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This is a part time position that coincides with the school calendar (late August – late May). The life skills teachers focus on the supplemental education of several social-emotional topics that include; anti-bullying, stress management, goal setting, and prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. The life skills program targets […]

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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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Congratulations to the “Smart Senior Drivers” who completed the AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE on Saturday, March 3rd at the Township! Thanks also to Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors (FFDGTS) for their support!

What’s a “smart” driver you ask? Anyone who successfully attends and completes an AARP Smart Driver Course.  Any age can take the […]

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Did you know there are local resources for helping residents complete and file their state and federal taxes?

College of Dupage (COD) is offering free tax service for the 25th year in a row. COD accounting students, guided by faculty, will help with returns. You MUST make an appointment this year!

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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!

Facebook event link […]

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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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By Denise Freese Dec. 18, 2017

This article appeared in the Suburban Life News SD Edition of December 13-19, 2017

The Downers Grove Township is a local government group that does a terrific job promoting important educational opportunities for students through partnerships and social activities.  Recognizing the valuable impact of these opportunities, St. Mary of […]

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Downers Grove Township houses the Fish Food Pantry within our building. This non-profit organization provides much needed food and clothing and has been in existence for almost 48 years, 32 of those years at the township.

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A host of statistics suggests that American children are experiencing stress at new levels: suicides among adolescents have quadrupled since the 1950s; only 36 percent of 7th graders agreed with the statement “I am happy with my life;”
Middle School students are offered stress management lessons by our Life Skills Teachers. For […]

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