October 2019 Chicagoland Activities for Older Adults


Fall is fully here in Chicagoland! The crisp air and cool temperatures invite us all to get out and about, as we Chicagoans like to say! Of course, this time of year is just as busy and active in Chicagoland with all of its fun activities, events, and venues. We like to point out the ones that are particularly friendly towards and enjoyable for seniors. So here are our suggestions for October 2019 Chicagoland activities for older adults!



How about them apples? You’ll have the answer to this question when you attend the 2019 Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd Annual Apple Fest. Not only will they have apples of all types available for purchase (by the bushel, if you’d like), but you’ll also find apple pies, hot apple cider, candy apples, and lots of other fun things to buy, all revolving around the fruit that is said to keep the doctor away! The event starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. To learn more about the vendors and the location, just click HERE!


From now until Oct. 20, Elmhurst’s own GreenMan Theatre Troupe presents the comedy  “The Government Inspector.” The play, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol, is a satirical look at political corruption. The new interpretation delivers the story with a more modern and contemporary twist, while maintaining the laughs. Shows are performed on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m., and take place at Elmhurst’s First United Methodist Church, located at 232 S. York St. Discounted admission for seniors is $15 per person. For more information and tickets, click HERE.


On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, the 10th anniversary of the Naper Settlement’s Oktoberfest also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Naperville Heritage Society. The annual event will feature beer (of course!) as well as traditional German cuisine, all served up within the comfort of a heated tent. There will also be a professional pumpkin carver, Oktoberfest pinball, and other fun competitions. To learn more about the event, click HERE.


On Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m., immerse yourself in the blues! The All-Star Blues Revue at Schaumburg’s Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, presents three of Chicago’s best blues artists for an evening of unforgettable music. To learn more and to purchase tickets for the event, click HERE.