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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. 

Program Name/LinkAgesDayDateTime
2K Glow Run/WalkAllSaApr. 237-9pm
Senior Spring Fling60+SaMar. 193-5:30pm
Procreate 10118+WJan. 126:30-8:30pm
Creating Landscapes in Watercolor18+SaFeb. 1910am-12pm
Learn Action Photography18+SaMar. 1910am-12pm
Learn to Sew14+ThJan. 27-Feb. 36:30-8:30pm
Community CPR & First Aid15+WDec. 15-7pm
Community CPR & First Aid15+WJan. 125-7pm
Community CPR & First Aid15+WFeb. 166-8pm
Community CPR & First Aid15+WMar. 95-7pm
West Coast Swing18+WJan. 5-Feb. 97-8pm
West Coast Swing18+WFeb. 16-Mar. 237-8pm
Swing Dance18+ThJan. 6-Feb. 106:30-7:30pm
Swing Dance18+ThFeb. 17-Mar. 246:30-7:30pm
Ballroom Dance18+ThJan. 6-Feb. 107:30-8:30pm
Ballroom Dance18+ThFeb. 17-Mar. 247:30-8:30pm
Adult Tap18+MJan. 10-Feb. 78-9pm
Adult Tap18+MFeb. 14-Mar. 148-9pm
People Training Dogs18+SuFeb. 13-Mar. 209-11am
People Training Dogs18+WFeb. 16-Mar. 236-8pm
People Training Dogs Continued18+ThFeb. 17-Mar. 176:15-7:45pm
Spanish Acquisition for Adults18+MJan. 24-Mar. 77-8pm
Adult Horsemanship18+WJan. 19-Feb. 237-8pm
Date Coaching25+ThFeb. 106:30-8pm
Mindfulness Meditation14+MJan. 10-Jan. 317-7:50pm
Tai Chi: Beginner18+ThJan. 6-Feb. 10Noon-1pm
Tai Chi: Beginner18+ThFeb. 24-Mar. 31Noon-1pm
Tai Chi: Intermediate18+ThJan. 6-Feb. 10Noon-1pm
Tai Chi: Intermediate18+ThFeb. 24-Mar. 31Noon-1pm
Seated Tai Chi18+ThJan. 6-Feb. 1010-11am
Seated Tai Chi18+ThFeb. 24-Mar. 3110-11am
Healthy Comfort Foods55+WJan. 19Noon-1pm
30-Minute Soup55+WFeb. 9Noon-1pm
Easy Supper for Two55+WMar. 9Noon-1pm

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.


Senior Bingo Drop-in at Ackerman SFC

Let’s get together for bingo! Beginning January 7, 2022, join us on Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center. Enjoy several rounds of bingo while socializing with the community. Prizes will be awarded each night. Limit 25 participants each session. No registration required. $1 per card. For more information, please call (630) 317-0130.


SARC Senior Clubs

Catch up with friends or meet new friends from the community! The clubs below, for ages 60 and better, meet at Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Avenue. There is no fee to participate. Call (630) 942-7266 to reserve a spot.

BOOK CLUB
Third Monday each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Are you an avid reader and enjoy discussing the books you read? Join us as we host our monthly book club. Books can be checked out at the Glen Ellyn Park District

POKER CLUB
Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

SOCIAL HOUR
Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
If you enjoy knitting, playing cards, or just chatting, this is the place for you!


Athletics

Our leagues, lessons, and clinics offer opportunities for adults to compete against others or learn new sports 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. 

Program Name/LinkAgesDayDateTime
Adult Dodgeball Tournament18+SuJan. 23Noon-3pm
Adult Dodgeball Tournament18+SuFeb. 27Noon-3pm
ISKC Karate: Continuer Red-Blue15+WJan. 5-Mar. 238:30-9:30pm
ISKC Karate: Int/Adv Green-Black15+WJan. 5-Mar. 238:30-10pm
Hockey: Beginner Adult14+SaJan. 8-Feb. 268:10-8:50am
Hockey: Beginner Adult14+SaMar. 5-Apr. 308:10-8:50am
Ice Skating: Adult Basic14+VariousJan. or Mar. SessionsVarious
Co-Ed Pickleball League18+VariousJan. or Feb. SessionsVarious
Pickleball Start/Restart18+ThJan. 6-Feb. 2410-11am
Pickleball Start/Restart18+ThJan. 6-Feb. 2411am-Noon
Quick Start Paddle - Men18+TuJan. 11-Feb. 86-7pm
Quick Start Paddle - Women18+MJan. 10-Feb. 75-6pm
Men's Indoor Soccer League18+SuJan. 9-Mar. 13-
Men's Basketball League18+MJan. 10-Mar. 21-
Men's 12" Softball League18+MApr. 4-June 13-
Men's 16" Softball League18+TuApr. 5-June 14-