Adult Programming

Whether you enjoy theatre, music or simply getting together with friends, the Active Adults program at The Community House has something for everyone.  We have a wide variety of outings, health and wellness activities and classes, programs and events and ways to stay entertained! Whether you’re 35 or 100, we welcome all ages and stages of life to be fearless in their endeavors, try something new and come out and play!  Come by yourself or bring along a friend and join in one of our many offerings for active adults in the community. We have many opportunities for you to stay active and involved.  For more information and a current listing of day trips and special events or to become a member, call Jillian Spizzirri at  630-323-7500 Ext. 253

View our Active Adult Fall 2022 Glance & Go Guide


A+ Active Adult In Person Events are back at The Community House for the 2022 Fall Season! 

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience an in-person event in a safe and socially distant setting! The Community House follows all COVID-19 protocols and mandates set forth by the State of Illinois and the Center for Disease Control. Masks are optional.


Heart Saver CPR with Hinsdale Fire Department – Ages 18 and up

The Heart Saver AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) class is intended for people who need or desire certification in CPR but are not healthcare professionals. Classes include a pocket mask and training on AED’s. Location: Burns Field Park Building, 320 N Vine Street, Hinsdale

Saturdays 8/6, 9/17, 10/29, 11/19, 12/10 from 8:00am – 12:00pm


Exercise Classes

Adult Taekwondo – W 9/17 – 12/14 from 7:20 – 8:15pm at KLM Lodge

Body Boost by F4M – Tu/Th  5/3 – 8/30, 9/1 – 12/29 from 7:30 – 8:30pm

Stroller Barre 360 by F4M – Su 5/1 – 8/30, 9/14 – 12/18 from 8:00 – 9      :00am or 9:00 – 10:00am

Gentle Yoga –  W 7/13 – 8/24, Th 7/14 – 8/25, W 10/26 – 12/4, Th 10/27 – 12/15 all classes from 10:30 – 11:30am at KLM Lodge 2nd floor.

Pilates and Barre Mash Up – M/W 9/5 – 12/28 from 10:00 – 11:00am, Tu 9/6 – 12/27 from 7:00 – 8:00pm

S.A.F.E (Supported Ageless Fitness Exercise) – M/W 5/2 – 8/31*, 9/5 – 12/28 from 11:30am – 12:30pm. *No class 5/30, 7/4

StretchLab I – Th 9/15 from 6:00 – 6:50pm

Prime Time A+ – Tu/Th 5/3 – 8/30, 9/1 – 12/29 from 8:45 – 9:45am

Qi-gong – M 9/19 – 12/30 from 1:30 – 2:30pm, F 9/23 – 12/30 from 8:00 – 9:00am

Ageless Yoga (Zoom) – 9/9 – 10/21, 11/4 – 12/16 from 10:30 – 11:30am

Yogaveda Stretch and Meditation Workshop – Th 9/22 – 11/3 from 8:30 – 9:30am

Yoga for Strength – Tu 9/13 – 11/29 from 8:30 – 9:30am

Zumba – Su 4/3 – 8/28*, 10/9 – 11/27 from 9:30 – 10:30am. *No class 4/17, 7/3

Click here to view the full Fitness Schedule at a glance!


Trips and Events

We offer a variety of day trips and events at The Community House for your information and entertainment.  Upcoming trips and events can be viewed in our seasonal program guide. Click here to review the Program Guide. 

La Grange Farmers Market Shopping and Lunch

Take a local trip with us in The Community House van as we embark to the La Grange Farmers Market. The market will provide fruits, vegetables, flowers, breads, and more provided by local family farmers. Van leaves at 8:30am, you can shop from 9:00 – 11:00am, then enjoy lunch. Don’t forget to bring your reusable shopping bags!

Thursday 8/18 from 8:30am – 12:30pm 

Marquee FilmTalks

Join us for a fun monthly talk about a different movie topic. Led by Brighstar Care and Home for Life. Previous topics have included Audrey Hepburn, the Oscars, and a review of the funniest women in Hollywood. Light movie snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided! This is a live zoom stream so arrive on time. FilmTalks take place monthly – typically the 3rd or 4th week in the month.

W 3:00 – 4:00pm

Decades Trivia Afternoon

Join us to reminisce about the 60’s and 70’s and test your knowledge of the decades. Bring your friends and family to compete together1 Scott from Humana will lead this group in having a good time and answering fun trivia questions in a friendly atmosphere. Prizes for the winners and refreshments for all! this event is free to all seniors! Two trivia dates available.

