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2019 River Forest Township Senior Services Outreach Coordinator Annual Report

2019 Oak Park & River Forest Township Senior Services Annual Report

Join Us for a Lively Panel on Safeguarding against Financial Fraud and Other Things, Nov. 13 at Village Hall

Answer your Tech Questions at "Connect with Tech"

New "Connect with Tech Express" Meets at Panera

Two-Part Memory Writing Series with River Forest Public Library

Coffee Monday Fall Lineup

Aging and Disability Resource Consultations

Come Play Pickleball!

Memory Cafe for Persons with Dementia and their Care Partners

Start Walking with Arbor West Neighbors

Celebrating Seniors All Year Long - Fall Programs

OPTSS Great Neighbors Project

River Forest ID Bracelet Program

SHIP Helps Seniors Make Sense of Health Insurance

Updated Senior Bus Information

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

The OPRF Sounds Good! Choir (formerly Encore Choir) begins fall rehearsals on Tuesday, September 3, 9:30-11 am at the Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park. Sounds Good! Choir is a non-audition choral group for singers 55+. Holiday concert is Friday, December 13. Conducted by River Forest resident, Linda Crabtree Powell. Registration fee is $175. Need-based scholarships are available through River Forest Township; contact Supervisor Carla Sloan at cbsloan.rftownship@gmail.com.

Click here to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for excellent information on falls prevention

Arbor West Neighbors Upcoming Events

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

Senior News of Forest Park (Sept - Oct)
Senior News of Forest Park (July - Aug)

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: www.oakparktownship.org/departments/seniors

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

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.

  August Lunch Menu
  Senior Lunch Program
  Home Delivered Meals

Transportation Programs:

Special Programs:

Activities and Outings:

Celebrating Seniors 2019

The 9th Annual Celebrating Seniors Week will be held May 2-9, 2019 in Oak Park, River Forest 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.

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

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

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