Senior Services of Oak Park and River Forest Townships was featured in the April 2021 issue of Township Perspectives, a monthly magazine produced by the Township Officials of Illinois (TOI) and available to over 1,400 Townships throughout the state. The article, “Celebrating Collaborations and Partnerships,” focuses on the transitions made by staff, volunteers, and partners including Age Options, the Village of Oak Park and the Park District of Oak Park during the COVID-19 pandemic. Older adult residents received facemasks, shelf-stable and frozen meals, and extra support that is continually evaluated based on need.
In collaboration with the Illinois Townships Association of Senior Citizen Services Committees (ITASCSC) and many partner organizations, Senior Services of Oak Park and River Forest Townships is helping older adults adjust to the challenges they face from the COVID-19 pandemic. Other examples of assistance include:
- Setting up and staffing a COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration hotline for older adults
- Participating in a vaccine clinic in suburban Cook County
- Home delivery of meals
- Transitioning group meetings and activities to virtual platforms
Oak Park and River Forest Townships Senior Services provides an array of services to senior citizens. Our goal is to enhance seniors’ quality of life while promoting independence, self-esteem and dignity. The Townships offer a continuum of services including: Information and Assistance, Transportation, Caregiver Support, Case Management, Congregate Dining, Home Delivered Meals, and Adult Protective Services. For more information, please call 708-383-8060 or visit our website at: https://oakparktownship.org/.
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