Senior Citizens

Resource Guide

The Senior Citizen Resource Guide contains resources and information for seniors covering a variety of issues. Copies are available free of charge at the Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave.

Transportation

Area townships offer transportation services for seniors living within their boundaries.

Taxi Coupon Program

Table 1: Contact information.
Contact Telephone
Taxi Coupon Liaison (630) 434-5500

The Village of Downers Grove Taxi Coupon Program assists eligible participants with their transportation needs. The Village provides a 50% subsidy to offset the cost of taxi services. See the Taxi Coupon Brochure for more information

Downers Grove Township Senior Services

Table 2: Township contact information.
Contact Telephone
Downers Grove Township Senior Services (630) 719-6670

S.A.L.T. Council

The Downers Grove Township Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council is a consortium of local law enforcement, fire protection, governmental and community agencies, as well as senior citizens, with a shared goal of improving the quality of life and home safety of older persons in their homes and in the community. The following programs are offered by Downers Grove Township and the SALT Council:

  • File of Life

A File of Life kit contains a standardized medical information card in a magnetic pouch to be placed on the front of a refrigerator. Emergency responders are trained to look for this information, which may enable them to deliver medical attention more quickly. The kits are available at Downers Grove Township, 4340 Prince St., and at the Downers Grove Police Department, 825 Burlington Ave. A $1 donation is requested.

  • Home Inspection Team for Seniors (HITS)

This program provides senior citizens with a free inspection of their home by trained professionals representing police departments, fire departments and health agencies. Inspectors identify issues in the home that may increase the likelihood of an injury due to a fall or make the home susceptible to burglary or fire. Clients are provided with simple guidelines to improve home safety and security.

Educational Programs

Table 3: Contact information.
Contact Telephone
Crime Prevention Unit (630) 434-5606

The Downers Grove Police Department is happy to hear from residents and will customize a program for your senior group on a variety of current topics.

Carrier Alert Program

This program is offered in cooperation with the U.S. Postal Service. Seniors may register their contact information with the Downers Grove Police Department and a sticker is placed inside their mailbox. If mail accumulates or some other sign of distress comes to the attention of the letter carrier, they will contact the Police Department to conduct a well-being check.

Elder Service Officers

Contact Telephone
Table 4: Contact information.
Downers Grove Police Department (630) 434-5600

The Downers Grove Police Department’s Elder Service Officer Unit (E.S.O.) provides specialized service and response to senior citizens in our community. E.S.O. personnel conduct the Senior Police Academy and the Senior Breakfast Club, present personal safety programs and work with elderly victims of crime.