Senior Living. Redefined.

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.

June  2018
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 1
06/01/18
  • 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
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 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
2
06/02/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Pilates & You
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Evolution of Sports
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 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
3
06/03/18
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Simply Yoga w/Elana
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Strings and Conversations w/ Jaime & Sandro
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
4
06/04/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 1:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Bridge
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Piano Conversations w/ Eugenia Jeong
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
5
06/05/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Integrated Movement For Mind & Body
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Memory Care Movement Caregiver Support
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Breathe, Think Meditation
    Location: The Conference Room
6
06/06/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Workout Wonders w/Johnny
    Location: The Fitness 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
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
7
06/07/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:45 am– 12:00 pm
    Writer's Sharing & Discussion Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 2:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Bridge Club
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm
    Happy Hour & Live Music
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
8
06/08/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
    Friday Night Movie:TBA
    Location: Channel #73
9
06/09/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Pilates & You
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:30 pm– 3:30 pm
    An Eastern Voice
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 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
10
06/10/18
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Simply Yoga w/Elana
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Strings and Conversation
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
11
06/11/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 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
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Piano Conversations w/ Eugenia Jeong
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
12
06/12/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Integrated Movement For Mind & Body
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Memory Care Movement Caregiver Support
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 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
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Breathe, Think Meditation
    Location: The Conference Room
13
06/13/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Workout Wonders w/Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
14
06/14/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:45 am– 12:00 pm
    Writer's Sharing & Discussion Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 2:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Bridge Club
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
  • 3:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
15
06/15/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
    Friday Night Movie:TBA
    Location: Channel #73
16
06/16/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 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
17
06/17/18
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 11:00 am– 2:00 pm
    Merion Father's Day BBQ
    Location: The Rooftop Terrace
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Simply Yoga w/Elana
    Location: The Fitness Center
18
06/18/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Portraits of Aging
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Glenview Senior Center Bingo (Karen)
    Location: Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Bridge
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Piano Conversations w/ Eugenia Jeong
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
19
06/19/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Integrated Movement For Mind & Body
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Memory Care Movement Caregiver Support
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Breathe, Think Meditation
    Location: The Conference Room
20
06/20/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Workout Wonders w/Johnny
    Location: The Fitness 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
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
21
06/21/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:45 am– 12:00 pm
    Writer's Sharing & Discussion Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Classical 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
22
06/22/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
    Friday Night Movie:TBA
    Location: Channel #73
23
06/23/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Pilates & You
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:30 pm– 3:30 pm
    An Eastern Voice
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 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
24
06/24/18
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Simply Yoga w/Elana
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Strings and Conversation
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
25
06/25/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 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
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Piano Conversations w/ Eugenia Jeong
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
26
06/26/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Integrated Movement For Mind & Body
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:00 am– 11:30 am
    "LGBTQ Senior Issues" (Karen)
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 10:30 am– 11:30 am
    Memory Care Movement Caregiver Support
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 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
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Breathe, Think Meditation
    Location: The Conference Room
27
06/27/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Workout Wonders w/Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
28
06/28/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:45 am– 12:00 pm
    Writer's Sharing & Discussion Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 2:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Bridge Club
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
  • 3:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
29
06/29/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
    Friday Night Movie:TBA
    Location: Channel #73
30
06/30/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
    Bingo with Prizes
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 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