Service Providers & Numbers to Know for Seniors

AARP: AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service. AARP also provides a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members. These benefits include AARP Web site at, "AARP The Magazine," and the monthly "AARP Bulletin."

AARP Free Tax Help: AARP Tax-Aide is a free program run by the AARP Foundation to guide people with low to moderate incomes through their taxes, making sure they receive all the deductions and credits they’re entitled to. Available February 1 through April 15, it is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service.

City of ElmhurstPrograms, services & resources for senior citizens and their caregivers. Information on home meal programs, Office of Senior Services, Police programs, DuPage County Services, DuPage Senior Citizen Council, Township Services, Fire Department home safety checks & State resources.

DuPage County Senior Citizen Services: The DuPage County Senior Services offers a number of programs directed at facilitating an independent lifestyle for county residents, aged 60 or older, and provides information on other benefits for which seniors may qualify.

DuPage Senior Citizens Council: Programs including Home-Delivered Meals 60+, the Home Maintenance Program 60+, Senior Chore Days, Senior Dining Centers and a referral list for major home repairs and sidewalk/driveway snow removal.

Elmhurst Fire Department: Home safety checks among other programs.

Elmhurst Office of Senior Services: Offers counseling, consultation and information to older adults and caregivers, support groups for women age 60+ and outreach to isolated and frail elders.

Elmhurst Police Department: Crime Prevention programs, SALT (Seniors & Lawmen Together), Emergency File of Life information.

Elmhurst Utility Tax Rebate: For seniors, apply at Collector’s Office.

Illinois Department on Aging: The Illinois Department on Aging helps older people live independently in their own homes and communities. As the population ages, services and programs for older people must evolve as well because longevity means more when quality of life is enhanced. To best serve older adults, we must also serve their families and teach younger people about the realities of aging, so many of our programs have an intergenerational emphasis. Working with Area Agencies on Aging, community-based service providers and older people themselves, the Illinois Department on Aging strives to improve quality of life for current and future generations of older Illinoisans. Call Illinois Department on Aging Senior HelpLine (800) 252-8966 for more information.

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs: The mission of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) is to empower veterans and their families to thrive by assisting them in navigating the system of federal state and local resources and benefits; by providing long-term health care for eligible veterans in our Veterans’ Homes; and by partnering with other agencies and non-profits to help veterans address education, mental health, housing, employment, and other challenges.

Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging: The Agency on Aging is a not-for-profit agency, chartered in 1974, that develops and promotes a comprehensive network of services for persons 60+ in the fastest growing areas in the state: DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Kankakee, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.

Senior Home Sharing: Since 1981, the non-profit, Senior Home Sharing has been welcoming new residents into friendly homes shared by other seniors. Enjoy the benefits of sharing a home right here in Elmhurst with others who are enjoying their golden years. Live-in house managers attend to hosekeeping, meals and medication reminders. Come for a visit!

Transportation: The City Clerk’s Office is a registration center for senior transportation programs and two transportation programs for disabled residents. 

Ride DuPage: Elmhurst Seniors and those with disabilities can receive curb-to-curb transportation service from their home to any location within DuPage County through the Ride DuPage program. (Excluding airport trips). The program transports residents by paratransit bus or taxi.

Seniors Ride Free & Reduced Fare RTA/Pace/Metra Program: The RTA issues Reduced Fare and Ride Free permits to eligible riders throughout the region. The RTA Reduced Fare Permit allows older adults, age 65 and older, and qualified people with disabilities and Medicare recipients to ride all RTA fixed-route services at a reduced fare.

Township Programs
Both Addison Township and York Township offer reduced fare transportation programs for residents who live within their boundaries.