Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Karen Chavers in front of the Victor Walchirk Senior Apartments. Photo courtesy of HACC

Residents of Evanston’s Victor Walchirk Senior Apartments are now able to take advantage of a new partnership between the Housing Authority of the County of Cook (HACC) and Walgreens drug stores. The new partnership is designed to promote health and wellness to occupants of the HACC’s residential complexes throughout suburban Cook County. 

“We are delighted to partner with Walgreens on this innovative program,” said the HACC’s Executive Director Rich Monocchio. “We know that for many seniors, getting out for a health screening or to pick up a prescription can be challenging. By bringing the services to their doors, we are helping our residents to safeguard their health and improve the quality of their lives.”

Walgreens has agreed to provide a range of services to residents of each of the HACC’s low-income public housing buildings, including free prescription drug delivery, screenings for blood pressure and diabetes, immunizations, wellness checks and health-care chat groups.  

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl described the collaboration between the HACC and Walgreens as “a terrific partnership and very necessary at this point in time.”