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Bingo - RP16400

Join us for a continental breakfast as we enjoy our monthly Bingo game with great prizes for the winners. A special gift for those with a birthday that month.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RP16400-01
Bingo
Available
04/06/2018 -04/06/2018
9:00 am -10:30 am
F
The Abbey
62 and up
$2.00/$3.00
RP16400-02
Bingo
Available
05/04/2018 -05/04/2018
9:00 am -10:30 am
F
The Abbey
62 and up
$2.00/$3.00

Trivia Time - RP16402

Are you a trivia buff? Even if you aren't, you're sure to have fun at our Trivia Challenge so join us for an afternoon of laughter with friends, lunch and interesting facts. We'll test our skills in four different categories and award prizes to the top three people or teams with the most points. You can play on your own or play with a group of friends and form a team. No matter how you decide to play or whether or not you have random knowledge that's useful with trivia-style questions, the day is sure to be fun so why not try it? Trivia questions are different at each event so be sure to sign up more than once! Registration deadline is the Friday before.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RP16402-01
Trivia Time
Available
05/18/2018 -05/18/2018
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
F
The Abbey
62 and up
$16.00/$16.00

Festival Italiano - RP16403

Even if you aren't Italian, this is one party you won't want to miss. We're celebrating with a catered traditional Italian lunch and great entertainment by Kym Frankovelgia. Kym's mix of popular Italian songs and other favorites will have us dancing the afternoon away. Of course we'll also have door and raffle prizes. So put on some red and spend the afternoon with friends for music, food and fun! Registration deadline is the Friday before.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RP16403-01
Festival Italiano
Available
04/27/2018 -04/27/2018
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
F
The Abbey
62 and up
$21.00/$21.00

AARP Smart Driver Course - RP16406

Tune up your driving skills and drive more safely. Seniors 55+ with clean driving records may be able to get an insurance discount upon course completion. This is an eight-hour course and those registered are required to attend both days. Pre-registration is required. A $15 fee AARP member/$20 fee non-AARP member needs to be paid by check payable to AARP and brought to class the first day.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RP16406-01
AARP Smart Driver Course
Available
05/08/2018 -05/09/2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tu, W
The Abbey
55 and up
$0.00/$0.00

Country Western Luncheon - RP16407

Howdy Partner! Get on your dancing boots & cowboy hats and join us for some toe-tappin' Country & Western music. Johnny Gray has a great show planned for us and lunch will be cowboy chow. Come on over for a fun afternoon of dancing, food and door/raffle prizes. Registration deadline is the Friday before.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RP16407-01
Country Western Luncheon
Available
05/25/2018 -05/25/2018
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
F
The Abbey
62 and up
$21.00/$21.00

T'ai Chi for Health - RP16408

T'ai Chi for Health is a gentle, beautiful and flowing exercise routine that is a joy to do. Energizing and deeply relaxing, it brings health and vitality to all who practice it. The movements are all done naturally and gently. The gentle rocking motions and stretching movements improve circulation and digestion and reduce physical tension. The controlled breathing reduces stress and anxiety, helping calm the mind. It helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure, boosting energy. The exercises are very effective and easy to learn. Students may choose to sit or stand as needed, making this class suitable for all ages and abilities.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RP16408-01
T'ai Chi for Health
Available
05/09/2018 -06/20/2018
11:00 am -12:00 pm
W
The Abbey
50 and up
$62.00/$62.00

Chair Yoga - RP16410

This hourlong class is specifically designed to provide the full benefit of yoga while being carefully modified for those with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and back injuries. The focus of the class is on improved breath and lung capacity; improved posture and core strength; joint flexibility and range of motion expansion, as well as moves that work the fitness level of our brains (and exercise our laughter muscles too)! Each class concludes with a short guided relaxation and meditation. Instructor Colleen Koziara has more than 15 years of experience in the senior healthcare industry and is certified in gentle, chair and modified yoga.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RP16410-01
Chair Yoga
Available
04/16/2018 -04/30/2018
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
M
The Abbey
50 and up
$30.00/$30.00

