Senior Living in Franklin Park, Illinois
Activities and Services for Seniors in Franklin Park
Village of Franklin Park
The Village of Franklin Park offers the following services to senior residents:
Cellphones for Seniors
This program provides used cell phones to senior citizens who meet the current eligibility requirements. The phones are only able to dial 911, and are to be used only in an emergency.
If you have any questions about the program, or have an old cell phone to donate please contact the Health Department at (847) 671-8240 or in person at 9500 Belmont.
Meals on Wheels
Senior citizens 60 and older, who are unable to get out to shop for themselves due to physical limitations or who are simply unable to drive, can receive a hot lunch delivered to their home. The provides a hot meal and a well-being check of the senior every weekday.
Meals are delivered between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. A spouse or caretaker living in the household can also qualify even if they are not 60. In addition, frozen meals that can be easily prepared on the weekend, are available.
The cost of a daily meal is a suggested donation of $3.25-$3.50, but anyone in need of the program should apply.
North Park Café Daily Lunch for Seniors
The Franklin Park Community Café, open to all seniors age 60 and over, serves a hot meal at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
The Cafe is located at the Centre at North Park, located in the Park District facility at 10040 West Addison, and most days it also includes an optional soup/sandwich/salad bar. Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., lunch often includes a social event such as a movie or bingo. Come early to join friends or meet new ones.
For more information, call (847) 678-8777, or stop by to pick up a menu for the month. The suggested donation is $2.75 – $3.00. Your first lunch is always free! This program is part of Cook County’s Community Nutrition Network.
Tax Assistance For Seniors
New forms for the current tax year are available for the Senior Freeze Exemption and the Senior Homeowner Exemption from the Cook County Assessor’s Office.
Leyden Township Senior Services
Leyden Township offers a variety of valuable services to its senior residents, including a subsidized taxi program, handyman services, free cell phones, free tax filing and more.
Call (847) 455-8616 x 5140 for details.
Free Prescription Drug Card
Leyden Township offers a free prescription drug card to ALL Township residents. Save up to 75% on prescription drugs with no paperwork to complete, no expiration date, no health restrictions. Ready to use with no limits on usage and it covers many pet medications.
Call the Town Hall at (847) 455-8616 to get your free card.
Lifelong Learning Center Oak Park
Located at 414 S. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park, the Lifelong Learning Center provides cultural art programming and social activities for all adults 50 and older.
Annual membership is $50.
The Oak Park-River Forest Encore Chorale is a no-audition ensemble for singers age 55 and older.
Rehearsals are held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Trinity High School.
Contact Linda Crabtree Powell at email@example.com for more information.
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 supports 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.
West Suburban Senior Services
West Suburban Senior Services, which runs senior centers in Bellwood, La Grange and Forest Park, has been assisting senior citizens in the near West Cook County suburbs township for more than 30 years. As a charitable, non-profit organization, the agency provides a variety of services, programs and assistance exclusively to address the needs of senior citizen residents.
Call (708) 547-5600 for more information.