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• Oak Park
• River Forest
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2011
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the highest level of academic medical care to the people of our
community. In addition to advanced technology and the latest treatment
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Rush Oak Park Medical Offce Building
610 S. Maple Ave, Suite 5300 • Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 660-2350
www.soundcarehearing.com
Sound Care
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DOCTORS OF AUDIOLOGY
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Rebecca L. Anderson
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any set of hearing instruments
Includes:
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Dear [First Name] [Last Name]:
The month of May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. In addition, the Villages of Oak Park, River Forest and Forest
Park have proclaimed the week of May 6 -13, 2011 as Celebrating Seniors Week. Sound Care Hearing Group will
host many activities during this time for the senior community including:
Saturday, May 7th Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Support Group in Conference Room A at Rush Oak Park
Hospital from 1:00-2:00 PM
Tuesday, May 10th Age-Wise lecture for Better Hearing Month in Suite 2000 of the Rush Oak Park
Medical Offce Building from 10:00-11:00 AM
Wednesday, May 11th Open House at Sound Care Hearing Group in Suite 5300 of the Rush Oak Park
Medical Offce Building from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 12th Open House at Sound Care Hearing Group in Suite 5300 of the Rush Oak Park
Medical Offce Building from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday, May 13th Free Hearing Screenings at the Senior Resource Fair held at the River Forest
Community Center from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Please join us at each of these activities. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. During each Open House, we
also will offer FREE hearing screenings, FREE otoscopic examinations with our Otocam, FREE hearing aid checks,
FREE hearing aid counseling and demonstrations of new technology to help our friends and neighbors communicate
more effectively.
This year, we will demonstrate the ReSound Alera™, the world’s frst truly wireless hearing device that connects
you directly to your TV, mobile phone and other audio devices without wearing anything extra around your neck.
Simply call us at (708) 660-2350 to make an appointment anytime from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on May 11th and
May 12th for our Open House. Appointments are available on a frst-come, frst-served basis and there is no cost
for these services, so call today!
Yours in better hearing,
Dr. Rebecca L. Anderson, Doctor of Audiology
Founder of Sound Care Hearing Group
The world’s frst 2.4GHz
wireless hearing device
that connects you directly
to your TV & phone!
May is Better Hearing Month!
In addition, the Villages of Oak Park,
River Forest and Forest Park have proclaimed
the week of May 6-13, 2011
as Celebrating Seniors Week!
Sound Care Hearing Group will host many activities:
Saturday, May 7th Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Support Group
Conference Room A at Rush Oak Park Hospital from 1:00-2:00 PM
Tuesday, May 10th Age-Wise lecture for Better Hearing Month
Suite 2000 of the Rush Oak Park Medical Offce Building from 10:00-11:00 AM
Wednesday, May 11th Open House at Sound Care Hearing Group
Suite 5300 of the Rush Oak Park Medical Offce Building from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 12th Open House at Sound Care Hearing Group
Suite 5300 of the Rush Oak Park Medical Offce Building from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday, May 13th Free Hearing Screenings at the Senior Resource Fair
River Forest Community Center from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Have questions? Simply call us at (708) 660-2350 to make an appointment anytime from 9am to 5pm
on May 11th and May 12th for our Open House. Appointments are available on a frst-come, frst-served
basis and there is no cost for these services, so call today!
Rush Oak Park Medical Offce Building
610 S. Maple Ave., Suite 5300 • Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 660-2350 • www.soundcarehearing.com
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W
hatis
Celebrating
Seniors?
EachyeartheU.S.
DepartmentonAging
proclaimsMayas
OlderAmericans
Month.Unfortunately,
Maywillcomeandgo
withoutmuchfanfareor
recognitionfortheolder
adultswhohavemade
ourcommunitiesgreat
placestolive.Extolling
thevirtuesof“seniors”
whohavemadesignifcant
contributionstoourquality
oflifecansometimesseem
patronizing.However,as
thepopulationagesandour
societybecomes“grayer”it
isclearthatweneedtofnd
waystocelebrateourolder
citizensandhighlightthe
signifcantcontributions
thattheymakeinour
communities.

Vibrantcommunities
areinneedofbothold
andyoung.Wecannotand
shouldnotexpectthataswe
agewewillmovefromour
homesto“SeniorLiving
Communities”.Weshould
expectthatasweage,we
canageinplace.Wecan
stayinourownhomes,live
independentlyandcontinue
tocontributeinwaysthat
addtotherichnessoflifefor
everyone.Wecancontinue
toshop,dine,entertain,
exerciseandworshipin
waysthatkeepusconnected
toandinvolvedwithour
communities.
Howdidthisallget
started?
Withthesethoughtsin
mind,asmall,committed
groupofvolunteersand
communityrepresentatives
fromOakPark,RiverForest
andForestParkorganized
theCelebratingSeniors
Coalition.TheCoalition
beganbycontactingthe
VillageandTownship
governmentsinthethree
communitiestoproclaim
Mayas“OlderAmericans
Month”anddesignatethe
weekofMay6
th
-13
th
of2011
as“CelebratingSeniors
Week.”
Withthesupportof
localgovernment,the
groupbegancontacting
“communitywide
stakeholders”toinvite
themtoparticipate
inaweekofactivities
forthepublicthatare
designedtogetpeopleout,
involvedandcelebrating
theoldermembersof
thecommunity.These
stakeholdersincluded
libraries,parkdistricts,
seniororganizations,
seniorserviceagencies,
hospitalsandseniorliving
communities.Allwere
invitedtothinkcreatively
abouthowtheycould
participateinCelebrating
SeniorsWeekbyhosting
aneventforthepublic
thatwouldshowcase
theirofferingsorprovide
aspecifcservice.For
examplealibrarymight
haveanauthorspeakon
anappropriatetopic,a
seniorcommunitycould
hostanIceCreamSocial,
orthelocalparkdistrict
mightinviteaswingband
tocomeandperform.The
goaloftheseeventsis
merelytogetpeopleoutand
involved;theyarelimited
onlybythecreativityof
thehosts.Theresponse
fromthecommunitywide
stakeholders,todate,has
beenverypositive,with
manyaskingforpermission
to“runwiththeidea”.
Withaproclamationin
handandeventsbeing
planned,itwastimetoget
localbusinessesinvolved.
LocalBusiness
Onboard
TheCoalitionmetwith
localbusinessowners
toexplaintheconcept
ofCelebratingSeniors
Weekandtoinvitethem
toparticipate.Business
ownerswereencouraged
tothinkabouttheways
thattheycurrentlyserve
seniorsand,perhapsmore
importantly,tothink
aboutwhattheycoulddo
differentlytoattractmore
ofthisvaluablebusiness.
Theresponsethusfarhas
beenpositive.Manyare
planningdiningdeals,
discountsandspecialoffers
forseniors.Severalare
hostingeventsoroffering
specialpromotionsduring
theweek.
TheCoalitionapproached
WednesdayJournaland
thankfullygarneredtheir
supportasamediapartner.
Thepaperalsoagreed
toassisttheCoalition
inthedevelopmentof
aCelebratingSeniors
ResourceGuide.ThisGuide
isthelinchpinthatexplains
theconceptandfeaturesall
oftheevents,organizations
andbusinessesthatwill
maketheweekofMay6
th

amemorableoneforthe
community.
ThisGuideisspecifcally
designedtorefectthe
wantsandneedsof
theseniorpopulation.
Sectionsareorganized
toeducatethepublic
aboutthecommunity’s
resourcesintheseareas.
Eachsectioncontains
importantinformation
forseniors,including
specialpricingandother
pertinentinformation.
TheCelebratingSeniors
ResourceGuidealso
containsbasicservice
information,stories
aboutourmostvaluable
citizens,anecdotesand
helpfullistsofthings
todo.Sponsorshipand
advertisingopportunities
arebeingmadeavailable
tobusinessesthatare
interested.Anyfunds
raisedfromthisendeavor
willbesetasidetohelp
seniorsincrisiswithinthe
threecommunities.
Attherequestofthe
CelebratingSeniors
CoalitionTheCommunity
ofCongregationsoffered
toserveastheCoalition’s
fscalagentandtoprovide
bookkeepingservices,tax
statusandguidance,thus
makingallcontributions
taxdeductible.
ComeJointheFun
Thedevelopmentof
CelebratingSeniorsWeek
hasbroughtthebusinesses,
serviceorganizations
andcitizensofOakPark,
RiverForestandForest
Parktogetheronbehalfof
aseniorpopulationthat
deservestobecelebrated.
Theweekissuretobeneft
youngandoldalike.We
hopethatyouwilltakea
momentandthinkabout
thecontributionsmadeby
thosethathavecomebefore
us.Takeamomentandsay
“Thankyou”bycelebrating
asenior,notjustthisweek
buteveryweek.
Sincerely,
JimFlanagan
ChairmanCelebrating
SeniorsCoalition
Celebrating Seniors 2011
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MEDICINE MADE BETTER
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Growing older, growing wiser
Age-WISE education programs promote vitality among all adults,
whether in their 30s, 80s, or somewhere in between, and aim to make
life’s transitions smoother.
Age-WISE offers education programs throughout the year that encourage
adults to take an active role in their health care early on, so that
they can maintain their health and keep up active, independent lifestyles
over the long term.
Membership benefts
• Membership card
• Direct mailing/notifcation of special “member events”
• Annual guest speaker/dinner program for members only
• Annual Men’s event, lecture, lab
• Annual women’s event, lecture, lab
• Holiday raffe
There is NO fee
to become a member.
To learn more, call 708-660-2005.
Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising
Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.
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CONTENTS CONTENTS
Welcome! ....................................... 3
Calendar ......................................... 6
Art Camps for Seniors ................... 12
Retail Promotions ........................ 14
Feature: 60 Over 60 ..................... 15
Senior Spotlight: Len Karlin .......... 25
Senior Spotlight: Lee Brook .......... 27
Senior Spotlight: Rose Pestell ....... 29
Community Listings ..................... 31
Arts & Culture ............................ 31
Education................................... 33
Faith-Based Senior Groups ......... 33
Fitness Centers ........................... 35
Health & Personal Care Services . 35
Home Maintenance ................... 42
Home Delivery ........................... 45
Hospitals ................................... 45
Housing ..................................... 45
Meals ......................................... 46
Mental Health Services .............. 48
Pet Care ..................................... 48
Professional Services ................. 48
Public Libraries .......................... 50
Recreational Activities ............... 50
Social Security ........................... 52
Social Services ........................... 52
Specialty Shops.......................... 52
Transportation ........................... 53
Veterans Services ....................... 54
Volunteer Opportunities ............ 54
50 Fun Things ............................... 55
Emergency Information ............... 56
Celebrating Seniors 2011
ON THE COVER ON THE COVER
On the cover: from left to right: Sam Rosenthal, Judy Chrisman,
Don Gottlinger, and John Hein
Photo by J. GEIL
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Blue Cab
Blue Cab will provide Seniors
with free transportation to or from
events. 24 hour notice is required.
Please call 708-383-2121
Friday, May 6
Treasure or Trinket?
Discover the value of your
Antique or Collectible,
presented by the
Senior Citizens Services
Coordinating Council
11:00am – 2:00pm
Oak Pak Arms Retirement
Community
408 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
Contact: Jill Wagner, 708-386-4040
jill@oakparkarms.com
Local certifed appraiser, Judy Martin,
from The Perfect Thing and TLC’s
“What’s the Sell?” will be available to
appraise Jewelry, Fine Art, Decorative
Arts and Fine Books and Manuscripts.
Limit of two items per person. Light
lunch will be provided.
www.oakparkarms.com
Free Passport Photos
2:00 – 5:00pm
Mb Financial Bank
7727 West Lake St., River Forest
Contact: Susie Goldschmidt,
708-657-9152
Are you thinking of traveling
but need a passport and are a bit
overwhelmed by the process?
Mb Financial Bank will have a
representative from AAA who will
give you a quick brush-up on the
current requirements. They will
also be on hand to take a set of free
passport photos.
House Red Wine Tasting
6:00 – 9:00pm
House Red
7403 W. Madison St., River Forest
Contact/RSVP: Neb Mrvaljevic,
708-771-7RED
Open house wine tasting of global
wines including Australian, Italian
and domestic.
Saturday, May 7
Chair Yoga
9:00 – 10:00am
River Forest Park District
401 Thatcher Ave., River Forest
Contact: Karen Scherrer,
708-366-6660 x105
Comfortable yoga that is practiced
sitting in a chair is not to be
underestimated! Not only do we
stretch, but we work the core as
well. This is the opportunity you’ve
been looking for to get movement
back into your life and enjoy the
benefts of yoga! The class is located
at the River Forest Park District,
which shares the same building as
the River Forest Metra Train Station
at the corner of Lake and Thatcher
Avenues. Parking is available
directly in front of the building.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 4 to
the contact listed above.
Getting Your Home Sold:
An Introduction in Today’s
Market
10:00 – 11:00am
Oak Park Arms Retirement
Community
408 South Oak Park Ave, Oak Park
Contact: Jill Wagner, 708-386-4040
jill@oakparkarms.com
Top realtor, Roz Byrne breaks
down the current market trends
and opportunities for sellers. Learn
valuable inside information on
today’s market and strategies to sell
a home locally.
www.oakparkarms.com
New Solutions to Eliminate
Pain and Arthritis
10:15 – 11:15am
River Forest Park District
401 Thatcher Ave., River Forest
Contact: Karen Scherrer,
708-366-6660 x105
This seminar will show you how the
conventional way of treating pain
and arthritis is not only ineffective,
but even dangerous, and how
introducing changes in our diet and
choosing the right foods and the right
therapies can make a total difference
in how we feel. Coffee, juice, and light
refreshments will be served. The
class is located at the River Forest
Park District, which shares the same
building as the River Forest Metra
Train Station at the corner of Lake
and Thatcher Avenues. Parking
is available directly in front of the
building. Please RSVP by Wednesday,
May 4 to the contact listed above.
Oak Park Conservatory
Annual Plant Sale
8:00am – 4:00pm
Park District of Oak Park -
Conservatory
615 Garfeld St., Oak Park
Contact: Henrietta Yardley,
708-725-2450
This annual event is the premier
plant sale of Oak Park and the
western suburbs.
Over 200 different vegetables, herbs,
annuals and perennial plants will be
sold, including 10 different varieties
of tomatoes, 5 kinds of peppers,
basil, parsley and much, much more.
Plants are grown in the conservatory
greenhouses and are pesticide free.
No entrance fee. All seniors who
arrive wearing their Celebrating
Seniors silver ribbon will receive a
free 4” plant and a coupon for 10% off
at the Conservatory Gift Shop!
Sunday, May 8
Oak Park Art League Exhibit
and Tea
2:00 – 4:00pm
Belmont Village of Oak Park
1035 Madison St., Oak Park
Contact: Pat Porter at
630-660-7754 or
pporter@belmontvillage.com
Celebrate 90 years of art on Mothers
Day, Sunday, May 8
th
. Since 1921 the
Oak Park Art League has sustained
an environment to develop, nurture,
and exhibit the work of local artists,
past and present. On Sunday May
8
th
the Art League’s permanent
collection of paintings will be on
display at Belmont Village of Oak
Park. The collection of paintings is
made up of works donated by Artist
Members from as early as 1912. Join
us for a lovely afternoon of art, tea
and music.
Monday, May 9
Silver Screenings
9:00am – 1:00pm
West Suburban Medical Center
3 Erie Court, Oak Park
Contact: Amy Jo Gladfelter,
708-763-2838 or Olga Solares,
708-763-6703
A day dedicated to our Seniors’
health and entertainment! Come by
and start your day with some health
screenings including: blood pressure,
glucose, osteoporosis screening and
balance assessments. Follow up the
health segment with a classic movie
and refreshments. Movie and health
trivia will be offered throughout
the event and prizes will be
awarded. Senior Center Discounted
Transportation Service to and from
this event is available by calling
toll-free 855-711-RIDE, 855-711-7433.
To register for this free event, please
call 866-938-7256.
Managing Your
Important Papers
10:00 – 11:00am
River Forest Public Library
735 Lathrop, River Forest
Contact: Blaise Dierks,
708-366-5205
This workshop, presented by the
non-proft group Money Management
International, will provide tips
and tools to help you identify and
organize your important papers. This
program will be held in the library
meeting room on the frst foor.
Please sign up for the program by
calling 708-366-5205 x 316 or stopping
by the reference desk at the library.
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Chef’s Demonstration
and Luncheon
11:30am – 1:00pm
Holley Court Terrace
1111 Ontario Court, Oak Park
Contact: Jocelyn Vetrano,
708-383-1111
Come see “What’s Cooking” at
Holley Court Terrace for a Chef’s
Demonstration and luncheon. Watch
our Executive Chef prepares a
beautiful lunch and learn some tips
of the trade when preparing your
next meal. Guests will also take
home complimentary recipe cards
from our Chef. Please RSVP by May
5th to Jocelyn Vetrano at 708-383-1111
as seating is limited.
Gentle Yoga for Seniors
1:30 – 2:30pm
Park District of Forest Park
7501 Harrison St., Forest Park
Contact: Stacy Nystrom,
708.366.7500 x20,
snystrom@pdofp.org
When muscles and joint movement
are neglected, mobility decreases
and pain increases. Gentle Yoga
provides a well-rounded approach so
that every muscle and joint is slowly
and easily moved to bring you the
most beneft. And of course, the
more you move your body, the better
you feel! And best of all, Gentle Yoga
is easy enough for beginners, so you
can remain motivated to keep up
your practice - day in and day out!
Know Your Benefts
2:00 – 4:00pm
Oak Park River Forest Township
Senior Services
418 S Oak Park Avenue-location in
the Formal Dining Room
Contact: Dana Ferdinand,
708-383-8060
Dana Ferdinand of Oak Park
Township Senior Services will be
available to discuss public entitlement
programs and what you might be
eligible to receive. Discussion will
center on Medicare benefts as well as
State programs. Registering for some
programs may be possible.
Top Ten Documents:
Critical Legal and Financial
Documents to Keep
Updated and Accessible
6:30 – 7:30pm
Oak Park Arms Retirement
Community
408 South Oak Park Ave, Oak Park
Contact: Jill Wagner, 708-386-4040
jill@oakparkarms.com
There is no dignity in being
disorganized with vital documents
including wills, trusts, power attorney
and other legal documents. Ben
Neiburger, JD, CPA explains these vital
documents and will answer questions.
www.oakparkarms.com
Tuesday, May 10
Project Lifestyle Change
8:30 – 10:30am
Rush Oak Park Hospital, Age-Wise
520 S. Maple Ave. (in auditorium),
Oak Park
Contact: Kari Fatta, MSN,RN,CIC,
Age-Wise, 708-660-2005
Lifestyle Change, a program to
study and treat pre-diabetes. A
diagnosis of pre-diabetes can be
an opportunity to make lifestyle
changes to reverse the condition
and prevent the development of
Type 2 diabetes. Learn more about
this program and what it can do for
you. Come for a free A1C screening
and learn about the program. Please
note: individuals with diabetes are
not considered for the screenings
or the program. Based on A1C
results, individuals will be invited to
participate in the 12 month program
on a rolling basis. Conveniently
located one block south of Madison,
one block east of Harlem. Adjacent
free valet and off-street parking.
Physical Fitness/Part I
9:30 – 11:30am
Belmont Village of Oak Park
1035 Madison St., Oak Park
Contact: Pat Porter at
630-660-7754 or
pporter@belmontvillage.com
Join us for the frst of two ftness
celebrations. Get your passport
and have your Blood pressure
checked, have your Body Mass Index
calculated, join a dance class, yoga
class, and have your balance tested.