Accessible Transportation Options - RP16417

Accessible Metra, Pace and CTA buses and trains are easy to use and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) would love to show you how! It is important that older adults and people with disabilities stay informed about accessible public transportation options to get to appointments, maintain social connections and enjoy independent travel! Topics covered will include: local public transportation options, accessibility features on CTA, Pace, and Metra, planning an accessible trip, paying fare, Ventra Cards, RTA's Reduced Fare and Ride Free Programs, travel safety tips, RTA's Free Travel Training Program and Q&A sessions with an RTA Representative. Don't miss this RTA Group Transit Orientation Presentation. Free to attend but pre-registration is encouraged. Call (630) 993-8193 to reserve your spot.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RP16417-01
Accessible Transportation Options
Available
04/06/2018 -04/06/2018
11:00 am -12:00 pm
F
The Abbey
50 and up
$0.00/$0.00

O'Keeffe Inspired Watercolor Flowers - RP16418

Work with watercolor paints as you learn to blend colors to create large, beautiful flower petals, much like the paintings of well-known American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe. Learn how to achieve a variety of values in your watercolor painting. Open to all skill levels. All supplies are provided.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RP16418-01
O'Keeffe Inspired Watercolor Flowers
Available
04/11/2018 -04/11/2018
9:00 am -11:00 am
W
The Abbey
50 and up
$34.00/$39.00

Watercolor Flowers in a Vase - RP16419

Learn the basic techniques of working with watercolor paints (washes, wet-on-wet, and dry brush). Paint a vase and add a variety of spring flowers to create your own watercolor still life painting. Open to all skill levels. All supplies are provided.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RP16419-01
Watercolor Flowers in a Vase
Available
04/30/2018 -04/30/2018
9:00 am -11:00 am
M
The Abbey
50 and up
$34.00/$39.00

Bingo - RW16400

Join us for a continental breakfast as we enjoy our monthly Bingo game with great prizes for the winners. A special gift for those with a birthday that month.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RW16400-03
Bingo
Available
03/02/2018 -03/02/2018
9:00 am -10:30 am
F
The Abbey
62 and up
$2.00/$3.00

Trivia Time - RW16402

Are you a trivia buff? Even if you aren't, you're sure to have fun at our Trivia Challenge so join us for an afternoon of laughter with friends, lunch and interesting facts. We'll test our skills in four different categories and award prizes to the top three people or teams with the most points. You can play on your own or play with a group of friends and form a team. No matter how you decide to play or whether or not you have random knowledge that's useful with trivia-style questions, the day is sure to be fun so why not try it? Trivia questions are different at each event so be sure to sign up more than once! Registration deadline is the Friday before.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RW16402-01
Trivia Time
Available
03/09/2018 -03/09/2018
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
F
The Abbey
62 and up
$16.00/$16.00

Valentine's Day Party - RW16404

Warm your heart with friends at this party. Bring your sweetheart, friend or just come and enjoy the company of others. Following the luncheon, you will enjoy music and dancing to the sounds of Rick Pickren and his "Songs of Love & Romance" show. There will also be Valentine games, raffle and door prizes. Registration deadline is the Friday before.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RW16404-01
Valentine's Day Party
Available
02/23/2018 -02/23/2018
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
F
The Abbey
62 and up
$21.00/$21.00

St. Patrick's Day Party - RW16405

Celebrate the joyful wearing o' the green! We're spending the afternoon with Frank K. as he entertains us with our favorite Irish tunes. Of course we'll have a catered traditional Irish feast and great door and raffle prizes. So put on some green and spend the afternoon with friends for some great music, food and fun! Registration deadline is the Friday before.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RW16405-01
St. Patrick's Day Party
Available
03/23/2018 -03/23/2018
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
F
The Abbey
62 and up
$21.00/$21.00

