Arlington Heights Nurses Club
Durable medical equipment, such as walkers, wheelchairs, canes, commodes, crutches and portable bath and toilet rails may be obtained at no charge from the Arlington Heights Nurses Club Lending Closet. Loans are made available to all Arlington Heights residents. There is no age limit. The closet is open:
- 10 am to 12 pm on Tuesdays through Fridays
The telephone number is 847.797.5315.
Escorted Transportation Service (ETS)
If you no longer drive, worrying about transportation to crucial medical appointments can really be a burden. Stop worrying and call ETS/NW!
Escorted Transportation Service Northwest (ETS/NW) is just the program for you – one of our carefully screened volunteer drivers will pick you up at home, drive you to your appointment, wait with you, and then return you home again, straight away – no waiting or wondering if you’re at the right door at the right time (or if you’ve been forgotten about). Your volunteer will help you every step of the way. All we ask for is a $12 donation for each round-trip ride.
Whether it’s for a routine check-up or a simple blood test, ETS/NW’s volunteer drivers are happy to help you. Our one-to-one escorted transportation program has helped hundreds of seniors just like you get to their vital medical appointments. Why not try our award-winning senior transportation program? We’ve provided more than 30,000 round-trip rides since 2006. To qualify, the senior must live in our territory, be 60+ years of age and be able to get into and out of a car independently.
For more information, stop by our office in the Arlington Heights Senior Center, visit www.etsnw.org, or call us at 847.222.9227.
Home Delivered Meals Program
Catholic Charities Community Development and Outreach (food service) is accessible by phone at 847-797-5350.
- There will be no Meals on Wheels (Home Delivered Meals) deliveries between March 23 and March 31. During this interim, clients are to use the pack shelf stable meal boxes already delivered. Deliveries are expected to resume Wednesday, April 1 with one delivery each week of either five pack frozen, shelf stable meals or a mix of both.
- Starting Thursday, March 26, Catholic Charities will be handing out packaged meals at the senior center’s front door on Thursdays between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Currently there is a limit of 2-3 meals per person.
Catholic Charities Northwest Senior Services (Case Coordination Unit) is available by telephone and email. Their telephone number is 847-253-5500.
Information and assistance, case management, elder abuse intervention, nursing home pre-screenings, chore services, advocacy, money management counseling and counseling referrals are available through Catholic Charities Northwest Senior Services at the Senior Center. Catholic charities serves persons ago 60 and over in Wheeling, Palatine, Barrington and Hanover Townships. Their phone number is 847.253.5500. Kenneth Young Center provides similar case management services for persons over age 60 residing in Elk Grove Township. The telephone number for Kenneth Young is 847.524.8800.