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Senior Information

Senior-Newsletter-iconThe Tinley Park Senior Community Center is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 17355 S. 68th Court (inside the Public Safety Building). The Senior Center offers a variety of social events and volunteer opportunities for Tinley Park seniors.
 
  • Come out alone or with your friends anytime during operating hours to play cards, board games or puzzles.
  • The Center holds games of Bingo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month Winners receive small prizes.
  • Stay indoors for laughter, tear-jerkers and more! Join the fun at the monthly movie event. It's just like a movie theater, except the Senior Center serves free popcorn. The Center now has a large-screen TV and a movie library, or you can bring your own favorite family-friendly DVDs.
  • Delicious luncheons are a monthly favorite and are held the second Wednesday of each month. Join the Senior Center for some savory dishes and great conversation. Caterers vary. The cost is $5 and includes a meal, beverage and dessert. Reservations are required in advance, and space is limited to the first 40 Tinley Park resident members who respond; nonresidents can be wait-listed.
  • Everybody on board! Join the crowd on the Center's bus excursions. Watch for details in the monthly newsletter.
  • The Center provides complimentary coffee, tea and light snacks during operating hours. Soda and bottled water are available for $1 each.

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Other Services
Senior Center members can learn about the latest news and upcoming events in the Senior Service Commission Newsletter, which is distributed monthly. The Senior Center also presents informational programs and guest speakers who inform members about important topics, including security and safety, events, governmental operations and more.

Senior Center members also can have their blood pressure checked free of charge. The Center has a Kurtz Ambulance EMT present at the Senior Center from 10:15 to 11 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month (before Bingo). For more information, see the newsletter, call (708) 444-5150 or email SeniorCenter@TinleyPark.org.

In the summertime, during normal operating hours, the Senior Center is one of two designated cooling centers in Tinley Park (the Tinley Park Police Department at 7850 W. 183rd Street is the other).
 
Senior Bus Service
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Bus service for seniors and the handicapped is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, excluding holidays.

Rides to medical appointments in Mokena, Oak Forest, Orland Park and Tinley Park are available. Arrangements for transportation to and from medical or other doctor appointments should be made at least two days in advance. Whenever possible, however, the Center recommends seven days advance notice to secure your medial transportation reservation.

All other non-medical transportation requests should be made at least 24-hours or up to seven days in advance. Reservations for trips to Brookside Marketplace are preferred on Mondays.

The fare per ride each way is $0.65 for riders age 65 and older, or $1.30 per ride each way for riders ages 55 to 64. Cancellations must be made before 9 a.m. on the day of service.

Remember:

  • Treat bus drivers with courtesy and respect and follow the driver’s instructions at all times.
  • There is no smoking, eating or drinking allowed on the bus.
  • Knives or sharp objects of any kind, as well as firearms, pets or other living animals are not permitted on the bus. Only service dogs are allowed on the bus.
  • Listening to audio/video devices without headphones is not permitted.
  • Refrain from using profanity.
Senior Services Commission
The Senior Services Commission is charged with fostering the development of senior services within the Village of Tinley Park; communicating to the Village Board those areas concerning senior services; and developing a close working relationship with local providers striving to develop a “seamless” network of services that defines and meets the needs of senior citizens. 

This nine-member commission encourages the spirit of volunteerism, recognizes the contributions of senior citizens and facilitates the participation and utilization of this most valuable resource. The commission meets at 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in the Kallsen Center at Tinley Park Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave.

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.)
The purpose of the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) organization is to further the goals and objectives of the TRIAD, a joint venture between the Cook County Sheriff's Office, the Tinley Park Police Department and the Village of Tinley Park to reduce the criminal victimization of senior citizens. Tinley Park residents age 55 and older are invited to participate. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. the first Monday of each month from February through December in the training room at the Tinley Park Police Department, 7850 W. 183rd St. The doors open at 12:45 p.m.

Visit the Police Department page for information on scams, identity theft, ruse burglaries and more.

Additional Resources
See the Third-Party Resources page for additional information for veterans.