Mundelein Park & Recreation District offers a variety of programs exclusively for ages 50 and over. Programs are held at our Regent Center, a multi-purpose center serving the needs and interests of Mundelein and area residents. Regent Center membership offers a wide variety of programs and services including health/fitness options, trips and special events.
Become a member
Affordable, calendar-year memberships are $12 for Mundelein residents, $19 for nonresidents. Participate in social and health and wellness activities Monday through Friday. Downloadable membership form is available in the Resource & Related Links section on the bottom of this page. If you would like the Regent Report newsletter mailed to your home it is an additional $9 for the year.
For facility and program changes or cancelations please use Rainout Line or call 224.263.3006.
Active Adult Activities
The Morton Arboretum (Ages 50+)
Monday, June 7, 10:30 am– 4 pm
Departs from the Regent Center
$45 Member/$54 Nonmember
Trips look a little different this summer at the Regent Center. We will take smaller trips to outdoor venues to ensure physical distancing is possible. Our first adventure will be to the Morton Arboretum. As an outdoor museum of living trees and a research and conservation institution, the Arboretum provides a 1,700-acre tree-filled landscape for visitors to explore and connect with trees and nature. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, your time at the Arboretum will be on your own to explore. We will eat lunch upon arrival, and then participants will have time to walk the grounds. Lunch options will be advertised in the Regent Report.
Wednesday, July 14,
10:30 am–4 pm
Departs from the Regent Center
$45 Member/$50 Nonmember
During the early 1930s, Colonel Robert R. McCormick’s estate held an experimental farm on-site, which served as a working “laboratory” with the goal of serving the family farms that blanketed the countryside. The experimental farm tried new species of crop plants, tested theories of planting and harvesting, and investigated new practices in raising productive farm animals. Other experimental farms existed across the nation and one of the most successful was Colonel McCormick’s at Cantigny.
After McCormick’s death in 1955, the Board of Directors decided to change Cantigny’s focus from agriculture to horticulture by hiring famed landscape architect Franz Lipp to design and build a world-class garden. In 1967, Lipp began the construction of this lush, horticultural masterpiece, which is one of the largest display gardens in the Midwest with more than 160,000 annuals, perennials, ground covers, and flowering shrubs and trees. A majority of the plants seen throughout the gardens are estate-grown inside Cantigny’s renowned greenhouse. Due to COVID-19, we will tour the gardens on our own. Lunch will be had when we arrive, and participants will have time to explore on their own afterward.
Tom’s Farm Market (Ages 50+)
Monday, August 9,
10 am– 3 pm
Departs from The Regent Center
$15 Member/$20 Nonmember
TOM’s Farm Market is a family-owned business, established in 1959. Specializing in quality bedding plants that are grown in their 80,000 sq. feet of greenhouses, on-site in Huntley, IL. Asparagus, Strawberries, GMO-free Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, & Peppers are just a few of the many vegetables that are Farm Grown & available in our Market during harvest. Participants will have time to walk around and explore the Farm Market, Garden Center, Bakery and grab lunch in the Cafe. A 14-passenger bus is taken to and from our destination. The fee includes transportation, lunch, and other expenses will be on your own.
Illinois Lynch Solves Mysteries of History
Thursday, August 12 from 12–2 pm
Held at The Regent Center
Cost: $10 member/$12 nonmember
He’s back! Join storyteller Terry Lynch as he investigates some of history’s long-debated mysteries. Among the stories in this “historical dig” include (but are not limited to): The Murder of Zachary Taylor, The Flying Dutchman, The Lost Colony of Roanoke, The Anastasia Mystery, and the Heads of Easter Island. Lunch will be provided by Emil’s of Mundelein and include Bake Mostaccioli, Broasted Chicken, and Garden Salad. Registration deadline Monday, August 9.
ACES is a one-hour aerobics class that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am. Shake it up on Monday and Friday mornings with Zumba Gold. A Zoom link will be emailed to those that purchase a Regent Center COVID membership. Memberships are $20/month and include unlimited access to A.C.E.S. and Zumba Gold classes.
The Lending Closet at the Regent Center has been permanently closed.
Please contact one of the following if you need to borrow durable medical equipment.
Libertyville Senior Center
135 W. Church Street, Libertyville, IL
3050 N. Main Street
Buffalo Grove, IL
Barrington Area Council on Aging
6000 Garlands Ln., Suite 100, Barrington, IL
Ela Family Services
1155 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL
Highland Park Senior Center
54 Laurel Ave., Highland Park, IL
Dickinson Hall Senior Center
100 E. Old Mill Rd., Lake Forest, IL