AARP Smart Driver Course - RW16406

Tune up your driving skills and drive more safely. Seniors 55+ with clean driving records may be able to get an insurance discount upon course completion. This is an eight-hour course and those registered are required to attend both days. Pre-registration is required. A $15 fee AARP member/$20 fee non-AARP member needs to be paid by check payable to AARP and brought to class the first day.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RW16406-01
AARP Smart Driver Course
Available
03/06/2018 -03/07/2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tu, W
The Abbey
55 and up
$0.00/$0.00

Rules of the Road - RW16407

If your license is due for renewal this year, be sure to take advantage of this FREE refresher course offered by the Secretary of State's office. Laws change, signs change - do not get caught unprepared. Pre-registration is required.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RW16407-01
Rules of the Road
Available
03/14/2018 -03/14/2018
10:00 am -12:00 pm
W
The Abbey
62 and up
$0.00/$0.00

T'ai Chi for Health - RW16408

T'ai Chi for Health is a gentle, beautiful and flowing exercise routine that is a joy to do. Energizing and deeply relaxing, it brings health and vitality to all who practice it. The movements are all done naturally and gently. The gentle rocking motions and stretching movements improve circulation and digestion and reduce physical tension. The controlled breathing reduces stress and anxiety, helping calm the mind. It helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure, boosting energy. The exercises are very effective and easy to learn. Students may choose to sit or stand as needed, making this class suitable for all ages and abilities.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RW16408-02
T'ai Chi for Health
Available
03/07/2018 -04/18/2018
11:00 am -12:00 pm
W
The Abbey
50 and up
$62.00/$62.00

Chair Yoga - RW16410

This hourlong class is specifically designed to provide the full benefit of yoga while being carefully modified for those with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and back injuries. The focus of the class is on improved breath and lung capacity; improved posture and core strength; joint flexibility and range of motion expansion, as well as moves that work the fitness level of our brains (and exercise our laughter muscles too)! Each class concludes with a short guided relaxation and meditation. Instructor Colleen Koziara has more than 15 years of experience in the senior healthcare industry and is certified in gentle, chair and modified yoga.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RW16410-02
Chair Yoga
Available
02/26/2018 -04/02/2018
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
M
The Abbey
50 and up
$54.00/$54.00

Tax Preparation - RW16411

This free program is sponsored by AARP. Registration is required. Be sure to bring a copy of last year's tax return. Also, bring all necessary papers such as tax forms received in the mail, statements of income and all legally deductible expenses. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact The Abbey at (630) 993-8193 after December 1, 2017. You can also make your appointment online by visiting www.epd.org. Tax appointments will be held at the Wagner Community Center, 615 N. West Avenue on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m.-Noon and Wednesday afternoons from 1-4 p.m.

  Activity Description Status Dates Times Days Location Ages Fees Info
RW16411-034
Tax Preparation
Waitlist
02/26/2018 -02/26/2018
9:00 am -10:00 am
M
Wagner Community Center
60 and up
$0.00/$0.00
RW16411-035
Tax Preparation
Waitlist
02/26/2018 -02/26/2018
10:00 am -11:00 am
M
Wagner Community Center
60 and up
$0.00/$0.00
RW16411-036
Tax Preparation
Waitlist
02/26/2018 -02/26/2018
11:00 am -12:00 pm
M
Wagner Community Center
60 and up
$0.00/$0.00
RW16411-037
Tax Preparation
Waitlist
02/27/2018 -02/27/2018
9:00 am -10:00 am
Tu
Wagner Community Center
60 and up
$0.00/$0.00
RW16411-038
Tax Preparation
Waitlist
02/27/2018 -02/27/2018
10:00 am -11:00 am
Tu
Wagner Community Center
60 and up
$0.00/$0.00
RW16411-039
Tax Preparation
Waitlist
02/27/2018 -02/27/2018
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Tu
Wagner Community Center
60 and up
$0.00/$0.00

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