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June 2012 CJE SeniorLife Support Groups and Programs for Seniors

CJE SeniorLife offers support groups on a wide variety of topics of interest to seniors and their families. Fees vary according to the program and individual circumstances and some groups may be partially covered by Medicare and supplemental insurance. For information or to join a group, call CJE SeniorLife at 773/508-1000 or visit us online at for full calendar listings and support group meeting dates/times.

Scrabble Club

For word lovers and game players of all skill levels. Learn the classic game of Scrabble or get tips to sharpen your skills, with instructor and tournament director Joe Cortese. Meets every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago. There is no charge. For more information, call 773/508-1000. Monthly meeting dates: June 6, 13, 20, & 27

Holocaust Survivors – Coffee and Conversation

Meets every Monday and Thursday throughout the month. Sponsored by Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS) and CJE SeniorLife

Mondays, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Sponsored by JCFS and CJE SeniorLife. There is no charge. To register, call 847/568-5200. Monthly meeting dates: June 4, 11, 18, & 25

Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., at JCFS Joy F. Knapp Center, 3145 W. Pratt Blvd., Chicago. There is no charge. To register, call 847/568-5100. Monthly meeting dates: June 7, 14, 21, & 28

Living Life Through Loss: A Drop-In Bereavement Support Group

Meets every Wednesday, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Any adult over the age of 60 who has lost a loved one in the past three years is encouraged to attend. Sponsored by CJE SeniorLife and the Jewish Healing Network. CJE SeniorLife, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago. There is a $5 fee for each session. For more information, call 773/508-1129. Monthly meeting dates: June 6, 13, 20, & 27

Making Connections: Seniors with Adult Children with Disabilities

Meets first and third Tuesday of every month. Offers families an opportunity to connect, share experiences and learn about benefits and community resources. Sponsored by CJE’s Linkages Program. There is no charge. Those interested in attending must register in advance by calling 773/508-1694. Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monthly meeting dates: June 5 & 19

For Caregivers of Loved Ones with Atypical Dementia

A support group for family caregivers whose loved one has been diagnosed with an atypical dementia (Frontotemporal Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia) takes place the third Wednesday of every month in Deerfield from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome. On-site respite care available during the support group; pre-registration is only required if bringing a loved one to respite care. For more information and to pre-register, call Sara Sanderman, L.C.S.W., at 847/236-7863. Weinberg Community for Senior Living, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. Meeting Date: June 20

Caregiving Support Group for Loved Ones with Dementia – Evanston

This support group is for individuals who are involved in the care of a loved one with dementia. Participants will learn about dementia and caregiving; meet others who face similar challenges and share experiences; discover ways to relieve caregiver stress and burn-out. Group meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon. On-site respite care available during the support group (pre-registration required). CJE SeniorLife Adult Day Services, 1015 Howard St., Evanston. For more information and to pre-register, call Amy Zann, L.C.S.W., at 773/508-1690. Meeting dates: June 6 & 20

Community Senior Adults

This group is now open to new members. Enjoy lunch, socialization and great entertainment on a weekly basis. Participants can purchase kosher lunches at Lieberman’s The Nosh at an affordable price. Meets every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 9700 Gross Point Road, Skokie. Call Esther Craven for more information at 773/508-1047. Monthly meeting dates: June 5, 12, 19, & 26

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CJE SeniorLife is an innovative provider of community-based and residential programs, and services for older adults throughout the Chicago area. Over the past 40 years, CJE’s wide range of services has grown to include assisted living, counseling and care management, long-term skilled nursing, Alzheimer’s care, home health, wellness programs and much more. CJE is a partner in serving the community, supported by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. For more information about CJE services, call 773/508-1000 or visit

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