Orland Township is offering bus service to the Tinley Park Convention Center for Orland Township seniors who have already made an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Usually the Convention Center is out of township and incurs an additional cost, but for now Orland Township will charge the in-township rate of $3 one way and $6 round-trip. Rides are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. To get a ride, call the Orland Township Senior Transportation Department at (708) 403-4222.
Orland Township recently released information to help seniors understand the vaccination process. The supply of vaccines is currently very limited, and appointments will be added as more vaccines are allocated to providers. There are about 375,000 people age 65 and older who are 1B eligible throughout Cook County. Cook County is overseeing distribution of the vaccine, and the National Guard is administering it at multiple supersites throughout the county. You must sign up before you can schedule your vaccine at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or call the Cook County Vaccine Hotline at (833) 308-1988. If you don't have a computer, email or cell phone, ask someone you trust such as a family member or friend to help you sign up online. Have your contact and health information prepared for registration, and take any appointment you get, or you may lose your chance and have to wait! Read the Orland Township flyer for more information.
Mather Telephone Topics
Seniors are encouraged to take advantage of a remote social engagement resource called Mather Telephone Topics. Seniors can call (888) 600-2560 to listen to a wide range of interesting discussions and programs. Topics include wellness programs, education programs, music reviews and live performances, all of which are free.