Senior Resources

Fraud Alerts
Fraud Alerts is a weekly publication from Illinois SMP and Age Options that contains information about current scams taking place in Illinois, announcements and updates about programs or services related to health care and/or fraud protection, and links to news articles about health care and fraud topics.

Click here for recent copies of the Fraud Alerts.

Medical Equipment Program
The Village’s Medical Equipment Pantry has walkers, wheel chairs, canes, quad canes, crutches, commodes, other bathroom equipment and more! All may be borrowed FREE of charge to residents. For further information or if you are interested in making a donation, please call the Senior Center.

Smart 911 - Monday Afternoons by Appointment Only
Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens in conjunction with the Glendale Heights Police Department encourages seniors to take advantage of the Smart 911 program. If a person is signed-up for Smart 911, their information will appear on the 911 dispatcher’s screen to aid in a quick and proper response. Make an appointment at the Senior Center today to become 911 ready!

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
The Center is pleased to be a SHIPsponsored site. Our trained volunteers can provide assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. This FREE service is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Insurance. Call to schedule an appointment for assistance with your insurance questions.

9-1-1- Cell Phone Program
The Village of Glendale Heights’ cell phone program works with the elderly and disabled in an effort to ensure greater security, dignity and independence by providing recycled cell phones for 9-1-1 calls. Those who are interested must call to schedule an appointment at the Senior Center. Do you have a cell phone that you are not using? The Glendale Heights Police Department is collecting cell phones, chargers and batteries for this program. Please drop-off cell phones and their necessary accessories in a plastic bag to the Police Department or the Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens.

Adventist GlenOaks Hospital: The Nurse Is In
1st Wednesday of Every Month, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
ICU/CCU Nurses offer blood pressure and pulse checks. They also provide information on healthy lifestyles and community health resources. No appointment is necessary!
Cost: FREE

Senior Care Calling
The Glendale Heights Police Department maintains a calling system designed to check the well-being of senior citizens when the weather or other conditions reach health-threatening levels. If you would like your name to be added to this list, have a family member added to this list, or have your existing information changed, please call the Senior Center.

Glendale Heights Senior Bus Transportation
All scheduled bus routes are $1 per destination. Maker you Senior Bus reservation 48-hours in advance of desired trip. Click here for more information.

Senior Services Important Phone Numbers
Click here to download a printable (pdf) list of important phone numbers.

Senior Utility Tax Rebates
This Village program assists qualifying Seniors by rebating Municipal Utility Taxes. For more information or an application please call the Finance Department 630.909.5342.

Warming/Cooling Center
There designated warming/cooling centers for the Village of Glendale Heights. If you lose your power in the dead of winter or the heat of summer, call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 1-630-260-6070.

DuPage Homeownership Center (DHOC) Hope for Seniors
Are you worried about being able to afford to stay in or maintain your home as you get older? DHOC offers free, confidential, unbiased information and counseling to senior homeowners about reverse mortgages, tax relief options and low-cost home repair programs that can help you maintain your independence. For more information, visit their website at www.dhoc.org/what/senior_homeowners.

VA Hearing Aids/Eyeglasses
It is VHA policy that all enrolled veterans and those veterans exempt from enrollment are eligible for medical services that include diagnostic audiology and diagnostic and preventive eye care services, and that the prescription and provision of hearing aids and eyeglasses must be furnished to all eligible veterans in accordance with the parameters and criteria defined in this Directive. To view full details, click here.

Vehicle Stickers
Senior citizens are allowed one free vehicle sticker per household. For information on how to obtain your vehicle sticker, contact the Administrative Services Department at 630.260.6000.

DuPage County Treasurer's Office SeniorServe
SeniorServe is a program designed by the DuPage County Treasurer's Office to assist seniors manage the costs associated with their annual property tax bill. For more information regarding SeniorServe, click here to visit the DuPage County Treasurer's Office SeniorServe website.

Republic Services Senior Discount
Republic Services offers seniors 65+ a 35% discount on waste removal services. If you are 65+ and wish to receive this discount you must mail the following to Republic Services:

A copy of one of the following: Drivers License, State ID, or Passport (must have address & date of birth).

A copy of your Real Estate Tax Bill (proof of ownership).

A short letter requesting that you receive the Village of Glendale Heights 35% off senior citizen discount. Make sure you include your name, address, phone number and Republic Services account number in your letter.

Mail the above items to the following address: Republic Services
Attn: Customer Service Dept.
2101 S. Busse Rd
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 If you have questions or need further assistance, call Republic Services at 1.847.981.0091.

DuPage Senior Citizen Council
http://www.dupageseniorcouncil.org
630.620.0804
DuPage County offers a number of programs directed at protecting the lives of DuPage County senior citizens and ensuring they receive the services for which they qualify.

Social Security Administration
www.socialsecurity.gov
800.772.1213

Medicare
www.medicare.gov
1.800.MEDICARE (1-800-633-4273)

AARP
www.aarp.org

Call 1-800-444-6544 for Service 24 hours a day (Sundays until 4 pm ET) DO NOT CALL REGISTRY Are you tired of the multitude of calls received by telemarketers? Register your phone number on a “Do Not Call” list. Those who have registered in 2002 may need to re-register. You may register online at www.donotcall.gov or by phone at 1-888-382-1222 (TTY 1-866-290-4236) from the phone number you wish to register. Follow the prompts. The website also includes information on how to file a complaint. Disregard false claims that telemarketers may contact you through your cell phone. Federal law prohibits telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phones. You may place your cell phone number on the Do Not Call Registry, but there’s no reason to do so.