Senior & Disabled Services

The Village offers several special services for Senior Citizens (Age 62 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.

The Village has a dedicated Senior Services Coordinator - Mary Maltese - to assist you with participating in Village senior programs/events or answering any other questions you may have. Mary works at the Recreation Center on a part-time basis and can be reached at (847) 678-8765. Please leave her a message if she is not available so she can get back to you.

Please also remember to check our "News" section for announcements about upcoming Senior Events and Programs. You can check the News section by clicking here

Triton College RSVP Program Offers Free Tax Help to Seniors

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties, sponsored by Triton College in River Grove, once again is offering the Internal Revenue Service’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), a free program for individuals age 60 and older from low-to-moderate income households.

RSVP has provided this program for more than 20 years in partnership with the IRS. Volunteer tax assistors are specially trained to help people complete their taxes. The volunteer tax assistors are individuals who are older adults as well as college-aged students. The assistance includes helping participants complete federal tax forms and the state income tax forms. All tax returns are submitted electronically once completed.

There will be sessions at the Schiller Park Community Center on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and Friday, April 3, 2020 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Last person seen will be at 12:30 pm.

Appointments are Required. Triton RSVP Volunteers are available to take appointments Monday - Friday from 9:30 am -3:00 pm at 708-456-0300 extension 3895. Village Staff cannot take any appointments for this program -- if you are interested you must call the number given and make an appointment with Triton RSVP Volunteers.

Please keep in mind that there are tax help sessions offered at various other locations throughout the area over the next few months. When you call Triton you can also make an appointment at one of those locations if the days/times offered at the Schiller Park Community Center are not good for your schedule.

After participants make an appointment, they will be requested to bring with them their Social Security Benefits Statement or Social Security Cards, W-2 forms from all employers, Form 1099s (interest statements from banks), a copy of last year’s tax return and any other relevant tax information.

Leyden Family Services - Government Benefits Assistance Sessions

Are You a Senior?    Do You Need Help Accessing Government Programs?

The Village is partnering with Leyden Family Services to help our seniors. As a result Leyden Family Services will be at the Community Center to help local seniors (other residents are welcome also) apply for government assistance programs from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on the following dates:

Confirmed 2020 Session Dates

(all are at the Community Center 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

They can also help you make sense of your medical bills, provide prescription assistance and assist you in applying for discounted license plates, train passes, and bus passes. If you plan to come to one these sessions please review the document checklist by clicking here beforehand so you know which documents you should bring to apply for the various programs.

Programs Leyden will be here to assist with:

• Medicare Part D

• Medicaid/ SNAP (formally known as food stamps)

• Extra Help (Prescription Assistance)

• Medicare Savings Program (Medicare Part A and B help)

• Benefit Access Application (formally known as Circuit Breaker)

• CEDA programs such as: LIHEAP, ComEd Hardship

• Safe Link (Cell phone)

• Options Counseling

Leyden is only at the Community Center for a short period of time and wants to help as many people as we can. If you need to make an appointment, to discuss a matter further, or for any other reason, we can set one up that day or you can call (847) 451-5081 for an appointment.

For more information about their services please visit Leyden Family Services website at If you have questions about these opportunities or other senior programs and services offered by the Village of Schiller Park (and other government agencies) please contact Mary Maltese at (847) 678-8765 or via email at

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.

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.


Details on this program can be obtained by contacting the provider:

Community Nutrition Network – Meals on Wheels -- click here for their website

Phone Number is: (847) 678-8777