Senior & Health Services

Living in a community that cares
While it is often the quality of the schools that draws young families to our Township, it is the quality of life that keeps us here. The township’s mission is to help preserve that quality of life for young and old.
SENIORS, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
First and foremost, the West Deerfield Township is a community that cares about its seniors. If you qualify, we urge you to take advantage of the many programs that can make a difference in your health, happiness and mobility. See the “At-A-Glance” section on this page for services and benefits that are available.Please don’t hesitate to call 847-945-0614, and ask about speaking with Margie Fischer, Senior Advocate. Or come in to your Township Office if you think you need help, and find out more about resources available to you.
HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL AGES.
If you or a loved one has a health issue, and that includes mental health, please reach out to us at the Township Office. We will do our best to help you navigate through the local, state and federal programs that are resources for a broad range of support.

GUIDANCE ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
We have staff and Trustee Ron Schwartz who are knowledgeable resources to help you learn about and understand your choices in the Affordable Care Act program.

WE WELCOME YOUR QUESTIONS AT THE TOWNSHIP OFFICE, OR CALL 847-945-0614


SENIOR BENEFITS AT-A-GLANCE

HOSPITAL TAXI SERVICE
To assist our seniors who go to Highland Park Hospital, the Township provides taxi coupons with a value of $4.25 for each one-way trip. Pick up coupons in our office

SENIOR CALL
Each business day, the township makes friendly calls to any homebound senior who wants someone to “check” on them. Call our office for more information.

RTA SENIORS DISCOUNT TRAVEL CARDS
Did you know Seniors age 65 and older can ride the RTA at a discount? Registration forms may be mailed to you or picked up at the Township office.

DELIVERY OF BOOKS
The library will deliver books without charge to people who can’t get out of their homes due to mobility challenges. Click here for additional information.

GOING PLACES, OUR TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
Senior or not, if you have mobility challenges that prevent or restrict your ability to meet healthcare needs, our drivers can get you to your appointment. Learn more.

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