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Healthy Aging Week

Monday, September 11 through Saturday, September 16

Healthy Aging Week

The Glen Ellyn Public Library and the B.R. Ryall YMCA team up to provide lectures, screenings, and exercise classes to promote physical health, mobility, economic security, and online safety for older adults.

THIS WEEK ONLY: Free Exercise Classes at the Y
All regularly scheduled YMCA Land Fitness classes (excluding Zumba classes) are free to those 55 and over when they present a Glen Ellyn Public Library Card or Guest Pass at the B.R. Ryall YMCA in Glen Ellyn. Ten spots are available per class for YMCA non-members. For more information call 630-858-0100 or visit

Reverse Mortgages Presented by H.O.M.E.
Monday, September 11 | 10-11:30 am

Learn if a reverse mortgage may be right for you from H.O.M.E. DuPage, Inc., an independent, nonprofit organization. H.O.M.E. will discuss the risks, costs, and alternatives to reverse mortgages and how and when the loan gets repaid. Reserve your spot.

Identity Theft
Tuesday, September 12 | 10-11 am

The Illinois Comptroller’s Office will teach you how to identify potential scams and frauds, protect yourself against ID theft, and how to address concerns if you have been a victim. Reserve your spot. This program will be held at the B.R. Ryall YMCA: 49 Deicke Drive, Glen Ellyn.

Cybersecurity for Seniors
Tuesday, September 12 | 3-4 pm

Keep yourself safe online by learning how to identify email scams, fake websites, and how to protect your personal information while shopping online. Reserve your spot. This program will be held at the B.R. Ryall YMCA: 49 Deicke Drive, Glen Ellyn.

Make Public Transportation Work for You
Wednesday, September 13 | 10-11 am

Sarah Blair, Mobility Services Outreach Coordinator for the Regional Transportation Authority, will talk about how to make public transportation programs and services work for you. Topics will include: local transit options, accessibility features on Pace and Metra, RTA fare programs, and ADA Paratransit service. Reserve your spot.

Exercise for Every Ability
Thursday, September 14 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Enhance your overall strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility with 60 minutes of body weight strength training, as well as gait, posture, range of motion, and cardiovascular exercises. B.R. Ryall YMCA Personal Trainer Danielle Nachtigall will help you modify the exercises to fit your ability. Class can be performed seated or standing. Reserve your spot.

Fall Prevention and Balance
Thursday, September 14 | 3-4 pm

Falls can take a serious toll on aging adults’ quality of life and independence. Listen to Dr. Kristen North’s presentation on the seriousness of falls and learn ways to reduce fall risk. Reserve your spot. This program will be held at the B.R. Ryall YMCA: 49 Deicke Drive, Glen Ellyn.

Blood Pressure Screening and Body Composition Consultations
Friday, September 15 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Drop in for a free blood pressure screening and body composition consultation offered by the College of DuPage Nursing Department.

Start with Yes! IMPROVe Dementia Communications
Saturday, September 16 | 1-2 pm

Encourage positive interaction with a family member with dementia using a proven technique developed by Silver Dawn Training Institute founders Tami Neumann and Catherine Braxton. The IMPROVe™ communication technique provides a simplistic format for communication that can be easily taught to family members and care staff. Reserve your spot.