Take home a gift from our Center
for Life Enhancement. Everything is
complimentary. Healthy snacks will
be served. You must be registered
to participate and space is limited;
please call the number listed above
to register.
Drop-in Games at
Longfellow
10:00am – 2:30pm
Park District of Oak Park,
Longfellow Center
610 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park
Contact: Meredith Schwartz,
708-383-3143
Come visit Drop-In Games Day at
the Longfellow Center to play Party
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• Personal Training
• Lifelong Learning
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• Geriatrics Specialists Center
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Bridge (no partner necessary!),
Scrabble, Mah Jongg, Chess, or
just to complete a jigsaw puzzle
with a friend. Refreshments will
be provided, and lots of prizes
will be given away. Busy day? No
problem! Drop-in at any time and
stay for as long as you like (Bridge
players would beneft from arriving
at 10:00am). Ample parking is
available around the perimeter of
Longfellow Park. Longfellow Center
is accessible; please use the North
entrance for access elevator or South
entrance for ramp access.
Celebration of Life
1:00 – 3:00pm
Howard Mohr Community Center
of Forest Park
7640 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park
Contact: Karen Dylewski, Director,
708-771-7737
Every day we are presented with
information and stories about
someone’s achievements. We read
about it in the newspapers and
watch on TV the celebrations of
accomplishments of other people –
What about you? Were you a sports
MVP? Were you the rising star of
your school drama group? Join
us as we celebrate personal life
achievements. Artist and creativity
expert, Christine Milostan will share
fun experiential activities that will
get your creative juices fowing as
you share and celebrate your life.
In this workshop you will enjoy
making a special creation to take
home and enjoy. Refreshments will
be served. Pre-registration Required.
Transportation is available by
appointment.
Local Artists Discussing
Their Art Techniques
1:00 – 3:00pm
American Artworks Gallery, Ltd.
7314 W. Madison St., Forest Park
Contact: Lisa Dodge, 708-557-1761
Come and learn about art techniques
and what makes them special! Learn
about how to look at a painting to
get the most out of the piece!! The
gallery is located at 7314 Madison
Street in Forest Park across from
Todd & Holland and Healy’s Bar.
Join us for a fun afternoon...light
refreshments will be served.
Laughter and Meditation
by Dr. Ohm Jahari
2:00 – 2:30pm
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St, Oak Park
Contact: Debby Preiser,
708-697-6915
Dr. Ohm Jahari teaches seniors that
meditation does not divert you from
your ordinary life. You can meditate
while walking, driving, and working.
Meditation simply means awareness.
It helps you to work more effciently
and more skillfully. Dr. Jahari helps
guide people to inner understanding,
an inner awareness.
Wednesday, May 11
Chair Yoga
8:00 – 9:00am
River Forest Park District
401 Thatcher Ave., River Forest
Contact: Karen Scherrer,
708-366-6660 x105
Comfortable yoga that is practiced
sitting in a chair is not to be
underestimated! Not only do we
stretch, but we work the core as
well. This is the opportunity you’ve
been looking for to get movement
back into your life and enjoy the
benefts of yoga! The class is located
at the River Forest Park District,
which shares the same building as
the River Forest Metra Train Station
at the corner of Lake and Thatcher
Avenues. Parking is available
directly in front of the building.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 4 to
the contact listed above.
Breakfast with the Doctor
8:00 – 9:00am
Oak Park Arms Retirement
Community
408 South Oak Park Ave, Oak Park
Contact: Jill Wagner, 708-386-4040
jill@oakparkarms.com
Enjoy a healthy breakfast with
physician Dr. Kenneth Blair. Dr.
Blair, internal medicine physical at
West Suburban Hospital will share
insights and information on geriatric
care and needs. Complimentary
breakfast will be served in the
Ballroom of the Oak Park Arms.
www.oakparkarms.com
The Principles of Anti-Aging
and Longevity
9:15 – 10:15am
River Forest Park District
401 Thatcher Ave., River Forest
Contact: Karen Scherrer,
708-366-6660 x105
This seminar will focus on strategies
to dramatically slow the “aging
clock”. The strategies are mainly
founded in nutrition choices,
lifestyle changes and the use of
therapies or techniques that will
nourish our body and will protect
us against emotional, physical
and environmental damage. This
seminar can really change the
longevity and quality of your life.
The class is located at the River
Forest Park District, which shares
the same building as the River
Forest Metra Train Station at
the corner of Lake and Thatcher
Avenues. Parking is available
directly in front of the building.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 4 to
the contact listed above.
Lifestories: Creating
a Memoir
10:30am – 12:00pm
River Forest Public Library
735 Lathrop, River Forest
Contact: Blaise Dierks,
708-366-5205
Every person has a unique story.
Learn how to motivate yourself and
organize your stories into a written
legacy for your family. Receive
guidance and inspiration to begin or
continue writing your life refections
under the direction of memoirist
Rosanne Gulisano. This program
will be held in the library meeting
room on the frst foor. Please
sign up for the program by calling
708-366-5205 x 316 or stopping by the
reference desk at the library.
Avoid Identity Theft:
Deter * Detect * Defend
11:00am – 12:00pm
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St., Oak Park
Contact: Debby Preiser,
708-697-6915
Learn how to protect yourself
from Identity Theft from Money
Management International, a
non-proft organizations with the
mission to improve lives through
fnancial education. MMI also
provides free credit counseling. See
www.moneymanagement.org.
Lunch & Ice Cream Social
‘What the Township Can Do
For You’
11:30am – 1:00pm
Oak Park River Forest Township
Senior Services
418 S. Oak Park Ave., 5th Floor,
Oak Park
Contact: Celeste Duignan,
708-383-8060
An explanation of the benefts and
services offered through the township
that are available to seniors 60 and
over and live in the communities of
Oak Park, River Forest and Forest
Park will be given. And of course,
free ice cream will be served!
Playmakers Theater: Story
Telling and Improvisation
2:00 – 3:00pm
Pleasant Home
217 Home Ave., Oak Park
Contact: Georgia Braun,
708-383-2654
Join Second City trained actress,
Rhona Taylor in this fun interactive
workshop. We’ll mix in theater
games, improvisation and story
telling. No experience necessary.
All you need to bring is your
imagination, sense of humor and
team spirit. Let’s play!
How to Choose a Contractor
and Finance Home Repairs
2:00 – 4:00pm
Village of Oak Park Council
Chambers
123 Madison St., Oak Park
Contact: Tammie Grossman,
708-358-5410
Staff from the Village of Oak Park’s
Housing Program Division will
explain what you should know
before hiring a contactor and how
to effectively compare project bids.
Staff will also explain fnancing
options for such projects including
the Village of Oak Park’s Single
Family Rehab Loan program. The
Single Family Rehab Loan Program
provides up to $25,000 loan at 0%
interest without monthly payments
due in 20 years or when the house is
sold. A representative from the Cook
County State’s Attorney, Mortgage
Fraud Unit, will also present on
how to avoid becoming a victim of
mortgage fraud.
Six Mistakes Seniors
Make with Their Finances
and How to Avoid Them,
presented by Bentron
Financial Group, Inc.
7:00 – 8:30pm
River Forest Public Library
735 Lathrop Ave. River Forest
Contact: Jim Flanagan,
708-386-3100
Today more than ever retirees
and those close to retirement
need to learn how to avoid costly
retirement mistakes. Jim Flanagan,
a retirement planning expert, will be
hosting a free seminar to explain a
retiree’s biggest mistake and how to
avoid it, where to safely put money
now for Income, the least costly
(free!) method of long-term care
protection, how to avoid making the
IRS your number one benefciary,
and how one foolish error can lose
you money—even in government-
backed bonds. These and other
questions will be answered at
this free educational seminar. No
reservations are necessary, and
Flanagan encourages seniors to
invite family members and other
trusted advisors.
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THURSDAY, MAY 12
Arthritis Foundation
Aquatic Class
8:30 – 9:30am
West Cook YMCA
255 S. Marion St., Oak Park
Contact: Andrea Martinez,
708-383-5200
Not necessary to know how to swim
to participate! Variety of exercises
will be practiced that were developed
by the Arthritis Foundation and the
YMCA to increase movement of each
joint. Class consists of stretching,
movement, flexibility and cool down.
Warm water pool located in our
lower level accessible by stairs only;
no elevator is available. Parking is
available in the free lot on the North
side of the building and on Randolph
Street and handicapped parking on
the west side of the building.
Free Fitness Drop-In Classes
8:00 – 11:30am
Dole Center -
Park District of Oak Park
255 Augusta - 2nd Floor, Oak Park
Contact: Front Desk Staff,
708-848-7050
Come visit the Dole Center and
get a preview of some of the senior
fitness classes we have to offer! You
can attend as many of these classes
as you like for this one-time special
event, all for free! Prizes will be
given to participants wearing their
Celebrating Seniors Silver Ribbon
while supplies last. Four fitness
opportunities will be offered: from
8:15-9:10am, Strong & Long will help
you focus on improving strength
and flexibility. From 9:00-9:55am,
Awareness through Movement
(Feldenkrais Method) will help you
feel more ‘at home’ and ‘at peace’ in
your body and integrates healthy
biomechanics, core exercises,
meditation, and clarity of intention.
From 10:00-10:55am, Therapeutic
Tai Chi uses breath and energy
techniques common to tai chi &
qigong to progressively bring about
a state of balance and stability.
Finally, from 11:00-11:30am, you can
get information on Personal Training
for individuals, partners and small
groups. It’s never too late to become
active – now’s your chance to start!
Coee and Danish
Hour: Healthy Brain
Aging, presented by
Sage Neuropsychology
Consultants
10:00 – 11:00am
Oak Park Library
834 Lake St - Small Meeting Room
on 2nd Floor, Oak Park
Contact: Erin Hill, 708 434-1264
Dr. Erin Hill, Board Certified
Clinical Neuropsychologist, will
present on “Healthy Brain Aging”.
Dr. Hill will discuss important
advice on strategies to maximizing
cognitive and memory abilities as
we age. Refreshments will be served.
Seating Capacity is 40 individuals.
Intro to E-Mail
10:00 – 11:00am OR
11:00am – 12:00pm
West Cook YMCA
255 S. Marion
Contact: Jill Moorhead,
708-434-0235
This is an introductory course to learn
how to set up and use email. Only 6
spots available per session; please call
to register prior to the event.
Participants must register by phone
with Jill Moorhead prior to the
event. Parking is available in the
free lot on the North side of the
building and on Randolph Street and
handicapped parking on the west
side of the building.
Grandparent’s Storytime
1:30 – 2:30pm
River Forest Public Library
735 Lathrop, River Forest
Contact: Blaise Dierks,
708-366-5205
Come to the library to listen to
stories, sing songs, move to music
and make a simple craft together.
For kids ages 3-6 with grandparent.
This story time will be held in the
library meeting room on the first
floor. Please sign up for this program
by calling 708-366-5205 x 312 or
stopping by the Children’s Services
desk at the library.
Memory Fitness/Part II
1:30 – 3:30pm Brain Games
3:30 – 4:30pm Memory
Presentation
Belmont Village of Oak Park
1035 Madison St., Oak Park
Contact: Pat Porter at
630-660-7754 or
pporter@belmontvillage.com
Part II of our Fitness celebration will
focus on Memory. We will be doing
some fun memory games. Math
Bingo anyone??? There are a lot of
fun ways to improve your mental
acuity and alertness. Join us for
this fun and educational afternoon.
Drechsler, Brown
& Williams
Funeral Home
Since 1880
Family Owned & Operated
Charles Williams,
Owner/Funeral Director
203 S. Marion St.
Oak Park 60302
708/383-3191
The River Forest Public Library
celebrates Seniors throughout
the year. We are thrilled to
participate in this year’s week
long event. Don’t miss our
special programs during
Celebrating Seniors Week at
the library. Drop in all year
long for free computer
classes, educational lectures,
author visits and much more.
Celebrating Seniors!
Join Us For:
 Important Papers
Program on 5/9
at 10 am

 Lifestories 101–
Memoir Writing
Workshop on 5/11
at 10:30 am

 Grandparent’s
Storytime (with
children 3-6) on
5/12 from
1:30-2:30
Library Hours:
M-Th, 9 am– 9pm
F-Sat 9 am– 5 pm
Sun (Sep-May) 1-5 pm
708-366-5205
www.riverforestlibrary.org
River Forest Public Library is
River Forest Public Library is
Celebrating Seniors!
The River Forest Public Library celebrates Seniors
throughout the year. We are thrilled to participate
in this year’s week long event. Don’t miss our
special programs during Celebrating Seniors
Week at the library. Drop in all year long for free
computer classes, educational lectures, author
visits and much more.
Library Hours:
M-Th, 9 am– 9pm • F-Sat 9 am– 5 pm
Sun (Sep-May) 1-5 pm
708-366-5205
www.riverforestlibrary.org
Join Us For:
• Important Papers
Program on 5/9 at 10 am
• Lifestories 101–
Memoir Writing
Workshop on 5/11
at 10:30 am
• Avoiding the Six
Financial Mistakes
Seniors Make on 5/11
from 7:00-8:30pm
• Grandparent’s
Storytime (with children
3-6) on 5/12 from
1:30-2:30pm
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Attend both Fitness celebrations and
you will be entered into a special
drawing to win one of several prizes.
You must be registered and space is
limited; please call the number listed
above to register
3:30 to 4:30 - Memory Loss with
Aging: What’s Normal, What’s Not
Worried about your Memory??
Where are my keys?? Why did I come
to this room?? Beverly Sanborn, Vice
President of Program Development
for Belmont Village will help
distinguish what’s normal and
what’s not regarding memory loss
with aging. Beverly is a nationally
recognized gerontologist and the
developer of an interactive training
approach that is used throughout the
country for memory care.
Art of Hand Book Binding,
presented by artist Mark
Thompson
2:00 – 4:00pm
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St., Oak Park
Debby Preiser, (708) 697-6915
Book Binder Mark Maroney will
discuss a short history of book
binding, show some of his work
and lead participants on a book
binding project for beginners. Mark
is an accomplished bookbinder and
member of the Oak Park Art League.
The Oak Park Public Library hosts
Active Agers programs each second
Thursday at 2 p.m. - explore new
experiences with us each month.
Pets for Seniors Open House
2:00 – 5:00pm
Animal Care League
1011 Garfeld, Oak Park
Contact: Chris Meyer,
708-848-8155
The Animal Care League of Oak
Park will showcase pets for adoption,
including animals appropriate
for seniors to adopt. Staff will be
available to answer questions about
adoption & pet care. Please stop by
to meet our animals!!!
Art Opening with Wine
and Cheese
7:00 – 9:00pm
Oak Park Arms Retirement
Community
408 S. Oak Park Avenue
Contact: Desi Vasquez, 708-386-
4040, desi @ oakparkarms.com
Over 15 local artists over 60 show
art pieces from their collections.
Parking is available in lot south of
the Oak Park Arms.
www.oakparkarms.com
Friday, May 13
Senior Friday
5:00am – 10:00pm
West Cook YMCA
255 S. Marion, Oak Park
Contact: Jill Moorhead, (708)
383-5200
Seniors use the facility free today! Of
particular interest, Senior Swim is
from 9:30-11:00am and Senior Yoga, a
chair yoga class, from 11:00-11:45am.
Or use the Wellness Center any
time! Warm water pool located in
our lower level (there are stairs that
lead to the lower level; no elevator).
Parking in the free lot on the north
side of the building and on Randolph
Street and handicapped parking
is available on the west side of the
building.
Senior Resource Fair,
presented by the Senior
Citizens’ Center of Oak Park
River Forest
10:00am – 3:00pm
River Forest Community Center.
8021 W Madison St. River Forest
Contact: Josie Mazzaia
708-848-5251
Various vendors will have
information for area seniors
regarding available senior services,
including but not limited to
housing options, home remodeling,
and health services. Educational
seminars offered on Avoiding Senior
Scams, Downsizing, Financial Issues
for Seniors, and Safety in the Home,
and Making Diffcult Decisions.
Secretary of State will be available
for Driver’s License and State ID
renewals. Health screenings also
available (hearing, blood pressure).
All attendees who register will
be entered into a raffe for prizes,
including a $25 gift certifcate to an
area restaurant.
Celebrating Seniors Closing
Gala (Ticketed Event)
4:30 – 6:30pm
Holley Court Terrace
1111 Ontario St., Oak Park
Contact: 708-383-1111
Please join us at Holley Court
Terrace for the Celebrating Seniors
closing ceremony. Enjoy wine and
cheese and beautiful views from
the top foor. Parking available in
adjacent public parking garage on
south side of Holley Court Terrace.
Please RSVP to Evelinda Ayala at
708-383-1111.
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610 South Maple Avenue • Suite 5300 • Oak Park, IL
708-660-2350
Honest answers and free hearing tests
given by a Certifed Doctor of Audiology.
Dr. Rebecca L. Anderson Au.D., CCC-A
Licensed Clinical and Diagnostic Audiologist
Doctors of AuDiology
www.soundcarehearing.com
630-505-8375
jfanagan@bentron.com
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ART CAMP
FOR SENIORS
OPADispleasedtobeableto
offeranArtCampforSeniors.
Theoverallscheduleislisted
below.Specifcdetailsforeach
classarelistedbystudio.All
studiosareofferingspecial
discountsforseniors(60+).
Pleasefeelfreetocalloremail
theparticipatingstudiofor
informationortoregister.
SENIOR ART CAMP
SChEdulE
Saturday, May 7
Light It Up!
•10-11:30amOR1-2:30pm
BrightOliveGallery
withJennyTiner
Nice and Easy Movement
•4-4:45pm
IntuitDanceStudio
withDianeVanDerhei
Monday, May 9
Digital Photography Simplifed
• 9-11am
Creative Changes Studio with
Christopher Wallace
BasicDrawing
andIntroductiontoWatercolor
•10-11:30am
Calypso Moon Studio
with Sallie Wolf
Fortheladies!
(SilverNecklaces)
•10-11:30amOR1-2:30pm
Bright Olive Gallery
with Jenny Tiner
Making,Keeping,andUsingan
Artist’sSketchbook-Journal
•1-2:30pm
CalypsoMoonStudio
withSallieWolf
Tuesday, May 10
Process Painting Mini-Class
•9:30am-12:30pm
CreativeChangesStudiowith
TerryMueller
Create a Beaded Bracelet
•10:30am-12pm
BeadinHandwithKateLinne
Fun With Felting Class
•1-3pm
PamelaPenneyTextileArts
withPamPenney
Digital Photography Simplifed
•3-5pm
CreativeChangesStudiowith
ChristopherWallace
Wednesday, May 11
Seeing You...
•10-11:30amOR1-2:30pm
BrightOliveGallerywithJenny
Tiner
Process Painting Mini-Class
•2-5pm
CreativeChangesStudiowith
TerryMuelle
SENIOR ART CAMP
dETAIlS lISTEd BY
STudIO
Pamela Penney Textile Arts
130HarrisonStreet,OakPark,
IL60304•708.383.2602
www.PamelaPenney.com
Pam@PamelaPenney.com
Fun With Felting Class
with Pam Penney
Tuesday,May10,1:00-3:00pm$15
OlderAdultsareinvitedinto
aspecial“SeniorArtCamp
Class.”Refreshmentswillbe
served.Receivediscountson
purchasesandenjoyaspecial
wetfeltingprojectactivity.
Usingwoolroving,warmsoapy
waterandalittlecreativity,you
willcreateabeautifuloneofa
kindpieceof“FeltArt.”Special
SeniorDeal-$15includes
materialsandinstruction.No
previousfeltingexperience
necessary!!
