (CRHA) proven to benefit arthritis symptoms and
promote an active lifestyle. CRHA is partnering with the Chicago Department
of Family and Support Services and Alliance Rehab to offer Fit and Strong !

GROUP EXERCISE HOURS   PERSONAL TRAINER HOURS
DAY TIME CLASS DAY TIMES  
           
Monday
9:00am
SFP
Monday
10:00am - 12:00pm
2:15pm - 3:00pm
  12:45pm Fit & Strong      
           
           
           
Tuesday
10:30am
Arthritis
Tuesday
9:00am - 10:15am
11:15am- 2:00pm
           
           
           
 Wednesday
9:00AM
SFP
Wednesday
10:00am - 12:00pm
2:15pm - 3:00pm
 
 12:45pm
Fit & Strong      
           
           
           
Thursday
10:30pm
Arthritis
           
           
           
Friday
9:00am
SFP      
 
10:45am
Yoga
     
           
INSTRUCTORS      
Toni Hector - Judie Bernard      
       
MEMBERSHIPS      
$30/YEAR  -  OR  -  $16/6 MONTHS  

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


Wii:  BOWLING

Mondays, 10:30am
Thursdays, 9:30am

Instructor: Marie Sims
Free
Do not miss the fun! Come join us for a few
rounds of Wii Bowling. You will not be sorry.
Beginners are welcome.

Wii provides recreation and exercise and helps
you to control your blood pressure, sharpen
your balance and memory. 
FREE
SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHEAST AUXILIARY


SILK PAINTING & CRAFTS (NEW)

Mondays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Painting on Silk with Vivian Visser is part
of a larger art project, called “The Golden Mean”.
If creating sustainable art is your hobby,
come join us! Let Vivian enhance your artistic
skills with various art projects and techniques.
This class will keep minds active, encourage
creativity and yield a finished product, which
seniors can display with pride.
Register with Kalyna at (312)747-0189 ext. 103.

ARTHRITIS CLASS

Beginning September 3, 2015
10:30am

Taught by Gretta Ambrose
(Tuesday's classes remain at 10:30 with Judie Bernard teaching)


SENIOR BELLY DANCING WITH DJALAAL

No use sitting alone in your room.  Come to the cabaret!

Every Thursday
- 4 week terms
1:00pm - 2:00pm

All seniors welcome no matter what shape, or size,
to learn this joyous, ancient dance from Djalaal
(who was featured in the August 2007 Ebony magazine).
Cost:  The 4-week term is $20, cash please. Single
classes are $7.00.

1000s of students of all sizes, shapes, and ages
have learned this joyous, ancient dance from DJALAAL.
Classes begin with isolation exercises for
the tummy, hips and buns.  A dance is taught over
several terms.  Belly dancing is not just for 20-somethings. Practicing the exercises from this dance form developed by women of the Near and Middle East can strengthen
your spine and hips, and firm your tummy and tush. Join us.

DJALAAL has more than 30 years experience teaching, choreographing and performing. She holds an M.A. in Intercultural Studies.  Beginners are welcome.

The term begins every 4 weeks and continues yearly.
To pre-register leave your name and phone number at 773.924.1253.
If you have any questions, your call will be returned.


CHINESE PAPER CUTS CLASS

Saturday, NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Chinese paper cutting is an art form that requires
only paper, scissors, and imagination. The gentle wrist movements used in cutting help soothe
achey wrists and fingers. FREE.


KNIT, CROCHET, FUN, FUN, FUN

Mondays, 12:30 - 2:30p.m.

Instructor: Jo-Ann McKelphin

Suggested Donation: $3.00
Join us for a good time knitting and crocheting.
You can start from scratch, rekindle an old hobby
or get support on a current project!


