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Senior Center

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.  
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. A membership form is available for individuals interested in becoming a member. However, all residents are welcome to participate in fee-based programming.

New: August 2020 Virtual Programming Calendar
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the Senior Center is now offering virtual programming. Click here to download the August 2020 calendar. Please note that some programs may require advance registration. Please contact the Senior Center at 847.432.4110 for more information and to learn about registration. 

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

Center Details 
A private residence, built in 1929 by General Robert E. Wood, was purchased to serve as the site of the Senior Center. The building was renovated, providing a warm and comfortable atmosphere. 

The Senior Center is operated by the City of Highland Park's Division of Senior Services. The center is open year-round Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


  • Manager of Senior Services: Laura Frey
  • Social Services Coordinator: Jennifer Aiello 
  • Program Coordinator: Christina Earle