Commission on Aging

Purpose & Policy

In addition to providing services to seniors in the community, the Commission on Aging is encouraged, where appropriate, to utilize and involve the families, friends, and neighbors of the seniors being served.

  1. Administer a senior assistance program with funds annually budgeted by the City Council.
  2. Develop a resource file of services available to seniors, answer inquiries from, or on behalf of seniors and other residents on senior issues, make referrals and follow up on referrals, and publicize programs or specialized services available for seniors.
  3. Provide advocacy services to seniors, particularly those who are isolated or ill, advocate services for the rights of the aging population, promote active participation of seniors in programs addressing the needs and rights of the aging population, and consider the financial problems of the aging population.
  4. Study and evaluate the needs of all seniors, including those who are isolated, analyze existing services in relationship to these needs, and recommend to service providers additions, changes, or deletions in services.
  5. Coordinate services for seniors provided by Federal, State, regional, and local agencies and, in addition, cooperate with City departments, provide consultation and assistance to community groups developing or delivering services for seniors, and develop cooperative relationships with long-term care facilities including, but not be limited to, residents, owners, managers, and administrators.
  6. Promote community education and disseminate information regarding the problems, needs, and status of seniors, and educate the community about the various phases of the aging process.

Meetings

The Commission on Aging generally meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday in January, August, September, October, November, and December at City Hall. All meetings are open to residents. You are welcome to attend, share your thoughts, or observe to see if you would like to apply for a position. For up-to-date information regarding all of the City’s Boards and Commissions meeting dates, times, and locations, please see the City Calendar.

City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

This commission consists of no less than 7 and no more than 11 members.

  • Kristine Eisenmann - Chair
  • Anthony DiLeonardi
  • Michael Gresk
  • Asma Hashmi
  • Jan Kay
  • Suzanne Mennecke
  • Abdul Shakoor
  • Russ Stock
  • Tom Teune
  • Gary Wente

Current Vacant Positions: 0
Available Positions: up to 1

Senior Assistance Program

The City of Wheaton and its Commission on Aging sponsor a program to give monthly financial assistance to senior residents who qualify. Seniors who meet the four (4) following requirements may apply for Wheaton Senior Assistance:

  • Age: Must be at least 65 years or older.
  • Residency: Must be a current incorporated Wheaton resident for at least the last consecutive 3 years.
    • Must Reside in the residence for 9+ months of the year.
  • Income: Annual household income cannot exceed $32,050.
  • In-person/In-Home interview: Agree to an in-person interview at the residence.

If you are receiving Section 8 or DuPage Housing Authority assistance, you are NOT eligible to apply for this program

If you meet these 4 qualifications and would like to apply for Wheaton Senior Assistance, please complete the Wheaton Senior Assistance Application and submit it with the required supporting documents to:

  • City of Wheaton
    ATTN: Carly Johns
    303 W. Wesley Street
    Wheaton, IL 60187

For more information about this program, please contact the City of Wheaton at 630-260-2019 or email cjohns@wheaton.il.us.

Attainable Housing Toolkit

The Attainable Housing Toolkit is a document containing County, State, and Federal information on housing resources that are available to low to moderate-income senior citizens and residents with disabilities. The City provides this list for informational purposes only.