ARTS AND NEEDLE CRAFTS

Tuesdays - 9:30am - 1:30pm
Click flyer below to enlarge and get more information



TAI-CHI CLASS

Every Tuesday, 12:45 - 2:00pm

Instructor: Craig Harris
Suggested Donation: $3.00

Tai Chi is an effective physical fitness exercise
that can improve strength, flexibility, balance,
and aerobic conditioning. Practicing Tai Chi has
been clinically proven to boost immune system
and improve many health conditions including
stress, heart disease, high blood pressure,
Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, and low bone density


BEADS AND BAUBLES

Thursdays, NEXT DATES 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.


WEAVING (NEW)

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Instructor: Yaroslawa (Lialia) Kuchma The instructor
is a well-known Chicago weaver, who will teach us that
weaving is the ancient process of making fabrics from
threads, yarn, wool, and enhancing the fabrics into
utilitarian objects, from simplest scarves/shawls into
tapestries, rugs, adding colors for warmth on walls. FREE.


IMAGINATION SEWING FOR LEISURE

Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

Instructor: Mary Simmons

Come and join us at the Atlas Center to learn the
art of sewing.  Students will bring their fabrics and
other needed materials for the class.
A limited number of sewing machines will be
provided by the center for the class.

Participants with portable sewing machines are
encouraged to bring their own machines.
Classes meet on every Friday except on holidays.

Class size is limited to 8 students.

Suggested Donation is $5.00 per person for each class.
Contact Kalyna at (312) 747-0189 ext. 103 to register.

Sewing supplies needed for class
Quilting pins
Pincushion
Shears
Seam Ripper
Fabrics
Thread
Sewing Machine

Suggested Donation:  $5.00


H.O.P.E. IS ... PRESENTS
SOCIAL MEDIA & SMART PHONE CLASSES

Wednesday & Thursday
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Click HERE to view flyer for more information


CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

Wednesdays
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Instructor: Senora Lula Rucker
Suggested Cost: $2.00
Come join us and work on your conversational Spanish skills
here at Atlas Regional Center. Don’t miss great company and conversation.

Take this course with instructor Senora Lula Rucker and
enjoy Telemundo on television. Socialize with your Spanish-speaking neighbors or dine in Hispanic restaurants. 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.


Computer Classes For Seniors

Starting Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Classes are one day a week on Tuesday for 8 weeks

Intro to computers and advanced computer class.
Classes are $30 for 8 weeks. Call Karen Sowu to enroll
773.319.4895.
Make checks or money order to:
Atlas Senior Center
NO CASH PLEASE

For more information click HERE



LEARN TO USE THE MOUSE AND KEYBOARD

May 16, 2017
10:00am
Atlas Computer Lab
This Class is FREE

 


USING WATERCOLORS IN NEW WAYS

NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
1:45 p.m.

This popular class led by instructor Judy Petacque,
returns so that students, who have never painted
before, leave class with a hand-painted picture
suitable for framing. Class is FREE, but space is limited.
See Emily Cooper to register.


THE CLAY CLASS

Every Monday
9:00am - 11:00am
Instructor: Vivian Visser

The Clay Class is a sculpture and pottery class,
using clay and glazing. Students will learn modeling
and clay-building techniques to create
Pots, animal masks and animals, etc. FREE

DECORATING CLAY FLOWER POTS

Saturday, NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
1:45pm

Let your creativity run wild as Judy Petacque
shows you how to turn that plain, brown, clay
flower pot into a colorful piece of art. 
All that is required is your time and imagination.

Class is FREE but space is limited. 
See Emily Cooper to register.


ZUMBA

Fridays, NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
1:00pm - 2:00pm
FREE
Instructor: Einnaf Smith-Austin

ZUMBA is a fusion of aerobic exercise and
Latin dance movements.
which strengthen and tone your body.
Exciting exercise for all who have
been waiting for this class.  Please register
with Kalyna at 312.747.0189 ext 103.


ZUMBA GOLD

Fridays, NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
1:00pm - 2:00pm
FREE
Instructor: Kenya Benton

ZUMBA GOLD is a fitness class that continues
what you learned in the first
class and is designed for the very active
adult and features dances from
popular Latin and international rhythms.
The format is easy and geared
toward people who like to exercise ad dance.
Please register with Kalyna
at 312.747.0189 ext 103.


