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.

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.


Vendors Sought for 2017 Farmers' Market

Interested in selling foods, produce or crafts at this year's farmers' market?

See our Farmers' Market page for more info.

Walk To School Event Encourages Healthy Habit

Stickney Township Public Health District, in association with Central School District 110, sponsored the first annual Walk To School Day, held Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Charles J. Sahs School in Central Stickney. The event encouraged children and their families to walk to school as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Featured activities included a tee-shirt give away, blood pressure screenings for adults, an appearance by the Central Stickney Fire Protection District and the Sahs School mascot, Eddie The Eagle. Township officials and staff, including President Louis S. Viverito, were joined by Sahs Principal Jennifer Toschi, teachers and school staff in greeting students and their families.

Stickney Public Health Department Reports Increase in Chlamydia Cases

Stickney Public Health Department reported an increase in Chlamydia cases for 2016, as compared to the same time period the previous year. According to Susan Shinkus, STD Communicable Disease Nurse: “The number of Chlamydia cases reported to the health department has more than doubled. 58% of cases are in 13 – 22 year olds, 26% in 23 – 30 year olds, 14% in 31 – 40 year olds, and 2% in those 41 years of age or older. 67% of these reported cases have been in females and 33% of the cases in males. This increase is concerning and the provider community has been alerted to increase testing to promptly identify and treat the infection.”

Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI). 50% of men and 80% of women infected with Chlamydia may have no symptoms. Even when Chlamydia causes no symptoms, it can damage your reproductive system. If you do have symptoms, they may not appear until several weeks after you have sex with an infected partner. The only way to know for sure if you have an STI is to get yourself tested. A simple urine test is an accurate way to determine if an STI is present.

Chlamydia can be cured with the right treatment. It is important that you take all of the medication your doctor prescribes to cure your infection. When taken properly it will stop the infection and could decrease your chances of having complications later on. Medication for Chlamydia should not be shared with anyone. You should not have sex again until you and your sex partner(s) have completed treatment. If your doctor prescribes a single dose of medication, you should wait seven days after taking the medicine before having sex. If your doctor prescribes a medicine for you to take for seven days, you should wait until you have taken all of the doses before having sex.

It is very important for individuals diagnosed with Chlamydia or any STI to inform their sex partners of their potential exposure. Re-infection will reoccur if sex partners are not treated for the infection. Since informing partners can be difficult, the Health Department has specially trained staff members who can help notify partners anonymously. Repeat infection with Chlamydia is common. You should be tested again about three months after you are treated, even if your sex partner(s) was treated.

To decrease the risk of Chlamydia or other sexually transmitted infections:

  • Practice abstinence
  • Use condoms correctly and with every sexual partner
  • Practice Mutual Monogamy
  • Reduce the number of sex partners
  • Arm yourself with basic information concerning sexually transmitted infections

    Individuals wanting Chlamydia or other sexually transmitted infection information or screening, may contact their primary care provider. The Stickney Public Health Department also offers information on testing sites. If you need further information, please contact Stickney Public Health District at 708-424-9200 and ask to speak with the Public Health Nursing Department.

    To learn more about Chlamydia and the risk behaviors for the infection, visit CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/std

      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.

    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.

    Stickney Public Health District is a Healthy Hotspot!

    Healthy HotSpot partners are working together to support or advance policy, systems and environmental improvements to make healthy living easier in places where people live, work, learn, worship, play or receive health care in suburban Cook County.

    Since 1946, the Stickney Public Health District has provided community-based public health services to the residents of Stickney Township. Our service area includes the City of Burbank, the Villages of Stickney and Forest View, unincorporated areas of Central Stickney and Nottingham Park, and parts of the Village of Bridgeview (east of Harlem Avenue). We are focused on making Stickney Township a healthy place to live and work.

