Adult Programs

Horseback Riding

Age 6 & Older
Get up and go! It’s time to ride at Nova Quarter Horses, Inc. There is fun for all ages at any riding level; no previous experience is needed. Come out to learn both Western and English disciplines taught by our highly qualified trainers and instructors. We offer both an indoor and outdoor arena, so Nova is able to offer lessons year-round. A 5-lesson card includes 5 individual one-hour lessons within a group format. Once your lesson card is purchased, call Nova to schedule your lessons at (708) 479-3696. Jeans and hard soled or gym shoes are required.
ACTV#32250-A1 $168 R/NR
(5-lesson card provided by Nova)
Location: Nova Quarter Horses, Inc.
10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena

Active Adult Exercise

Age 55 & Older
Get in shape and have fun during this fitness class designed for active adults! Stretching and cardiovascular exercises are included. All fitness levels are welcome. No instructor; class follows along to a CD called Fun & Fitness Over 50.
Day/Time: Mon., Wed. & Fri., 10:00am-11:00am
ACTV#39190-A1 Jan. 7-May 24 (Skip 1/21, 2/18 & 4/19)
Location: Senior Housing Community Room
1090 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox

Quilting Club

Adult
Attention all quilting enthusiasts! Join the club and meet on select Wednesdays and Fridays along with other quilters. On Wednesdays, Quilting Club members take turns sharing and showing. Fridays at Quilting Club are set aside to work on your unfinished projects. The Quilting Club occasionally goes on quilting road trips and donates quilts to charities. All talent levels are welcome. This club meets the first Wednesday and the third Friday of each month. Don’t forget your machine! The group continues to grow and is always looking for new members.
ACTV#39241-A1 Wed., Jan. 2-July 3, 10:00am-3:30pm
Fri., Jan. 18-Aug. 16, 11:00am-3:30pm
Fee: $20 R/NR per year
Location: Senior Housing Community Room
1090 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox

Meal Prep and Freezer Meal Workshop

Age 16 & Older
LCC (Room 4) Entry C
Meal planning is about finding a process that is enjoyable, easy and effective. Asking what’s for dinner just became a thing of the past with this Meal Prep Workshop! We will be prepping three recipes (tools and recipes provided) that can be cooked fresh OR frozen for later use. Grocery lists will be provided for each set of recipes so you can buy your preferred ingredients to bring on workshop day. Come prep meals in a social atmosphere!
Day/Time: Thurs., 6:30pm-8:30pm
ACTV#37592-A2 Feb. 21 – Tex Mex meatloaves, pork fried rice and bruschetta pasta
ACTV#37592-A3 Mar. 21 – Pasta Fagioli, roasted pork chops, apples and sweet potatoes, Greek chicken and orzo skillet
ACTV#37592-A4 Apr. 25 – Turkey meatballs, spicy three bean chili and Tuscan sheet pan
Fee: $39 R/NR

Pasta Making Class

Age 16 & Older
LCC (Room 4) Entry C
Join us as we learn to make handmade pasta with two easy sauces. Please bring an apron to class! You’ll get to take home leftovers from class, too!
Day/Time: Thurs., 6:30pm-8:30pm
ACTV#37593-A1 Jan. 31
Day/Time: Wed., 6:30pm-8:30pm
ACTV#37593-A2 Apr. 3
Fee: $44 R/NR

Pierogi and Kolaczki Making Class

Age 16 & Older
LCC (Room 4) Entry C
Learn to make two Polish favorites in this 2-hour class! Lots of dough and lots of fillings will make for a scrumptious time! Please bring an apron to class.
Day/Time: Thurs., 6:30pm-8:30pm
ACTV#37594-A1 Feb. 28
ACTV#37594-A2 May 16
Fee: $44 R/NR

Coloring Club

Adult
Administration Building (All-Purpose Room)
Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore! In Coloring Club, you will rediscover the simple relaxation and joy of coloring. This is a great activity to explore your artistic side. You will get the joy of creating a beautiful work of art with no artistic skills required. Coloring is known to reduce stress and improve hand-eye coordination. This club will meet every other Wednesday. All materials are included.
Day/Time: Wed., 1:00pm-2:30pm
ACTV#39592-A1 Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, Mar. 6, Mar. 20,
Apr. 3, Apr. 17, May 1, May 15 & May 29

Jam Session & Social Time

Adult
LCC (Room 1) Entry C
Gather for an afternoon of music! Can’t play an instrument? Join us to listen, sing along and meet new friends. If you do play, tune up your instrument and come join this group of musicians that meet the first Thursday of each month beginning February 7. All types of music are played from the American Song Book, the Swing Era, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Bring your sheet music to share.
Day/Time: Thurs., 2:30pm-4:30pm

Can You Afford To Retire?

