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.
Ride in Kane Services
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 and Snow Shoveling Program
Aurora Township offers free lawn mowing and snow shoveling service to a limited number of low-income residents who are physically disabled or 65 and older. Program applicants must not have physically able children or grandchildren (or other relatives) living with them. The current number of clients is capped at 150 in 2022 – up from 100 the previous year.
The lawn mowing service is available on a weekly basis during the growing season. In a relatively new snow removal program, those qualified for the program are also eligible for five snow clearing calls by a qualified contractor.
Currently, there is a waiting list for these programs. Please call 630-897-8777 to request to be placed on the waiting list.