60’s Trivia – Tu 9/20 from 10:00 – 11:00am

70’s Trivia – Tu 10/4 from 10:00 – 11:00am

Breaking Up with the Bathroom Scale by Kelly Watkins

Join us for a FREE health-focused coaching session and stop living by the numbers and start living by design. Kelly Cox Watkins unravels the metrics that derail us from the very happiness we seek. Listen as Kelly shares her breakthrough relationship with food and overall health transformation and learn how you can design and live your best life. Tea and Water will be provided.

Tu 9/13 from 10:00 – 11:00am or 7:00 – 8:00pm

Upper 90 Life with Kelly Watkins

Your life is 360 degrees and targeting the Upper 90 is the sweet spot for accelerating your success and living the life you desire. After years spent yo-yo dieting and focusing on the science of nutrition alone, Kelly Cox Watkins finally discovered her Upper 90 and experienced break-through transformation in her weight loss and overall health through this integrated life design approach. This is a 5 week zoom class.

Tu 9/27 – 10/25 from 7:00 – 8:00pm

Pie in the Sky! Pizza Tasting Contest

Who has the best pizza in our community? Try a slice of competing LOCAL pizza places and then vote for your favorite al while mingling with friends and supporting The Community House and its ever growing programs! This is a family friendly event for all ages! The pizza tasting end at 6pm and the winner will be announced at 6:30pm. Additional snacks, soft drinks, and music are included in your ticket price!

F 9/9 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Senior Service Day Lunch and Learn

Join us as our Panel of experts will empower you to make educated decisions for yourself or when assisting loved ones. Educating yourself about various topics will help you make decisions that can lead to a more positive retirement, estate-planning, or preparing for senior care or housing. This event is open to Seniors and those helping them plan for future care! In this interactive workshop you will learn: How to plan financially for a successful retirement, the common estate planning documents you should have in place, how to stay in your home safely to age in place, the cost of professional care, how to select the right senior living options, how to transfer to senior living and full estate management, and more!

W 9/14 from 11:30 – 1:30pm

Rosie the Riveter & Rose’ Tasting with Lynn Rymz 

Join us for some Rosie and Rose’! You’ll have the opportunity to taste some great wine and hear teacher, author, and history lover Lynn Rymz tell the true story of Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the real women behind the iconic poster “We Can Do It.” In this 45-minute lecture you will hear her story and the stories of other real-life Rosies who stepped out of their traditional roles to support the war effort during WWII. Taste and vote for your favorite rose’ while you gather and chat after the lecture. Light snacks will be provided!

F 9/16 from 3:30 – 5:00pm

Pickleball Social

Pickleballers Unite! Join us at this fun filled afternoon celebrating all things Pickleball! Meet and Mix with other players, enjoy an afternoon of activities, and check out supporting vendors. There will be lessons, play, games, and Bill Voigt’s Top Tips and more running throughout the day! Patio Mixer with light lunch snacks, music, vendors & 21+ cash bar.

Tu 9/27 10:30am – 4:30pm

Fiddler on the Roof at The Lyric Opera

Experience a Fiddler like no other, with the full power of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and a production that is both grand in scale and intimate in its power to bring you directly to the heart of the village on Antevka. Sung in English with a run time of 3 hours 15 minutes with one intermission. Fee includes round trip motor coach transportation. Departure time 12:00pm sharp, Return time approximately 6:15pm

W 9/28 from 11:30am – 6:30pm

Puppy Yoga

Its actually just like a normal yoga class – except puppies roam free throughout the room, spreading joy and providing entertainment! Although the pups are sometimes incorporated into simple yoga poses, their main contribution is cuddles and kisses! In this yoga class, through moving, stretching, and breathing, we allow the mind to take a break and relieve ourselves of stress and anxiety! After class if you stay, enjoy a greet and play and mimosas to unwind some more!

Su 10/1 from 10:00 – 11:30am

Meet the Author! 

Join us for tea and cookies while Gloria discusses her blockbuster best-seller, Medical Manslaughter, and answer questions like could your doctor cause your death? Medical Manslaughter is based on the TRUE STORY of her husband’s death, which was due to doctor mistake. This book is a thorough recapping of events, a love story, drama, and mystery with a spiritual ending! Learn what to do as an advocate or patient that may save your life in the hospital or nursing home!

W 10/5 from 10:00 – 11:15am

Teatro ZinZanni Presents Cabaret ZaZou

Join us at the beautiful Cambria Hotel Theatre on Sunday, October 16th for the opening of their NEW production, Cabaret Zazu! The whirlwhind of live comedy, music, and cirque served with a multi-course gourmet feast is back with a fresh bang! Show begins at 12:00pm! This multi-course meal includes an appetizer, soup or salad, entrée, and dessert. Cocktails can be purchases individually. Fee includes round trip motor coach transportation, brunch, and show. Departure Time: 10:15am sharp, Return time approximately 3:45pm.

