50+ Programming



Join the fun and win some great prizes. Bring your friends and play as many cards as you can!

Dates and Times:

  • Thursday Morning Bingo – Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.

Cost: $2


If you like a game of dice, join us for Bunco! Prizes, treats and Fun included!

Dates and Times: Check newsletter for schedule

Cost: $2

Card Games

Come and play a game of cards. No partner needed!

Dates and Times:

  • Double Pinochle – Mondays, 5 p.m.
  • Euchre – Fridays, 12:30 p.m.
  • Pinochle – Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $2


It’s baseball! It’s darts! No! It’s Dartball! A baseball dart game played on a special dart board with baseball adaptations.

Dates and Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $2

Drive In Movies

Drive-in to the Miller Center parking lot to enjoy a movie on the big screen! Free popcorn from Humana! Sound will be transmitted through your car radio. Space is limited; registration required.

Dates and Times: Seasonal Dates to be announced

Game Day

Cards or Dominoes, Scrabble, Mah-Jongg or Dice? Join us for fun and refreshments, laughter and prizes. It’s all on Game Day!

Dates and Times: Mondays, 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $2


Mah-Jongg is a game of skill with luck originating in China over two thousand years ago and has recently caught on in the US. This game is similar to rummy, however played with tiles instead of cards. Come learn or practice your Mah-Jongg skills. Beginners welcome!

Dates and Times: Check newsletter for schedule

Cost: $2

Popcorn Fridays!

Pop on into the Miller Center on Fridays for a yummy treat! Popcorn Fridays is sponsored by Humana.

Dates and Times: Fridays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: Free! Donations accepted


Drop by for some coffee, shoot the bull and play some pool with friends! Pool table available upon McNaughton Lounge availability. Call (309) 346-5210 to reserve place at the pool table.

Dates and Times: Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Show Time

Lunch and a movie… but of course! Place an order with The Taste of TCRC at the Miller Center, or bring your own lunch. Enjoy popcorn, candy and a movie with friends!

Dates and Times: 2nd Tuesday of the month, Noon

Cost: $2 (Lunch on your own)


Shuffleboard available upon Room A availability. Call (309) 346-5210 to reserve your place at the shuffleboard table.

Dates and Times: Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free


AARP Smart Driver Course

This driver safety program is offered to those 50+ at the Miller Center in cooperation with AARP. This 2 – day program includes the Rules of the Road, as well as skills and techniques for safe driving. Learn the current laws and rules of Illinois. State Law requires insurance companies to give a premium reduction to those 55 and older who complete this accident prevention course. Registration required. Call Miller Center at (309) 346-5210 for more information and to reserve your spot!

Cost: $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members

Computer Lab

Drop in to surf the web or connect with friends and family via email and social media. The Miller Center Computer Lab is open to the public. Printing available for a nominal fee. Miller Center Computer Lab is sponsored by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes.

** Guidelines Enforced ** Technology protection measures in the form of filters are installed on all of the Miller Center public computers. Miller Center patrons must use the Internet within the guidelines of acceptable use.

Dates and Times: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Computer Tutoring available

Let us help you to connect with family and friends, maintain your independence and explore your interests. This one on one tutoring environment at the Miller Center allows you to ask any questions and not feel embarrassed in front of your friends. Tutoring days and times will be set up between you and the instructor’s convenience. Suggested donation: $25/hour.

Rules of the Road

Secretary of State’s Office provides a free Rules of the Road Review Course designed to give drivers – especially seniors – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license. The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. free Rules of the Road courses for seniors to prepare for their driver’s license renewal. Call Miller Center at (309) 346-5210 for a class schedule.

Cost: FREE


Craft Room

Transform your ideas through craft work. Whatever you dare to imagine creating, Miller Center encourages you to make it happen! So come and try something new. Unleash your inner artist, learn a new skill and have some fun.

Dates and Times: Check newsletter for schedule

Cost: $2

Lapidary Workshop

If you enjoy working with rocks and gems this group is for you. Learn the basics to create a finished cabochon.

Dates and Times: Thursdays, 6 – 9 p.m.

Cost: $3

Make & Take Craft Classes

Unique small group craft instruction with a variety of supplies and options provided that you will be able to create one of a kind gifts for family, friends or yourself. Join us for fun, informal classes at the Miller Center.

Dates and Times: Check newsletter for schedule

Cost: Determined per class

Quilt Group

Work on your own project while you visit and get ideas from other quilters in this Friday morning quilting group. You may bring your own machine or do hand work. We have plenty of space to spread out.

Dates and Times: Fridays, 9 a.m.

Cost: $2

Woodcarving Shop

Carve simple figures or your own one-of-a-kind projects. Get tips and ideas from other woodcarvers. This specialized art form is both fun and relaxing. Beginners and advanced carvers welcome! Tools available for use during shop hours.

