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Senior Centers are also called:
Active Adult Center
Senior Citizens Center
Senior Activity Center
Adult Activity Center
Adult Recreation Center
Senior Day Center
Senior Community Center
Senior Services

“Being around other people my age at the Chicago senior center keeps me feeling connected. My pool game is also getting better by the day.” - John in Chicago

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Chicago Senior Centers offer a variety of programs and services to help senior citizens maintain their independence and vitality and provide a place for seniors to have the opportunity to meet other seniors through social interaction.

Programs include activities, educational classes, counseling and support groups, volunteer opportunities, and wellness programs. Many Senior Centers in Chicago also offer meals, help with financial and medical paperwork, transportation to and from the center, shopping trips, outings, and other social services.

Chicago Adult Centers for education and activities for those 50+ are for those more active adults. Adult centers are usually part of the Parks & Recreation Departments of city and county.

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Norwood Park Senior Center Chicago ILNorwood Park Senior Center
5801 North Natoma Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631

Programs offered at the Norwood Park Senior Center include computer classes, exercise, dance, Tai Chi, yoga, health consultations, and nutrition and health seminars.

The Norwood center is a recently constructed state-of-the-art facility located in the Norwood Park community. Amenities at the center include a computer lab, lounge and dining area, health screening area, meeting room, reading room, and fitness center.

Chicago Senior Centers Locations List

Central West Center 2102 W. Ogden Avenue Chicago, IL 60612

Built in 1987, the Central West Regional Center serves a diverse area that includes the 1st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 31st, 32nd, 37th, and 42nd wards. There are an estimated 100 senior clubs and groups that participate in programs at the Central West Senior Center.

Northeast (Levy) Senior Center 2019 W. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625 312.744.0784

Built in 1979, the Northeast (Levy) Regional Center serves the following city wards; 26th, 32nd, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 46th, 47th, 48th, 49th, and 50th wards. There are approximately 300 senior citizen groups and clubs that participate in programs at the Northeast Senior Center.

Northwest (Copernicus) Senior Center 3160 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618 312.744.6681

Established in 1977, the Northwest (Copernicus) Regional Center serves a diverse area that includes the 26th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 35th, 36th, 38th, 39th, 41st, and 45th wards. There are more than 100 senior citizen groups and clubs that participate in programs at the Northwest Senior Center.

Renaissance Court 78 E. Washington Chicago, IL 60602 312.744.4550

Renaissance Court is an award-winning senior center which presents a variety of enriching and enjoyable cultural, educational, health, and fitness programs for adults age 55 and older. It offers an opportunity to renew past interests, learn new skills, and make new friends. The focus of the programming is on the arts: the visual and performing arts, literature, music, and more make up the core of the many high quality classes and events.

Southeast (Atlas) Center 1767 E. 79th Street Chicago, IL 60649

Established in 1980, the Southeast Atlas Regional Center is geographically located to serve the following Chicago wards; 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 33rd and 34th wards. There are approximately 175 senior clubs and groups that participate in programs at the Southeast Atlas Senior Center.

Southwest Center 6117 S. Kedzie Avenue Chicago, IL 60629 312.747.0440

Established in 1980, the Southwest Regional Center is geographically located to serve the following Chicago wards: 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 23rd wards. There are approximately 150 senior citizen groups and clubs that participate in programs at the Southwest Senior Center.

Chicago Department on Aging 30 N. LaSalle Street (312) 744-4016

Chicago Department on Aging West Town / Logan Square Senior Satellite Center 1613 W. Chicago Avenue (312)743-1016

Chicago Department on Aging Abbot Park Senior Satellite Center
49 E. 95th St (312)745-3493

Chicago Department on Aging Portage Park Senior Satellite Center
4100 N. Long (312)744-9022

Chicago Department on Aging Englewood Senior Satellite Center
653-657 W. 63rd St (312)745-3328

Chicago Department on Aging Austin Senior Satellite Center
5071 W. Congress Pkwy (312)743-1538

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Berwyn Blue Island Burbank Bridgeview Calumet City Chicago Chicago Heights Country Club Hills Countryside Des Plaines Elgin Evanston Harvey Hometown Markham Northlake Oak Forest Oak Lawn Palos Heights Palos Hills Park Ridge Rolling Meadows Cicero - Cook County, IL

Cortland DeKalb Genoa Hinckley Kingston Kirkland Lee Malta Maple Park Sandwich Shabbona Somonauk Sycamore Waterman - DeKalb County, IL

Aurora Batavia Chicago Darien Elmhurst Naperville Oakbrook Terrace St. Charles Warrenville West Chicago Wheaton Wood Dale - DuPage County, IL

Morris - Grundy County, IL

Algonquin Aurora Barrington Hills Bartlett Batavia Big Rock Burlington Campton Hills Carpentersville East Dundee Elburn Elgin Geneva Gilberts Hampshire Hoffman Estates Huntley Kaneville Lily Lake Maple Park Montgomery North Aurora Pingree Grove St. Charles Sleepy Hollow South Elgin Sugar Grove Virgil Wayne West Dundee - Kane County, IL

Aurora Boulder Hill Joliet Lisbon Millbrook Millington Minooka Montgomery Newark Oswego Plainfield Plano Plattville Sandwich Yorkville - Kendall County, IL

Crystal Lake McHenry Woodstock Harvard Marengo - McHenry County, IL

Aurora Beecher Bolingbrook Braidwood Channahon Coal City Crest Hill Crete Diamond Elwood Frankfort Godley Homer Glen Joliet Lemont Lockport Manhattan Minooka Mokena Monee Naperville New Lenox Orland Park Park Forest Peotone Plainfield Rockdale Romeoville Sauk Village Shorewood Steger Symerton Tinley Park University Park Wilmington Woodridge - Will County, IL

Waukegan North Chicago Highland Park Zion Lake Forest Park City Highwood - Lake County, IL

Collegeville De Motte Remington Rensselaer Roselawn Wheatfield - Jasper County, Indiana

Crown Point East Chicago Gary Hammond Hobart Lake Station Whiting Cedar Lake Dyer Griffith Highland Lowell Merrillville Munster New Chicago Schererville Schneider St. John Winfield - Lake County, Indiana

Brook Goodland Kentland Morocco Mount Ayr - Newton County, Indiana

Portage Valparaiso Beverly Shores Burns Harbor Chesterton Dune Acres Hebron Kouts Ogden Dunes Porter Town of Pines - Porter County, Indiana

Kenosha Brighton Paris Randall Salem Somers Wheatland - Kenosha County, Wisconsin

Connect to our National database of Senior Centers to see full descriptions, photos, and contact information for more Illinois Senior Centers. Senior Centers are invited to submit a free listing of their center to this database located at 55 Community, another website in the Retirement Media Inc. family of sites.

Chicago Senior Center Activities

Activities for Seniors

Activities at Chicago Senior Centers include: Exercise and Fitness programs; Computer classes; Arts and Crafts; Games; various Educational classes; Recreational and Social activities; Health Screenings and services; Special Events and Guest speakers. Senior Centers also offer Dances and Dance classes, Clubs, Group Travel opportunities, and much more.

Senior Centers serve a purpose - that is to help keep seniors active both mentally and physically through a wide range of activities.
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Congregate Meals on Wheels Chicago

Many Chicago Senior Centers serve congregate meals such as breakfast and a hot nutritious lunch free or for a small donation. Senior Centers usually ask that meal reservations be made one day in advance. To reserve your congregate meal breakfast or lunch contact your local Senior Center. Senior Centers also serve as a base of operations for the popular Meals on Wheels program.

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