Each blue underlined heading is a link, click and it will take you to the website for that organization

Federal Government Agencies


Medicare.gov

Social Security Administration

To direct deposit your Social Security benefits go to www.godirect.org 

Administration on Aging   


Internal Revenue Service (IRS)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  


FBI – Be Crime Smart  


Elder Care

elder abuse or exploitation  

1-800-677-1116


U.S.Department of Veteran Affairs 



State of Illinois Programs


Senior Health Insurance Program


IL Department of Veteran Affairs

IL Dept of Healthcare & Family Services


IL Secretary of State


IL Department of Public Health


IL Department of Human Services


Keep Warm Illinois


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


IL Department on Aging


Benefit Access Program Benefits



DuPage County

DuPage County Senior Services


DuPage Senior Citizens Council


DuPage County Sheriff-Senior Services

DuPage Housing Authority


DuPage County Veterans Assistance Commission



Legal


IL Attorney General – Lisa Madigan


DuPage County Bar Association 

Prairie State Legal Services 


National Center on Elder Abuse  


Metropolitan Family Services



Communications


SafeLink Wireless


Smart911
   

AT&T Lifeline
Low Income Phone Service

   

ClearCaptions phones
[Title 4 ADA means these phones are free]

312-350-0297


Sheriff's Cell Link Program



Aging Specific Resources

NE IL Area Agency on Aging

Family Caregiver Alliance

IL Adult Day Care Association

Nat’l Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers   


Eldercare Locator


Community Resources


Glen Ellyn Senior Center

Glen Ellyn Public Library


Wheaton Public Library


Wheaton Park District Seniors Programs


Wheaton Seniors Programs



Housing


DuPage Home Ownership Center


Senior Home Sharing


Citizens Utility Board


Milton Township  Senior Residential Homestead Exemption 


Milton Township Senior Assessment Freeze


Disabled Persons Exemption


Milton Township Senior Tax Deferral




Health


National Eye Institute (NIH)


Alzheimer’s Association 



Food


Glen Ellyn Food Pantry


Milton Township Food Pantry  



Transportation


Senior Driving  


Safe Car Assessment


Ride DuPage


Pace (Suburban Division of the RTA)


 Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

 




Resources for Seniors

Milton Township S.A.L.T.

Seniors And Law-enforcement Together

Communicating Health & Safety Information to Seniors

Resources from articles in

The Communicator


Public Library programs/services offered by Wheaton (and Glen Ellyn has many of the same services). Programs, training and workshops are open to all regardless if you are a card holder or not.  Anything regrading removing items from the library does require a library card.


Visually Impaired Assists:

Large Type Books

Audio Books

CCTV Magnifier increases size of print up to 50x

SARA - Scanning and Reading Appliance reads books aloud


Mobility Challenges: 

Front desk pick up of requested items

Homebound / Nursing home delivery service


Illinois Talking Books
1/800-426-0709
www.illinoistalkingbooks.org 


DuPage Homeownership Center

The DuPage Homeownership Center will be a leader and a resource in educating and empowering individuals to be successful homeowners through the use of innovative programming and partnerships.  Among other resources are financial fitness guides and access to financial fitness coaches.



Credit Card Fraud:  Report any incidents to any of the three agencies (they  now share a common database)

Equifax: 1-800-525-6285

          www.equifax.com


Experian:  1-888-397-3742

          www.experian.com


TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289



ID Theft: report ID theft to the Federal Trade Commission
They have counselors to help resolve financial and other problems from this crime.

www.consumer.gov/idtheft

1-877-IDTHEFT


Free Credit Report:

1 report annually, to check for accuracy and fraud.
www.annualcreditreport.com

1-800-322-8228



Special Programming for Plus 50 Community Members

Many adults ages 50 and over are choosing to return to the workforce, change careers or explore academic study. College of DuPage Continuing Education has developed a series of streamlined classes in the following areas: computer skills, career search, volunteerism and self-discovery.


Our Plus 50 instructors design these courses with the rich experiences and varied skills of adult learners in mind. Learning is directed toward the tools and skills necessary for a Plus 50 student's next step. Most courses are offered at special prices and are scheduled with an adult's busy schedule in mind.



VOTE411.org
Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF), VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on aspects of the election process.