Community Health - Recreation & Parks Department
WIC Here for you During COVID-19
Use Your SNAP Benefits to Buy Groceries Online
Free Benefit Help with The Greater Chicago Food Depository
Click on the link below for a listing of resources:
FLU SHOT INFORMATION
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu.
Getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Flu vaccination is especially important for people who are at high risk of the flu, many of whom are also at high risk for COVID-19 or serious outcomes. Click on the link below for more information.
People at High Risk For Flu Complications
The Pantry of Rich Township
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3 p.m.
22013 Governors Highway
Richton Park, IL 60417
St. Irenaeus Church
Monday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday 2-6 p.m.
FOOD SAFETY RESOURCE LINKS
People at Risk
Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago's food bank. We provide food and hope for Chicago and Cook County. Find food and get involved.
Illinois Department of Public Health http://www.dph.illinois.gov
For a detailed listing by Services and Department, visit https://www.dph.illinois.gov/contact-us
Food Safety During the Holidays
MEDICAL SHARPS AND NEEDLE DISPOSAL
Medical Sharps and Needle Disposal
When it comes to disposing of “sharps,” we’ll get right to the point. Medical needles, syringes, lancets, and auto-injectors are all considered to be “sharps” and must be disposed of properly. When sharps are loosely thrown into the garbage, they pose a potential risk of injury and could be a major health hazard to garbage collectors. Sharps should never be disposed of in household recycling carts. Click on the link below for more information from Homewood Disposal.
Mobility loss puts older adults at risk. Research shows exercise can help, Visit https://onlinegrad.baylor.edu/resources/mobility-exercises/
for more information.
NIH – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
Health Tips for Older Adults
TOWNSHIPS & SENIOR SERVICES
22013 Governors Highway
Richton Park, IL 60471
Rich Township Senior Services
297 Liberty Dr.
Park Forest, IL 60466
Bloom Township Center
425 Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
708-754-9400 ext. 7270
Senior Services of Will County
251 N. Center St.
Joliet, IL 60435
SNAP, EBT, B-EBT, P-EBT
State of Illinois Department of Human Services Pandemic EBT (B-EBT) Snap Benefits
Need Help Buying Food for Your School Age Children?
Apply for P-EBT SNAP Benefits. This is a special benefit that can help you buy food for your school-age children 3 to 17 years old and 18 to 22 years old (in high school), who would receive the National School Lunch Program free or reduced-priced meals when schools are in session. Visit P-EBT SNAP Benefits Flyer for more information.
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
333 South Wabash Ave, 30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
USDA (US Department of Agriculture)
Choose My Plate