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Resources for Aging in Place

Aging in place is possible in large part because townships, libraries, and other organizations provide a wide array of services for seniors—more than we can list here.

Help with basic needs includes transportation through township buses and taxi coupons; nutrition programs such as senior lunches and dine-out programs; support in finding a case manager, caregiver support groups, help with money management; and household help with chore and handyman services.


Social life can be enhanced through participation in a variety of park district programs that offer enrichment as well as conviviality through lectures, art and craft classes, and more. Silver Sneakers and memory cafés help seniors get out and participate in a group while doing good for their physical and mental health.

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Age Options

We suggest starting your search at the AgeOptions website, which is designed to hep you easily find the services you need that are most convenient for you.

Township Senior Services

The townships listed below provide a variety of senior services such as transportation, nutrition programs, help at home, and more to those living within their jurisdictions. The exact services provided may differ, and services are always being added, modified, and sometimes removed, so check with your township.

Oak Park Township Senior Services

River Forest Township Senior Services

Proviso Township Senior Services

Leyden Township Senior Services

City of Chicago Senior Services

Community Center - Village of Forest Park

Seniors Blue Book - Resources for Aging Well. Serving the Chicago Area
       This reference guide offers listings of resources for aging well and serves the entire Chicagoland Area.

Arbor West Neighbors

Arbor West Neighbors (AWN) is a grassroots organization of neighbors in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and Austin connected to support and enrich aging through community building and advocacy. Our mission is to empower adults to thrive as we age in community. 


Our vision is to build a multi-ethnic, multicultural community where all older adults are valued, age with dignity, and enjoy opportunities for growth and engagement. 

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization with over 120 members. 

About Us

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