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 the services listed.

Transportation Services

Washington Township Dial-A-Ride Program
Free transportation to Washington Township and Crete Township residents 60 years of age and older to and from local businesses, homes of friends and relatives, medical centers, public buildings, community events and more. 

Call to schedule a ride. 24-48 hour notice required.

Phone: 708.946.2026
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Click here for more information.

Legal Assistance

The 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

Food Services

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 am to 12:30 pm

Financial Advice and Assistance

Free Income Tax Return Preparation
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.

Phone: 815.723.9713

Available February 1 through April 15 of each year

Illinois Circuit Breaker Program
Illinois Department on Aging has announced 2013 benefit changes.

Effective July 1, 2012, Illinois Cares RX was terminated and the Circuit Breaker Property Tax Relief Grant was eliminated due to the lack of funding.

The benefits now available are:

  • Seniors Free Transit Ride
  • The 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.