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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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“I’ve been attending since the Car Care Clinic began and will continue to come back every year.”

September 29 turned out to be a great day for the Senior Car Care Clinic hosted by the Westmont Fire Department and Lynn Dralle. The event is sponsored by the Downers Grove Township Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) and […]

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DuPage County Receives CRS Rating from FEMA

For the first time, DuPage County earned a rating in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS) program that can save unincorporated residents up to 20 percent on their flood insurance.

The Community Rating System (CRS) program credits government agencies for efforts that go above and […]

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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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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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