UNITE 4: GOOD

Every Wednesday 11:00 - 12:30pm
Atlas Senior Center

SENIOR TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK
Got 4 minutes?  We can help you with the 4: questions below!

1.  Did you just recently upgrade your mobile devise to a "SMART PHONE"?
and now need help adjusting the settings on your Phone?
Example: Change Ringer, Ear Volume, Wifi

2. Want to set up an email account?

3. Want to learn how to download games and APPS?

4.  Need help learning more about your Tablet?


CREATIVE BOOK AND ALBUM COVERS (NEW)

Thursdays
NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FREE

Instructor: Judy Petacque The workshop will demonstrate the
process of “collaging,” wherein you select patterned and solid
materials to create the covers; the books will be kept
by you for your private use.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS (NEW)

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FREE

Instructor: Judy Petacque. The workshop will demonstrate how
to apply decorations to recycled objects; corn & seeds will be
applied for sound, which will then result in an art object, as well
as a shaker which is a musical instrument.—a 3-dimentional
art form is created.


HONOR YOUR INNER SPIRIT (NEW)

Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
FREE

Instructor: Judy Petacque Honor your inner spirit through
mixed media, creating compositions honoring yourself, using
word images, papers, cloth, photos, feathers, beads, shells and more.


MANDALA GIFT BOX WORKSHOP

Mondays, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
FREE

Instructor: Judy Petaque Learn the art of mandalas and create designs,
which will be covers of boxes.


DECORATING WOODEN STRUCTURES

Saturdays, 1:45 p.m.

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
FREE

Judy Petacque returns to weekends with this class showing how plain,
simple wooden objects can be transformed into beautiful pieces of art.


HOME GARDENING
Preparing Your Garden For THe Winter

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Instructor Nelson Fluker will teach us how to become
a gardener in the new year.
Nothing is fresher than green, growing things. FREE.


MEXICAN HEADDRESSES

Monday,
NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Instructor Judy Petacque will demonstrate the process by having students
trace existing patterns of Mayan and other Mexican images to use
on their headdresses. FREE.


MOLA Greeting Cards Workshop

Thursday, NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Molas are stories on cloth and students can create their own cards
via techniques using brightly colored papers. FREE.


SNACKING AROUND THE WORLD

Fridays, April 27 until June 9, 2017

12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Instructor: Sheri Brazley (NEW)

With a late start in March, the curriculum of
8 classes will embark on the dates above.
The class educates seniors on physical well-being
and good nutrition. Each class is an adventure
in another part of the world,
countries like Mexico, Italy,
Korea and others.
Register with Kalyna. FREE.


AFRICAN AND WORLD TEXTILES

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
1:30pm - 3:30pm

In this 3-week class, taught by Judy Petacque,
students will view textiles from around the world.
You will view beautiful cloths, learn the meaning of
symbols  and designs in the cloth and create our own
textiles. These classes are FREE but space is limited.
See Emily Cooper to register.


BEDAZZLED BOXES

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join Judy Petacque’s class where you will learn to create beautiful boxes, which can be used for gifts.
Class is FREE, but space is limited.
See Emily Cooper to register.


LINE DANCE

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Instructor: Marvella Ross


S T E P P I N’

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: James Drake

PAINTING/DRAWING

Tuesdays/Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Edward Strong


BRIDGE CLUBS

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

QUILTING ARTS

Fridays, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tamara Laville

JEWELRY MAKING WITH BEADS

2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month
May 11 and 25
June 8 and 22, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

FREE. Instructor: Veronica Echols-Noble


CONTAINER GARDENING

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Instructor: Nelson Fluker Instructor Nelson Fluker will teach
us how to become a gardener in the new year. Gardening is
good for the mind, body and. soul. FREE.


