Recreation & Social Programs

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Recreation Programs

Our clients and their family members consistently report that the feelings of loneliness and isolation experienced by those individuals and families struggling with mental illness can be crippling and can derail the recovery process. Research also supports the idea that stigma, alienation and isolation all plague those with mental illness. To remedy this situation, NAMI DuPage offers a variety of recreation and social programs.

With the creation of our Community Center building, shared by the DuPage County Health Department, NAMI DuPage was able to significantly expand the recreation and social opportunities available for individuals who have mental illness. We have recreation options available on weekdays, weeknights and some weekends. We offer programs such as Yoga, Personal Fitness, Meditation, Art, Jewelry Making, Music, Games, and more. We also have casual Drop In Center programs in Wheaton, Naperville (partnering with WDSRA) and Westmont (partnering with SEASPAR) where a free meal and activity are offered. Family members and friends are always welcome to attend and the majority of recreation programs are free to attend and happen year round.

Recreation Program Goals

  • Introduce people to new recreation activities and opportunities
  • Encourage socialization and meeting new people outside of a support group setting
  • Increase self-esteem through involvement of activities offered
  • Increase sense of belonging in the community
  • Increase feelings of satisfaction, decrease feelings of isolation, depression and stress
  • Maintain good physical and mental health
  • Reduce re-hospitalizations
  • Improve overall quality of living

Summer 2019 Recreation Flyer

Upcoming Programs

Date/Time Event
07/19/19
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bingo (10:30-11:30am)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/22/19
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Yoga (10:30-11:30am)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/22/19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoga (7-8pm)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/22/19
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meditation (8-8:30pm)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/23/19
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Creative Writing (10:30-11:30am)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/23/19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Art (7-8:30pm)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/24/19
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sports & Fitness (10:30-11:30am)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/24/19
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
NAMI Drop In Center (5:30-7pm)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/25/19
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Games (10:30-11:30am)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/25/19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Choir Practice (7-8:30pm) (*For those that have auditioned)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/25/19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewelry Making (7-8:30pm)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/26/19
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bingo (10:30-11:30am)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/29/19
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Yoga (10:30-11:30am)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/29/19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoga (7-8pm)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
07/29/19
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meditation (8-8:30pm)
Community Center, Wheaton IL

Special Event Program Registration

To sign up for any of our Special Event Recreational Programs click HERE.

 

Recreation Evaluation

If you have been to a NAMI DuPage recreation program and would like to fill out our evaluation form to give us more feedback or suggestions, please click here.