Resources for Seniors

On this page you will find a number of community resources available to Crete senior citizens. Many of these programs come at little or no cost to residents. Call the phone numbers listed or click on the links for more information on any of these services. Please note, these resource links will take you outside of the library’s website. The library has no control over the content of the sites.

 

Will-Ride/Dial-A-Ride

Will-Ride is a Dial-A-Ride service that coordinates the collaborative efforts of Will County townships to provide transportation service to residents who do not have access to standard public transportation. Will-Ride transports eligible Will County residents to and from work, grocery stores, local shopping centers, nursing homes, village halls, restaurants, hair appointments, medical appointments, visits to friends or relatives, and to any township or village sponsored event (services may vary by township). In order to become eligible for the program, you must sign up with your township/sponsor.

Who is Eligible for the Program?

Residents who live within Will County are eligible for services if their township/sponsor is participating and if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Senior Citizens (60 years of age and older)
  • Resident with a disability
  • Needs transportation to work

Buses Operates: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Weekend and holiday hours are not available.)

Call Center Hours for Scheduling a Ride:
Call 800-244-4410, Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Please call at least 48 hours in advance).
Click here for more information.

 

Benefit Access Program

The benefits now available are:

  • Seniors Free Transit Ride
  • Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride
  • Secretary of State License Plate Discount

To see if you are eligible for these benefits and for more information visit Illinois Department on Aging.

 

Home Delivered Meals from the Senior Services Center of Will County

Home delivered meals are available Monday through Friday for seniors age 60 or over who are frail and/or homebound. Seniors are expected to contribute a fair share toward the cost of their meals, though the program does not turn away those who cannot pay.Call Senior Services for more information.
Phone: 815-740-4225

 

Congregate Meals

Congregate meals are available to Will County seniors age 60 and over at numerous dining centers throughout the county. Seniors are encouraged to contribute a fair monetary share for using this service, but will not be turned away due to an inability to pay.

Crete’s nearest dining center is located at:

Frankfort Township Building
11000 Lincoln Highway
Frankfort, IL 60423
Phone: 815-469-1499
Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Free Income Tax Prep

Free tax information and tax return preparation for seniors, age 60 and older, provided by Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.

Contact Will County Senior Services Center to find a local counseling center. Available February 1 through April 15 of each year and subject to change without notice.

Phone: 815-723-9713

 

Will County Legal Assistance Program, Inc

Free civil legal assistance to low income and senior citizen residents of Will County provided by full-time pro bono attorneys and active volunteer attorneys.

Location: 5 West Jefferson, LL, Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: 815-727-5123
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm