A Word from
Director, Office on Aging
We are in a world of changing times—not only at the National level, but the local level as well. Differences in the Medicare program, increasing energy costs, the concern of bio-terrorism and pandemic flu outbreaks, the list goes on.
Our mission statement at Stickney Township Office on Aging is that we endeavor to foster the most appropriate level of care and independence for older adults by providing services, advocacy and assistance that promote dignity and quality of life.
In addition to our quarterly Newsletter, this webpage provides information
on our activities at the Louis S. Viverito Senior Center and our North and
Central meal sites, as well as what benefit programs are available that might
We want our seniors in Stickney Township to be informed, and while some of the
information might not help you specifically, you might know of someone that
it will make a world of difference to. Stickney Township Office on Aging
staff are here to help, whether you are able to come to our offices, or if
you need a home visit.
Stickney Township Facilities
South Building houses the Township administrative offices.
5635 State Road
Burbank, IL 60459
8:30-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
6721 W. 40th Street
Stickney, IL 60402
4949 S. Long Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
LOUIS S. VIVERITO
7745 S. Leamington
Burbank, IL 60459
Senior services are provided at three locations through the Stickney Office
on Aging. The main office is located at the:
Louis S. Viverito Senior Center
7745 S. Leamington
Burbank, IL 60459
You can contact us by e-mail at email@example.com
The Stickney Township Office on Aging (STOA) is a division of township government and is funded by the following sources: local contributions, Illinois Department on Aging, Suburban Area Agency on Aging, and PACE Suburban Bus Division.
The Office on Aging was created in 1975 as an expression of concern of
the Stickney Township Administration for their Senior residents. The office
provides services to senior residents and their families in order to help
the older person remain independent and in the community for as long as
While many STOA services have no charge, some programs are based on income
and other factors required by federal and state funding sources.
A donation may be requested in some programs, however, no one is denied
service due to inability to pay.
Get Fit This Spring at the Louis S. Viverito Senior Center
Yoga, 12:30-1:30 p.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Benefits of Yoga:
• Brings balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit.
• Helps with strength, flexibility, range of motion and balance.
• Calms the mind, as well as reduces stress and anxiety.
• Revitalizes the body and mind; slows heart rate and lowers blood pressure.
• Helps to alleviate lower back pain; increases circulation; strengthens and tones muscles.
• Helps to detoxify the body; improves function of internal organs; balances muscular system; increases metabolism and energy.
• Can help reduce depression, stress and insomnia.
Senior citizens age 65 and older represent the fastest growing population sector in the U.S. The basic tools of yoga, such as relaxation breathing and gentle postures, offer a powerful and accessible means to enhance quality of life and to ease suffering caused by many ailments common to seniors including arthritis, chronic pain and heart disease.
Exercise, 9-9:45 & 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion and improve abilities for daily living and relaxation. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support.
Strollers Walking Club, 9-9:30 a.m.
Yoga & Pilates, 9-10 a.m.
Exercise, 9-9:45 and 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Line Dancing, 10-11:30 a.m.
Zumba Gold, 11:15-12:15 a.m.
Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive.
The Zumba program attracts people of all shapes, sizes and ages. Give it a try, we guarantee you'll have fun, get fit and see your energy levels soar!
Call 708/636-8850 for more information.
Dental Trailer Offers Services to Seniors
Dr. Marchese shows the interior of the new mobile dental unit that will
offer services to seniors at the LSV Senior Center. For more information
or to schedule an appointment phone 708/878-3828.
Information & Assistance
Trained Information & Assistance workers are available to provide information and referral in dealing with problems. The I&A workers will help you fill out forms, such as Circuit Breaker, Homestead, etc. If you need assistance on the various programs and services available to you, please call one of the following numbers:
North (708) 788-9100 Extension 40
South (708) 636-8850 Extension 16, 15, or 21
Central (708) 458-8855
Senior Center Services
The Louis S. Viverito Senior Center is a good way to meet people, have
a nutritious meal, enjoy a hobby, and listen to educational speakers. The
services provided at the Senior Center include:Congregate Meals Meeting
Rooms for Senior Clubs, Bingo Painting Classes, Cards, Line Dancing, Craft
Classes, Rules of the Road, Exercise Classes, State I.D., Speakers, 55
Alive Refresher Classes,Trips, volunteer opportunities and special parties!
Louis S. Viverito Senior Center,
7745 S. Leamington
Burbank, IL 60459
- (708) 636-8850
A hot luncheon meal is provided to seniors 60 years of age and older and their spouses, or disabled family members living in the same home. Meals are provided as follows:
Louis S. Viverito Senior Center
7745 S. Leamington, Burbank • (708) 636-8850
TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS
North Stickney Medical Center
6721 W. 40th Street, Stickney • (708) 788-9100 Ext. 40
Central Stickney Medical Center
4949 S. Long Avenue, Chicago • (708) 458-8855
Reservations are requested. There are no income guidelines.
Home Delivered Meals
A hot lunch can be delivered to those who are determined frail and disabled and cannot cook for themselves. Individuals who are in need of a meal can call 636-8850, extension 16, 15 or 21 for an intake. There is a suggested donation for both programs to help with the total cost of the meal.
Caregiver Specialist Program
The Stickney Township Office on Aging provides for caregivers who spend much of their time looking after their elderly loved ones. Information and support are available to caregivers, helping them to reduce their stress and improve their situation. In some cases, a limited amount of respite care is available to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved of their caregiving responsibilities. For more information call 636-8850, extension 13.
