The Center for Life and Learning:

The Center for Life and Learning periodically offers free lectures on a variety of topics, from Medicare Part D to CPR training.

Senior Street Safety

Tuesday, February 25
11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Presented by members of the Chicago Police Department

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Members of the Chicago Police Department Community Relations team will discuss the most important tips for staying alert (and safe!) while traveling in the neighborhood.


I Have Diabetes: What Can I Eat?

Tuesday, March 3
11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Presented by Jennifer Sherman, MS, RD, LDN

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Diabetes disproportionately affects older adults. Approximately 25% of Americans over the age of 60 years have diabetes. The disease also affects longevity, functional status, and risk of institutionalization for older patients. Registered Dietitian Jennifer Sherman will present information regarding diabetes risks, complications, and how to eat to avoid and manage diabetes.

Jennifer Sherman is a Registered Dietitian with a master’s degree in Human Nutrition from University of Illinois at Chicago. She is recognized for her work with older adults creating and approving healthy meals for the Meals on Wheels program as well as creating home delivered meal kits that address the specific dietary needs of older people. Her passion lies in assisting this demographic embrace the healthy habits necessary to improve their daily function and life.



Thursday, March 5
2:303:30 p.m.
Presented by Cherilyn Murer and Chris Ruys

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The face of entrepreneurship is changing, thanks to the millions of baby boomers who are leaving corporate America but aren’t ready to retire. The solution for many? Maturepreneurship. Men and women in their 50s, 60s and 70s start about 25 percent of all new businesses, enriching their lives, and their pocketbooks. In this seminar, Cherilyn Murer, President and CEO of CGM Advisory Group LLC, who founded and ran a national healthcare consulting firm for more than 30 years, will discuss how to compete in a marketplace that worships millennials. Identifying your dream business, financing, marketing, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance will be covered. What maturepreneurs bring to the table are experience, wisdom and an incredible network—the three things which ensure success in a start-up company, and let’s face it: younger entrepreneurs don’t have those attributes.

Cherilyn will be interviewed by Chris Ruys, a veteran communications consultant who is active in CLL.

Cherilyn G. Murer, J.D., C.R.A., President and CEO of CGM Advisory Group LLC, has been an active voice in the advancement of quality, cost-effective health care and higher education for more than three decades. She coupled a law degree with operational experience at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to launch an international, legal-based healthcare consulting firm, with clients in forty-two states, Europe, and the Middle East.

Chris Ruys is owner of Chris Ruys Communications, a consulting firm that provides communications strategies for small companies and nonprofit organizations.