Wheeling Township Senior / Disability Services
Wheeling Township offers services for residents 60 and over and people with
disabilities 18 and over. Please note exceptions. For questions orappointments call (847) 259-7730
- Health Services
- Meals On Wheels
- Wheeling Township Transportation Service
- Friendly Visitors
- RTA / Reduced Fare Program
- Information and Referral
- Senior Advisory Council
- Disabilities Advisory Council
- Senior Homestead Exemption
- Caring Call Program
- Additional Services
Our Registered nurse is available in the office for free consultations on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please call for an appointment:
Blood pressure screening - No Charge
Fasting blood sugar testing - $1.00 Charge
INR and PT testing for Coumadin management - $6.00 Charge
Hemoccult tests available any time during Township office hours. Tests are done at home and returned to office for reading - $4.00 Charge
Cholesterol screening for residents 18 and older - 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Client must fast 8 hours before testing and must make an appointment. - $15.00
Flu Shots are available each fall for age 60 and over, homebound, and high risk patients - $20.00 Charge
The nurse can make home visits for homebound seniors who do not quality for medicare or other private insurance visits. Physical assessments, INR testing, blood pressure monitoring and medication management are provided. Please call 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
- South Route Bus: Thursdays
Call 259-7743 for application and information regarding the above services.
MEDICARE & SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE ASSISTANCE - S.H.I.P.
Seniors frequently have questions about their Medicare and Medicare supplemental insurance benefits, Circuit Breaker and Illinois Cares RX. The Senior Health Insurance Counselors (S.H.I.P.) can answer questions and assist with the paperwork associated with filing claims. The Counselors have also been trained in health insurance policy comparisons. The Senior Health Insurance Program (S.H.I.P.) is designed to help answer these questions at no charge. The volunteer counselors are trained and certified by the Illinois Department of Insurance, and are available one-on-one at Wheeling Township, call 259-7730 to make an appointment.
The Friendly Visitor Program sends trained volunteers into the homes of homebound seniors to visit, pick up light groceries, medications, or to take to doctor’s appointments. For the senior who because of age, chronic illness or disability, cannot get out, the Friendly Visitor provides the give-and-take conversation of normal life. Call 259-7730 to make arrangements for a Friendly Visitor.
RTA FARE PROGRAM: Intake site
Applications for seniors (65+) are available through the Township office. The Special Users Travel Card allows residents to travel on any RTA funded form of transportation for free/reduced fare.
INFORMATION & REFERRAL
Provide up-to-date information on services and activities in the northwest suburban
communities and beyond.
SENIOR ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Senior Advisory Council monitors all of our senior services and programs. The Council provides programmatic advice, speaks the concerns of their peers, responds to Senior needs through volunteer actions, sponsors Educational Forums on timely and important topics, and serves local government as the voice of our Senior population. The Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:30AM. For additional information, call 259-7730.
DISABILITIES ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Council strives to improve the quality of life for persons who have a disability. It focuses on the areas of awareness, education, access, employment, transportation, legislative, physical and mental health. The Council sponsors a Speaker’s program, and networks with one another by sharing knowledge and expertise. Meets the 4th Thursday of the month - January, March, May, July and September. For additional information on dates and times, please call 259-7730.
SENIOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
Application forms and personal assistance for these programs are available in the Wheeling Township Assessor’s office. For additional Information, call 259-1515.
- AARP Driver Safety Program
- Educational Forums
- Lifeline Kits - Personal Medical History for 911
- Temporary Handicapped Parking Cards
- Handyman Directory
- Seceratary of State - Rules of the Road Review Class
- VIP - Visually Impaired Support Group
Stop by Wheeling Township’s Senior/Disabled Services at:
1616 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Bus Service 847 259 7743
Fax 847 259-1570