 


SERVICES & INFORMATION



 

All About Alzheimer's and Awareness
Through Wristbands

My name is Evelyn Rodgers and I'm a media specialist at my
local library. With the summer upon us, I've been handed the
task to update all of our library guides before the start of the
new school year. I've been working on our Senior Health
guides, and wanted to include information on Alzheimer's disease.
I have some student volunteers helping (they're getting credit
in their classes next year!) and they have given me this page
to review

It's a great overview; I ended up including it so I could show
them their efforts haven't gone unnoticed. I'd love to show
their teacher they went above and beyond this summer.

Click HERE to read article


Greater Chicago Food Depository Market
for Chicago residents 60 years of age and older

ATLAS SENIOR CENTER DATES 2017

Wednesdays

May 3 and 17, 2017
June 7 and 21, 2017

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

In partnership with community-based agencies serving older
adults, the Food Depository provides free, nutritious
food—including fresh produce— to older adults and
households in the community.

For more information about additional food resources
in our community, please contact the Greater Chicago
Food Depository at 773-247-FOOD or visit their website
at chicagosfoodbank.org


Have an Open Heart Food Drive

Every 4th Friday

We are hosting a food drive for seniors who are caring for their grandchildren. 
Please donate any canned goods or dry goods to our cause. 
Give the gift that keeps giving!  Drop-off is at Atlas every
fourth Friday of the month.  Call 312.745.4401 for coordinator
at the center.


SUPPORT GROUPS

"Grand Family" Support Group
1st Thursday of the month
10:30am - 12:30pm

This support group is for grandparents and other relatives taking
care of children. Monthly meeting facilitated by the Salvation Army.
Contact us at 312.744.4016.


"Too Much On Your Plate?"
First & Third Monday Mornings
10:00am - 11:00am
May 1 and 15
June 5 and 19


If you have forgotten how to relax, have too much to do and
not enough time to do it, are feeling overwhelmed and want
to handle stress better and take better care of yourself, then
this support group is geared for you.

  The support group is facilitated by Jane Stolowich, LCSW,
Bowmen Health Center, Rush University Medical Center,
every first & third Monday. For more information,
please call 312/745-4401.
FREE


WELLNESS SCHEDULE

WELLNESS TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS

WELLNESS NURSE:

Marcia Murphy
DNP, APN/ANP-BC
Every Tuesday
8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.


SOCIAL WORKER:


Daniela Mitchem
MSW, LSW
First and Third Mondays
9:30 – 11:30 A.M.
May 1 and 15
June 5 and 19


PHARMACIST:

Amina Gassam
PharmD
First Thursdays
9:30 - 11:30 A.M.
May 4
June 1


DIETITIAN:

Kristin Gustashaw
MS, RD, CSG
Melanie Betz, MS, RD
Second Fridays,
9:30 - 11:30 A.M.
May 12
June 9

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING:

First and Fourth Tuesdays
10:30- 11:30 A.M.

May 1 and 22
June 5 and 26

SUPPORT GROUPS

WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?

(SOCIAL WORKER)

First and Third Mondays
10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
May 1 and 15
June 5 and 19
This group helps people cope with
everyday events.

Brain Fit Program (NURSE)

Back by popular demand!
This series of 3 classes provides education
about brain health and offers ways to help maintain your memory. Brain exercises are included in the program.
Tuesday – 9:30-10:30 am
May 30th
June 6th and 13th


WELLNESS PRESENTATIONS

MAY 2017

NURSE PRESENTATIONS

Tuesday May 16 9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Osteoporosis: Your Role In Bone Health And Safety

Both men and women need to be concerned
about their bone health and fractures due
to weak bones (osteoporosis) as they age.
This talk reviews the causes and changes in
bone health over time leading to osteoporosis,
fractures, and falls. Diagnostic testing
and current recommendations for maintaining
bone health including exercise, calcium
supplements, and osteoporosis
medications are also addressed.

 

DIETITIAN PRESENTATIONS

Friday May 12 10:00 - 11:00 A.M.

Don’t Take Those Bones For Granted!!

All too often people just expect to be supported
by their bones. However, what you eat and
how you live your life plays a major role
in maintaining your bone health. Learn what
you should be doing to prevent and slow bone loss.



