Older Adults

In this section, find health and wellness programs, daytime events, and services especially useful for patrons ages 60+.


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Get library materials delivered: For Oak Park cardholders 60+, residents who have limited mobility, or families with children under the age of 5. Request Home Delivery »


Access subscription-based resources that Google can’t offer

Use your Oak Park library card and PIN to access:

Consumer resources

  • Consumer Reports: Ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice from the source that buyers trust.
  • Consumers’ Checkbook: Ratings on Chicago-area service providers, such as auto repair shops, plumbers, dentists, banks, and insurance companies.

Creative resources

  • Creativebug: An inspirational resource for DIY, crafters, and makers with more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center: Detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas for hobby enthusiasts of all kinds, with full-text articles from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Health resources

  • Consumer Health Complete: Content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.
  • Medline: Abstracts of articles in medicine, dentistry, and nursing (not full text).

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Get expert answers, find local connections

  • Email Rose at roseb@oppl.org: Health and Senior Services Librarian Rose Barnes can help connect you with the resources you need.
  • Oak Park Township: offers a broad continuum of supportive services in order to promote independence of older adults in the community.
  • Age Options: Oak Park-based nonprofit connecting older adults and those who care for them with resources and service options so they can live their lives to the fullest.
  • Arbor West Neighbors: Oak Park organization committed to “a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural community where all older adults are valued, age with dignity, and enjoy opportunities for growth and engagement.”

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