The month of May is Older American’s Month, and the Villages of Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park have proclaimed the week of May 12 – May 19 Celebrating Seniors Week. This week-long celebration will highlight and recognize the significant contributions older adults make to our communities. Over 15 community-wide organizations that offer services to seniors will be hosting special events during Celebrating Seniors Week, while local businesses show their support by offering discounts and promotions to older adults. Visit the Celebrating Seniors website for more information at celebratingseniors.net.

Below are the Celebrating Seniors Week events offered by the River Forest Park District:

Bocce Ball Social
Ages: 60 & up
Celebrate Seniors Week at Memorial Parkway during a FREE introductory course on bocce play. The ancient game of bocce closely resembles bowling, requiring strategy and some luck. What a great game to play on a beautiful day with your friends and neighbors. Park District staff and volunteers will be on hand to teach the game of bocce ball, followed by open play. All equipment will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Register online at rfparks.com or RSVP by Wednesday, May 11 to Karen Stille at 708-366-6660 x105 or kstille@rfparks.com.

Leader: RFPD Staff & Bocce Enthusiasts
Day: Thursday
Date: May 12
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Fee: FREE!
Location: Memorial Parkway Bocce Courts
(on Lake St. between Jackson & Monroe)
Bring: Lawn Chair
Code: 4302.100
 

Platform Tennis Social
Ages: 60 & up
Come try out the new fastest-growing sport in the Midwest! Platform Tennis is a racquet sport derived from tennis, developed in 1928 in Scarsdale, NY. Platform Tennis is played with a solid paddle as opposed to a strung racquet, and a depressurized tennis ball is used along with an underhand serve. All equipment will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Register online at rfparks.com or RSVP by Monday, May 16 to Karen Stille at 708-366-6660 x105 or kstille@rfparks.com.

Leader: RFPD Staff & Platform Tennis Instructor
Day: Tuesday
Date: May 17
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Fee: FREE!
Location: Keystone Park Platform Tennis Courts
7920 Central Ave.
Bring: Wear sturdy gym shoes and comfortable clothing
Code: 4302.101

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