Creative Changes
140HarrisonStreet,OakPark,
IL60304•708.805.2441
CreativeChangesOakPark.com
TerryMueller@CreativeChang-
esOakPark.com
Process Painting Mini-Class
with Terry Mueller
Tues,May10,9:30am-12:30pm
ORWeds,May11,2-5pm$15
Comeexperiencea‘taste’of
ProcessPainting.Imagine
usingpaintasamediumforself
expressioninastudiowhere
youcanpaintwithoutbeing
critiquedorjudged.Feelthe
freedomoftrueselfexpression
asyouglidelusciouscolors
acrossthepaper.Allsupplies
areprovided,includingaprons.
We’llevenserveupacupofhot
teaforyoutoenjoy.Noexperi-
enceisnecessary,onlyyour
desiretoexpressyourself.Half
priceforSeniorArtCamp-$15
Receive$25offanyupcoming
classesatCreativeChanges.
Digital Photography Simplifed
with Christopher Wallace
Mon,May9,9-11amORTues,
May10,3-5pm$15
Makefriendswithyourdigital
cameraandlearnhowtoutilize
yoursettingstocreategreat
photos.Learnhowtoshoot
betterportraitsandfamily
photos.Elevateyouroverall
abilitytotakeagreatphoto-
graph.Discoverhowthepros
tellstorieswiththeirpictures.
Pleasebringyourdigital
camera(besureyouhaveroom
onyourchip)andmakesureit
ischargedup.Halfpricefor
SeniorArtCamp-$15.Receive
$25offanyupcomingclassesat
CreativeChanges.
Bright Olive Gallery
27Harrison,OakPark,IL60304
817.726.1223
jtrosebud@hotmail.com
Getagroupofatleast6togeth-
er,signupbyMay5thandeach
individualgets$5offthecourse
youchoosetotakebelow!Indi-
vidualdiscount-takeeachclass,
signupbyMay5thandreceive
$5offeachcourse.
Light it Up! with Jenny Tiner
SaturdayMay7,10-11:30am
OR1-2:30pm.$30-allsupplies
included.
Inthisclasswewillhavefun
takingordinarylampsand
sprucethemupwithsilver.We
willusepaint,fabric,buttons,
glasspieces,etc.Whenyou
aredoneyouwillhaveanew
toyoulamptotakehome!I
willbegivinganeco-bulbwith
eachlampand10%couponoff
anyiteminthegallerythat
neverexpires.Classminimum
is2andthemaxis8.Signup
deadlineisMay7.Youmayuse
credit,checkorcashtopayfor
theclass.Theonlyotherthing
youhavetobringisyourfun,
creativepersonalitythatwill
shinethroughinyourlamp!
For The Ladies! with Jenny Tiner
Mon,May9,10-11:30amOR
1:00-2:30pm$30.00-allsupplies
included.
Heyladies!InthisclassIwill
teachyouhowtomakeasilver
necklace.Eachindividual
cancomeupwiththeirown
designandwewillputitona
necklaceandclaspit.Alltools
andnecessaryitemstomake
thenecklaceswillbegiventhe
dayofclass;youjusthaveto
bringyourcreativity.Youwill
receivea10%offcouponforany
iteminthegallerythatnever
expires!Mayusecredit,check
orcashtopayfortheclass.
Classminimumis2andthemax
is8.SignupdeadlineisMay7.
Seeing You... with Jenny Tiner
Weds,May11,10-11:30amOR
1:00-2:30pm$25.00-allsupplies
included.
Thisisafunclass!Myfavorite!
Wewillusemirrorsalready
framedwithafewinchesof
woodtocollageon.Wewilllook
thrugreat50’smagazineanduse
photos/adsfrom50’smagazines,
cutoutblackandwhitepictures
thatarerepresentativeofyour
personality.Wewillthenuse
acoatofpainttodoasilver
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wash.Supereasyandfun!When
wearedonewewillmakethe
mirrorreadytohangassoon
asyougethome.Youwillsee
aphysicalandartisticexpres-
sionofYOUeveryday.Class
minimumis2andthemaxis8.
SignupdeadlineisMay7.You
mayusecredit,checkorcash
topayfortheclass.Youwill
alsoreceiveacouponfor10%
offanythinginthegallerythat
neverexpires.Againjustbring
creativitywithyou:)
Intuit Dance Studio
237HarrisonStreet
OakPark,IL60304
708.524.0500orcell312.505.0186
www.IntuitDance.org
dvanderhei@sbcglobal.net\
Nice and Easy Movement
with Diane VanDerhei
Saturday,May7,4-4:45pm$20
Comeonoutandgetyourbooty
moving!Weadaptourclassto
suityourfi tnesslevel.Joinus
45minutesoffun.We’llgive
youalittlefi tness,alittleYoga
andalittledance.Startyour
Springoffrightandgetyour
juicesfl owing.Wearcomfort-
able,loosefi ttingclothes.
Calypso Moon Studio
331bHarrisonStreet,OakPark,
IL60304
708.848.1385
www.salliewolf.com
sallie@salliewolf.com
Basic Drawing and Introduction to
Watercolor with Sallie Wolf
Monday,May9,10-11:30am$35
Salliesays,“Icanteachanyone
todraw.Whatyoumaylearn
isthatdrawingisnotwhatyou
thinkitis.”Youwilllearnto
draw,usingabasic“vocabu-
lary”oflinesandshapes,then
experimentwithwatercolor,
whichisessentiallyadrawing
medium.Fromsmallsketches
anddoodlestolargerworks
basedonobservationorprelimi-
narysketching,participants
willexplorewaystorecordthe
worldaroundthemandthe
dreamswithinthem.
Bringwhateverdrawingand
watercolormaterialsyoumay
alreadyhave.Paper,brushes,
paint,anddrawingimplements
willbeavailabletopurchaseor
borrowforthe
class.
•Paintand
paperplate
palette-$3
•FabrianoArtis-
ticoPaper,140lb
coldpressed--$1
perquartersheet
Making, Keeping,
and Using an
Artist’s Sketch-
book-Journal-
with Sallie Wolf
Monday,May9,
1-2:30pm$35
Participantswill
createasimple
32page,3-hole
pamphlet-stitch
journal,andexploredifferent
waysofkeepingasketchbook-
journalanddifferentmaterials
touse.Allmaterialsareinclud-
edinthecostoftheworkshop.
Bead In Hand
145HarrisonStreet,OakPark,
IL60304
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Celebrating
Seniors Week
Promotions
The following businesses are ofering
special discounts, prices and deals
throughout the week of May 6-13, 2011
7 Eleven
515MadisonStreet
OakPark,IL60302
708-524-0834
FreeSlurpeestothose65+
American Veterinary Hospital
6042RooseveltRoad
OakPark,IL60304
708-386-6205
Doctorwillvaccinatedogsand
catsfor20%offfromMay6
th
-13
th
AthletiCo
1145N.HarlemAve.
OakPark,IL60304
708-386-2068
AthletiCowilloffercomplimen-
taryinjuryassessmentsbya
licensedtherapistduringthe
weekofMay6th-13
th
Bead In Hand
145HarrisonStreet
OakPark,IL60304
708-848-1761
10%offallpurchasesbyseniors
duringCelebratingSeniorsWeek
Bentron Fincncial Group, Inc.
6601W.NorthAve.
OakPark,IL60302
708-386-3100
$395offaalllivingtrustand
accessorydocumentordersto
anyone60orolderduringthe
weekofMay6th-13
th
Blue Cab
Freeridestoanyeventfor
seniorswith24-hournotice.Call
708-383-2121
Borders
1144W.LakeStreet
OakPark,IL60301
708-386-6927
Booktable/CoffeeTasting
Buzz Café
905S.LombardAve.
OakPark,IL60304
708-660-0899
10%Discountduringdinnerto
anyseniorwearingaCelebrating
Seniorsbutton
Chicago’s Home of Chicken
and Wafes
543MadisonSt.
OakPark,IL60302
708-524-3300
15%discountforthemature
andsophisticatedover65May
9th-13thfrom2-5pm
CVS
345MadisonStreet
OakPark,IL60302
413-207-2051
6748RooseveltRoad
OakPark,IL60304
413-207-2051
7216CircleAve.
ForestPark,IL60130
413-207-2051
Seniorswillenjoythefollowing
specialsduringMay6th-13th:
CVS8pk.papertowels$3.99,
24pk.jtbwater$2.22,Ajaxdish
soap16oz..88,Scott12pk.bath
tissue$6.99,Extralaundrydeter-
gent45oz.$1.49,Vo5shampoo
buy2,get1free.66ea.
D. Michael Floral Design
212S.MarionStreet
OakPark,IL60302
708-524-1085
20%offeverythinginstorefor
anyone60andolderMay6th-13
th
Eastgate Café
102HarrisonStreet
OakPark,IL60304
708-660-9091
15%offduringlunchand10%
offfordinnertoseniorsduring
CelebratingSeniorsWeek
Evolution Fitness
711MadisonStree
OakPark,IL60302
708-660-1400
ThreesessionsoftheGetMoving
workoutprogram(May10,11
and13th).Willfocusonmobility,
fexibilityandworkingaround
injuryorrecoveringfrom
surgery.Regularly$165,this
weekonly$69
Francesca’s Fiore
7404MadisonStreet
ForestPark,IL60130
708-771-3063
15%offmealwhenyoumention
CelebratingSeniorsonMonday,
May9th.
Jinny Cleaners
312W.ChicagoAve.
OakPark,IL60302
708-524-9757
10%offcleaningfor65+May
6th-13
th
Medicine Stop Pharmacy
7756MadisonStreet
RiverForest,IL60305
708-771-6363
Bringanyunusedmedication
toMedicineStopPharmacyand
wewilldisposeofitsafelyand
properlyforFREE
Muse Boutique
106N.MarionStreet
OakPark,IL60302
708-383-0195
10%offeverythinginthestore
forseniorstheweekofMay
6th-13
th
Oak Park Cyclery
1113ChicagoAve.
OakPark,IL60302
708-524-2453
FreeWaterBottlestoallseniors
forMay6-13
th
Oberweis
124N.OakParkAve.
OakPark,IL60301
708-660-1350
10%offforseniorsWednesday,
May11
th
Starship Restaurant
7918MadisonStreet
ForestPark,IL60130
708-771-3016
Freecupofsoupwiththe
purchaseofanysandwichduring
CelebratingSeniorsWeek
Suburban Pet City
6632W.RooseveltRoad
OakPark,IL60304
708-524-5353
Seniorsget10%offallsupplies
Subway
1000W.LakeStreet
OakPark,IL60301
773-544-0639
7328W.MadisonStreet
ForestPark,IL60130
773-544-0639
312S.Harlem
ForestPark,IL60130
773-544-0639
10%offallitemsforthose60and
overduringtheweekofMay
6th-13
th
Sugar Fixe Patisserie
119N.MarionStreet
OakPark,IL60301
708-948-7720
10%offonMay12toallthose
thatcomeinandmention
CelebratingSeniorsWeek
Ten Thousand Villages
121N.MarionStreet
OakPark,IL60301
708-848-4572
CommunityShoppingNight,
Thursday,May12—15%ofsales
proceedswillbedonatedtothe
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The Magic Tree Bookstore
141N.OakParkAve.
OakPark,IL60301
708-848-0770
Booktimeat11amonTuesday
May10thforGrandchildren
andGrandparentsandsenior
discountMay10thand11th.
Time Dimensions
7217W.RooseveltRoad
ForestPark,IL60130
708-366-6870
½-pricebatteryinstallationfor
watches,20%clockrepairMay
6th-13
th
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7311W.MadisonStreet
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800-747-8327
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15%discounttoallseniorswith
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theweekofMay6th-13th,2011
Val’s Halla Records
239HarrisonStreet
OakPark,IL60304
708-524-1004
10%offanypurchasewiththe
mentionofCelebratingSeniors
Week
Wells Street Popcorn
1119LakeStreet
OakPark,IL60301
888-576-7267
15%offanypurchaseforthose
60andolderduringCelebrating
SeniorsWeek
Whole Foods
7245LakeStreet
RiverForest,IL60305
708-366-1045
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iscelebratingseniorsbyoffering
complimentarypersonalshop-
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Wonder Works Children Museum
6445W.NorthAve.
OakPark,IL60302
708-383-4815
Freeadmissiontothose55and
olderwithachildduringthe
monthofMay.Eachadditional
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60 Over 60
August Alesky, 62
Words to live by:
Responsibility and loyalty.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes
Dr. Ken Blair, 62
Words to live by: The Golden Rule:
Do unto others as you would have
others do unto you.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Depends on the day.
Marguerite Bloch, 73
Words to live by: Give and you will
receive a lot more than you give.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Well, yeah.
Paul Bouman, 92
Words to live by: Be grateful each day
for the blessings we receive from God
and try to be a blessing to others.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes, I do.
Lee Brooke, 80
Words to live by:
Possessions possess you.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes
Virginia Cassin, 87
Words to live by: Embrace a world of
amazing possibilities.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
I guess so, but I don’t feel like one.
Archara Chirat, 67
Words to live by:
Keep busy to stay healthy.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes
Carol Cox, 73
Words to live by:
Be the best I can
be for the age I am.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes
Mary Deady, 86
Words to live by:
Take life as it comes and
just keep on going.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes
Pat Deady, 61
Words to live by: Learn to do new
things, and learn to do the things that
you know better.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
I do not consider myself a “senior”
whatever that’s supposed to mean.
Dr. Bimal Ghosh, 73
Words to live by:
To give and to take care of others.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes
Betty Gilchrist, 90
Words to live by:
Help others when you can.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes
Don Gottlinger, 74
Words to live by:
Go for it.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
By age only.
Judy Grace, 64
Words to live by:
Continue to do your passion.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
An active senior.
Terry Grace, 63
Words to live by: Loving, giving,
experiencing, and doing.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
No
Kathleen Greco, 84
Words to live by:
Keep active.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Am I ever.
Dr. Barry Greenwald, 73
Words to live by: Take what you do
very seriously, but not yourself.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes, but not going quietly.
Barbara Griffi n, 77
Words to live by:
Not any one thing.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes.
Irene Hansen, 81
Words to live by: You can’t have
everything, where would you put it?
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes, for some time now.
John Heflin, 90
Words to live by:
Do the best you can.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
No
Meet 60 Citizens selected by the Celebrating Seniors
Coalition, in recognition of their commitment to
community and the service of others.
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Bright Olive Gallery
Calypso Moon Studio
Creative Changes Studio
Intuit Dance Studio
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Would you like to get moving but are afraid of the current
real estate market? Seniors real estate specialist Roz
Byrne of RE/MAX In The Village sold an impressive 33
homes last year and more than half of them were the
homes of long-time owners.
“I’ve held the rare Seniors Real Estate Specialist
(SRES) designation since 2006,” says Roz Byrne,
“My favorite group of people to serve are
seniors and their families.”
Come to one of Roz’s
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60 Over 60
Kate Kaltenbach, 73
Words to live by: Just be the best
person you can be everyday.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes, lucky to have obtained this part
of my life.
Paul & Patricia Koko
Bob Kwas, 72
Words to live by:
You’re only as old as you feel.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes.
Dr. Herbert Lerner, 87
Words to live by: “Suer what there is to suer,
enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard suering and
joy as facts of life, and continue to chant Nam-
myoho-renge-kyo no matter what happens.
Strengthen your power of faith more than ever.”
–Nicheren Daishonin, 13
th
century reformist Buddhist priest.
Do youconsider yourself a senior? N/A
Howard McClain, mid 70s
Words to live by: Treat everyone as you
would want to be treated.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
No.
Geri McLaughlan, 61
Words to live by:
All is one – we are all connected.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
No.
Sylvia & Gy Menninga
Anita Miller, 88
Words to live by:
Exercise leads to good health.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes.
Rabbi Victor Mirelman, 67
Wordstoliveby: Fromtheancient Sages
of Israel: “Youarenot obligatedtonishthe
task, neither areyoufreetoneglect it,”I inter-
pret, “Labor for thedignityof everyhuman
beingbyadvancingjusticeandfairness.”
Doyouconsider yourself asenior?Yes.
Sylvia, 88
Words to live by:
Exercise leads to
good health.
Do youconsider
yourself a
senior? Yes, I am
a senior.
Gy, 76
Words to live by:
We are put on this
earth to help each
other.
Do youconsider
yourself a
senior? Yes.
Paul, 70
Words to live by:
“Genius is 1%in-
spiration and 99%
perspiration.”
-Thomas Edison
Do youconsider
yourself a senior?
Yes, I am.
Pat, 68
Words to live by:
Find ways to help
other people.
Do youconsider
yourself a senior?
Yes, and proud
of it.
Charlaine, 77
Words toliveby:
Always think about
what wouldmake
someone else
happy.
Doyouconsider
yourself asenior?
No, I don’t consider
myself tobe a
“senior.”
Pat, 81
Words toliveby:
Followthe pathof
wisdom, it takes
patience.
Doyouconsider
yourself asenior?
I do.
Pat & Charlaine McAnany
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We help keep you moving.
Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation
1049 Lake Street, Suite 204
Oak Park, Illinois 60301
708-848-1560 ■ www.oprfcf.org
Strategic
Grants
Planned
Giving
Legacies &
Bequests
Nadia Morcos, 73
Words to live by: By loving yourself,
you can see God in everything around
you. Spread love and nd the positive
in all that you do.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Sure I do.
LaVerna Mehlhaff, 88
Words to live by:
Christ rst, others second.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes.
Frank Muriello, 83
Words to live by: Do unto others as you
would have them do unto you.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Oh yeah.
Diane Nelson, 71
Words to live by: One life t’will soon
be past, only what’s done for Christ
will last.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Oh yes!
Mary Kay O’Grady, 71
Words to live by: Change is inevitable,
so embrace it.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes.
John O’Neill, 76
Words to live by:
“The Truths that must ood the mind
of man with the light are the limitless
perfection of God and the perfectibility of
man.” - St. Thomas Aquinas
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes.
Ruth Palmer, 85
Words to live by: Take everyday as it
comes and thank God for it.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes.
Ray & Janet Paulin
60 Over 60
Sandra Noel, 62
Words to live by: People may forget
what you say. People may forget what
you did. But, people will never forget
how you made them feel. So, like Mark
Twain recommends, “Let us live so
that when we come to die, even the
undertake will be sorry.”
Do you consider yourself a senior?
An active one.
Mary Olson, 72
Words to live by: Seek to know, love
and have passion for serving God.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes.
Ray, 77
Words tolive
by: “To thine
own self be true”
–Shakespeare
Doyouconsider
yourself asenior?
I guess I have to
be a senior.
Janet, 76
Words to live by:
Be fair and try to
be active.
Doyouconsider
yourself asenior?
By age, but not by
action.
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Connecting Older Adults with
Community-Based
Resources and Options
1048 Lake Street, Suite 300 (708)383-0258
Oak Park, IL 60301 ageoptions.org
The Area Agency on Aging
of Suburban Cook County
since 1974
Connecting Older Adults with
Community-Based
Resources and Options
1048 Lake Street, Suite 300 (708)383-0258
Oak Park, IL 60301 ageoptions.org
The Area Agency on Aging
of Suburban Cook County
since 1974
Connecting Older Adults with
Community-Based
Resources and Options
1048 Lake Street, Suite 300 (708)383-0258
Oak Park, IL 60301 ageoptions.org
The Area Agency on Aging
of Suburban Cook County
since 1974
Connecting Older Adults with
Community-Based
Resources and Options
1048 Lake Street, Suite 300 (708)383-0258
Oak Park, IL 60301 ageoptions.org
The Area Agency on Aging
of Suburban Cook County
since 1974
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Terry Pryor, 61
Words to live by: Do it while you’re
young.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Well, yes!
