Troy Township, Established 1850 - Will County, Illinois


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Book Buddies
A.A.R.P Income Tax Prep starting Tuesday, February 6th at 11:00 am
Life Line Screening Monday, February 26th from 9:00am - 2:00 pm 
Take Control Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00 pm
"Things You Should Know, But Don't Want to Think About" 3 part information workshops starting Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm 
Alden Estates of Shorewood Short-Term Rehabilitation Center Donates AED to Troy Township Community Center

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Book Buddies 

This program pairs older adults with preschool age children in the local community as “book buddies”. The “book buddies” will read books to one another, talk about the stories, and end the time with a craft which they can do together.

Free for all preschool aged children and seniors who reside within the Troy Township and/or the Shorewood-Troy Public Library boundaries.
The fall/winter sessions will be held as follows:    

• Thursday, September 28, 2017; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Thursday, October 26; 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 25, 2018; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.mCANCELLED for today
• Thursday, February 22, 2018; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
* No program in November or December due to the holidays.
All “book buddies” programs will be held at the Troy Township Community Center located at 25448 Seil Rd., in Shorewood.

For questions and to register, please call Angela at 815-744-1963. 

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A.A.R.P Income Tax Preparation Assistance

Thanks to the success of recent years, Troy Township will once again be a site for A.A.R.P. Income Tax volunteers from Senior Services Center of Will County to assist seniors with the preparation of simple income tax returns which will be filed via e-filing only. Complicated tax returns should be taken to other tax professionals.

Appointments will be available on Tuesdays beginning on February 6, 2018 and ending on April 10, 2018.  Appointment scheduling will be available on first come first serve bases starting Monday, January 22, 2018.  Please call 815-744-1968 or 815-744-1963 for more information or to schedule your appointment.

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Life Line Screening

Take a step toward staying Healthy & Active with a Life Line Screening. Advanced ultrasound technology looks inside your arteries for signs of plaque buildup, that's why 9 out of 10 cardiovascular doctors support preventive screenings for those with key risk factors.

Life Line screenings will be held on Monday, February 28th at The Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Rd. in Shorewood. For more information or to pre-register which is required call 1-888-653-6450 or visit

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Take Control

Please join Troy Township as we host Adam Underhill of Edward Jones to bring you this purely informational presentation "Take Control". It will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Troy Township, 25448 Seil Rd in Shorewood.

The free informational presentation is designed to help you remain balanced both emotionally and strategically when investing for future goals. It demonstrates how behavior affects investment decisions and assures investors that they can control their behavior and reach long-term goals as long as they stay disciplined and well informed. It will also explores the emotional barriers to successful investing and strategies to help you take control of your financial future.

Refreshments will be served so please RSVP by Friday, February 22nd to Angela at 815-744-1963 or email or to Suzy Lowden at (815) 744-2127

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"Things You Should Know, But Don't Want to Think About"

This free 3 part informational workshop will cover the below topics:

* 4 Keys to a Successful Retirement - Thursday, March 22nd @ 6:00 pm
  How to protect your retirement assets.


* Long Term Care - Thursday, April 26th @ 6:00 pm
   Don't lose your life savings to home health care, assisted living, or nursing home.


* Funeral Planning - Thursday, May 3rd @ 6:00 pm
  Learn about the benefits to pre-planning your funeral. The most meaningful gift you can give your family.


All of the above workshops will be held at the Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Rd. in Shorewood. For more information or to pre-register for any of these workshops, please call Angela Scaggs at 815-744-1963 or email

 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 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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