The East Wing Glenview Senior Center

Update: The East Wing is closed. Select programming is available virtually. We’re still connecting with our members and keeping in touch digitally. We’ll resume in-person programming soon.  

Address: 2400 Chestnut Ave
Glenview, IL 60026
Hours: Currently closed
Phone: 847-724-4793

Closed: Dec. 24, 25 and 31.  Jan. 1

Our Mission

The mission of The East Wing Glenview Senior Center is to enhance lives through friendship, knowledge and recreation.

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Friendship, Fun and Opportunities to Serve
If you are 55 or older and looking for a place to play, learn and make new friends, the Glenview Senior Center is the place for you. Located in the east wing of Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., the handicapped accessible Senior Center features:

  • A convenient drive-up entrance
  • A spacious craft room
  • Card room
  • Classrooms
  • Meeting spaces and cozy areas for socializing
  • Kitchen facilities

Senior Center visitors can also:

  • Join Park Center’s health club or swimming pool (for an additional fee)
  • Use the walking track.  Learn more. 
  • Enjoy the convenience of NorthShore University Health System’s physical therapy facility and retail space for health-related products.

Outside the center is a lovely lake with a walking area and benches for resting and bird watching.

Senior Programs & Activities – Open to the Public


The East Wing offers a number of fee-based classes each season that are open to the public. Classes vary from season to season. Examples of classes offered include:

  • Forever Young
  • Basic Exercise
  • Balance
  • Sit & Be Fit
  • Tai Chi

For a listing of classes currently being offered, see the current park district brochure or click on “East Wing Events and Programs” on Senior Center menu page.  You may also call the Senior Center at 847-724-4793. You may register for these programs online, at the Senior Information Desk or Park Center front desk, or by mailing in a registration form. The center offers fun activities, trips and special events throughout the year as well as on-going programs.  Here are just a few:

AARP/Mature Driving

Approved course of two sessions totaling eight hours. Class offered during the last week of every month, 12-4 p.m., W & F. Who: Open to adults 55+ Fee: $20; AARP members $15 Register: At the Senior Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. or call 847-724-4793.

Tuesday drop-in bridge players planning their next move. Drop-In Bridge meets Tuesday at Noon and Thursday at 11 30am.Rules of the Road

Approved course to assist with the written test for renewing your Driver’s License. There is no fee but registration is mandatory. Who: Open to adults 55+ Register: At the Senior Center (It is not necessary to wait for your renewal letter to go to the test center to renew your license.)

Health & Education Series

Social service programs, open to the public, are presented at Park Center on specified Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. and Thursday from 10-11 a.m. They are sponsored by The East Wing Glenview Senior Center, North Shore Senior Center and NorthShore University Health Systems. Reservations are not necessary. Watch for program titles on Glenview cable television, the Village Newsletter and local newspapers.

Computer Lab

Do you feel technologically challenged?  We have the solution.  Dedicated volunteers are available by appointment and will sit down with you in our computer lab, providing everything from basic computer essentials to managing all your devices, popular apps, iPad, iPhone and Android phone.  For more details and to schedule an appointment, visit the Senior Desk. $5 | members only.

Discussion Programs

The East Wing invites all members to take advantage of the Senior Center’s discussion programs, held at the Park Center. Both of these groups offer an opportunity to: bring your own topic, “soap box” time – four minutes uninterrupted, Glenview and Northern Suburbs Culture and etiquette, a favorite “Disagreement Day”.  Get it out, anything on your mind.

There is no fee for this group.  For specific dates and topics, call 847-724-4793.

  • Men’s Roundtable — A drop in conversation and discussion group for men.  Meets every Friday from 10:30 a.m.-Noon.
  • Talking Points — A drop in co-ed conversation and discussion group.  Meets every Monday from 11 a.m.-.12:30 p.m.

“Guest Speaker Series”

The second Wednesday of each month, 9:30-11:30 am. Outstanding speakers, stimulating topics and exciting programs. Join us in the Lakeview Room to participate in discussions.

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Blood Pressure Testing: Senior Wing: Each Thursday, 11-11:55 am (drop-in); NorthShore University HealthSystem: Each third Tues., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (by appointment – 847-570-5020) Counseling and Community Consultant: Each Thursday, 9 am-12 p.m., by appointment. Also at Village Hall, M-F, 847-904-4366. SHIP Volunteer (Senior Health Insurance Program):  A SHIP volunteer is available at the North Shore Senior Center to help you file your Medicare and related health insurance claims.  Pull your paperwork together and make an appointment.  Call 847-784-6000. Senior Discount on Classes All seniors ages 65 yrs. and older who reside in the Glenview Park District are entitled to a 20% discount in the fee of most park district recreation classes. This discount does not apply to programs or fees at the Tennis Club, Ice Center, Golf Clubs or pools. Please request this discount at the time of registration.

Senior Center Team

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Denise Blinick

Dorian Merrick
Program Coordinator
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Janet Steinberg
Program Coordinator
Kathy Staken_web
Kathy Staken
Customer Service

Susan Desmond
Customer Service