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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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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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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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Update:

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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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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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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In Recognition 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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“I Learned Something New!”

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Hot, Hot, Hot was the 90-degree weather on Saturday, September 23rd. It may have slowed down Township seniors, but did not keep them away from the Annual Car Care Clinic at the Westmont Fire Department. Over 40 cars were brought to the event for a safety inspection!

Grateful seniors took advantage of this unique opportunity […]

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What kind of medical care would you want to receive if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to express how you want medical decisions made in the future should you not be able to make them yourself. Advance Directives go into effect only […]

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The Senior Citizens Advisory Committee of Downers Grove Township is looking for new members to join the team. The Committee consists of nine township residents who serve as the “eyes and ears” of our township. They are the creative force proposing programs to promote the self-sufficiency, independence and wellbeing of older residents in our township. […]

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Protect Yourself From Scams

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Listed below are some of the most common scams perpetrated against older persons. Please familiarize yourself with these schemes to protect your finances:

IRS Scam Calls – A scam artist who claims to represent the IRS says that you owe back taxes. Money must be paid immediately with a prepaid debit card or wire transfer […]

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If you think about all of the things that you need to do on a daily basis, so much of what is on our list requires us to get somewhere. Whether it’s driving the kids to school, getting to the grocery store, or picking up a prescription from the pharmacy, we all have places to […]

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Meeting the safety needs of older adults is discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Safety is an important issue for many older persons. As we age, we are at greater risk of injuries in our homes. We also worry about crimes such as burglaries, scams and identity theft. […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment

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Time to review your health or drug plan.

Picking season is approaching – pumpkins, apples, Halloween candy…and a Medicare health or drug plan. October 15 – December 7 is the Medicare Open Enrollment period!

Medicare Open Enrollment gives beneficiaries the chance to review their health and prescription drug coverage for the coming year. If […]

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Can’t hear on the phone? A Captioned Phone enables you to read captions of everything your caller says.

Many older persons suffer from a severe to profound hearing loss. As a result they experience difficulties hearing on the telephone. A captioned phone can be of much benefit to these people.

A captioned phone is a […]

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