Since 1976, the Highland Park Senior Center has been servicing the needs of seniors of the Highland Park community.
Built in 1929, the renovated facility was dedicated as the center’s location by General Robert E. Wood, providing recreational, cultural, educational, health and counseling services for seniors, while advocating their overall well-being.
A division of the city of Highland Park, the Highland Park Senior Center provides important services that include housing and transportation, crisis intervention, counseling and advice,support groups, home and hospital visits and referrals for Chicago caregiver services.
It also offers activities and entertainment likeaerobics, educational lectures, luncheons, and social events, as well as musical performances by the Metropolitan Musical Review, the Savoy Singers, the Ron Smolen Big Band Trio, Vocalist Audrey Billings and Vocalist / Pianist Andrew Blendermann.
Seniors travel by luxury motorcoach to visit museums, watch plays and attend singles events, while taking fitness classes that include cardio, core and strength training, as well as Yoga, Tai Chi, and Zumba -designed to cater to the needs of Highland Park Senior Center members.
Other classes include art, bridge, photography, ceramics, canasta, writing, conversational Spanish, Introduction to IPad and Cable TV Production.
In partnership with providers that offer personalized elder care, residents can sign up to participate in special activities like the Backyard Bash, an event hosted by the Highland Park Senior Center and sponsored by Freedom Home Care once a month, from May to August.
Members who attend the Backyard Bash enjoy stunning views of Lake Michigan, live entertainment, catered meals, and popular board games like chess, backgammon, and Rummikub.
Guests are also invited to take part in outdoor competitions such as horseshoes, baggo and bocce.
Last year, food was provided by local restaurants like Moccio’s Pizza, Real Urban Barbecue, La Casa de Isaac y Moshe, and Summer Set Salads.
This year’s festivities take place on May 13, June 10, July 8, and August 12 from 12pm – 1:30pm and will feature food from Piero’s Pizza, Real Urban Barbecue, Brown’s Chicken, and La Casa de Isaac y Moshe.
Picnic tables are provided or bring your own folding chairs.
Whether you’re receiving Highland Park home care or not–this event is for everyone!
The price is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.
Register early because this is summer fun you won’t want to miss!