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The Gazette: Senior & Active Older Adult Newsletter

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General Interest

Kids aren’t the only ones that need time for recreation – adults need it too!

We offer many unique and exciting programs each season designed specifically for adults and seniors. Whether you’re looking to meet new friends or pick up a hobby, we have just what you’re looking for. Adult and senior programs opportunities include everything from dance classes to educational workshops. 

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Trips

See what adventures the Glen Ellyn Park District had to offer!

We put together a wide variety of trips throughout the year, so you can take a fun trip to the city, try your luck at a casino, and much more. All you have to do is register and show up—we take care of everything else. Bring a group of friends or go solo! Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

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Friday Night Bingo

For ages 55 and up
Let’s get together for bingo! Join us on Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center. Enjoy several rounds of bingo while socializing. Prizes will be awarded each night, including a grand prize at the end of the last game. This is a drop-in program; no registration is required. $1 per card. For more information, please call (630) 317-0130.


Senior Clubs

Catch up with friends or meet new friends from the community! The clubs below, for ages 60 and better, meet at Main Street Recreation Center. Reservations are encouraged to attend club meetings by calling (630) 858-2463.

AMERICAN MAH-JONGG
Make new friends every Friday between 10 a.m and 2 p.m. as you play one of the world’s greatest tile-based games. All experience levels are welcome to learn and play. Free.

ART CLUB
Participants will be able to try several mediums of art and hone their individual skills. The club will be led by an experienced local artist. Payment ($7 for residents, $10 for nonresidents) is due at the start of class.

BOOK CLUB
Are you an avid reader and enjoy discussing books? Join our book club which meets the third Monday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. Snacks will be provided. Books can be checked out from Glen Ellyn Public Library. Free.

CARD CLUB
Gather with other card game enthusiasts from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to play your favorite games every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. All levels of card players are welcome. Card decks will be provided. Free.

POKER CLUB
Join us from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month for poker. All experience levels are welcome to join. Card decks and chips will be provided. Free.

TRIVIA & SOCIAL CLUB
Senior social club offers the opportunity to play games, learn something new, or even test your knowledge at themed trivia. The club meets on the third Thursday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. Snacks and treats are served. Free.


Donuts and Bingo

Ages 55 and up
Play bingo at Main Street Recreation Center on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Visit with friends over coffee and donuts while playing everyone’s favorite game. Bingo will be free to play, and games will start at 10:30am. One bingo card per participant. Coffee, donuts, and bingo cards will be provided, and prizes will be awarded to winners. This free drop-in program is offered in partnership with Glen Ellyn Public Library.


Athletics

Our leagues and tournaments offer opportunities for adults to compete against others in a safe, fun environment. We offer recreational and competitive levels of play, so that everyone from a multi-year vet to a rookie can play. Please view our Playbook for information on other available lessons, classes, and clinics.