The Glen Ellyn Senior Center is supported by the Village of Glen Ellyn and provides many different services to Glen Ellyn Seniors 60 years of age and older, as well as to their families. Senior Center services include a monthly newsletter, a flu shot clinic and transportation services including Ride DuPage and reduced fare cards for Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). Information and referral services for seniors and their families on issues related to senior citizens are also available at the Glen Ellyn Senior Center.
Ride DuPage is a subsidized transportation program for senior citizens (65 years and older) and individuals with disabilities who are residents of the Village of Glen Ellyn. Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is provided through a combination of taxi cabs and Pace minibusses.
The cash fare is a $2 flag pull and $1 for each mile traveled. Registration is required for this program.
Please call the Senior Center to register or for more information.
Senior Health Insurance Program
The Glen Ellyn Senior Service Center is a Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) site. SHIP provides free individual counseling services to assist senior citizens with questions about Medicare or supplemental insurance and to help with medical insurance problems. Please contact the Senior Service Center to schedule an appointment regarding SHIP. SHIP is sponsored by the Illinois Department on Aging.
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Reduced Fare Pass
The Glen Ellyn Senior Center is a registration site for the RTA Reduced Fare Pass, which is available to seniors aged 65 or older. The Reduced Fare Pass allows senior citizens to ride all fixed route RTA services (which includes Metra, Pace and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) at a reduced rate.
In addition, the RTA offers a Ride Free Permit to those seniors who are income eligible. Please contact the Senior Center for more information and registration hours.
The Glen Ellyn Senior Center produces a newsletter each month with:
- Information about events in the area
- Interesting articles
- Puzzles and word games
- Recent scams in the area
There is no charge to receive the newsletter. Please contact the Senior Center if you would like to be added to the mailing list.
Flu Shot Clinic
The Senior Center offers a Flu Shot Clinic, during October or November each year, depending on the available supply of the vaccine. There is no charge for seniors who have Medicare Part B. Watch for dates in the newsletter or call the Senior Center for more information.
Home Delivered Meal Program
The Home Delivered Meal program for DuPage County is administered by the DuPage Senior Citizens Council and is located at the Glendale Heights Senior Center. Please call the Council at 630-620-0804 for more information.