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

active adult newsletter

Active Adults Newsletter June - July 2022

We are so excited to introduce our FREE bi-monthly Active Adults 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 above.

aarp tax assistance 2022

FREE AARP Tax assistance will once again be available in the Winter of 2022. Appointment scheduling will begin Monday, January 10, 2022, on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 630-960-7500 or in-person at the Lincoln Center (935 Maple Avenue) or Recreation Center (4500 Belmont Road). Registration is open from 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday.
Tax appointments will be located at the Lincoln Center and will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays February 15 - April 7 between 9:30am - 1:00pm.
For more information on appointment location, process and what to bring, please click here: AARP Tax Assistance Information 2022


Option 1: Review Tax Aide Instructions (click link) and print and complete the AARP Intake/Interview & Quality Review Sheet (click link)

Option 2: Visit the Lincoln Center (935 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, 60515) Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 4:00pm to pick up the Tax Aide Instructions and the AARP Intake/Interview & Quality Review Sheet. This option is for people who cannot access the forms online above and/or cannot print the Intake form.

Social Game & Card Groups


Winter/Spring 2022 social game and card group schedule will be posted in December 2021. It is also available in the Winter/Spring 2022 Recreation Guide.

Fall 2021

Pre-registration is required for participation in each group. Face coverings are required to be worn over the mouth and nose at all times while indoors for everyone ages 2 and up regardless of vaccination status. Coffee and/or refreshments will not be provided until further notice. 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.

To register, please call 630-960-7500, register online using the activity number below, or register in-person at the Lincoln Center or Recreation Center Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 4:00pm.

No groups will meet December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2022

Location: Lincoln Center

Class # Game/Group Day Date Times No Meeting Dates
4700B22-01 Dominoes M 9/13 - 12/13 12:00 - 3:00pm
4700B25-01 Mahjong TU 9/14 - 12/14 9:00am - 12:00pm
4700B24-01 Pinochle TU 9/14 - 12/14 12:00 - 4:00pm
4700B26-01 Bridge W 9/15 - 12/15 9:00am - 12:00pm
4700B32-01 Chess W 9/15 - 12/15 1:00 - 4:00pm
4700B33-01 Bunco - 2nd Thursday of the month TH 9/9, 10/14, 11/11, 12/9 10:00 - 12:00pm
4700B28-01 Thursday Poker TH 9/16 - 12/16 10:00am - 2:00pm 11/25
4700B31-01 Party Bridge TH 9/16 - 12/16 1:00 - 4:00pm 11/25
4700B30-01 Duplicate Bridge F 9/17 - 12/17 9:00am - 12:00pm 11/26
4700B29-01 Friday Poker F 9/17 - 12/17 11:00am - 3:00pm 11/26
4700B23-01 Canasta - 3rd Friday of the month F 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17 1:00 - 3:00pm


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.