PHARMACIST PRESENTATIONS

Thursday May 4 10:15 - 11:15 A.M.

Osteoporosis – How Do You Maintain Healthy Bones?

Women AND men of all races are at risk
for weakening bones, which may increase
the risk of fractures. In this session, we
will review how factors such as aging, hormonal
changes, diet, medications, and exercise habits
can influence bone density. We will discuss
currently available medications that may help
build up bone and reduce the risk of hip,
wrist, and spine fractures that commonly
occur in older adults.

* Note: change in regular schedule

 

JUNE 2017

NURSE PRESENTATIONS

Tuesday June 20 9:30 - 10:30 A.M.

PSST…Do You Have “Accidents”?
You Know With Bladder Control

The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) estimates that about
50% of older adults have problems with
accidental bladder or bowel leakage! Most
people don’t get the help they need with
this problem because no one talks about
it. This health talk discusses the age-related
changes that contribute to the problem of
accidental leakage in older adults.
The different types of incontinence are explained.
You will learn ways to maintain and regain
control, using lifestyle, drug and nondrug
treatments options.



DIETITIAN PRESENTATIONS

Friday June 9 10:00 - 11:00 A.M.

Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a problem affecting
the lives of many people, especially women.
This condition can be prevented through
restricting certain beverages and foods. Alcohol,
caffeine, spicy foods, and excessive water may
all contribute to uncontrolled urination. Body
weight may also play a role. Learning the best
ways to prevent accidents will help in learning
to cope with loss of urinary control.

 

PHARMACIST PRESENTATIONS

Thursday June 1 10:15 - 11:15 A.M.

Bladder Control Problems – What Should You Do?

Many older adults experience urinary incontinence.
Severe incontinence often develops due to
agerelated bodily changes or in association
with other chronic disease states and can
lead to social and hygienic consequences such
as disability or dependence on caregivers.
The focus of this session will be on distinguishing
the different types of urinary incontinence,
suggested lifestyle modifications, and available
drug treatment options to help older adults.

* Note: change in regular schedule


ATLAS CENTER MONTHLY CALENDARS

Click links below to view calendars

Weekly Activities Calendar
View

Monthly Activities Calendar
View

Open Kitchen Menu Calendar
Breakfast & Lunch

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

CRISP! MOBILE GROCERY

Crisp! Mobile Grocery
is the affordable mobile grocer with over 400 items available for delivery
right to your door. Don't have a store nearby or don't feel like going to it? 
No problem.  Crisp! will deliver, choose a delivery date and time, then enjoy.
call 312.948.7800 or go to www.crispgrocery.com

MANICURES & PEDICURES

Provided by Marilyn Willis, Licensed Nail Technician
on the following Wednesdays:

2017

May 10 and 24, 2017
June 7 and 21, 2017

Sessions will be held in the Conference Room
of the Atlas Senior Center

Cost:
Manicure: $10 - $Pedicure: $20

To make an appointment please call RObin at 312/745-4401.


BEAT THE HEAT!
Keep Your Cool During Extreme Hot Weather

Click HERE to view information


 


PROGRAMS & EVENTS

 

The Cook County Sheriff's Office
invites you to attend
Money Smart for Older Adults

Prevent Financial Exploitation
Friday, May 19, 2017
9:30am

Hosted at the Atlas Center

Recognize & reduce your risk of financial exploitation
Con games and scams targeted at seniors
Guard against Identity Theft
Find helpful resources for reporting senior
financial exploitation


VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

Thursday, NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
12:00pm - 2:00pm

A special event to pay tribute to our regional volunteers,
who are blessed to serve others. This is an invitation-only
event. FREE


EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

For More Information Click HERE


NINE-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

The program offers a simple beginner weight loss plan that is based on
well-balanced nutritional principles. Regular exercise is an important part of
the program. The overall goal is to help older adults adopt healthy eating
habits that promote weight loss, but are also safe, balanced,
and nutritionally sound.
Registration with the Wellness Nurse is required for this program.
See Atlas Center for more information  


AARP DRIVER SAFETY EDUCATION

Wednesday & Thursday,
June 21 & June 22, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Gloria Andrews

This approved course is taught by AARP for Accident Prevention. You must be at least 55 years old and a
$20.00 fee is required for the two day training.
You may be eligible for a premium reduction on your automobile insurance at the completion of the class.

