* 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
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Little Brothers:
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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 CUTTING 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 – 11:30pm


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

NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
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

October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2017
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, September 22 through November 10, 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
NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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

FREE. Instructor: Veronica Echols-Noble



SERVICES & INFORMATION



SENIOR FIT DAY

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
9:00am - 12:00pm

Jesse Owens Park
8800 South Clyde Street

Fun, Fitness, Health Education,
Community Safety and more!

Seniors! You are invited to attend a
morning of fun while participating in
Senior Fitness Class.
Strength/Conditioning and Yoga.

The Chicago Police Department will
present "Community Safety" along with a
host of other educators on health,
wellness and nutrition
education exhibits.


TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH: LIVE WELL, BE WELL

Take Charge of Your Health is a FREE workshop for people living with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma and more.

This workshop will help you gain skills to better manage
these chronic conditions day-to-day.

Take Charge of Your Health is a FREE 6 week workshop that covers the following topics:

Coping with fatigue, pain and isolation
Using medications properly
Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
Practicing good nutrition
Evaluating new treatment options
Goal setting and problem solving

6 week workshop
Thursdays, next dates to be announced
9:00 am to 11:30am
FREE OF CHARGE
Southeast (Atlas) Senior Center
1767 E. 79th Street, Chicago, IL  60649

For more information, call the Atlas Center
at 312.747.0189 or see staff for more details


TOOTH WISDOM GET SMART ABOUT YOUR MOUTH

Do you want to get smart about your mouth?
Come learn how to maintain your oral health and learn
tips and tricks to keep your smile healthy, and more!

Thursday, next dates to be announced
10:00am
Atlas Senior Center, Room 1
Please call 312.745.4401
Oral Health Kit Goody Bags Included!


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

October 4 & 18
November 1 & 15
December 6 & 20

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
NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED


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
(NO NURSE December 26)
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.
October 2 and 16
November 6 and 20
December 4 and 18


PHARMACIST:

Amina Gassam
PharmD
First Thursdays
9:30 - 11:30 A.M.
October 5, November 2
and December 7


DIETITIAN:

Kristin Gustashaw
MS, RD, CSG
Melanie Betz, MS, RD
Second Fridays,
9:30 - 11:30 A.M.
(Both Kristin Gustashaw
and Sharon Williams (Diet Technician)
will provide on site and appointment nutritional consultations
before or after the health talk. Additional appointment times
available as possible.)
October 13, November 10, and December 8


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING:


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

October 3 and 24, November 7 and 28
and December 5 and 26

 

SUPPORT GROUPS
WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?

(SOCIAL WORKER)

First and Third Mondays
10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
October 2 and 16, November 6 and 20, December 4 and 18
This group helps people cope with
everyday events.


Matter of Balance (Nursing)
Every Tuesday starting
October 3rd – November 21st for 8 weeks
The program is interactive and largely group discussion based to work on viewing falls as controllable, setting realistic goals for increasing activity, and problem solving. Participants also learn and practice exercises to increase strength and balance.
Tuesdays from 9AM-11AM
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 7, 14, and 21.

Brain Fit Program (NURSE)

Matter of Balance (Nursing)
Every Tuesday starting October 3rd for 8 weeks
(Time to be announced) This two hour fall prevention
class begins in October and includes education and
practical exercises to decrease your risk of falling.


WELLNESS PRESENTATIONS


OCTOBER PRESENTATIONS

NURSE PRESENTATIONS

Tuesday October 17, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 A.M

Weathering the Winter: Vaccines, Colds, Flu And More
Learn about current updates on the seasonal immunization
for influenza as well as current pneumonia and shingles recommendations. Also included is an overview of additional vaccinations based on an individual’s health history and exposure to children including pertussis and tetanus and the differences between colds, flu, allergies, and pneumonia.

 

DIETITIAN PRESENTATIONS

Friday October 13, 2017
10:00 - 11:00 A.M.

Diet and Your Immune System
Does an apple a day also keep a cold and flu away? Diet and exercise play critical roles in keeping your body strong and able to fight off bacteria and viruses all around you. But what foods will help and what gimmicks should you skip? Learn how eating a proper diet can help you avoid catching a cold or the flu this season!

