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Senior Programs

Stay active and engaged at the Arlington Heights Park District!

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The Park District’s Active Adult Program at the Senior Center welcomes everyone – whether you’re fully retired, semi-retired, or still working. We offer a fun and affordable way to stay fit and social.

Choose from a wide variety of activities, including:

  • Special Events
  • Classes (think fitness, art, woodworking, and more!)
  • Day Trips

We also have on-site facilities like:

  • Wood Shop
  • Arlington Classic Tour Club (for group outings)
  • Gift Shop
  • Arlington Athletic Club (fitness center)
  • Dance and Fitness Studio
  • Art Studio

Find something you enjoy and start making the most of your time at the Arlington Heights Park District!

2024 Tour Membership

$25 Yearly Membership Dues ($35 Household Rate for two people living at the same address)

Benefits included with membership:

  • Open to anyone 18 or older (21 for casino tours)
  • Enjoy a $15 discount on tours and 10% off merchandise in the Gift Shop located inside the Senior Center
  • Tour Schedule mailed directly to your home
  • Register for tours the week before nonmembers

Upcoming Tours

View the September & October Tour Brochure for upcoming trips. Call 847.797.5341 regarding tour space availability for all tour dates or to put your name on a waitlist.

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Here are just a few programs we offer. View our Program Guide for a complete list of programs with more details and registration information about the programs listed below.


Beginning Crochet

You too can make afghans, coasters, scarves and more. Learn how to do basic stitches and read a pattern.

Crochet with Friends Drop-In

Crocheting is a relaxing hobby. This drop-in program lets you socialize with friends while working on your personal projects. An instructor is available for questions or advice. Supplies are not included.

Quilting with Friends Drop-In

Work on your personal project while socializing with those who share your passion for quilting. An instructor is available for suggestions or questions. Supplies are not included.

Mixed Media Art

This class incorporates multiple medias like watercolor, pencil, charcoal, pen and ink. Rita has designed this class for students of all skill levels from the beginner to the advanced artist. Learn More.

Art of Acrylics

Learn to work with and create beautiful artwork with acrylic paints. Available for beginners and intermediate/advanced artists.

Works of Art

Explore the fine art of portraiture or delve into creating a landscape, floral or still life. Just bring a photo to create into your masterpiece.

Water Colors

Learn color mixing, materials and techniques with a wide variety of subject matter, guided by our instructor. All levels welcome

50 Shades of Colored Pencils

This portable medium gives you the ability to make vivid and rich drawings that can look like paintings.

Artfully Delicious and More

With rotating classes like drawing, charcoals and pastels, tapestry weaving and mediative Japanese calligraphy, there’s an art class for all!

The Park District offers many different dance classes conducted by incredibly talented instructors. Classes and workshops are offered during the week, on the weekend, and even in the evening.

View our available Senior Dance Classes for more details and registration information by clicking below.

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Broadway Bound

Join us to have fun as you learn different dances from Broadway musicals.

Be Moved

Discover the beauty of ballet in our tailored class for seniors. Embrace graceful movements, develop coordination and balance, and enhance flexibility as you learn the foundations of ballet. No experience required.

Tap Dance

This class focuses on Tap, a truly American dance style. Students learn tap moves, technique and choreography. Multiple sections and levels available.

Line Dance Drop-In

Whether you are a novice or advanced, come enjoy camaraderie as your dance the night away! New dances and classic favorites await.

The Park District offers a variety of Active Adult Programs including Bridge, self-improvement workshops, art classes, woodworking, craft classes such as quilting, crochet & knitting, theme luncheons, day trips and more!

Do you have a class or recreation program you would like to see offered? We’re always looking for new ideas and instructors to teach. Please contact the Senior Center at 847-797-5341 with your ideas.

View our Program Guide for more details and registration information. Check out the programs held at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum.

We are committed to health & fitness. We strive to make your exercise experience enjoyable and fun. There are programs for all levels from beginning to advanced students to meet your individual fitness needs.

Senior Yoga Classes


Restore your mind, body and spirit through learning yoga flows. Floor routines are included.

Chair Yoga

This class is great for the yoga student who does not feel comfortable getting on the floor. Learn all the techniques while sitting in a chair or at the balance barre.

