LSV Senior Center

LSV Newcomer Tours on Wednesdays

Never been to the Senior Center? Been here, but don’t really know all that it has to offer? Come in any Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. and get a guided tour by a member of the Senior Center Advisory Council.
No appointment needed. Just check in at the front desk by 10 a.m. on any Wednesday morning.
North activities

New Senior Activities Have Arrived for the Senior Center at the North Clinic Building! Download the schedule here.

Township Officials

Photos from PreK graduations can be seen on the registration pages for North/Stickney and LSV/Burbank


Township Officials

Township Officals attending the 2019 Pre-K Graduation include (standing) Township Clerk Hector Cesario, (l to r) Public Health Director Dr. Chris Grunow, Trustee Donna R. Galeher, Trustee Tony Guleiva, and Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito.


butterfly release

Staff and children release butterflies raised by the Pre-K classes at North at the close of graduation festivities.

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.

Township Office on Aging Holds Open House at North

Seniors exercise

Seniors excercise during Senior Day, June 7 at the North facility. The event offered a close up look at the services offered by Stickney Township.

Supervisor Louis S. Viverito addresses the senior meeting.

Stickney Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito welcomed seniors at the Stickney Township Council on Aging meeting which opened the day.

Office On Aging

Representatives from various Township Services were on hand to answer questions.

Blood presure testing

Blood pressure and blood tests were available from the Stickney Township Public Health Department. Township Clerk Hector Cesario is pictured getting his check up.

Seniors excercising

Various age appropriate exercise demonstrations were held during the day. Supervisor Viverito and trustees Donna Galaher and Louise Zelinski joined seniors in getting a work out. The demonstration was led by Rosemarie Guleiva.

Meditation

Meditation and yoga demonstrations addressed both mind and body health.

Supervisor Louis S. Viverito addresses the lunch crowd.

Supervisor Viverito thanks the attendees during the closing luncheon.

Age Options Looking for Area Input

AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging for suburban Cook County, is seeking input from stakeholders (partners, grantees, older adults, family caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren, Advisory Council/Board members, elected officials, faith based organizations, and other constituents) to help us assess the availability of services in your community and to address unmet needs.

Complete the needs assessment survey HERE.

National Health and Nutrition Survey Eyes South Cook with a Focus on Seniors and Minorities

The National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is conducting a major study of the health of persons living in the United States. South Cook County, Illinois has been randomly selected as one of the survey locations during the current National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

The Stickney Township Public Health District has been notified that NCHS personnel will be conducting the survey in Southern Cook County starting April 28, 2019 through July 4, 2019. A sample of about 627 people from the area will be asked to participate. Data is collected through household interviews and standardized medical examinations in a survey mobile examination center.

The sample for the survey is selected to represent the U.S. population of all ages. To produce reliable statistics, NHANES oversamples people 60 and over, African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics.

Since the United States has experienced dramatic growth in the number of older people during this century, the aging population has major implications for health care needs, public policy, and research priorities. NCHS is working with public health agencies to increase the knowledge of the health status of older Americans. NHANES has a primary role in this endeavor.

All participants visit the physician. Dietary interviews and body measurements are included for everyone. All but the very young have a blood sample taken and will see the dentist. Depending upon the age of the participant, the rest of the examination includes tests and procedures to assess the various aspects of health listed above. In general, the older the individual, the more extensive the examination.

NHANES is designed to facilitate and encourage participation. Transportation is provided to and from the mobile centers if necessary. Participants each receive compensation and a report of their medical findings. All information collected in the survey is kept confidential. Privacy is protected by public laws. More information can be found on the cdc website here.

Monthly Luncheon for Caregivers

The Stickney Township Office on Aging is offering The Caring Crew Luncheon once a month for any caregiver or caregivers caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Enjoy fellowship, participate in educational programs and gain knowledge on topics that assist family caregivers. Lunch is provided and your care receiver is welcome to join as well.

Dates: Tuesdays
April 16
May 21
June 18
Noon to 1:30pm

Stickney Township
Office on Aging
Caring Crew Luncheon

Louis S. Viverito
Senior Center
7745 S. Leamington Ave.
Burbank, IL 60459

Please register the Friday before the luncheon by calling (708) 636-8850 or email to sbernhardtwasag@townshipofstickney.org

Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon Honored Service Men and Women

Each year, on December 7, the Township recognizes area veterans with luncheons and entertainment at the North Clinic Building and the LSV Senior Center. The 2018 event featured musical entertainment as well as participation from children in the Pre-School programs.