 

PHARMACIST PRESENTATIONS

Thursday October 5, 2017
10:15 - 11:15 A.M

Vaccination Update 2017
By the time you are 65 years old, you have probably been exposed to or immunized against most of the common infectious diseases. But sometimes that protection decreases, which is why certain immunizations are recommended in the elderly community. The pharmacist will review the most current recommendation for immunizations, what vaccines you should consider based on your age or any illnesses you have, why these immunizations are important and who can give them to you.

 

NOVEMBER PRESENTATIONS

NURSE PRESENTATIONS

Tuesday November 21, 2017
9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Telling The Difference: Normal Memory Loss Versus Alzheimer’s/ Dementia

This talk includes questions you can ask yourself to decide if you have significant memory issues. It will also include mind exercises and the link with physical activity to help you stay mentally sharp. Also learn about delirium, which is a sudden confusion that can be associated with physical or mental illnesses and is usually temporary and reversible.



DIETITIAN PRESENTATIONS

Friday November 3*, 2017
10:00 - 11:00 A.M

The MIND Diet

MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. This diet combines the best of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet and has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 54%! Come in and find out the 10 components of this diet to make sure you include in your diet and the 5 you should avoid.

 

PHARMACIST PRESENTATIONS

Thursday November 2, 2017

10:15 - 11:15 A.M.

Dementia – Remembering What Is Important

Dementia is the loss of brain function due to certain medical conditions such as stroke, brain tumor, or Alzheimer’s disease. With early diagnosis, SOME types of dementia are REVERSABLE with treatment, while with others, we can SLOW down the progression of the disease. Learn about the common symptoms of dementia, ways to address these symptoms, and possible treatment options.

 Note: change in regular schedule

 

 

DECEMBER PRESENTATIONS

NURSE PRESENTATIONS

Tuesday December 19, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 A.M.

Huffing And Puffing: Conditions That Make Breathing Hard Work

About 40 million people in the U.S. have COPD or asthma, and COPD is the fourth leading cause of death here. This talk discusses the risk factors, signs, symptoms, and treatments of asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Two lung infections, pneumonia and tuberculosis, are explained. Learn how indoor and outdoor air pollution affects your health and about the effects of tobacco use on smokers and non-smokers.

 

DIETITIAN PRESENTATIONS

Friday December 8 2017
10:00 - 11:00 A.M.

Breathe Easier With A Healthy Diet Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a serious lung disease that makes it harder and harder to breath. While diet can not cure this disease, eating or avoiding certain foods can help you breathe easier. Whether you have the disease or not, make sure you are doing everything possible to keep your body working at its peak performance.


PHARMACIST PRESENTATIONS

Thursday December 7, 2017
10:15 - 11:15 A.M.

Obstructive Lung Problems – Breathing Is Not Always Easy

As we age, many people find it difficult to exercise or even perform daily activities without becoming short of breath, especially with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Often, people need to use some type of inhalers or other medications to help them breathe better. In this session, the pharmacist reviews problems or warning signs that may cause shortness of breath and complications, discusses common medications used to treat COPD, and how to correctly use different types of inhalers.

* Note: change in regular schedule


ATLAS CENTER MONTHLY CALENDARS

Click links below to view calendars

Weekly Activities Calendar
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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

9:00am to 1:00pm

October 14 & 28
November 11 & 25

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

Fire Safety  presentation

Friday, October 27, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Atlas Senior Center
1767 E. 79th Street
312/747-0189
A representative from The Chicago Fire Department
will present on Home Fire Safety -- the importance
of have Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors,
Kitchen Safety, Electrical Safety, Fire Escape Plans,
Slips and Falls.


Tooth Wisdom, Ger Smart About your Mouth

Come learn how to maintain your oral health and
learn tips and tricks to keep your smile
healthy, and more

Oral Health Kit Goody Bags Included!

Thursday, next dates to be announced   
10:00am
Atlas Senior Center, Room 1
please call 312.745.4401


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

Prevent Financial Exploitation
Friday, NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
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,
October 18 & 19

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

December 6, 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


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

Thursday, NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
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  & DANCE EVENTS

KWANZAA CELEBRATION

Friday, December 29, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The name Kwanzaa represents the celebration’s
relationship to African Heritage.
WE ARE ONE SOUTHEAST CHICAGO.
We will share gifts of gloves, hats, and scarves, while
Oba William King, the poetic storyteller, shares the
Seven Principles in story, poem, song and movement.
A wonderfully interactive presentation designed to teach,
share, entertain, enlighten, educate and embrace.
The performances include drumming, dance, cultural songs,
and audience interaction. FREE.


