Recreation & Social Programs

Our 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. To remedy this situation, NAMI DuPage offers a variety of in-person and virtual recreation and social programs!

These programs will:

  • 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 a sense of belonging in the community
  • Increase feelings of satisfaction and decrease feelings of isolation, depression and stress
  • Help people maintain good physical and mental health
  • Reduce the possibility of rehospitalizations

Recreation Schedule

Healthy Minds and Body

Program Schedule


Yoga & Meditation

Join us every Monday for Yoga, led by instructors from Prairie Yoga. In the evening, stay for a meditation session following yoga. Both of these sessions will help you rebalance and refocus, while providing stretching and relaxation methods that will help you reduce stress.

Materials (mats, blocks, etc.) are provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

Room: Multipurpose Room 161
Time: Yoga – 10:30 – 11:30 am, 7 – 8:00 pm | Meditation –  8:00 – 8:30 pm


Join us on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th of every month for Bingo, and the 2nd & 4th of the month for Trivia. Both events are virtual and will meet via Zoom, and registration is required.

Virtual Bingo cards can be found here:

Room: This event is online, and you can register through Zoom here.
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Virtual Art Together

Bring your creative brain and join us for a variety of art activities.

Room: This event is online, and you can register through Zoom here.
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Creative Card Making

Learn how to design traditional greeting cards, every 1st, 3rd and (occasional) 5th Wednesdays of the month.

Room: Community Center Dining Area
Time: 11:45 am – 12:35 pm

Drop-In Center
Join us for pizza, conversation, casual games and more. Drop-in occurs right before Wednesday night Support Groups and Craft-tastic!

Room: Multipurpose Room 161
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Come join us for a fantastic time creating crafts! Our facilitators will have new and fun ideas each time you meet. Craft items needed for projects will be supplied by NAMI DuPage.

Room: Community Center Dining Area
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


In-person Bingo
Join us for an hour of morning Bingo, held in person at the Community Center.

Room: Community Center Dining Area
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Jewelry Jam


Are you skilled in crafting jewelry? Please fill out our Volunteer Application to facilitate our Jewelry Jam!

Join us for this in-person event, occurring every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, to learn how to create beautiful pieces of jewelry.

Room: Community Center Dining Area
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

New-R Health & Wellness Program

Nutrition and Exercise for Wellness and Recovery (NEW-R) helps people with mental illnesses gain new knowledge and skills for healthier eating and physical activity. Participants examine their eating and exercise habits to identify what they’d most like to change, and set achievable goals each week to make these changes. NEW-R can help participants lose weight through nutritious meal planning, reduced portion sizes, and increased daily exercise. Peer support and intentionality are used to help participants stay on-track.

Would you like to be notified of new dates? Please add your name to our wait-list below!

Virtual Event Instructions

Prior to registering for a virtual event, please be careful when entering your email in and ensure it’s spelled correctly. If your email is misspelled, you will not receive the Zoom meeting link.

To access Zoom meetings that you have registered for, please note that you can only access them using the link you received in your confirmation email by using the Zoom Desktop Client, or the Zoom Mobile App. You will NOT be able to access the meeting through the Zoom Web Client.