George Rico, 90
Words to live by: Do unto others as
you would have them do unto you.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
I am a junior.
Mac & Harriette Robinet
Chatka Ruggiero, over 70
Words to live by: Every day we should
be thankful for the wonderful pets with
whom we share our lives.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes.
Mary Louise Stafanic, 79
Words to live by:
All is in divine order
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Absolutely
Charlotte Sugg, 74
Words to live by: I remember that I am
connected to each person and to God.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes.
Pat Thomas, 61
Words to live by:
He who hesitates is lost.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
No.
Sister Melissa Waters
Words to live by:
Strive for Agape –giving yourself away.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
No.
60 Over 60
Bob Sullivan, 78
Words to live by:
Clean your plate.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
I’m a senior, not a sophomore.
Mac,78
Words to live
by: Be fair and
honest.
Do you consider
yourself a
senior? Yes.
Harriette, 79
Words to live
by: Respect and
care.
Do you consider
yourself a
senior? Yes, I do.
Jackie Schulz, 80
Words to live by:
Learn Chinese.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes!
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January 1, 2011
• Falls are the #1 cause of injury among people age 65+.
• Fall injury is the 6th leading cause of death among seniors.
Everyone knows someone who has moved out of their home
because of a fall injury. Get your assessment done NOW!
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FALLS RISK ASSESSMENTS ? January 1, 2011
Falls are the #1 cause of injury among people aged 65+.
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th
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Everyone knows someone who was moved out of their home
because of a fall injury. Get your assessment done NOW!
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Marie Wheel, 78
Words to live by:
Be grateful for what you have.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes, an active one.
Doug Wyman, 83
Words to live by:
Love God, love yourself and love your
neighbor as yourself.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
No.
Gary Zwicky, 76
Words to live by:
When musicians play we work, when
we work we play.
Do you consider yourself a senior?
Yes.
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Tom, 67
Wordstoliveby:
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take naps.
Doyouconsider
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Doesn’t the age
say that I am?
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I suppose so.
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Words to live by:
Treat everyone equally
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Senior Spotlight
ByBobSullivan
Len Karlin
"Thefrstattributeofa
terroristiscowardice.The
secondisanonymity.He
wantstodestroy,butdoesn't
wanttobeknown….He
takesprideinhishandiwork
yetretainsenoughself-re-
specttobeashamedofwhat
hehasdone."Thesewords
werejottedintheearly
morninghoursbyanOak
ParkArmsresidentwhose
sleepcameinparts.Amind
aliveinthedeadofnight.
L
eonard(Len)Karlin,87,of
ForestPark,wasaretired
lawyerin2002.Hespent
morethanahalf-century
defendingpeople;neverthe
prosecution,alwaysthe
defense.Hischoice."Myprin-
cipalclientswerethepoor,
andmanytimesIwasoneof
them.SometimesIwouldtake
acasejusttohaveacase;this
evenincludedbarterservices
wheredoingthediaperswere
paidinsuds."
Tothequestion"What
wasyourmostmemorable
case?"camethereply,"It
happenedat26thand
California.Ahollowedout
bookcontainingaloaded
gunhadbeenplacedina
deskdrawerinthe
courtroom.Atan
opportunetimethe
defendantmadehis
move,seizedthegun
andbrandishingit,
collaredtheSheriff
andtheAssistant
StatesAttorneyas
shields,effectively
throwingtheplaceinto
pandemonium.Shotsrang
outinthemeleeandabullet
grazedmybutt.Whenorder
wasrestoredIfeltdown
thereandyelled,'Getme
adoctor!Getmeatailor!'"
Later,addedKarlin,"when
thebandagescameoff,I
resembledahotcrossbun."
LenKarlinpassedaway
inOctober,2010.Funny
storiesnotwithstanding,he
remaineddedicatedtothe
pooranddefenseless.His
choice.Hewasanoldman,
ajustman,awisemanand
agoodman.Theydidn't
comemuchbetter.
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ByBobSullivan
Lee Brooke
S
atisfyinghiscuriosity,at
age13LeeBrooketriedto
makeapost-depression
dollardoingtreeremoval
work.Afterfallingoutofa
treethreetimeshegaveitup.
Thatwasinthemid-1940s,
andmayhavebeenthelast
timehequitanyproject.
Muchlater,StudsTerkel
wouldsayofhimself,“Curi-
osityneverkilledthiscat.”
Hecouldhavebeenspeaking
ofLee.
Nowinhisearly80s,he
arisesveryearlytoputin
anotherbusyday.Notbusy-
busy;meaningfullybusy.
Howelsetoresearchand
write8booksin20years?
BooksmostlyonOakPark,
RiverForestandForest
Parkpeople,institutions
andhistory-alsosome
travelbooks-withmost
ontheshelvesofourlocal
libraries.And“library”is
ahotbuttonwordforLee,
havingspent25yearsasa
medicallibrarian,thenset-
tlingintothecomfortable
nicheof“townrecorder,”
nothistorian,thankyou.
Personally,themanis
acharmer,agentlemanof
theoldschoolwithaneye
twinkle,aninvitingsmile
andageneralinterestin
whatyou’resaying.Heis
oftenseenwithhispartner,
MarcyKubat,anotable
RiverForestartistandhis
friendandco-authorsince
1995.Together,they’ve
writtenninevolumeson
thelocalscene,plustravel
andartbooks.Theyfeelco-
authorshipmaystimulate
theirthinking,enliventheir
writingandsharpentheir
individualefforts.
Brooke’sdrivingforceis
notthatdifferentfrommost
ofus.He’sjustmoreacutely
awareofit,andcontinues
tofeedhiscuriosity.Toget
afeelfortheman,whathe
doesandhowhehonors
thatmostpreciousofcom-
modities—Time—readthe
fi nallinesofShakespeare’s
73rdSonnetonageandtime
passing;theonethatends,
Thisthouperceiv‘stwhich
makesthylovemorestrong.
Tolovethatwellwhichthou
mustleaveerelong.
Mr.Brooke’slatestwork,
aboutlocalpeoplewhoare
activeandhaveattained
age90,isdueforpublica-
tionsoonaftertheFirst
AnnualSeniorCelebration
Week.
Prettygoodforahapless
ladwhofelloutofatree
threetimes.
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Senior Spotlight
ByBobSullivan
Rose Pestell
T
enpinsscatter,andRose
Pestellraisesclenched
fstsintriumph.Her
frststrikeoftheafternoon.
Thenshebreaksintoher
irrepressiblevictorydance.
Theoldestmemberofthe
SuburbanGirlsbowlingteam
wasbehavinglikea14-year-
old—andlovingit.Later,she
wouldjoinherGreatBooks
Clubmeetinganddiscuss
Dostoyevsky’sCrimeand
Punishment.Allpartofthe
variousandvitallifeshe
chose.andwasabletoenjoy.
BorninItalyin1913,she
andherfamilywerepro-
cessedthroughEllisIsland
nineyearslater.Allher
lifeRosePestellconsidered
mixedlanguageandmixed
knowledgeakeytoanalive
mind.Onedayshemight
playafternoonbridge,then
discusspoliticsandworld
eventswhilecookingfor
herfamily—husbandCarl
Caesar,sonsRobertand
Bruce,fvegrandchildren
andothers.
Ms.Pestlellwasanactive
volunteerforseveralorga-
nizations,andshelovedto
travelinthecompanyof
others,oralone.It’ssaid
she“inhaled”Italianopera
attheLyricandregularly
attendedorchestralperfor-
mancesatSymphonyCen-
ter.When
askedabout
herinterest
inclassical
music,she
demurred
witha
laughsay-
ingonly
howlucky
shewasto
beliving
thelifeshe
alwayswanted.Waxing
philosophical,sheadded,
“MyfutureishereandI’m
livingitnow.”Therewas
notensenessinherpresent-
tenseattitude;onlycalm
assuranceandasenseof
easycontent.
RosePestell,95,diedin
March,2009atherRiver
Foresthome.Alifewell-
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Community Resources
ARTS AND
CULTURE
ENTERTAINMENT
Chicago a cappella
2936 N. Southport, 2nd flr.
Chicago
(773) 281-7820
(773) 755-1628 (box offi ce)
www.chicagoacapella.org
Ticket price: $80 for 4 tickets
(Seniors 62 and older) general
seating
Chicago Sinfonietta
(312) 236-3681
www.chicagosinfonietta.org
Ticket price: discount on 3-5
concert series tickets and seating
location
Circle Theatre
1010 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 660-9540
(708) 771-0700 (box offi ce)
www.circle-theatre.org
Flex pass $114 (6 tickets)
Dominican University
Performing Arts Center
7900 W. Division St., River Forest
(708) 488-5000
www.dom.edu/performing-arts
$5 off ticket. Small amount of
tickets are at box office under
“Pay What You Can”
Lake Theater
1022 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 848-9088
Ticket price $6 all day
(Seniors 60 and older)
Momenta
605 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 848-2329
www.momenta-dance.org
Evening performance: $10
Day performances: $5
Oak Park Festival Theatre
(708) 445-4440
www.oakparkfestival.com
Regular performance: $20 (>65)
Previews: $15
Senior/Student nights: $10
Concert Locations:
Dominican University
7900 W. Division, River Forest
Harris Theater
205 S. Randolph St., Chicago
Navy Pier’s Crystal Garden
700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Rd., Brookfield
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville
Concordia University Artists
Of Concordia Theatre
7400 W. Augusta, River Forest
(708) 488-4106
www.cuchicago.edu
Ticket price: $10 for seniors
(55 and older)
FitzGerald’s Nightclub
6615 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn
(708) 788-2118
www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com
Ticket price: Prices range from
$10-$20
Heritage Chorale
828 N. Harvey, Oak Park
(708) 848-9066
www.heritagechorale.com
Ticket price: $15 for seniors
Community Chorus
Oak Park Concert Chorale
924 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-4742
www.oakparkconcertchorale.org
Open Door Repertory
Company
200 W. Harrison St., Oak Park
(708) 802-1723
www.opendoorrep.org
Symphony of Oak Park-
River Forest
P.O. Box 3564, Oak Park
(708) 218-2648
www.symphonyoprf.com
Ticket price: $15 for seniors
MUSEUMS
Ernest Hemingway
Foundation/ Museum and
Birthplace Home
The Arts Center
200 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
Hours: Sunday – Friday 1pm-5pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Admission price: Seniors pay $8
Price includes museum & birth
place tour
The Birthplace of
Ernest Hemingway
339 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-2222
www.ehfop.org
Frank Lloyd Wright
Home & Studio
951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-1976
www.gowright.org
Hours: 10am – 5pm daily
closed on all major holidays
Admission: Guided tour $12 for
seniors (65 years & up)
Frank Lloyd Wright
Robie House
5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago
(708) 848-1976 Robie House
(708) 725-3880 Shop
www.gowright.org
Hours: Thursday – Monday
Call for guided tour hours
Admission: Guided tour $12 for
seniors (65 years & older)
Frank Lloyd Wright
Unity Temple
875 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-8873
www.unitytemple-utrf.org
Hours: Mon – Fri 10:30am – 4:30pm
Sat 10am – 2pm/Sun 1pm – 4pm
Admission: Seniors & Students $6
Adults $8
Historical Society of
Oak Park-River Forest
Pleasant Home
217 Home Ave., 2nd flr., Oak Park
(708) 848-6755
www.oprfhistory.org
Hours: Thurs-Sun Guided Tours
Dec-Feb 12:30pm & 1:30pm
Mar-Nov 12:30pm, 1:30pm & 2:30pm
Admission:Adults $5, kids $3
Trailside Museum
738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest
(708) 366-6530
www.fpdcc.com
Nature Center Hours: March 1 –
last Sat in Oct from 8am – 5pm
Last Sun – Feb 28 from 8am – 4pm
Nature Center Exhibit building
open at 9am daily except Fridays,
Thanksgiving, Christmas & New
Year’s Day
Oak Park Visitor’s Center
1010 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 848-1500
www.visitoakpark.com
Hours: Daily 8am – 5pm
Provides information about
local attractions, events, tours,
accommodations and more in
Oak Park, River Forest and 20
other western Suburbs
Wonder Works Children’s
Museum
6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-4815
www.wonder-works.org
Hours:Wed-Sat 10am-5pm & Sun
12pm-5pm
Admission: $5 and free for
members
Special discounts for seniors can be found under each listing.
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EDUCATION
Concordia University
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest
(708) 771-8300
www.CUChicago.edu
Offers: Reduced tuition for
seniors at $25.00 per semester
Dominican University
7900 West Division St.
River Forest
(708) 366-2490
www.dom.edu
Offers: $5.00 discount to
performing arts center.
Triton College
2000 N. 5th Ave.
River Grove
(708) 456-0300
http://www.triton.edu
Offers: Reduced tuition for
seniors at $6.00per semester hour.
FAITH-BASED
SENIOR GROUPS
First United Church of Christ
1000 Elgin Ave., Forest Park
(708) 771-8456
Has a woman’s club and bible
study for seniors
Forest Park Baptist Church
133 Harlem Ave., Forest Park
(708) 366-5091
Has a senior Christian fellowship
Living Word
Christian Center
7600 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park
(708) 366-2473
Has an organization called Silver
Saints.The Silver Saints hold
lunches and groupmeetings
First Presbyterian Church
of River Forest
7551 Quick Ave., River Forest
(708) 366-5822
Has an organization called
Friends at First Senior Club that
allows seniors to meet at lunches
Grace Evangelical Lutheran
Church
7300 Division St., River Forest
(708) 366-6900
Has a Senior Bible study on
Wednesday mornings and once
a month group meetings for
seniors
St. Luke Roman
Catholic Church
528 Lathrop Ave., River Forest
(708) 771-8250
Has a senior group called Prime
Timers. The Prime Timers meet
every 2nd and 4th Monday of
each month. They go on various
field trips together at least once
a month.
St. Vincent Ferrer Church
1530 Jackson Ave., River Forest
(708) 366-7090
Has a senior group that meets
once a month
Ascension Church
808 S. East Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-2703
Has a senior group that meets
several times a year
Calvary Memorial Church
931 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 386-3900
Has a senior bible study class
every Sunday
St. Catherine and St. Lucy
Catholic Church
38 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park
(708) 386-8077
Groups and seminars for seniors
United Lutheran Church
409 Greenfield St., Oak Park
(708) 386-1576
Bible study groups and various
events and fieldtrips for seniors.
Unity Church of Oak Park
405 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-0960
Various events, meetings and
lunches
Unity Temple Unitarian
Universalist Congregation
875 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 848-6225
Has a senior group called the
Purple Sages. They meet every
4th Wednesday of the month to
discuss various topic and issues.
The OPAD explores all permutations of Silver
in this year’s indoor/outdoor Art Festival as we nod
to Older Americans Month. Come see a Will Rogers
performance, take a photo with your grandkids in an
old fashioned photo booth, have a bite to eat and
receive discounts in many OPAD businesses!
www.oakparkartsdistrict.com
What’s Blooming on Harrison Street
“Discover Silver”
Friday, May 20, 6 -10 pm
Saturday, May 21, 11am -7 pm
-and-
On Harrison Street in the nine blocks west of Austin, Oak Park, IL
Thanks to our
seniors for being
vibrant members of
our community.
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a resource for seniors and caregivers
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neurological, medical, emotional,
and learning concerns.
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137 N. Oak Park Ave., Suite 207A Oak Park, IL
PH(708) 434-1264
F (708) 434-0494
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www.sageneuropsychology.com
Erin K. Hill,
PsyD, ABPP
Board Certified Clinical
Neuropsychologist
Providing Neuropsychological Evaluations
for individuals 16 and older for a variety of
neurological, medical, emotional,
and learning concerns.
Sage Neuropsychology
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137 N. Oak Park Ave., Suite 207A Oak Park, IL
PH(708) 434-1264
F (708) 434-0494
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Erin K. Hill,
PsyD, ABPP
Board Certified Clinical
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Providing Neuropsychological Evaluations
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recommendations to improve functioning.
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FITNESS
CENTERS
Dahn Yoga and
Fitness Center
7233 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 771-9642
10% off group memberships
D K W Fitness
7517 Madison St., Forest Park
Phone: (708) 771-8730
Evolution Fitness Club
711 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 660-1400
FFC Oak Park
1114 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-1114
Gottlieb
701 West North Ave., Melrose Park
(708) 681-3200
www.gottliebhospital.org
Offers: Discounts on fitness
membership for seniors starting
at $49.00 per month and $28.00
to join
Loyola
2160 South 1st Ave., Maywood
(708) 216-9000
www.loyolamedicine.org
Offers: Discounts on fitness
membership for seniors starting
at $59.00 per month with a $300.00
enrollment fee. Must come
between 9am and 3pm. No time
restrictions on weekends.
Midtown Fitness
1135 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-5200
www.Midtown.com
Initiation fee waived
Monthly rate $67 (normal rate
is $87)
Oak Park Tennis Club
Harlem Ave. & Lake St.
River Forest
(708) 366-9652
www.oakparktennis.com
Tennis and Fitness Center of
Oak Park and River Forest
301 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 628-5486
YMCA
Silver Seniors (62 & older)
255 S. Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 434-0225
10% off individual or family
monthly premium Some Medigap
plans cover monthly membership
Call to find out if your plan
covers cost
HEATH AND
PERSONAL CARE
SERVICES
ADuLT DAy CARE
CENTERS
Accolade Adult Day Center
112 S. Humphrey
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 445-1300
Gottlieb Adult Day Care
701 West North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160
(708) 681-7700
West Suburban Senior Services
439 Bohland Avenue
Bellwood, IL 60104
(708) 547-5600
AuDIOLOGISTS
Newport Audiology
7611 Lake St., River Forest
(800) 238-1922
Sound Care Hearing Group
610 S. Maple, Oak Park
(708) 660-2350
The Hearing Place
6905 W. North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 445-7171
COMPANION/
SITTER SERVICES
Non-medical in-home
services to assist people to
remain in their homes
A-Abiding Care, Inc.
233 Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge
(847) 698-1400
Companion
For three generations, our family-run business
has been centered on your real estate success.
Whether you're buying or selling, our staff will work
closely with you to help you navigate the complexities
of today's market and achieve your goals.
Call us at 708.524.1100 and experience
the personal service and exceptional expertise that
have helped us build local relationships for generations.
65 Years of Selling Homes
& Building Relationships
114 N. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park Il 60301 • 708.524.1100
www.bhgrealestate.com • www.gloor.com
CONCERT 1 PROGRAM 13
FUNERAL HOME
Since 1880
Family Owned and Operated
Charles M. Williams, Owner/Funeral Director
203 South Marion Street • Oak Park 60302 • 708-383-3191
Heaven and earth are full of the
majesty of thy glory.
IV. Andante / Adagio / Allegro /
Adagio / Allegro
The glorious company of the
Apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the
Prophets praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs
praise thee.
The holy Church, throughout all
the world doth acknowledge thee.
The Father of an infinite majesty;
thine honorable, true, and only son;
Also the Holy Ghost, the comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory,
O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son
of the Father.
V. Adagio / Allegro
When thou tookest upon thee to
deliver man;
Thou didst not abhor the
Virgins womb.
