Village looking out for seniors

Community center closed but providing some services

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Print

By Maria Maxham

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

Love the Review?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Forest Park Review and ForestParkReview.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

1 Comment - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Karen Doss from O  

Posted: April 1st, 2020 11:03 AM

Thank you Tim to you and your crew.

Facebook Connect

Community Guide 2019 - 2020

To view the full print edition of the Forest Park Review 2019 - 2020 Community Guide, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Forest Park.


            
SubscribeClassified
MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Latest Comments