As of March 15, 2020, Township Senior Services continues to operate in the areas of meals (pick up and delivery only), transportation (priority given to medical needs), care management, and the information/referral line. If you need assistance, please call Township Senior Services 708.383.8060. If you need to leave a voicemail, please speak clearly and slowly. In a medical emergency, please dial 911.

River Forest Township is partnering with the Village of River Forest to develop a Volunteer Care Corps, to help River Foresr seniors with non-direct contact needs such as grocery and prescription pickup. If you need volunteer assistance from a Care Corps volunteer, please call Township Senior Services at 708.383.8060.

If you wish to volunteer in this capacity, please email rfseniorhelp@gmail.com.

Based on CDC and IDPH guidelines, many programs are continuing virtually, but if you have any questions after clicking on the link, call the Oak Park Township number listed above.

Please call 708.366.2029 or email Supervisor@RiverForestTownship.org with questions about a specific event.


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

Village of River Forest Offers Seniors Assistance with Snow Removal


Craft and Chat

"Virtual" Memory Cafe for Persons with Dementia and their Care Partners

Summer Yoga Series

Celebrating Seniors All Year Long (CSAYL)

Coffee Monday


Gather, Discover, Engage: Social Stitching by Zoom

Virtual Social Stitching, Wednesdays 10-11

Film Lovers Fridays (on hold)

Aging and Disability Resource Consultations

Come Play Pickleball! (on hold)

Start Walking with Arbor West Neighbors (on hold)

AWN / OPTSS Great Neighbors Program
Contact Betsy Kelly re: changes during COVID


River Forest ID Bracelet Program

SHIP Helps Seniors Make Sense of Health Insurance

Senior Bus (only medical appointments currently)
Call 708-383-4806 for changes during COVID


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

Use Cab Coupon Booklets to Help with Transportation

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

Need help navigating the mail and paying bills? The Money Management Program can help.

Partner Events and Programs

Arbor West Neighbors Calendar of Events

Sign up for Community Connect! Arbor West Neighbors, through a grant from the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation,has launched Community Connect, a weekly email newsletter with events, programs and educational opportunities for older adults. Email communityconnectmail@gmail.com or call Betsy Kelly at 708.221.3814 to receive this newsletter.


River Forest seniors are always welcome on the wonderful day and overnight trips offered by Forest Park!

Senior News of Forest Park (Jan - Feb 2020)
Senior News of Forest Park (Mar - Apr 2020)

Forest Park Seniors membership form

Are you or a loved one experiencing dementia or Alzheimers disease? Are you caring for someone who is newly diagnosed? The Alzheimer's Association is a valuable resource. Call their 24.7 HELPline, 1.800.272.3900, staff by licensed clinical social workers. Visit www.alzheimers-illinois.org for information and support group locations.
Further information regarding the Cook County Elder Justice Center and announcements of upcoming seminars can be viewed on thier website at www.cookcountycourt.org.
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, Director
P: 708.383.8060
E: pmahn@oakparktownship.org

W: https://oakparktownship.org/senior-services/

Betsy Kelly, River Forest Senior Outreach Coordinator
P: 708.771.6159 x234
E: BKelly.rftownship@gmail.com


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:

The in-person lunch program described below has been temporarily cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals can be picked up or delivered by volunteers. Contact Township Senior Services 708.383.8060.

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.


  Senior Lunch Program
  Home Delivered Meals

Transportation Programs:


Special Programs:

Activities and Outings:

   
   


Celebrating Seniors 2020

The 10th annual Celebrating Seniors Week, scheduled for May 14-21, 2020, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week-long series of events and programs celebrates the senior adults in our communities.

To see 2020's "60 Over 60" honorees, click here

To see past "60 Over 60" honorees, visit http://celebratingseniors.net/60over60.html

Visit www.celebratingseniors.net for more information.

To view past Celebrating Seniors Resource Guides, see the Resource Section of this website.

Questions: email Supervisor Carla Sloan at supervisor@riverforesttownship.org.


Other Resources
  • Arbor West Neighbors
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Rush Oak Park Hospital Wellness Programs
  • West Suburban Hospital Wellness Programs
  • Active Adult Programs at Dole Center
  • Aging & Disability Resource Program-Consultants
  • AARP
  • Administration for Community Living
  • Illinois Department on Aging
  • Social Security Administration
  • Age Options


  • 2021 Senior Services Committee Meetings:
    3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM; 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 9/15, 10/20.

    Township Senior Services, 130 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park or by electronic meeting due to Covid-19 safety precautions.


































     
       
     
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