Resources for Seniors
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 is a Dial-A-Ride service that coordinates the collaborative efforts of Will County townships to provide transportation services 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.
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:
- Age 60 or older
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Needs transportation to work
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).
Benefit Access Program
- Seniors Free Transit Ride
- Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride
- Secretary of State License Plate Discount
Home Delivered Meals from Senior Services 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 of Will County for more information.
Free Income Tax Prep
Each year, Senior Services of Will County provides free tax preparation assistance in partnership with AARP and the IRS. Contact Senior Services of Will County for more information.
Prairie State Legal Services
Prairie State Legal Services is an organization that offers free legal services to low income persons and those age 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems.
Location: 18 West Cass St., 5th Floor, Joliet, IL 60432
Hours: Generally Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.