The Niles Senior Center is a modern, spacious building with a gameroom, a lounge, a billiards room, an auditorium for…More lectures and performances, a coffee area and other amenities. Seniors come to the facility to socialize and play cards, backgammon and other games, read the newspaper and watch stock reports. There is different programming each week, from health and wellness activities to movie nights; educational activities, such as a lecture on immigration at Ellis Island; and entertainment programs, such as a presentation on the music of Elvis Presley.
There are also day trips to places of interest. Director Kelly Mickle says that some seniors who come are in their 60s and 70s, while others are in their 80s and 90s. Some even come in wheelchairs with caregivers. The Niles Free Bus makes a stop here and many seniors use it as their transportation.
Funded by the Illinois Department on Aging, Metropolitan Asian Family Services provides adult day services to people…More age 60-plus. It is geared to meeting the needs of Asian Americans and immigrants, and most of its clientele was born in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Bosnia. In addition to adult day services, it offers two other primary services: the Community Care program, which sends helpers to seniors' homes to assist them with the tasks of daily living; and the general help program, which provides computer classes, citizenship information, help with filling out forms and documents, etc. MAFS has vans to pick seniors up or to deliver services to their homes. About 40-45 people come for adult day care each week, and they have access to fitness machines and a hot lunch.
Culver is the sole school in Niles Elementary School District 71, with kindergarten through eighth grade classrooms…More all housed in its building. The district boundaries include the southeast portion of Niles and the western portion of Morton Grove. Students at the school speak at least 20 different languages in their homes. A few are recent immigrants and and take ELL (English Language Learner) classes.
Culver has a CAD (computer-assisted design) lab, in which students in the upper grades can tackle architectural, technological and engineering design projects, such as bridge-building.
The school's physical education program is in the Illinois Blue Ribbon program. Its mascot is the Bulldogs.
Culver students also participate in the arts, giving spring, fall and winter concerts and putting on a play every year in May.