September 2019 Chicagoland Activities for Older Adults


It’s amazing how quickly the weather can change in the Chicago area! This past weekend was beautiful, with temperatures in the low 70s. As September approaches, this is the perfect time for older adults to get some fresh air and experience all the great activities, events, and venues that Chicagoland has to offer. Here are our suggestions of September 2019 Chicagoland activities for older adults!



Breakfast is for the birds — and for the attendees — on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo! At Breakfast with the Animals: Bird’s the Word,  patrons will enjoy breakfast while learning about the breeding of penguins and flamingos and the caring for their new-born chicks. Presented by the Hope B. McCormick Curator of Birds, Sunny Nelson. Tickets for the event are $50 ($45 for Lincoln Park Zoo members). For more information and to order tickets, click HERE!


Does someone you love suffer from mild memory loss? On Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. until Noon, you and your loved one can stop by the Memory Café — a social get-together for individuals with early-stage memory loss and their caregivers at the Lutheran Church of Atonement. Socialization can help improve the quality of life of those suffering from memory loss. This is also the perfect opportunity for caregivers to participate socially with their loved ones and strengthen the bonds of their relationships. Various activities differ from month to month, and might include crafting, pet therapy, movement, and music therapy. The event is FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 847-381-5030, and click HERE to learn more!

Crystal Lake

Head up to the northern suburbs to get one last taste of summer! Julie Ann’s Crafted Frozen Custard in Crystal Lake presents all sorts of different and unique flavors of frozen custard to enjoy. They offer cakes and pies as well! Julie Ann’s is open daily, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. To find out their flavors of the months and get directions, click HERE!


Sunday, Sept. 8 is also Grandparent’s Day at The Hub! The Hub at Berens Park is the Elmhurst Park District’s location for all sorts of fun, and on Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., all Grandparents can play for FREE with the purchase of one round of miniature golf. The Hub is located off of West Avenue, just south of Lake Street and north of North Avenue. For more information about The Hub, click HERE!


The Northbrook Park District has the perfect outdoor activity for seniors who have a competitive spirit — bocce ball! The Northbrook Park District has outdoor bocce ball courts and provides the equipment if you don’t have your own. Courts can be reserved for $9/hour for residents and $15/hour for non-residents. Call 847-291-2995 for availability, and click HERE to learn more!