Services for Seniors


Arlington Heights Nurses Club Lending Closet

Arlington Heights residents of any age may borrow medical equipment from the Arlington Heights Nurses Club Lending Closet, located in the Senior Center. This is a free service; equipment and maintenance are supported through donations.

Caregiver Support Group

The Family Caregiver Support Program recognizes that unpaid, family caregivers provide the majority of caregiving in the United States. Caregivers help their spouses, parents, or other senior relatives with tasks such as bathing, eating, dressing, personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning, transportation and financial management. This is a time to share with others who face the same challenges with caregiving.

Sponsored by Catholic Charities Northwest Senior Services, the support group meets the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Catholic Charities at 847.253.5500.

Escorted Transportation Service (ETS)

If you no longer drive (or know someone who’s physically or visually challenged and can’t drive), worrying about transportation to crucial medical appointments can really be a burden. Our suggestion? Stop worrying and call ETS/NW!

Escorted Transportation Service Northwest (ETS/NW) is just the program for you – one of our carefully screened volunteer drivers will pick you up at home, drive you to your appointment, wait with you, and then return you home again, straight away – no waiting or wondering if you’re at the right door at the right time (or if you’ve been forgotten about). Your volunteer will help you every step of the way. All we ask for is a $12 donation for each round-trip ride.

Whether it’s for chemotherapy or a simple blood test — any type of medical appointment — ETS/NW’s volunteer drivers are happy to help you. Our one-to-one escorted transportation program has helped hundreds of seniors just like you get to their vital medical appointments. Why not try our award-winning senior transportation program? We’ve provided more than 14,500 round-trip rides since 2006. For more information, stop by our office in the Arlington Heights Senior Center, visit www.etsnw.org, or call us at 847.222.9227.

Grief to Hope

Grief to Hope is a drop-in support group for adults grieving the loss of a loved one, sponsored by Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, in collaboration with Catholic Charities Northwest Senior Services. Meetings are open to all and typically held on the 4th Tuesday of every month. No registration required.

Light refreshments will be served. Topics include: breaking the isolation of grief, self care & support, solutions for everyday challenges and stress reduction.

For more information, contact Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois at 847.381.5599 or Catholic Charities at 847.253.5500.

Pace’s Arlington Heights-Rolling Meadows Call-n-Ride

Pace provides demand response call-n-ride service to the Arlington Heights Senior Center and other local destinations weekdays between 6:10am and 6:30pm.  The Call-n-Ride is a reservation-based, shared-ride service for the general public that picks up passengers and takes them to destinations within a designated service area bordered by Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights Road, I-90, Golf Road, and IL-53.  Connections are also available to and from the Arlington Heights Metra Station.  Call 1-224-803-9277 to make a reservation.

Senior Health Insurance Program

Health insurance questions leaving you in the dark? SHIP counselors are trained by the Illinois Dept. of Insurance to guide you through problems with health insurance. SHIP is a state-sponsored counseling service provided at no charge. SHIP does not sell or solicit insurance.

Stop by the Main Office of the Senior Center or call 847.253.5532 to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Silver Spoon Diner

Serving a complete, nutritious lunch at the Senior Center

Monday thru Friday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Daily choice of a Hot Meal or the Deli Bar. The hot meal is nutritionally balanced, containing protein, starch, fruits and vegetables. The Deli Bar includes a cup of hot soup or homemade chili, plus a half sandwich and one plate of your choice of fresh salad fixings.

Coffee or Tea and Milk are also available with each meal.

Suggested Donation: $4.00 for those 60 years and over with completion of the AgeOptions form. All Others: $6.00 Reservations appreciated but not required.

Village of Arlington Heights Health Services Department Clinics at the Senior Center

Blood Pressure Screening

Mondays, 8:30 – 10:00 AM No appointment necessary. Cost: Free

Diabetic/Blood Sugar Screening

Mondays, 8:30 – 10:00 AM No appointment necessary. Cost: $3.00 The best way to obtain a blood sugar is to fast. You can also test three hours after you eat.