Summer Vacation Experiences
Summer in Chicago is precious. And through Little Brothers’ Vacation Program, elders get to experience some of the best this season has to offer. Instead of feeling stuck at home, our elders are out and about with friends, enjoying beautiful weather and making fun summer memories to brighten the rest of the year.
Getaways to Audrey’s House
From June through September, elders escape the city weekly for three-night, four-day vacations to Audrey’s House. Our summer vacation retreat and year-round program center in Batavia, IL, is a beautiful, peaceful space where our elders are free to kick back and enjoy, all while surrounded by friends. And best of all, the friendships that elders make at Audrey’s House can continue to grow the rest of the year — and last for years to come.
Day trips give even more elders the chance to get away and enjoy the fun and beauty of Audrey’s House while meeting and making new friends. Elders join in on specially themed afternoons, such as Blues and BBQ or Carnival Day, for example.
Summer in the City Outings
Our Summer in the City Program brings relaxing, rejuvenating staycations to elders who need or prefer to stay closer to home. Group outings include fishing at Busse Woods, a day at the aquarium, or a Spa Day at Little Brothers. Reliable, comfortable transportation and lunch is always included.
Volunteers bring summer fun, conversation and laughter to our homebound elders during a special in-home visit. Our volunteers also deliver a goodie bag filled with summer treats and small gifts, like a colorful house plant and teddy bear, for example. An activity to enjoy together is included, as well, such as a coloring book and colored pencils.