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
Desiree Scully-Simpkins, Director
Cathaleen Roach, River Forest Senior Outreach Coordinator
Township Senior Services Directory
Oak Park & River Forest Senior Services include:
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.
- 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
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.
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 email@example.com.