Classes & Activities

Bacoa offers online and in-person classes and activities. The best way we know to support older adults is to offer ways to remain active, healthy and happy. To help do that, Bacoa answers questions, connects people with necessary services, teaches new skills or offers a day out with friends.

All events, programs and group meetings require pre-registration. Clients need to sign up at least the day before the event or program to get the zoom link and to maintain covid policy at live/in person events.

Local Events & Outings

Hit the trail for some socially-distanced exercise—and don’t forget your mask.

The Outsiders Walking Group

Walk and talk with friends and BACOA Program Manager at Crabtree Nature Center

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The Outsiders Walking Group

Walk and talk with friends and BACOA Program Manager at Deer Grove East

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Monthly get-together at local restaurants for lunch.

Cuisine Club

Join your friends for a meal and comradery: April: Beelow’s Steak House RSVP by 4/6 May: Brunch Cafe RSVP by 5/2 June: Emmett’s Public House Palatine

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$25.00

Bingo and lunch at the Barrington Park District. Every Monday; doors open at 10:45 a.m.

Bingo and lunch: $12; bingo only: $3.  Registration is required. For more information, call Janine O’Leary at (847) 381-5030.

Bingo and Lunch at the Barrington Park District

Bingo and lunch. Reservations are required. Bingo only: $3

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$12.00
Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive
Barrington, Illinois 60010
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Bingo and Lunch at the Barrington Park District

Bingo and lunch. Reservations are required. Bingo only: $3

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$12.00
Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive
Barrington, Illinois 60010
+ Google Map

Bingo and Lunch at the Barrington Park District

Bingo and lunch. Reservations are required. Bingo only: $3

Find out more »
$12.00
Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive
Barrington, Illinois 60010
+ Google Map

Bingo and Lunch at the Barrington Park District

Bingo and lunch. Reservations are required. Bingo only: $3

Find out more »
$12.00
Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive
Barrington, Illinois 60010
+ Google Map

Bingo and Lunch at the Barrington Park District

Bingo and lunch. Reservations are required. Bingo only: $3

Find out more »
$12.00
Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive
Barrington, Illinois 60010
+ Google Map

Bingo and Lunch at the Barrington Park District

Bingo and lunch. Reservations are required. Bingo only: $3

Find out more »
$12.00
Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive
Barrington, Illinois 60010
+ Google Map

Bingo and Lunch at the Barrington Park District

Bingo and lunch. Reservations are required. Bingo only: $3

Find out more »
$12.00
Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive
Barrington, Illinois 60010
+ Google Map

Bingo and Lunch at the Barrington Park District

Bingo and lunch. Reservations are required. Bingo only: $3

Find out more »
$12.00
Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive
Barrington, Illinois 60010
+ Google Map

Bingo and Lunch at the Barrington Park District

Bingo and lunch. Reservations are required. Bingo only: $3

Find out more »
$12.00
Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive
Barrington, Illinois 60010
+ Google Map

Bingo and Lunch at the Barrington Park District

Bingo and lunch. Reservations are required. Bingo only: $3

Find out more »
$12.00
Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive
Barrington, Illinois 60010
+ Google Map
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For Older Adults & caregivers

Bacoa and the Ela Area Public Library are partners for this program designed for people with memory loss and their care partners. Participants with memory loss and care companions can take part in fun activities in a relaxed setting, while making new friendships and offering support to each other. Memory Café also offers care companions access to resources such as support groups, information and referral services.

Memory Cafe meets the third Tuesday of the month from 10-11 a.m. in person at the Ela Library.

The program is free, but reservations are required. 
 
Memory Café is organized and supervised by trained staff and volunteers from Bacoa and the Ela Area Public Library.
 
The group will meet in person at the Ela Library. For additional information, call Pam Pellizzari at (847) 881-0477.
 

To hear more about the benefits of Memory Café, listen to a podcast interview with Bacoa’s Pam Pellizzari and Christy Wagner of the Ela Area Public Library.

 

Memory Café

Ela Library. Register at www.eapl.org

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“The Last Chapter: Things I Wish I Knew,” is a series of in-depth conversations about end-of-life issues. The monthly program is designed for anyone wishing to address and discuss death and dying, including professionals, community members, families and caregivers.

Pam Pellizzari, Bacoa’s memory programs director, will lead the conversations; topics include:

  • Quality of life
  • End-of-life and advanced care planning
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Family dynamics
  • Spirituality

The sessions will be offered live, via Zoom, on the third Monday of every month from 1:00-2:30 p.m. When conditions become more favorable for group gatherings, we hope to be able to offer the program in person.

For more information, call Pam Pellizzari at (847) 881-0477.

“The Last Chapter” is supported by a grant from the Barrington Area Community Foundation.

Last Chapter

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You will receive the Zoom link via email 60 minutes before the program. This link will become active 15 minutes before the program. Registration is […]

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online programs

Because of COVID-19 safety concerns, Bacoa is offering online programs that can be accessed from home using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

You can join these free virtual programs three ways:

  • Computer (video and sound)
  • Smartphone (video and sound)
  • Regular phone (sound only)

RSVP to get the meeting ID and password by calling Bacoa at (847) 381-5030 or emailing Janine O’Leary at joleary@bacoa.org.

If you haven’t used Zoom before, she can help you get started. You can also download these instructions or watch this how-to-video.

Feel Grand with Jane Seymour

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You will receive the Zoom link via email 60 minutes before the program. Registration is also available by phone. Call 847-381-5030 to register or for […]

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Free

Virtual Bingo

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You will receive the Zoom link via email 60 minutes before the program. This link will become active 15 minutes before the program. Registration is […]

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Free

Virtual Bingo

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You will receive the Zoom link via email 60 minutes before the program. This link will become active 15 minutes before the program. Registration is […]

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Free

Virtual Bingo

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You will receive the Zoom link via email 60 minutes before the program. This link will become active 15 minutes before the program. Registration is […]

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Free

Virtual Bingo

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You will receive the Zoom link via email 60 minutes before the program. This link will become active 15 minutes before the program. Registration is […]

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Free

Virtual Bingo

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You will receive the Zoom link via email 60 minutes before the program. This link will become active 15 minutes before the program. Registration is […]

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Free

Virtual Trivia

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You will receive the Zoom link via email 60 minutes before the program. This link will become active 15 minutes before the program. Registration is […]

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