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.
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 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
Subsidized Taxi Service
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
- Active Senior Club- Meets at Darien Sportsplex
Membership - Irene Pospisek,
- Darien Seniors Club - Meets at Darien Sportsplex
Membership - Rosemary Dalfonso,
- 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)
- Young at
Heart Seniors - Meets at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
President - Alice Durocher,
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
- 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
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.