When thou the hadst overcome the
sharpness of death;
Thou didst open the kingdom of
heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of
God in the glory of the Father.
continued on page 14
1107-1109 Westgate
Oak Park, Illinois 60301
708/948/7943
www.knotjustknits.com
info@knotjustknits.com
A Needlework Nook in Oak Park
CONCERT 1 PROGRAM 13
FUNERAL HOME
Since 1880
Family Owned and Operated
Charles M. Williams, Owner/Funeral Director
203 South Marion Street • Oak Park 60302 • 708-383-3191
Heaven and earth are full of the
majesty of thy glory.
IV. Andante / Adagio / Allegro /
Adagio / Allegro
The glorious company of the
Apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the
Prophets praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs
praise thee.
The holy Church, throughout all
the world doth acknowledge thee.
The Father of an infinite majesty;
thine honorable, true, and only son;
Also the Holy Ghost, the comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory,
O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son
of the Father.
V. Adagio / Allegro
When thou tookest upon thee to
deliver man;
Thou didst not abhor the
Virgins womb.
When thou the hadst overcome the
sharpness of death;
Thou didst open the kingdom of
heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of
God in the glory of the Father.
continued on page 14
1107-1109 Westgate
Oak Park, Illinois 60301
708/948/7943
www.knotjustknits.com
info@knotjustknits.com
A Needlework Nook in Oak Park
CONCERT 1 PROGRAM 13
FUNERAL HOME
Since 1880
Family Owned and Operated
Charles M. Williams, Owner/Funeral Director
203 South Marion Street • Oak Park 60302 • 708-383-3191
Heaven and earth are full of the
majesty of thy glory.
IV. Andante / Adagio / Allegro /
Adagio / Allegro
The glorious company of the
Apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the
Prophets praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs
praise thee.
The holy Church, throughout all
the world doth acknowledge thee.
The Father of an infinite majesty;
thine honorable, true, and only son;
Also the Holy Ghost, the comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory,
O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son
of the Father.
V. Adagio / Allegro
When thou tookest upon thee to
deliver man;
Thou didst not abhor the
Virgins womb.
When thou the hadst overcome the
sharpness of death;
Thou didst open the kingdom of
heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of
God in the glory of the Father.
continued on page 14
1107-1109 Westgate
Oak Park, Illinois 60301
708/948/7943
www.knotjustknits.com
info@knotjustknits.com
A Needlework Nook in Oak Park
CONCERT 1 PROGRAM 13
FUNERAL HOME
Since 1880
Family Owned and Operated
Charles M. Williams, Owner/Funeral Director
203 South Marion Street • Oak Park 60302 • 708-383-3191
Heaven and earth are full of the
majesty of thy glory.
IV. Andante / Adagio / Allegro /
Adagio / Allegro
The glorious company of the
Apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the
Prophets praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs
praise thee.
The holy Church, throughout all
the world doth acknowledge thee.
The Father of an infinite majesty;
thine honorable, true, and only son;
Also the Holy Ghost, the comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory,
O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son
of the Father.
V. Adagio / Allegro
When thou tookest upon thee to
deliver man;
Thou didst not abhor the
Virgins womb.
When thou the hadst overcome the
sharpness of death;
Thou didst open the kingdom of
heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of
God in the glory of the Father.
continued on page 14
1107-1109 Westgate
Oak Park, Illinois 60301
708/948/7943
www.knotjustknits.com
info@knotjustknits.com
A Needlework Nook in Oak Park
CONCERT 1 PROGRAM 13
FUNERAL HOME
Since 1880
Family Owned and Operated
Charles M. Williams, Owner/Funeral Director
203 South Marion Street • Oak Park 60302 • 708-383-3191
Heaven and earth are full of the
majesty of thy glory.
IV. Andante / Adagio / Allegro /
Adagio / Allegro
The glorious company of the
Apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the
Prophets praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs
praise thee.
The holy Church, throughout all
the world doth acknowledge thee.
The Father of an infinite majesty;
thine honorable, true, and only son;
Also the Holy Ghost, the comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory,
O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son
of the Father.
V. Adagio / Allegro
When thou tookest upon thee to
deliver man;
Thou didst not abhor the
Virgins womb.
When thou the hadst overcome the
sharpness of death;
Thou didst open the kingdom of
heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of
God in the glory of the Father.
continued on page 14
1107-1109 Westgate
Oak Park, Illinois 60301
708/948/7943
www.knotjustknits.com
info@knotjustknits.com
A Needlework Nook in Oak Park
CONCERT 1 PROGRAM 13
FUNERAL HOME
Since 1880
Family Owned and Operated
Charles M. Williams, Owner/Funeral Director
203 South Marion Street • Oak Park 60302 • 708-383-3191
Heaven and earth are full of the
majesty of thy glory.
IV. Andante / Adagio / Allegro /
Adagio / Allegro
The glorious company of the
Apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the
Prophets praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs
praise thee.
The holy Church, throughout all
the world doth acknowledge thee.
The Father of an infinite majesty;
thine honorable, true, and only son;
Also the Holy Ghost, the comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory,
O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son
of the Father.
V. Adagio / Allegro
When thou tookest upon thee to
deliver man;
Thou didst not abhor the
Virgins womb.
When thou the hadst overcome the
sharpness of death;
Thou didst open the kingdom of
heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of
God in the glory of the Father.
continued on page 14
1107-1109 Westgate
Oak Park, Illinois 60301
708/948/7943
www.knotjustknits.com
info@knotjustknits.com
A Needlework Nook in Oak Park
36 C e l e b r a t i n g S e n i o r S r e S o u r C e g u i d e www.celebratingseniors.net
AACF Suburban
Career Center
6707 North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 848-1700 x 1704
Tami Yarbrough, Program Director
All-Care Agency
4955 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
(773) 736-7900
www.all-care.com
Companion, Nanny
Allways Caring
2650 W. Albion, Chicago
(773) 764-1313
www.allwayscaring.com
Full-Service
Alpha Christian Registry
6525 W. North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-0032
Companion
ARIS at Home
329 Harrison Street, Unit B
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 934-4676
www.arisathome.com
A Silver Connection
675 Lake St. #304, Oak Park
(866) 421-8266
(224) 723-8857
Full Service
Best Care
600 Hunter Dr., Oak Brook
(630) 645-1700
Full Service
Caring Home Care Services
1881 Commerce, # 107
Elk Grove village
(847) 439-7030
Full Service
Catholic Home Care
721 N. LaSalle, 5th fr., Chicago
(312) 655-7415
Companion/homemaker
Cloud 9 Care
P.O. Box 6809, Chicago
(630) 390-8900
(312) 986-9717
Full Service
Comfort Keepers
221 East Lake St., Ste. 212, Addison
(630) 834-8366
(847) 577-5780
(708) 488-1808
Companion/personal care/bathing.
*will provide 1 hour service.*
Excellent Home
Caregivers, Inc
1301 S. Route 59, Unit 113, Naperville
(630) 851-4911
www.excellenthomecaregivers.com
Non-Medical home care, 24-hour
companions, personal care
Gateway Health Systems
2555 Lincoln Hwy., #209
Olympia Fields
(708) 503-5403 or 5407
Home Health (RN, PT, OT &
Speech Therapy)
Home Care Resources
1000 West Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-4663
Companion
Home Helpers
(630) 325-2059
www.HomeHelpers.CC
Companion
Home Helper
(312) 342-2022
homehelpers08@hotmail.com
Companion
Home Instead Senior Care
7001 W. North Ave., Ste. 203, Oak Park
(708) 524-9814
hiscoakprk@ameritech.net
Home Sweet Home Care
P.O. Box 489, Western Springs
(708) 469-7117
Private Duty Caregiver
Interim Health Care
1140 W. Lake St., Ste. 202, Oak Park
(708) 383-7320
Companion and Skilled Care
Lifestyle Options, Inc
999 North Plaza Dr., Ste. 790
Schaumburg
(888) 342-4636
Home Care Professional
New Life Health Services
651 W. Gladys Ave., Elmhurst
(630) 530-5170
Companion, Personal Care and
Homemaker services
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SCI Home Health
1800 Nations Dr., Ste. 216, Gurnee
(847) 782-9999
Companion, Sitter and Home
Health Aid
The British Home
31st Street & McCormick Ave.
Brookfield
(708) 485-1155
Companion
United Methodist
Community
Support Services
3249 N. Central Ave., Chicago
(773) 205-7400
Caregiver, overnight and respite
care
FALL PREVENTION
Fall Prevention Clinics
of America
710 East Ogden Ave., Ste. 250
Naperville
(630) 305-0403
www.fallpreventionclinics.com
mab@fallpreventionclinics.com
Fall prevention
HOMEMAKING
SERVICES
A-Abiding Care, Inc.
233 North Northwest Hwy.
Park Ridge
(847) 698-1400
Homemakers/Personal Care
Addus
1127 S. Mannheim Rd, Hillside
(708) 216-1470
Homemakers/Personal Care
Albest Home Care
6443 W. North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-8058
Homemakers/Personal Care
Albest Home Care
1100 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 898-8058
Homemakers/Personal Care
All-Care Agency
4955 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
(773) 736-7900
www.all-care.com
Bathing, personal care, home
health, housekeeping, laundry,
shopping, etc.
Alpha Christian Registry
6525 W. North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-0032
Homemakers/Personal Care
Ardent Home Health
6634 W. Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park
(708) 358-1800
Homemakers/Personal Care
Assisting Hands
24 W. 500 Maple Ave., Ste. 208
Naperville
(630) 305-9100
Homemakers/Personal Care
Best Care Services
600 Hunter Dr., Ste. 301, Oak Brook
(630) 645-1700
(630) 645-9600
Homemakers/Home Health
Bright Star
430 W. Erie, Ste. 403, Chicago
(312) 382-8888
Caregivers, RNs, LPNs, LVNs, Cans
Caring Home Care Services
1881 Commerce Dr., Unit 107
Elk Grove Village
(847) 439-7030
Homemakers/Personal Care
Catholic Home Care
721 N. LaSalle, 5th flr., Chicago
(312) 655-7415
Homemakers/Personal Care
Comfort Keepers
221 East Lake St., Ste. 212, Addison
(630) 834-8366
(847) 577-5780
(708) 488-1808
Homemakers/Personal Care
Community Care Systems
1440 W. North Ave., Ste. 310
Melrose Park
(708) 343-3944
Homemakers/Personal Care
Complete Care
715 East Golf Rd., Schaumburg
(847) 885-8151
Homemakers/Personal Care
DMJ Home Health Services
6142 W. Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park
(708) 445-0056
Homemakers/Personal Care
DMS Home Health
910 S. Grove Ave., Oak Park
(708) 386-1554
Homemakers/Personal Care
AltCare Health Center, serving the oak  park 
area for 25 years,  provides the right care and 
support to help people make positive choices 
influencing their body’s natural tendency to‐
ward health. 
  
Cheryl Haugh, DC, MEd 
831 S Oak Park Ave  Oak Park, IL 60304     
(708) 848‐9900 t    (708) 848‐9902 f     altcarehealthcenter.com 
 
chiropractic  •  homeopathy  •  myofas‐
cial  therapy  •  nutritional counseling  •  
psychological counseling  •  fitness train‐
ing  •  rehabilitation  •  wellness training 
AltCare Health Center, serving the Oak Park area for
25 years, provides the right care and support to help
people make positive choices infuencing their body’s
natural tendency toward health.
chiropractic • homeopathy • myofascial therapy
nutritional counseling • psychological counseling
ftness training • rehabilitation • wellness training
Cheryl Haugh, DC, MEd
831 S Oak Park Ave Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 848-9900 t (708) 848-9902 f
altcarehealthcenter.com
Coming in 2012
OAK PARK TOWNSHIP
Senior Services
Serving Oak Park and River ForeSt
oakparktownship.org • 708.383.8060
38 C E L E B R A T I N G S E N I O R S R E S O U R C E G U I D E www.celebratingseniors.net
Have you been told you need a knee
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If you answered yes to any of these ques-
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How do I know that this is
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NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE CONTROL
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Also, I had a diffcult time walking and
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A D V E R T I S E M E N T
What are patients saying?
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I invite you to regain control of your
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—Dr. Milton Chavez M.D.
What causes osteoarthritis?
The cause of osteoarthritis is unknown.
Factors that might cause it include the
following:
• Being overweight
• Getting older (wear and tear)
• Joint injury
• Joints that are not properly formed
(alignment/imbalance problems)
• A genetic defect in the joint cartilage
• Stresses on the joints from certain
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CONSIDER THESE FACTS BEFORE SURGERY:
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Disclaimer: Due to Federal Law some exclusions may apply.
those who think that surgery, dietary sup-
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the only options to eliminate knee pain.
Will my insurance cover this
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YES, most major insurances and
Medicare will pay for some if not
all of our services.

Who is a good candidate
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SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE
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Pain Little to none Can be severe for
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OA Center of Forest Park
7746 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130
FOREST PARK LOCATION GRAND OPENING
CALL TODAY IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY
DEGREE OF KNEE PAIN OR DISCOMFORT!
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Easter Seals
Metropolitan Chicago
(312) 808-0058 ext. 22
Homemakers/Personal Care
ELC Healthcare
6555 North Ave., # 106, Oak Park
(708) 383-2191
Homemakers/Personal Care
Gentiva
1011 Lake St., Ste. 220, Oak Park
(708) 848-0962
Homemakers/Personal Care
Golden Haven Care
6525 W. North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 358-1267
Homemakers/Personal Care
Help at Home
17 N. State St., Chicago
(312) 763-0900
Homemakers/Personal Care
Home and Health
Caregivers
LaGrange
(708) 352-4663
Home Help/Personal Care/
Companionship and Respite
Home Care Resources
1000 W. Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-4663
Homemakers/Personal Care
Home Instead Senior Care
7001 W. North Ave., Ste. 201
Oak Park
(708) 524-9814
Homemakers/Personal Care
Interim Health Care
1140 W. Lake St., Ste. 202, Oak Park
(708) 383-7320
Homemakers/Personal Care
Lifestyle Options, Inc
999 North Plaza Dr., Ste. 790
Schaumburg
(888) 342-4636
Home Care Professional
Mable Gray & Associates
1327 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 660-9605
Homemakers/Personal Care
Maxim Health Care
1049 Lake St., Ste. 201, Oak Park
(708) 386-0201
Homemakers/Personal Care
MERIT Private Care
1300 S. Main St., Ste. R, Lombard
(630) 748-3700
(877) 748-2202
Skilled Nursing/Personal Care
New Life Health Services
651 W. Gladys Ave., Elmhurst
(630) 530-5170
Homemakers/Personal Care
Nightingale of Oak Park
210 Harrison, Oak Park
(708) 848-1495
Homemakers/Personal Care
Right at Home Care
5518 W. Devon Ave., Chicago
(773) 775-4677
Homemakers/Personal Care
Wisdom Home Care Plus
2850 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago
(800) 532-5555
Personal Care Assistants
Visiting Angels
(630) 221-1337
Living assistance services
HOSPICE CARE
A Touch of Grace Hospice
8250 S. Cicero Ave., Burbank
(312) 912-2678
cgladney@touchofgrace.net
Special focus on assisting
minority groups especially
African American, Latino, etc.
Rainbow Hospice and
Palliative Care
444 North Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge
(847) 685-9900 x2156
ejacobson@rainbowhospice.org
Exceptional clinical care for
patients facing serious illness or
life limiting diseases
INHOME HAIR CARE
Hair to There, Inc
432 S. Woodlawn, Wheaton
(630) 416-4238
Mary M. Ludman (owner)
Michelle’s Hair and
Travelling Salon
1229 Howard, Berkeley
(708) 544-1215
Peck Bloom, LLC - Attorneys at Law
(Offce in Northbrook – Appointment Only)
105 W. Adams | 31st Floor | Chicago, Illinois | 60603 |312.201.0900
www.peckbloom.com
Peck Bloom is proud to
support the Celebrating Seniors
Coalition and to participate
in Celebrating Seniors Week,
May 6-13, 2011 at the Senior
Resource Fair on May 13
th
.
Do you have a
family member
recently diagnosed
with Alzheimer’s disease?
Peck Bloom’s elder law attorneys
will assist you in meeting your
family’s needs to protect quality
of life and fnancial security for
the entire family.
Do you have a family
member in the later
stages of Alzheimer’s
disease without advanced
planning in place?
Peck Bloom’s elder law attorneys
possess unique expertise to
provide guidance and implement
legal solutions to protect your
family.
Call Kerry Peck
now for a no-cost
consultation!
M
y company is named for my Mother who was a fashion
model and clothing buyer. I primarily design classic
jewelry that you will be proud to wear or give as a gift to
someone special. In addition to necklaces, bracelets and
earrings, there are a variety of intriguing novelty items such
as bookmarks and fan pulls. Commissions are welcomed.
I have small sales display in the reception area of
the Oak Park Arms. I can be contacted by e-mail
rbcjewelrydesign@gmail.com or see my
RBC Jewelry Design Face Book page.
RBC Jewelry Design
Patricia Connery Koko • Owner/Designer
RBC
Jewelry
Design
40 C e l e b r a t i n g S e n i o r S r e S o u r C e g u i d e www.celebratingseniors.net
Louise Kazanjian
2521 Nelson Sq., Westchester
(708) 562-7384
Travelling Shears
(708) 383-2470, Carol Sorrentino
Hair Care In the Home
(708) 788-8117, Alice
Judy Duley Nunes
9140 Brookfeld Ave., Brookfeld
(708) 485-5534
IN-HOME
NURSING CARE
Allways Caring
2650 W. Albion, Chicago
(773) 764-1313
All types of Nursing Care
Bright Star Healthcare
1415 W. 22nd St., Tower fr., Oak Brook
(630) 571-5555
www.BrightStarHealthcare.com
cmcessy@247brightstar.com
Full Service
Catholic Home Care
721 N. LaSalle, 5th fr., Chicago
(312) 655-7415
Certified Nurses Aid
Interim Health Care
1140 W. Lake St., Ste. 202, Oak Park
(708) 383-7320
Certified Nurses Aid
Maxim Health Care
1049 Lake St., Ste. 201, Oak Park
(708) 386-9239
(800) 756-9223
All types of Nursing Care
LIVE-IN CAREGIVERS
A-Abiding Care, Inc.
233 Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge
(847) 698-1400
All-Care Agency
4955 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
(773) 736-7900
Best Care Services
600 Hunter Dr., Ste. 301, Oak Brook
(630) 645-1700
Comfort Keepers
221 East Lake St., Ste. 212, Addison
(630) 834-8366
(847) 577-5780
(708) 488-1808
Home Instead Senior Care
7001 W. North Ave., Ste. 203, Oak Park
(708) 524-9814
Home Sweet Home Care
P.O. Box 489, Western Springs
(708) 469-7117
Interim Health Care
1140 W. Lake St., Ste. 202, Oak Park
(708) 383-7320
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
AND SUPPLIES
Dependicare
1815 Gardner Rd., Broadview
(708) 345-7400
Provides full range of medical
supplies: hospital beds, wheel
Chairs, walkers, wound care
supplies, tracheotomy supplies,
nebulizers, diabetic supplies, etc.
Works with Medicare and private
insurance.
Fitzsimmons
6442 Cermak Rd., Berwyn
(708) 795-6300
(773) 881-8700 (Service #)
Provides full range of medical
supplies: hospital beds, wheel
chairs, walkers, lifts, oxygen, ulcer
care supplies, tracheotomy supplies,
nebulizers and medications, food
pumps (and food), special eating
utensils, etc. Works with Medicare
and private insurance.
J-Care
8064 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles
(847) 823-4747
Home medical supplies-provides
a variety of durable medical
equipment to help people stay in
home environment. Works with
Medicare and Medicaid.
