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Community Involvement

The Library partners with many Oak Lawn organizations and institutions to help provide resources and services to our patrons, including the Village, the park district, local schools, churches, senior centers, hospitals, shelters, food pantries and social service organizations. These important partnerships enrich our community by extending our outreach and services beyond books and materials. To learn more about our partnership members, please scroll down below the Summer Programs listings.

HEALTH PROGRAMS

Skin Cancer Screening with Advocate Aurora Health

Saturday, Sept. 25, 9am-12:30pm / Meeting Room B

https://cal.olpl.org/event/8056598

 

Pathlights Caregiver Series Part 3: Caring for the Caregiver

Thursday, Sept. 30, 6-7:30pm
Meeting Room B / or Online
https://cal.olpl.org/event/7985694

This class helps prepare family caregivers to recognize the signs of caregiver stress, identify ways to make time for themselves, and discover how to access community resources for themselves and care recipients. Presentation by Catherine Stowers, Program Manager for Pathlights. For more than 45 years, Pathlights has been helping guide adults 60 years of age and over, adults with disabilities, their caregivers, families, and friends along their best path to aging. OLPL is fortunate to be partnering with the organization to bring two of their highly specialized team members to the library in a Caregiver Series and a Medicare Series this fall. The in person class will be held in Meeting Room B. If you can’t make it in person, you can watch the class live via YouTube: https://youtu.be/U2vFnvppKxU. Library Contact: Meghan Moran, Resource Sharing Librarian, mmoran@olpl.org, 708-422-4990 ext. 630

 

Pathlights Medicare Series Part 1: Making Sense of Medicare

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6-7:30pm
Meeting Room B / or Online
https://youtu.be/MoyhG8uJBFQ

Medicare A, B, C, D! Who can make sense of it? Pathlights’ Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors will guide those approaching Medicare, current enrollees, and caregivers of enrollees through Medicare basics. Library Contact: Meghan Moran, Resource Sharing Librarian, mmoran@olpl.org, 708-422-4990 ext. 630

 

Pulmonary Hypertension: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments with Advocate Aurora Health

Thursday, Oct. 7, 6:30-7:30pm
Meeting Room B / or Online
https://cal.olpl.org/event/7988814

Join cardiologist Dr. Muhyaldeen Dia to discuss pulmonary hypertension. The in person class will be held in Meeting Room B. If you can’t make it in person, you can watch the class live via YouTube: https://youtu.be/2dW_5K8TwVY. Library Contact: Meghan Moran, Resource Sharing Librarian, mmoran@olpl.org, 708-422-4990 ext. 630

Oak Lawn Community Partnership

OLPL is a community partner with all district schools, social services organizations, hospitals and senior centers. We stay connected through monthly meetings and help spread the word throughout the community about valuable community resources. The mission of the Oak Lawn Community Partnership is to work together to build a healthier, safer and stronger community through a cooperative alliance between all the vibrant leadership within Oak Lawn, and to stimulate all Oak Lawn citizens to take an active and responsible role in accomplishing our goals. The Oak Lawn Community Partnership meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 AM in the 2nd floor auditorium of the Village of Oak Lawn Municipal Center. For information email: olcp@oaklawn-il.gov. To access more member information, or view current flyers and programs click here.


Members

PATHLIGHTS
http://www.pathlights.org/
Since 1975, Pathlights (formerly PLOWS Council on Aging) has been helping guide adults 60 years of age and over, adults with disabilities, their caregivers, families, and friends along their best path to aging – providing resources, advocacy, programs and services needed to live with independence and dignity in the community. Serving the communities that comprise Palos, Lemont, Orland, and Worth Townships, Pathlights helps more than 16,000 people each year.

BEDS Plus
https://beds-plus.org/
BEDS Plus helps vulnerable individuals stabilize their lives through housing and supportive services. Primary services include Prevention and Stabilization, Emergency Services, Supportive Housing and Wraparound Services.

Oak Lawn Senior Center
https://www.oaklawn-il.gov/departments/senior-center
The Oak Lawn Senior Center provides specialized programming and events for seniors in Oak Lawn. The center also provides a Senior/Handicapped Bus Service for local transportation to the center or to daily activities.

Pillars Community Health
https://pillarscommunityhealth.org/
Pillars Community Health is a nonprofit provider of health, educational and social services.

Oak Lawn Park District
www.olparks.com
Oak Lawn Park District’s mission is to promote a strong sense of community by providing leisure opportunities and the preservation of natural resources that enhances the quality of life and wellness for everyone. We offer year-round recreation and leisure services for all ages and abilities to enjoy – whether it is at our Centennial Aquatics Center, Central Pool, Community Pavilion, Ice Arena, Oak View Center, Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets or one of our 22 parks. Visit www.olparks.com or call 708-857-2225 for more information.

Almost Home
http://www.almosthomechicago.org/
Almost Home is committed to helping single parents, victims of domestic violence, families and individuals experiencing true and significant financial hardship and the homeless. Programs include Community Blessings Boxes, Pending Meal Programs, Shelter Haircuts and the Traveling Store, Overdose Prevention Drug Outreach and Training, Lunches with Love, and Loaves and Fishes. Their service area encompasses Alsip, Bridgeview, Burbank, Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Hometown, Oak Lawn and Worth.

COURAGE
https://www.courageprogram.org/couragehome/index.html
COURAGE provides resources to assist women through pregnancies and single-parenting. The ultimate goal of COURAGE is to launch health families through education, mentoring and counseling.

Greater Chicago Food Depository
https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/
The Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes food throughout Chicagoland through partner agencies and programs. Popular programs include children’s and school programs, older adult programs, job training and benefits outreach.