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A great write up in The Suburban Life about the FISH Pantry! We’re very proud to have been working in partnership with the FISH Pantry for over 36 years, and look forward to a brighter, more visible future serving those in need.
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Mainstreet Senior Expo!

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Mainstream Organization of Realtors, The Community House, Township of Downers Grove and Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors (FFDGTS) are hosting this one-of-a-kind event on Tuesday, May 21st from 9am-1pm at The Community House in Hinsdale. There will be three educational seminars along with many vendors (including not-for-profits & local businesses). Information and resources […]

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Supervisor Thoman reports in: “I was very pleased Jaci and I were invited to attend Family Shelter Service’s Open House Monday night, where they announced a new partnership with Metropolitan Family Services. These two charitable groups that focus on helping survivors of domestic violence have exceptional synergy, and the two joining forces will be more […]

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Local Job Fair

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People’s Resource Center is hosting it’s 4th Annual Career Fair on Thursday, March 14th from 9am until 12 noon. This is a great opportunity for job seekers! PRC will even provide interview clothing from their Clothes Closet. Click on flyer for larger image.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Upcoming Free Community Events

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If you are an older adult or know someone who is, there are two free events in January that you may want to attend. Both events are being hosted at Harvester Place, 150 South Frontage Road in Burr Ridge.

On Tuesday, January 24, Jerry Schmitt of WealthCare Consultants will discuss VA benefits of veterans and […]

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