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Senior Survival Series

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Are you an older adult looking for vital information on Medicare, Senior Scams, Safety, Housing, Transportation and More? If so, join our safari into the unknown with the Township “Senior Survival Series.” This lunch & learn series (we provide a free lunch) will cover topics of extreme interest and benefit to seniors 55 and older. […]

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Stay Warm!

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Stay warm in cold weather. These are the winter 2019 Warming Centers located within Downers Grove Township. A warming center is a short-term emergency shelter that operates when temperatures or a combination of precipitation, wind chill, wind and temperature become dangerously inclement. Their paramount purpose is the prevention of death and injury from exposure to […]

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People’s Resource Center (PRC) has just launched a series of 8 Job Assistance Workshops at Downers Grove Public Library. The workshop will help residents of any age understand resume writing in our “tech” age, phone interviewing, salary negotiation, multi-generational communication and job searching. Additionally, the Westmont location has a variety of computer classes for all […]

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AARP Smart Driver Course (One Day!)
Saturday, March 9, 2019 8-5PM 4340 Prince Street Downers Grove

Every year the Township of Downers Grove sponsors the AARP Smart Driver Course for residents aged 55 & older. This is a great opportunity designed especially for adults who work during the week, however, anyone can attend! DG […]

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Any Federal employees currently furloughed due to the current Federal government shut down may receive food assistance at the FISH Food Pantry, located at Downers Grove Township, 4340 Prince, Downers Grove IL 60515.  The Food Pantry is open Monday and Friday from 9am until Noon. Please bring a Federal ID.

This assistance will continue for […]

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The Township Board Meeting will be held at the Township office, as follows:

Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Where: Meeting Room – 4340 Prince Street, Downers Grove, IL

When: 7:30 pm

View and download the meeting agenda.

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The Township offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day on January 21st, 2019.

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Support Our Seniors!

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Check out City Barbecue on Ogden! They will donate 25% of the proceeds from those attending AND presenting this flyer when they purchase food. It’s simple! Come out to support us on Friday, February 1st between 10am and 1pm. Sponsored by Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors (FFDGTS) to support township senior programming and activities.

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The Township offices will be closed in observance of New Years Eve on December 31st 2018 & New Years Day on January 1st, 2019.

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Watch DG Channel 6 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99 – Wednesdays at 6pm and Thursdays at 9pm
Also – Comcast Public Access Channel 19 – Thursdays at 6pm

Contact our township office for a DVD copy of the programs or contact your local libraries.

Cathy Rager
Downers Grove Township
Senior Services Coordinator
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Update! Vintage Times Senior Topics

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Take a moment to check out these great topics of interest for adults 55 and older. If you have questions on housing, need information on senior property tax exemptions, assistance with your utilities or help with low vision issues, you’ll discover useful timely information within these half hour segments.

Senior Housing 101 Part 2 […]

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Teen Resiliency Workshops

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Downers Grove Township, as a member of the Youth In Crisis Coalition, is pleased to promote events that reinforce our shared mission of helping youth. From our good friends and fellow coalition member NAMI

Trouble handling expectations, school, and stress?  You’re normal, and we can equip you with some ways to deal better!  […]

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Dial-A-Ride Contract with PACE Renewed for 2019

The Township is pleased to continue providing Dial-A-Ride for 2019. Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb shared ride service for Downers Grove Township residents who are 65 and over. It is also a service for qualified persons with disabilities of any age. In order to ride Dial-A-Ride […]

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On a crisp evening in early October, local community members, senior-related agencies, businesses, independent and assisted living residences, township staff and local officials came together to support township senior services such as the Dial-A-Ride program, while honoring an exceptional senior, Floyd Mizener.

Aspired Living of Westmont kindly hosted Oktoberfest on October 4th with delicious hors […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15th – December 7th, 2015. This is a good time to review co-pays, premiums, deductibles and medication tiers within your Part D plan. Or, switch to another plan that is better suited to your current needs.

You do not have to change your plan but it is recommended to check […]

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