FALL DANCE FLING

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Atlas Senior Center @ Club Atlas
1767 E. 79th Street, Chicago, IL

Cost $5
(Includes admission and one turkey box lunch)
Tickets will go on sale September 21, 2017

Music by DJ Chico
Line Dance Instruction by Marvella Ross


HERE'S THE SCOOP
YOU'RE INVITED TO AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Wednesday, next dates to be announced
12:15pm See You There!

Atlas Regional Senior Center
Spondored by Sanctuary Hospice


TIME AFTER TIME:  OLDIES BUT GOODIES

Songs you still love to hear!

Saturday, next dates to be announced
 Noon - 1:00 pm

A Music Performamce by
Ky'Nora & The Enchanters


JAMMIN ON THE NINE

Saturday next dates to be announced
10:00am - 3:00pm

Get your groove on at Atlas' 12th annual
indoor music festival. 

This year appearances by:

10:00am     The Elements of Sound
1:30 am     D.J. Chico                   
  1:00pm      The Myron Mills Project
2:30pm          D.J. Chico

Box lunches available.  FREE admission to concert


SUNDAYS WITH CHICO

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

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

Join D.J. Chico at the Atlas Center as he
plays some smooth, soothing Sunday sounds.


KARAOKE

Saturdays
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join Shirley “Be-Bop” Buchanan in singing 52
your favorite songs. FREE.


SUMMER KARAOKE

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

Soloists, choirs, duets, trios, etc. are cordially invited to a
fun-filled afternoon of KARAOKE LIVE!!! Come out and support
those who want to share their musical talent. There is a huge
selection of R&B, oldies, inspirational and just about anything
else. Your host is none other than “MEECHIE”, Chicago’s
most sought after and entertaining Karaoke host. FREE.
Register with Kalyna at ext. 103.


ATLAS SOUL-TRAIN LINE DANCE PARTY

Saturday, NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dance the afternoon away with D.J. Chico and
line dance instructor, Marvella Ross. FREE.


SATURDAY LINE DANCE CLASSES

Saturdays, October 21 & December 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Line dance instructor, Marvella Ross, teaches
free line dance classes. Come learn the latest steps!

Classes are FREE


MUSIC FOR EVERYBODY

Saturdays
October 14, November 11 & December 9, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Andre Miles returns to entertain us during
lunch with musical favorites. He will serenade us
during lunch with his special blend of voice
and keyboard.  He will perform songs and music
from different genres.  Program is FREE.


“ATLAS SWINGS”

Friday, November 8, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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


KYNORA AND THE ENCHANTERS

Saturday
November 25, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00p.m.

Hear that Rhythm - Get that Beat
Music that rocks your soul
A music performance by Ky'Nora & the Enchanters


THE MYRON MILLS PROJECT

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
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, NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
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

NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
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.


CONCERT AT ATLAS

Saturday
NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
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:

10:00am  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

ACTIVE AGING 2017
"Exercise for the Cure"

South Shore Cultural Center
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: $10.00

Join us for a fun-filled day of activity as we "Exercise for the Cure"
and promote Breast Cancer Awareness. For $10.00, you will receive
a T-Shirt, Transportation, Box Lunch, Fitness Activities, Health
Information, and Fun.


24th ANNUAL SENIOR PROM

Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
Along with The Westside Coalition for Seniors

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
11:00am until 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency at McCormack Place
2233 South Dr. King Drive
Cost $50.00

For more information please contact
Mary FUtrell @ (773) 742-4455


Senior Fest 2017 at Millennium Park

Thursday, NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
9:00am - 2:00pm

Millennium Park - Michigan Ave at Washington St.

(Vehicles that are dropping off passengers should proceed to
the park’s north entrance on Randolph Drive between
Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive.)

Tickets are free and available by visiting any one of the
City's 21 Senior Centers. For more information, call
the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services,
Area Agency on Aging at 312.744.4016.


Senior Day at the Taste of Chicago

Thursday, next dates to be announced
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

NEXT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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