Buffalo Grove offers and participates offers a number of programs that facilitate an independent lifestyle for the communities residents, aged 65 or older, and provides information on other benefits for which seniors may qualify.
The Northwest Suburban Community Aging in Place Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) Replication Demonstration Projects a pilot living-in-place program that aims to help seniors live independently in their home and more fully engage in daily activities.
Once someone is deemed eligible for the program, an occupational therapist, nurse, and handyman come to them to deliver services over a four month period. These visits will include initial screening, discussion of priority of goals, identifying and implementation of home repairs/modifications, exercises, and strategies to reach goals, and then final completion of services and evaluations.
Interested in seeing if you are eligible or would like to learn more? Call the North West Housing Partnership at 847-969-0561. View the program's flier.
Through an arrangement with American Taxi and 303 Cab Company, the Village of Buffalo Grove offers elderly and disabled residents a $2.50 discount on all meter fares originating or terminating in Buffalo Grove. There is no limit on the number of rides a resident may take per month.
For more information and to sign up for the program click here!
Vernon Township services the Lake County portion of the village. For the full listing of township programs and services, please click here.
PRIME TIMERS (55 & OLDER)
Prime Timers is a friendly group gathering every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Prime Timers meet at the Township's Community Service Building at 2900 North Main Street in Buffalo Grove.
VERNON TOWNSHIP 50 / 50 TAXI PROGRAM
Vernon Township has a taxi program for Seniors and Disabled residents. The 50/50 Taxi program offers coupons that are purchased for $1.50 with a coupon value of $3. Coupons are sold in $15 increments and limited to $75 per household, per month and are used only with American Taxi Company.
SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (SHIP)
If you are thinking of retiring and feeling completely confused about Medicare options, Vernon Township can help through the Senior Health Insurance Program. Contact the Township to set up an appointment to learn more about SHIP.
Wheeling Township services the Cook County portion of the village. For the full listing of township programs and services, please click here.
A Registered Nurse is available in the township office for free consultations on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please call 847-259-7730 for an appointment.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Meals are provided for homebound seniors unable to prepare their own meals. Doctor's order is required along with home assessment visit. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday at Noon. A nominal fee is charged.
WHEELING TOWNSHIP BUS SERVICE
Medical Van: Trips to Doctors/Hospitals
Dial-A-Bus: Monday through Friday
Call 259-7743 for application and information regarding the above services.
The SAFER Buffalo Grove Triad is a community safety initiative that focuses on improving the safety, security, and peace of mind of the senior population through education efforts and community engagement.