Zumba Gold

Have fun in this innovative, fun and exciting class! Zumba Gold combines high energy music with unique moves and combinations focusing on elements of cardiovascular & muscular training as well as flexibility and balance.

Tai Chi

Improve balance, posture, breathing and relax the mind while strengthening the muscles, tendons and joints. You’ll learn Qi Gong breathing and 24 forms of Tai Chi.

Fun & Fit Aerobic Classes

Our d Fun & Fit classes bring you daily aerobics and strength classes. Join to be a Fun & Fit member today! Please bring your own water bottle.

Class Schedule

  • Monday 9-9:45AM | Aerobics
  • Tuesday 9-9:45AM | Aerobics
  • Tuesday 9:45-10:30AM | Strength
  • Wednesday 9-9:45AM | Aerobics & Strength
  • Thursday 9-9:45AM, 10-10:45AM and 12:15-1PM | Aerobics
  • Thursday 1-1:45PM | Strength
  • Friday 9-9:45M | Strength
  • Friday 10-10:45AM | Aerobics

Fun & Fit Membership Fee

  • Annual: $215 | Members Renew at $205
  • Six month: $144 | Members Renew at $134
  • $75 for 14 class punch card

Contact the Senior Center at 847.797.5341.

Arlington Athletic Club

The Arlington Athletic Club is operated by the Park District and located within the Senior Center. Work out at your own pace in a casual relaxed atmosphere.

Club Features
Exercise equipment includes a multi-direction Cybex weight station, recumbent bikes, Schwinn airdyn bikes, treadmills, rowing machines, Stairmaster, elliptical machines, NuStep Recumbent steppers, free weights, and closed circuit TV.

Club Hours

  • Monday-Friday | 8:30AM-3:30PM
  • Saturday | 8:30AM-12PM

Club Membership Fees

  • Annual: $178 | Members Renew at $148
  • Six month: $118 | Members Renew at $108

Punch Card System

  • $75 for 14 visit Punch Card

Combination Pass

  • $335 includes annual membership to both the Athletic Club and Fun & Fitness Aerobics classes. Members renew at $310.
  • Six month rates: $187. Members renew at $175.


Contact the Senior Center at 847.797.5341.

Throughout the year AHPD will host special events and luncheons. Favorites include the annual Holiday Cheer Luncheon, seasonal luncheons and more. To learn about our current special events, call 847-797-5341.

The Woodshop is a joint venture with the Village of Arlington Heights, The Senior Center, Inc. and Arlington Heights Park District.

Woodshop Membership

A safety evaluation and certification is required before purchasing a woodshop membership. Participants must be 18 years or older. Once evaluated and certified, you have gain access to the shop located in the Senior Center. There are eight complete work stations. Please call the Park District at 847.797.5341 to learn more and get evaluated and certified.

Membership Fees
Annual | $115
10 Visits | $80
6 Visits | $48
Daily | $14


  • Jet Drum Sander
  • SawStop
  • Table Saw
  • Rikon mini-lathe
  • Delta 10″ Table Saw
  • Delta 14″ Band Saw
  • Delta 16½” Variable Speed Drill Press
  • Dewalt 12″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • Grizzly 15″ Planer
  • Delta Belt Sander
  • Delta 12″ Abrasive Disk Sander
  • Delta 12″ Lathe
  • Delta 6″ Jointer
  • Dewalt 20″ Variable Speed Scroll Saw
  • Delta Router
  • Six Complete work stations with hand tools and dust collection features.

Woodshop Classes

View the available classes and registration information online

Beginners Woodworking

Do you want to create an outstanding wood project but don’t know all the ins and outs of a Woodshop and its tools? In this class, you will learn how to use the equipment properly while making a wood project. All supplies are included.

Carve On

Learn to carve one-of-a-kind relief plaques, simple figures and other special projects through this specialized art form. It’s fun, relaxing, and rewarding! A supply list is available at the first class. Register early as space is limited.

Learn the Lathe

Have you ever wanted to learn how to do wood turning and use a lathe? Learn the process step-by-step! You will receive a project assignment to complete before the next class. Class fee includes one extra visit to the Wood Shop during regular hours to practice your new skills. Schedule your shop visit in the Senior Center Park District Office in advance to make sure the lathe is available for use.

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