Senior Center Planning 2021

Village Plans for Future of Senior Center
Posted on 08/17/2021
Senior Center

The Village of Arlington Heights is planning for the future of the Village’s Senior Center. After reviewing 12 responses to a Village-issued Request for Proposals, the Village selected BKV Group and its project partners to consult with the Village on this project.

The Senior Center, at its current location, was planned and then opened nearly 25 years ago. The objective of this project is to evaluate the space utilization and programming at the Senior Center and plan for adjustments that will be of benefit to our community’s current senior residents to make the Senior Center relevant for upcoming senior generations or residents.

The purpose of this feasibility study is to develop a programmatic and building/site strategy for the Arlington Heights Senior Center’s based on analyzing the needs and desires of current customers, best practices, and future trends of senior centers in in order to maintain the Senior Center as an active, attractive, and relevant community asset. The evaluation is intended to determine Senior Center modifications needed in order for this community asset to continue to be relevant to future generations and their changing requirements.

July 27, 2021 at 10 AM: Ms. Jackson-Ledford presented an informational session on the wide variety of senior centers and programs across the country, followed by questions/feedback from the public. To review the recording of this presentation, please click here. We are interested in your thoughts/feedback. Please email Senior Center Manager, Tracey Colagrossi at tcolagrossi@vah.com with your ideas.

August 2021: Feedback from the stakeholders and the July presentation were used to create a community survey. We welcome your feedback on the Village of Arlington Heights' Survey on the Future of the Senior Center. The survey is open through August 20, 2021.