Lifelong Learning in Evanston, Illinois

Satisfy Your Passion for Learning

University towns like Evanston present a unique opportunity for lifelong learning. Our residents are regular visitors to the Northwestern University campus, just 4 blocks from The Merion. As members of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), Northwestern’s senior education program, they engage in a wide-ranging and intellectually challenging curriculum, with activities in and beyond the classroom.

Join a community where you can seek knowledge for the sheer joy of it. Whether you pursue classes at OLLI, or take advantage of the many stimulating clubs, discussion groups or outings offered at The Merion, you’ll meet seasoned learners of all ages, from all walks of life.

Take part in:

  • Writers’ discussions and workshops
  • Current events discussions
  • Computer classes
  • Literary presentations and workshops
  • Multicultural programs
  • Contemporary roundtable talks

Discover myriad opportunities for lifelong learning at The Merion.

January  2019
SSMTWTF
 1
01/01/19
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Integrated Movement For Mind & Body
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Healthy Tuesday's
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 3:30 pm
    History with a Humorous Perspective
    Location: The Sapphire Room
2
01/02/19
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Nurse Practitioner Visit
    Location: The Wellnes Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Tai Chi Fitness w/ Mike McGinn
    Location: The Fitness Center
3
01/03/19
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Bridge Club
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
4
01/04/19
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Sabbath Service with Chaplain Jan Footlik
    Location: The Sterling Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Workout Wonders With Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    NSV Current Events Discussion Group
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
    Friday Night Movie:TBA
    Location: Channel #73
5
01/05/19
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Pilates & You
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections with Koffi
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Saturday Night Movie
    Location: The Sapphire Room/Channel #73
6
01/06/19
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    St. Francis Parish Pick Up
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
7
01/07/19
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Tech Tutorials
    Location: The Sterling Library
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Portraits in Aging
  • 1:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Bridge
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music Tim Fitzgerald
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Classical Flute & Piano Duet
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
8
01/08/19
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Integrated Movement For Mind & Body
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Healthy Tuesday's
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 3:30 pm
    History with a Humorous Perspective
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
9
01/09/19
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Concert Series
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Nurse Practitioner Visit
    Location: The Wellnes Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music w JerryTiberi Trio
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
10
01/10/19
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Bridge Club
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 4:30 pm– 5:30 pm
    Figure Drawing w/ Duffy
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
11
01/11/19
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Workout Wonders With Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
    Friday Night Movie:TBA
    Location: Channel #73
12
01/12/19
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Pilates & You
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections with Koffi
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Saturday Night Movie
    Location: The Sapphire Room/Channel #73
13
01/13/19
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    St. Francis Parish Pick Up
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
14
01/14/19
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Portraits in Aging
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Tech Tutorials
    Location: The Sterling Library
  • 1:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Bridge
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music Tim Fitzgerald
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Classical Concert with Dennis Li
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
15
01/15/19
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Integrated Movement For Mind & Body
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Healthy Tuesday's
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 3:30 pm
    History with a Humorous Perspective
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
16
01/16/19
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Nurse Practitioner Visit
    Location: The Wellnes Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Tai Chi Fitness w/ Mike McGinn
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music w JerryTiberi Trio
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
17
01/17/19
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Bridge Club
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
18
01/18/19
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Workout Wonders With Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    NSV Current Events Discussion Group
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music w S. Aaron
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
    Friday Night Movie:TBA
    Location: Channel #73
19
01/19/19
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Pilates & You
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections with Koffi
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Saturday Night Movie
    Location: The Sapphire Room/Channel #73
20
01/20/19
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    St. Francis Parish Pick Up
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
21
01/21/19
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Tech Tutorials
    Location: The Sterling Library
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Portraits in Aging
  • 1:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Bridge
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music Tim Fitzgerald
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Classical Flute & Piano Duet
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
22
01/22/19
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Integrated Movement For Mind & Body
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Healthy Tuesday's
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 3:30 pm
    History with a Humorous Perspective
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
23
01/23/19
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Concert Series
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Nurse Practitioner Visit
    Location: The Wellnes Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music w JerryTiberi Trio
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
24
01/24/19
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Chamber Trio Concert
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 2:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Bridge Club
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 4:30 pm– 5:30 pm
    Figure Drawing w/ Duffy
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
25
01/25/19
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Workout Wonders With Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
    Friday Night Movie:TBA
    Location: Channel #73
26
01/26/19
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Pilates & You
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections with Koffi
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Saturday Night Movie
    Location: The Sapphire Room/Channel #73
27
01/27/19
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    St. Francis Parish Pick Up
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Piano Conversations w/ Sandro
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
28
01/28/19
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Portraits in Aging
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Tech Tutorials
    Location: The Sterling Library
  • 1:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Bridge
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music Tim Fitzgerald
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Classical Concert with Dennis Li
    Location: The Sapphire Room
29
01/29/19
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Integrated Movement For Mind & Body
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Healthy Tuesday's
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 3:30 pm
    History with a Humorous Perspective
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
30
01/30/19
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Nurse Practitioner Visit
    Location: The Wellnes Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Tai Chi Fitness w/ Mike McGinn
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music w JerryTiberi Trio
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
31
01/31/19
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Bridge Club
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour @ The Merion
    Location: The Emerald Lounge