The Adult Center, on the third floor of the Lincoln Center, is designed for adults 55 years and older. Many Adult programs and offered on a free, drop-in basis.

adult center membership

Members of the Adult Center receive numerous benefits including discounts on a wide variety of classes, parties, day trips and clubs. Visit the Lincoln Center registration office to join.

2020 Annual Fee: $30 Residents / $40 Non-Residents

Membership Benefits

  • Membership ID card
  • Seasonal Connections newsletter (non-members will be charged $10 per year)
  • Free admission to monthly brown bag bingo program and popcorn matinees
  • Annual membership appreciation luncheon
  • Discounts on various programs and local day trips
  • Ability to register one week earlier than resident registration seasonally


AARP Tax assistance

AARP Tax Assistance Update: Following Governor Pritzker's "stay at home" order, all Downers Grove Park District facilities and programs are currently closed due to concerns of COVID-19. This includes any scheduled AARP Tax-Aide appointments at the Lincoln Center through April 9. Once facilities are re-opened, Park District staff will work closely with AARP to schedule as many appointments as possible. Please call 630-960-7500 once the Park District is open to check on the status of re-scheduling an appointment. You will not be contacted to reschedule an appointment, you must contact the Park District to do so. It is not guaranteed that new appointments will be available later this Spring, but the Park District will do our best to offer as many appointments as we can.


Activity Day(s) Time Fee Participation
Bridge Monday 9:00 - 11:30 am Free Drop In
Dominoes Monday 12:30 - 3:30 pm Free Drop In
Chess Club Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 pm Free Drop in
Canasta 3rd Friday of the Month 1:00 - 3:30 pm Free Drop in
Craft Club Tuesday, All Year 9:00 - 11:00 am Free Drop in
Pinochle Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm Free Drop in
Progressive Bridge Tuesday 1:00 - 4:00 pm Free Drop in
Pokeno 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month, March thru November 11:00 am - 12:00 pm $1/$2 Drop In
Red Hats Book Club 2nd Tuesday of the Month 9:30 - 11:00 am Free Club Members
Red Hat Club Meeting 3rd Monday of the Month 1:00-3:00 pm Dues Registration
Bingo Last Wednesday of the Month 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Free/$1 Drop in
Bunco 2nd Thursday of the Month 10:00 - 11:00 am Free Drop in
Friendly Poker Wednesday 12:00 - 2:30 pm Free Drop in
Party Bridge Thursday 12:00 - 3:00 pm Free Drop in
Competitive Poker Thursday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Free Drop in
Popcorn Matinee 2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month 1:00 - 3:00 pm Free/$1 Drop in
Duplicate Bridge Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm $2 Drop in
Competitive Poker Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Free Drop in
Mah Jong Tuesday, All Year 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Free Drop in


Scarlett Bloomers Red Hat Chapter

Ladies! Join the red-hatted 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. To join the Scarlett Bloomers Red Hat Chapter, contact the Active Adult Center at 630.963.1314.

Active Adult Center Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to the Active Adults Center. Volunteerism is one of the easiest and best ways to become involved and the primary way many services are provided. Volunteers enjoy the many benefits of volunteering, including meeting new people, learning new skills, accomplishing projects and assisting behind the scenes with monthly parties and special events.

Craft Club

Let your creative juices flow. Help make fun and creative projects and decorations for Active Adult Center parties in this weekly social group. Refreshments are served weekly.


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.