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(847) 671-4800

9500 Belmont Avenue
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday Closed




Village of Franklin Park Health and Resource Fair 2022

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 Senior Services.



Seniors Must Reapply for Free Garbage Removal Services

Qualified senior citizens and disabled low-income homeowners are required to reapply each year to avoid receiving a bill for garbage removal service. Senior citizens aged 65 years or older who own a single residence or two-family property must provide a copy of their 2021 Cook County Property Tax Bill - Second Installment (yellow copy) which indicates they are receiving the Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption to receive free garbage removal services. A copy of the tax bill can be mailed, emailed, or brought to Village Hall by January 31 to guarantee you will receive free garbage removal for 2023.

Disabled and low-income property owners must provide proof of qualifications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to be eligible to receive the reduced garbage collection fee of 50 per cent. Please email, mail, or bring your LIHEAP award letter to Village Hall to qualify for the reduced fee by January 31.


Emailed documents can be sent to or mailed to Village of Franklin Park, 9500 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131. For more information, call (847) 671-8240.


Cellphones for Seniors

The Village has a cell phone program for senior citizens. This program provides used cell phones to senior citizens who meet the current eligibility requirements. The phones are only able to dial 911, and are to be used only in an emergency. We also collect old cell phones for the program.

If you have any questions about the program, or have an old cell phone to donate please contact the Health Department at (847) 671-8240, in person at 9500 Belmont or by email: Email the Health Department

Meals on Wheels

Senior citizens, 60 years old and older, who are unable to get out to shop for themselves due to physical limitations or who are simply unable to drive, can receive a hot lunch delivered to their home. The Program not only provides a hot meal, but it also provides a well being check of the senior every weekday.

The Meals on Wheels Program provides a hot lunch five days a week, delivered between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. A spouse or caretaker living in the household can also qualify even if they are not 60. In addition, frozen meals that can be easily prepared on the weekend, are available.

The Meals on Wheels Program works in partnership with West Suburban Senior Services (WSSS) and conducts a background check on their drivers, many of whom are Village of Franklin Park employees.

The cost of a daily meal is a suggested donation of $3.25-$3.50, but anyone in need of the program should apply.

To learn more about the program, please call WSSS at (708) 547-5600 or contact Meals on Wheels at (847) 678-8777 to sign up.

North Park Café Daily Lunch for Seniors

The Cafe at the Centre at North Park Hosts Daily Lunch for Seniors. The Franklin Park Community Cafe is open to all seniors, age 60 and over, and serves a daily hot meal at 11:30 AM, Monday through Friday, at an affordable price.

The Cafe is located at the Centre at North Park, located in the Park District facility at 10040 West Addison, and most days it also includes an optional Soup / Sandwich / Salad Bar.

The Cafe opens at 9 AM and closes at 2 PM and features daily Bingo! In addition, the Cafe schedules movies, guest speakers, Health Fairs, Day Trips, parties. It’s a great place to get together with friends and neighbors over a cup of coffee.

For more information, call (847) 678-8777, or stop by to pick up a menu for the month. The suggested donation is $2.75 - $3.00. Your first lunch is always free! This program is part of Cook County’s Community Nutrition Network.


Free Tax Preparation Services Available for Seniors

The Triton College RSVP Volunteer Program is offering free tax preparation services to individuals age 60 or older from low to moderate income households. IRS trained and certified volunteers will prepare tax returns by appointment only.  Appointments can be made for the following locations including Triton College, Leyden Township / Westdale Park in Melrose Park, the Schiller Park Community Center, and the public library in Melrose Park, Elmwood Park and Harwood Heights. For more information or to request an appointment, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3895.



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