April 2019 Chicagoland activities for older adults

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Spring has finally sprung in Chicagoland! This is the perfect time to get out and explore everything the Chicago area has to offer, especially for seniors. And in April, that’s quite a lot! Read on to learn of the activities and places older adults can enjoy in Chicago and the surrounding Chicagoland suburbs this April.





The Art Institute of Chicago is always a great place for seniors to visit, and in April, there are two special exhibits scheduled that seniors who love culture and art will find intriguing. Going on right now in April is the “Rembrandt Portraits” exhibition. Two visiting paintings — Portrait of a Boy and Self-Portrait — unite with the Art Institute’s own Old Man with a Gold Chain and Young Woman at an Open Half-Door. Also being featured is photographer Dawoud Bey and his series of black-and-white images of some of the sites along the Underground Railroad, in an exhibit named “Night Coming Tenderly, Black.” To learn more about the exhibitions and admission prices, please click HERE.


Starting on Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m., the Wilder Park Conservatory will be hosting its annual Spring Flower Show. The event runs through Sunday, April 28. Admission is free! The Conservatory is open daily from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. during the month of April. For more information about the Conservatory, please click HERE.


The Community House at 415 W. Eighth Street in Hinsdale is hosting a special wine and painting party! You bring your own bottle of wine. Studio Vino: Wine & Paint brings everything else you’ll need: canvas, paints, brushes, and stemware. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never painted before! The instructor will guide you through all the steps, in a relaxing, fun, and non-judgmental environment. Admission is $35. To register for the event, please click HERE.

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Do you have your estate in order? If not, you’ll want to check out this FREE session on estate planning, being offered by Financial Planner Jim Flanagan of Bentron Financial Group, on Thursday, April 4, at the La Grange Public Library. The session, “Essentials of Estate Planning,” is being offered as part of “Money Smart Week” (a public-awareness campaign held from March 30 to April 6; click HERE to read more about it). In this session, you’ll learn all about the estate planning process, including the importance of planning and the documents you’ll need to do so. You’ll also learn the difference between wills and trusts, and you’ll gain an understanding of the different “power of attorney” designations, living trusts, and guardianships. To register, call 708-215-3200. For more information about programming at the library, click HERE.


Enjoy gardening and horticulture? Then you’ll want to stop by the Native Illinois Plant Sale on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the Public Works Building. Plants native to Illinois naturally adapt well to the soil and climate of Chicagoland. They are easy to grow and do not require special watering or fertilizer. To find out more about the sale, just click HERE. And to get a list of the 2019 native plants for sale, click HERE.

The many things to do in Chicagoland this April will give you the opportunity to put a little “spring” in your step!