COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The effort to vaccinate the public and stop the spread of COVID-19 is a massive undertaking, orchestrated by County, State and Federal agencies, in coordination with healthcare providers and corporations both nearby and around the world. While at this time local municipalities do not have a central role in the vaccination process, the Village of Niles will do its part to help direct residents to the best sources of authoritative information. Rest assured the Village will fully assist local, State, and Federal agencies if and when such support is needed. The following are authoritative resources for further information about COVDI-19 vaccination:
If you have any questions with regard to the vaccine, please call the Cook County Department of Public Health at 708-836-8600 or your doctor or healthcare provider.
Niles Senior Center - REVISED January-February 2021 Program Guide
Please note that all in-person programming (including Zoom option also) has been cancelled until further notice. Zoom programs are currently available for registration online or over the phone. To view our recently revised January-February 2021 Program Guide, please click here.
Virtual Seminars - Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol Program
Join us for four weekly seminars via Zoom on how to protect, detect and report Medicare fraud. Topics include: How to Read Your Medicare Summary Notice, Types of Medicare Fraud Schemes and How to Prevent Medicare Fraud. For more information, including Zoom links and phone-in numbers, click here.
Niles Senior Center Update - 1/13/21
Due to recent restrictions with COVID-19, the Niles Senior Center facility remains closed until further notice and all in-person programs (including in person programs with virtual option) have been cancelled and ticket sales suspended. Please note that we are open by appointment only for services such as Medicare, Benefit Access, Lending Closet and will continue the congregate meals with the Center of Concern as well as weekly pickup of Savour the Date meals.
The NSC is dedicated to providing virtual programming during this time and to continue engaging with our members, residents and and all who wish to participate in our programs. To register for any of our virtual programs, please call the NSC at 847-588-8420 or register online..
The Niles Senior Center, Family Services and Teen Center have teamed up with area schools to recruit students who would like to give back to their community. The Niles Community Youth Crew is made up of local teens providing service to Niles residents. If you are a Senior and/or a disabled Niles resident and in need of assistance, please contact Jaymi at (847)588-8420. We will do our best to match you up with an available volunteer. The tasks available includes, Technology Assistance, assisting with pulling garbage cans to the curb each week, Pen Pal program, yard work, and snow shoveling. Please note, this is a volunteer based program.
Free Things to Do & See Online
During this time, many of us may be in our homes, but it does not mean that we cannot have fun or see the beautiful things in this world. Click here to go to our page of virtual entertainment. We will continue to add ideas over the coming days Enjoy!
4/17/20 - Executive Directive - Wear Face Coverings
Mayor Przybylo has signed Executive Directive 2020-01, which directs the Niles community to follow CDC guidelines and wear a face covering when out in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately. It includes situations such as shopping for groceries and working in or patronizing businesses that are open to the public, as social distancing can be difficult to maintain in these enclosed public spaces. The directive does not apply when people are walking or running outside, provided they are maintaining 6-foot social distancing from others. It also does not apply when driving alone in your car, while eating and drinking, or when doing so creates a greater risk.
The Mayor’s directive also allows businesses to refuse admission or service to individuals who are not wearing a face covering that covers the nose and mouth.
Homemade cloth masks are acceptable for this directive, provided they cover the nose and mouth. The Village understands that many residents may have questions or concerns about this new directive, and appreciates the cooperation of the public.
More information, instructions for making your own cloth face covering, and a notice that businesses may download and post, are available on our website at www.vniles.com/masks.
Coronavirus Scams to Avoid
Scammers are quick to exploit emergencies to exploit money, the Coronavirus pandemic is no exception. Please exercise caution and do not give out any personal information over the phone or over email. If you are looking for services, please use online reviews and recommendations from friends to find verifiable and reputable companies. Following are links with helpful information.
Register Early: A lot of planning goes into creating quality programs for our
members and guests. If you are interested in a program, please sign up early to ensure that your class is not cancelled. Registration may be made by check by mail, Visa, Mastercard or Discover. Credit card payments can be made online or over the phone at this time.
Village of Niles e-Newsletter
Want to learn more about community events, public services, and business developments in the Village of Niles? Subscribe to the Niles e-Newsletter! Twice a month, the Village's e-mail newsletter brings insider information to subscribers' inboxes, highlighting family fun around town and ways to get involved in your community. Visit www.vniles.com/enews to subscribe!
Online Customer Service Survey
At the Niles Senior Center, we strive to make your experience a most enjoyable one and we value your thoughts and feedback. Please take a moment to complete our online Customer Service survey, simply click here. Thank you.
If you have an account and an email address on file at the Niles Senior Center you may now register online for programs and events. Simply click on the "Online Registration" link to the left side of the page for further instructions and to register for events. If you do not have an account or email address on file at the NSC, please call us for assistance.
To view the November & December 2020 calendar, please click here.
Savour the Dates Catering will be working to provide culinary delights to our members. Meals are available for pickup weekly beginning January through the end of February. Orders for the first week must be placed no later than December 30. Fore more information and the menu, please click here.