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Dial-A-Ride

Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb paratransit service for senior citizens and disabled persons provided by the Township of Downers Grove through a contract with PACE.  Rides can be scheduled to any location within the Township, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. The fare is $5.  Registration is necessary before starting to use the service.  To get more information call 630-719-6685.

Home Maintenance

Du Page Senior Citizen Council Home Maintenance Program is available for senior citizens in Du Page County. This program provides affordable repair services so seniors can maintain the safety and value of their homes. For more information please call: 630-620-0804.

Meals on Wheels

DuPage County Meals on Wheels at 630-620-0804 for home delivered hot/cold meals for seniors in need.

Para-Transit

Para-Transit is a DuPage County program that provides rides to Doctor, Social Security Office or Public Aid office appointments. Nominal fees each way. Must call first for appointment time 630-682-7000 ask for Para-Transit Services.

Subsidized Taxi Service

City of Darien Pilot II Subsidized Taxi Service; providing transportation needs using coupons that reduce the cost of taxi fares.  This program serves Darien residents who are senior citizens (65+) and persons with disabilities (must be documented).  Participants must first register at the Darien City Hall by completing a program registration form and having picture taken for identification card issued within 2-4 weeks.  Ride coupons have face value of $5.00 each and cost $2.50 each (City of Darien subsidizes ˝ of the cost). Please contact -Darien City Hall for further details and information at 630-852-5000.

Darien Senior Citizen Clubs

  1. Active Senior Club- Meets at Darien Sportsplex
    Membership - Irene Pospisek, 630-985-5538
  2. Darien Seniors Club - Meets at Darien Sportsplex
    Membership - Rosemary Dalfonso, 630-910-0854
  3. Younger Than Ever Seniors - Our Lady of Peace Church ń Meets at Darien Sportsplex
    Membership - Arlene Blasco, 630-964-0363 (Must be a member of the church)
  4. Young at Heart Seniors - Meets at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
    President - Alice Durocher, 630-789-2187

Senior Corner

Real Estate Tax Information that can save you money!

Darien senior citizens should contact the Downers Grove Township Assessor’s Office to see if they qualify for any real estate tax relief through several programs.

  • Senior Homestead Exemption - Senior Citizens may be eligible for a $3,000 reduction from the equalized assessed valuation.
  • Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption - Senior Citizens may be eligible for protection against real estate tax increases.
  • Real Estate Tax Deferral - Senior Citizens may be eligible to defer payment of real estate taxes and any special assessments.

Minimally, these programs require that you be 65 years of age, meet income guidelines, own and occupy your home, and are liable for the payment of your real estate taxes. Call the Downers Grove Township Office to see if you qualify and for an application 630-968-2100.

 

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