Red Tape Cutters
The Red Tape Cutters Program helps seniors age 60 and over receive needed services and financial benefits. Volunteers and staff help seniors to access prescription drug coverage and other health care benefits, legal aid, rent subsidies, energy assistance, transportation services, and financial help in the form of food stamps, Supplemental Security Income, property tax assistance, and several other programs.
The Red Tape Cutters can help clients who want to know more about a benefit or service, need help applying for benefits, or would like to make an appeal regarding a benfit that they have been denied.
The Red Tape Cutters are also available to give presentations to groups of seniors, caregivers, and others who are interested in learning about the benefits and services available to seniors in suburban Cook County.
For more information contact the Office on Aging at 636-8850, extension 16.
Case Coordination Unit
The Stickney Township Office on Aging Case Coordination Unit, authorized by the Illinois Department on Aging in 1983, is designed to help persons over 60 obtain the services needed to enable them to delay the need for nursing home placement. You may call us by phone, come to our office for an interview, or make an appointment for a worker to visit you in your home. A Case Manager is assigned to each client to determine what services are the most appropriate, and to develop a plan to fill these needs.
For further information, or for answers to any questions you may have regarding the programs described in this brochure, please call the Information and Assistance Unit at (708) 636-8850, extension 16, 15 or 21.
Legislation regarding Elder Abuse was passed in Illinois in 1988. It provides for voluntary reporting of suspected cases and identifies three types of abuse: physical, financial exploitation, and neglect. Elder Abuse Case Workers have been trained by the Illinois Department on Aging to investigate cases of possible abuse. They will assist both the victim of abuse or know someone who is possibly being abused, please call our office at (708) 636-8850, extension 11 or 14, or call the Illinois Department on Aging at (800) 252-8966. After 5 p.m. and on weekends, call (800) 279-0400. Your call can be anonymous, if requested. The law also exempts any person from liability if a call is made in good faith.
This referral program is provided for seniors who need assistance in maintaining their homes. Home Maintenance can include referrals for repair work, carpentry, grass cutting, snow shoveling, household chores, etc. This program is designed to link the senior in need with a reputable worker.
For further information, please call (708) 636-8850, extension 21, 16 or 15.
Requesting Donations of American Flags
Donations of American flags are needed to fly over all four Township facilities
and the Veterans Memorial in Burbank. They are flown to pay tribute
to your loved one. The only size flag we can fly on our poles is
8 ft. by 5 ft. (the type that is used for funerals). Please attach
a note indicating the name of the honoree (a brief history is welcome)
along with your own name and telephone number. You will be notified
when the flag is being flown and your loved one’s named will be posted.
Drop your flags off at any Township building but they will be flown closest to
the location of the donor (i.e., Burbank residents at the Veteran’s Memorial,
State Road or Senior Center locations). Flags are flown until in disrepair,
then properly disposed of by the Stickney American Legion Post 8159.
Your donations are deeply appreciated.
Door-to-door mini bus service is available for township residents 60 years of age or older, or under 60 and disabled. This program provides access to medical clinics, doctor's offices, shopping, congregate meal sites and other destinations. The buses are lift-equipped. Passengers who are unable to get to and from the bus will require an escort.
A mini-bus pass is needed to ride the bus and each person may ride the bus on weekdays, round-trip to one destination, three times per week. This service is available on weekdays only. MEDICAL TRIPS ARE TOP PRIORITY. All reservations must be made at least before noon the day before you need the ride.
You can receive your mini-bus pass at one of the Offices on Aging located in any of the three township senior offices. Proof of age and/or disability and residency are required, as well as a recent photo of yourself. After you receive your mini-bus pass, you may make a reservation to ride the bus by calling the dispatcher at (708) 424-9221.
RTA passes are also available to persons 65 years of age or older. A recent photo and proof of age are required for an RTA pass. We also need to send in a photocopy of your current State I.D. or driver's license. Call (708) 636-8850, extension 16, 15 or 21 for more information.
Staff Excel in Senior Abuse Program Review
Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito congratulates our elder abuse supervisor
and caseworkers for a job well done after they received a 99.6% on their
Elder Abuse and Neglect Program annual review. “Whatever the circumstances,
I am proud to say that we have knowledgeable, diligent and caring staff
that can help those in need,” Viverito said.
While it is a often a difficult subject to discuss, elder abuse exists in all
parts of the world and knows no boundaries. And, all too often, its victims suffer
the abuse in silence.
There are many forms of abuse including physical, emotional, sexual, financial
exploitation, or neglect. When seniors find themselves suffering at the hands
of a spouse, adult child, grandchild, or someone they trust, they often feel
there is no where to turn. Stickney Township Office on Aging caseworkers lend
support and offer practical alternatives to help the victim break the cycle of
If you or someone you know needs our help please call 708/636-8850. Your
call is always confidential.
Let’s stop the suffering...together!.
Township Honors Seniors by Establishing Memorial Garden
The Louis S. Viverito Senior Center has a beautiful new garden with a brick pathway and a bench for relaxing. The brick pathway was designed with pavers that the community will have the opportunity to purchase and create a message for. We will then have it engraved and placed in the garden.
“Establishing this beautiful living memorial is just one more way to honor our seniors—those who have served us well and those who continue to work so hard in our community,” says Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito.
This is a special way to commemorate a loved one’s birthday, anniversary, years spent together, to honor a volunteer, a club, and other events in our lives. Stop by the Senior Center to see our garden and if you are interested in purchasing a paver, click on this link and download the form.