In Our Community

Little People

Mayfair Presbyterian Church is located in the community of Mayfair. Mayfair is a very charming community with Gompers Park and recreational activities for people of all ages. Driving down Foster Avenue, you can’t miss people playing softball or swimming during the summer or sledding in the winter at the park. The lagoon at south Gompers Park offers a peaceful refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life. The lagoon is a perfect place for people to take a quiet walk and catch up with neighbors.

In the neighborhood, we have many Chicago Park District parks:
Mayfair Park 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. 773-685-3361
Gompers Park 4222 W. Foster Ave. 773-685-3270
Jefferson Park 4822 N. Long Ave. 773-685-3316
North Mayfair Playlot Park 4537 W. Carmen 773-685-3270
Peterson Park 5801 N. Pulaski Ave. 60646 312-742-7584
Portage Park 4100 N. Long Ave. 60641 773-685-7235
North Park Village Nature Center 5801 N. Pulaski 60646 312-744-5472

All Chicago Park District parks have events and programs for all ages – definitely worth checking out at http://programs.chicagoparkdistrict.com

Chicago Park District parks also host the annual “Movies in the Park” series during the summer months. Check the Chicago Park District website for an update of movie listings. Make sure to bring a blanket.

We also have the Irish American Heritage Center at 4626 Knox Ave. The center hosts one of the largest festivals in the city of Chicago. Call (773)282-7035 for details on this three day festival in mid-July and also other events that are held throughout the year.

Community Links:

Mayfair Civic Association – Mayfair owes much of its impressive community to the civic organization who is working hard to keep community projects advancing to beautify Mayfair. The Mayfair Garden club hosts annual Garden Walks and community cleanups.
http://www.mayfaircivic.org/

Alderman Laurino’s Office – Chicago’s 39th Ward Office at 4404 W. Lawrence Ave, (773) 736-5594. You can find information on this site about activities in Mayfair. You can also subscribe to the Alderman’s e-newsletter for the latest information about programs and activities in the 39th Ward and throughout Chicago. http://www.aldermanlaurino.com

Basic Needs:

We have compiled a list of services and resources to fill your basic needs that are right here in our neighborhood:
Albany Park Community Center – (773) 583-5111
Mayfair Public Library – 4200 W. Lawrence Ave. (312) 744-1254
Chicago Transit Authority – (888) 968-7282
CVS Pharmacy – 4540 N. Pulaski Rd. (773) 283-5777
Walgreens Pharmacy – 4728 N. Pulaski Rd. (773) 286-0309
Jewel & OSCO Pharmacy – Pulaski Ave. and Foster Ave. (773) 478-8752
Jewel & CVS Pharmacy – Central Ave. and Lawrence Ave. (773) 282-2828
CVS Pharmacy – Higgins Ave. and Foster Ave. (773) 775-9316

Hospitals / Emergency Rooms
Swedish Covenant Hospital – 5145 N. California Ave. Chicago 60625 (773) 878-8200
Resurrection Medical Center – 7435 W. Talcott Rd. 60631 (773) 774-8000
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center – 5645 W. Addison St. 60634 (773) 282-7000

Volunteer Opportunities in the Community:

Adopt a Bumpout The Beautification Committee is looking for volunteers to maintain the “bumpouts” (sidewalk planters) along Lawrence Avenue. Volunteers would be responsible for weeding and picking up trash (plants are watered automatically). Bumpouts are located at the corners of Kenneth/Lawrence, Kilbourn/Lawrence, Kenton/Lawrence (2), Kilpatrick/Lawrence (2), and Keating/Lawrence. There are also three planters on Elston Avenue. If you are interested please call Tom Keating at (773)545-9569 or email tom@mayfaircivic.org.

Albany Park Community Center
3403 W. Lawrence Ave., Suite 300, (773)583-5111 The mission of the Albany Park Community Center is to provide a wide range of programs and services to promote positive planning and development in the Albany Park Community

Albany Park Theater Project
5100 N. Ridgeway Ave. 60625 (773)866-0875 APTP is a multiethnic ensemble of teenagers creating original theater out of the real life stories of Chicago’s immigrant, working-class Albany Park community.

Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters
The Salvation Army is an International, Evangelical Christian Church dedicated to providing individuals worldwide with spiritual, physical, social and emotional support.

Seniors Section:

Department of Senior Support Services
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Seniorsupportservices
Department of Housing
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Housing
Cook County Assessor’s Office
http://www.cookcountyassessor.com
City Clerk’s Office
http://www.chicityclerk.com

Senior Support Services Program

Find out what benefits and services you are eligible to receive!
The Chicago Department on Senior Support Services links Chicago residents age 60 and older to more than 40 city, state and federal benefits to which they may be entitled. The Benefits and Eligibility Check-up program is a tool used to better serve you. The department will compile your information and mail you a computer printout with a list of entitlement programs for which you may be eligible. You will also receive an information sheet on each program, describing the entitlement and how and where to apply. To receive an application, or if you have questions, please call the the Department of Senior Support Services at (312)744-4016.

Senior Citizen Medical I.D. Program

This free program is a new service provided by the Office of the City Clerk http://www.chicityclerk.com/seniors/index.html

To get an I.D., seniors fill out information on an application form and have a digital photograph taken. The information and photograph will be stored securely by the city clerk’s office. The information will be readily available to law enforcement agencies and medical professionals for the purposes of identifying the named person if they become incoherent or unconscious. The card will be mailed to you within 2 to 3 weeks of the appointment. For more information call the 39th Ward Service office at (773) 736-5594.

H-RAIL Program

The City of Chicago’s Department of Housing has a program to assist senior’s throughout the city to stay active in their own communities. The Home Repairs for Accessible and Independent Living (H-RAIL) Program provided enabling devices and home improvements such as painting, grab bars, glass repair, and installation of smoke detectors at no cost to homeowners who meet income guidelines.

To participate in this program, please call our office at (773)736-5594 to receive help filling out the appropriate paperwork.