    Aligned with our mission, the Stickney Public Health District has goals to promote physical activity and healthy eating; reduce obesity; and decrease the level of untreated high blood pressure in our community. We work together with many partners --- community-based organizations, schools, senior homes to name a few – to develop and implement programs and initiatives that make healthy living easier for our residents.Visit the Cook County Public Health website for more information concerning the Healthy Hotspot program.

    Language Volunteer Program

    Are you bi-lingual? Interested in helping others? Find out how you can volunteer to bridge the language barrier for those seeking public services. More on the Language Volunteer Program...

    2016 Salute to Veterans Thanks Area Service Men and Women

    The second annual Stickney Salute to Veterans, an event that honors area residents who have served our country in the military, was held this past December 7th, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Events were held at both the North Building and the LSV Senior Center.

    Township President Louis S. Viverito remarked that "Stickney Township was incorporated 5 years after the attack on our country. It was the beginning of a 70 year tradition of service to the community. When we held the first Salute to Veterans event in 2015 it was my hope that it would be the start of a new tradition in the township. I was honored to address all of those who attended both as the Township President and as a Korean War Veteran."

    "Things have changed greatly in the past 70 years, but township government remains a constant — continuing to provide services specific to residents both younger and older. Unfortunately, there is a growing debate in our government regarding what value, if any, we offer the community. Some say township government is unnecessary and would rather Cook County or Springfield step in to replace it. I hope that you disagree and will help to defend Stickney Township and all the services that we provide to the community."

    Hundreds of veterans and their families attended events at the two seperate locations which included presentations by children attending the Stickney Township Pre-school programs and a luncheon. Musical entertainment at the North Building was provided by Maureen Christine while attendees at LSV were entertained by the musical group "Sweet Reminders."

    Not Too Big, Not Too Small – Stickney Township is Just Right

    The first annual Illinois Township Government Day was held on Wednesday, September 21. The event was a coordinated effort by Stickney Township and the Illinois Township Association of Senior Cintizen Services Committies intended to highlight the value of the services provided by township government.

    Open Houses featured activities at all building locations including the South Clinic, North Building, Central Building and the LSV Senior Center.

    Elected township officials and staff were on hand to answer questions, tour the facilities and provide important information about our programs, services and resources.

    According to Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito township government is under state scrutiny.

    "Our assets are completely paid for and we run in the black, something that is rare for a unit of government. Yet, there is talk of abolishing townships or rolling the assets into other units of government. Honestly, do you think the State or County could do a better job of providing the services that we offer as affordably as we do?" questions Supervisor Viverito.

    "Our goal is to increase public awareness of the valuable services Stickney Township provides, services that will likely cost taxpayers a great deal more if they were left in the hands of a larger unit of government."

    Township Day at Stickney Township featured an intergeneraltional event at the North Building with brought together seniors with children enrolled in the township pre-school program and their families; a $2 lunch featuring prime rib at the S LSV Senior Center; a truck rodeo at the Central Building; the weekly Farmers Market at Central and free ice cream courtesy of Andy's at all locations.

    Community Health Improvement: Your Voice Counts and Your Opinion Matters

    The Cook County Department of Public Health is asking suburban Cook County adults, ages 18 years and older, for information about conditions in our communities that support health. Conditions that support health include: affordable housing, health services, job opportunities, good schools, public transportation, recreation, community safety, and more.

    Answering a few questions can help the health department and our partners improve your community's health. The survey takes about 15 minutes and is available in English and Spanish.

    http://tinyurl.com/cchsurvey15

    A Polish version can be found here.

    Language Volunteer Program

    Are you bi-lingual? Interested in helping others? Find out how you can volunteer to bridge the language barrier for those seeking public services. More on the Language Volunteer Program...

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    Preschoolers serenading vets at LSV Senior Center 2016 Veterans Event.
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    Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito, a Korean War Veteran, spoke at both Stickney Township Veterans Events.
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    A little rain didn't dampen spirits at the Central Building where Supervisor Louis S. Viverito helped hand out the ice cream to the after school crowd of parents and children!