Chicago’s North Shore is a wonderful place to visit or call home! Easily accessible from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, this picturesque area is home to beautiful architecture, lots of parks and greenspaces, and plenty of fun attractions perfect for seniors to spend a day exploring. Learn more about the North Shore here.
Best North Shore Destinations for the Elderly
Looking for a few fun North Shore sites to add to your family’s must-see list? Here are just a few of the many amazing North Shore attractions perfect for a day out for seniors and caregivers:
1.) Visit the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette. The only temple of its kind in North America, this stunning building began construction in the early 1900s and features lush grounds.
2.) Visit the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. Stunning gardens and plants as far as the eye can see!
3.) Explore history at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. Featuring moving permanent and traveling exhibitions, as well as the interactive Take a Stand Center.
4.) See the Grosse Pointe Lighthouse in Evanston. A charming lighthouse on a beautiful point, originally built in 1873 to welcome ships into the Chicago area.
5.) Explore the Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview. Get whisked back in time at this working dairy farm with lots of things to see and do.
6.) See a show at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe. See Broadway-caliber productions in an intimate space.
7.) Enjoy the tunes from Ravinia in Highland Park. North America’s oldest music festival, putting on open air shows to the public all summer long.
8.) See the art at the Northshore Sculpture Park in Skokie. 60 stunning sculptures and two miles of grassy, tree lined greenspace.
9.) Visit the Halim Time and Glass Museum in Evanston. Calling all vintage and antique lovers! This museum features a stunning collection of hundreds of timepieces, clocks, and stained glass windows.
10.) Travel the North Branch Trail in Winnetka. This beautiful paved wooded path follows the North Branch of the Chicago River and brings you close to the Skokie Lagoons and Erickson Woods.
Ready to Explore Chicagoland? We’re Here to Help
At Companions for Seniors, making life easier, safer, and more enjoyable for elderly adults and family caregivers is our passion. We’re always here to field your questions and help you find the best course of action for both yourself and your senior loved one.
Our mission is to help seniors live independently and with dignity in the comfort of their own homes by empowering them to lead an active and enriched lifestyle, connecting them with their community, and nurturing meaningful relationships. We are proud to be locally owned and operated in Chicago, Illinois, with services conveniently available in the city and suburbs, including the North Shore neighborhoods.
Our companions are trained and bonded, and can help provide a variety of services designed to help your loved one age in place with ease. As a company, we believe in fostering an open dialogue and sharing ideas; always going the extra mile; and providing flexible care that’s the right price and right fit for every household. We have experience scheduling and coordinating all kinds of trips and outings in the Chicagoland area, so that elderly adults never have to worry about giving up on their active lifestyles.