In March of 2018, the voters of Aurora Township approved a referendum to levy a tax rate not to exceed 0.025% of the taxable property for the provision of services for senior citizens applicable under state law, specifically 60 ILCS 1/220-20. The Township Board has created an unpaid advisory commission to make recommendations to the Board as to the management and disbursement of these funds.
Grant funds shall be used for the following:
- Provide supportive social services designed to prevent the unnecessary institutionalization of elderly residents
- Provide for the construction, maintenance, repair and operation of a senior center or centers
- Provide for transportation vehicles or services for senior citizens
Additional Program Qualifications
Must confirm status as a 501c3 organization or unit of local government
Priority will be given to those agencies and proposals which have an established and favorable track record of providing senior services within Aurora Township
Aurora Township Senior Service funds may generally not be used to fund the following types of activities: Research; special occasions, goodwill, program advertising, and/or special interest magazines; travel, tours, expeditions, or trips by individuals or groups; deficit spending or the payment of interest or taxes; annual fund campaigns; underwriting for fundraising events or performances; loans; and projects outside Aurora Township.
Aurora Township staff is available to answer questions regarding application procedures, project eligibility requirements, and the Senior Services Fund in general. All inquiries should be directed to William Catching, Township Supervisor, at 630-897-8777 or William.C@auroratownship.org
Aurora Township Senior Services Commission
Aurora Township has been a longtime supporter and partner with Senior Services Associates. Their services include case management, elder abuse intervention, information, referral and outreach, shared housing, an adult day center, and nursing home ombudsman services. For information about them, please see Senior Services, Inc. or call 630-897-4035.
Recreation and enrichment programs at the Township Community Center include drop in program/luncheons, holiday parties, exercise classes, and computer classes. For information on these programs, please call 630-859-7501.
Click here to learn more about qualifying for this popular transportation service, or call 630-892-1999.
Adult Recreation Programs
Dan Taylor leads group aerobics from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and Saturday mornings from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Fee is $2 per visit.
Lawn Mowing Program
Senior and disabled residents with standard yard size may qualify for our lawn-mowing program from mid April to mid October. We service approximately 100 older adults in the program and currently have a waitlist. If you would like to register and sign up for the waitlist, please call 630-897-8777.