Despite village hall and the community center being closed to in-person access, Village Administrator Tim Gillian made it clear that the village will continue to offer assistance to seniors in Forest Park.

Gillian said all Forest Park homeowners on the senior citizen property tax exemption list will be receiving a letter from the village of Forest Park with instructions on how they can get help if needed.

Older adults needing assistance can contact the village at 708-366-2323.

The community center, which offers extensive services to seniors when open, is closed but is still available to help with the following services, which are subject to change:

  • Senior bus transportation, by appointment, for dialysis and medical appointments, with verbal health pre-screening
  • Assistance with grocery shopping needs
  • Food delivery if needed
  • Prescription pickup

“We understand that COVID-19 has created extraordinary times, and please know that we are here to support your needs,” reads the letter. “If you do not need to go out, then don’t. Just call us and we will help you!”

All residents can call the following numbers:

  • Village Hall: 708-366-2323 (daytime)
  • Overnight: 708-366-2425 (non-emergency police)
  • Emergency: 9-1-1