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News and Views

For the updates on Township Services download the latest issue of News and Views here.

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 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.


Age Options Needs Assessment Survey

AgeOptions needs your help to plan for the current and future needs of those of us 60+ years of age and those that will age into older adulthood in the future

AgeOptions has contracted with the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), Department of Disability and Human Development to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment for adults 50 years and older and family caregivers.

Please complete a survey and pass along this information to your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Persons must be residents of suburban Cook County, IL.

The purpose of the needs assessment is to look at ways to expand existing services for older adults and caregivers and reach underserved groups. The research project consists of the following:

· A survey for adults who are 50 years of age or older
· A survey for family caregivers

Take The Survey Here!

· UIC is also looking to hold focus groups for adults who are 50 years of age or older. If you are interested please call 312-355-5905.

· A survey for service providers (community organizations, libraries, faith-based organizations, park districts, etc.).

· The anonymous survey asks about the type of services available for older adults and caregivers or is needed and ways for organizations to expand services in their service area. Access the link to complete the survey online (the estimated time to complete the survey is 5-10 minutes)

Take The Survey Here!

 

If you have any questions, please contact Randa Abdelrahim aoana@uic.edu or call 312-355-5905.

Stickney Township Recognizes Our Veterans

Each Memorial Day we recognize the service of our veterans and remember those who have given their lives in service to our country.

Senior trip to Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, IL.

This year a number of our Stickney seniors visited the Illinois Veterans Home in Mateno, Illinois to deliver care packages for residents. Louis S. Viverito, Township Supervisor and a veteran himself, arranged for transportation and was on hand to see the seniors off.

Central Renovation

Planned Improvements Include:

  • Shared library facility with storytime room for children and adult classroms for computer training, cooking, and art classes.
  • Multi-purpose space for all ages.
  • Remodeled bathrooms and kitchen.
  • New AV equipment and smart lockers
  • New windows and flooring throughout the building.
  • Look forward to updates on our website and in upcoming newsletters!

    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.

    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.

    Mealsite Menu

    Open or download the September mealsite menu here.

    September Menu

    Open or download the October mealsite menu here.

    October Menu

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    The last Senior Blood Pressure check of the year is scheduled at the North Clinic on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

    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.
    Highway Department drivers hold Caring For You sign

    Stickney Township Highway Department provides transportation services for township seniors.

    Here's a Pre-Pandemic Flashback:

    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.

    Lunch crowd
    Seniors attend the closing luncheon.