Home Alone Program:Each business day the village will call any senior who wants to chat and check on your well being. Older residents who live alone and/or have health problems enjoy the daily contact that provides security for them. These calls are usually scheduled for a time convenient for the senior.

Handicap Parking Cards: Please fax application (PDF), to 217-524-0019. The State of Illinois will process the form, issue the placard and mail it to your mailing address. Temporary cards, good for three months will be available.

Voter Registration: Seniors can register to vote at the village hall.

Medical Screening is available for seniors at Elevate Care.

Transportation: The Village of Riverwoods in aggrement with 303 American Taxi offer discounted taxi service for seniors who register for this program with Village Hall.

Deerfield Park District offers a senior van Monday thru Friday, 9am-4pm. The general service area is North to Route 22 and South to the Lake Cook Road Extension of I-94; East to Green Bay Road, West to Milwaukee Road inclusive of the Highland Park Fitness center. Price $3.00 one-way ride, Circuit Breaker eligible $2.00 one-way ride. Reservations are taken daily.

They also offer a prescription delivery service from Walgreens in Deerfield for people 62 & older and or disabled adults. There is a $5.00 charge per delivery on a C.O.D. basis.

Vernon Township has Dial-A-Ride Bus. Transportation is available anywhere within Vernon Township. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. One-way fares are Adults $1.80, seniors 90 cents, children and high school students (with ID’s) are 80 cents. Reservations are needed 24 hours in advance. Call 847-634-4600.

The Lincolnshire/Riverwoods Fire Department has a program called Lifelines. Paramedics will come to the house to fill out a medical packet. Stickers with the information are placed on the refrigerator and at the door. The citizen must call the Public Education Officer to make an appointment. 847-634-2512

Other Services:

  • Assistance with medical forms will be offered once a month on a certain day.
  • Information referrals, area support groups, local agency phone numbers and other resources are available for any senior calling.
  • Monthly scheduled speakers will be set up on concerns that the senior has such as fraud, investments, estates, etc

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Notification System

The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification side-by-side with the Village non-emergency resident email database. As a resident or business you can opt-in to emergency messages, non-emergency messages or both.

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