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.
Tuesday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Interim Healthcare will discuss ways to identify and treat changes in sensory capacities like vision, hearing, smell, taste and peripheral sensation.
Thursday, March 13 at 11 a.m.
Roberta Kulik will teach user-friendly Irish folk dance steps and choreography for residents and the public.
Thursday, March 13 at noon
Tap shoes are welcome but certainly not required for this free and open to the public tap dance class.
Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m.
The Oak Park Arms' very own Reader's Theatre will perform a rendition of "The Gift of Gab," a science fiction short story.
Monday, March 17 at 7 p.m.
A variety of performances by Arms residents that blend into a colorful celebration of spring and St. Patrick's Day.
Thursday, March 20 at 8:30 a.m.
Max Harris, M.D., and Sarkis Bedikian, D.O., will discuss arthritis as part of the "Breakfast with the Docs" health series.
Thursday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m.
Ada Willer will host a free Easter card making workshop, complete with materials.
Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m.
In celebration of the start of spring, the Music Club will feature a "Spring has Sprung" collection of classics, hosted by Dan Kane.
Friday, March 21 at 4 p.m.
A Polish Film Festival series kicks off with 1958 film, Ashes and Diamonds, which will be viewed & reviewed with radio announcer Dan Kane.
Saturday, March 29 at 11 a.m.
Arms interns Katie Matheny and Sarah Walstra will present an educational seminar on care giving for older adults.
Tuesday, April 1 at 1 p.m.
For more than 30 years the Mills Investment Club has been teaching people how to make the best investment choices in a fun, empowering way.
Thursday, April 3 at 11 a.m.
Roberta Kulik will teach simple dance patterns using the tambourine. Participants will also learn some history about this instrument.
Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m.
Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear are back with two episodes from a favorite of the Golden Age of Radio, Gunsmoke.
Tuesday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m.
A representative from Interim Healthcare will discuss issues regarding cancer, including treatment and support options.
Wednesday, April 9 at 2 p.m.
Participants will create floral arrangements with seasonal flowers and greens. These bouquets can be kept and taken home.
Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m.
The 18-piece Big Band, Freenotes, will lead the Spring Ballroom Dance. The community is invited to dance the afternoon away.
Friday, April 25 at 4 p.m.
The Polish Film Festival continues with the adventure of a married couple and a young hitchhiker on a sailing trip.
Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m.
The music of legendary singer and actor, Pat Boone, kicks off Music Club in celebration and anticipation of Passover, Easter and another baseball season.
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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
- - 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