The Adult Center, on the third floor of the Lincoln Center, is designed for adults 55 years and older.

active adult newsletter

We are so excited to introduce our FREE bi-monthly Active Adult newsletter. The newsletter will highlight a few of our events, trips and classes along with updates and photos from past events. Each newsletter will feature programs offered during those two months. A full list of our offered programs per season can be found in the Park District's seasonal guide. Copies of the newsletter will be available at the Lincoln Center and by clicking the link below

Active Adult Newsletter - June & July 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.

Location: Lincoln Center

Game/Group Day Times No Meeting Dates
Puzzle Time M 10:00am - 1:00pm
Dominoes M 12:00 - 3:00pm
Pinochle TU 12:00 - 4:00pm
Bridge W 9:00am - 12:00pm
Chess W 1:00 - 4:00pm
Bunco - 2nd Thursday of the month TH 10:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday Poker TH 10:00am - 2:00pm
Party Bridge TH 1:00 - 4:00pm
Duplicate Bridge F 9:00am - 12:00pm April 7
Friday Poker F 11:00am - 3:00pm April 7
Canasta - 1st and 3rd Friday of the month F 1:00 - 3:00pm April 7

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. Pre-registration is required.
Class # Date Day Time Location Topic Sponsors
2700L00-03 5/26 Friday 12:00 - 2:00pm Lincoln Center TBA Advocate Health
3700L05-04 6/13 Tuesday 12:00 - 2:00pm Lincoln Center TBA Advocate Health
3700L05-01 6/22 Thursday 12:00 - 2:00pm Downers Grove Township Safety Seminar: How to Avoid Scams TBA
3700L05-05 7/7 Friday 12:00 - 2:00pm Lincoln Center TBA Advocate Health
3700L05-02 7/27 Thursday 12:00 - 2:00pm Downers Grove Township Grief Support and How to Plan a Celebration of Life TBA
3700L05-03 8/10 Thursday 12:00 - 2:00pm Downers Grove Township Eye, Ear & Dental Health Advocate Health, more TBA


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.