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Educational & Health

Lifelong learning is essential to health and happiness. Join Bacoa for educational sessions on a variety of topics. Learn new skills, discover useful tips for living a fuller life, and become informed on older adult health. A mix of keynote speakers and Bacoa staff present new perspectives and encourage conversation on these important themes.

Remain active, healthy, and happy with a mix of in-person activities and virtual events. See our full list of upcoming activities to plan your calendar.

Be Your Own Artist

Bring out your inner artist. Learn something new, refine your skills, and let your imagination flourish in this colorful setting. Artists of all abilities and skills are welcome.

Decluttering: Find a Neater You

Get organized, tidy up, and minimize your belongings. These decluttering tips and ideas will help you achieve a more organized home.

Feel Grand Series

Feel Grand with Jane Seymour features medical tips from the country’s top experts while providing insight into the importance of healthy aging.

Zen at 10 – Chair Yoga

Destress and get a gentle stretch with chair yoga. Good for the body and soul, this is a virtual chair yoga class that lasts 30 minutes.

History Hunt Club

Uncover the rich and dynamic history of the greater Barrington Area. Pursue your historical interests, discover preserved memories, and enjoy historically relevant events.

Learn more about your local community. This fun, educational event focuses on the greater Barrington Area’s land, animals, and plants.

Law Talk

Stay prepared and informed with Law Talk from Bacoa. This quarterly series addresses practical law topics like estate planning, protecting your identity, and older adult care.

Matter of Balance

Strengthen your balance and overall body stability. This recurring session helps older adults reduce their fear of falling and increase activity levels.

Rules of the Road

Brush up on your driving skills before renewing your driver’s license. This class, led by an instructor from the Secretary of State’s office, prepares one to take the Illinois driving tests.

Sound Check

You may be missing important sounds and not know it. In this educational session, you’ll get answers to your questions about hearing and sound as you age.

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The Last Chapter: Things I Wish I Knew

Older Adult Couple Walking in Autumn Park

“The Last Chapter: Things I Wish I Knew” is a series of in-depth conversations about end-of-life issues. The monthly program features guest speakers and is designed for anyone wishing to address and discuss death and dying, including professionals, community members, families, and caregivers.

Bacoa’s Memory Programs Manager will lead the conversation on the following topics: 

  • End-of-life and advanced care planning
  • Hospice and Palliative care
  • Family dynamics
  • Spirituality
  • Grief
  • How to live and celebrate your best life now

Because of COVID-19 safety concerns, Bacoa is offering online programs that can be accessed from home using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

You can join these free virtual programs three ways:

  • Computer (video and sound)
  • Smartphone (video and sound)
  • Regular phone (sound only)

RSVP to get the meeting ID and password by calling Bacoa at (847) 381-5030.

Haven’t used Zoom before?

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We’re here for you.

Bacoa is your connection to helpful resources. Our team is ready to assist with any aging-related needs. We look forward to connecting with you.