Summertime can be full of fun times and fabulous food. For some families, however, it can mean going without. Children who qualify for school lunches are often not able to get as much nourishing food during the summer. In Mount Prospect families with school-age children who receive free or reduced-price lunch at school can obtain an extra bag of food during summer break through Mount Prospect’s Food Pantry. Call the Human Services Department at (847) 870-5680 or the Community Connections Center at (847) 506-4930 to schedule an appointment for a financial assessment and to learn more about local resources.
News from the Reference Desk Category: Health
Remembering the 1960s
Friday, June 21st 2019
Noon – 1:30pm
Mount Prospect Village Hall Community Room
A Memory Cafe is a welcoming place for those with mild cognitive impairment, early-stage Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and their care partners to gather for refreshments, reminisce about times gone by, laugh and participate in an activity! This cafe’s theme is: Remembering the 1960s. Come have a great time connecting and creating new friendships!
Please call Human Services: 847/870-5680
Did you miss our April 10th Hoarding 101 program presented by the Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago? Not to worry. Below, please find some helpful resources for those – or loved ones of those – struggling with hoarding behavior or Hoarding Disorder.
Buried in Treasures Group at Frisbie Senior Center – Contact Dori at 847/421-5104
Village of Mount Prospect Help:
Human Services Department
50 South Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
OCD & Hoarding Learning Expo
Books at MPPL:
Overcoming compulsive hoarding : why you save & how you can stop / Fugen Neziroglu
Stuff: Compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things / Randy O. Front & Gail Steketee
The secret lives of hoarders : true stories of tackling extreme clutter / Matt Paxton with Phaedra Hise.
Dirty secret : a daughter comes clean about her mother’s compulsive hoarding / Jessie Sholl
In the last few months, new Medicare ID cards have been sent to recipients across the United States. As several policies change and the amount of scams targeting Medicare users increase significantly, staying informed is paramount to maintaining good health and safe accounts. Take a look at these AARP articles detailing information about the new IDs and potential scams centered around them:
Many individuals would like to stay in their homes as they grow older but need help to make this happen. For people living in the Northwest Suburbs that help is now available. North West Housing Partnership is administering the CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders) program. The goal of this program is to help senior citizens remain in their homes as long as possible. This is a pilot program modeled on one developed at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and is the first of its kind in the Chicago area. The program helps seniors who are cognitively intact and able to stand (with or without assistance) to overcome barriers to independent living. CAPABLE includes the services of an occupational therapist, a registered nurse and a vetted and insured handyman. Seniors in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Palatine and Rolling Meadows are eligible to receive a limited number of at home visits and up to a day of repairs by the handyman. These services occur over a four-month time frame. The only costs are for the handyman work and materials. To apply for the CAPABLE program, seniors or their caregivers must contact North West Housing Partnership by calling (847) 969-0561 or by emailing Robyn Sandys, the executive director of North West Housing Partnership, at email@example.com.