Concordia Place provides holistic activities and diverse services which address the physical, spiritual, educational and social well-being needs of older adults.

 

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nutritious, free meals were provided to the seniors who participated in our Senior Fitness classes in 2016

 

Adult Fitness Classes

Do you have a hard time getting motivated to exercise on your own? Would you like to exercise with a small group of people your own age? Then we are the fitness class for you!

Our classes are a mixture of a gentle cardio workout combined with Yoga and Tai Chi exercises. Lead by a certified Yoga instructor, these calming movements help reduce stress, maintain flexibility, improve balance and promote healthy joints. There is also social time for enjoying nutritious snacks and lunches.

All classes are held at Concordia on Whipple on Wednesdays and Fridays. Come early for snacks and stay later for lunch. All classes and lunches are at no cost; donations are greatly appreciated.

Classes: Held year-round on Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30am - 12:45pm

Drop-in: No registration needed. For more information, call Martha DeLeon 773.463.1600 ext.221 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Senior Lift Program

Are you an older adult that could use a little support and assistance in your daily life?

Concordia Place’s Senior Lift Program helps seniors maintain independent lives by providing free transportation assistance for adults, 65 years and older, living on the north side of Chicago. Our goal is to provide the human connection needed to enhance a senior’s quality of life, also to help reduce loneliness and provide information on available senior support services.

Concordia’s Senior Wellness Coordinator conducts an initial phone interview to identify individual needs. Our trained and caring volunteers provide support with errands such as transportation for grocery shopping, short medical appointments, errands and social outings.

For more information, call Martha DeLeon at 773.463.1600 ext. 221 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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annual rides are given to Senior Lift participants

 

Become a Senior Lift Program Volunteer

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of older adults who need just a little support to remain independent?

Join Concordia Place in helping its neighbors. Our program helps to reduce loneliness and isolation among our area seniors. Senior Lift provides the human connection necessary to enhance a senior's quality of life and overall well-being. Our program volunteers help seniors by providing support with errands such as; transportation for grocery shopping, short medical appointments, errands and social outings.

Every visitor is trained, supervised and given the proper tools to make a positive difference in the lives of older adults. In return you are enriching your own life by making a difference for someone else. Our volunteers are matched with a senior on a one-to-one basis. It will give you a big lift!

To learn more about becoming a Senior Lift volunteer, call Martha DeLeon at 773.463.1600 ext. 221 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All volunteers must have a car, proof of insurance and a background check is required. We especially need volunteers that are available weekdays during daytime hours.

 

782+

hours of driving time were logged by our Senior Lift Volunteers in 2016, taking homebound seniors to the doctor, grocery shopping and other errands

 

English Language Classes

Concordia Place, in partnership with Truman College, offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for non-native English speaking adults.

ESL courses range from basic language and life skills for beginners to those for advanced students refining their English in preparation for higher education, vocational training, or a career. Reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar are in all levels of instruction.

Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00pm and sessions usually run about 8 weeks. For more information please contact us at 773-463-1600.

Current Session:

May 16 through August 3, 2017 

Upcoming Sessions:

August 22 through October 12, 2017 (Registration dates--August 15, 17, 22 & 24 at 10:00am)

October 17 through December 7, 2017 (Registration dates--October 10, 12, 17 & 19 at 10:00am) 

 


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of ESL students are also served by other Concordia Place programs