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In Case You Missed Viewing our “VINTAGE TIMES” Senior Topics Series on DGTV Channel 6

April – Adult Day Care Gloria Dei Church
(Susan Neustrom)

May – Senior Scams & Frauds Part 1
(Robert Petranek)

July – Senior Scams & Frauds Part 2
(Robert Petranek & Thomas Brady)

August […]

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Please join Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors (FFDGTS) on Thursday, October 4th from 5-7pm at Aspired Living of Westmont to support transportation services and communication outreach for all Township Seniors!

FFDGTS has already helped the Township achieve a 40% reduction for their Dial-A-Ride (DAR) Services (contracted through PACE) that run M-F from 8-4 […]

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Senior CarFit & Safety Clinic

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It’s back!!! 4th Annual Senior CarFit & Safety Clinic: Saturday, September 29th, 8-11am at the Westmont Fire Station (6015 S. Cass Ave. Westmont). The Car Care Clinic is hosted by the Downers Grove Township Senior Advisory Committee (SAC), Seniors and Lawmen Together (SALT), Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors (FFDGTS), volunteer mechanics and volunteer staff.
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SALT/SAC Board Meeting Change

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Notice of Meeting Change
The Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) and combined SALT meeting for Monday, September 17th has changed. The new date is Monday, September 10, 2018 from 1:30-2:30pm. The public is welcome to attend and observe. Thank-you!

Cathy Rager
Senior Services Coordinator
Downers Grove Township
Phone: 630-719-6686
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Beginning Tuesday, September 4th, 2018, Downers Grove Township will begin offering temporary handicapped placards to permanent residents of Downers Grove Township. A Doctor’s Certification of Handicapped Stature is required for issuance of the temporary ninety (90) day placard. An Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card, issued by the Secretary of State Driver License Facility, can […]

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The Township Supervisor strongly encourages eligible seniors/disabled to make an appointment with appropriate township staff for help with the Benefit Access Application. Walk-ins are accepted if staff is available at that time, but not guaranteed. Residents can call ahead to determine if staff is available, however, making an appointment will ensure that residents receive assistance […]

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Update:

Contact Information Correction to the Banner News Senior Citizens Newsletter: The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP): 630-407-6500 press 2      Federal Marketplace Health Insurance or Medicaid:  630-407-6500 press 2 Both are through the Dupage County Health Department in Wheaton

Please take a look at this comprehensive informational booklet that gives you great information […]

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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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The Township of Downers Grove is proud to be a part of the Youth in Crisis Coalition. The Mission of the Coalition is to engage youth, parents, and organizations to reduce suicide attempts and completions and disrupt the journey to suicide. The Youth in Crisis Coalition will achieve this by providing tools, skills, and resources […]

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Downers Grove Township is pleased to announce we are cooperatively working on proactive suicide prevention as a participating stakeholder of the Youth in Crisis Coalition.

According to the CDC, suicide completion rates have surged to a 30-year high in America. As of 2016, the fastest rising age group for suicide completions are adolescents 10-14 […]

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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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