How to get out and about in the sunshine this June
Do you ever feel that a good deal is just what you need to get out of the house and try something new? Some of our Arlington Heights clients are the best deal-hunters I know and give us tips on some of the great discounts for seniors around town. Here’s a list of some ideas to get you moving out the door this month!
What better place to explore then right in your own community. Here are some outing ideas…Look out for those special senior discounts!
1. Arlington Heights Historical Museum and Pop Shop
110 W Fremont St, Arlington Heights
Gallery open Tuesday-Thursday 1:30 pm-4:30 pm and Friday-Sunday 10 am-4:30 pm
Drop-in tours: Sat and Sun at 2:30 pm
Be sure to check out the gift shop! They sell Arlington Club Beverages bottled soda, a pop company historic to Arlington Heights.
2. Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Visit our gorgeous, enormous local library with a 24/7/365 Senior discount: free book, movie, and music loans anytime!
3. Arlington Heights Park District
Arlington Heights Park District is one of the oldest and largest Park Districts in Chicagoland. Along with 6 public pools and 2 golf clubs, our district has 58 public parks ready to be explored for a quick walk, or a long walk, or even a picnic! The Arlington Heights Senior Center is also a part of the Arlington Heights Park District and is a wonderful wealth of activities, recreational classes, and resources for seniors.
*A quick note if you decide to bring your lunch to an Arlington Heights park: don’t feed the geese! Their populations have become a health concern, and if they continue to be fed by humans they won’t migrate to forage for food.
4. Arlington Heights Farmers’ Market
June 1 – October 12
Saturdays 7:30 am – 12:30 pm in Downtown Arlington Heights
5. Mount Prospect Farmers Market
June 2 – October 20
Sundays 8 am-1 pm
You can find the freshest produce around, and plenty of other crafts and treats to explore, at our local Farmer’s Markets! It’s the perfect time to get out for a little walk and see the community.
6. Arlington International Racecourse
2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights 60005
Maybe you’re interested in having a little thrill seeing a horse race, or maybe even a bigger thrill betting on one! Going to Arlington Park may be just the thing to shake-up your summer routine.
*A little note: General admission is less expensive to purchase online! Reserved seating is also available.
7. Elk Pasture at Busse Forest (Ned Brown Preserve)
225 N Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Go for a walk in the woods, or check out the herd of elk that make their home in a fenced pasture at this park!
8. Chicago Botanic Gardens
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
Admission is free to get into these gorgeous gardens in summer bloom just a little drive from us! You do have to pay for parking, but the good news is they have a Senior discount: $10 on Tuesdays!
9. Brookfield Zoo
8400 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513
Another worth-it day trip might be to the Zoo! Seniors pay a discounted price on admission as well as special attractions. Please note you can also save a buck by purchasing online! Also note you must pay to park here.
9. AMC Randhurst
200 Randhurst Village Dr, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Maybe you want to get out and about to escape the summer heat. You’ll find some cool shade if you catch a matinee! Seniors have a discount after noon at AMC.
Other Senior Hot Spots and Discounts
It’s also always fun to just go out to eat or get some good shopping deals.
900 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
1551 N Dryden Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Why not pop out for Senior Savings Day every Wednesday at Goodwill. You never know what great finds you’ll get when you go on a treasure hunt!
At any location, seniors get 20% the first Tuesday of every month. Please note you must have or sign up for a rewards card…it’s free!
3. JOANNE Fabrics
373 E Palatine Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Call or look out for Senior Discount Day! It hasn’t been announced yet for this month.
These are some classic hotspot restaurants we know our seniors already love!
1. Dunton House Restaurant
11 W Davis St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Discounted senior menu!
2. Walker Brothers Pancake House
825 Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
3. Rose Garden Cafe
111 E Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
10% off for seniors after 3 pm Monday -Thursday!
17 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Discounted senior menu!
At any location get a $.75 senior coffee or fountain drink!
2060 E Northwest Hwy, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
5% senior discount!
And for Dessert…
7. Spunky Dunkers
3441 N Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
Spunky Dunkers doesn’t have a discount, but they bake their donuts fresh every morning and have 37 flavors! They are a family-owned community staple.
8. Capannari Ice Cream
10 South Pine Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
With a 10% senior discount, Capannari is a charming ice cream place next to a cute little park in downtown Mount Prospect offering unique ice cream flavors!
Need some help getting there? Included in our home care services, our caregivers can provide transportation to and from these activities. Give us a call at (847) 462-4402 to set up a free consultation!