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Senior Center

Senior Center Temporary Relocation

Effective Monday, February 5, 2024, various Senior Center operations including classes, activities, and administrative offices have been relocated to Christ Our Hope Parish School (COHPS).  The Senior Center’s Medical Equipment Loan Closet and Day Excursion departures will continue to operate from 1201 Park Avenue West.  

Senior Center Temporary Location at COHPS
- 770 Deerfield Road, Highland Park
- 847.432.4110
- Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM, and Friday, 9 AM - 1 PM

COHP Exterior Campus Map
Senior Center Renovation & Temporary Relocation FAQ

Senior Center Renovation

The City of Highland Park’s Division of Senior Services offers more than 900 activities throughout the year and serves over 800 members. Over the past few years, Senior Center membership has grown by exponentially and with the growing aging population in Highland Park, membership, activity participation, and use of social services is expected to see continued growth in the years to come.

In 2021, the Senior Center relocated to 1201 Park Avenue West, and offers a wide variety of activities and classes take place during the work week. Evenings and weekends the space is utilized for a full schedule of private events through an exclusive agreement with the City’s selected catering and event management firm. Events include but are not limited to weddings, modern bar and bat mitzvahs, meetings, birthday parties, company outings, tradeshows, receptions, showers, holiday parties, and training sessions. The City is renovating the Highland Park Country Club to better serve the needs of both Senior Services and private events as well as to increase curb appeal, and update the overall internal look and feel of the facility.

The City has engaged the firm Holabird & Root to provide architectural, engineering, and interior design services, following an RFP process earlier this year, and has issued an RFP/PFQ for construction services, with hopes to begin renovation soon after entering into contract. 

The planning process included multiple opportunities for public engagement, including a community-wide survey and in-person meetings where Senior Center and community members were invited to learn about the scope of the project and share feedback, thoughts and ideas regarding the renovation project with the Holabird & Root team.

Both the upper and lower levels will be fully updated with refreshed interior finishes and furnishings. Plans include revised layout elements, such as a new, single level entrance to the east of the building that will be closer to new designated parking for Senior Center guests. Architectural plans, along with design boards will be available for viewing in the coming weeks.

View conceptual floor plans showing two configurations for the upper level. Note: floor plans are subject to change.

The HP Connector Bus will continue to provide free transportation to the temporary home of the Senior Center. The Connector will stop at 770 W. Deerfield Rd. at the times listed on the temporary schedule. The Connector will continue to stop at 1201 Park Ave. W. throughout the renovation process, as many riders utilize the Park District’s Recreation Center, and the Medical Equipment Loan Closet will continue to operate from 1201 Park Ave. W. during the renovation.

Senior Center Overview 
The Highland Park Senior Center is a Division of the City of Highland Park created in 1976 to meet the needs of the community’s senior population. 

Highland Park Senior Center 
Temporary location: 770 Deerfield Road, Highland Park
     Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM
     Fridays, 9 AM - 1 PM
The Division of Senior Services provides health, recreational, cultural, educational and counseling services to the City’s senior population. The division also serves as a resource and advocate in areas of importance to the well-being of the senior community, with primary attention given to transportation, housing and personal safety. All programs are available to individuals age 50 and older. A nominal membership fee is required for participation in many of the free programs, however, all residents are welcome to participate in fee-based programming. 

     Resident Individual: $30
     Resident Couple: $50
     Non-Resident Individual: $50
     Non-Resident Couple: $90

Shoreline Activities Newsletter
The Shorelines newsletter is produced three times a year and promotes all of the daily activities offered.

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