Along with longer lives, we are witnessing important changes for senior citizens in areas such as health, living arrangements and family relationships.
As more of us retire, we replace our job responsibilities with leisure time activities such as travel, education, volunteer service and more.
At the same time, there exists a need for community services to provide information and/or assistance to older persons in areas such as healthcare, transportation, housing, counseling, day care, companionship, recreation and financing. Fortunately, there are programs and services offered in our community for older residents.
In an effort to best assist our senior residents, a new 501 (c) (3) foundation has been formed by Downers Grove Township to support the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee.
The foundation will seek to enhance the quality of life of older adults by acting as a resource for funding programs and services for older adults. This new foundation operates as a not-for-profit group seeking monetary donations, contributions and grants to support programs and services for older adults.
The Senior Citizens Advisory Committee of Downers Grove Township aims to foster the independence and well-being of older adults in our community.
The committee successfully has developed several programs that assist senior citizens. These include a Dial-A-Ride transportation program, the Banner News newsletter, the Vintage Times cable television program, articles posted on the township’s website, safety and crime-prevention programs that include the popular “File of Life” medical information card and community “networking.”
People who are interested in serving on a committee being formed are encouraged to send a resume to Frank Wurster, Supervisor, Downers Grove Township, 4340 Prince St., Downers Grove, IL 60515; firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about our Senior Service, call Hanna Benioff at 630-719-6682. For donations, call 630-719-6615.
Checks can be made out to “Friends for Downers Grove Township Senior Citizens” and sent to the Downers Grove Township office, as well.
Frank Wurster is the supervisor of Downers Grove Township