Senior & Disabled Services

The Village offers several special services for Senior Citizens (Age 65 or Older) as well as Residents with Disabilities. These programs are described below and any application forms are linked to below so they can be either printed out, scanned, and then emailed to the Village or printed out and mailed in.  

Snow Removal

  

Applications are available at the Village Hall, for download by clicking on the link below, or by mail by calling (847) 678-2550.

QUALIFICATIONS: Resident must be 65 or older. If under 65, resident must be disabled and have no other person residing in the household that is able to shovel snow.

Residents under 65 must obtain a medical verification note from their physician stating that they are unable to shovel snow. This will stay on file at the Village Hall.

GUIDELINES OF PROGRAM:

An application must be completed by the deadline with requested services noted and signed on an annual basis.

The snow removal services are done by an independent contractor that is hired by the Village. Snow removal of driveways & sidewalks will only occur after at least a 3 inch snow fall. 

The resident shall pay the following for the services requested:
 
  • Snow removal of the driveway $15.00 per occurrence.
  • Snow removal of the path from the house to the driveway or to the alley $5.00 per occurrence.
  • Snow removal of the public sidewalk in front of your home $5.00 per occurrence ($10.00 for corner lots).
Please submit your application to the Village by October 15th each year to participate in the program for that upcoming winter. You will be billed for each month for all snow events that occurred in that month. Failure to pay an invoice within 30 days will be considered grounds for a resident to be removed from the program. All previous bills for senior services (grass cutting & previous year's snow plowing) must be paid up fully before a senior or disabled resident can be registered for plowing during the upcoming winter season.
 
Snow Removal Application Link

Grass Cutting



Applications are available at the Village Hall, for download by clicking on the link below, or by mail by calling (847) 678-2550.

QUALIFICATIONS: Resident must be 65 or older. If under 65, resident must be disabled and have no other person residing in the household that is able to mow lawn.
 
Resident must obtain a medical verification note from their physician stating that they are unable cut/mow the lawn. This will stay on file at the Village Hall.

GUIDELINES OF PROGRAM:
An application must be completed with requested services and signed on an annual basis.
The grass cutting services are done by an independent contractor that is hired by the Village. The following service will be provided to each applicant upon completion of the application and approval by The Village.

• Lawn will be cut and edged once per week.
• Sidewalks will be power blown to remove excess clippings.
• A monthly bill will be sent to you from the Village. The charge is $10.00 per cut. In the event payment is not received within thirty (30)days of the invoice, you will be removed from the program.

The applicant agrees to the following:
• The lawn must be free of all feces.
• The program does not include fertilizing, trimming of bushes, trees or plants, watering grass, plants, bushes trees, etc. 

Grass Cutting Application Link
   

Taxicab Coupons

 
  
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.

http://www.leydentownship.com/


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.

Service Area:


 
  • 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.