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Doris Burton
Lorren Dogan
Brenette Jelks
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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

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

 

Video Published by James Drake

"I organized The Atlas Center Steppers classes a little over ten years ago at the
SouthEast Atlas Regional Center on Chicago's south side. The purpose was to
learn the dance known as "Steppin." Steppin was created in Chicago over forty
years ago. The group mixes socializing, conversation and dancing in fun filled
sessions every Tuesday morning at The Center. In addition to attending
"Stepper Sets" around The City, The group sponsors it's own stepper set
"Steppin at High Noon" at the legendary 50 Yard Line every month" 


SINGLE BLACK SENIORS MEET
(click below to enlarge flyer)



CHECK OUT THESE FEATURES:
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FEATURES

  Important Information:  Changes In Certain Services

DFSS Services Program At a Glance

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 depositoryis 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.


ATLAS 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The Francis J. Atlas Center has proudly served seniors on Chicago's southeast side since 1983.  Join us as we celebrate our 35th anniversary throughout this year with music.

Saturday March 17, 2018 / 11:30am - 1:3pm
Musical performance by the Elements of Sound
led by Andre Miles.

Saturday March 31, 2018 / 11:30am - 1:3pm
Musical performance by the Myron Mills Project,
Myron Mills band leader.

Friday May 11, 2018 / 11:30am - 1:3pm
Atlas Swings! A musical performance by
The Myron Mills Project.

Saturday May 5, 2018 / 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Atlas Soul Train Line Dance Party with D.J. Chico.

Saturday July 21, 2018 / 11:30am - 1:3pm
Musical performance by The Myron Mills Project.

Friday October 19, 2018 / 11:30am - 1:3pm
Atlas Swings!  Music performance by
the Myron Mills Project

Saturday November 17, 2018 / 11:30am - 1:3pm
Musical performance by the Elements of Sound
led by Andre Miles.

Friday December 7, 2018 / 11:30am - 1:3pm
Atlas Swings! A musical performance by
The Myron Mills Project.



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!

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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Monthly Activities Calendar
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Open Kitchen Menu Calendar

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WEEKLY CLASSES
MONDAYS
check the Events page for
changes in dates/times

FItness
9:30am

Fitness 9:00am & 12:45pm

WII: bOWLING 9:30

Knitting & Crocheting
12:30pm - 3:00pm

TUESDAYS

Wellness Talk 8:30am

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.

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

THURSDAYS

Arthritis Excercise Class - 10:30am

Bridge 10:00am - 3:00pm

Wii Bowling - 9:30am

FRIDAYS

Fitness 9:00am - 10:00am

Yoga  10:45am - 12:00pm
($2 donation)

Quilting 1:00pm - 2:30pm  FREE

SATURDAYS

Group/Club Meetings
9:00am-noon

Special Events Scheduled
1:00pm

SUNDAYS

Group/Club Meetings
9:00am-noon


Wii:  BOWLING

Thursdays, 9:30am

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
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
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ATLAS SENIOR CENTER
CHRISTMAS PARTIES
through the years
(VIEW)

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Help Seniors Find the
Resources They Need
Click HERE to read article

All About Alzheimer's and
Awareness Through Wristbands
Click HERE to read article

LEGAL ASSISTANCE
FOR CHICAGO SENIORS
view information

DISASTER PREPARATION
Preparing Makes Sense For Older Americans. Get Ready Now. View How

STROKE AWARENESS
GET THE FACTS, FAST!
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About Our Trips And Events
Please click HERE to read our policies and disclaimer regarding our Trips and Events

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

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FALLS
Click HERE to find out

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

Medicare Costs
Click HERE

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

Seniors visit the Comer Youth Center
View our photo journals

Food Stamps / SNAP Click HERE for more info


ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOOD PANTRY UPDATE
(Click below to see flyer)

CLICK HERE
FOR MORE EVENTS

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OTHER CLASSES

SOCIAL MEDIA & SMART PHONE CLASSES
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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.

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 CLASSES & EVENTS
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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

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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