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Active Adults



Active Adults/Seniors

Come Check Out Dole Center!

The home for the Park District's Arts and Active Adult/Seniors programming.

In an effort to keep our participants and staff safe during the pandemic we adjusted out program sizes and implemented a strick sanitation schedule for all our rooms. Masks are required by all while inside our buildings and we have installed touchless water fountains, faucets, and hand sanitizing dispensers.

We merged with the Senior Citizens' Center of Oak Park/River Forest in 2019 bringing a variety of new and exciting programming to our participants such as:

  • Paper Arts
  • Films
  • Painting
  • Lapidary Arts
  • Ceramics
  • Weaving
  • Games
  • and more!

Click here to register!

Want to see a full list of our upcoming programming? Download a copy of our Active Adults brochure

Free Drop-In Programs for Active Adultssenior_meeting

Book Worms - 4th Thursday of each month, 10:30-12pm 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. Please contact Megan Ulczak for more information. 708-725-2106

May 27  Crossing to Safety   (Wallace Stegner)

June 24 The Handmaid’s Tale   (Margaret Atwood)   (Banned Books Month)

July  22 The Glass Palace   (Amitav Ghosh)  (Not The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls)

August 26  The Vanishing Half   (Brit Bennett)

Sept. 23   The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks   (Rebecca Skloot)

Oct. 28   The Stone Diaries   (Carol Shields)


Dec. 2   Yellow House   (Sarah Broom)

World’s Best Museums (Travel Through the Arts)

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 10:30-12pm

Are you interested in the Wonderful World of Art?  Do you like to learn about the sights and sounds of places around the world?  Then come join us when we meet at the Dole Center and learn about the Great Museums and Architecture throughout the world, and some of the wonderful treasures they hold.  We will journey to major cities and become better acquainted with the remarkable cultures of the past and present. Registration required.

Friends & Flicks

Fall Picks!


Judas and the Black Messiah


Another Round


Little Men

Pieces of a Woman


If Beale Street Could Talk

Sweet Bean


The Soloist

The Tomorrow man

The Assistant

In the Heights


Watch Party Wednesdays



Fall Picks!

Summer of Soul

Derek DelGaudio In and Of Itself

The Dissident


Too Funny to Fail

Changing the Game

Who Are You Charlie Brown

Some Kind of Heaven

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about his Father

Tea with The Dames

1971-The Year That Music Changed Everything (Episode 1 & 2)

1971-The Year That Music Changed Everything (Episode 3 & 4)

1971-The Year That Music Changed Everything (Episode 5 & 6)

1971-The Year That Music Changed Everything (Episode 7 & 8)


Inside Job

Active Adult Trips (On Hold Due to Covid 19)

The Park District offers a wide variety of low cost trips for Active Adults. Trips pick up from Dole Center, Oak Park Arms, and Fox Center. Lunch during trips will be on your own unless otherwise stated in the description.

Click here to register!

Drop-in Fitness Classes

seniorfitnessHave 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 at one of our customer service centers* at Ridgeland Common or GRC, or call 708-725-2000. Active Adult Members save 10% 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, 5:30-6:30pm at RCRC

*In Person Customer Service is still closed at this time.

Active Adult Membershipssenior_trip

Active Adult Membership is open to ages 50 & up and is valid for a full year from the date of purchase.  Membership fee is $50.

This membership entitles members to select FREE classes at Our Dole Center. Members also receive 10% off the resident price for many programs through the Park District, such as Nature and Gardening classes at the Conservatory, Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, and much more! (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

  • Phone in registration!  Members simply contact customer service at (708)725-2000 to register for any program over the phone.
  • 10% off Mindbody Fitness Classes (Monthly, 10 Pack, and Individual)
  • 25% off Senior Fitness Punch Passes
  • 10% off select Park District programs
  • 4-Free Pool Passes to Rehm or Ridgeland Common Pool
  • FREE programs for members including, but limited to: Several Classes, Films, Monthly Active Adult Dinner Club, Game Night, Select Trips, & other exciting one day programs
  • Discounted tickets to Festival Theater at Austin Gardens during the summer months
  • Discounted tickets to Dominican University's Performing Arts Series (excludes benefit concerts)

For more information about Active Adult programs and membership, email, Program Coordinator.


Active Adult Ambassador

The Park District of Oak Park is passionate about providing quality recreation experiences for the active adults of Oak Park. The Park District currently offers a wide range of activities for adults and 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:

  • Do you speak a language other than english? If you are interested in sharing your skills with our community, we are actively looking for new instructors.
  • Do you play an instrument or have a passion for music? We are currently looking for volunteers to add some music to our lives.
  • If you have a talent you want to share, please reach out!

If you have interest in a volunteer position with the Park District of Oak Park as Active Adult Ambassador, email Megan Ulczak.


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