Cell Phones for Seniors

The Cook County Sheriff's Cell Phones for Senior program provides FREE 911 Emergency Cellular phones to Cook County residents, over the age of 65, who do not have a cellular phone as an extra measure of security as they are driving, taking public transportation or participating in outdoor activities.  Individuals, local organizations and businesses are encouraged to donate their unwanted cell phones or sponsor a Cell Phone Drive to help support this program.  Bloom Township Senior Services is both a drop-off and distribution location.


Cold Weather Tips

  • Stockpile nonperishable food and water
  • refill prescription medications in advance of storms
  • fill car with gas
  • charge cell phones
  • have flashlights, batteries, a weather radio, and a manual can opener on hand
  • a portable generator can come in handy when the lights go out, but take precautions to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning when using
  • make sure you have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and the batteries powering them are fresh
  • have a working fire extinguisher on hand for emergencies
  • a chain saw can come in handy for removing broken limbs after an ice storm