Please register with
Instructor at (773) 551-7977
between the hours of 9am and 5pn.


RULES OF THE ROAD

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Secretary of State Jessie White’s Office is providing a
Rules of the Road class. It will provide information
to assist you with taking your driving test and also
provide information on highway safety. Bring your
driver’s license or state I.D. to attend. Handouts
will be available. Please call (312)747-0189 x. 103
to register


ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE AT ATLAS CENTER

Every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
9:00am - 12:00pm

Click below to view flyer



Plan Your LifeSpan Study

Seniors, help us make a difference.  We want to hear
your opinions on your future health!
Participants will be compensated with up to $100 in Gift Cards.

For more information click below


FREE SENIOR ENRICHMENT SEMINAR SERIES

Thursday, next dates to be announced
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Reverse Mortgages and Predatory Lending: Part I

Topics to Include:
- Homeowner rights in foreclosure cases
 Court processes and procedures for foreclosure cases  
 Mortgage foreclosure case management program  

SPEAKERS: Honorable Allen P. Walker
Mortgage Foreclosure / Mechanics Lien Section, Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County


Richard J. Daley Center 50 West Washington Street
Courtroom 2005 Chicago, Illinois 60602

TO REGISTER CONTACT:
The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center
(312) 603-9233


OLDER AMERICANS MONTH
GOLDEN DINERS - Special Meal

Friday, May 12, 2017

Come and join your neighbors at your local Golden
Diners location. There are nearly 60 locations
throughout the city, and there is sure to be one near
your home. Most locations serve a hot meal at
lunchtime and are open Monday through Friday.
Some are open on the weekend. Golden Diners are
open to individuals 60 years of age and older and
their spouses of any age.

In addition to American style cuisine, ethnic foods are
servd in specific ethnic communities. These include,
Southeast Asian , Indian, Korean and Chinese.  Special
programs and activities are also provided at Golden
Diners locations. Nothing is as rewarding as the
friendship and companionship that the program
has to offer.

MENU

Seasoned Chicken Breast Filet
Baked Potatoes
Broccoli Spears
Salad w/dressing
Wheat Roll
Pound Cake w/Strawberry Sauce

$2.00 suggested contribution. Reservation required.
Contact your Center to make your reservation.


FORMS & FEATURES

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Poetry Foundation Library is sponsoring 2 monthly poetry discussion and creative writing workshops—in October on image, imagery and meaning; In November on the English sonnet, as popularized by Shakespeare. FREE.


POETRY FOUNDATION LIBRARY

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Poetry Foundation Library is sponsoring
3 monthly poetry discussion and creative writing workshops—FREE.

Next dates to be announced
Rhyme—a correspondence of sound, called “the goddess of secret and ancient coincidence.”


 


MUSIC EVENTS

 

SOUNDS OF MUSIC

Saturdays
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11:30 a.m.
FREE

Welcome music lovers!
Musician Andre Miles returns to entertain us during lunch
with lively discussion and music. There will also be some surprises throughout the year.


SUNDAYS WITH CHICO

Sunday, June 25
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday, August 27
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Sunday, November 19, 2017
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join D.J.Chico for some soulful, mellow sounds. FREE


KARAOKE

Saturdays,  May 27, and June 24, 2017
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m

Join Shirley “Be-Bop” Buchanan in
singing your favorite songs. FREE.


SATURDAY LINE DANCE CLASSES

Saturdays,  May 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Line dance instructor, Marvella Ross, teaches
free line dance classes. Come learn the latest steps!


MUSIC FOR EVERYBODY

Saturdays, May 13, and June 10, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Andre Miles returns to entertain us during
lunch with musical favorites. FREE.


