Oak Park Township Updates - Effective July 2, 2021
Limited In-Person Services Available at 105 Township Building; Facemasks Required
Limited services, including notarizing documents, RTA applications, medical equipment lending, and taxi coupon distribution are available at our 105 S. Oak Park Avenue Township location. In Oak Park, all individuals over the age of two who can medically tolerate a face covering are required to wear one while in Village municipal buildings, which includes Oak Park Township. The mask requirement is an official order from the Village of Oak Park Public Health Department dated June 11, 2021.
- If you are sick, please stay home and call us at 708-383-8005; we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
- If you need a facemask, one will be provided. We also have hand sanitizer and are cleaning commonly touched surfaces on a regular basis.
- Social distancing guidelines are in place. We have installed protective barriers in several areas to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Please call 708-383-8005 for general information as well as appointments for General Assistance and the Assessor’s office.
Senior Services Center at 130 S. Oak Park Avenue Open to Township Employees
Please call 708-383-8060 to request services from our Senior Services staff. We are limiting visits from the general public as per local guidance. Planning for congregate meals is dependent on guidance from the Illinois Department on Aging and the Public Health Department. We will post updates on our website. Please see our website calendar for monthly activities. Appointments for our Money Management Program and Adult Protective Services may be set up by calling Senior Services at 708-383-8060.
Telephone and Telehealth Appointments Available for Youth and Senior Services
Youth Services and Senior Services appointments are available either virtually or over the phone. For further assistance with Township services, please call 708-383-8005, the Senior Services Center at 708-383-8060, Senior Services Transportation at 708-383-4806, Youth Services at 708-445-2727 or the Community Mental Health Board at 708-358-8855.
Senior Services Home Delivered Meals and “Take Out” Meal Distribution Fridays in July
Older adults who have requested meals are receiving them in the form of frozen nutritionally balanced meals. We are also providing “take out” lunches to older adults to pick up at our Senior Services building on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in our Senior Services parking lot at 130 S. Oak Park Avenue. We are limiting face-to-face contact with others out of health concerns for everyone. Suggested donation is $1.50 per meal. For detailed guidelines, please call 708-383-8060.
Dine Out Coupons for older adults to purchase a discounted meal for $4.00 at local restaurants may be requested by calling Madeline in the Nutrition Department at 708-383-8060.
Services and Programs Continue; Transportation Options Expanded
Senior Services Transportation Department is now expanding ride options for Oak Park and River Forest older adults as well as adults 18+ with a disability. Please call 708-383-4806 to reserve a ride throughout the two communities; the suggested donation is $1.00 per passenger per ride. We are limiting capacity to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and require all passengers to wear a facemask.
Village of Oak Park COVID-19 Encourages Vaccinations for all residents ages 12 and over
General COVID-19 Vaccine Locator Information
Residents are encouraged to get a vaccine wherever is most convenient to them. Here are links:
- CDC Vaccine Finder
- Walgreens pharmacies
- CVS pharmacies
- Jewel-Osco pharmacies
- Rush Hospital- or call 888.352.7874
- PCC Wellness- call 773.295.3347
- Cook County Department of Public Health - or call 833.308.1988
- US Department of Veteran Affairs
Taxi Coupons for 2020 are extended for 2021
Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a booklet of coupons to be used with Blue Cab and 303 Taxi companies. Please call the Township office at 708-383-8005 to either pick up a booklet or request that one be mailed. The cost is $6.00 for 10 coupons and proof of residency is required. Residents may use the 2020 coupons throughout 2021 because the expiration deadline has been extended.
Partnerships and Monitoring
We have worked diligently with our partners from the Villages of Oak Park and River Forest, local public health departments, AgeOptions, and the Illinois Department on Aging to ensure continuity of service during this time and offer additional information and supports when necessary. As the state adjusts guidelines, the Township is keeping in mind the needs of the populations we serve and the guidance from the state and federal agencies, local authorities and our funders to ensure the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and clients.
The Illinois Department on Aging has many resources on COVID-19 in 8 different languages, content about phases of the vaccine administration, and vaccination sites by zip code.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.