LSV Senior Center

LSV Newcomer Tours on Wednesdays


Never been to the Senior Center? Been here, but don’t really know all that it has to offer? Come in any Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. and get a guided tour by a member of the Senior Center Advisory Council.
No appointment needed.   Just check in at the front desk by 10 a.m. on any Wednesday morning.

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Information on Disabled Parking


Did you know that Temporary Placards can be issued to Stickney Township residents with a temporary disability? More information here.
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Trustee Receives Lions Club Award


Trustee Tony Guleiva recently received the Melvin Jones Award for his humanitarian efforts in the community from the local Lions Club. He was congratulated by his fellow elected officials and Supervisor Louis S. Viverito at the July Township Board Meeting.

Pictured are (front, left to right) Township Clerk Hector Cesario, Trustee Guleiva and Supervisor Viverito; (rear, left to right) Township Assesor Jay Grider, Highway Commissioner Dan Paluch, and Trustees Frank Pajak, Donna Galeher and Louise Zelinski



Rabid Bat Alert

Rabid Bat Found in Stickney, IL

BURBANK – On August 14, 2017, a bat was found in the vicinity of the 4200 block of Scoville Ave. in Stickney, IL. The bat was submitted for rabies examination. It was determined by the Illinois State Public Health Laboratory that the bad was rabid.

The Stickney Public Health District would like to remind residents to stay safe when bats are near. Rabies is perhaps the most well known disease associated with bats, however several highly fatal diseases have been linked to them. An exposure to rabies most commonly occurs when a person is bitten by a rabid animal. It can also be transmitted when the saliva from a rabid animal comes in contact with a person’s mouth, eyes, nose, or a fresh wound. Even if you don’t think you were bitten, but find a bat in your home, this can be considered an exposure.

Take these precautions to help minimize the risk of exposure to bats and their diseases:

  • Carefully examine your home for holes that might allow bats entry into your living quarters.
  • Any opening larger than a quarter inch by half-inch should be closed.
  • Use window screens, chimney caps, and draft guards beneath doors and attics.
  • Bats do not chew holes so if the entrance to the home is not there, they are easily excluded.
  • Have your dogs and cats on a leash when out of their homes, and be sure they are vaccinated against rabies. If your animal does not have a current rabies vaccination, have the pet immediately inoculated with rabies vaccine.

    When a person is exposed to rabies, timely administration of a vaccine called post-exposure prophylaxis can prevent infection. If you are bitten by a bat immediately wash the bite site with plenty of soap and lots of running water for a minimum of 10 minutes and seek medical attention immediately. If you were exposed to, or bitten by a bat, contact your doctor.

    Always remember do not handle bats. If you find one living in your home, if you find one dead on your property, or in the instance of a bat bite notify: Stickney Township Animal Control (708) 424-9200 Ext. 2187. To get more information about rabid bats please visit www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/rabies/ or www.batcon.org/rabies.

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    2017 Farmers' Market!

    Opening day brought a steady stream of area residents to the Stickney Township Farmers' Market. Produce from the midwest was featured along with crafts and prepared foods. Aracely's Bakery offered up their award winning tamales as well as their tasty baked goods. McCarthy Farms brought a healthy selection of produce and area grown produce was presented by Six Generations Farmin' Local, Inc. Free blood pressure testing was offered by Stickney Public Health nurses and a representative of the Illinois Treasurer's Office was on hand to help residents track down monies that they may be owed. One resident discovered $300 during the Farmers' Market!

    The market will be open from noon to 5pm every Wednesday during the summer months.

    If you are interested in selling foods, produce or crafts at this year's market see our Farmers' Market page for more info.

    Stickney Community Art Program Offered

    Art classes for all ages are offered this summer through the Stickney Township Community Art Program.
    All classes are held at the Louis S. Viverito Senior Center
    7745 S. Leamington, Burbank, IL.
    708-636-8850
    More information, including a complete summer schedule, is available here. Please call to register

    Stroke and Heart Attack Screenings Offered

    The Little Company of Mary Health Education Center offers Wake Up Call Screenings one Saturday each month from 7:30 am-noon. This one hour comprehensive screening for stroke and heart attack could save your life! Includes CBC, chemistry panel, cholesterol panel, thyroid level, liver enzymes and more. Ultrasound of the abdominal aorta and carotid arteries, peripheral vascular screening, heart rhythm screening for atrial fibrillation. NEW this year!!! Screening for metabolic syndrome. Includes personalized visit with the wellness nurse educator. Fee $155 (value $4,000). By appointment only. Payment required at time of registration. First appointment at 7:30 am. To register and for more information call 708 423-5774.

    2nd Annual Salute to Veterans Thanks Area Service Men and Women

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

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

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

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

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

    The first annual Illinois Township Government Day was held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The event was a coordinated effort by Stickney Township and the Illinois Township Association of Senior Cintizen Services Committies intended to highlight the value of the services provided by township government.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Financial Workshops Announced

    The Heartland Institute of Financial Education and the Township of Stickney have partnered with the Prairie Trails Public Library District to provide a workshop on planning for financing college education at 11:00 AM on September 23. More information is available here or by calling the library at 708-430-3688.

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    One Person Who Came To The Farmers' Market Is $300 Richer!

    Joe McNicholas, a representative from the Illinois Treasurer's Office, staffed the i-cash station during opening day at the Farmers' Market. The i-Cash program is an effort to aid residents in searching the State's database of "lost" funds. Joe reported that by midday one resident had discoved $300 that the State was holding for them. Funds from insurance policies and other sources end up with the treasurer's office when businesses are unable to locate individuals to whom the money is owed.
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    Aracely's Bakery. Award winning tamales, great muffins and fresh bread. Can it get any better?
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    2017 Summer Fun and Pre-School Program
    More information can be found here.
    These Preschoolers graduated May 1st.
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    Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito, a Korean War Veteran, spoke at the Second Annual Stickney Township Veterans Event.