Call (708) 547-5600 for more information.
Memorial Park District
Memorial Park District, which offers services to Bellwood and several surrounding communities, sponsors two Senior Clubs.
Members of Club 1 meet at Eisenhower Center, 700 Speechley Blvd., Hillside, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays.
Members of Club 2 meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sharp Center, 1609 N. 36th Ave., Melrose Park.
For more information, call (708) 547-3900.
Proviso Township Senior Referral Office
This multi-service agency provides information and referral services either by phone or in person. A wide variety of services are available to seniors and individuals with disabilities, including:
• Free rides to medical appointments
• Temporary handicapped placards
• Meals on Wheels
• Free blood pressure testing
• Wheelchairs for loan
• Laminating service for identification cards
• Notary Public
• Help with benefit access and tax freeze applications, pharmaceutical assistance and other forms and documents
• Free Income tax assistance
Aging Care Connections
Aging Care Connections is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life of older adults and their families through a range of programs and services that enhance their well-being and independence. Founded in 1971, Aging Care Connections provides comprehensive services to adults sixty years of age and older in Lyons, Riverside, Proviso, Norwood Park and Leyden Townships. Programs and services include Adult Protective Services, Aging Well Neighborhood, Benefits Assistance, Caregiver Support Program, Comprehensive Care Coordination, Congregate Meals, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Home Delivered Meals, Information & Assistance, In-home Assistance, Support Groups, Transitional Care, and Transportation Assistance. If you have questions about aging resources in our community, contact ACC at (708) 354-1323 or agingcareconnections.org.
Why eat lunch alone when you can dine with friends new and old, and all for just $2.50?
Aging Care Connections’ Congregate Meals program serves older adults (aged 60 and older) with a nutritious lunchtime meal for a suggested donation of $2.50. Meals are served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.at Salerno’s Pizzeria and Sports Bar, 9301 W 63rd St, Hodgkins.
Stay after your meal to enjoy bingo, crafts, reading discussion groups, board games, and educational programs.
Reserve your spot at (708) 354-1323.
Aging Well Neighborhood
Do you want to get involved in creating an age-friendly community? Or learn about the health and wellness events, programs, and activities happening in your area? Or connect with other like-minded adults near you? If so, we would love to hear from you! The Aging Well Neighborhood program brings together older adults, businesses, healthcare services, social services, and health and wellness education to create a “Health Neighborhood.” The goal of this program is to build a community of services that support lifelong wellness and an age-friendly community. Contact the Aging Well Neighborhood team at Aging Care Connections at (708) 603-2259 or AWN@agingcareconnections.org.