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Senior News

For the updates on Senior Services download the latest issue of Senior News here.

Township Services Continue

The Township is continuing to provide essential services to the community, including Transportation and Highway Services, Health Services, WIC Program, Behavioral Health, Office on Aging, and Environmental Health Services.

See the Stickney Township Public Health District site for recent updates to medical service guidelines and procedures. Please call ahead with any questions regarding how to utilize these services.

South Clinic 708-424-9200 / North Clinic 708-788-9100

The Stickney Township Public Health District is continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will continue to provide updates on the Public Health District website and social media platforms. Links to these websites and other resources are also available on the Township Emergency Response page and will continue to be updated as needed.


LSV Meal pick-up

Meal distribution at the Louis S. Viverito Senior Center is now in person.


LSV Senior Center

Information on Disabled Parking


Did you know that Temporary Placards can be issued to Stickney Township residents with a temporary disability? More information here.

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2021 Council on Aging Christmas Drive

The Stickney Township Council on Aging is seeking donations for needy homebound seniors within our community for the 2021 Christmas season.

Donations can consist of toiletry items, hats, scarves, gloves, etc. (Please-No used clothing) Gift cards from stores like Target, Kohl's, Jewel, Aldi, etc. are welcome. Non-perishable food snack items like stocking stuffers (hard candy, cough drops, chocolate, snack crackers, etc.) are acceptable but must not be expired.

Donations can be brought to the Township on Aging front office beginning November 1st through December 3rd.

Volunteers will be assembling the packages December 6th through December 10th, with deliveries being made by driver volunteers the following week (December 13th to the 17th).

Any assisstance in these tasks would be greatly appreciated.

The office will be providing (in confidence) the names and addresses of our needy homebound neighbors.

Thank you very much,
From the Volunteers of the Council on Aging

Viverito Recognizes Veterans

Louis S. Viverito speaks to veterans at Prairie Trails Public Library.

Louis S. Viverito, Stickney Township Supervisor, marked Veterans Day by addressing area Veterans at the Prairie Trails Public Library. Viverito thanked veterans at the multi-generational event and recalled his own service during the Korean War.

Louis S. Viverito speaks to veterans at Prairie Trails Public Library.

In addition, Viverito thanked first responders for their service in honor of the recent 20th anniversary of September 11.

Parents, Teachers, and Township Officials Congratulated the 2021 Pre-K Graduates!

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The 2021 graduating classes at North and South enjoyed an unusual outdoor graduation. Parents made the most of a curbside photo opportunity while teachers and Township officials applauded the children. It was a memorable close to a year of challenges.

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Teachers North

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Louis S. Viverito, Township Supervisor is joined by Christoper Grunow, Township Administrator, Louise Zelinski, Trustee, and Hector Cesario,Township Clerk, in applauding our graduates.

COVID-19 Response Restrictions Relaxed

May 16, 2021– Governor JB Pritzker has issued an Executive Order initiating the “Bridge Phase” of the State of Illinois’ response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This follows Cook County Public Health’s May 14th announcement (see below) regarding this next phase of guidance. Both announcements allow for increased capacity in many sectors and for greater public activity in regard to those who are fully vaccinated.

The Illinois Department of Public Health had previously released interim Public Health recommentations for Fully Vaccinated people based on the recent updates in CDC guidelines.

The CDC’s guiding principles for these updates are:
• Indoor and outdoor activities pose minimal risk to fully vaccinated people.
• Fully vaccinated people have a reduced risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to unvaccinated people.
• Fully vaccinated people should still get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
• Fully vaccinated people should not visit private or public settings if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

The following recommendations for fully vaccinated persons are as follows:
• Resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance
• Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel (For now, masking is still required on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation.)
• Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States
• Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings (e.g., employees or residents of homeless shelters and detention facilities)
• Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic.
• Refrain from routine screening testing if feasible.

For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
• Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
• Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations.

EPA RECOGNIZES STICKNEY TOWNSHIP FOR LEADING GREEN POWER USE

Stickney Township was awarded a Certificate of Partnership from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of its efforts to reduce the risk of climate change through the use of green power.

According to the EPA, Stickney Township is using about 1,904,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, providing residents in the aggregation program 100 percent green energy. The EPA requires partners to meet at least 25 percent of the Stickney Township’s electricity use. This green power comes from wind, solar and other renewable sources. By using renewable energy and setting this goal, Stickney Township is helping advance the voluntary market for green power and development of those sources.

“This is a huge honor and we are proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Township Supervisor Louis Viverito. “Using green power helps our community lower its emissions footprint, while also sending a message to others across the country that green power is an affordable, accessible choice.”

