Senior Resources

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Aging Care Connections

Aging Care Connections is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of older adults and their families through community-based services that promote dignity, self-respect and independence. The organization offers a comprehensive range of programs and services specifically designed to meet the changing needs of the older adult population. Services offered include: comprehensive care coordination, congregate meals, health & wellness programs, assistance with housekeeping and errands, linkage to home-delivered meals and support groups. For more information, please visit the Aging Care Connections website or call 708-354-1323.

Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care

Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care is a unique senior living community nestled on five quiet, park-like acres in North Riverside. Their philosophy of care is inspired by the spirit of kith and kin, the comfort of home and the warmth of family. They offer a variety of senior care options in an environment where everyone is welcome. Please visit their website or call 708-572-7944 to learn more or schedule a visit.

Cantata Adult Life Services

Cantata Adult Life Services offers residential and home based services for seniors such as assistance with personal care, housekeeping, transportation, shopping and meal delivery. They also have a Handyman program which provides assistance with home repairs, maintenance and home improvements; and a Home Technology Support program which offers in home support for issues with cable TV, computers, tablets, other electronic devices and phones. Their new Take2 program is changing the way care at home is delivered by providing personalized senior home care that offers scheduled and unscheduled support 24/7 for a fraction of the cost of traditional in-home services. Visit the Cantata website or call them at 708-485-1155 to learn more!

Cook County Elder Justice Center

The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center is a court-based resource center which offers services for persons age 60 and older involved in legal proceedings. The Center serves the unique needs of people age 60 and older and their families by offering:
  • A centrally-located, handicapped accessible and welcoming environment
  • Information and support to help avoid abuse, neglect and financial exploitation
  • Help with navigating the court system
  • Referrals to appropriate legal assistance and social services agencies
  • Community outreach to detect and prevent elder abuse
The Elder Justice Center also offers:
  • Case management and coordination
  • Interpretation services
  • Victim advocacy for domestic violence and criminal matters
  • Mediation of certain legal issues to expedite resolutions
  • Financial literacy training
  • A neutral environment to discuss allegations of abuse or other problems
  • Counseling for victims of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation
  • Courthouse educational tours
  • Access to wheelchairs to facilitate getting to courtrooms
  • Seminars on issues affecting older adults.

PeopleCare, Inc.

PeopleCare, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides rides to older adults in Riverside Township and surrounding communities. Rides are available to medical appointments, therapy and life-enhancing errands such as going to the bank, hairdresser and grocery shopping. PeopleCare is currently seeking volunteer drivers. Please call 708-442-1223 or visit their website for more information.  

The Riverside Police Department Elder Service Unit

The Riverside Police Department Elder Service Unit investigates reports of suspected elder abuse, financial exploitation and other crimes relating to seniors. When an elderly person is the victim of a crime or scam, they are sometimes reluctant to report it to the police because they feel embarrassed. Anyone can be taken in by a scam and there is no reason to feel embarrassed. The Riverside Police Department helps victims to the fullest extent possible. To reach the Elder Service Unit, please call: 708-447-2127.

Riverside Township

Riverside Township offers opportunities for seniors to stay active and socialize with exercise classes on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and Thursday afternoon movies. The township also hosts monthly meetings of the Golden Agers. Durable medical goods like walkers, crutches and bathtub benches are available through the Nurse’s Closet and blood pressure screenings are available the 1st Monday of every month. The township also provides notary services, applications for reduced fare RTA cards and handicapped parking placards. Riverside Township also operates a food pantry. For more information on any of these programs or services, please call 708-442-4400, or visit their website.