Su 10/16 from 10:15am – 3:45pm

Octoberfest – Falling for Brew!

Celebrate Octoberfest by attending this curated sampling of 6 choice beers! Enjoy live music and appetizers from Kenny’s Irish Pub! Wine available for purchase! You’ll get to explore the tasty various flavors of chosen brews from specialty breweries including Hofbrau, Alter, Schlafy, and Westmalle.

W 10/12 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

WWII Radio Show and Lunch in the Great Hall at Starved Rock 

Join us for a fun blast from the past matinee featuring favorites such as: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, In the Mood, and Don’t Sit under the Apple Tree as costumed and piano-accompanied trios reenact a 1940’s radio hour!! While answering musical requests from soldiers and loved ones during wartime,  the group will entertain the studio audience with Andrews Sisters-styles tunes and choreography, Abbott and Costello comedy sketches, an a touching tribute to Veterans of the US Armed Forces. Fee includes lunch, show, and roundtrip motor coach transportation. Departure Time: 10:00am sharp, Return Time approximately 4:30pm

M 11/14 from 9:30am – 4:30pm

Christkindlmarket in Aurora

This market will transport visitors to a traditional German holiday festival without leaving home! Shop for German food, beverages, and handcrafted gifts. Dozens of offer glimmering Christmas ornaments along with traditional holiday treats. Be sure to sample some bratwurst, pretzels, roasted nuts, and finally warm up with a cup of hot spiced wine. The comforting sounds of music and holiday lights add to the overall bliss. Fee includes round trip motor coach transportation and light snack on the bus.

F 12/9 from 11:00am – 3:30pm

 


Computer Groups

Indian Prairie Computer Club
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am  This group offers periodic presentations by guest speakers or club members, as well as general question and answer sessions. Cost is $2 per person.

Investment/Finance Club Roundtable

W 5/4 – 8/3  9:30 – 11:00am

Join us for an engaging monthly group! Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month. An informal group of men and women with an interest in investing meet for a discussion on a wide variety of financial topics sometimes including outside speakers. Join us and bring your questions and recommendations for our annual best stock of the year contest! Cost is $2 per person. Contact group leader, Dave Meagher dmeagher@gmail.com, for more information.

Card Groups

These are drop-in groups, no reservation necessary.  You don’t need a partner and these groups are fun!

Relaxed Bridge – Soliciting advice is permitted – Fridays 11:00 am
Men’s Bridge – Tu 9/13 – 12/20  02:00 – 3:00pm
Canasta – Wednesday – 12:00 pm – fun and lively group
Mah Jongg Open Play – Thursdays – 1:00 pm

Pickleball
Ages 16 and up

Click to view our August schedule!

Open Play – Mondays 2:00 – 4:00 pm and Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
Learn to Play Workshop – Modays and Thursdays 10:30-11:30 am
Improving your Game Workshop – Mondays and Thursdays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Movies***

Videos of current films are shown the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm. on our wall mounted HDTV!  Movies are $1 per person – coffee and popcorn are provided.  Please see the latest Active Adults Newsletter for a current listing of the movies.

Book Discussion Group

Our book discussion group meets the 1st Monday of each month at 10:00 am in the A+ Room at The Community House.  This is a small and friendly group that welcomes newcomers!  Please feel free to join us for some interesting discussion about some great books. Please see the latest Active Adults Brochure for a listing of the upcoming books.

CPR***

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Heartsaver class – the Heartsaver AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) class is intended for people who need or desire certification in CPR but are not healthcare professionals.  Please check activity listings for times and dates.

AARP

Tax Aide

Appointments available on Wednesdays starting February 16 – April 6. This tax assistance and preparation will be offered to low and middle income individuals with attention to those 60 years and older. To make an appointment call the front desk at 630-323-7500. Please stop by the Front Desk in person to pick up your Tax Packet before your scheduled appointment. Packets must be picked up, filled out, and brought back on the day of your appointment, for your AARP Tax Aide will need that information to prepare your taxes.

Drivers Safety Class

These classes are offered periodically at The Community House for drivers who are over the age of 50 and wish to update their driving skills.  It is a classroom-only session.  Many insurance companies offer a discount to drivers who have taken this program.  For more information about this program please see the Active Adults Newsletter.

*Updated 6/22

*** Rescheduled due to Covid-19


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