By moving the needle in the voluntary green power market, Stickney Township and other Green Power Partners are helping to reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions including those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze. Together, Green Power Partners are collectively using more green power annually than the electricity consumed by Montana and Utah combined.

Under the leadership of Supervisor Viverito, Stickney Township has used its energy consultant, Illinois Energy Aggregation LLC (IEA) to solicit quotes for the township’s residential aggregation program and the electricity supply for the township’s own buildings. IEA Managing Member Robert Streit praised Supervisor Viverito’s vision and the entire board’s commitment to green energy.

“Supervisor Viverito had a vision for 100 percent green energy and the entire board of Trustees was committed to not only using green energy at the township’s facilities but also providing this product to the residents to allow homeowners and small businesses to be part of protecting the environment for future generations,” said Streit.

Streit also thanked Eligo Energy, which is the alternative retail supplier of the green energy for the township’s aggregation program and the building supply. “Eligo has been a great provider for the township,” stated Streit. Officials from both IEA and Eligo presented a Certificate of Partnership to Supervisor Viverito and the Stickney Township Board on Monday, January 27th at a Township Board Meeting.

The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that helps increase green power use among U.S. organizations to advance the American market for green power and development of those sources as a way to reduce air pollution and other environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has almost 1,500 Partners voluntarily using more than 60 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies; small and medium sized businesses; local, state, and federal governments; and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit www.epa.gov/greenpower.

Help Wanted

See the latest employment opportunities at Stickney Township here..

Mealsite Menu

December Menu

Download the December mealsite menu here.

Council On Aging Meeting Schedule

A viewable schedule can be found at this link.
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Senior Blood Pressure checks at LSV are scheduled for the following Thursdays at 10:00 A.M in the Art Studio:
  • August 5
  • September 2
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2
  • Senior Blood Pressure checks at North are scheduled for the following Tuesdays 8:30 A.M.-10:30:

  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 23
  • December 28
  • Arthritis Exercise flyer
    Download a printable version of this flyer HERE.
    COVID Funeral Costs
    Download a flyer with more information on assistance with funeral costs from FEMA HERE.

    Coping With Stress During The Virus Outbreak

    One way or another, many of us are feeling stressed as we try to cope with the changes in our normal routine. As a resource, the Stickney Public Health District Behavioral Health Department webpage has some information here. Additionally, the Department of Health and Human Resources has a pdf on the topic here.
    Seniors:Beware of Covid-19 Fraud

    Seniors can be the targets of scams concerning the Coronavirus. Check out this Tip Sheet created by AgeOptions Senior Medicare Patrol to help identify fraud.Información en español.
    Employee Rights

    Information regarding employee rights during this critical time can be found here.
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    Stickney Township Highway Department provides transportation services for township seniors.

    Kelly LaVigni answers questions from first timers at a Senior Day Open House.

    Behavioral Health services for township residents are also available to seniors through the Stickney Township Public Health Department.

    Cherity Machnick, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, offered information concerning Behavioral Health services available to seniors through the Stickney Township Public Health Department.

    Georgia Triantafyllou with attendees during the Council on Aging meeting

    Georgia Triantafyllou with attendees during a Council on Aging meeting.

    Animal Control

    Animal Control Officer Pam Barnett offered information on a range of animal related issues.

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    Seniors attend the closing luncheon.

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    Burbank Fire Department and Township Seniors Team Up For Kids

    Undergoing medical treatments can be a source of anxiety, especially for children. Burbank Fire Department Chief David E. Gilgenberg II had an idea to recycle uniforms into toy bears to comfort hospitalized children. He reached out to the LSV Senior Center for help and the project was a match! Pictured above are bear makers Valentina Drust, Nina Darji, Susan Sadauski, Darlene Ochodnicky and Marilyn Powers, along with Township Clerk Hector Cesario, Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito, Chief Dave Gilgenberg, and fire fighters Michael Pacella & Ed Hargus.

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    Trustee Receives Lions Club Award


    Trustee Tony Guleiva received the 2018 Melvin Jones Award for his humanitarian efforts in the community from the local Lions Club. He was congratulated by his fellow elected officials and Supervisor Louis S. Viverito at the July Township Board Meeting.

    Pictured are (front, left to right) Township Clerk Hector Cesario, Trustee Guleiva and Supervisor Viverito; (rear, left to right) Township Assesor Jay Grider, Highway Commissioner Dan Paluch, and Trustees Frank Pajak, Donna Galeher and Louise Zelinski