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

Mondays

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

Creative Card Making

Learn how to design traditional greeting cards, every 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

Room: Community Center Dining Area
Time: 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Virtual Game Night

Join us every Monday evening for for a fun night of games! Each week, we will have a different game to play. Events are virtual and will meet via Zoom, registration is required.

1st Week: Trivia, 2nd Week: Bingo, 3rd Week: Jeopardy, 4th Week: Scattergories, 5th Week: Trivia.

Virtual Bingo cards can be found here: https://mfbc.us/m/qb5rxcON

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

Tuesdays

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

Wednesdays

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

Craftastic!

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

Thursdays

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

Join us for a fun class to make jewelry!

Room: Community Center, Room 120
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

 

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.