Senior & Disabled Services

Pace Bus Rides for Seniors and Disabled Residents

The Dial-a-Ride program is available to Senior Citizens (65yrs and older) and people with disabilities or special needs and is lift-equipped.

Call 708.869.0481 to make a reservation- 48-hour notice neededMayor Dave Guerin standing next to our new Pace Bus

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

$1.00 each way ($2.00 roundtrip)
Cash or Check Only – pay upon pick up

Mannheim Rd. to Harlem Ave. 
and North Ave. to Irving Park Road

River Grove Senior Citizens Club

Want to make some new friends and participate in a variety of exciting activities? The River Grove Senior Citizens Club could be just what you are looking for. If you are a senior citizen of 55 years or above, you are welcome to join this fun-loving and energetic group.

Meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at Noon at the American Legion Recreation Center at 8664 W. Grand Avenue. Activities include trips, entertainment, bingo, card games, and more.  For more information, you are welcome to stop by or call 708-453-8000.

The Village of River Grove - Senior Snow Removal Program

East Leyden High School students will assist our River Grove Seniors with snow removal. A shovel may need to be provided, the resident will verify with the student.  The rate will be $10.00 per house and includes the following:

  • A path from your front door to your sidewalk/street/stairs
  • A path from your back door to your garage door

 Additional charges will be for the following and will be discussed and handled with the student that is assisting you.

  • Salting (resident must provide)
  • Shoveling driveways, carports, parking space(s)

 Please note: Payment must be made at the time of service.
 Please contact Gina Leder at 708.453.8000 ex. 308 and she will assign a student to assist.
 The resident will contact the student when needed.

Leyden Township Senior Services

Leyden Township offers a variety of services to its Senior Citizens and the Disabled including:

  • Caregiver Support Program
  • Chore and Housekeeping Program
  • Dial A Ride
  • Emergency Lock Boxes
  • Free Senior Emergency Cell Phones
  • Free Tax Filing Assistance
  • Handyman "Limited" Service
  • Holiday Needy Programs
  • Insurance Plan Comparison
  • Lending Closet
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Medical ID bracelets
  • Senior and Disabled RTA passes
  • Senior and Medical Wellness checks
  • Senior discount for Leyden Fitness Center
  • Taxi Cab Program
  • Telephone Reassurance Program
  • Window A/C Installation and Removal Program

More Information

Call 847-455-8616 to learn more or visit the Leyden Township website.

Veterans Park District Seniors Club

Veterans Park District includes the section of River Grove that is south of Grand Avenue and west of River Road. Residents within those boundaries are considered in-district and may join the Veterans Park Bulger Seniors. This club offers outings, parties, luncheons, Bingo and more. The annual fee is $12 although the club charges extra for monthly lunches and Bingo cards. Meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Bulger Park at 1601 W. Hirsch Street in Melrose Park. 

More Information

Call 708-343-5270 for times and additional information.

Additional Resources

Seniors and people with disabilities often need supportive living options. When the time comes to start considering your options for assisted living, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of housing options. 

Please click on the link below for more information regarding your options for assisted living and how to pay for it.

Online Assisted Living Options guide