Community Health - Recreation & Parks Department
HEALTH AND WELLNESS INFORMATION
|Free Blood Pressure Checks on the first Thursday of the month from 10 am-12:30 pm.|
Park Forest Village Hall Board Conference Room
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
Stop by to pick up literature about how to control/prevent high blood pressure and stroke information. For more information, contact Margaret Lewis, RN, Community Health Coordinator at 708-283-5663 or email email@example.com.
|Park Forest Main Street Market Website|
The Main Street Market is located at 152 Main Street, just steps from Western Avenue, in the parking lot across from Victory Center, next door to Dollar General.
Call the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health at 708-748-2005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns or comments.
|IDPH Health Alerts |
3/9/20 Alert - Four Additional COVID-19 Cases in Illinois
1/24/20 - A confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been detected in a hospitalized patient in Chicago. Please click on the link below for more information.
For additional information or questions, please contact the IDPH Communicable Disease Section at 217-782-2016 or email Isaac.email@example.com. IDPH after hours
2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV): Frequently Asked Questions
Hand washing tips: How to clean your hands to protect against coronavirus.
Blood Drive - Thursday, April 9, 2020
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Village Hall of Park Forest
350 Victory Dr.
Park Forest, IL 60466
Click on the link below for more information or to schedule your blood donation:
Programs & Events
|Motown Dinner & Dancing|
Live performance of some of Motown’s Greatest Hits by one of Chicago’s Greatest Performers Wendy Laniece and smooth sounds by DJ Jesenuf. Come dance the night away and enjoy a meal to refuel your energy. Get great information on staying healthy as you laugh and enjoy the company of family, friends and community. Registration deadline: March 6, 2020.
Ages 18 & Older 1 day
Dining on the Green, 349 Main St.
19600-01 F 6-9 pm Mar 13 VIP Seating $35 per person
19600-02 F 6-9 pm Mar 13 Regular Seating $25 per person
19600-03 F 6-9 pm Mar 13 Bar Seating $15 per person
|March Madness Free Throw Challenge|
Test your skill in a Free throw challenge where you will go head to head competing to be Park Forest Free Throw Champion and win a $200 cash prize.
Each participant will get 3 rounds, unlimited shots, 2 minutes to win it and winner takes all. Registration deadline: March 16, 2020.
Please download the 2020 Free Throw Challenge Registration Packet. The entry forms must be completed and returned with the participant on Friday, March 27, 2020 during check-in. The entry form will be used for each participant score sheet. Packets are also available at the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health Department at Village Hall.
6-Week Healthy Life Challenge
Mother-Daughter Wellness Check & Dinner
All Ages Ages 5 & Older $25 per person 1 day
Take your chances at winning fun raffle prizes and a $100 cash prize if you are the last dancer standing.
Sprint Into Shape
Health & Wellness Links
American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org
Early Detection Helps Prevent Deaths from Breast Cancer
American Heart Association https://www.heart.org
American Heart Association Articles: (Click on links below)
Health Threats From High Blood Pressure
American Lung Association https://www.lung.org
American Red Cross https://www.redcross.org
Blood Pressure Information: Basic Steps to Helping Control Your Blood Pressure
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov
Cholesterol Information: Do you Know Your Cholesterol Levels?
Diabetes and Your Heart Video: https://youtu.be/Zj-5ajI_OmA
Flu Shot Information: https://getmyshot.org
Food Service Sanitation and Safety Certification Course at Prairie State College
Health In Aging https://www.healthinaging.org/
Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues
Tips for Preventing Serious Falls
Illinois Department of Public Health http://www.dph.illinois.gov
Food Safety During the Holidays
Medical Sharps and Needle Disposal
When it comes to disposing of “sharps” we’ll get right to the point. Medical needles, syringes, lancets and auto injectors are all considered to be “sharps” and must be disposed of properly. When sharps are just loosely thrown into the garbage, they pose a potential risk of injury and could be a major health hazard to garbage collectors. Sharps should never be disposed of in household recycling carts. Click on the link below for more information from Homewood Disposal.