Senior Activities

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 Senior Aerobics twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30AM. In this class you'll do a mix of brain games, balance practice and toning exercises. 

Keep up the fitness in our Pilates / Yoga Flow class on Mondays and Fridays from 10:30-11:30AM. This class is perfect for all ages and helps center you with breathing, balance and movements choreographed to music. 

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 to bring your BINGO! Join us from 2:00-4:00PM at the Fleming Center - Grand Hall to try your luck at BINGO. 

Game Group meets every Tuesday of every week in the Fleming Center - Grand Hall 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 9:00AM-4:00PM, our seniors come together for a full day of play; you are encouraged to bring your own snacks. 


senior cookie decorating flyer


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM

Come decorate a pot and plant it up with some perfect spring flowers! We will have pots, decorating supplies and some small flowering plants to choose from. This is a great opportunity to learn more about plants, express your creativity and get to know others.

This event is FREE for participants aged 60 and up!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12 PM – 2 PM

Enjoy the weather and celebrate Summer by making ice cream sundaes and spending time with other seniors in the community. We'll have all the supplies to make the most decadent sundaes you can imagine, with a prize for the most creative, so don't miss out!

This event is FREE for participants aged 60 and up!


Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 4 PM – 6 PM

Come out and socialize with other seniors in the community at our Valentine's Cookie Decorating Social! We'll provide the cookies, decorating supplies, music and to-go bags. Don't miss out and show off your creativity!

This event is FREE for participants aged 60 and up!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 12 PM – 2 PM

Join the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department and other seniors at a picnic in the park. We will have tents, tables and lawn games set up at the Fleming Center for a fun afternoon of enjoying the weather and each other's company. 

This event is FREE for participants aged 60 and up!

senior ice cream social flyer