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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 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
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 mini buses.  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.
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 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.
Monthly Newsletter
The Glen Ellyn Senior Center produces a newsletter each month with interesting articles, puzzles and word games, information about events in the area, recent scams in the area and recipes.  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.
DuPage County Sheriff Programs for Seniors
The Cell Link Program provides cellular telephones to senior citizens who may not have the funds or need to purchase one. The phones are programmed to dial only 911 and cannot make or receive any other calls. All cellular 911 calls are received at the Sheriff's Office.  Applicants for the program must be 62 years of age or older, OR younger than 62 but have a physical or mental disability AND not own a cellular phone.  To apply for Cell Link you may call the Community Resource Unit at 630-407-2317. Businesses or individuals are encouraged to donate used cellular phones for this program. Donated phones must be in good working condition with a battery and a charger. Phones may be brought to the DuPage County Sheriff's Office Communications Center, 501 North County Farm Rd., Wheaton 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Guardian Program: Sheriff Zaruba encourages every senior citizen in DuPage County to register with the Guardian System, a free service designed to ensure the well-being of seniors as well as the physically and mentally disabled in the county.

How does it work?

Guardian is a computerized phone system that calls registered members on prearranged days and times to verify that they are okay. If the member does not respond to the telephone call by entering a four digit code on their telephone an alarm sounds and a police dispatcher will attempt to reach the member via telephone.  If still unsuccessful, a previously designated neighbor or family member will be contacted. If the emergency contact cannot be reached, a deputy will be sent to the member's home to make sure everything is okay.

Who is eligible to participate?

Guardian is available to DuPage County residents who are over the age of 62 or physically or mentally disabled and live alone.

How do I sign up?

To register for the Guardian program you may call the Sheriff's Office at 630-407-2400 to have an application mailed to you. Applications may also be picked up at the Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Rd., Wheaton, or at any Township Office.
 
 
Glen Ellyn Civic Center
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Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
535 Duane St. Glen Ellyn IL. 60137
(630) 469 5000
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