Social Programs

Community connections and meaningful relationships create a sense of belonging that benefits the communities we belong to.  Our programs are designed to get people involved in their community and to deepen and expand their social connections. We offer a variety of fun programs based on your interests and ideas.  In order to make these programs fun and successful, we need your input and suggestions so please share ideas, feedback and questions with Erin Laemmrich at elaemmrich@totallink2.org

***If you are a new participant and interested in our programs, please contact Erin Laemmrich at elaemmrich@totallink2.org to set up a meeting to learn about programs and to meet our staff. 

 *Now Hiring –Part Time Program Assistant

Social Connections:

Social Connections are social and recreational programs designed specifically for transition age young adults and older. We’ll include peers who have the same interests and desires to get out and explore the great places in our own backyard and community.

Next Chapter Book Club and Fitness Fun: Expect to have a lot of fun as we dive into a story together and discuss its characters and plot. Club starts with members having the option to enjoy a snack and time to connect with other members, FRIENDS!  After, the club reads by taking turns and all reading levels are welcomed.  Our trained facilitators use strategies that are inclusive to all.  We hope to share in the magical adventure of literature with you!  This class is partnered with Fitness Fun. After we enjoy reading our book, we will enjoy some fitness. Yoga taught by Pam Tokowitz.

Summer Program Information:
Time: 1-3:30
Location: Village Church (1300 Shermer Rd Northbrook)
May: 5th, 19th     June: 2nd, 16th
July: 7th, 21st     August: 4th, 18th
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Girlfriends Group and WerQ: Join friends, share thoughts and feelings about friends and relationships, dine out, create things, play games and volunteer with fun-loving girlfriends!   

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Summer Session:

Girlfriends Group:

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Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Village Church (1300 Shermer Rd Northbrook)

May: 6th (Autism Walk), 20th

June: 3rd (No meeting the 17th)

July:1st, 15th

August:5th, 19th

 

Guys Night Out: Come hang out, share interests, do activities (whirly ball, mini golf, bowling, Dave and Busters, laser tag), eat out and play games with the guys!  

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May Meeting:

 

Botanic Gardens and Barnaby’s

This month we will be going outside to enjoy the beautiful gardens at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. After we will go out for dinner at Barnaby’s.

Date: Saturday, May 12th      Time: 4-8pm (Meet at TL2C)

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Movie, Dinner & Discussion Night Out: Enjoy the movie going experience with friends and eat dinner together while sharing reactions and thoughts about the movie!

Friday, May 4th

Avengers: Infinity War 

*This meeting is currently full and not accepting registrations at this time.

Location: AMC Theater- Northbrook Court

Time: We will meet at 4 and enjoy dinner before the movie. We will be seeing the 5:15pm showing. Pick up will be at 8:15pm.

Upcoming Meetings:

June 1st: Click Here To Register

July 6th: Click Here To Register

August 3rd: Click To Register

 

Healthy Night Out: Set a fitness goal for your 30-minute walk and enjoy the company of your friends while eating a healthy, budget conscientious dinner with your friends.

Community Events:

Community Events are outings in the community designed specifically for transition age young adults and older. Our community events are open to all adults. We’ll partake in local community events and visit places of interest.

 Movie Sing-Along: Frozen: Get ready to belt out your favorite songs from the movie FROZEN At TL2C’s first Movie Sing-Along. A Movie Sing-along is a group Karaoke Party where the words to all the songs are shown on screen! We sing the songs and watch the movie together.

Glenbrook Musical “The Little Mermaid”: Looking to get out on a Friday night? Do you enjoy music? Join us as we enjoy the Glenbrook Musical, “The Little Mermaid.” Meetup with your friends and TL2C community coaches.

**Space is limited for this event. Tickets are first come first serve.

Day: Friday, April 27th

Time: Meet at 6:30pm         Show starts at 7            Pick up time: TBD

Location: Sheely Center for the Performing Arts- GBN 2300 Shermer Rd Northbrook, IL

Meetups:

 Happenings in the community are a great way to meet new friends and get familiar with new places in the community. A TotalLink2 Community coach will be on hand to promote a sense of community and help everyone feel comfortable and confident.

Karaoke Meetup: Join us for our next Meetup at the Rock House in Glenview for a night of karaoke fun. This program meets the 2nd Friday of the month from 6-8pm.

May 11th: Click Here To Register

June 8th: Click Here To Register

July 13th: Click Here To Register

August 10th: Click Here To Register

 

 

Movie Meetup: is at Northbrook Court or Arc Light Theater in Glenview for the viewing of a show.

Learning Labs:

Learning labs are educational and skill development programs designed  for adults and  18 and older. Learning Labs focus on  strengthening  social skills, trying new things, working as part of a team and fostering personal growth. Our learning labs are ideal for individuals who enjoy creative hands-on learning, are able to participate in a group setting independently and can make a commitment to attend all sessions.

Yoga and Healthy Supper Club: Practice yoga and prepare, cook and eat a sensible dinner.  Focus on becoming in-tune with the body and mind, learn to incorporate the principles of yoga into every day life, discuss the nutritional benefits of ingredients and healthy portions, and work as a team in a warm home environment. Register for yoga, healthy supper club or both programs. Yoga will be taught by Pam Tokowitz.

Summer Session:

Location: Village Church (1300 Shermer Rd Northbrook)

4-5pm: Yoga       5-7pm: Healthy Supper Club

*This program is currently full and not accepting registration at this time.

Thursdays: 

May: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

June: 7, 21, 28 (No meeting the 14th)

July: 12, 19, 26 (No meeting the 5th)

August: 2, 9, 16,23

 

Micro-Enterprise Lab:Develop a tangible product based on our shared interests and collective talent. Create a business plan including marketing strategies and develop the packaging for our product. Present and sell our product in the community and through the use of social media. This is an introduction to micro-enterprise as a means for self-employment.

 

Art Lab for Everyone: Discover and grow artistic talents. Be exposed to a wide range of art mediums including woodworking, painting, drawing and jewelry. Learn how to use our vision to develop a marketable piece of art.  Click here to meet your instructor

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Summer Session:

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Wednesdays    4-6:30pm

TotalLink2 Community (12oo Shermer Rd Northbrook)

May: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

June: 6, 13, 20, 27

July: 11, 18, 25 (No program the 4th)

August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

Social Media Lab: Explore the ins-and-outs of social media. Focus on responsible use across all platforms, navigation and use on preferred technology, define jargon and features and connect with friends.

 heART Words: heART words is an inclusive community for writers of all abilities. Through inspiring verbal and visual prompts, TL2C facilitators and trained volunteers will encourage self-expression of emotions, courage, imagination, experience and heart. TL2C participants will be partnered with a trained volunteer mentor who can assist in the writing process. We will create and write our responses based on the prompt we choose. Group members are encouraged to share what they have written with one another. This program is facilitated by Pam Tokowitz and Jamie Weller.

Summer Program Info: 

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: Village Church (1300 Shermer Rd Northbrook)

May 18th    June 15th

July 20th    August 17th

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