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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Health Department to celebrate 65 years with April 25 open house

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The Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus will celebrate its 65th year anniversary with an open house on Tuesday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will celebrate the history and accomplishments of the department over the years, and will high...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Men's Health Screening, June 8

Rich Township services, in collaboration with Park Forest Health Department, is again sponsoring its annual Health Screening Clinic.

The event takes place:

June 8 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Park Forest Health Department 350 Victory Drive Park Forest, IL...Read more » View the flyer
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Mature Women's Health Screening, May 18

The Park Forest Health Department will hold a Mature Women's Health Screening on Thursday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Screening tests include:

Pap test Lipid (Cholesterol) and Glucose (fast 9-12 hours) Stool Occult Blood screening w/Instru...Read more » View the flyer

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Health Dept. seeking donations for April Food Day

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The Park Forest Health Department is asking for the community’s support in an annual effort sponsored by the United Way.

The United Way’s April Food Day is a push to promote awareness of food pantries by bringing the community together...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Forum on health care in the south suburbs, March 18

Join The League of Women Voters – Park Forest Area for a forum on health care delivery in the south suburbs. As the debate over health care continues nationally, the quality of life in every community across the country is significantly impacte...

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Health forum on stress set for Oct. 20

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A hands-on, community seminar for understanding how to minimize signs of stress takes place on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Board Room of Park Forest’s Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. Scheduled speakers at the event include Felec...Read more »

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Upcoming info sessions for seniors, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20

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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, SEPT. 15

A program aimed to educate seniors on planning for the future will be held on Sept. 15, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Park Forest’s Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. Speakers from the Legal Assistance Foundation ...Read more »

Posted on: April 21, 2016

Senior Fair, May 6

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The Rich Township Senior Fair is an annual fair that brings information to area seniors on a large number of available services, including transportation, recreation, restaurants, health care, and legal. In 2015, the Senior Fair was held in a new venue, ...Read more »

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Community Safety Presentation, March 3

A community safety presentation will be held on Thursday, March 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street.

The event features speakers from the Park Forest Fire Department, the Park Forest Police Department, and the South Suburban Fa...Read more »

Posted on: October 29, 2015

Cook County resident feedback needed for community health survey

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The Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus and the Health Impact Collaborative of Cook County are currently conducting an important community survey initiative.

Cook County residents over the age of 18 are asked to complete this important survey to...Read more »

Click to complete the survey online now!
Posted on: October 16, 2015

Health Dept. seeks resident participation for focus groups, Nov. 12

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The Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus is asking for participation from residents for a November 12 focus group workshop at Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street.

The event will allow the Park Forest Health Department Nurse Plus to obtain valua...Read more »

Posted on: August 31, 2015

Nurses Plus named Best of Chicago’s Southland in Home Health

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Eleven of the annual Best in Chicago’s Southland East Region winners were Park Forest businesses! For the last 15 years, the Chicago Tribune (formerly Southtown Star) polls their readers asking them for their favorite places to shop, eat, etc. in 60 diff...Read more »

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Community Transportation Service Seminar, August 6

The Park Forest Senior Advisory Commission will sponsor a Community Transportation Service Seminar on Thursday, August 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street, in Park Forest's DownTown.

The event will provide information about tran...Read more »

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Senior Fair, May 15

The Rich Township Senior Fair will be held on Friday, May 15 at the Richton Park Community Center, 4445 Sauk Trail, in Richton Park. Estate planning, medicare, social security and many other local health and senior service vendors will be on hand. Reduced...Read more »

Posted on: April 29, 2015

Village looks to improve community health & wellness with smoke-free housing

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Everyone deserves to breathe clean air. And in 2007, to protect the residents of Cook County and the State of Illinois from the dangers of second-hand smoke, two laws went into effect: the Cook County Clean Indoor Act of 2007 and the Smoke Free Illinois A...Read more »

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Health Dept. aims to donate 300 pounds of food by April 1

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Last year, the Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus served as one of several drop-off locations for food donations as part of the United Way’s April Food Day initiative.

April Food Day is an event to promote awareness of food pantries by bringi...Read more »

Watch a video on donating food at the Health Dept!
Posted on: March 3, 2015

Prostate & Testicular Cancer Screening, March 13

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White Crain’s Wellness Nurse and the Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus will present life-saving information on prostate and testicular cancer. This interactive workshop will also offer a free prostate (PSA blood test) screening for men over the ag...Read more »

Posted on: January 13, 2015

Free Hearing Screenings at Health Department

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The Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus will hold a free hearing screening on Thursday, January 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Due to limited space, residents are encouraged to call early to schedule an appointment.

To schedule your appointment...Read more »

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Have You Gotten Your Flu Vaccine Yet?

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It seems that every place you go to nowadays is offering to give flu shots. Why is there such an emphasis on getting a flu shot? What are the benefits? What are the risks if you don’t get your flu shot?

Influenza is one of the most common respiratory ...Read more »

Posted on: November 26, 2014

Health Insurance Theft, Identify Theft Seminar, Dec. 4

The Park Forest Senior Advisory Commission will host an event on health insurance theft and identify theft Thursday, Dec. 4, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive.

Health Insurance theft is a rising occurrence that may aren't awa...Read more »

Posted on: November 5, 2014

Health Department to host info session on Ebola virus, Nov. 17

The Park Forest Health Department will host an information session on the Ebola virus Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd.

Learn how you can protect yourself against the virus and what the latest news is on...Read more »

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Posted on: October 28, 2014

Farmers' Market update

Park Forest thanks all of the vendors and supporters of the Park Forest Farmers' Market for another great season!

The 42nd Annual Park Forest Farmers' Market is scheduled to start on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Any prospective...Read more »

Posted on: October 28, 2014

Health Department announces date for 2015 Senior Fair

SAVE THE DATE!

The 2015 Rich Township Senior Fair will be held on Friday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Location is yet to be determined.

More information will be available in the coming months.

Posted on: October 15, 2014

Health Department Director addresses Ebola virus

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Recently there have been multiple reports in the news about a new viral infection which started in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Between March 24th 2014 to September 23rd, 2014 close to 6600 cases emerged in the above men...Read more »

Posted on: June 19, 2014

School physicals to be offered this summer

The Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus will hold school physicals for children on the following dates this summer:

July 11
July 19July 25
August 8August 9
August 15August 23

* Times vary. Appointments required. Call for an appointme...Read more »

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Posted on: May 20, 2014

Health Department to take part in National Senior Health & Fitness Day event, May 28

In celebration of National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 28, the Village of Park Forest will co-sponsor an event at Village Hall from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event will feature:
Health ScreeningsRaffles
RefreshmentsSenior Workouts
Speak...Read more »

Posted on: April 29, 2014

Senior Fair to be held May 9

The 2014 Rich Township Senior Fair takes place on Friday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The free to attend fair features more than 25 businesses, organizations and services. Area seniors are encouraged to attend to gather information and to talk with ex...Read more »

Posted on: April 28, 2014

41st Annual Park Forest Farmers' Market opens Saturday

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The Market opens for its 41st season on Saturday, May 3. The Market runs through October with extended operating hours this year from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Since 1974, the Park Forest Farmers’ Market has been connecting area residents with local farmers, ...Read more »

Watch the video!