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Things To Do In The Chicago Suburbs For Seniors

Embark on New Adventures

Life is a journey, and it’s time to take a new, exciting step. Oak Trace’s natural setting on an expansive acreage with scenic walking paths and exquisite greenery evokes a sense of tranquility from everyday cares. But when you’re ready to have adventures, there’s plenty to do on-site, in Downers Grove, or just a bit further afield in Chicago.

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Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air’s salubrity.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essayist, Lecturer, and Philosopher
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Senior Community Trips

Join Local Activities, Events and Outings

There’s no shortage of engaging activities and attractions in and around Downers Grove. Here are some of the examples of things you can do in the area for entertainment.

  • Catch a movie at the historic Tivoli Theatre
  • Explore Lyman Woods, a nature center with walking trails
  • Sample local craft beer at Alter Brewing Company
  • Wander through downtown Downers Grove
  • Learn local history at the Downers Grove Museum

Downers Grove is also only a short drive away from all of the attractions, entertainment, and activities of downtown Chicago, too.

Downers Grove Excursions (And Beyond)

Go on a Group Excursion with Fellow Adventurers

Looking to plan your next big adventure? Residents often plan group excursions such as day trips to nearby cities, cruises abroad, or hikes at local nature preserves. We’ve also had residents plan a full-fledged vacation together. Your adventures are limited only by your imagination!

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Senior Community Events

Celebrations and Entertainment Closer to Home

Never miss an opportunity! The robust event calendar at Oak Trace and in the wider local community ensures that there is always an opportunity to learn and grow, a celebration to be had, or entertainment to be enjoyed. Take evening painting classes with guest artists or enjoy rousing musical performances from touring musicians. Summer means ice cream socials, auctions, Fourth of July celebrations, and outdoor performances. In the winter, celebrate the season with resident get-togethers, festive Thanksgiving spreads, and New Year’s parties.

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I wanted a place that I trust and that has nice surroundings. A place where I can have a social life and stay active and engaged. Oak Trace rose to the top.

- Barbara Nagengast, Future Oak Trace Resident