Senior & Disabled Citizen Programs
The North Riverside Rider Program is for residents ages 65 and older or those with disabilities. Download an informative brochure. A Rider Program ID is necessary to participate in the program. ID pictures are taken during normal office hours. Please call the Recreation Office if you have questions.
Pace Bus Program
In addition to the NR Rider Program, the Village of North Riverside has now implemented the Resident Pace Bus Program geared towards servicing the transportation needs of Senior Citizens and those with disabilities. Please be sure to read all of the parameters. You may call the Pace Bus Schedule Phone at 708-373-2922 during the hours of 9 am to noon Monday through Friday. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Bus Operating Hours are 9 am to 3 pm. Monday through Friday. The fee is $1 per destination.
Golden Agers Club - Senior Club
We have a wonderful group of Golden Agers-a very active club! The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month in the Village Commons. If you are a resident age 60 and over, would like to meet new friends and take part in many activities, give the Golden Agers a try! For information, call Dolores Rizzitello at 312-343-0667.
North Riverside Senior Fair
Each year in May, the North Riverside Recreation, in conjunction with surrounding towns, representatives from cooperating agencies (such as Aging Care Connections), local nursing homes, senior organizations, retail stores, assisted living communities, and government agencies (Secretary of State), hold an informational fair in the Village Commons. The representatives will provide you with valuable information from their respective companies/agencies. The Secretary of State's Mobile Services Unit is also on hand for ID cards, vision screening, duplicate Photo IDs, and driver's license renewals.
For more specific information and to answer any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 442-5515. View the Upcoming Events Calendar.
For all seniors and the disabled. The Village is proud to offer the Handyman Program. This program aims to eliminate the elements of stress and sometimes danger from the lives of the handicapped and senior residents who need to perform minor repairs around their house but can no longer perform on their own. All the labor involved is paid for by the Village. The Village also pays for the supplies needed up to $25 with any remaining cost to be paid for by the resident.
The Handyman Program is designed for assistance with the most general repairs around your home. The program does not include remodeling. If the work needed is outside the scope of work offered by the program, the Village will provide a list of qualified contractors and assist in securing quotes for the repairs.
The program repair person is Will Beresheim from Public Works. The program works on a first-call first serve basis. Please call Public Works to be placed on the list at 708-762-5885.
Snow Removal Program for Seniors
The Village has contracted with a private company to administer snow removal services to our residents for all snowfalls of 2 inches or more at a reasonable cost. This program is for seniors 65 and older, disabled residents, and residents with a medical condition, which would prevent them from removing snow.
If you would like more information about this program or to sign-up, please stop by or call our Administration office during regular business hours at 708-447-4211.