Senior Assistance Program

The Senior Center provides a variety of different assistance programs, some are done by appointment only please call 630-620-2424 for more details.

We provide short-term medical equipment loans for a variety of medical equipment which include wheelchairs, walkers, canes, commodes, shower benches and more. You can borrow these items for three months at a time. This health equipment loan program is available free of charge. Availability is dependent on demand and donations. Please call the Senior Center to see if we have what you need!

The Benefit Access Program (formerly Circuit Breaker) is an income-based program which provides discounted license plate fees, and allows qualified applicants to obtain an RTA Ride Free Card. Seniors and disabled individuals who meet the financial eligibility guidelines may apply for the Benefit Access Program provided by the Illinois Department of Aging (IDOA). Please contact the Senior Center to make an appointment.

L.I.H.E.A.P. runs October 1st through May 31st

L.I.H.E.A.P. assists low-income households by offsetting the rising cost of home energy through direct financial assistance. An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required to receive L.I.H.E.A.P. assistance once per year. Please call the Senior Center for an appointment. Click here for more details.

The Rules of the Road course is designed to give drivers-especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities-the knowledge and confidence needed to review or obtain a driver’s license. The schedule varies please contact the Senior Center for reservations.

S.H.I.P. provides free individual counseling services and is dedicated to educating people with Medicare and their caregivers about insurance options.
S.H.I.P. counselors can answer questions about: Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plus, Prescription Drug Coverage through Medicare and other sources, long-term care insurance, Medicare claims and appeals and Medicare beneficiary rights and guarantees.
Please call the Senior Center for more information and to schedule an appointment.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is a federal program that provides nutrition benefits to low-income individuals and families, that are used at stores to purchase food. A S.N.A.P. representative comes to the Township Quarterly to help residents apply for these benefits. Please visit the General/Emergency Assistance page to see when the S.N.A.P. representative will be at the Township.
Link to General/Emergency Assistance page

For more information about the SNAP program please visit the link below.
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30357

Tax Season Has Arrived!

Starting this month, A.A.R.P. volunteers will be in our Senior Center cafeteria to help low income seniors fill out their 2019 tax returns. Help will be available Monday through Thursday from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. This service is free, but you will need to make an appointment.
Volunteers can process only simple, basic returns taking less than an hour to complete. For more complicated returns and higher incomes, please consult a qualified tax expert or accountant.
For your appointment, please bring all necessary paperwork: 2019 tax forms received in the mail, statements of income (pensions, dividends, wages, interest), and deductible expenses (property taxes, medical bills, charitable contributions, etc.). Include your 2018 tax return for reference.
Starting January 27th, appointments can be made by calling the Senior Center at 630-620-2424.
During Tax season A.A.R.P. volunteers will be in our Senior Center cafeteria to help low income seniors fill out their tax returns. Help will be available Monday through Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
This free service is by appointment only.