Senior Services Recreational Programs

: Located at the Wheeling Park District CRC 333 W Dundee Road Wheeling, IL 60090
( Please note Starting Monday, June 25, 2018, all senior recreational programs will be held in Room 101 of the Community Center for the remainder of the 2018 summer. If you have any questions as to the room location please stop by the Wheeling Park District front desk or call Senior Services at 847-459-2670.)

Book Discussion Club Group 

Meets the third Friday of the month, to talk about the book that is chosen by the group.  Books are available for delivery to members of the book club and can be picked up at the Community Recreation Center as long as the participant is a member of the Indian Trails Library or participates in the inter-library loan program.

Card Games Offered - Bridge, Canasta, and Pinochle

  • Bridge - is a trick-taking game using a standard 52-card deck. It is played by four players in two competing partnerships. Our group of Intermediate players meets every Tuesday and Thursdays at 11:30 Am to 3:00 PM
  • Canasta - It is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards. Players attempt to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand. Our players come together on Mondays and Fridays from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM.  Beginners are welcome.
  • Pinochle - is a trick-taking card game typically for two to four players and played with a 48 card deck. Players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards into melds. It is thus considered part of a "trick-and-meld" category. Each hand is played in three phases: bidding, melds, and tricks.  Our small group meets on Mondays and Fridays  from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM 

Day Trips

Seniors can enjoy various trips to the Casinos, Musicals, Museums and many more.   The trips are qualified by the amount of walking and activity required for the event.  Please check out our newsletter for the most up-to-date trips.  Call the Wheeling Park District at 847-465-3333 to register for a trip.  Please see our Trip Policy regarding activity level and refund dates.

Happy Hookers Knitting and Crocheting Group

This lovely fun group gets together every Thursday at 1:00  P.M. to 3:30 P.M. They create beautiful handy work. And use a variety of media including different types of yarn and thread. Sharing patterns and accomplishments is always welcome.

Stich and *itch

Come *itch with us and stitch away your troubles! Come join us for an afternoon of stitching at the Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center. Bring your Project and join the fun. No experience necessary just brings on your talent.  This group meets every Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 P.M.


Brain Games

Play games that encourage you to think are one of many ways to keep your memory sharp. Brain Games will help improve your focus, concentration, and memory through a series of exercises and games.  Join us for a thought-provoking program of games to keep your brain sharp.  This group meets every 4th Friday of each month.

Special Events (Including 50th Wedding Anniversary and 90+ Birthday Celebrations)


 Senior Services offers a variety of parties, guest speakers, and live entertainment. We also host holiday celebrations such as Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, etc.  These special events are scheduled throughout the month and are included in the Lunch at Pavilion Congregate Dining program.  Join us!

Ventra (formerly known as RTA)

Seniors ride free on all RTA services on fixed routes (including CTA buses and rapid transit, Pace buses and Metra trains). Apply at Pavilion - Bring proof of age and a passport type head size photo - 1½ x 1½ in color – Walgreen’s or Wal-Mart provide this service. The *** New legislation now requires seniors to enroll in the Benefits Access program in order to participate in the senior Ride free program. *** (See Benefits Access)

Rules of the Road Class

Secretary of State’s free refresher class for seniors renewing their driver’s license offered periodically. Check calendar of events for classes
For Rules of the Road schedule please visit:
For AARP two day class Schedule please visit:

Social Services


Click here to go to the Social Services Division

Telephone Reassurance Wheeling Residents 65 years or better

“Good Morning” “How are you this fine day?” asks the volunteer from the Wheeling Pavilion Center. We care about our senior's wellbeing, a volunteer will call Monday thru Friday around 9:00 am each morning to make sure the Senior is doing well.

Senior Health Insurance Program Assistance (SHIP)

The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers

Memory Screenings

Memory Screening makes sense for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia: whose family and friends have noticed changes in them: or a related illness. Screenings also are appropriate for anyone who does not have a concern right now, but who wants to establish a baseline score for comparison in the future.

For more information please call the Wheeling Senior Services at 847-459-2670.