Senior Services & Activities

Senior Services & Activities

If you are age 55 years or older or disabled, live in Rich Township, and have an established need for services, we are here to serve you. There are no requirements to participate in our social activities-all are welcome!

Please see our senior calendar  and find out what exciting and informative events are going on this month!

***PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NO LONGER BE MAILING OUT A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, BUT COPIES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PICK UP FROM THE SENIOR CENTER, SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE***

 COME, HAVE LUNCH WITH US IN OUR SENIOR CENTER!!!

We will be serving lunch at 12 Noon, on Mondays , Wednesdays and Fridays!! Rich Township School District 227 is preparing delicious meals for a cost of $3.00. You MUST make your reservation by stopping in, or calling 708-748-5454. Please look at our calendar on the reverse side, to see when we’re serving!! Monthly Lunch Calendar

 

WE NEED YOU!!!

****We are currently in need of volunteer nurses to take blood pressure on Thursday mornings, if you think you can help out please call the senior center at 708-748-5454, thanks!

The Rich Township Senior Center is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound. If you would like to devote about 1 hour, once a week, to assist with this very worthwhile program, please call JoJo Martin 708-748-5454. A back-ground check is required for all volunteers.

                                                                                                                                              Services and Social Activities

Monthly Lunch Calendar In-Home Services
 
Informal Counseling
Income Tax Assistance
Sharing and Caring
Enrichment Programs
Information and Referral
Telephone Reassurance Calls
Extend-A-Meal
Monthly Trips
Transportation
Health Services
Newsletter Health Stop
AARP Safety Driving Program
Podiatry Clinics
Computer Classes

 

Information and Referral:We offer assistance and information about available township programs as well as referrals to other agencies as needed. (Back to top)

Transportation: Door-to-door service to seniors as well as younger handicapped adults. Reserve your ride two days in advance, or one hour ahead for shopping. (Back to top)

Sharing and Caring: Senior volunteers periodically contact Township residents to offer information, assistance and companionship. Volunteer today! (Back to top)

Informal Counseling: Personal or Family Problems? Our Senior Case Manager is available to counsel you in our Senior Center or in your home. (Back to top)

Income Tax Assistance: This is a free service by trained AARP volunteers. They will prepare income tax returns, for seniors age 60 and up, from February 1st through April 15th, Monday through Friday. For more information on how to sign up, please click here. (Back to top)

Telephone Reassurance Calls: Our staff will check daily on the well-being of seniors with particular health problems and needs. If you know someone who would benefit from a daily check-in, contact us. (Back to top)

In-Home Services: Light housekeeping, shopping and laundry for seniors needing such assistance. Screened In-Home Workers are available after an in-home evaluation establishes a need. (Back to top)

Extend-A-Meal: Home delivered meals to those who are unable to prepare their own. Based on an in-home assessment, one may be eligible for one hot noon meal delivered five days a week. (Back to top)

Health Services: Health care assistance in affiliation with the Park Forest Health Department. For more information, contact us or call the Park Forest Health Department at 708.748.1118. (Back to top)

Health Stop: A variety of health screenings such as cholesterol, urinalysis, diabetes, anemia, hearing, and height and weight check are available on the fourth Thursday of each month from 10 .a.m to noon are provided by the Park Forest Health Department. (Back to top)

Monthly Trips: Enjoy an outing to area attractions each month. Make sure to call early to secure your spot! Check our Activities Calenlinedancing2012dar for upcoming trips. (Back to top)

Enrichment Programs: Expand your horizons with scheduled programs in our Senior Center at 297 Liberty Drive in Park Forest. See our Activities Calendar for details. (Back to top)

In the picture to the right you see one of our many enrichment programs- Line Dancing! Come and visit us to see what program is right for you!

AARP Safety Driving Program: The AARP Safe Driving Class will be held at our Senior Center , The classes will be from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. You must attend both sessions in order to become certified. The class will help update you on driving rules, and can qualify seniors for a discount on their car insurance. Call for the next session. (Back to top)

Computer Classes: Held at the Leonard Robinson Family Service Center, these are free classes for adults and seniors who want to learn computer basics or brush up on their skills. For more information on the classes, please stop in on Mondays or Tuesdays to signup. (Back to top)

Podiatry Clinics: On the first, second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month, Dr. Haythem Mansour is at our center to treat routine medical problems of the foot. Please call us at (708)748-5454 to make your appointment. (Back to top)

Newsletter: "The Rich Years," our free monthly newsletter, will keep you current on upcoming events, activities and information of special interest.  Click here to view the current newsletter (Back to top)

Meet the Staff

JoJo Martin, Senior Services Director

Phone: (708)748-5454

Fax: (708)748-5264