Resources for Seniors




River Grove Senior Citizens

The River Grove Senior Citizens Club, a non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit organization is open to persons of both sexes who are 55 years young or older. Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month at twelve noon in the River Grove Senior Community Center. Trips, entertainment, speakers, community service and various luncheons are part of the groups proceedings. Bingo and card games are played after the meeting and light refreshments are served. Please join us at 8664 West Grand Avenue.


Quick Links

24 hour Report
Abuse hotline

People with disabilities 18-59 and seniors

Leyden Family Services

 Illnois Dept. of Aging

Illinois DCFS

Chicago Abused Women Coalition


Chicago Narcotics Anonymous

National Suicide Prevention




FREE PRESCRIPTION DRUG CARD Leyden Township offers a free prescription drug card to ALL Township residents. Save up to 75% on prescription drugs, no paperwork to complete, no expiration date, no health restrictions, ready to use with no limits on usage and it covers many pet medications. Call the Town Hall at 847-455-8616 to get your free card.

Leyden Township - Senior Services

 Subsidized Taxi Program...Dial a Ride Bus Service...Handyman "Limited" Service...Window A/C Installation & Removal Program...Telephone Reassurance Program...Medical ID Bracelets...Water & Garbage SR Rate (Unincorporated Residents)...Senior Discount for Leyden Fitness Center...Meals on Wheels...Caregiver Support Program...Chore & Housekeeping Program...Holiday Needy Programs...Insurance Plan Comparison...Emergency Lock Boxes...Free Senior Emergency Cell Phones...Free Tax Filing Assistance...Senior & Disabled RTA Passes...Senior & Medical Wellness Checks...Reverse 911 for Emergency Notifications...Lending Closet.

2501 N. Mannheim Rd
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Mon. - Fri. 9:00 - 5:00
847- 455-8616x5140 


Community Nutrition Network is currently one of the largest senior nutrition providers in the nation, hosting 22 program locations. CNNSSA serves over 600,000 meals to 7,400 seniors in suburban Cook, Grundy, and Kendall counties each year. Through our Meals on Wheels program, We seek to improve the quality of life and provide nutritionally balanced meals to seniors who may not be able to: leave their home; afford or buy groceries; or cook for themselves. Our Community Cafe's allow for seniors to receive meals for a small donation so no senior goes hungry.

Please visit our Locations page to a listing of all of our cafe locations.

10040 Addison
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Phone: (847) 678-8777
Site Manager: Lupe Borjon 
Melrose Park
Sharp Community Center
1609 36th Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 316-7488
Senior Center Director: Laurie Madden

Home-Delivered Meals

Meals on Wheels delivers over 6,000 meals Monday through Friday each week and has recently started and continues to grow a Weekend Meals program. If you or someone you know is interested or in need of services, please contact our nearest Community Cafe location. Visit our Locations page for a list of our cafe locations.
Meals are served to seniors 60 years and older and their spouses of any age. To receive Home-Delivered meals, one must be assessed by a Case Coordination Unit to determine the level of their need so they may receive the proper services.
If you or someone you know is interested or in need of services, please contact the nearest cafe location.


Illinois Dept. of Aging

Has a very comprehensive set of programs for Seniors and caregivers.

Automated Medication

Care Coordination

Caregiver Support Program

Choices for Care Program

Community Care Program

Care in Residential Settings

Emergency Home Response Service

Farmer's Market

Information and Assistance Services

Money Management


Pathways to Community Living

Senior Health Assistance  


  • Chicago Office:
    Michael A. Bilandic Building
    (also known as the State of Illinois Building)
    160 North LaSalle Street
    Suite N-700
    Chicago, IL 60601-3130
    FAX: 312-814-2916

  • Benefit Access Program:
    (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
    1-888-206-1327 (TTY)



Cell Phones for Seniors

Senior Citizen Outreach

Senior Law Enforcement Academy




Cell Phones for Seniors

The Sheriff’s Cell Phones for Seniors program provides a free 911 Emergency Cellular Phone to Cook County residents, over the age of 65, who do not have a cellular phone.  Sheriff Dart believes that ever senior citizen should have a cell phone as an extra measure of security as they are driving, taking public transportation or participating in outdoor activities.  Individuals, local organizations and businesses are encouraged to donate their unwanted cell phones or sponsor a Cell Phone Drive to help support this program. 
To organize a cell phone drive, find a drop off location near you or schedule a distribution for your senior group, please call (708) 974-6042.

Triton College (RSVP Center)

2000 5th Avenue

River Grove

Franklin Park Health Dept

9500 Belmont Ave

Franklin Park

Leyden Township Town Hall

2501 N. Mannheim Rd.


Senior Opportunities and Services
This program is designed to identify and meet the needs of older, at-risk individuals through effective referrals to existing health, employment, housing, legal, consumer, transportation and other services. In-house referrals for psychiatric and mental healthcare are available when such needs are identified. 

Transportation Services
Transportation services enable individuals to travel to and from community resources in order to receive services, reduce isolation and otherwise encourage independent living. These services provide local transportation for medical appointments and necessary errands, and our drivers provide door-to-door service.
Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
SHIP is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. SHIP is a volunteer program to assist consumers in making informed health insurance decisions. SHIP counselors DO NOT sell or solicit insurance.
Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA)
Home Energy Assistance:

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • ComEd Residential Hardship
  • Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP)
  • LIHEAP Furnace
  • Weatherization

Additional Services
Assistance in Applying for:

  • Social Security
  • Medicare (A, B, C, & D)
  • Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
  • Medicaid Insurance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Extra Help (Prescription Assistance)
  • Benefits Access (formerly Circuit Breaker)
  • SafeLink or LifeLine
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Unemployment Benefits

Please call 1-847-451-0330 for an appointment.


Illinois Department of Human Services 

  • The State of Illinois Healthcare Portal a one-stop source for your healthcare needs. 
    • Parents can sign up their children for the state's affordable health insurance programs.
    • Seniors can sign up for one of our affordable prescription drug programs.
    • Women can find information on free breast and cervical cancer screenings.
  • Medical Assistance Programs - While medical programs are administered through the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the public may apply for medical assistance at their Illinois Department of Human Services Local Office (Family Community Resource Center). You may use the DHS Office Locator to find the office where you should apply.
  • All Kids offers Illinois' uninsured children comprehensive health care that includes doctor's visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers. All Kids On-line enrollment is available, or you can contact your local DHS Family Community Resource Center for more information.




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