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

2018 Celebrating Seniors All Year Long Calender (Jan thru May)

New Information Assistance Program available to seniors on Thursdays at West Suburban Hospital locations in Oak Park and River Forest

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

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

Coffee Mondays this Winder!

Celebrating Seniors All Year Long Winter and Spring Programs

Use Cab Coupon Booklets to Help with Transportation

Caregiver Support Groups in River Forest and Oak Park

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.

2017 Oak Park & River Forest Township Senior Services Annual Report

FY 2017 River Forest Township Senior Outreach Coordinator Annual Report

Partner Events and Programs

Interested in taking up woodworking, quilting, weaving, or ceramics? Want to learn another language or how to play bridge? The SCC; Lifelong Learning Center in Oak Park has something for everyone. Click here for details.
River Forest seniors are always welcome on the wonderful day and overnight trips offered by Forest Park! Click here for upcoming trips and reservation details.

Encore Senior Chorale's fall rehearsals start Tuesday, September 5. No audition is required to join. Need-based scholarships available from River Forest Township for River Forest residents. Click here for more details.

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, 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.

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

Transportation Programs:

Special Programs:

Activities and Outings:

Celebrating Seniors 2018

The 8th Annual Celebrating Seniors Week was held April 26 - May 3, 2018 in River Forest, Oak Park and Forest Park. This week long series of events and programs celebrated 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.

Other Resources
  • Aging & Disability Resource Program-Consultants
  • AARP
  • Administration on Aging
  • Illinois Department on Aging
  • Illinois Department on Aging - Links Page
  • Social Security Administration
  • Suburban Area Agency on Aging

  • 2018 Senior Services Committee Meetings:

    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM; 1/17 (Holiday Party), 3/21, 6/20 and 10/17.
    Oak Park Township Senior Services, 130 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park.

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