Free Drop-In Programs for Active Adults
Book Worms - 4th Thursday of each month, 10:30 am at Cheney Mansion
Challenge yourself by setting a goal to read one new book a month. Enjoy meeting new people and participating in lively discussions about each new book. Books for each month will be on reserve at the Oak Park Public Library.
Upcoming Book Selections:
January 26: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
February 23: Choose your favorite Poet
March 23: Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
Travels in Art - 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 10:30am-12:30pm at Dole Center.
"Travel" throughout Europe and Asia, visiting different countries and the Art that they offer. Learn about art and artists in many different countries. Discussion led by a resident art enthusiast. (NOTE: This program does not meet in July or August)
Active Adult Trips
The Park District offers a wide variety of low cost trips for Active Adults. Active Adult Trips pick up from Dole and Fox Centers. Lunch during trips will be on your own unless otherwise stated in the description.
> Check out our upcoming trips!
Drop-in Fitness Classes
Have you been looking for drop-in classes that fit into your schedule? Check out our Senior Fitness Punch Pass. Punch Passes are available in 10, 20 & 35 punch increments. Each visit to one of these classes counts as one punch! Purchase your pass online, in-person at one of our customer service centers at Ridgeland Common or GRC, or call 708-725-2000. Active Adult Members save 25% on punch passes!
Basic Fitness, M,W,F from 10-10:55am at Dole Center
Strong & Long, Tu & Th, 8:15- 9:15am, Dole Center
Some Like it Light, M & W, 6:15-7:15PM at RCRC
Active Adult Memberships
Active Adult Membership is open to ages 50 & up and is valid for a full year from the date of purchase. Oak Park resident’s 2016 membership fee is $48, Non-resident fee is $55. Click here to register today for our Active Adult membership.
This membership entitles members to receive 10% off the resident price for many programs through the Park District, such as Nature and Gardening classes at the Conservatory and fitness classes offered at Dole Center.(Eligible programs are marked with the "AAM Eligible Symbol" in the Park District Program Guide)
PLUS, the Active Adult Membership entitles you to several other benefits, such as
Special discounts for tickets to The Festival Theater at Austin Gardens
$10 off Dominican University’s Performing Arts Series (excluding benefit concerts)
At least 12 FREE events during the year
25% Off Senior Fitness Punch Passes
10% Off selected Park District Programs designated by AAM logo
Four Free Day-passes to Rehm Pool or Ridgeland Common Pool
Four Free Passes to the Ridgeland Common Ice Rink
For more information about Active Adult programs and membership, email Shari Melde, Program Coordinator.
Active Adult Ambassador
The Park District of Oak Park is passionate about providing quality recreation experiences for the seniors of Oak Park. The Park District currently offers a wide range of activities for seniors, including trips, fitness classes, luncheons, a book club and more. Volunteers specific to the Active Adult program- Active Adult Ambassadors are currently needed for:
· Trip Chaperones
· Food & Flicks and other luncheons
If you have interest in a volunteer position with the Park District of Oak Park as Active Adult Ambassador, email Shari Melde.