Friendly Center Club

150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, Illinois ● 630-859-8606 ● Directions

Meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $4
Please pay at the front desk to attend weekly meetings

Originated in 1951, the Friendly Center Club was the vision of John A. Lippold, who felt a club for ages 55 and better was needed. In addition to the weekly meeting, the center offers a variety of activities. Luncheons are typically the last Thursday of each month. Please register at least one week in advance. The cost for each luncheon ranges from $12-15.

The club plans numerous activities every month, such as:

  • Birthday parties
  • Bingo
  • Luncheons with entertainment
  • Holiday and theme parties
  • Guest speakers on special interest, self-development, health and wellness topics

For more information, contact Jennifer Rackmyer at or 630-859-8606.

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