ATLAS SATURDAY LUNCHTIME
MUSIC SERIES

Saturday
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11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m

Andre Miles entertains us during lunch
with vocals, piano; music for the soul. FREE.


ATLAS SUNDAY LUNCHTIME MUSIC SERIES

Sunday
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11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. FREE.

Join us every 3rd Sunday of the month for a
special musical program. Contact Emily Cooper
for specific program information.


MUSICAL MEMORIES

Saturday
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11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Andre Miles entertains us during lunch with vocals, piano,
and maybe a musical surprise.  He will perform old and new classics
for your listening pleasure.  Join us for lunch and stay for the music.
Program is FREE.


“ATLAS SWINGS”

Friday, June 30, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

A musical performance, featuring the Myron Mills Project, preceding the 4th of July holiday, with numerous patriotic musical selections to allow us to dwell on the importance of freedom. Great music. FREE.


KYNORA AND THE ENCHANTERS

Saturday,NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
12:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Kynora and her
enchanting group present : “Romantic music
that steals the heart.” FREE


THE MYRON MILLS PROJECT

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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Atlas is the place to be for an afternoon of great music.
Myron Mills and his band will entertain us with traditional
and contemporary tunes. FREE.


Springtime Line Dance Party
 
Saturday
Thursday, May 18, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

D.J. Chico plays the tunes. A line dance instructor
will be here to show you the steps.
Suggested Donation: $5.00, which includes
turkey box lunch and beverage.
Please contact Robin Tillotson at (312)745-4401
for ticket information.


THE PROSCENIUM PLAYERS Friday

May 26, 2917
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Proscenium Players, an awardwinning
senior performing arts troupe, will present
a musical variety show, including various
styles of music, comedy skits, and dance routines.
Included will be selections for audience participation.
FREE.


“AN ENCOUNTER WITH ENCHANTING MUSIC”

Saturday
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11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle and join us for a performance by
“KYNORA and the Enchanters.” Their music will relax and refresh you. FREE.


CONCERT AT ATLAS

Saturday
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10:00am - 3:00pm

Time to get the music on!  2016 marks the 11th year
for Atlas' indoor music festival!

This year we will have exciting performances by:

10:am  The Myron Mills Project
11:30am C-7 Sound Service (DJ)
1:00pm  The Elements of Sound
2:30pm C-7 Sound Service (DJ)

Box lunches will be available.
Admission to concert is FREE.


 


OUTINGS

 

ANNUAL SENIOR PROM

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11:00am until 4:00pm

Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place
2233 South King Drive

Cost $50.00
For more information please contact
Mary Futrell at (773) 742-4455


ODYSSEY CRUISE!!!

Once again, we will cruise the magnificent shores
of Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline

Navy Pier - 600 E. Grand Ave
Boarding Time 12:15pm
Sailing Time 1:00pm - 3:00pm

$55 Includes: Cruise, Lunch, Entertainment
& Transportation
Ticket Sale Deadline - May 25, 2017

Menu

Caesar Salad
Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Mashed Potatoes
Broccoli
Eli's Cheesecake

Atlas Regional Senior Center
Wednesday, June 27, 2017

Make checks payable to Auxiliary of the Northwest.
For more information please contact the Atlas Center.


Senior Day at the Taste of Chicago

Thursday, July 6, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm

$10.00 includes bus transportation
line dance instruction and party.

Bus departs 9:00am
Senior Pavilion
Music By: DJ Chico
Line Dane Instructor: Freda Terry
Featuring Kalapriya Indian Performance Arts Dancers

Make checks payable to Auxiliary of the Northwest.
For more information please contact the Atlas Center.


Brazilian/Latin Rhythm and Soul

Friday, NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Doors open @ 10am - lunch @ 10:30am Ends @ 1pm
$35 includes lunch, live band, dancing & transportation
Heritage Plaza Banquet Hall
1551 West 95th Street


 


PRESENTATIONS

 

The Mysteries Of Astronomy

10:00am - 11:30am
FREE

Schedule
WEDNESDAYS

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