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Activities for Seniors Moving to the Yorktown Chicago Area

Congratulations! The nest is empty, the goodbye party at work is just around the corner – or has already occurred – and that blissful retirement life you’ve envisioned for so long is about to become a reality. In contemplating where to spend this exciting next chapter, you’re torn.  You’d love easy access to a vibrant, stimulating city. Then again, you’d prefer to go home to an environment that is a little less hectic.

As luck would have it, you need look no further than senior apartments in Lombard, Illinois, the perfect blend of the urban and suburban. Steeped in history and oozing with charm, Lombard is less than half an hour from the Chicago Loop. The Windy City’s rich and diverse culture, restaurants and entertainment is but a short hop away.

You’ll find this peaceful burg takes its beauty and serenity – and its incredible lilacs – seriously. As well-known for Lilac Time, its annual homage to said lilacs, as it is for its proximity to Chicago, Lombard is gaining prominence as one of the best locations for active adult communities in Illinois.

When you don’t want to pop into the city, there are plenty of activities right in the ‘hood to keep seniors - and their little visitors -  busy and engaged.

Yorktown Center

One of Lombard’s foremost focal points is Yorktown Center. This one-stop shop mecca features over 150 retail, dining, fitness, and entertainment options. The complex is also home to Overture Yorktown, Overture’s premier over 55 community in Illinois. Senior life doesn’t get any easier or more convenient than this.

Lilacia Park

Once part of the estate of Colonel William Plum, writer, lawyer, soldier, and horticulturist, Lilacia Park is a unique botanical treasure trove. Boasting over 700 bushes and more than 200 different lilac species, Lilacia Park is a magnet for locals and visitors.

Lilac Time

For more than two weeks in May, everything in Lombard is coming up lilacs. The Lilac Time festival features lilac-themed events, a lilac parade down Main Street, an arts and crafts fair, a formal ball, and a Mother’s Day brunch. This is not to mention the crowning of a Lilac Princess. Between wine tastings and concerts, you can schedule a guided tour of Lilacia Park and learn about its colorful history. Yes, Lombard seriously loves its lilacs.

Morton Arboretum

Lilacs are not the only plant life on display in Lombard. The Morton Arboretum is a popular destination featuring over 200,000 cataloged plants on 1,700 acres of gardens. The arboretum is also at the forefront of tree research, hosting the Center for Tree Science. There are also plenty of indoor exhibits at the sustainable visitor center as well as the Sterling Morton Library, which houses thousands of printed materials.

For the Family

Lombard has not one, but two, family entertainment complexes that will mesmerize the grandkids when they visit.

The Enchanted Castle Restaurant and Entertainment Complex

The big ones will flip for the Enchanted Castle’s state-of-the-art VR games, laser tag, go-karts, mini golf, bumper cars, mini-bowling, indoor rides, and a fully stocked video arcade. The little ones will love Quest II: Kids Adventure Playland, a designated safe play area that is fun and challenging. After they work up an appetite, all the kids will love dining at the Dragon’s Den Restaurant.  

Safari Land

Safari Land offers more than 60,000 square feet of action-packed family fun including a roller coaster and a massive soft play area with five slides. 

Once the grandkids visit you at Overture Yorktown, you can be sure they will want to return soon.. 

Book a tour at Overture Yorktown today. Your stress-free, turnkey, lilac-filled life awaits.