York Township, Illinois
York Township, Supervisors Office
The Esplanade at Locust Point Supervisor's Office

    
Senior Center Senior Nutrition Senior Rides Senior Events Senior Sun Senior Advisory Senior Services

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
DUE TO COVID-19

ALL SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES HAVE
BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
PER THE GOVERNOR'S DECLARATION.
SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Senior Events

Phone: (630) 620-2424

Tickets for events will be sold starting on the first of the month prior to the event (IE February events will be on sale January 1st).

Free movies every Tuesday in the Auditorium -- 12:30 p.m.
Free popcorn, too!



Parties

 

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Outings

 

TRIPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19


Sanfilippo Estate Tour

Wednesday — April 15

Departure - 9:30 a.m.

Return - 5:30 p.m.

First, we will take a luxury motorcoach ride to the Fisher Nut Outlet in Elgin where we will have the chance to purchase delicious snacks at a 10% discount.

Next will be lunch at Chessie’s where we will dine in a 1927 Illinois Railroad Dining Car. Lunch includes salad, bread, dessert and your choice of entrée: roast loin of pork, chicken parmesan, baked penne pasta or parmesan crusted tilapia. Coffee, tea and soda included.

After lunch we will tour the beautiful Sanfilippo Estate, which is known world-wide for the largest collection of restored automatic musical instruments in the world, including: music boxes and phonographs, coin-operated pianos, violin machines, photoplayers, American and European orchestrions, dance organs, fairground and band organs, calliopes and the world’s largest indoor theatre pipe organ.

Tickets at $75 and include lunch, tour, and transportation.


Evita at Drury Lane

Thursday — April 30

Please note transportation is on your own. We will be meeting at the Drury Lane Restaurant for lunch promptly at 11:30 a.m. Ask the hostess to seat you with York Township.

Evita tells the story of Eva Perón’s rags-to-riches life as she goes from poor provincial child to First Lady of Argentina. A champion of the working-class descamisados, she uses popularity and politics to serve her people—and herself. Featuring some of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” this musical masterpiece won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The 1996 film adaptation was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Song. Evita is based on true events.

A delicious pre-show lunch will be served in the Drury Lane Restaurant and includes salad, dessert and your choice of entrée: Chicken Breast, Pork Medallions or Vegetable Kabob. Coffee, tea and soda included.

Tickets at $65 and include lunch and show.


Cubs vs. Brewers

Sunday — May 24

Departure - 9:30 a.m.

Return - Game over

Play ball! We will be taking a luxury motorcoach on Sunday, May 24th to Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Miller Park features North America’s only fan-shaped convertible roof, which can open and close in less than 10 minutes. You are going to have a great time with the rest of the York Township gang cheering for the Chicago Cubs who will be battling the Milwaukee Brewers.

Ticket day sales are limited to 4 tickets per person on first day of sale. All participants going to the game must be 55 years or older.

Tickets at $75 each cover transportation and admission only. Food and beverages may be purchased additionally, on your own.

GAME TICKETS GO ON SALE MARCH 2ND


Milwaukee Excursion

Thursday — May 14

Departure - 8:00 a.m.

Return - 6:30 p.m.

On this “Taste of Milwaukee” Excursion Tour we will travel throughout Milwaukee on a luxury motorcoach learning about the history of the city and the different ethnic groups who settled there, picking up tasty treats as we go along the way. Our step-on tour guide will provide a great overview of the city, focusing on the background of each neighborhood as well as showing us the current revitalization. We’ll visit areas such as Walker’s Point, The Historic Third Ward, Yankee Hill, Old World Third Street, Lincoln Village, Brady Street, and the North Shore. As we travel along we’ll enjoy culinary treats that define the neighborhoods—from chocolate, cheese, cannoli and custard, to bakery, beer, bratwurst and brandy. Everyone will receive a “goodie” bag and it will be continually filled as we tour the town. Our stops include:

  • The Milwaukee Public Market, a beautiful indoor market with a variety of local Milwaukee vendors.
  • Glorioso’s Market, a family-owned large Italian market.
  • Milwaukee Art Museum’s Quadracci Pavillion for gorgeous views of the museum’s architectural features, the city skyline, and Lake Michigan.
  • Polonez in St. Francis for a Polish family-style lunch featuring all homemade Polish favorites including pierogi, stuffed cabbage rolls, and potato pancakes.

Bring your appetite for an educational and fun filled day in Milwaukee!

Tickets at $65 include transportation, bus tour and lunch.