Adult
Administration Building (All-Purpose Room)
Presented by: Bentron Financial Group, Inc.
In this 45-minute presentation, Greg Kurinec will help you evaluate your personal ability to retire. Greg will provide you with a self-assessment, checklists and will guide you through the ten critical questions any retiree needs to answer with confidence. Registration deadline is Friday, March 1.
ACTV#39247-A1 Tues., Mar. 5, 7:00pm-7:45pm

Build a Basic Budget: The Five-Step Spending Plan

Adult
LCC (Bi-Centennial Room) Entry C
Presented by: NuMark Credit Union
Can you recall where you spent your last ATM withdrawal? Are you living paycheck to paycheck? You’re not alone! Come to a free seminar presented by NuMark Credit Union to learn how to set realistic goals for you and your family, develop a spending plan and manage your tracking and spending system. Registration deadline is Monday, April 8.
ACTV#37602-A1 Thurs., Apr. 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tai Chi

Age 50 & Older
This class is offered by Will County Senior Services. The goal of this class is to improve balance to prevent falls, increase flexibility and reduce stress. Its slow, soothing movements incorporate deep breathing and relaxing postures that help calm the mind and body each time you go through gentle movements.

Tai Chi Intermediate Level
Day/Dates/Time: Tues., Nov. 6-Feb. 12, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Tues., Mar. 5-May 21, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Tues., June 11-Aug. 27, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Tai Chi Beginner Level
Day/Dates/Time: Tues., Nov. 6-Feb. 12, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Tues., Mar. 5-May 21, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Tues., June 11-Aug. 27, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Fee: $30 (To: Senior Services of Will County) or $10 with a Senior Services Membership. Membership (including newsletter) yearly, $30 per single or $40 per couple. Payable on site or mail to Senior Services of Will County, 251 N. Center Street, Joliet, IL 60435.
Location: Senior Housing Community Room
1090 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox

Chair Yoga

Age 55 & Older
LCC (Room 2) Entry C
Chair Yoga is designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. This class will move your whole body through a series of seated and standing yoga poses using a chair for support. Poses are modified so those with health restrictions, decreased range of motion and physical challenges can enjoy the benefits. Please register at least one week prior to the beginning of the session or the class may be cancelled.
Day/Time: Tues., 1:00pm-2:00pm
ACTV#39194-A1 Jan. 8-Feb. 5
ACTV#39194-A2 Feb. 19-Mar. 19
ACTV#39194-A3 Apr. 2-Apr. 30
ACTV#39194-A4 May 7-June 4
Fee: $38 R/NR

 

Fit Boomers

Age 55 & Older
LCC (Room 2) Entry C
This beginner class focuses on low impact and chair exercises to help with stiffness, joint and back pain. Since the consequences of falling for adults can be severe, balance training is included. This group setting also allows adults to stay socially connected. Exercises are performed seated and/or standing using chairs and resistance bands which are provided for you. No previous exercise experience necessary. Please register at least one week prior to the beginning of the session or the class may be cancelled.
Day/Time: Thurs., 1:00pm-2:00pm
ACTV#39541-A1 Jan. 10-Feb. 7
ACTV#39541-A2 Feb. 21-Mar. 21
ACTV#39541-A3 Apr. 4-May 2
ACTV#39541-A4 May 9-June 6
Fee: $38 R/NR

Walk the Commons

Age 55 & Older
Walking has a multitude of health benefits for everyone. It helps maintain mobility and independence. Join us as we walk around the Commons Area of New Lenox. This group will meet in front of the New Lenox Public Library and then proceed around Veterans Parkway.
Day/Time: Tues. & Thurs., 8:45am-9:45am
ACTV#39998-A1 May 2-May 30
Location: New Lenox Public Library
(Outside West Entrance)
120 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox