Oak Park Arms
Group of seniors at Navy Pier in Chicago during an Oak Park Arms event for seniors

Activities & Events

Oak Park Arms

The Oak Park Arms retirement community host numerous events and activities for seniors each day. Most events are open to seniors in the Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park area which creates an intergenerational group of attendees. On site activities include first class musicians and entertainers, award-winning authors and artists, local elected officials and healthcare experts to name a few.

  • Dollar Sign

    Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.

    Discover the Mills Investment Club

    For more than 30 years the Mills Investment Club has been teaching people how to make the best investment choices in a fun way.

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  • Freenotes Big Band

    Monday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.

    Summer Jazz Festival: The Freenotes

    The Summer Jazz Festival continues with an 18-piece orchestra that plays music from 1940s through the 1960s.

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  • tap shoes

    Thursday, Sept. 11 at noon

    Tap Dance Workshop

    Tap shoes are welcome but certainly not required for this free and open to the public tap dance class.

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  • Senior cutting flowers

    Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m.

    Garden Therapy

    Participants will create floral arrangements with seasonal flowers and greens. These bouquets can be kept and taken home.

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  • pen

    Thursday, Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m.

    Card Making Workshop

    Ada Willer helps participants create unique, personalized cards for loved ones for holidays and special occasions.

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Calendar of events for seniors

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More than 300 events a month including:


  • - Bridge Club
  • - Investment Club
  • - Spanish Club
  • - Chess Club
  • - Oak Park Arms Chorus
  • - Reader’s Theatre


  • - Computer Class
  • - Art & Painting Class
  • - Tap Dance for Seniors
  • - Dance Workshop

Ongoing Health Series

Exercise Classes

  • - Sit & Be Fit
  • - Chair Yoga and Meditation
  • - Walk and Roll
  • - Fall Prevention
  • - Happy Body Workshop
  • - Strength and Balance
  • - Yoga for Everyone
  • - Tai Chi and Power Tai Chi

Activities and Games

  • - Bingo
  • - Puzzle Hour
  • - Ceramics
  • - Weaving
  • - Quilting