We're here...to help seniors live vital, independent lives.

Celebrating Seniors Week is here! May 18-25! Resource Guides are available at River Forest Township (located at the River Forest Community Center, 8020 Madison St), RF Village Hall and RF Public Library. Visit www.celebratingseniors.net for details of the many exciting programs in River Forest, Oak Park and Forest Park.

River Forest Township is sponsoring a number of fun and informative events. Click here for details.

Free Help for Qualified Seniors with Living Wills and Powers of Attorney

Senior Lunch and A Movie on June 2nd

Encore Senior Chorale Holds Spring Concerts

Connect with Tech": Help Sessions for Smartphones, E-readers, Tablets and Computers

Coffee Mondays: Iced Coffee Anyone?

Celebrating Seniors All Year Long Summer Programs

All seniors are cordially invited to the 29th Annual "Flowers of Love" Senior Citizens Tea on Friday, May 12 at Willard Elementary School, 1:00 pm.
Click here for more details.

Use Cab Coupon Booklets to Help with Transportation

Caregiver Support Groups in River Forest and Oak Park (Concordia group will not meet May-July and will resume in August.)

Get an ICE (In Case of Emergency) Packet for your Freezer

Further information regarding the Cook County Elder Justice Center and announcements of upcoming seminars can be viewed on thier website at www.cookcountycourt.org.

2017 Oak Park & River Forest Township Senior Services Annual Report

FY 2017 River Forest Township Senior Outreach Coordinator Annual Report

The River Forest community is a great place to be a senior---thanks to a broad continuum of services designed to enhance the quality of life for community residents age 60 and over and to promote the values of independence, self esteem and dignity.

River Forest Township and Oak Park Township jointly share senior services and programs as "Oak Park and River Forest Township Senior Services", located at 130 S. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park. For information and assistance, please Contact Us at River Forest Township or contact:

Oak Park & River Forest Township Senior Services
Pamela Mahn, Interim Director
P: 708.383.8060
E: pmahn@oakparktownship.org

W: www.oakparktownship.org/departments/seniors

Cathaleen Roach, River Forest Senior Outreach Coordinator
P: 708.771.6159 x234
E: CRoach@RiverForestTownship.org

Township Senior Services Directory
Oak Park & River Forest Senior Services include:
  • Case management to help seniors get the services they need, including: individual care planning, service coordination and individual case monitoring
  • Transportation Services , including taxicab coupon booklets and curb-to-curb service on lift-equipped minibuses within Oak Park and River Forest
  • Meal Programs, including a daily group lunch at the senior dining facility, Home-Delivered Meals and a Dine-Out Program.
  • Caregiver Support
  • Affordable will preparation
  • Daily phone checks and monitoring by mail carriers to help ensure the well being of seniors.
  • Application assistance with free public transportation and license plate discounts
  • Home energy assistance
  • Health screenings
  • Assistance in obtaining federal, state and local benefits
  • Health insurance assistance
  • Income tax assistance
  • Assistance with in-home chores
  • Holiday Food and Gift Basket
Meal Programs:
Township Senior Services has a Senior Lunch Program located on the first floor at 130 S. Oak Park Ave. Lunches are served at 11:00 AM, Monday through Friday, with a suggested contribution of $1.50/meal. All River Forest residents 60 and over are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Transportation to and from the lunch program is available through Senior Services Transportation at 383-4806.

The Township Senior Services Dine Out Program offers seniors the opportunity to enjoy affordable, nutritious lunches or dinners at specified local restaurants. Coupons for this program can be obtained at the Township Senior Lunch Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 AM for a suggested donation of $3.50.

  April Lunch Menu
  Senior Lunch Program
  Dine Out Program
  Home Delivered Meals

Transportation Programs:

Special Programs:

Activities and Outings:

Celebrating Seniors 2017
The 7th Annual Celebrating Seniors Week will be held May 18 - 25 in River Forest, Oak Park and Forest Park. This week long series of events and programs celebrates the senior adults in our communities.

To see past "60 Over 60" Honorees, please click here.

Visit www.celebratingseniors.net for more information and to view past Celebrating Seniors Resource Guides. Questions: email Supervisor Carla Sloan at supervisor@riverforesttownship.org.
Other Resources
  • AARP
  • Administration on Aging
  • Illinois Department on Aging
  • Illinois Department on Aging - Links Page
  • Social Security Administration
  • Suburban Area Agency on Aging

  • 2017 Senior Services Meetings:

    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM 3/15, 6/21, 10/18.
    Oak Park Township Senior Services, 130 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park.

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