Oak Park Township
418 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-8060
Provides some medical supplies
to residents of Oak Park, such as:
walkers, canes, raised toilet seats,
portable bedside commodes,
shower chairs etc.
Source One
(773) 718-7654
(877) 940-4590
Contact Aaron Stream
Provides home or portable
oxygen system and electrical
wheel chairs. Works with
Medicare, private insurance,
and HMO/PPO with prior
authorization.
Walgreen’s
7173 W. Cermak, Berwyn
(708) 795-1295
Provides full range of medical
supplies: hospital beds,wheel
chairs, walkers, wound care
supplies, etc.Works with
Medicare and private insurance.
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Accelerated Rehab Centers
1145 Westgate St., Oak Park
(708) 763-0564
Athletico
1135 North Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 386-2086
ATI Physical Therapy
800 Des Plaines Ave., Forest Park
(708) 366-2442
Integrity Physical Therapy
605 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 763-8597
Rehabilitation Institute of
Chicago
420 Thatcher Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 427-3650
Services for the Developmentally
Disabled
PHYSICIANS WHO
MAKE HOUSE CALLS
Home Physicians
www.homephysicians.com
(877) 663-1333
Provides compassionate
physician services in the comfort
of your own home
Mobile Doctors
www.mobiledoctors.com
info@mobildoctors.com
(800) 362-2968
Provides compassionate
physician services in the comfort
of your own home
PODIATRISTS
Acorn Podiatry Center Ltd
1144 Lake Street, Ste. 202, Oak Park
(708) 848-8014
Dr. Walter H. Brown
101 N. Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 848-6364
Di Somma Foot &
Ankle Clinic
1100 Lake St., Ste. 248, Oak Park
(708) 383-5554
www.disomma.com
Dr. Maria Chon
414 S. Oak Park Ave., Ste. 27
Oak Park
(708) 848-7334
Forest Foot Care
7503 Madison St., # 1, Forest Park
(708) 366-3770
Instep Foot and Ankle Clinic
Dr. Brian A. King
6142 Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park
(708) 848-0021
Linda S. Lambert
1000 Lake St., Ste. B, Oak Park
(708) 524-0494
Mercado Foot and
Ankle Clinic
6545 North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-6800
Midwest Podiatry
610 S. Maple Ave., #2550, Oak Park
(708) 660-6100
Oak Park Podiatrists
1142 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
(708) 660-0889
William Finn, DPM
1144 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 848-8014
RESOURCES FOR THE
HEARING IMPAIRED
Chicago Hearing Society
332 S. Michigan, Ste. 714, Chicago
(773) 248-9121
TTY: (773) 248-9174
Illinois Department
of Human Services &
Rehabilitation Services
1100 Lake St., Ste. 145, Oak Park
(708) 848-7100
Progress Center for
Independent Living
7521 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 209-1500
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RESOURCES FOR THE
VISUALLY IMPAIRED
OR BLIND
Blind Service Association
22 West Monroe, 11th flr., Chicago
(312) 236-0808
The Chicago Lighthouse
1850 West Roosevelt Rd., Chicago
(312) 666-1331
Department of Human
Services
(773) 292-4424
Contact: Mr. Henson
Deicke Center for Visual
Rehabilitation
219 East Cole Ave., Wheaton
(630) 690-7115
Eye Can See Clearly
8430 Gross Point Rd., Suite 106,
Skokie
(847) 612-9094
Low-vision aids
Lions of Illinois Foundation
2814 Dekalb Ave., Sycamore
(815) 756-5633
SERVICES FOR THE
DEVELOPMENTALLY
DISABLED
Progress Center for
Independent Living
7521 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 30130
(708) 209-1500
http://progresscil.org/
Provides disability services and
acts as an advocacy organization
for people with disabilities.
Serves people throughout
Suburban Cook county.
Seguin Services
Incorporated
3100 S. Central Ave., Cicero
(708) 863-3803
www.seguin.org
jnowak@seguin.org
Provides residential, vocational
and educational services
supports for adults and children
with developmental disabilities,
enabling them to be productive,
valued members of society.
VISION CARE
America’s Best Contacts &
Eyeglasses
7610 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park
(708) 366-9278
Compass Eye Care
603 Madison, Oak Park
(708) 383-2150
Dennis H. Ireland
7777 W. Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 771-0500
Eyes Rite
Dr. Prybylo
821 Garfield St., Oak Park
(708) 386 -1554
For Eyes Optical
409 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 358-2000
Forest Park Eye Care
7417 W. Madison, Forest Park
(708) 366-3551
Kirk Eye Center
7427 Lake St., River Forest
(708) 771-3334
LensCrafters
River Forest Town Center
7345 Lake St., River Forest
(708) 771-0769
Michal J. Booker
960 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-1717
Professional Eye Center
1118 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-7240
Weiner Optical
1100 W. Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 848-4040
WOUND CARE
Independence Plus
1105 Chicago Ave., PMB 151
Oak Park
(708) 366-4500
Wound care and catastrophic
survivors
Interim Health Care
1140 W. Lake St., Ste. 202, Oak Park
(708) 383-7320
Wound care and skilled care
7375 W. North Ave., River Forest • (708) 771-8040
www.GagliardoRealty.com
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TOO BIG?
Are you thinking
about moving?
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about moving?
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about moving?
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7618 W. Madison Street • Forest Park, IL 60130
708-771-3016
Now in our
34th Year!
Restaurant & Catering
See our Catering Menu at
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Gourmet Sandwiches
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Visiting Physicians
1699 Wall St., Ste. 120
Mount Prospect
(847) 956-9910
Wound care referral
HOME
MAINTENANCE
CLEANING SERVICES
Express Cleaning Service
1101 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 386-3850
Irish Maid-Ins. Service, Inc.
20 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-3004
Mary’s Cleaning Service
4055 South Blvd., Oak Park
(708) 383-2770
Molly Maid of Oak Park
949 Garfeld St., Oak Park
(708) 386-6655
Service Master of Oak Park–
River Forest
943 Garfeld, Oak Park
(708) 524-0304
ELECTRICIANS
A M & L Electric
951 Garfeld St., Oak Park
(708) 524- 1133
All Pro Electric
312 North Taylor Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-6341
J&J Electric
1000 Ferdinand Ave., Forest Park
(708) 771-0066
Lopez & Associates
1800 DesPlaines Ave., Forest Park
(708) 386-8260
Oak Electric Inc.
645 S. Elmwood Ave., Oak Park
(708) 878-1835
PJH
Forest Park
(708) 366-3209
10% off for seniors
R&L Maintenance
324 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-7110
Ro Pro Electric
940 Thomas Ave., Forest Park
(312) 720-7218
10% of for seniors
HANDYMAN
Mr. Handyman
1523 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 613-2233
Interior-exterior services (attics,
bathrooms, carpentry, decorative,
door electrical, plumbing,
flooring, garages, installation,
kitchens, painting, windows, etc.)
5% discount for seniors
Handyman Solutions
7241 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park
(708) 771-0020
High Maintenance Home
711 South Blvd., Oak Park
(708) 488-2900
Hometown Handyman
800 N. East Ave., Oak Park
(708) 358-7800
Bathroom remodels, deck and
fences, installation and repairs,
painting, electrical, and much
more.
HEATING AND COOLING
All-Year ComfortResidential
2247 N. 72nd Ct., Elmwood Park
(708) 452-1580
Heating and cooling
Free estimates
Chuck’s Heating and Cooling
1136 Gunderson Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-4433
Residential heating & cooling
Free estimates; offers discounts
to seniors (normal rate is $110;
seniors pay $90 for first hour)
House of Heat
336 Harrison St., Oak Park
(708) 848-3291
Installs and repairs heating and
coolingsystems for residential
and light commercial buildings,
stores, and restaurants.
Jobber Air Conditioning
& Refrigeration
8003 W. Summerdale, Chicago
(847) 457-1144
A/C – Senior discount
HOME MODIFICATIONS
All High Work
1011 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 445-9271
Contractor and builder
Circle F Properties
1408 Elgin, Forest Park
(708) 310-9954
Master Carpenter and home
modificationspecialist
10% Senior Discount
Edward Cross & Son
(708) 848-8631
Contractor and builder
Extended Home
Living Services
5230 Capital Dr., Wheeling
(847) 215-9490
www.ehls.com
Home adaptation and
modification for independent
living
Ramp Now
2225 Tanglewood Dr., Aurora
(630) 892-7267
Ramps, lifts, vehicle solutions
and more
Service Master of Oak Park/
River Forest
(708) 524-0304
Fire and flood restoration, heavy
duty work and floor stripping
HOME ORGANIZATION
Chicago Professional
Organizers
Cheryl Vargas
104 S. Scoville, Oak Park
(312) 371-9526
Certified Professional Organizer
StufBusters
Patty Wolf
La Grange
(708) 828-6652
Certified Professional Organizer
Susan Gray Un-Cluttered
2015 72nd Ct., Elmwood Park
(708) 452-6720
Helps to un-clutter homes
and offices; also helps people
downsize their living space.
LAUNDRY
Chicagoland Laundry
8128 Floral Ave., Skokie
(847) 675-9595
Serves Oak Park on Tuesdays
only. 1st 3 pounds = $9.95, after
that it is $1.95 per pound
Speedy Wash Home Delivery
1600 S. 61st Ct., Cicero
(708) 652-4660
.85 cents per pound with a
minimum of 25 pounds
LOCkOUT SERVICES
Arrow Locksmith Service
321 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 386-5500
PHS Locksmiths
6810 Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park
(708) 386-3334
Lock rekeying, lock repair,
safe sales,safe repair, lost key
replacement, keyduplication,
door opening, door repairand
new lock installation. Free,
honest estimates.
PAINTERS
A&T Painting
(708) 383-2800
A and T Painting Inc.
410 Elgin Ave., Forest Park
(708) 689-0006
Anthony’s Remodeling
414 S. Maple, Oak Park
(708) 383-3535
10 to 20% total bill for seniors
Circle F Properties, Inc.
1408 S. Elgin, Forest Park
(708) 310-9954
10% off total bill for seniors
Don’s Restoration
321 N. Elmwood, Oak Park
(708) 220-1022
15% off total bill for seniors
Eclectic Decorating and
Painting
427 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-9864
Merit Team Painters
Oak Park
(708) 445-1200
10% off total bill for seniors
Expert Skilled Care and Rehabilitation
in the heart of La Grange Park
Te Grove of La Grange Park ofers comprehensive services including:
Physical, Occupational & Speech Terapies
Physician-monitored Wound Care management
Physiatrist consults on site
Short-term, Respite and Long-term care options
Secure Dementia living and care
Warm, home-like atmosphere & social programs
Social Services support
Our commitment to excellence is at the heart of everything we do.
Arrange for a tour or personal consultation by calling Marie Carpanzano, Admissions Director.
708-354-7300
a Medicare and Medicaid approved facility
701 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park, Illinois 60526 | www.grovelagrangepark.com
of La Grange Park
Te Grove of La Grange Park is a boutique skilled care and rehab community ofering
the latest advances in clinical care and rehabilitation.
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Expert Skilled Care and Rehabilitation
in the heart of La Grange Park
Te Grove of La Grange Park ofers comprehensive services including:
Physical, Occupational & Speech Terapies
Physician-monitored Wound Care management
Physiatrist consults on site
Short-term, Respite and Long-term care options
Secure Dementia living and care
Warm, home-like atmosphere & social programs
Social Services support
Our commitment to excellence is at the heart of everything we do.
Arrange for a tour or personal consultation by calling Marie Carpanzano, Admissions Director.
708-354-7300
a Medicare and Medicaid approved facility
701 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park, Illinois 60526 | www.grovelagrangepark.com
of La Grange Park
Te Grove of La Grange Park is a boutique skilled care and rehab community ofering
the latest advances in clinical care and rehabilitation.
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O.P. Decorating
3425 Maple Ave., Berwyn
(708) 386-0531
Peacock Decorators
7433 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park
(708) 771-0160
Raul Gonzalez Painting
(773) 968-2579
15-20% of total bill for seniors
Reliable Decorating
1182 Home Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-9698
15% off total bill for seniors
Ronbo’s Fine Painting
Ronbos4@comcast.net
(708) 848-0214
10% off total bill for seniors
Rons Painting
823 North Lombard Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-9389
Thomas Restoration
142 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park
(708) 386-7383
$500.00 off complete paint jobs for
seniors
Vazquez Painting
1010 S. Elmwood Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-7505
20% off total bill for seniors
Westwork Painting
(708) 848- 4800
10% off total bill for seniors
PLUMBERS
All Suburban Plumbing
Oak Park
(708) 343-2800
Senior and veteran discounts
Berwyn Western Plumbing
& Heating Co.
7100 Cermak Rd., Berwyn
(708) 386-6065
10% off senior discount
Bryan Dwyer Plumbing
(630) 825-9446
15% off total bill
Ed’s Plumbing & Sewer Inc
(708) 652-1444
10% off total bill
J.S. Plumbing Inc
(708) 628-4016
10% off total bill
Roto-Rooter
(708) 848-4027
15% total bill
Roto Rooter – Oak Park
(708) 848-3311
10% labor
The Irish Plumber
(847) 967-7077
10% off total bill
ROOFING
CONTRACTORS
Mader Roofng Co., Inc
210 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-4500
www.maderroofng.com
maderrofng@sbcglobal.net
Lindholm Roofng
7115 North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 524-1014
R. Eck & Son
7221 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park
(708) 771-3010
Tuscher Roofng Company
221 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 386-2500
www.tuscherroofng.com
TEENS OUT WORKING (TOW)
TOW is an organization for Oak
Park and River Forest youth
(ages 14-21) who are interested in
earning money by doing outdoor
chores for local residents. Each
young person has a completed an
application, which is on file with
the township. Before engaging a
young person to help you, please
ask if they have a mower and
other necessary equipment, or
if you should provide it. Since
these are young people, they may
not have the tools for the job (but
they certainly have the energy
and the willingness!)
Please contact Roberta A. White at
(708) 445-2727 ext 126 or rwhite@
oakparktownship.org.
Mon.-Turs. ~ 11:30am-9:30pm
Fri.-Sat. ~ 11:30am-10:30pm Sunday ~ 10:00am-9:00pm
7407 W. Madison St. Forest Park, IL 60103 • 708-771-3063
Enjoy something special
at Francesca’s every day
of the week!
Lunch is a great time to enjoy Francesca’s too!
Monday - Friday • 3-Course Menu for $11.99
Saturday & Sunday • Mimosa’s & Bloody Mary’s for $5
Join us EVERY Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
for our Northern-Italian BRUNCH!
MONDAY • Italian Comfort Food
Choose from Lasagna Bolognese, Chicken Parmigiano, Eggplant
Parmigiano or Spaghetti & Meatballs, served with a
cup of soup or Caesar salad for just $12.99
(available at dinner only)
TUESDAY • Martini’s for $5
WEDNESDAY • 3-Course Menu for $24.99
(available at dinner only)
THURSDAY • Half-Price Bottles of Wine
(excludes half-bottles)
FRIDAY • Half-Priced Appetizers in the Bar
(from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Free Passport Photos!
Friday, May 6
from 2 - 5pm
Please join us.
A rep from AAA will be here to talk to you
about current passport requirements.
MB Financial Bank
Locations throughout Chicagloand, including:
7727 W. Lake Street
River Forest, IL 60305
www.mbfnancial.com 1.888.ibank mb (1.888.422.6562) Member FDIC
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HOME DELIVERY
GROCERY STORES
THAT DELIVER
Fair Share Finer Foods
6226 Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park
(708) 386-6288
Oak Park Market
133 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-9077
Pan’s
824 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-1340
Home-delivered meals
Oak Park and River Forest
Township
418 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-8060
Provides one balanced meal
weekdays to Oak eligible
homebound Oak Park and River
Forest residents age sixty and
over
PHARMACIES
THAT DELIVER
Medicine Stop
7756 Madison St., River Forest
(708) 771-6363
PharmacyHours: Monday- Friday
9am- 6pm
Delivery:Free delivery
Sear’s Pharmacy
1003 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 386-6304
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am–7pm
Saturday 9am–2pm
Delivery:$4 fee (depends on
insurance)
Segreti Pharmacy
6144 W. Roosevelt., Oak Park
(708) 383-6757
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat 9am – 4pm
Delivery: $1 per delivery for
prescriptions. $3 per delivery for
non-prescription drugs
Peterson’s Pharmacy
715 Lake St., # 1, Oak Park
(708) 848-5020
Hours: Mon, Tues & Thurs 9:30am-7pm
Wednesday & Friday 9:30am-6pm
Saturday 9:30am-3pm
Delivery: $2 fee with insurance
Free for those without insurance
and purchases over $10
HOSPITALS
Gottlieb
701 West North Ave., Melrose Park
(708) 681-3200
www.gottliebhospital.org
Hines Hospital
(708) 202-8387
Loyola University
Medical Center
2160 S. 1st Ave., Maywood
(708) 216-9000
www.loyolamedicine.org
MacNeal Memorial
3249 S. Oak Park Ave., Berwyn
(708) 783-9100
www.macneal.com
Rush Oak Park Hospital
610 South Maple Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-9300
www.roph.org
Westlake
1225 W. Lake St., Melrose Park
(708) 681-3000
www.wlhospital.com
West Suburban
Medical Center
3 Erie Ct., Oak Park
(708) 383-6200
www.westsuburbanmc.com
HOUSING
APARTMENT SERVICES
Oak Park Regional
Housing Center
1041 South Blvd., Oak Park
(708) 848-7150
www.liveinoakpark.org
ASSISTED LIVING
Arden Courts Alzheimer’s
Assisted Living
1940 Nerge Rd., Elk Grove Village
(847) 534-8815
www.hcr-manorcare.com
359-mktg@hcr-manorcare.com
Assisted living specifically
designed to care for persons with
Alzheimer’s disease or memory
impairments
Belmont Village of Oak Park
1035 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 848-7200 ext 107
www.belmontvillage.com
How would
you like to know
what your home is
really worth?
 
Bonnie G. Rossell, RAA
Certied General Real Estate Appraiser
200 S. MARION • OAK PARK, IL 60302
(708) 383-7100 • FAX  (708) 383-7104
www.bonnierossell.com
Invest In Memories
Travel with your Family
Travel with your Friends
7777 W. Lake Street
River Forest, IL 60305-1781
P 708.771.5500 • F 708.771.4834
www.acorntravel.com
708.771.5500
info@acorntrvl.com
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British Home
Staying At Home
8700 W. 31st St., Brookfeld
(708) 341-4390
Central Baptist Village
4747 N. Canfeld Ave., Norridge
(708) 583-8527
www.cbvillage.org
Oak Park Arms
408 S. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL
(708) 386-4040
www.oakparkarms.com
SENIOR LIVING
COMMUNITIES
Autumn Green at
Wright Campus
4239 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago
(773) 202-3388
Altenheim
7824 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 366-2206
Bethesda Home
2833 N. Nordica Ave., Chicago
(773) 726-3910
British Home
8700 31st St., Brookfeld
(708) 255-5441
Oak Park Arms
408 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 386-4040
Holley Court
1111 Ontario St., Oak Park
(708) 383-2063
Victory Center
1800 Riverwoods Dr., Melrose Park
(708) 547-5800
The Scottish Home
2800 Des Plaines Ave.
North Riverside
(708) 447-5092
Subsidized Housing
Heritage House
201 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 848-1800
Management: Marie
Mills Park Tower
1025 Pleasant Place, Oak Park
(708) 386-7536
Management: Melissa and
Barbara
Social Worker: Rosemary Serio
Ryan Farrelly Apartments
435 S. Humphrey Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-8744
The Oaks
114 S. Humphrey, Oak Park
(708) 386-5812
Management: Deidra
Social Worker: Rosemary Serio
Regional Housing Center
(708) 848-7150
Oak Park Housing Authority
(708) 386-9322
SKILLED
NURSING CARE
A-Abiding CARE, INC.
