Recreation & Social Programs

**NEW Event**

Book Club will meet every 3rd Monday
from 10-11:30 AM
via Zoom meeting

Register HERE

Join us for Virtual Bingo!

After being stuck at home for so long, we’re all looking for creative ways to stay connected and have some fun! Since Bingo is our most popular recreational activity at the Community Center, we decided to keep it going!

We will connect socially using Zoom web conferencing. Once we have all registrants, we will provide links to connect to our Zoom video group and a digital bingo card that you can play right on your computer or smartphone, alongside the video chat.

Any questions regarding this event, please feel free to contact us. Don’t forget to invite your friends!

Register for the Virtual Bingo HERE!

Bingo Card LINK

View our instructions on how to join a meeting here (PDF).

Need a video walk-through? Watch this to learn how to access a Zoom meeting via a desktop or laptop computer.

Recreation Programs

Due to the ongoing public health concerns, normal recreation programs and activities are postponed until further notice. The information below regards the programs we offer normally, and will continue to offer once in-person gathering is deemed appropriate.

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

Special Event Program Registration

To sign up for any of our Special Event Recreational Programs fill out the form below. If none are listed, that means none are available at this time.