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Tax Preparation Assistance during COVID-19 
 
 I-55 Access Study Virtual Public Outreach Event
 
Shredding Event & Medical Disposal on Saturday, Sept. 12th from 9:00- 12:00
 
Senior Services of Will County Satellite Office Information - Temporarily CANCELLED at Troy Township. Call Senior Services directly at 815-723-9713 for assistance. 
 
Alden Estates of Shorewood Short-Term Rehabilitation Center Donates AED to Troy Township Community Center

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Tax Preparation Assistance During COVID-19

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I-55 Access Study Virtual Public Outreach Event

The Illinois Department of Transportation (Department) in partnership with the City of Joliet invites you to learn more and comment about the I-55 Access Study located in the City of Joliet and Village of Shorewood in Will County. Instead of hosting a regular public meeting, the Department will share details of the project and encourage public participation through a new interactive link on the project website. 

   The interactive link is available now and can be accessed here:

i55atil59accessproject.org

 Purpose of the site is:

  • To present the preferred alternative for each of four independent projects identified by the I-55 Access Study
    • US 52 from River Road to Houbolt Road
    • I-55 from I-80 to US 52
    • Olympic Boulevard from I-55 East Frontage Road to Houbolt Road
    • Seil Road from Raven Road to IL 59
  • Provide a status update for each of the projects
  • Discuss the next steps of the project study

At the website, you can watch a video about the project, review exhibits regarding the study process and the preferred alternatives for each of the improvements, and leave comments.  In addition to the website, IDOT’s outreach efforts include the attached newsletter mailed to the current project mailing list and the opportunity to ask questions to Department staff over the phone.

The Department encourages you to submit comments at any time during the study process. All input will be considered, however comments received by August 4, 2020 will become part of the official public outreach record.

Comments can be made through the project website at i55atil59accessproject.org

Emailed to info@i55atil59accessproject.org

Mailed to the following address:

Illinois Department of Transportation
201 West Center Court
Schaumburg, IL 60196

Attn:  Bureau of Programming, Jessica Feliciano, P.E.

Or by calling Jessica Feliciano at 847-705-4087

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Shredding Event & Medical Disposal

Join us on Saturday, September 12, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. when Troy Township will host its next semi-annual shredding and medication disposal event. This event will take place simultaneously at 25448 Seil Road in Shorewood. Troy Township residents can bring their personal papers and documents to the township parking lot on the west side of the township offices and community center to be shredded onsite by Iron Mountain. Each resident must show proof of township residency and are allowed to have two letter size file or copy paper boxes shredded.

Troy Township is proud to once again partner with the Shorewood Police Department and will be offering medication disposal along with the shredding event. Township residents can bring their unneeded medication so that it can be disposed of properly.  Make sure to bring only residentially generated medication items. No medications from businesses or doctor’s offices will be accepted.  Use a permanent marker to black out your name or personal information on the label or you may empty your pills into a Ziploc bag.

Needles appropriately contained within AN approved sharps container will now be accepted at the event!
Bio-One Cleanup has agreed to partner with us and will be onsite to collect and properly dispose of the needles. IMPORTANT…. only needles that are properly contained within an approved sharps container will be accepted. You can purchase approved sharps containers at most drug stores or pharmacies.

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Senior Services of Will County Satellite Office

Temporarily CANCELLED at Troy Township. Call Senior Services directly at 815-723-9713 for assistance.

Troy Township has officially partnered with Senior Services of Will County to become a satellite office. Senior Services of Will County is now on site at Troy Township and can help with services such as: Medicare open enrollment, case management, Benefit Access application assistance, Title XX, and Medicare and prescription drug counseling. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome on the below dates and times.

3rd Wednesday of every month 
from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (closed on holidays)

Every Thursday 
from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (closed on holidays)

For more information about Senior Services of Will County or to make an appointment please call 815-723-9713. 

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 Alden Estates of Shorewood Short-Term Rehabilitation Center Donates AED to Troy Township Community Center -Township Supervisor Joseph D. Baltz is pleased to announce the donation of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) by Alden Estates of Shorewood to the Troy Township Community Center. Alden Estates of Shorewood is a short-term rehabilitation center. 
                        
AEDs are easy-to-use devices that can restore a regular heartbeat to someone undergoing cardiac arrest or other life-threatening cardiac conditions. Because time is of the essence when someone is having a cardiac emergency, AEDs help save thousands of lives each year. 

“Our Community Center is used almost daily and we are excited to be able to add this safety feature for our visitors; at no cost to our local tax payers. We are extremely grateful to Alden Estates of Shorewood for this generous donation,” said Supervisor Baltz. 

Alden Estates of Shorewood also purchased a special case for the AED, which will be placed on a wall at the Township Community Center. 
“We’re pleased to be able to support Troy Township in creating a safe and healthful environment for those visiting the Community Center,” said Annette Borcky, RN, administrator at Alden Estates of Shorewood. “community centers are an important way of keeping people engaged, especially seniors, which is an essential aspect to staying healthy as we age.” 

Alden Estates of Shorewood sponsored a lunch for the Troy Township Seniors on Wednesday, August 19th and unveiled the new piece of equipment. 

Alden Estates of Shorewood is a five-star facility offering transitional care, short-term rehabilitation and post-acute services throughout the southwestern suburbs. Since it opened in May 2012, Alden Estates of Shorewood has been setting the standard in transitional care and exceptional customer service with its well-known Optimal Rehabilitation Therapy Program, luxurious accommodations and five-star amenities. The Optimal Rehabilitation Program offers intensive therapy daily to get you back on your feet – and home – as quickly and safely as possible. For more information on Alden Estates of Shorewood visit www.aldenestatesofshorewood.com or call 815-230-8700. 


Pictured (l-r) are from Troy Township: Jennifer Dylik, Administrator; Lisa Imbody, Community Services Director; Joseph D. Baltz, Supervisor, and from Alden Estates of Shorewood: Annette Borcky, Administrator; Ashley Bolyn, Assistant Administrator; Margaret Claussen, Account Manager.   

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

 

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling?  Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself.  People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.  Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends.  A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent.

A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is an eight week course and is offered by a sponsorship from and a partnership between the Troy Fire Protection District and Troy Township. Classes will be held at the Troy Township Community Center located at 25448 Seil Road in Shorewood. The eight week course is scheduled to be held on September 15, 22, and 29; October 6, 13, and 20; and November 3 and 10. Each class will be 2 hours each, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  The instructors are from the Troy Fire Protection District and Troy Township. This course is FREE to all Troy Township residents. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.

Please call 815-744-1963 to register or for more information.

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