Whether you’re seeking new experiences, friendship or a shared hobby, the St. Charles Park District’s Adult Activity Center is the place to be.
For an annual fee of $10 for residents ages 50 and older, Adult Activity Center members enjoy free drop-in activities at Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue, including but not limited to, pinochle club, open art studio, table tennis, billiards, mah jongg, bridge and quilting, plus free programs and other special events throughout the year. Nonresidents may also join for $15 annually.
To help prospective new members learn more about the club, the AAC is holding an Open House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 16. Stop by anytime to tour the center, which was recently remodeled to include new paint, carpet, tile, tables, chairs, and lounge seating; as well as renovations to the kitchen. In addition to all the daily activities, attendees will learn about the fitness programs and the variety of day trips available.
After leaving the Open House, your only question will be “How do I sign up?” And the answer is ON SITE, of course.
The Adult Activity Center also takes the fun on the road, with a line-up of day trips this summer including many new destinations such as the Wandering Tree Estate Tour in Barrington, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, Tinker Swiss Cottage Tour in Rockford and the Lake Geneva Mailboat Tour.
“We plan everything so attendees can just sit back and enjoy the trip,” said Lynne Yuill, Adult Activity Center Supervisor. “From arranging guided tours with docents to providing door-to-door transportation, trip goers can simply arrive knowing everything has already been taken care of.”
Not only are the trips varied, they provide various levels of activity, and as such, the park district brochure includes a logo next to the description to inform residents how much walking is involved. For example, the “Rock of the Ages” show at the Paramount requires minimal walking, but the trip to tour Wrigley Field includes active walking.
“Getting out of the house allows active adults to learn new things and that speaks volumes to their physical, mental and social health,” Yuill said.
The day trips are available to all individuals regardless of AAC membership. There is a fee for each trip and requires advance registration.
Please note, all programming may be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, so please check for updates at www.stcparks.org.