The Louis S. Viverito Senior Center is happy to welcome back seniors for classes, meals and social activities. See the latest issue of Senior News for more information.
This Spring's 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.
Louis S. Viverito, Township Supervisor is joined by Christoper Grunow, Township Administrator, Louise Zelinski, Trustee, and Hector Cesario,Township Clerk, in applauding our graduates.
The decorated teapots were handed out to all homebound seniors and with Friday's curbside meal pickups. Any Senior who ever had a mother was eligible – which was everyone! In addition to the paper tea pot, a tea bag was included for brewing at home in a real teapot.
The latest gift making project comes on the heels of creating Easter Egg themed magnets for Seniors. Projects are overseen by Yanez and Program Manager Lizeth Rangel and are produced with the help of the Pre-K teaching staff.
The Stickney Township Pre-K program promotes kindergarten readiness and is designed to help children learn through play. Play helps children develop communication, social, physical, problem-solving and creative skills. Themes are centered around letters, numbers, shapes and colors. Games, puzzles, and many other creative toys and art materials are used to explore different ways for children to play and learn.
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.
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.
Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito recognized Veterans of our Armed Services during the 2019 Stickney Township Salute to Veterans Event held last December at the LSV Senior Center and at the Township's North Clinic building.
Veterans were encouraged to bring photos and memorabilia from their time in the service.
Children from the Township Pre-K program distributed thank you cards they made for the Veterans.
Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito looks on as children from the Pre-K program at North perform patriotic songs for the Veterans.
Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito was joined by Township Trustee Louise Zelinski and Township Trustee Frank Pajak for the Stickney Salute to Veterans Event at the North Clinic Building.
Stickney Township elected officials joined staff in distributing informational material, along with tee shirts and ice cream, to promote township services during the 2019 Township Day.
Stickney Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito greeted area families at the annual event.
A Truck Rodeo featured Township service vehicles and an opportunity for kids to see them from a different point of view.
Blood pressure and blood tests were available from the Stickney Township Public Health Department. Township Clerk Hector Cesario is pictured getting his check up.