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NEW! Chart Toppers & Showstoppers

This class for seniors will involve singing and storytelling. Selections will be compiled from hits from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s with music ranging from classics from the likes of Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra to Elvis, Buddy Holly and the Beatles. Additionally we will sing and play songs from hit musicals like Guys & Dolls and West Side Story. We will be creating a repertoire of songs together- the students’ personal tastes and favorite music will factor heavily into the sort of music we spend time playing, singing, and listening to. The class will share knowledge, history, trivia, and legend around artists, performances, and the sort of hi-jinks that made them famous. Min 4/Max 30.

Session I: Feb 6 – Mar 13
Session II: Apr 3 – May 8
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Location: Dance Studio
Instructor: Tomlinson Fort
Fee: $50 per Session

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NEW! Movement & Memory for Joyful Aging

Back by popular demand! Join acclaimed teacher, Gloria Araya, for weekly one-hour sessions utilizing joyful music, including “the greats” like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and other music genres. Designed for younger and older senior residents of all abilities (approx. 50+ yrs.) who seek joy associated with movement and wonderful music. Chase away the winter doldrums with this spectacular class! Sponsored by the River Forest Township. Min 6/Max 30.

Session I: Feb 7 – Mar 14
Session II: Mar 28 – May 2
Day: Wednesday
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Location: Dance Studio
Instructor: Gloria Araya
Fee: $50 per session = 6 classes

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NEW! Jewelry Making For Seniors

In this fun and inspiring class, our creative instructor focuses on helping to improve fine motor, visual perceptual, visual motor and cognitive skills using creativity to make one-of-a kind jewelry treasures. Min 4/Max 10.

Session I: Feb 5 – Feb 26
Session II: Mar 5 – Mar 26
Day: Monday
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: 202
Instructor: Tania Wilson,
Fee: $50 per Session

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Jazzercise — Why try Jazzercise?

When you love your workout, results come easily. That’s why Jazzercise combines elements of pilates, yoga, kickboxing, jazz dance, aerobics, resistance training and more — to create truly effective programs for every age and fitness level. Registration is ongoing and done through Jazzercise. Price varies depending on the type of program you choose. Call (800) FIT-IS-IT for more information. Come and try Jazzercise today!

Mon 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Tue 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Thur 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Sat 8:30 – 9:30 am

$25 Joining Fee
$47/monthly easy fitness ticket

Registration should go through Jazzercise directly.

Senior Cab Coupon Books

If you are a senior River Forest resident you are eligible to purchase cab coupon books at the River Forest Community Center. These books cost $7 but contain $10 worth of cab coupons for the Blue Cab Company. You can purchase a maximum of 4 books per month by sending a check and a self-addressed paid envelope to the River Forest Community Center, Attn: Seniors, or coming in and purchasing them in person.


River Forest seniors can take advantage of the Oak Park Township curb-to-curb shuttle bus service by contacting them at 708-383-4806. Service is from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm, with the last ride at 4:00 pm. Cost is $1 each way. Call 24 hours in advance to make your reservation. Reservations are accepted between 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.