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Darien's Senior Corner

Sep 01, 2016 10:14AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Darien Police Department has Senior Service Officers

Darien’s Elderly Services Program began in 2012. We have two well trained ESOs helping to serve the needs of our senior population. If you or someone you know believes they can benefit from the Elderly Services Program please contact the Darien Police Department. The ESOs are Officer Lauren Renner, and Officer Carol Camacho. They can be contacted at 630-971-3999 or via direct line and e-mail at: (630-353-8303), or (630-353-8322).

Subsidized taxi service provides transportation for seniors

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 for an identification card issued within two to four weeks. Ride coupons have face value of $5 each and cost $2.50 each (City of Darien subsidizes half of the cost). Please contact Darien City Hall for further details and information at 630-852-5000.

File of Life can save your 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.

Find help with your home maintenance

Du Page Senior Citizen Council Home Maintenance Program is available for senior citizens in Du Page 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.