Senior Activities

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Letter to our seniors

We at the Parks Department are excited to bring new and exciting events just for the seniors in our community! 

The Parks & Rec Dept offers regular programming including fitness classes at the Elgin Rec Center and games at the Fleming Community Center, and are introducing stand alone events dedicated to seniors. With our new bi-monthly, potluck style, free programs, we hope that our seniors will have the opportunity to meet other members of the community and have some fun in our Parks facilities.

We know that you aren't "seniors" but rather, active older adults, so we hope this programming reflects that!

We look forward to spending time with you!

The Elgin Parks & Recreation Department

Stay in shape at the Elgin Rec Center!

Monday through Friday, join us from 8:00AM-10:00AM for Wildcat Walkers! During this time you'll be able to utilize the gym exclusively for doing laps in a climate controlled space. When you reach 100miles of laps in the gym, you'll win a free shirt! 

We also offer a number of fitness opportunities geared towards our active older adults including: 
 - Easy Yoga Flow on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15AM - 11:15AM. This class is adaptive and can be done utilizing a chair. 
 - Mind, Body & Spirit on Wednesdays from 9:00AM - 10:00AM. This class combines movement, stretching and mental focus. 
 - Senior Aerobics once a week on Fridays from 9AM - 10AM. In this class you'll do a mix of cardio, balance practice and toning exercises. 

Get to know other seniors!

Monday through Friday the Elgin Recreation Center in partnership with Elgin's Drive a Senior Program offer the Senior Coffee Social Club. Grab a free cup of coffee and socialize with other seniors from 8:00AM-11:00AM while enjoying the couches and tables in the Elgin Rec Lobby. 

Every second Monday of the month, the Elgin Parks and Rec department partners with Drive a Senior and Elgin WellMed to bring your BINGO! Join us from 2:00-4:00PM at the Elgin Recreation Center Studio to try your luck at BINGO. 

Game Group meets every Tuesday of every week in the Elgin Recreation Center Studio from 1:00-4:00PM to play board games and snack. If you'd like to join in the fun, please bring a complimentary snack to share. 

On the fourth Friday of the month, take your gaming to the extreme with Game Day! From 10:30AM-4:00PM, our seniors come together for a full day of play; you are encouraged to bring your own snacks.