My Go-To Place

We are so excited to bring you My Go-To Place virtually.

We look forward to when we can bring these programs to you in person. Until then, we will do the next best thing and bring programs through your computer, smartphone or telephone. We understand that this is a new and challenging time for everyone, so let’s stay connected!

We will use Zoom which is an online meeting program that allows us to see and speak to one another. To access our My Go-To Place please follow these instructions on My Go-To Place Community on Tuesdays and My Go-To Place Niles on Thursdays pages.

To join our My Go-To Place Zoom meetings please follow these instructions:

From a computer:

  1. Go to
  2. You might have to click on the link to “download & run Zoom.”
  3. Click Join a Meeting
  4. Enter the Meeting ID: 358 048 8078
  5. Once you have joined the meeting, click the options to use computer audio and computer video. See you there!

To join by Zoom app on smartphone or tablet:

  1. Click this link to join the meeting
  2. You can choose if you would like to use your camera so we can see you or just hear you through the built-in microphone.
  3. If you wish, you can download the free Zoom app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play for Android. Once you are in the Zoom app you can click on the Join button and enter the Meeting ID: (358 048 8078). See you there!

To join by dialing a telephone for audio-only:

  1. Dial 312-626-6799. When asked, type in our Meeting ID: 358 048 8078 followed by the # key. You will be asked to press the # key again to join the meeting as a participant.
  2. We look forward to hearing from you over the phone!

Join Our Live Zoom Activities 5 Days a Week

Move It Monday!

Monday, August 3, 1-1:30 pm. Join Margaret Danilovich, Board-certified Geriatric Physical Therapist and Senior Director of the Leonard Schanfield Research Institute at CJE SeniorLife, for a 30-minute fitness class. This week's class is "Barre." You don't have to be a ballerina to enjoy the benefits of this low-impact, ballet-inspired exercise class. No equipment is needed, and all activities can be done sitting or standing to accommodate all fitness levels.

Bingocize® Online with CJE

Join the Falls Prevention Team for Bingocize®—a 10-week program that meets twice a week and combines a bingo-like game with exercise and health education. You must sign up to participate so that we can mail you a Bingo card to use during the class. Spots are limited—register here: If you can’t make that class, but would like to keep updated about future Falls Prevention programs, join our mailing list here:

My Go-To Place—Community Tuesdays

Tuesday, August 4, 12 pmCommunity Tuesdays My Go-To Place invites you to join Religious Life Coordinator at CJE SeniorLife, Jenn Hipps for a presentation about the most romantic day of the Jewish calendar, Tu B’Av! Learn about the historical significance of this special day and why it is one of the most popular days for Jewish weddings!

For the Health of It

Wednesday, July 29 & August 5, 1 pmPositive Approach® to Care (PAC) Workshop: Normal Aging vs. Not Normal Aging. This interactive workshop will be facilitated by Christie Norrick, a PAC Certified MSW at CJE SeniorLife's Leonard Schanfield Research Institute. The workshop will build dementia awareness, knowledge, and skills of participants. The course is designed for community members including older adults, care partners, as well as professionals in the field of aging.

My Go-To Place—Thursdays

Thursday, July 30, 1 pm—My Go-To Place is happy to welcome CJE volunteer Rick Lynn for a TED talk video and discussion. TED talks are short and powerful talks devoted to sharing ideas ranging from science to business to global issues. Join us in watching and discussing “How to Live to be 100+,” an enthralling talk about the path to long life and health.

Thursday, August 6, 1 pm—My Go-To Place invites you to join Kurt Loeffler in his music lecture series, “After the Big Bands- Be Bop and the Art of Improvisation.” Kurt will take us back in time to explain the fascinating musical evolution away from the Big Band sound.

Mindfulness with Chloe

There will be no class on August 28

Fridays, 10 am—Chloe Gremaud, LCSW from CJE SeniorLife’s Counseling Services will lead group participants in mindfulness exercises that help support mental wellness. Building the ability to stay present can help participants to cope with stress and uncertainty and reduce negative thinking.

Watch Our Videos


Through our virtual education programs, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and practices or keep improving on skills you already have. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the notification bell to be notified every time we add a new video!


Take care of your health with simple and attainable practices for your mind, body and spirit through exercise, yoga and meditation. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the notification bell to be notified every time we add a new video!

Arts and Crafts

Through our virtual arts and crafts programs, you have the opportunity to learn how to create fun, new projects at home. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the notification bell to be notified every time we add a new video!