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SENIORS

 

Senior Services for Thornton Township Residents

 

The Senior Services Department has expanded, we now offer services at three (3) locations:

Thornton Township Hall
333 East 162nd Street
South Holland
708-596-6040 Ext. 3170

Calumet City Senior Center
1420 Huntington Drive
Calumet City
708-596-6040 Ext. 3190

Senior / Youth and Family Services
14323 Halsted
Riverdale
708-596-6040 Ext. 2000

We offer a wide range of services and special events for senior citizens of Thornton Township. These programs and services are designed to assist seniors in enjoying their “Golden Years.”

Click any of the titles below for more information on that topic.

Other Helpful Links:

For additional information regarding any of our programs or services, or to make an appointment, please call the Township Hall at 708-596-6040, Ext. 3170, the Calumet Senior Center at Ext. 3190 or the Riverdale Senior Center at Ext. 2000.

Lansing Public Library - Adult Services
2750 Indiana Avenue
60438 Lansing, IL

Suburban Area Agency on Aging
1048 Lake Street, Suite 300
60301-1102 Oak Park, IL 

Illinois Cares Rx, IL 

AARP
601 E Street NW
20049 Washington, DC

Social Security

Federal Bureau of Investigation - Senior Fraud

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

The Senior Citizens League 


The Village of Lansing has several Departments that offer a
variety of services to Lansing Seniors.
These services are listed below

VILLAGE CLERKS OFFICE

1. Upon reaching the age of 65 years, Lansing seniors are eligible for a  discounted garbage/refuse rate which is included in your water bill.
This discount rate is $68.40 per billing period.

Please come to the Treasurer's office and fill out the required form, bringing with you a recent tax bill along with your drivers license or state identification card.


2. We offer a  Senior Vehicle Sticker (one per household) to Seniors reaching the age of 65 years by January 1st. The cost of the Senior sticker for a car is $3.00 and a truck sticker would be $3.00


3. Senior Bus service is available through Thornton Township and Bloom Township. Please call 708-339-9980 for Thornton Township and 708-754-200 for Bloom Township.


 LANSING POLICE DEPARTMENT

1. Citizens Police Academy

The Lansing Police Department offers a ten-week police officer-taught program to Lansing residents.
The curent Lansing Citizens Police Academy will meet on Wednesday evenings from January 17th through March 14th at the Lansing Police Department HQ 2710 -170th St. Lansing, IL.

These classes offer a unique perspective into the agency and subjects include; police ethics, criminal investigations, criminal law, use of force, gang awareness, drug use, canine demonstrations and a hands-on shooting range class.

2. National Night Out

The Lansing Police Department provides free giveaways and food that is donated by Lansing's businesses and service organizations. Residents are encouraged to lock their doors and turn on their porchlights on the night of the event to show our commitment to keeping Lansing crime-free. Any questions can be directed to Officer Barnes at 708-895-7140. 


 FIRE DEPARTMENT

1. Senior Fire Safety with fire department personnel
2 Fire Care - Education & Prevention for Senior Citizens
3. Practice for Life - Fire evacuation & Safe Escape for Senior Citizens & the disabled

PROGRAMS 

At age 65, older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large. By age 75, that risk increases to three times that of the general population — and to four times by age 85.

Remembering When™ is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention - developed by experts from national and local safety organizations as well as through focus group testing in high-fire-risk states. The program was designed to be implemented by a coalition comprising the local fire department, service clubs, social and religious organizations, retirement communities, and others. Coalition members can decide how to best approach the local senior population: through group presentations, during home visits, and/or as part of a smoke alarm installation and fall intervention program.

National Fire Prevention Association
Blood Pressure Screening - Any person who wishes, may have their blood pressure checked by stopping at any of our fire stations. On several occasions, serious medical conditions have been discovered before they became life threatening.