active adult newsletter

Below you will find the link to our most recent bi-monthly Active Adults Newsletter. This free newsletter highlights a few of our events, trips and classes along with updates and photos from past events. Each newsletter features programs offered for adults 55+ during those two months. A full list of our offered programs per season can be found in the Park District's seasonal guide. Physical copies of the newsletter will be available at the Lincoln Center and Recreation Center.

Active Adult Newsletter - October-November 2023

Social Game & Card Groups

All returning and new players are welcome to attend the game and card group of their choice or multiple groups each week. No previous experience is necessary. Coffee and/or refreshments will not be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own coffee/non-alcoholic beverage. All games/activities are self-led, but supplies are provided. An instructor is not provided. No social groups the week of Thanksgiving and on December 1.

Location: Lincoln Center

Game/Group Day Times Room
Puzzle Time M 10:00am - 1:00pm 506
Dominoes M 12:00 - 3:00pm 307
Various Games
TU 11:00 - 4:00pm 307
Chess W 1:00 - 4:00pm 307
Thursday Poker TH 10:00am - 2:00pm 506
Bunco TH 1:00 - 4:00pm 307
Friday Poker F 10:00am - 2:00pm 506
Duplicate Bridge F 9:00am - 12:00pm 307
Canasta F (1st and 3rd) 1:00 - 3:30pm 307

Lunch and Learn

Join us for a free lunch and presentation! Thank you to our generous sponsors for providing the food and speakers for these events. Topics will be announced closer to each date. Pre-registration is required.
Class # Date Day Time Location Sponsors
4700M05-01 9/8 Friday 12:00 - 2:00pm Lincoln Center Advocate Health, Jared Brooks-Thrivent
4700M05-02 10/20 Friday 12:00 - 2:00pm Lincoln Center Advocate Health, Kim Moustis Realty
4700M05-03 11/30 Thursday 12:00 - 2:00pm Downers Grove Township Advocate Health
4700M05-04 12/18 Monday 12:00 - 2:00pm Lincoln Center Advocate Health, Lexington Square of Lombard


Scarlett Bloomers of Downers Grove

Ladies! Join the Scarlett Bloomers revolution! From monthly themed luncheons and slumber-less overnight parties to weekly game clubs and luncheon trips, the Downers Grove Park District Scarlett Bloomers does it all. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at the Lincoln Center from 1:00 - 3:00pm. Upcoming meeting dates: September 20, October 18, November 15 and December 20.


Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb shared ride service for Downers Grove Township residents who are 65 and over. It is also a service for qualified persons with disabilities of any age. In order to ride Dial-A-Ride you must have a permanent address in Downers Grove Township. Motels, hotels, extended stays and temporary housing are not eligible for our Dial-A-Ride service. Appointments for rides are two days in advance for personal trips and seven days in advance for medical appointments within the Township of Downers Grove area. Service is provided from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The fare is $3 for each one-way ride. New limited service on holidays--$5 fare one way on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. In order to use the service, riders must have a valid RTA or ADA card. Questions and registration contact the Township at 630.719.6670.