OCS operates with a full-time department director and assistant, two part-time secretaries, two part-time mini-bus drivers, two meals-on-wheels drivers, and office volunteers. The department strives to grow and maintain current information on federal, state, and local programs. Professional affiliations include:
American Association of Retired People (AARP)
Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce
Illinois Association of Senior Centers
National Council on Aging (NCOA)
National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC)
National Organization of Disabled (NOD)
Pathlights (formerly PLOWS)
South Suburban Area Agency on Aging (SSAAA)
These affiliations benefit all village residents who, at one time or another, require assistance, information, and referral.
OCS continues to work with the Senior Citizen’s Council to advocate for seniors and maintain the Senior Citizen Drop-in Center. The Senior Citizen’s Council was formed to act as an advisory group. To this day, the members continue to remain active. The council meets at the Community Center, 3450 W. 97th Street, on the third Thursday of the month at 11:00 am Informative programs and lunch follow the business meeting. All residents are welcome.
The Office of Citizen’s Services (OCS) acts as a liaison to village administration, responds to the needs of all residents, organizes programs to promote a healthy mind and body, and helps older adults build a bright future for themselves and their community by enabling them to live independently with dignity. There are no strangers here, only friends we have not met. Why not give OCS programs a try?