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The Senior Corner

Oct 07, 2015 11:56AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Darien Police Department has Senior Service Officers

In October of 2012 Darien Police Chief Ernest Brown sent two police officers to specialized training to better assist the Darien senior citizen population. Officers Lauren Renner and Marina Liska became the Darien Police Department’s Elder Services Officers. Since the start of this program the Elder Services Officers have been busy meeting with Darien senior citizens and assisting them with important services. For questions regarding the City of Darien Elder Services Officers Program you can contact officer Lauren Renner at or officer Marina Liska at, or call 630-852-5000.

Darien has subsidized taxi service

City of Darien Pilot II Subsidized Taxi Service provides transportation needs using coupons that reduce the cost of taxi fares. This program serves Darien residents who are senior citizens (65+) and persons with disabilities (must be documented). Participants must first register at the Darien City Hall by completing a program registration form and having a picture taken for an identification card issued within 2–4 weeks. Ride coupons have face value of $5 each and cost $2.50 each (City of Darien subsidizes ½ of the cost). Please contact Darien City Hall for further details and information at 630-852-5000.

Keep a “File of Life”

A “File of Life” kit contains a standardized medical information card in a magnetic pouch which is designed to be placed on the front of a refrigerator. There is also a smaller card and pouch to be carried in a purse or wallet. These cards will help police and emergency response teams have instant access to medical information and therefore be able to act more quickly in emergency situations. Each kit comes with instructions on how to complete and maintain the medical information on the cards. Several thousand kits have already been distributed. They are available at the township office 4340 Prince St. in Downers Grove. A $1 donation is requested.

Get help with home maintenance

DuPage Senior Citizen Council Home Maintenance Program is available for senior citizens in DuPage County. This program provides affordable repair services so seniors can maintain the safety and value of their homes. For more information please call: 630-620-0804.

“Vintage Times”—Senior programming on DCT6

“The Vintage Times,” produced by the Township of Downers Grove in cooperation with the Village of Downers Grove, is aired on Darien Cable Television channel 6 daily at 4pm. This program contains interesting and relevant information pertaining to senior citizens.