233 N. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge
(847) 698-1400
Skilled Nursing
Certified Nurse’s Aid
Access Life Solutions
512 W. Burlington, Ste. 101
La Grange
(708) 354-0104
www.accesslifesolutions.com
athenar333@hotmail.com
Good Shepherd Healthcare
3144 W. Montrose Ave., 2nd fr.
Chicago
(773) 478-1784
Skilled Nursing
Home Care Resources
1000 W. Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-4663
Skilled Nursing
Interim Health Care
188 Industrial Drive
Suite 126
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630)359-6660
Unlimited Health Services
(773) 725-7881
Skilled Nursing/Homemaker
SKILLED NURSING
FACILITIES
Alden Town Manor
6120 W. Ogden Ave., Cicero
(708) 863-0500
Berkeley Nursing &
Rehabilitation
6909 W. North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 386-1112
Elmhurst Extended
Care Center
200 E. Lake St., Elmhurst
(630) 516-5000
www.elmhurstextendedcarecenter.com
eecc@ameritech.net
Elmwood Care
7733 W. Grand Ave., Elmwood Park
(708) 452-9200
FairFax Home
3601 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn
(708) 749-4160
Oak Park Health Center
625 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-5966
Pavillion of Forest Park
8200 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park
(708) 488-9850
Villa Scalabrini-Casa San
Carlo
480 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake
(708) 562-0040
Westshire Care Center
5825 W. Cermak Rd., Cicero
(708) 656-9120
MEALS
CONGREGATE DINING
Oak Park and River Forest
Township
418 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708)383-8060
Offers a well balanced lunch
meal, the opportunity to meet
new friends, and a variety of
educational and recreational
activities to keep you active and
healthy
FOOD PANTRY
Oak Park River Forest
Food Pantry
848 Lake St. (basement), Oak Park
(708) 386-1324
Hours: 1st Wed. of the month
7–8:30am
2nd, 3rd, 4th Wed. of the month
3:30–5pm
Every Saturday 9am–12pm
New Life Christian
Fellowship
6235 North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-2441
Hours: Every Thursday 5–7pm
RESTAURANTS
# 1 Chop Suey
242 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
(708) 445-1177
Free egg roll when you spend
$20.00 or more
Al’s Grill
1100 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 386-4190
Daily specials
Andreas Restaurant
7427 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park
(708) 771-1969
Offers daily discounts to seniors
Bar Louie
1122 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 725-3300
Daily specials
Boston Market
7211 W. Lake St., River Forest
(708) 771-0455
Offers a senior citizens card that
provides between 10% to 20% off
for seniors
Buona Beef Restaurant
7025 North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-1800
Offers free medium beverage
Chicken and Wafes
543 W. Madison, Oak Park
(708) 524-3300
15% off for seniors before 5pm
Damenzo Pizza
7300 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park
(708) 771-5705
Delia’s Kitchen
1034 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 358-1300
Breakfast and lunch specials
daily
Denny’s
711 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 386-6964
Daily specials
Eastgate Cafe
102 Harrison St., Oak Park
(708) 660-9091
Daily specials
Erik’s Deli & Catering
107 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-8805
10% off for seniors
Francesca’s Fiore
7407 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 771-3063
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Fuji Grill
315 Harlem Ave., Forest Park
(708) 366-3773
Soon expecting senior discounts
Giordano’s
1115 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
(708) 386-2223
Daily specials
Golden Steer
7635 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park
(708)771-7798
Daily specials
Grandma Sally’s
7301 North Ave., River Forest
(708) 771-2047
Grape Leaves
129 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-5555
Daily specials
Happiness Restaurant
6222 Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park
(708) 383-2266
10% off for seniors
Healy’s Westside
7321 W. Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 366-4277
Homemade Pizza
421 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 358-9999
Daily specials
IHOP
6501 North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 386-1199
10% off for seniors
Inos Tacos
7100 Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park
(708) 763-9571
10% off for seniors
J & J Fish
319 Harlem Ave., Forest Park
(708) 209-1515
Daily specials
KFC
316 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 386-4770
Daily specials
Khyber Pass
1031 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 675-7958
15% discount for seniors
King & I Thai restaurant
105 N. Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 383-2975
10% off for seniors
Klay Oven Restaurant
734 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 386-3999
Daily specials
La Majada Restaurant Inc
226 Harrison St., Oak Park
(708) 848-8838
10% off for seniors
Leona’s Restaurant
848 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 445-0101
Before 3pm everything is $4.95
or $7.95
Mancini’s Pizza Pasta Café
1038 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 445-9700
10% off for seniors
Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
7652 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 366-8073
Papaspiros
733 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 358-1700
10% off for seniors
Nick’s Pizza & Beef on
Madison
330 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 386-2748
Daily specials
Panera Bread
7349 Lake St., River Forest
(708) 714-3140
Offers a rewards card to earn
discounts on meals
Penny’s Noodles Oak Park
1130 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
(708) 660-1300
Daily specials
Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuitss
610 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 524-1022
Daily specials
Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
940 W. Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 383-8452
Shanahan’s
7353 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 366-0775
Specials on Tuesdays Thursdays
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Interior & Exterior
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Smokin M’s Barbeque
7501 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park
(708) 488-0123
Daily specials
Starship Subs
7618 Madison St., Forest Park
Daily Specials
Szechwan Beijing Chinese
1107 South Blvd., Oak Park
(708) 386-8889
$1 coupon with every $20 spent
T.G.I. Friday’s
401 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 445-8249
Daily specials
Thyme and Honey
7525 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 771-5725
MENTAL HEALTH
SERVICES
Center for Contextual
Change
125 N. Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 524-1301
Counseling Services
Child Adolescent & Adult
Psycho Therapy
137 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-4008
Marriage and family counselors,
psychiatric social workers
Community Care Options
1010 Lake St., Ste. 500, Oak Park
(708) 386-2100
Comprehensive mental health
services
Counseling for Results Ltd
1101 Lake St., Ste. 405, Oak Park
(708) 383-1636
Psychiatric social workers, social
workers and services
Institute-Positive Mental
Health
820 Ontario St., #3, Oak Park
(708) 358-8570
Rehab (holistic), vocational/
social skills training, basic
support services
Lutheran Social Services
of Illinois
(773) 282-7693
www.lssi.org
Variety of counseling services
PILLARS
120 S. Marion, 4th fr., Oak Park
(708) 383-4663
www.ccoptions.org
Community mental health
center providing psychotherapy,
parenting groups, evaluations,
and crisis interventions
Progress Center for
Independent Living
7521 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 209-1500
(708) 209-1826
www.progresscil.org
Provides advocacy, peer
counseling, personal assistance,
deaf services, drop in center and
Latino outreach
Psychological Consultation
Services
1103 Westgate St., Oak Park
(708) 386-1761
Marriage and family counselors,
mental health specialists, social
workers and services
Safe Harbor Christian
Counseling
(847) 223-2561
www.safeharbor1.com
Treatment for depression, mood
disorder, anxiety, eating disorder,
divorce, martial counseling,
mental illness, grief and loss,
substance abuse, anger, sexuality,
personality disorder
Sage Neuropsychology
Consultants
137 N. Oak Park Ave., # 207A, Oak Park
(708) 434-1264
www.sageneuropsychology.com
Board-certified clinical
neuropsychologist provides
evaluations for individuals aged
16+. Specialization in assessment of
memory disorders in older adults.
Suburban Counseling
Services
1101 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 358-0758
Counseling and therapy
Thresholds USP Case
Management
1515 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 386-0399
www.thresholds.org
Provides case management and
supportive services for mentally
ill adults, outreach, education,
deaf program, homeless program,
integrated dual diagnosis
treatment, mobile crisis
THRIVE Counseling Center
120 S. Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 383-7500
Behavioral healthcare, crisis
emergency, comprehensive youth,
psychiatric rehabilitation, group
support, prevention and risk
reduction services
PET CARE
A-American Veterinary
Hospital
6042 W. Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park
(708) 386-6205
Camp Bow Wow
6046 Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park
(708) 848-2267
My Best Friend Groom and
Board
7626 W Madison, Forest Park
(708) 366-3900
Oak Park Animal Hospital
242 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 383-5542
Oak Park Natural Pet & Fish
23 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 660-9500
Pat’s Pet Emporium
7638 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 366-0430
PetCo
7265 W. Lake St., River Forest
(708) 366-7387
Prairie State Animal
Hospital
1013 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 524-9720
River Forest Animal Hospital
7515 Lake St., River Forest
(708) 366-8370
Spikes
725 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 386-9881
Suburban Pet City
6632 Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park
(708) 524-5353
The Cat Practice
323 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-5997
PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES
ATTORNEYS
Angelika Kuehn Law Ofces
171 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-0785
www.amkuehn.com
Estate planning, administration,
commercial law, land use and
philanthropy
Bentron Financial
Group, Inc.
Robert J. Mondo Esq.
6601 W. North Ave., Ste. 2, Oak Park
(708) 386-3100
www.bentron.com
Estate planning, trusts, wills,
power of attorney, estate
settlement, philanthropy
Goedert, Huntington &
DeBoer
1011 Lake St., Ste. 303, Oak Park
(708) 848-6066
www.ghdlaw.com
Corporate, business, estate
planning, probate, tax and real
estate
The Law Ofces of
Evelyn C. Gross
410 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-9659
Estate planning, estate
administration and probate,
business, asset protection, trust,
wills, divorce, elder law, real
estate, and guardianship.
Law Ofces of
Hoy & Sahlas, Ltd.
2000 Spring Rd., Ste. 603, Oak Brook
(630) 575-0400
www.hoyweb.com
Trusts, wills, estate planning and
trust and probate administration
Law Ofces of
Jonathan D. Groll, Ltd.
137 N. Oak Park Ave., Ste. 320
Oak Park
(708) 358-8565
jonathan@groll-law.com
Estate planning, real estate,
probate, corporate and general law
Lyn C. Connif Law Ofces
746 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 763-0999
www.connifaw.com
Family mediator
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Neiburger Law, Ltd.
747 N. Church Rd., Ste. B4B, Elmhurst
(630) 782-1766
www.NeiburgerLaw.com
Estate planning, guardianship
and estate administration
Paul Sengpiehl, Attorney
at Law
727 N. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-8859
sengpiehllaw@yahoo.com
Pellegrini & Cristiano
6817 W. North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 524-3610
www.pellegrini-cristiano.com
Family needs and small business
Peter J. Latz & Associates, LLC.
104 N. Oak Park Ave., Ste. 200, Oak Park
(708) 524-2300
www.peterlatzlaw.com
Estate planning, wills,
trusts, estate administration,
guardianship and probate.
Sheryl E. Fuhr & Associates
Oak Park Arms Building
414 S. Oak Park Ave., Ste. 3, Oak Park
(708) 848-8484
Thomas Clark Law, LLC
1041 Home, Oak Park
(708) 990-5374
www.thomasclarklaw.com
Wills, trusts, special needs
planning and estate and
guardianship services
RETIREMENT
PLANNERS/
INVESTMENTS
American Family Insurance
Elizabeth C Axtell
7206 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 366-2003
Bentron Financial
Group, Inc.
James L. Flanagan MBA, CEA,CEP, RFC
6601 W. North Ave., Ste. 2, Oak Park
(708) 386-3100
www.bentron.com
Blazek Financial Planning
Laurie Blazek, CFP
730 William St., River Forest
(708) 366-5033
Edward Jones
Dwight Atchley
6429 W. North Ave., Ste. 105
Oak Park
(708 ) 848-2692
Edward Jones
R. Carson
423 N. Marion., Oak Park
(708) 848-0002
Edward Jones
Matt Grote
214 S. Marion, Oak Park
(708) 524-5424
Edward Jones
Joe O’Krepky
316 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 524-6009
Hadelrock Capital
125 N. Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 386-9100
The Karbin Agency
Jan A. Karbin
815 Dunlop Ave., Forest Park
(708) 214-9508
Kelty Financial Services, Inc.
John A. Kelty, CFP, CFS
625 William St., River Forest
(847) 724-880
Madden Funds Management
Michael Madden
1010 Lake St., Ste. 604, Oak Park
Phone: (708) 848-3200
National Life Group
Christopher Garvey
45 Thatcher Ave., River Forest
(708) 209-8305
New Capital Management,
LLC
Nicholas C. Mansour
646 N. Euclid, Oak Park
(708) 848-7784
Royal Alliance
180 N. Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 524-2703
William Foss, Certified
Financial Planner
1111 Westgate St., Ste. 115, Oak Park
(847) 606-5800
Simpkins Insurance
Gus Simpkins
National Sales Manager
We specialize in individual plans.

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708-547-5800
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REVERSE MORTGAGE
SERVICES
(fOR pEOplE 62 And
OldER)
Financial Freedom
P.O. Box 14255, Chicago,
(773) 504-9633
(800) 343-6471
www.fnancialfreedom.com
mschmidt@fnancialfreedom.com
Provides reverse mortgages for
people who are “house rich and
cash poor”.
Metlife Bank, NA
(800) 906-5542
MetLife Bank is dedicated to
helping homeowners age 62 or
older make the most out of this
important mortgage option.
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
(888) 201-3577
If you’re at least 62 years of age
and are interested in putting
your home to work for you, a
Reverse Mortgage Loan from
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage may
be a good option for you.
TAX pREpARATIOn
Curt Cruver
125 N. Marion, Oak Park
(708) 848-3297
Frank L. Sassetti & Co.
6611 W. North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 386-1433
Golden Tax Services
803 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-0460
Nolen Income Tax Inc
809 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-1040
Oak Park Township
Senior Services
418 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-8060
Fred M. Power Jr.
1122 Westgate St., Oak Park
(708) 386-4500
Young Accounting, LTD
7777 Lake St., Ste. 200, River Forest
Phone: (708) 488-1111
pUBlIC
lIBRARIES
Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park
(708) 366-7171
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm & Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
Free services for seniors and
persons with disabilities
• Computer classes
• Literacy Volunteers of Western
Cook County (Diane Collins at
708-366-7171 ext112)
• Services for the Blind and
Visually Impaired
• Home bound book delivery
(Diane Collins at 708-366-7171
ext112)
Oak Park Public Libraries
Dole Branch
255 Augusta St., Oak Park
(708) 386-9032
Hours:Tues – Thurs 10am–8pm
Fri 10am–6pm
Sat 10am–5pm
Sun & Mon Closed
Main Library
834 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-8200
Hours: Mon – Thurs 9am–9pm
Fri 9am–6pm
Sat 9am–5pm
Sun 1pm–6pm
Maze Branch
845 Gunderson Ave., Oak Park
(708) 386-4751
Hours: Mon – Thu 10am–9pm
Sat 10am–5pm
Free services for seniors and
persons with disabilities
• Beginner, intermediate and
advanced Computer Classes
• Mobility, vision and hearing
needs materials and computers
(Can call Jeanne Friedell
708-452-3471)
• Home delivered books (Call
Irene Balks 708-452-3473)
River Forest Public Library
735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest
(708) 366-5205
Hours: Mon – Thurs 9am–9pm
Fri & Sat 9am–5pm
Sun 1–5pm (Sept - May)
• Free services for seniors and
persons with disabilities
• Computer Classes – Call (708)
366-5205 ext 316
• Monthly Book Groups – Call for
days and times
• Lyric Opera Lectures
• Adult Programs in a wide
variety of topics
RECREATIOnAl
ACTIVITIES
ClUBS And
ORGAnIZATIOnS
Active Retired Citizens Clubs
(RSVP)
Collins Center at Triton College
(708) 456-0300 ext 3603
Meets: First and third Fridays
from 12pm-2pm
Park District of Oak Park
Senior Recreation Program
218 Madison, Oak Park
(708) 383-3143
Contact: Meredith Schwartz
River Forest Community
Center
8020 Madison, River Forest
(708) 771-6159 ext 277
Contact: Senior Coordinator
Jean Strumbris
Senior Citizens’ Center of
Oak Park-River Forest
414 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-5251
Contact: Josie Mazzaia
Offers: Access to all hands-on and
minds-on activities: art, painting,
ceramics, lapidary, weaving,
woodworking, needle point,
bridge, mixed chorus, foreign
languages.
COMMUnITY CEnTERS
Forest Park
Community Center
7640 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park
Community Center provides
activities for all Village residents
while paying special attention to
young children and seniors.
• Support services
• Food pantry for temporary
emergency relief for residents
• Meals on Wheels for residents
of any age based on a needs
assessment
• Community Center is home
base for many senior activities
with day trips
Senior residents can take
advantage of many free services
offered by Proviso Township
including:
• Medical rides for appointments
• Recreational and shopping rides
to area stores as well as the
Oakbrook and Yorktown malls
on certain days
• Transportation services (708)
344-7430
• Handyman Program Services
- minor home repairs for a
nominal fee of $5.00 (708)
547-4001
• Free seminars
• Senior Services (708) 449-4307
River Forest
Community Center
8020 Madison St., River Forest
(708) 771-5820
Social Club (dues are $20 for 1 year)
• Senior Newsletter (1 time a
month) details upcoming events
and enables you to receive the
discounted price on all senior
functions
• Social Club meetings are on the
2nd Friday of each month in
the Community Center Room
206. Meetings include blood
pressure screening, lunch and
entertainment
AARP 55 Alive Driving Class
(708) 771-6159 ext 200
• Cost is $12 for members ($14 for
non-members)
Card Club
• 1st and 3rd Thursdays between
12:30pm – 3:30pm in the Senior
Lounge
Senior Trips
Senior Banquets (708) 771-6159
Senior Citizens’ Center
of OP RF
414 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-5251
www.sccoprf.org
sccoprf@sbcglobal.net
• Provides education,
recreational, social, cultural,
creative craft and artistic
activities.
• Annual membership is $25.
• Hours of operation are Monday-
Friday from 9am-3pm.
CRAfTS
Bead in Hand
145 Harrison, Oak Park
(708) 848-1761
www.beadinhand.com
Has an extraordinary selection
of all kinds of beads and beading
supplies. They have a wonderful,
knowledgeable staff. Classes
as well as beading parties are
offered to adults who just want
to bring friends together for an
evening of fun.
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Briolette Beads and More
7322 Madison, Forest Park
(708) 366-8318
Briolette Beads and More is
located in the heart of downtown
Forest Park. They carry a unique
selection of craft supplies
for the beader, altered artist,
rubber stamper, or paper crafter.
Briolette Beads and More also
offers beading classes and parties.
Chix With Stix
7316 Madison, Forest Park
(708) 366-6300
Chix with Stix allows you to
create something by hand that
is incredibly rewarding. Fresh,
hip, fun, and most importantly,
welcoming to both beginner
and expert knitters. There are
classes, parties, amazing yarn,
and a spirit you can’t find at just
any old yarn store.
Knot Just Knits
1107 Westgate, Oak Park
(708) 948-7943
Knot Just Knits offers a
comfortable space to find the
materials, advice, and support
you need for your next project.
Two Fish Art Glass
7401 W. Madison, Forest Park
(708) 366-6800
Two Fish Art Glass is brimming
with an extensive collection of
prairie, arts and crafts, mission
and mid-century modern styles
of lighting, table and floor lamps,
furniture and home accessories.
Fun and informative stained
glass, mosaic and beading classes/
work shops are available starting
at $60.00 for two and a half hours.
