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Downers Grove Township Senior Advisory Committee (SAC)  and Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors (FFDGTS) are sponsoring the next installment in our popular Senior Survival “Lunch & Learn” Series. The first seminar was well attended providing timely and important information about Senior Scams and Fraud, as well as, Medicare for 2019. Questions were welcome, and […]

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Looking For Something to Do? People’s Resource Center in Westmont is hosting some inspiring fun activities on the first Friday of each month beginning Thursday, March 14th from 10-12noon. The first one involves art… and you do NOT need any special talents to attend! These are DROP-IN events with no reservation required. Come join the […]

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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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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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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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One of the greatest pleasures of working within the Township community has been the incredible opportunity to teach and engage youth with important life skills information at an early age, watch them grow and begin to utilize these skills more fully. Additionally, role playing and guiding our students through drug refusal skills, in this day […]

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If you’re looking for a way to get a conversation started with your teen about the messages they receive daily from social media, there’s a free event you might want to check out.

On Monday, January 23 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., The Robert Crown Center in Hinsdale will be hosting a free event that […]

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The senior citizen residents within the Township are valued members of our community.  It is our goal to be able to connect them or those who have family members that are older, to information and resources within the community.  Our Banner News is a newsletter that the Township has published for many years that has […]

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Support groups bring together people facing similar issues such as illness, bereavement, long-term caregiving, major life changes and more. These issues are often stressful and overwhelming. They can disrupt one’s life and be accompanied by emotions such as confusion, depression, anger and uncertainty. These emotions can make a person fearful of all changes that seem […]

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Investigate Before You Donate

When we see disasters unfolding before our eyes on TV, such as the recent earthquake in Nepal, our first instinct is to rush to help, often by sending a donation. But before you write that check, make sure your contribution will go to a legitimate charity and to the people who […]

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Traveling in the winter can be problematic. By preparing in advance for winter emergencies you can reduce the risk of weather-related problems. The Center for Disease Control recommends that you minimize travel, but if travel is necessary, keep the following items in your car during the winter season:

Car and Emergency Checklist
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