Senior Activities

Letter to our seniors

We at the Parks Department are excited to bring new and exciting events just for the seniors in our community! 

The Parks & Rec Dept offers regular programming including fitness classes and games at the Elgin Rec Center.

We know that you aren't "seniors" but rather, active older adults, so we hope this programming reflects that!

We look forward to spending time with you!

The Elgin Parks & Recreation Department

Stay in shape at the Elgin Rec Center!

Monday through Friday, join us from 8:00AM-10:00AM for Wildcat Walkers! During this time you'll be able to utilize the gym exclusively for doing laps in a climate controlled space. When you reach 100miles of laps in the gym, you'll win a free shirt! 

We also offer a number of fitness opportunities geared towards our active older adults including: 

 - Extreme Walking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00AM - 10:00AM. Walk over and through obstacles with the assistance of Nordic Poles to build fitness and balance. 

 - Mind, Body, Spirit with Patti on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00AM - 10:00AM. This class is a mix of reiki, yoga, and meditation for full body and mind wellness. 

 - Tai Chi for Balance with Boaz on Thursdays from 9:00AM - 10:00AM. This class combines tai chi practices, stretching, balance, and mental focus. 

 - Slow Yoga & Meditation with Jackie once a week on Fridays from 9:00AM - 10:00AM. In this class you'll balance practice, breathing, stretching and toning exercises. 

 - Tai Chi as Martial Arts with Boaz on Saturdays from 10:00AM - 11:30AM. This class teaches tai chi practices based on martial arts movements. 

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Pickleball at the Elgin Recreation Center

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10AM - 2PM  |  Elgin Recreation Center, 361 N. HWY 95

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday the Elgin Recreation Center will set up our portable Pickleball set in the Basketball Gym.

Patrons will be permitted to use the Pickleball Court in 30min intervals if others are waiting to use it. Equipment is available for use at the front desk.

Pickleball is FREE for Elgin Recreation Center Members or $5/Day for Non-Members. 

Get to know other seniors!

Socializing and making connections in the community is just as important as staying physically fit as we age. There are multiple ways of making new friends at the Elgin Recreation Center. We invite you to participate in any or all of our free active older adult programs. 

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Senior Coffee Social Club

Monday - Friday  |  8:00AM - 11:00AM

Monday through Friday the Elgin Recreation Center, in partnership with Chariot, offer the Senior Coffee Social Club. Grab a free cup of coffee and socialize with other seniors from 8AM-11AM while enjoying the couches and tables in the Elgin Rec Lobby.

New Prime Timer Activities & Clubs

Every Monday from 2:00PM - 4:00PM, the Elgin Recreation Center is hosting different active older adult activities. These activities are FREE and limited supplies will be available for use. 

First Monday of the Month: Puzzle Club
Second Monday of the Month: Bingo
Third Monday of the Month: Craft Day
Fourth Monday of the Month: Fiber Arts Club
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