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The Adult Education Series is a series of presentations offered by experts in their field who share their expertise regarding topics of interest to adults in our community.  


Even though the pandemic, the NSYMCA hosts an average of six AES presentations a month and they are always FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 


Some experts offer programs monthly such as the professionals from Illinois Bone and Joint Institute who bring medical conversations to hundreds, and our elder law attorney who has open discussions on the first Wednesday of each month.


Plus, we have the Alzheimer’s Association, physical therapists, nutrition experts, financial experts, psychologists, memory care specialists, social workers, political officers, and the list goes on, who all bring their expertise to the AES throughout the year.  


In addition to presentations, the Y has offered memory screenings, balance, and fall risk assessments, hearing screenings, and hearing aid checks and will do so again when social distancing restrictions are relieved. 


If you would like a reminder email for any of the Adult Education Series events, please register by emailing Karen Brownlee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Upcoming AES Events:

February 1 - Anxiety and Stress Management

February 3 - Estate Planning 101

February 4 - Tax Efficient Retirement Income

February 8 - How to Have Conversations About Race

February 9 - Monthly Meditation Practice

February 10 - Heart Healthy Nutrition

February 15 - Self-Care Strategies

February 24 - IBJI Healthy Bones and Osteoporosis