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Senior Scams and Fraud! Watch this important interview online now!
The Vintage Times television program on DGTV Channel 6, hosts topics of interest for older adults and residents. This month you can watch Part I of our 2-part series on Senior Scams and Fraud. Local businessman, Robert Petranek, is our first guest. Robert has […]

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Tom Anderson of Downers Grove announced his resignation from the Senior Advisory Committee Chairmanship, and from the SALT Council. Tom is moving to Florida, where he plans to build his retirement dream home. Tom was appointed by both committees to Chair both the SAC and SALT committees when former Chair Mark Thoman became Township Supervisor […]

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With 29 years of service to residents of Downers Grove Township, Joan Nichols announced her retirement effective June 1, 2018. Joan worked in Human Services wearing many hats; including Dial-a-Ride coordinator, Passport services, RTA passes, and general office administrative work, as well as compiling information and reports for the Senior Advisory Committee and the SALT […]

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FFDFTS is holding its monthly fundraiser at Culver’s on Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove on Thursday, May 24th from 5-8pm. Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors (FFDGTS) which is dedicated to supporting Township senior services through information, referral services and collaborative programs, will receive 10% of the sales within that time period. Come for dinner […]

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The Vintage Times, a popular televised half-hour segment on topics of interest for older adults has made a comeback on DGTV Channel 6! Watch for the current topics on these channels:

DGTV Channel 6 and AT & T U-verse Channel 99, Wednesdays at 6 pm and Thursdays at 9 am. It’s also on Comcast Public […]

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Our combined Senior Advisory Committee (SAC)/ SALT meeting has been moved from Monday, May 7th to Wednesday, May 9th at 1:30 pm in the Township meeting room at 4340 Prince Street Downers Grove. All are welcome to attend. 

  Cathy Rager Senior Services Coordinator

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Westmont Spring Senior Festival…an event you won’t want to miss!

On Friday, April 13th from 8:30-11:30am, you have an opportunity to have some fun, win a prize, make a craft, and MOST importantly, gather important information and resources. Besides that, it’s FREE! Please plan on attending, and bring a friend or relative!

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Register Today for AARP Safe Drive Course for Seniors!!

When: Saturday, March 3rd 8am-5pm (lunch will be provided)
Where: Downers Grove Township, 4340 Prince Street, Downers Grove IL
Cost: ($15-$20)
Register: call Cathy Rager Senior Services Coordinator 630-719-6686 or Joan Nichols 630-719-6685

Class completion = Insurance savings!

AARP Smart Driving Class […]

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Our new class of Senior Citizens

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Baby Boomers comprise the largest and fastest growing segment of our Township population. Understanding this new generation of seniors in terms of needs, desires and goals is extremely important to planning for life after 65. The nineteen year age span takes in a lot of territory. Many boomers our still raising children, planning for their […]

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One of the greatest pleasures of working within the Township community has been the incredible opportunity to teach and engage youth with important life skills information at an early age, watch them grow and begin to utilize these skills more fully. Additionally, role playing and guiding our students through drug refusal skills, in this day […]

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“I Learned Something New!”

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Hot, Hot, Hot was the 90-degree weather on Saturday, September 23rd. It may have slowed down Township seniors, but did not keep them away from the Annual Car Care Clinic at the Westmont Fire Department. Over 40 cars were brought to the event for a safety inspection!

Grateful seniors took advantage of this unique opportunity […]

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The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. The Township has partnered with them in the past to offer the course and would like residents to know that there is a course that is being offered at the Westmont Senior Center in August.

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In the United States, according to research conducted by the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust, more than 35,000 people have reported scams to BBB Scam Tracker since it was launched in 2015. Marketplace scams affect one in four North American households each year at an estimated loss to individuals and families of $50 billion, yet […]

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The Township was pleased to participate in State Rep David Olsen’s first Senior Fair event. The majority of House District 81 is in our Township,. Rep. Olsen’s commitment to his senior constituents is commendable.

Township Senior Services Coordinator Hanna Benioff, Trustee Karen Kelly, and Office Manager Joan Nichols handed out information on senior […]

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Exercise and Physical Therapy for older adults, are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Exercise is an important part of maintaining good physical and mental health. Exercise can make us feel stronger, more limber and more energetic. It can improve our balance and prevent falls. Exercise can help […]

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