Grand Oaks Active Adult Center-Expanded Hours

Wed January 19, 2022

Seniors! The Crystal Lake Park District Active Senior Center at Grand Oaks (1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake) offers Mon-Fri, Drop-In Activities. Currently masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Reservations are not required. FREE, residents and non-residents welcome!

Drop In Activity Hours:

Mon-Tu: Noon-3 pm

Wed-Fri: 9 am-Noon

Featured daily drop in activities:

Monday:        Pick Your Play or Rummikub or Mah Jongg (beginning at 9:30 am)

Tuesday:        Dominos

                        Bingo (10 am-Noon, 2nd week each month, $5)

                        Craft at Noon, bring your own craft to work on (Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10)

Wednesday: Triple Play

Thursday:       Samba and Triple Play

                        Drop-In Line Dancing (10:30-11:30 am)

Friday:            Beanbag Baseball (games begin at 10 am)

                        Pick Your Play or Mah Jongg

 

Center is closed on Feb 21, May 30

For more information contact Jennifer Peterson at (815) 459-0680, ext. 1219, jpeterson@crystallakeparks.org

 

Special Events

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Join us for a class on healthy living followed by 30 minutes of line dance lessons. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendation. Instruction by Alzheimer’s Association IL Chapter

Tu, Feb 2, 12:30-1:30 pm

Free, but advance reg recommended so we know how many people to expect.

Locations: Grand Oaks, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake

Advance registration required. Register via page 64 of the digital activity guide at crystallakeparks.org

Valentine's Day Lunch and Bingo

Let’s head over to play Valentine Bingo with the Cary Park District Seniors. Fee is for transportation only. Cost of bingo cards are $2 per 3/card booklet. Pay at the game. We will play a total of 8 games. Soup and dessert is included.

Fri, Feb 11, 10:30 am-1 pm

$5 transportation fee residents/$7 transportation fee non-residents

Transportation from Veteran Acres Park

Advance registration required. Register via page 64 of the digital activity guide at crystallakeparks.org

Beanbag Baseball Social and Lunch

Everyone can play Bean Bag Baseball! Names will go into a hat to form teams. Following the tourney, lunch will be provided including hotdogs, chips and a drink.

Fri, Apr 22, 10 am-Noon

Grand Oaks Recreation Center, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake

$5 res/$5 non-res

Advance registration required. Register via page 64 of the digital activity guide at crystallakeparks.org

 

Programs 

Mah Jongg Lessons

Learn this ancient Chinese Tile game that is sweeping the nation. It is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a degree of chance. Purchase a $9 Mah Jongg card on a National Mah Jongg Leagues website prior to the start of class. Card usually arrives 1 week after ordering online.

Wed, Apr 6-May 11, 10 am-Noon

Grand Oaks Recreation Center, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake

$45 res/$59 non-res

Register by Dec 1

Advance registration required. Register via page 64 of the digital activity guide at crystallakeparks.org

 

Watercolor Painting

Discover the fun and enjoyment that watercolor has to offer. All ability levels welcome. A supply list will be emailed at time of registration.

Choice of:

Th, Feb 17-Mar 24, 9:30 am-Noon

Fri, Feb 18-Mar 25, 9:30 am-Noon

Th, Mar 31-May 5, 9:30 am-Noon

Fri, Apr 1-May 6, 9:30 am-Noon

Th, May 12-Jun 16, 9:30 am-Noon

Fri, May 13-Jun 17, 9:30 am-Noon

Grand Oaks, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake

$58 res/$76 non-res

Register via page 62 of the digital guide at crystallakeparks.org

Sit, Stand and Swing

Various fitness styles will be incorporated in this class including Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Pilates, Zumba, bands, weights as well as working on balance, strength and stretching to fun music. Whether you use the chair for the whole class or part of class or can do the class without the chair, you will feel an invigorating workout to keep you moving throughout the week.

Th, Apr 7-May 26, 2-3 pm

Grand Oaks, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake

$60 res/$78 non-res

Advance registration required. Register via page 64 of the digital guide at crystallakeparks.org

 

Move It, Shake It, Lift It

Come and get those bodies moving in this fun fitness class designed for those seniors with less stamina and mobility or those just getting started in their fitness program. This class will use light hand weights, balance exercise, core strengthening on chairs and fun cardio games.

Wed, Apr 6-May 25, 10:15-11 am

Grand Oaks, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake

$60 res/$78 non-res

Advance registration required. Register via page 64 of the digital guide at crystallakeparks.org