Senior & Disabled Services
Village of Schiller Park Senior Grass Cutting Program -2023
The Village offers a senior citizen grass cutting program to assist in grass cutting on private property of eligible senior citizens (62 years of age or older) and disabled citizens. This is cost sharing program to assist seniors with the cost of this service. Interested participants must apply annually and meet eligibility requirements. Applications are available at the Village Hall. To request an application please call the Village Hall Offices at (847) 678-2550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• MUST reside in Schiller Park.
• Every member of the household must be at least 62 years of age OR disabled. As part of the application process an SSA declaration or valid doctor’s note must be included stating why they are unable to cut grass. These forms must be included with the application each year. Residents who do not include valid information that includes each member of their household will be removed from the program. Falsifying such records will deem the household ineligible for future participation and subject to a $100 fine.
• MUST complete the program application on an annual basis.
• Buildings with multiple units whose owners receive payment for rent are ineligible for this program.
GUIDELINES OF PROGRAM:
The grass cutting services are done by an independent contractor that is hired by the Village. The following services will be provided to each applicant upon completion of the application and approval by the Village.
• Cutting of Grass (This will include a standard lawn mowing of property)
Lawns will be cut to a height of 3” and edged once per week, every week beginning no earlier than the week of May 1, 2023, and will continue until the week of November 6th, weather pending. If the contractor determines that the conditions are too wet to allow proper mowing, then you can expect your property to be serviced later that day if the rain subsides or on the days following.
• Excess grass clippings will be removed from sidewalks.
COST OF PROGRAM:
Regular Lot: $13.50 per cut/week (the Village pays the contractor $27 per cut/week)
Large, Corner or Double Lot: $21 per cut/week (the Village pays the contractor $42 per cut/week)
*The size of the property lot will be determined by the contractor*
The deadline for submitting a completed application is May 15th each year.
Leyden Family Services - Government Benefits Assistance Sessions
The Village offers the opportunity each month for seniors and disabled residents to purchase each up to four books of taxi coupons (for $5.00 each) that each contain $10.00 worth of coupons that can be used with participating taxicab companies. Therefore each senior or disabled resident can buy $40.00 worth of coupons (that's 4 books worth) for a total of $20.00 each month. These books can be purchased at the Village Hall front counter during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and 9:00 AM to 12 Noon on Saturday). The list of participating cab companies is listed below:
- Blue Cab (708) 583-6900
- Horizon Taxicab Dispatch (847) 692-2500
- O'Hare Taxi Service (847) 233-0000
- Rosemont Elite (847) 699-1100
- Schiller Park Taxi (847) 870-7777
Please contact the Village at (847) 678-2550 if you have any questions about this program.
Leyden Township Senior Services
The Village of Schiller Park is a part of Leyden Township and therefore senior and disabled residents of the Village are eligible to participate in programs and services offered by the Township. Details about available offerings from Leyden Township can be found below or by clicking on the link below to visit their website.
Dial-A-Ride Bus Service
Leyden Township offers a low cost Curb to Curb Dial-A-Ride service where seniors, children, and disabled residents are eligible for rides at a discounted per trip rate of only a $1.25 per trip ($2.50 per round trip). The service is also available to the general public at the normal full fare rate of $2.50 per trip ($5.00 per round trip). The program has a limited service area (See Details Below) and is only available 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday. The service is not available on:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Rides can be scheduled up to 7 days in advance for medical trips and 1 day in advance for all other types of trips. Please contact PACE at (888) 699-6999 for further details or to get the number for scheduling trips.
- Franklin Park
- Elmwood Park
- Schiller Park
- River Grove
- Melrose Park (portion)
- Northlake (portion)
- Rosemont (portion)
- Unincorporated Leyden
Special locations (such as hospitals, medical offices, and shopping) are also available outside of this delivery area.
Leyden Township Taxicab Coupons
Leyden Township also offers a senior and disabled taxicab coupon program. Details about this program are available by contacting Leyden Township at (847) 455-8616 or by visiting their website by clicking on the link on this page.
Phone Number is: (847) 678-8777