Senior Activities

Bus transportation for seniors
Senior citizens in need of a ride may call Hazel Crest’s Senior Dial-A-Ride service at 335-9600, Ext. 118. The Village’s Pace van includes a wheelchair lift to transport seniors and residents with disabilities. Seniors 60 years of age or older are eligible to use the bus service. There is no age limit for residents with disabilities.

The van will take seniors to and from the Senior Center, to medical appointments, grocery stores, and many other destinations. Each ride costs $2. (Rides to the Senior Center are free.)

The cut-off time to make next-day reservations is noon, the previous day. Advance reservations are suggested whenever possible to avoid missing the deadline. Please try to schedule medical appointments as soon as you get them. All calls must be made to the new dispatcher, Erma Steele at 335-9600, Ext. 118.

Seniors leaving a phone message to reserve bus service are asked to state their destination for scheduling purposes.

A 10-ride bus ticket must be purchased from the Village in order to ride the bus. There is no limit to the number of destinations in a day as long as the schedule permits.

The first pick-up is at 8:15 a.m., Monday through Friday. The last return will be dropped off no later than 4:45 p.m. Passengers who are unable to board or leave the bus unassisted must be accompanied by a caregiver. Cost of caregiver is $2 per ride. A caregiver must be 18 years or older to assist a passenger. Persons under 18 are not allowed on the PACE Senior bus unless they are handicapped.

Seniors socializing
Senior Social Hour takes place every Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Senior Center. Come in and enjoy Bid Whist and other fun games!

  • Bingo is every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the West Meeting Room.
  • Keno is on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Senior Center. 
  • Yoga is every Monday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Senior Center.
  • Bid Whist is every Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Senior Center.
  • Ask about our new weekly field trips!
  • The Senior Monthly Meeting takes place on the first Friday of every month at 11 a.m.
  • Call Carolyn Carter at 335-9600 for more information about senior programs.

Gardening projects
This summer’s gardening projects include the front of the Senior/Youth Activity Center, satellite locations throughout the Village, and a Volunteer Community Garden. To grow your own garden and receive expert advice and direction from the Village Master Gardner, call Carolyn Carter at 335-9600 for more information. Volunteers are welcome. Green thumbs are needed. Bring your own gloves, hat, sunscreen gardening tools, and sunny disposition. All ages are welcome to participate. Join the movement to help combat juvenile diabetes by eating fresh vegetables, properly prepared, grown in our gardens.

Spanish Classes
A six week Spanish class will be held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the West Meeting Room, beginning February 23rd and going until April 6th. This six week program costs $45 per person.
Call: Doris Foster at 708-465-7171 or email: dorisfoster12@gmail.com for more information.