Senior Check Up

Postal Carrier Watch Program

The Department of Family and Senior Services partners with the Morton Grove Post Office to provide seniors a service called Postal Carrier Watch. The purpose of this program is to utilize local postal carriers to look out for seniors who live alone or may not receive frequent visitors. By enrolling in this program, your regular postal carrier will take note each day if your mail is piling up. If mail is not being taken into a house, it may be an indication that a senior is in need of assistance, and the postal carrier will contact Village officials to check on the resident.

For additional information, contact the Social Worker at 847-663-3072.

Emergency Response Systems

An emergency response system is a communication device, which is linked with an emergency center staffed by trained professionals. These professionals are able to assess a situation and alert the most appropriate person to respond. These systems allow a special sense of security for medically fragile people who live alone, or who spend most of their time alone, and for individuals who want assistance if they should need it. The systems are initiated with the objective of extending the time that individuals can live independently in their own homes, knowing that help is only a few minutes away. Companies in the area that sell these devices are listed below. The Village of Morton Grove provides this information only as a guide to companies that provide these devices.

For further information on the above programs, contact the Social Worker by calling (847) 663-3072.

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