Community Fair Featured Services for Seniors

The Stickney Township Community Fair is hosted yearly in the fall as a way for local businesses to share their valuable information to older adult members of our community. Health screenings, vendors and a speaker were provided on "Aging is about the Journey." Township Clerk Hector Cesario and Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito (above) joined Senior Center staff in welcoming the businesses and seniors.

More than thirty area services and businesses were represented.

Township Day 2018 - Frozen Custard, Trucks and Teddy Bears, Oh MY!

Township Day took place at the Central Stickney Community Center on September 12 and, as promised, gave Kids a close up look at vehicles from the Highway Department, Animal Control and mosquito abatement. In addition, staff from various Health District and Township departments were on hand to provide information in the community room.

More photos to come, so watch this space!

Snakes!(and frogs and turtles, too.)

Deb Krohn, aka The Frog Lady, is more than a Frog Lady. She's a snake lady, a turtle lady and a reptiles-in-general lady! She travels around the area doing educational presentations about reptiles and stopped by the Louis S. Viverito Senior Center for last year's Grandparents Day. She showed off her lizards and snakes to the kids and seniors. Judging by the lines to get up close both Deb and her friends were a hit!

MWRD Reservoir Expansion to Alleviate Area Flooding

Shovels hit the ground in Burbank on April 2, 2018 for the official groundbreaking of the Melvina Ditch Reservoir expansion project. The expansion is designed to provide much needed flood relief to both Burbank and Oak Lawn. “Today’s groundbreaking represents the culmination of an engaging public process that relied on the input of Burbank and Oak Lawn residents to work toward a solution to severe flooding in their communities,” said MWRD President Mariyana Spyropoulos.

Construction is now officially underway on the reservoir, 6500 W. 87th St., Burbank, and is anticipated to be complete by 2020. The MWRD will remove more than 80,000 tons of dirt to increase its holding capacity by nearly 64 million gallons. The $20-million project, funded primarily by the MWRD, also recieved a grant from the State of Illinois through it's Build Illinois Bond Fund.

Area officials, including Stickney Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito, were on hand and applauded the project. "I'm extremely excited and proud to think the MWRD is going to help Stickney Township, the City of Burbank and the Village of Oak Lawn solve their flooding problems," said Viverito. "You can't believe the people who would come to me crying and upset that they were flooded. This is going to be great for the residents and businesses of Burbank and for Oak Lawn."

“The village of Burbank couldn’t be more pleased that we are progressing on this project,” said Burbank Mayor Dan Foy. “There are 430 residential properties that will have a reduced risk of flooding during storms. This is a great day.”

Additional work on the reservoir will include the installation of a stormwater chamber and culverts at the outlet of the pumping station. Contruction will extend to 87th Street to install the culverts and replace any disturbed utilities. Storm pumps will also be removed and serviced and impellers will be lengthened. Downstream communities, such as Bridgview, Chicago Ridge and Worth will also benefit indirectly from the reservior.

Stroke and Heart Attack Screenings Offered

The Little Company of Mary Health Education Center offers Wake Up Call Screenings one Saturday each month from 7:30 am-noon. This one hour comprehensive screening for stroke and heart attack could save your life! Includes CBC, chemistry panel, cholesterol panel, thyroid level, liver enzymes and more. Ultrasound of the abdominal aorta and carotid arteries, peripheral vascular screening, heart rhythm screening for atrial fibrillation. NEW this year!!! Screening for metabolic syndrome. Includes personalized visit with the wellness nurse educator. Fee $155 (value $4,000). By appointment only. Payment required at time of registration. First appointment at 7:30 am. To register and for more information call 708 423-5774.

News & Views newsletter

View the latest issue of Stickney Township News & Views here.

Highway Department drivers hold Caring For You sign

Stickney Township Highway Department provides transportation services for township seniors.

Kelly LaVigni answers questions from first timers at the 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 the Council on Aging meeting.

Animal Control

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

Trustees observe excercise group

Trustees Frank Pajak and Tony Guleiva were on hand to support township seniors.

Lunch crowd
Seniors attend the closing luncheon.

toy bear making

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.

Trustee award

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