Senior Services

Senior Assistance Program

The City of Wheaton and their Commission on Aging sponsor a program to give monthly financial assistance to senior residents who qualify. For more information, visit the City's Commission on Aging webpage or contact Carly Johns at the City of Wheaton at 630-260-2019 /

Ride DuPage, Ride DuPage to Work & RTA Reduced Fare Cards

Wheaton seniors 65 years and older and those who are disabled can receive curb-to-curb transportation service from their home to any location within DuPage County through the Ride DuPage program, a transportation program subsidized by Pace Suburban Bus Services and the City of Wheaton.

The City also offers the Ride DuPage to Work program for work-related travel only.

The RTA Senior Ride Free Permit allows qualifying seniors age 65 and older to ride at no cost on CTA, Metra, and Pace fixed-route bus and rail services. Applicants must be enrolled in the Benefit Access Program administered by the Illinois Department on Aging (DOA). A Ride Free Permit for those who are disabled is also available. See more about these programs on the City's website.

DuPage County Senior Services

DuPage County Senior Services offers resources and referrals for DuPage County residents 60 and older including but not limited to Mental Health, Adult Day Services, Education, Employment and Volunteer, Benefits and Financial Assistance, Healthcare and Home Health Services, Housing, and Legal Assistance. Senior Services serves as the designated Case Coordination Unit for DuPage County. For more information, call 630-407-6500.

DuPage Senior Citizens Council

The DuPage Senior Citizens Council initiates, delivers, monitors, and coordinates services that promote the ability of older persons to live their lives in dignity. The Council coordinates volunteers to help package and deliver freshly prepared meals each weekday to homebound seniors who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. Not only has DSCC delivered more meals to homebound seniors than any other organization in Illinois. They also offer many other services to seniors like Well-Being Checks, Minor Home Repairs, Yard Clean-Ups, Pet Care and Food Assistance, Contractor Referrals, Friendly Visits, and much more. For more information about the services DSCC provides to seniors, or if you would like to volunteer, please call 630-620-0804.

For additional information or assistance, contact the City of Wheaton social workers: