Adults Living Large

Adults Living Large is an adult day program designed for adults 18 years and older. This program will provide year-round social and recreational activities to increase independence and enhance quality of life. Weekly activities include field trips in the community, exercise, cooking, shopping, budgeting, laundry, arts & crafts, games, gardening, service projects, and many more!  Guardians have the option to sign up for one to five days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday). To schedule a tour or for information, contact Ashlee O’Hern at 815-407-1819 ext. 211 or email at



The Adults Living Large day program has started year-round registration for 2020. In order to register for the day program, you will need to set up an appointment with Ashlee O’Hern. The registration packet will be provided and the first payment will be due at time of registration. Payment plans are recommended. To set up an appointment to register or for more information, please contact Ashlee O’Hern at or call 815-407-1819 ext. 211.

New Participants

New participants are always welcome! We allow families to tour the facility and observe the program by appointment. Additionally, we offer a trial period to determine whether our program is the best fit for your son/daughter’s needs. The choice of trial day(s) will be determined by availability. Please contact Ashlee O’Hern to set up a tour or for more information.

Payment Plan Policy

Payment plans are recommended and encouraged for the adult day program only. Any weekly and/or special event must be paid for separately upon registration. Payments are due the 15th of each month without exception. If the 15th of the month does not fall on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, your payment will be processed the following business day. There will be a fee of $5.00 per business day the payment is late.


Program Guidelines

Attendance Policy

Notify the program staff by 8:00am if you are unable to attend program that day. If a day program staff does not answer the program phone (630-327-7902) leave a voicemail stating your name along with son/daughter’s name, number, and a brief message. NWCSRA does not issue credit for absences.

Late Drop Off and Pickup Policy

NWCSRA understands unforeseen circumstance occur. The Adults Living Large day program has a program phone (630-327-7902) that guardians can call to inform the staff of their son/daughter’s late arrival and/or pick up. Leave a brief message including your name and number if a staff member does not answer. Staff have been instructed to start the program promptly at 9:00am. When arriving late to program without notification, guardians are responsible for waiting in the lobby and/or driving their son/daughter to the group’s location. Consistent late drop off and/or pickups will be fined. Fees will be assessed if a parent/guardian is continually late after a reminder letter, phone call, or email is issued and must be paid prior to participation in future programs. 

16-30 minutes late: $5
31-45 minutes late: $10
46-60 minutes late: $15

Download Independent Arrival and Departure Waiver


Behavior Expectations

Northern Will County Special Recreation Association encourages and promotes the concept of fun for everyone. However, certain rules and guidelines have been established to ensure the safety and enjoyment for everyone. Participants, staff, volunteers, and parents/guardians are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Additional rules may be developed for particular programs and athletic leagues as deemed necessary by staff. Staff, participants, volunteers, and parents/guardians shall:

• Show respect to all participants, staff, volunteers, and parents.
• Abstain from using abusive or foul language.
• Refrain from causing bodily harm to other participants, staff, coaches, volunteers, and parents/guardians.
• Demonstrate respect to equipment, supplies, uniforms, and facilities.
• Represent NWCSRA in a manner that is consistent with the goals, objectives, and ethics of the association.

A caring, positive approach will be utilized regarding the use of disciplinary methods. Additional or individual behavior management plans may be developed on the advice of parents, guardians, staff members, or other professionals. Northern Will County Special Recreation Association reserves the right to dismiss or suspend a participant if the above noted procedures are not adhered to, and/or parent/guardian response to a problem situation is not attempted. Each situation will be evaluated individually and on its own merit.

Program Attire

Participants are required to wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing as well as closed-toe shoes to program each day.


If your son/daughter will need to take medication, including over the counter medication, during program hours and cannot hold onto as well as take their own medication without the assistance of a staff, then a Medication Dispense Waiver must be completed in order for our staff to give your son/daughter their medication. All medication must be in original dosage containers clearly labeled with your son/daughter’s name and dosage instructions (time of day, with food, etc.). Please inform staff of any medication changes. This allows our staff to provide all the necessary information to a paramedic in an emergency situation.

Download Medication Dispense Waiver


The Adults Living Large day program function at a 1:4 staff to participant ratio. The ratio may vary according to the ability level of our participants and is changed at the discretion of the Adults Living Large Program Coordinator.

Weather Policy

Northern Will County Special Recreation Association is continually checking the weather to ensure the best decision is being made when deciding to cancel, delay, and/or have program as scheduled due to inclement weather. When inclement weather arises, an NWCSRA staff member will call the primary contact listed on the Parent Information Sheet. If you do not receive a phone call, email, or text then the program will occur as scheduled. Guardians are welcome to decide whether to have their son/daughter attend program regardless of NWCSRA’s decision. There will be no credits and/or refunds given for program cancellations due to weather.

Program Calendar

A monthly calendar is handed out during the last week of each month containing the major activities for the next month, however, other activities may occur as well. The calendar may be subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances and may not be rescheduled. The program staff will do their best to notify guardians of any changes to the calendar a head of time.

Field Trips/Outings

The Adults Living Large day program schedules a variety of field trips. Please dress accordingly for each field trip. As a reminder, closed-toe-shoes are required regardless of type of field trip. If special clothing or instructions are required, it will be noted on the monthly calendar.


The monthly calendar will indicate when the group will cook lunch or have lunch out during program. If your son/daughter does not like the food that is being cooked or the food options listed on the newsletter, please send a sack lunch on the days we cook or eat lunch out. When the group is not cooking lunch or eating lunch out, your son/daughter will need to bring a sack lunch to program. Be advised that we do not always have access to a microwave or refrigerator depending upon the activities that are happening that day. Additionally, your son/daughter will be responsible for carrying their own lunch on field trips.

The cost of lunch out is included in the program fee; however, the program budget is limited. The agency will only pay for the basic lunch items such as a burger, fry, and a drink. A large size, milkshakes, desserts, extra sides, multiple of a lunch item, etc. are not included in the budget unless staff inform guardians otherwise. Guardians can send their son/daughter with extra money to purchase the items that are not within the program budget. If your son/daughter is unable to communicate their food choice to the staff, guardians should write their lunch order on a piece of paper and give it to a program staff. Guardians can find the food options available to order on the monthly newsletter.