Home Repair Program
Senior Driving Programs
“Rules of the Road”
This is a review test for seniors required to take the written or driving test in order to renew their driver’s licenses. This FREE class is offered four times a year. The remaining 2020 classes will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the following Mondays:
- Aug. 24
- Nov. 23
Drivers’ Safety Class
This two-day class is designed to help older drivers improve their skills and safety behind the wheel. Course completion may qualify participants for a discount on the liability portion of their automobile insurance.
The class is held in the Orland Township Board Room, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. The two-day sessions are typically held from noon to 4 p.m. each day and participants must attend both days. The fee is $20 for AARP members ($25 for non-members) and is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the remainder of the sessions scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled. Sessions are expected to resume in 2021 and information will be posted here when it becomes available.
Senior Phone Programs
Free Amplified Phone Program
The Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation (ITAC), as part of a mandated program, provides free amplified telephones to those who qualify. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Illinois, have active phone service (home, cellular, pre-paid) and have a physician certification stating you are unable to use standard phone services. There are no age or income requirements. For more information click here.
Cell Phones for Seniors Program
Orland Township, in partnership with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s office, sponsors the Cell Phones for Seniors program. This program provides seniors with free cell phones that are programmed for emergency use only. There is no service plan with the phones; they can only be used to dial 911.
Applications for both phone programs are available at the Township office.
RTA Senior Ride Free Program
- Driver’s license with a photo and date of birth
- State identification card
- U.S. Immigration Alienation Card, front and back, and Official Government I.D. with photo and date of birth
Applicants receive the actual card by mail, direct from the RTA, within six weeks. Click here for more information.
Reduced Fee License Plate Stickers
An application must be submitted online at the Illinois Department on Aging’s website. Paper applications are not available. For more information, go to Illinois Department on Aging or call the Township at (708) 403-4222.
Free Prescription Delivery
Diabetic Shoe Program
To qualify for the program, one must be under a physician’s comprehensive care plan for diabetes and that doctor must sign a certification statement. Therapeutic shoe programs are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most PPOs; check your policy for details. For more information on the Diabetic Shoe Program, contact the Township at (708) 403-4222.
Five Wishes Living Will Program
Written with the assistance of the American Bar Association, the Five Wishes Program is a simple form to complete and, once signed, is legally valid in Illinois. For more information on the Five Wishes Program, contact the Township at (708) 403-4222.