Recreation & Social Programs

Recreation Program Need

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 has long offered Drop In Centers at three separate locations within the county (Glen Ellyn, Naperville and Westmont). At these Drop In Centers a free meal and free activity are offered for people who have mental illness.

Recreation Program Description

With the creation of our new Community Center shared by the DuPage County Health Department, NAMI DuPage is now 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 weekends. NAMI DuPage offers activities such as yoga, art, music, dance, games, and more. Family members and friends are always welcome to attend as well. A new Drop In Center also provides another venue for individuals and families living with mental illness to socialize and participate in recreation activities. The majority of the 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

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Weeknight & Special Event Recreation Programs – Spring 2017

Weekday Recreation Programs – Spring 2017

Recreation Programs Offered

Please click the links below to view the current recreation programs that we are offering and to register.
To register for a class, click on one of the class options below. Call NAMI DuPage at (630) 752-0066 with any additional questions.

Upcoming Classes

Date/Time Event
03/23/17
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Games (10:30-11:30am)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
03/23/17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewelry Making (7-8:30pm)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
03/24/17
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bingo (10:30-11:30am)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
03/24/17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arm Knitting (Special Event, 6-9pm)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
03/27/17
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Yoga (10:30-11:30am)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
03/27/17
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Personal Fitness (7-8pm)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
03/27/17
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoga (7-8pm)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
03/28/17
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cultural Art Activities (10:30-11:30am)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
03/28/17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Art (7-8:30pm)
Community Center, Wheaton IL
03/29/17
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sports & Fitness (10:30-11:30am)
Community Center, Wheaton IL

Register for a Recreation Program

If you would like to register for a recreation program, please click the link below or click the link to a specific program under “Upcoming Classes” for more details.

Click here to register

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.