PARK DISTRICTS
Forest Park Park District
7501 Harrison St., Forest Park
(708) 366-7500
Programs
• Gentle Yoga from the chair
• Tai Chi for health
• Crochet Basics
• Knitting and Crochet Club
(meets every Wednesday 6pm –
8pm, cost $5 per class)
• Adult Bags League
• Special Trips and outings for
sports, theater and shopping
Oak Park Park District
218 S. Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 383-3143
Active Adult Membership (ages 50
and older) $25 for 1 year and $15
for 6 months
• Entitles you to member rates
for trips, events, programs,
activities and certain Park
District of Oak Park classes
• You receive a Park District
of Oak Park’s Out ‘n’ About
newsletter for active adults every
other month
• Membership card serves as
a punch pass that earns you
rewards
Fitness Punch Pass
• Active Adults Membership
costs $42 for 10 classes, $80 for 20
classes and $135 for 30 classes
• Extensive list of programs –
contact the Park District for
details.
• Senior Advisory Committee
(SAC) – a volunteer committee of
Oak Park residents who provide
guidance and recommend
direction regarding senior
programming. Contact Meredith
Schwartz at (708) 383-3143
River Forest Park District
401 Thatcher Ave., River Forest
(708) 366-6660
Programs
• Yoga for beginners
• Chair yoga for active adults
• Bushwood adult golf clinic
• Oil painting without drawing
• Volunteer programs – assist
with special events and
recreational programs
SERVICE CLUBS
Kiwanis Club of Oak Park
River Forest
Contact: Jim Eggert
(708) 366-8500 ext 360
jeggert@riverforest.us
Meets: 2nd & 4th Thursday at 12pm
at Concordia University Koehneke
Community Center. Offers:
Opportunity to serve children’s
needs throughout the world
Kiwanis Club of Forest Park
Contact: Eric Entler
Meets: 2nd & 4th Tuesday at
7pm at Doc Ryan’s 7346 Madison
Street, Forest Park. Offer:
Opportunity to serve children’s
needs throughout the world.
Law Office of Lance D. Taylor
1011 Lake St., Suite 310
Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone: 708-408-1806
Fax: 708-249-0999
ldtlaw@gmail.com
www.lancetaylorlaw.com
Wills, Trusts & Powers of Attorney
Guardianships
Medicare and Medicaid
Probate – Estate Administration
Real Estate
Free First Consultation
DEDICATED TO HELPING
SENIORS & THEIR FAMILIES
WITH ELDER LAW ISSUES
AND PROBLEMS
Celebrating Seniors Coalition would
like to thank our Rib’bon Fest Sponsors
Tank you for making Rib’bon Fest
spectacular!
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Lions Club of Oak Park
River Forest
Holley Court Terrace
1111 Ontario, Oak Park
(708) 366-4023
Steven Popolitzio, President
(708) 660-2300
Tina Gaddy, Secretary
(708) 386-2175
Steve Berggren, Social Svs,
Chairman
Meets: 2nd & 4th Thursday at
12pm. Offers: Opportunity to
assist Visually and hearing
impaired individuals
Oak Park Women’s Guild
First United Church
Corner of Lake St. and Oak Park Ave.
(708) 660-9096
Michelle Biggery, President
Meets: 9am-11am alternating
Wednesdays from September
to May. Offers: Opportunity to
work with women committed to
community service
Optimist Club of Oak Park
Township
Holley Court Terrace
1111 Ontario, Oak Park
(708) 383-1111
Ken Radnitzer, Treasurer
Meets: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at
12pm. Offers: Dedicated to growth
and development of area youth
Rotary Club of Oak Park &
River Forest
Holley Court Terrace
1111 Ontario, Oak Park
(708) 848-0840
Claremarie Keenan
www.oprfrotary.org
Meets: Every Wednesday at 12pm
Zonta Club of Oak Park
P.O. Box 2024, Oak Park
(708) 366-0911
Joyce Holverson
www.zontaoakpark.org
Meets: First Tuesday at 6 pm
Offers: Chartered in 1934. Service
Organization of executives and
professionals working together
to advance the status of woman
worldwide through service and
advocacy.
SOCIAL SECURITY
U.S. Social Security
Administration
7222 W. Cermak Rd. # 401
North Riverside
(708) 447-0649
Social Security Ofce
for Forest Park, Oak Park, and River Forest
230 N. Manheim Rd., Hillside
(800) 772-1213
SOCIAL SERVICES
AgeOptions
1048 Lake St., Suite 300
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 383-0258
AgeOptions is a nonprofit
organization connecting older
adults and those who care for
them with resources and service
options for maintaining their
well-being and independence.
The AreaAgency on Aging of
suburban Cook County since
1974, AgeOptions coordinates
programs and services through
a network of community-based
organizations.
BERwYn And CICERO
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7222 W. Cermak Road, Suite 200
North Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-2448
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111 W. Harris Ave., LaGrange
(708) 354-1323
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Senior Services
418 S. Oak Park Ave., 6th fr., Oak Park
(708) 383-8060
www.oakparktownship.org
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West Suburban Senior
Services
439 Bohland Ave., Bellwood
(708) 547-5600
SpECIALTY ShOpS
Accents by Fred
7519 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 366-9850
Gemstones and handmade jewelry
American Artworks Gallery
7314 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 557-1761
www.americanartworksgallery.com
art gallery, unique gifts
Archery Custom Shop
7240 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 366-4864
Archery supplies & shooting range
Afkara Shoes
7247 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 771-7463
Shoes
Alioto’s
1118 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
(708) 763-0808
Gifts
Baubo’s Garden
7234 Madison St., # 5, Forest Park
(708) 771-8900
Lingerie
Best Vacuum
2646 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
(773) 348-4500
Vacuum cleaners
Bramble
115 North Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 386-6800
Gifts
Bright Ideas Teacher Store
909 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-5830
Teaching supplies
Casade Puro
7410 Madison, Forest Park
(708) 725-7180
Cigar shop and smoking lounge
Cigar Oasis
7619 Lake St., River Forest
(708) 366-1290
Cigar shop
Class Plus Boutique
130 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 445-8982
Divine Consign
111 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 386-3366
Furniture and collectibles
Dream Catcher Card and Gift
Shop
823 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 660-9472
Cards and gifts
Fitzgerald’s Fine Stationary
1100 W. Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 445-8077
Stationery and gifts
Fly Bird
719 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-3330
Unique gifts
Forest Park Antiques
7504 Madison, Forest Park
(708) 366-0232
Antiques and collectibles
Forest Park Emporium
7345 Madison, Forest Park
(708) 488-1618
Antiques and collectibles
Forest Park Antiques
7504 Madison, Forest Park
(708) 488-1618
Antiques and collectibles
Gallery Etcetera
7349 Madison, Forest Park
(708) 366-2360
Antiques and collectibles
Gold Hatpin Antiques
125 N Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 445-0610
Antiques and collectibles
Grandma’s Gift Baskets
1118 Circle Ave., Forest Park
(708) 771-7761
Gift baskets
Grapevine Antiques
7512 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 488-9545
Antiques and collectibles
Green Home Experts
823 South Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 660-1443
Eco-friendly supplies for the
home
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John Toomey Gallery
818 North Blvd., Oak Park
(708) 383-5234
Fine art
Krenek’s Antiques
7501 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 366-1242
Antiques and collectibles
Muse Piano Work Shop
425 Home Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-0195
Piano tuning and repair
Nora’s Shoes
103 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 524-5740
Shoes
Oak Park Antiques
125 N. Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 386-9640
Antiques and collectibles
Oak Park Jewelers
101 S. Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 383-9695
Fine jewelry and watches
Oak Park Women’s Exchange
839 S Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-4693
Handmade gifts
Olive Owl Organics
1101 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-7627
Organic soaps, scrubs, lip balms
& more
Olive & Well
133 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-4230
Olive oils
Penzey Spices
1138 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 848-7772
Spices
Pumpkin Moon
1028 North Blvd., Oak Park
(708) 524-8144
Unique gifts
RBC Jewelry Design
Oak Park Arms Gift Shop
418 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-8018
Handmade jewelry
River Forest Coins & Stamps
7311 North Ave., River Forest
(708) 366-5551
Coins and stamps
Schauer Hallmark
7443 W Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 771-7761
Cards and gifts
Taylor’s Gifts and Bonsai
105 N. Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 524-2410
Gifts
Todd and Holland
7311 Madison St., Forest Park
(708) 488-1136
Specialty tea shop
The Irish Shop
100 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 445-1149
Irish gifts
Wells Street Popcorn
1119 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-1600
Fresh popcorn
TRANSPORTATION
Blue Cab
7417 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park
(708) 383-2121
Oak Park and River Forest
curb to curb Bus Service
(708) 383-4806
Oak Park Township
(708) 383-8005
Taxi coupons for anyone over 60
years of age
Pace Suburban Bus Line and
Public Transportation
(847) 364-7223
Proviso Township
Transportation Assistance
(708) 344-7430
RTA/ADA Paratransit
To register for all programs
(312) 663-4357
Red Cab
811 N. Harlem, Oak Park
(708) 898-4860
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(708) 771-6159
Village Cab
123 Madison St., Oak Park
(708) 848-1000
VETERANS
SERVICES
US Veterans Center
155 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-3225
Veterans of the United States
Armed Forces may be eligible for
programs and services including
healthcare, financial assistance,
burial and memorial benefits as
well as various other forms of
assistance.
VOLUNTEER
OPPORTUNITIES
American Women of
Oak Park/River Forest
Joie Pierce or Andi McFarland
(708) 524-2415
A non-profit community civics
association.
Animal Care League
1011 Garfeld, Oak Park
(708) 848-8155
www.animalcareleague.org
A non-profit adoption shelter
for cats and dogs. Volunteers
help with dog walking (training
provided), clerical help, adoption
events, etc.
Aspire Life Skills & Training
9901 Derby Ln., Westchester
(708) 547-3550
www.aspireofllinois.org
Provides neighborhood-based
services in 21 western suburbs
CEDA-Head Start
44 Madison, Oak Park
(708) 848-6476
www.cedaorg.net
Provides daycare for low-income
families. Goal is to empower
families to achieve self-
sufficiency and quality of life.
Economy Shop
103 S. Grove Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-2449
www.economyshop.org
Local resale shop that donates
proceeds to local charities.
Friends of the Oak Park
Conservatory
615 Garfeld St.
P.O. Box 126, Oak Park
(708) 725-2460
A volunteer organization
dedicated to promoting and
supporting the Oak Park
Conservatory.
Friends of the Oak Park
Public Library
(708) 383-8200
www.oppl.org
Volunteers are especially needed
from July 5th to August 6th—to
sort and organize and staff the
Annual Book Fair. Afternoon and
evening volunteers are needed.
Fair at OPRF High School.
Friends of the River Forest
Public Library
735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest
(708) 366-5205
www.riverforestlibrary.org
Hephzibah Children’s
Association
946 North Blvd., Oak Park
(708) 649-7100
www.hephzibahhome.org
Child welfare agency providing
child welfare assessment, crisis
intervention, and foster care
services as well as group homes.
Historical Society of
Oak Park-River Forest
217 Home Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-6755
Email: oprfhistorymatters@
sbcglobal.net
A volunteer organization
dedicated to promoting and
supporting the Oak Park
Historical Society.
Literacy Volunteers of
Western Cook County
125 N. Marion, Ste. 203, Oak Park
(708) 848-8499
www.lvwcc.org
A non-profit group provides free
tutoring services and literacy
programs.
Oak Park River Forest
Food Pantry
First United Church (basement)
848 Lake, Oak Park
(708) 386-1324
www.oprfoodpantry.org
A non-profit agency providing
hunger relief to over 40,000
people annually.
Optimists Club of Oak Park
(708) 848-5804
Dedicated to the growth and
development of young people in
Oak Park-River Forest.
Parenthesis
405 S. Euclid Ave., Oak Park
(708) 848-2227
www.parenthesis-info.org
Non-profit family center offers
parenting education and support
services to families with infants,
toddlers and preschoolers.
Pillars
120 S. Marion, 4th fr., Oak Park
(708) 386-2100
www.pillarscommunity.org
A non-profit organization,
which offers behavioral, health,
educational and social services
for families and individuals.
River Forest Citizen Corp
400 Park Ave., River Forest
(708) 366-8500
www.rfcitizencorps@gmail.com
The RFCC seeks volunteers
to assist with emergency
preparedness. The RFCC is
establishing a Community
Emergency Response Team
(CERT) to assist first responders,
assist with citizen safety at
public events, and assist other
communities in times of need.
Volunteers with all types of back-
grounds are needed.
Rush Oak Park Hospital
520 S. Maple Ave., Oak Park
(708) 660-5684
www.roph.org
Volunteers are asked for a
commitment of six months to
one year, with a minimum of one
four-hour shift per week.
Sarah’s Inn
5846 W. Madison, Chicago
(708) 386-3305
www.sarahsinn.org
Sarah’s Inn provides counseling
services, court advocacy and
abuse services for women and
children that are victims of
domestic violence.
The Children’s Clinic
320 Lake, Oak Park
(708) 848-0528
www.childrenscliniciws.org
Non-profit clinic that provides
dental, medical and social
services to under-served children.
Tripcom MRC
400 Park Ave., River Forest
(708) 366-8500
Tripcom MRC is a “triple
community” medical reserve
corp. Seeking volunteers from
Elmwood Park, Forest Park
& River Forest to assist with
emergency preparedness. The
Tripcom is activated only for
public service or for natural/
man-made disasters. Volunteers
with medical and non-medical
backgrounds are needed.
Triton College RSVP
Volunteer Program
2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove
(708) 456-0300 etc 3835
www.triton.edu/community/rsvp
Nationwide volunteer program
that encourages active adults to
use their talents and experience
to serve their community.
Vital Bridges
350 Harrison, Oak Park
(773) 665-1000
www.vitalbridges.org
Provides food and housing
assistance, nutrition counseling,
case management,and
educational services for those
suffering with HIV and AIDS.
West Suburban PADS
1851 S. 9th Ave., Maywood
(708) 338-1724 or (888) 338-1744
www.westsuburbanpads.org
Operates shelters for the
homeless, transitional housing
for families and a support center
for finding jobs.
Wonder Works Children’s
Museum
6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park
(708) 383-4815
www.wonder-works.org
A museum featuring interactive
and hands on exhibits for children.
Ten Thousand Villages
121 N. Marion St., Oak Park
(708) 848-4572
Ten Thousand Villages is a fair
trade retailer that creates income
opportunities for artisans in
developing countries.
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Community Resources
Fifty Fun Things To Do in River Forest, Oak Park and Forest Park
1. Go to the library—
River Forest, OP Main,
Dole, Maze or Forest Park
Libraries.
2. Bike the prairie path,
which begins just ½ mile
west of River Forest.
3. Have a picnic at Willard
School, Keystone Park,
the Forest Preserve—aka
Thatcher Woods, Austin
Gardens, or Barrie Park.
4. Walk the Harrison
Street Arts District.
5. See a play at the Village
Players, Oak Park Festival
Theater, Open Door or
Circle Theater.
6. Go to the movies—Lake
Theater is 75 years old
in 2011 and still showing
great movies.
7. Visit a book store—
Book Table, Centuries and
Sleuths, Magic Tree or
Borders.
8. Tour the Frank Lloyd
Wright Home & Studio.
9. Go on a Frank Lloyd
Wright walking tour of
Oak Park.
10. Go to the Brookfield
Zoo—just 2 miles south of
Forest Park.
11. Have a beer on
Madison Street in Forest
Park—many choices.
12. Visit the Oak Park
Historical Society—still
located in Historical
Pleasant Home.
13. Go for a walk or run
on the track at Concordia
University.
14. Drink some tea at
Todd & Holland in Forest
Park.
15. Try some free bread at
Red Hen in Oak Park.
16. Go to a bakery—Kay’s,
Oak Park Bakery, Laury’s
or the Prairie Bread
Kitchen.
17. Take someone under
4 feet tall to Wonder Works
a Children’s Museum.
18. Ride your bike (and
wear a helmet too!).
19. Go smoke a cigar at
the Cigar Oasis in River
Forest or Casa de Puro’s in
Forest Park.
20. Go to a high school or
university athletic event,
musical event or attend a
play.
21. Go to a lecture at
one of our universities
(Dominican or Concordia).
22. Take a class at a
community college.
23. Go to the Oak Park
Conservatory.
24. Check on the well-
being of a friend or
neighbor.
25. Go to the dog park.
26. Go swim in a pool or
skate in the park. Forest
Park, Rehm or Ridgeland.
27. Play tennis on a public
court.
28. Ride the “L”
downtown to “window”
shop and “people” watch.
29. Sign up for a Park
District class.
30. Volunteer! So many
opportunities—see listings
in Wednesday Journal and
Oak/Forest Leaves—or on
page 54 of this guide.
31. Go shopping.
32. Go to church,
synagogue or other
religious meeting.
33. Look for a garage sale
or estate sale—see listings
in Wednesday Journal and
Oak/Forest Leaves.
34. Join a club for
socialization and to
share a common interest
(garden, needleworkers,
language, etc.).
35. Have some authentic
Chicago-style pizza, a
hot dog, ribs or a beef
sandwich.
36. Visit the Oak Park
visitors center.
37. Visit the childhood
home of Ernest
Hemingway.
38. Spend a night in a
local hotel or bed-and-
breakfast (the Wright Inn,
Carleton Hotel, Longwell,
Under the Ginkgo Tree or
Harvey House B & B’s).
39. Go to a farmer’s
market.
40. Take a yoga or pilates
class.
41. Climb a tree (there are
trees everywhere in these
towns!).
42. Attend a public
concert (Concordia
University band, Groovin’
in the Grove, Oak Park’s
Oaktoberfest).
43. Visit or volunteer at
the animal shelter—1014
Garfield, Oak Park.
44. Take up arts and
crafts; visit a knitting
shop or try a weaving,
ceramics, lapidary class at
the Senior Citizens’ Center
OPRF.
45. Attend a real estate
open house.
46. Walk down Madison
Street in Forest Park from
Des Plaines to Harlem.
47. Have some ice cream
(Brown Cow, Petersen’s,
Ben & Jerry’s, Oberweis,
Cold Stone Creamery, Hole
in the Wall Custard or
Pacuigo Forest Park).
48. Attend a parade, fair
or street festival.
49. Close your eyes
anywhere (except while
driving), and listen to
the wonderful sounds in
nature/life.
And the 50th fun thing to
do in River Forest, Oak
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Crisis 911 911 911
Police (708) 366-2425 (708) 386-3800 (708) 366-7125
Fire (708) 366-1234 (708) 445-3300 (708) 366-7629
Poison Control (800) 222-1222 (800) 222-1222 (800) 222-1222
Elder Abuse Hotline (866) 800-1409 (866) 800-1409 (866) 800-1409
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Senior Helpline (800) 252- 8966 (800) 252- 8966 (800) 252- 8966
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A very special thank you
The Celebrating Seniors Coalition would like to thank the following organizations/people for making this concept a reality.
We would like to thank:
• The Village Officials from
Forest Park, Oak Park and River
Forestfor supporting this idea and
signing the proclamations.
• Oak Park, River Forest and
Proviso Townships for their
support.
• The Community of Congregations
for guidance and acting as our
fiscal agent.
• Rebecca Sanchez and Nina
Reed, students from Concordia
University’s Gerontology program
that helped research the content
of this guide.
• Robert Sullivan for his
journalistic expertise.
• Wednesday Journal, Inc. for their
exceptional expertise, guidance
and support in the production of
this guide.
• Our Rib’bon Fest sponsors: 19th
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• Trader Joe’s for the generous
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• Our sponsors and advertisers
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• Members of the Celebrating
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