Senior Center

Each day, over 500 people age 55 and over attend the 42,000 square foot Arlington Heights Senior Center. Our amenities include an indoor walking trail, woodshop, café, computer lab, reading room, billiards, gift shop, a lending closet of durable medical equipment and the Arlington Athletic Club.  We also publish a bimonthly newsletter/program guide. Services are also provided to homebound senior citizens.

The Senior Center's unique organizational structure of eight senior service agencies located under one roof allows our patrons to take advantage of "one-stop shopping." Through these eight organizations, more than 12,000 senior citizens and their families are served each year.

About the Senior Center

The Senior Center is owned and operated by the Village of Arlington Heights and houses seven other organizations: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights Park District, Arlington Heights Nurses’ Club Lending Closet, Catholic Charities Northwest Senior Services, Catholic Charities Community Development and Outreach Services, Northwest Community Hospital, and Escorted Transportation Service, Northwest. The Senior Center provides the umbrella for this wide array of senior services. These services include recreation, fitness, meals on wheels, daily luncheon program, case management, elder abuse intervention, information, referral and assistance programs, Senior Health Insurance Program, Tax Counseling, advocacy, health screenings, transportation and volunteer opportunities for 400+ volunteers.

The Senior Center celebrated its 25th anniversary in September 2008. The Senior Center won the Association of Illinois Senior Center’s “Program of the Year, December 2008” and the Senior Center Manager won the Association’s “Senior Center Director of the Year, December 2008.”

The Senior Center was founded in 1982 by the Village of Arlington Heights in the retired Park School. In 1996, the Village foresaw the need for additional space, parking and amenities and in 1997 developed the 42,000 square foot state- of-the-art Senior Center which opened in 1997 and was officially dedicated on January 31, 1998.

Contact Us
We can be reached at 847.253.5532.


The Village of Arlington Heights Senior Center is located at 1801 W. Central Road, at the southwest corner of Central Road & New Wilke Road; approximately 1/2 mile west of Northwest Community Hospital.  

Hours of Operation

  • Mondays & Wednesdays
    8:30 AM to 8 PM

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

  • Saturdays
    8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Senior Citizens Commission

The purpose of the Senior Citizens Commission is to promote the needs and concerns of the senior citizens of the Village and to cooperate with the Village Government and all other governmental agencies in the promotion of the causes of senior citizens.  Learn more about the Senior Citizens Commission on our Boards & Commissions page.

Volunteer Opportunities

We need people to drive homebound seniors to medical appointments and to deliver Meals-on-Wheels. 

Reception Volunteer 
If you are looking for a position that "makes time fly" this position may be for you! Assist with telephone/reception activities. Candidates must have good phone skills and be able to use the computer. For additional information on all volunteer opportunities please call 847.253.5532.

Event calendar Senior Center Activities...

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