Senior Services - Township of SchaumburgTownship of Schaumburg Senior Services - Township of Schaumburg

Our Mission

The mission of Senior Services is to provide quality services and programs to the older adults of Schaumburg Township while maintaining independence and dignity. Senior Services serves residents who are 55 years of age and older.


Information, Referrals, and Benefit Counseling

Senior Services staff are available to assist Schaumburg Township residents with a variety of services and programs. Staff members also maintain extensive resources and provide information and referrals on a variety of issues. Senior Services can be reached at 847-285-4541.

Senior Program Assistance

Please call Senior Services if you are interested in or would like more information about any of the following services. To ensure we can provide residents the assistance they need, appointments are required

Benefits Counseling

Senior Services staff can help screen you for public benefits and provide information, referrals and assistance. Staff are trained in Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, and more!

Benefit Access Program

Through the Illinois Department on Aging, seniors 60 and older may qualify for a license plate fee discount and free rides on all fixed-route regularly scheduled busses, trains and public transit systems.

CEDA Programs

Disability Services staff are available to assist residents with several CEDA’s programs.

  • Low-Income Household Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offers a one-time benefit towards resident gas and electric bills.
  • Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) requalification assistance within LIHEAP  helps manage energy bills year-round by going on a budget billing plan. If on-time and in-full payment is received, you may also receive a monthly arrearage credit, if applicable.
  • Furnace Repair and Replacement Program is available to LIHEAP eligible households with heating systems that aren’t working or unsafe.
  • Home Weatherization provides updates to qualified households. Updates can improve energy efficiency, make homes safer and more comfortable by sealing drafty areas, improving insulation, and enhancing indoor air quality and ventilation.

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

Senior Health Insurance Program is a free statewide insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. Whether you’re new to Medicare or have been using it for decades, Senior Services staff are available to provide you free, unbiased counseling on Medicare benefits including:

  • Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) Open Enrollment (January 1 – March 31)
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D) Open Enrollment (October 15 – December 7)
  • Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy is a federal prescription assistance program that helps seniors pay for some or most of the costs of Medicare drug coverage. No or low premium and deductible and low co-payments are possible. Eligibility requirements apply.

Senior Services staff are available to do Medicare presentations for your agency or community group. Presentations can be done in-person or virtually depending on your needs. Please call Becky Cordes, Director of Senior and Disability Services at 847-285-4541 for more information.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp program, is a federal program designed to help people with limited income increase their ability to purchase food. Income guidelines apply. Read more

Senior Will Program

Senior Services’ Will Program provides Township senior residents the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Chicago Bar Association accredited attorney for the purpose of creating a living will, simple will, and/or powers of attorney at a significantly reduced cost. This program is not for trust documents. Participating attorneys donate their time and only charge a small fee for document preparation. This very popular program is by appointment only and books out several months in advance.

Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI)

Do you have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B, as well as Medicaid with no spend down? If so and you are aged 21 or older, you are eligible for the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) that allows you to access all of your benefits in one plan.

MMAI covers prescription drugs, nursing home services, and certain services to help people stay in their homes through the Community Care Program, Home Services Program, or Supportive Living Facilities. It also includes services such as dental, vision, and transportation services and may include benefits for OTC medications, gym memberships, and incentives for receiving preventative healthcare services. All MMAI plans also include care coordination, which can help with managing chronic health conditions and scheduling appointments.

MMAI plans will not cost more than your regular Medicare and Medicaid coverage and most plans will cover all services at no cost to you.

The Township’s Senior Services and Disability Services staff are certified Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselors and are able to help walk you through your options with MMAI. Call us at 847-285-4541 to schedule an appointment today. All appointments can be done over the phone.

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Seniors Ride Free Program

The seniors ride free program is sponsored by RTA and is available for Illinois residents aged 65+ who reside in the RTA service regions of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will County. Seniors are eligible for free transit on fixed routes operated by Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Metra and Pace.

Please contact Disability & Senior Services to learn more about this program at 847-285-4541.


You will need an Illinois government-issued state ID and/or driver’s license to verify age and residency. Applicants must qualify for the Benefit Access Program to be eligible for the Senior Ride Free Program.


Senior Services can take a photo at your appointment. You may choose to bring in your own 2″ x 2″ passport-sized photo.

Processing Time

In approximately 3-4 weeks you will receive in the mail at your home address your Senior Ride Free Card.

Recreation, Programming, Cultural Trips, and More!

Senior Services hosts a variety of activities for Schaumburg Township residents. There are routine drop-in classes and exercise classes held each week. We also host day trips and educational workshops.

Programming options are always changing and growing! Check our newsletter and the township calendar for the most up-to-date information.

We welcome suggestions and ideas for our programming. If you have an idea, please call 847-285-4541.

Senior Citizens Services Committee (SCSC)

The SCSC is a nine-member volunteer group that serves as an advisory council to Senior Services and the Township Board of Trustees. There is currently one vacancy on the Committee. For more information, please click here or contact Becky Cordes, Director of Senior and Disability Services at


Senor Services offers two ways to stay up to date on the latest information:

  • The Senior eNewsletter is sent out every Friday with updates on the next week’s programs as well as updates on other events and community resources. Sign up at the bottom of this page.
  • The Access Point is published and mailed every two months. The newsletter contains information about programs, resources and upcoming events. To be added to the free mailing list, please contact Senior Services at 847-285-4541.
  • Access Point

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers to support Senior Services! If you have a unique talent or skill and would like to lead a class or workshop, please contact us. We utilize volunteers in the following ways:

  • Clerical support
  • Class instructor or program leader
  • Special event assistance
  • Senior Citizens Services Committee
  • Others

If you would like more information on our volunteer opportunities, please contact Kim Kettel at 847-285-4541.

Support Groups

The Township hosts several support groups on a monthly basis. For more details and up-to-date information on the groups, please click here.