Care Partners and Cook County Higher Education are pleased to present a Lunch & Learn series designed to support aging well in Cook County!  Presented on the fourth Wednesday of the month from noon to 1pm at Cook County Higher Education, these free Lunch & Learn classes feature speakers from area organizations like Age-Friendly Cook County, AARP, North Shore Health, The MN Aging Eyes Initiative, and more!

For many years Care Partners has provided support and companionship along the journey of aging in Cook County. With this initiative, we hope to help our friends and neighbors proactively address the joys and challenges of growing older with dignity, purpose – and perhaps a gentle dose of humor and camaraderie besides! 

Join us online OR in person at Cook County Higher Education! Thanks to the generosity of individual donors and granting organizations, free lunch is provided for the first 25 people who register for in-person classes.

Upcoming Lunch & Learn Classes

Wednesday, June 26 – Elder Abuse: How It Can Happen, How We Can Help

For Elder Abuse Awareness Month, we will be joined by Brenda Shafer-Pellinen with the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging and Minnesota Elder Justice Center. This informative session will help us learn more about what elder abuse is, recognize the common dynamics of abuse in later life, identify unique barriers that may exist for older adults seeking assistance, and learn about available resources. Learn what to look for and how to get help in you or someone you know might be a victim. Click here to register!

Wednesday, July 24 – Downsizing and Decluttering: You Can’t Take It with You

Having too much stuff can impede people from relocating or getting healthcare into their homes. This engaging presentation from AARP Minnesota’s Joan Palmquist explores why stuff is so important for some people and teaches practical, easy-to-follow tips on downsizing and decluttering. Learn how to get started! Click here to register!

Wednesday, August 28 – The Ten Warning Signs of Dementia

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking, and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Our wonderful guest speaker is Jenna Pogorels from the Alzheimer’s Association! Click here to register!