discover a vibrant community at the east wing
The mission of The East Wing Senior Center is to enhance the lives of seniors in our community through friendship, knowledge and recreation. The East Wing offers many opportunities for seniors to be active and intellectually stimulated by developing and nurturing meaningful relationships and participating in activities and outings – all in the company of neighbors. Our handicapped accessible Senior Center welcomes adults 55 years and older.
Features and Amenities
- Convenient drive-up entrance
- Spacious craft room
- Card room
- Meeting spaces and cozy areas for socializing
- Access to the Park Center’s Health and Fitness club or swimming pool for an additional fee
- Access to the indoor walking track (for nonresidents there is a fee)
- Access to NorthShore University Health System’s physical therapy facility and retail space for health-related products
- Walking trails and benches along the Center’s scenic natural surroundings near the lake
The East Wing Senior Center always has special events taking place!
Health and Education Series
Sponsored by The East Wing, North Shore Senior Center and NorthShore University Health Systems, educational and social service programs are presented at Park Center on predetermined Wednesdays.
The East Wing offers seniors an opportunity to participate in the following discussion programs: Talking Points, a co-ed conversation, and Men’s Round Table, a men’s discussion group.
Investment Club for Men and Women
Interested in learning more about stocks? Stocks are researched, purchased and sold. Meets once a month on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Our chorus has expanded its repertoire to include two and three part harmonies and has appeared in dozens of programs, performing for church groups, senior centers, etc.
Many of our local churches co-sponsor luncheons and entertainment a few times a year at the East Wing. Dates and fees are located in the East Wing Newsletter. Registration required.
Card and Game Playing
Mah Jong, Bridge, Canasta, Dominoes, Rummikub and Scrabble are played on different days each week. See the schedule in the newsletter for days and times.
Join a presentation once a month on Monday afternoons to see beautiful photographs from around the world. Some photos taken by members and others professionally. Opportunities to share your photos happens several times a year.
The East Wing hosts a series of day trips in and around the Chicago area. Fees include the cost of bus transportation, food and entry fees. Pre-registration is required.
This lovely group of ladies also does charity work for the Cook County Sheriff’s department, the Linus program and various hospitals. Everyone is welcome. If you knit, crochet, can stuff a teddy bear or sew on a button, come join us. No special talent is required.
Meet in the craft room in the Senior Center for woodcarving. Instruction available.
Every month, learn about a new composer and discuss their music.
Fine Art Appreciation
See and hear about beautiful artwork created by artists over the centuries.
senior classes, programs, and activities
- Chair Yoga
- Charity Work
- Dance & Be Fit
- Mah Jongg
- Men’s Book Club
- Sit and Be Fit
- Sit & Stand & Be Fit
- Starlite Singers
- Tai Chi
- Women’s Book Club
- Fit and Fabulous
- Core Strength and Mobility
*The East Wing offers a variety of fee-based classes that are open to members and the public and classes vary from season to season.
For a listing of current classes, see this season’s Park District brochure or check out the events calendar above. Call the East Wing at 847 724 4793 or register online, at the Senior Information Desk or Park Center front desk, or by mail.
Outstanding speakers, stimulating topics and exciting programs.
become a member
Joining the The East Wing gives you access to a wide range of programs and activities that are only available to members. Membership is open to seniors 55 years or older, resident or nonresident.
Residents of the Glenview Park District pay an annual membership fee and nonresidents pay a slightly higher fee.
Membership Dues for May 1, 2023-April 30, 2024
*Gold Star Renewal
*Gold Star Renewal
*Anyone who is 80 or older and has been a member of the Center for more than 10 consecutive years qualifies for a Gold Star membership. East Wing memberships may be purchased at the Glenview Senior Center Information Desk, 2400 Chestnut Ave., M-Th from 9 am-4 pm, Friday 9am-1pm. Checks, cash and credit cards accepted.
Click here for Membership Renewal Form.