Senior Events and Resources for Ages 60+
Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair
Lansing Historical Society in conjunction with
Road Scholars Speakers Bureau presents…
“Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair”
Catherine Lambrecht is a veteran judge of culinary competitions throughout the Midwest. She will share the stories and histories behind the family recipes entered in these competitions. This will be a kick-off event for Lansing Historical Society’s own project, “Recipes from our Roots: Lansing Shares Recipes and Stories.”
To attend this virtual event, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fireside Chat with Author Alex Kotlowitz
Registration is required. Limited to 25. Age 18 and up.
Join us for a fireside chat with journalist, author and filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz.
Alex’s most notable books are An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago and the award winning national bestseller There Are No Children Here.
Known not just for print, our guest also won an Emmy for the 2011 documentary The Interrupters.
Our fireside chat will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich.
Alex and Mary will have a forty-five minute wide ranging discussion followed by about fifteen minutes to answer pre-submitted audience questions.
Lansing Public Library received a grant from AgeOptions to purchase tablets to circulate to seniors aged 60+ to enable them to learn how to use the device, learn how to obtain & read digital content, stream video, use the SWAN app, research with online resources and more.
Checkout is limited to Lansing cardholders aged 60+
If you have questions, call 708-474-2447 extension 122 & ask for Sandra.
Make sure your parents are signed up to get our senior updates as well!
Lansing’s Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Vigil
Masks are required.
The Lansing Historical Museum will re-open to the public on Thursday, April 8, 2021, by hosting a vigil at the museum for Lansing’s Fallen Heroes Memorial Day. Our display will tell the stories of Police Officer Kenneth Novak, Jr., End of Watch 4-8-1992 and LCPL Phillip J. Martini, KIA 4-8-2006.
Ken Novak and Phil Martini both grew up in Lansing. They both graduated from Heritage Middle School and then T.F. South. They both felt the call to do something meaningful with their lives, Kenny in service to the community through the Lansing Police Department and Phillip by enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. They gave their lives for the welfare of our community and country.
We invite the public to come and learn about these brave and dedicated young men who lost their lives on April 8th.
The museum is located in the lower level of the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., Lansing, IL. The library's lower level entrance is still closed to the public. Please enter/exit on the upper level & use the elevator.
Special Fallen Heroes Day hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2021. The display will remain in place for the remainder of the month of April.
Due to Covid-19, the Lansing Historical Museum hours will be limited to Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon until further notice. Other displays include old farm implements, housewares, memorabilia from Lansing military heroes, Lansing brickyards, businesses and schools, First Lady doll collection and an exhibit on Influential Women of Lansing. Visits at other times can be arranged by calling Curator Barb Dust at 708-474-7497.
Make It: Envelope Note Books (YouTube Premiere)
Craft along with Loraine as we use envelopes to make note books. The envelopes can be from mail you have received. They can be from Christmas cards that you have not sent. And they can even be the standard ones that you have doodled on.
To make one note book you will need:
- Envelopes- square or oblong. Use what you have.
- Paper. Typing paper, lined paper, graph paper. Any paper you have. It will be measured and folded in half to fill the “book”
- Needle and thread to sew the book together
The fun in these little notebooks is that you can make one for every event, class, or “notes” that you need. They are small. They can fit in your pocket easily. And they are addictive. You can make them for birthday presents, special events, or just to say: hello to someone. Everyone can use a little notebook.
Lansing Library Live!: Trivia!
"Four Dead in Ohio": Kent State Massacre 50+ Years On
In this live, online presentation, Information Services Associate and historian Daniel Cuthbert will explore the “day the 60’s died.”
Utilizing photos from the day, as well as revealing the players and events that led to that fateful Monday afternoon at 12:24 p.m., you’ll hear how what happened in a little town in Ohio changed the world as we know it, forever.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/LansingPublicLibrary to join the event.
Earth Day Recycling Event
DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at Police Station
Information provided by Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative Article from The Lansing Journal
CHICAGO, Ill. (April 1, 2021) – Prescription drug abuse is a growing concern in the U.S. with millions of people using prescription drugs non-medically according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Additionally, the Partnership for Drug Free Kids has found that one-third of teens believe it is OK to take a prescription drug for an injury or to deal with pain without a prescription. These numbers underscore not only the issue of prescription drug abuse, but the importance of proper handling and storage of prescription medications in the home.
The Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative was created to educate communities about proper medication management, storage, and disposal. The initiative’s mission is to keep families safe and grow stronger communities and neighborhoods by giving people the tools to prevent prescription drug diversion and abuse. One way to do that is to properly dispose of expired or unused medications at a secure take back location as soon as they are no longer needed.
Take Back Day – April 24
Prompt and proper disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medications prevents their diversion to misuse. The Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative is reminding residents that Saturday, April 24 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and that many local police offices will be hosting special take back events to collect expired or unused medications. To find an event near you visit TakeBackDay.DEA.gov.
The Lansing Police Department will be a location for the take back event, and is located at 2710 170th Street.
This twice-a-year event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating the general public about the dangers of drug diversion. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day offers a great opportunity for Cook County residents to clean out their medicine cabinets and properly dispose of unused or expired medications.
Residents can always properly dispose of unused or expired medications every day with the help of www.CookCountyMEDS.org, which has a map of the county’s year-round collection sites. The Walgreens in Lansing at the corner of Ridge Road and Wentworth Avenue is a year-round collection site.
Bingocize combines exercise, health education and the familiar game of Bingo in a fun way to get a person moving and socializing all while learning to reduce falls.
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday via Zoom
March 16 – May 20
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Register for the connection details.
Take Charge of Your Health
Join us for a 6-week virtual workshop!
Do you have an ongoing health condition?
If so, then a Take Charge of Your Health workshop is a good fit for you!
Join us from the comforts of your own home to build skills and gain confidence in managing your health and leading an active, fulfilling life.
See the attached flyer for additional details.
Register today to reserve your spot as space is limited.
Red Cross of Illinois Virtual Volunteer Open Houses
Who can attend? Everyone is welcome. These open houses are for anyone who would like to learn more about what Red Cross volunteers do and how they can sign up to join the Red Cross team.
How? We meet on the Microsoft Teams platform. All you need is a reliable Internet connection and we'll send you a link.
Interested? Sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/RC-Illinois
No commitment on your part, but we'll send you an email invitation with the meeting link.
A Matter of Balance
Do you limit your social or physical activity because you fear you might fall?
Do you want to overcome those fears in order to gain a more active and fulfilling lifestyle?
Pre-registration is required to receive workshop materials.
See the attached flyer for additional details.
Tomando Control de su Salud (en español)
Virtual Sing-along Cafe!
This spring we are continuing the Good Memories Sing-Along Cafe for people with concerns about their memory and their care partners to sing together.
This program is offered free of charge over Zoom.
When you register, you'll receive information about the week's sing-along theme and how to tune in!
Starting January 27, 2021
Held every Wednesday for 16 weeks from 1-2 p.m.
Through Zoom on your device, or simply by calling in through your telephone.
Look forward to singing along with popular hits from the 40's, 50's and beyond and an opportunity to chat with old and new friends.
If you are new to the sing along, you must register before attending. If you had registered for the Fall session, no need to re-register.
Questions? Contact Beth Kozak at Age Options