active adult newsletter

Below you will find the link to our most recent bi-monthly Active Adults Newsletter. This free newsletter highlights a few of our events, trips and classes along with updates and photos from past events. Each newsletter features programs offered for adults 55+ during those two months. A full list of our offered programs per season can be found in the Park District's seasonal guide. Physical copies of the newsletter will be available at the Lincoln Center and Recreation Center.

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AARP Tax assistance - 2024

FREE AARP Tax assistance will once again be available in the Winter of 2024. Appointment scheduling will begin Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, 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 to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

Tax appointments will be located at the Lincoln Center and will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 6 through April 11, 2024 from 9:00am to 12:20pm.

Once your appointment is scheduled please review the 2024 Tax Aide Instructions and Intake Form. The instructions will provide information on where to go for your appointment, as well as what you will need to bring with you. You are ask to bring a completed Intake form with you to the appointment, which is located at the bottom of the instruction booklet. You can either print and fill out the intake form or you can stop by the Lincoln Center Mondays through Fridays from 9:00am to 4:00pm to pick up an instruction booklet and intake form to fill out prior to your appointment.

2024 Tax Aide Instructions and Intake Form

For specific questions regarding your tax appointment, please contact Downers Grove AARP Tax Aides by phone at 331.481.9875 or email

Lunch & Learn Series

Hosted monthly at the Lincoln Center, Lunch & Learns provide participants ages 55+ an opportunity to make friends, mingle and learn about topics to improve their health and wellness.

Location: Lincoln Center


Spring/Summer Lunch & Learns

Date Topic Sponsor / Presenter
4/8 Physical Activity Recommendations & Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee
Advocate Health Care
5/13 TBD Lacey Creek Supportive Living
6/10 TBD Advocate Health Care
7/8 TBD Advocate Health Care

Thank you to our sponsors!


Seniors get together for an afternoon of bingo fun once a month at the Lincoln Center. Refreshments are provided. A small prize and raffle tickets are given to the winner of each round for a chance to win the grand prize!

Location: Lincoln Center
Winter/Spring Dates: 1/17, 2/21, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15



Thank you to our sponsor!

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. No card groups March 29 and May 27.

Location: Lincoln Center

Game/Group Day Times Room
Puzzle Time M 10:00am - 1:00pm 506
Dominoes M 12:00 - 3:00pm 307
Various Games
TU 11:00 - 4:00pm 307
Chess W 1:00 - 4:00pm 307
Thursday Poker TH 10:00am - 2:00pm 506
Bunco TH 1:00 - 4:00pm 307
Friday Poker F 10:00am - 2:00pm 506
Duplicate Bridge F 9:00am - 12:00pm 307
Canasta F 1:00 - 3:30pm 307


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.


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.