Come Check Out Dole Center!
The home for the Park District's Arts and Active Adult/Seniors programming. We offer a variety of programming for those ages 50+ such as:
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Want to see a full list of our upcoming programming? Download a copy of our Active Adults brochure
Free Drop-In Programs for Active Adults
Book Worms - Thursday, once a 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. email@example.com 708-725-2106
Oct. 28 The Stone Diaries Carol Shields
NOVEMBER - NO MEETING
Dec. 2 Yellow House Sarah Broom
1/27 Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
2/24 Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
3/24 Bedrock Faith by Eric Charles May
(Chicago Public Library’s choice for One Book, One Chicago 2021)
4/28 The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
5/26 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
6/23 Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria C. Murray
7/28 The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
8/25 Three Girls from Bronzeville by Dawn Turner
9/22 After the Last Border by Jessica Goudeau
10/27 Brighton by Michael Harvey
NOVEMBER - NO MEETING HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
12/1 Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
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
Winter 2022 Picks!
Don’t Look Up
Tragedy of MacBeth
Many Saints of Newark
The Power of the Dog
The French Dispatch
House of Gucci
Watch Party Wednesdays
Winter 2022 Picks!
The Year the Earth Changed
The Velvet Underground
Bob Ross : Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed
Dolly Parton: Here I Am
Capturing the Friedmans
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
Four Little Girls
Gaga: Five Foot Two
Active Adult Trips Returning in January
The Park District offers a wide variety of low cost trips for Active Adults. Trips pick up from Dole Center, Pleasant Home, and Fox Center. Lunch during trips will be on your own unless otherwise stated in the description.
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Drop-in Fitness Classes
Have you been looking for drop-in classes that fit into your schedule?
Virtural Basic Fitness T, Thurs from 9-9:55am Zoom
Basic Fitness W,F from 10-10:55am at Dole Center
Yoga Mondays 9:30-10:30am at Dole Center
Active Adult Memberships
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, fitness classes, 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)
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 Megan.Ulczak@pdop.org, 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.
Love games? Play Chess, Bridge, or anything else? We are currently looking for volunteers to lead these programs.
If you have interest in a volunteer position with the Park District of Oak Park as Active Adult Ambassador, email Megan Ulczak.