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Call4Calm Text Line Established

Call4Calm: The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched a free emotional support text line, Call4Calm, for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Once a resident sends a text to the hotline, within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor […]

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Beware of COVID-19 Scams

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As the COVID-19 Crisis continues, local agencies have united in sharing vital information in the best interests of public health and safety. Naperville Police Department’s Crime Prevention Specialist, Julie Smith, compiled a list of current scams being perpetrated on local residents. Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors (FFDGTS) has posted this information to their website. Please […]

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FISH Pantry UPDATE 3/30

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The “drive up” is open to give food to those in need and accept food from those in deed! Open on Monday from 9am to 11am. Donate online at www.downersgrovefish.org.

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Many grocers are setting aside time specifically for our senior citizens, who are considered higher risk of becoming infected with the COVID-19 virus. This list is as accurate as we can get for local area stores.

Aldi – Darien, Downers Grove, and Westmont locations are open normal hours from 9am to 7pm. We don’t know […]

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FISH Food and Clothing Pantry clients be advised our pantry is open on a “Drive-Through” basis. Normal paperwork and proofs are required. FISH will maintain a “Drive-Through” basis until we’re informed the lockdown protocols indicate differently.

Stay safe. Be smart. Thank you.

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Upon recommendation from the Department on Aging, we are temporarily suspending our Senior Survival Series. We hope to tape the presentation to be accessed on our website at some time in the near future. We’ll keep you posted!

“The Illinois Department on Aging is requesting all Area Agencies on Aging to immediately suspend all gathering activities […]

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Be safe, be smart, be prepared.

The latest recommended precautions from the CDC website are at this link (it’s a pdf): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf

These website have regularly updated info on the COVID-19 pandemic: cdc.gov and coronaviris.gov You can also sign up for emails to stay updated.

The Illinois Department of […]

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UPDATE – With direction from the Illinois Department on Aging, we are suspending our Senior Survival Series “lunch-and-learn” meetings. This is a direct link to the IDoA website announcement advising cancelling meals and gatherings of especially vulnerable senior citizens: https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx

We are working on other ways to bring this vital information from our guest […]

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Hey Everyone,
If you eat at the Chipotle by the Township, and bring in the attached flyer, we will get 33% of the proceeds as long as we reach a minimum amount of actual orders. It’s REALLY important that you eat there on Tuesday. Hey… who doesn’t like Mexican food???

Our assigned time Tuesday March 10th from […]

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The following post is also on our Facebook page and our Nextdoor page. DG Township strongly supports finding out the facts and being prepared.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the immediate risk to the general American public for contracting the coronavirus remains low, they suggest that now is the […]

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SAC Meeting Cancelled

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The next meeting of our Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) has been cancelled for Monday, March 2, 2020. The meeting date was cancelled on February 2, 2020 through a unanimous vote by a quorum of attending members.

The next scheduled meeting is on Monday, April 6, 2020. The meeting will take place in the Township meeting room from 1:30-2:30pm.

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FFDGTS Pierce Tavern Fundraiser

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If you want to support township senior activities and programs, you simply have to eat dinner at a popular local Downers Grove restaurant….

Where: Pierce Tavern, 5135 Main Street Downers Grove

When: Tuesday, February 11th between the hours of 5pm-8pm.

You can dine in, OR take out by calling: 630-869-5333.

10% of the […]

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AARP Smart Driver Class

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It’s that time of year again! Downers Grove Township is hosting our annual AARP Smart Driver Course. Update your knowledge and skills while gaining a savings to your insurance cost upon completion. There are some new rules of the road in Illinois. Make sure you know what they are! Smart Driver Flier

You will […]

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