TICKETS GO ON SALE APRIL 1ST


Kinky Boots

Wednesday — June 3

Departure - 10:30 a.m.

Return - 4:30 p.m.

This flashy, sassy story of big heels invading a small town shook Broadway and was universally adored by critics and audiences alike. Now it’s Paramount’s turn to try these shoes on for size. With a Tony Award-winning score by Grammy Award winner Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots tears up the stage and never lets go. From its glorious costumes to its dizzyingly tall heels and songs you’ll be humming for days. No show on Broadway has captured what it means to do what you love and love what you do as much as Kinky Boots.

Enjoy a delicious Italian-style buffet from Two Brother’s Roundhouse before the show!

Tickets at $80 include transportation, lunch and show.

TICKETS GO ON SALE APRIL 1ST!


WHITE SOX vs. METS

Thursday — June 11

Departure - 10:15 a.m.

Return - Game over

Batter Up! Join us for an afternoon of food, fun, bingo and baseball! You are guaranteed to have a great time on Senior Bingo Day at Guaranteed Rate Field where our White Sox square off against the New York Mets. The buffet features: Cajun chicken, fried chicken, hot dogs, barbeque ribs, hamburgers, salads, unlimited beer and wine and soft drinks.

Tickets at $65 include transportation, lunch, bingo and great seats to watch the game.

TICKETS GO ON SALE APRIL 1ST!


COMING SOON...

Best of Chicago

Tuesday — June 23

Departure - 9:00 a.m.

Return - 5:00 p.m.

Discover what truly makes Chicago unique and essential to America’s story as you explore Chicago with one of our favorite tour guides, Dan O’Connell, aboard a luxury motorcoach.

Chicago, a city of over 200 vibrant neighborhoods, is an economic, cultural and highly unique metropolis considered one of the 15 “Elite” cities in the world. This tour plunges into the heart of Chicago and allows you to experience its multiple layers of diversity and touch its varying texture that weaves together a world class city made up of hard-working average Americans! Culturally, Chicago is in a league of its own with its 561 cultural institutions including world class museums, symphony, Opera Company and countless theaters.

Hear the history and see the architecture as we explore Chicago’s North and near South sides: Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Zoo & Conservatory, Wrigley Field, Lake Shore Drive, Adler Planetarium, Site of St. Valentine’s Massacre, site of 1893 World’s Fair, Greektown, Little Italy, Ground Zero—Great Chicago Fire, Hull House and so much more!

Your day includes lunch at the famous Manny’s, an iconic New York style deli in the South Loop. Known for their colossal sandwiches, incredible desserts and potato pancakes. You will not leave hungry!

Tickets at $65 include transportation, bus tour and lunch.

TICKETS GO ON SALE MAY 1ST


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Health Screening

 

 

Do You Need More Food?

SNAP Card Sign Up

Friday — March 27

9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

Craft Room

The Northern Illinois Food Bank will have a representative available to assist you with Food Stamp applications and answer questions regarding the application process. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamp Program, was designed to help end hunger and improve nutrition and health.

Please bring the following items to help assist the process (if possible):

·  Identification - Driver’s License, State ID, Birth Certificate

·  Pay Stub, if available

·  Rent receipt

·  Statement/Letter showing money received from social security, SSI, VA, etc.

·  Bank/Checking statements, if available

No appointments necessary. Each appointment may take a minimum of 30 minutes.



Senior Health Insurance Program (S.H.I.P.)

S.H.I.P. provides free individual counseling services and is dedicated to educating people with Medicare and their caregivers about insurance options.

S.H.I.P. counselors can answer questions about: Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plus, Prescription Drug Coverage through Medicare and other sources, long-term care insurance, Medicare claims and appeals and Medicare beneficiary rights and guarantees.

Heather Boe and Judy Weimer will be available to answer questions. Please call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment at 630-620-2424.



Tax Season Has Arrived!

Starting this month, AARP volunteers will be in our Senior Center cafeteria to help low income seniors fill out their 2019 tax returns. Help will be available Monday through Thursday from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. This service is free, but you will need to make an appointment.

Volunteers can process only simple, basic returns taking less than an hour to complete. For more complicated returns and higher incomes, please consult a qualified tax expert or accountant.

For your appointment, please bring all necessary paperwork: 2019 tax forms received in the mail, statements of income (pensions, dividends, wages, interest), and deductible expenses (property taxes, medical bills, charitable contributions, etc.). Include your 2018 tax return for reference.

Starting January 27th, appointments can be made by calling the Senior Center at 630-620-2424.


 

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