Senior Citizen Resources
The Senior Citizen Resources page is for seniors seeking information and a connection with the community at large. Individuals can find programs and resources that exist in Melrose Park and the surrounding suburbs and how to access and participate in them.
If you need an ambulance, PLEASE DIAL 9-1-1.
Paramedics who are educated in various advanced life support techniques operate the two Melrose Park ambulances. Ambulance fees are $850.00 for basic life support and $1,375.00 for advanced life support services. Billing is sent to your insurance company. Click here for more details.
Daytime Activities and Assistance
1112 North 9th Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dial a Ride Program provide residents of our community with a transportation resource to any location in the Melrose Park boundaries for grocery shopping, doctor appointments, etc. Handicapped accessible. Available to residents Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make a reservation, please call (708) 343-7047. You can make appointments from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and all major holidays. To book an appointment or make a cancellation, you must call at least 24 hours in advance. Click here for more details.
The Melrose Park Police Department has partnered with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to offer residents a safe and convenient method for disposing of unused and unwanted prescription medications. The secure collection box is available to residents for unwanted medications 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please do not place garbage, food, bio-hazardous waste or sharps in the collection box. If you have any questions, you may call the police desk at 708-344-8409. Click here for more details.
Leaves must be raked and placed in a 33 gallon refuse container or in a biodegradable paper bag with a Landscape Sticker. Other landscaping, garden waste or additional leaves are to be placed in container with sticker or biodegradable bags. Leaves are NOT to be dumped or raked on the street or alley. Landscaping waste will be picked up by Republic Services on the Second Garbage Pick-Up Day of the Week.
Yard waste is collected April – November
Republic Services Schedule:
24th Ave to 11th Ave: Tuesdays & Fridays
Winston Park Area: Tuesdays & Fridays
West Melrose: Tuesdays & Fridays
North of North Ave: Tuesday & Fridays
Handyman Program is available to senior homeowners over age 60 and disabled residents of Proviso Township. Provides advice and referrals on a variety of home maintenance issues. In addition, he will be able to do minor repairs for a fuel surcharge of $5.00 per visit plus the cost of parts, if needed.
Services include: leaky faucet or a toilet that keeps running, replacing the refrigerator bulb or the light at the top of the stairs and more.
Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Melrose Park Senior Center
900 N. 25th Ave.
(708) 343-4000 ext. 4448
Must be 55 years or older and a Melrose Park resident. For more information call: (708) 531-5330.
Dues are $20 per year and senior luncheons are free. Call for dates of luncheons and meetings or check the calendar on the Village’s home page.
Click here to learn about all the senior citizen services provided by the Village of Melrose Park.