Community Health

Margaret Lewis reduced

Community Health - Recreation & Parks Department
Margaret Lewis, Community Health Coordinator
350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466    
Office: 708-283-5663 / Cell Phone:  708-825-5205
Farmer's Market website 

Community Health Services
•Wellbeing checks on residents
•Medical equipment loan closet
•Annual farmers market management
•Food service health inspections (retail food, daycare, and restaurants)
•Health monitoring of senior building residents
•Health services referrals (i.e. homemaker, primary care, immunizations, home health)
•Health information resource (diabetes, heart disease, cancer)




arm-blood-pressure-bp-948889Free Blood Pressure Checks 
Stop by to pick up literature about how to control/prevent high blood pressure and stroke information.  For more information, contact Margaret Lewis, RN, Community Health Coordinator at 708-283-5663 or email  

Margaret Lewis will be taking blood pressure readings on the following days:

Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 10 am to 12:30 pm
Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 10 am to 12:30 pm

Park Forest Village Hall Board Conference Room
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL

Alzheimers Disease Seminar 11-14_19


Food Service Sanitation Course


Health & Wellness Links

Clinic Referrals for School Physicals and/or General Services 

Park Forest Main Street Market extracted

Park Forest Main Street Market Website

American Cancer Society 

Early Detection Helps Prevent Deaths from Breast Cancer

Skin Cancer

American Heart Association

American Heart Association Articles:  (Click on links below)

Health Threats From High Blood Pressure

American Lung Association 

Blood Pressure Information:  Basic Steps to Helping Control Your Blood Pressure

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Mission Possible: Achieving Health Equity through Inclusive Public Health Practice

Cholesterol Information:  Do you Know Your Cholesterol Levels?

Diabetes and Your Heart Video:

Flu Shot Information: 

Food Service Sanitation and Safety Certification Course at Prairie State College

Health In Aging 

Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues 

Tips for Preventing Serious Falls

Illinois Department of Public Health 

Food Safety During the Holidays 

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 just 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. 


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