Oak Park Township Updates - Effective May 2, 2022
As local COVID-19 restrictions are being adjusted, please be aware that we will continue to require face coverings for in-person appointments in Township buildings to protect the health and safety of the vulnerable populations we serve as well as staff.
Residents are welcome to schedule an appointment by calling 708-383-8005 or our Senior Services Center at 708-383-8060. We are continuing to assess the impact of the lifting of the vaccine and mask requirements in Oak Park as well as the guidance from the CDC, IDPH and the Village of Oak Park, Illinois Public Health Department. Please follow our website and social media for updates and thank you for your support and patience.
In-Person Services Available at 105 Township Building; Facemasks Required
Services including notarizing documents, RTA applications, medical equipment lending, taxi coupon distribution, and Assessor Services are available at our 105 S. Oak Park Avenue Township location. We require facemasks for visitors and staff in our buildings. If you are sick, please stay home and call us at 708-383-8005; we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
Senior Services Home Delivered Meals and “Take Out” Meal Distribution Fridays in May; Volunteers Needed for In-Person Dining and Home Delivered Meals
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 Friday, May 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th 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.
Can you help us with the reopening plans for our Senior Services in-person dining? We need volunteers to help with serving older adults in our dining room as well as delivering meals to homebound individuals throughout Oak Park and River Forest. Please contact Laura Valcour, Nutrition Program Manager, at 708-383-8060 ext. 134 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Appointments Available for Youth Services, Senior Services, and Administrative Services
Youth Services staff appointments are available by calling 708-445-2727.
For further assistance with general Township or Assessor services, please call 708-383-8005, the Senior Services Center at 708-383-8060, Senior Services Transportation at 708-383-4806, or the Community Mental Health Board at 708-358-8855.
Senior Services Transportation Options
Senior Services Transportation Department has expanded ride routes 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.
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 Senior Services webpage. 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.
For Dine Out Coupons, please call 708-383-8060 for an appointment. Coupons are available for a suggested donation of $4.00 each and recipients can get an entrée from a selected menu at two local restaurants.
Village of Oak Park Hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics
The Village’s Public Health Department is encouraging residents to get a vaccine wherever is most convenient to them. Updates, including local vaccination clinics, may be found at this link.
Free COVID-19 test kits
Every U.S. household can order 4 free COVID-19 test kits that will ship in 7-12 days. Here is the link to order the tests through the U.S. Postal Services.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.