Dates and Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 – 11 a.m.

Cost: $2


Ballroom Dance Lessons

  • Ballroom Dance Lessons – Learn the Cha-Cha, Swing, Waltz and more ballroom dance moves with instructor, Larry Johnson. Let’s get on the dance floor and have some fun! **Class schedule subject to change** Call for information on the next session – 8 week lessons on Mondays, Beginner Class 6:30 p.m. and Intermediate Class 7:30 p.m., Fee: Couple Resident $50 / Non Resident $60, Single Resident $30 / Non Resident $35

Exercise with Annie

Improve circulation, loosen joints, improve balance, core strength and much, much more. Exercise while having fun and making friends! Balance, coordination, flexibility, agility and energy may be improved! Sponsored by OSF HealthCare.

Dates and Times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

Cost: $2

Square Dances & Lessons

The Bachelor & Bachelorettes Square Dance Club presents Square dance at the Miller Center! Circle the left… Turn to the right… Do-si-do your partner right!

Dates and Times:

  • Square Dances – 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Square Dance Lessons – Next session to be announced

Cost: $6

Walking Club

Choose to fitness walk indoors or walk around the lagoon. This club promotes movement rain or shine! The annual fee includes: specialized fitness events and trips, exclusive t-shirt and reserved spot on Tuesday and Thursday walk days! Sponsored by Farmington Country Manor. Walk Club Ambassadors: Mary Ann Russell and Ann Heimer

Dates and Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m.

Annual Club Dues: $25


Bluegrass Jam

Let’s Pick! Join us every other Wednesday for our open bluegrass jam session!

Dates and Times: Check newsletter for schedule

Cost: FREE

Book Club

Book Lovers meet every other month for book discussions hosted by the Pekin Public Library at the Miller Center. Books are distributed at the Miller Center one month before the meeting date.

Dates and Times: 3rd Wednesday of the odd months, 1:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Bottle Collector’s Club

Calling all Antique Bottle Collector’s! Members meet monthly to showcase a variety of antiques and other collectibles.

Dates and Times: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.

Cost: $2

Miller Melodies

You are welcome to join this group of vivacious entertainers who perform for your church, club, nursing home or special event. Scheduler: Brad Marshall

Dates and Times: Check newsletter for schedule

Cost: $2


Day Trips

Check the Miller Center Reflections Newsletter for up-coming bus trips to casinos, shopping malls, museums and walking trails.

Golden Tours Midwest

The Ultimate Day Trip Experience dedicated to Seniors. In a luxury motor coach leaving from Miller Center with on board entertainment and activities directed by a tour host. Great destinations, a wonderful meal and an unforgettable experience.

Out ‘n About Dinners

Dine out with friends every month as we travel town-to-town to sample culinary delights in various eating establishments. Dinner is up to you! Sponsored by Villas of Holly Brook Pekin.

Dates and Times: Check newsletter for schedule

Cost: $4



Transportation Service

Need a ride? Let the Miller Center pick you up! Pekin residents 50 and older can call to schedule a ride for destinations in Pekin and the surrounding areas. Medical appointments take precedence. Wheelchair transportation is available upon request. This service is made available in part through the Pekin Park District, Pekin United Way, fundraising events and rider donations. “In-town” suggested donation is $5.00. “Out-of-town” suggested donation is $15. Wheelchair transport suggested donation is $30. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Call to schedule your ride today!

Walk For A Ride

Join us for the 15th Annual Walk for a Ride annual fitness walk to raise funds to support the Miller Center Transportation Service. Visit sponsor tables for free goodies and information on local services. (date TBA)

Special Events

Power of Age Expo Mini Series Events

Drive in to the Miller Center and enjoy a boxed lunch in the comfort of your car. Listen to a speaker present on age related topics through your radio. These drive in lunch and learn events are free and include boxed lunch and goody bag. Registration in advance. Space is limited.

Dates and times: Check newsletter for schedule

Cost: FREE


The Taste of TCRC is at the Miller Center! Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 309-202-2368 to place your order!


Central Illinois Agency on Aging 


IL State Senator Dave Koehler’s satellite office is now located at the Miller Senior Center in Pekin!

Call (309)369-1648 for Tammy Hyatt, Constituents Service Coordinator offering a variety of Human Services:

  • Assistance obtaining discounted license plates or free CityLink bus pass
  • Recovering lost financial assets through iCash program
  • Listing your contacts in the Secretary of State’s emergency database
  • Assistance filling some local/State and Federal forms
  • Liaison for constituents who have questions or issues within State Departments
  • Senior Health Insurance Program Coordinator on site to help navigate through Medicaid, Medicare (parts A, B, C and D), and Medigap supplement plans

For other issues concerning state government, call IL Senator Koehler’s Peoria office at (309)677-0120.