Senior Services Divisions
Social Services

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November/December 2015   
January/February 2016

December 2015  
*January/February 2016

*Online registration is not currently available. Please print, fill out, and return registration form directly to the Senior Center.


Evening & Saturday Programs
December Program Schedule Changes

Extended Trip:
Spotlight on New Orleans - April 11-15, 2016


Aging in Stride  

2015 Data Page & Stars N Stripes Page

2015 Data Page & Stars N Stripes Page - Spanish

Township Advertising Guidelines


Senior Citizen
Committee Members

Georgene Edwards
Barbara Estrada - Secretary
Kathleen Donaldson
Walter Gramiak
Marilyn Perri - Vice Chairperson
Lee Sedlack - Treasurer
Naomi Walters-Lenoci – Chairperson








Our History

The Hanover Township Senior Center was dedicated on April 2, 2005. It is a visible symbol of the support that this community has for its elders. A Senior Tax Referendum, "Support Our Seniors," was passed in November 2002 thanks to our seniors whose dedication and hard work incited its passage.  This Referendum allowed for the construction and maintenance of a new Senior Center.  Opperman Architects, Inc. and contractor, Lamp, Inc. worked along with our Supervisor, Clerk, Board of Trustees and staff to achieve a dream that benefits all adults, age 55 and over, who live in Hanover Township.

The Senior Services Department offers a wide variety of advantages to the seniors who live in our Township.  We offer transportation, recreational programs and trips, social services as well as many opportunities for volunteerism.


With respect, innovation and a dedication to excellence, Senior Services is committed to facilitating programs and services that promote independence, a sense of community, and well being for mature adults in Hanover Township.



Funds (in whole/part) for this publication were provided through an award from AgeOptions
through grants from the Illinois Department on
Aging and/or Administration on Aging, U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services under
Title III of the Older Americans Act

Hanover Township does not discriminate in admission to programs or activities or treatment of employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act; the U.S. Civil Rights Act; the U.S. Civil Discrimination Act; the
Aged Discrimination in Employment Act; the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have a right to file a complaint. For information, contact
Tracey Colagrossi at 630-483-5600.








Recreational Opportunities
We promote active aging and offer you a wide variety of enticing options listed below. To receive our bi-monthly newsletter, Club 59, call 630.483.5600.
  • Trips to the theater, museums, restaurants, casinos
  • Overnight adventures
  • Art, ceramics, crafts
  • Computer classes
  • Exercise, Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba Gold classes and more!
  • Silver Belles Choral Group
  • Cards, knitting, Bingo, movies and much more!

Senior Services Committee

  • An advisory committee to the Hanover Township Supervisor & Board of Trustees
  • Meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 9:00 AM in the Senior Center.  


Lending Closet

The lending closet is located and operated by the Senior Center. It provides medical equipment such as bath chairs, canes, commodes, crutches, transfer benches and wheel chairs.  A security deposit is requested upon check-out and can be either be refunded or donated when the equipment is returned. Click here for a more detailed list of items.  For more information please call 630-483.5600.

Library Services

Through a cooperative effort between Poplar Creek Public Library and Hanover Township, large print books are conveniently located for free check out in the Senior Center.

Ye Olde Gift Shoppe

  • Open during Senior Center hours
  • Operated by volunteers
  • Unique gifts / collectibles priced attractively
  • Fund raising efforts support our services.





Hanover Township Dial-A-Bus
  • Residents, age 55+ or 18 with disabilities
  • Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM to/from Senior Center
  • Suggested Donation: $1.00 for each one-way ride
2015 Data Page - English
2015 Data Page - Spanish

Trip Program
  • Travel across 5 Township Borders
  • Stoger Cook County and Hines Hospitals - Tuesdays and Fridays only
  • $5.00 per Township line crossed - maximum $10.00 one-way
  • Call 630.483.5656 to register

Dial-A-Bus Drivers:

Tim Aspy, Mark Buthman, Cristan Douglas, Juanita Espinosa, Beth Evans, Ernest Kovacs



2014 TRIP  Brochure  
 Senior Application for TRIP
  Disabled Application for TRIP

Social Services



We are proud to announce Sahara Asian Elderly Care as a Corporate Sponsor of our Social Services programs. Click on the logo for more information.

Our Social Services staff assists Hanover Township residents with many programs and links them with services to promote independence and a sense of well-being.  Social Services Caseworkers assist clients, according to last name.  Please call 630-483-5660 for information or to schedule an appointment.

Jennifer Busche A - E
Amy Seul F - M
Diana Mondragon N - U
Megan Conway  V - Z



If you are assisting a loved one, friend, or neighbor with activities of daily living or financial matters, we would like to hear from you.  Please consider taking our survey, available online at
If you prefer, paper copies of the survey will be available at the Senior Center or by calling Amy Seul @ 630-483-5682.



Please note that all entitlement programs have specific eligibility requirements.  Your Social Services Caseworker will be able to screen you for programs that you qualify for based on income and assets.  Caseworkers assist clients in completing applications and providing information and referrals.  Please visit the link to “You Gave, Now Save” for general information on entitlement programs. 

"You Gave, Now Save" Booklet


  • Medicaid
  • Generic Discount Programs
  • Assistance with Medicare Advantage or Part D enrollment
  • Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs



Social Services partners with many agencies to offer Wellness programs on a monthly basis for our seniors. Listed below are programs that we offer and you can participate in:

  • Caregivers Support Group, co-facilitated by Amy Seul and Catholic Charities, meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. New members always welcome.
  • Caring for Your Memory Support group: This special group is designed for those who are concerned about early stage memory loss or have a diagnosis of dementia.  This group meets on the Third Friday of each month at 10:30 am.  Please call 630-483-5660 to be added to the Interest List and we will call to remind your each month.
  • Take Charge of Your Health Programs - Chronic Disease Self-Management for all conditions or Diabetes-specific.  Created by Stanford University, this program is offered twice annually.
  • MoneySmart for Older Adults, designed by the FDIC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, includes monthly modules on various topics.
  • Monthly seminars in Nutrition, Senior Safety, Reverse Mortgages, Vision Loss and Much More!     



The Social Services team would like to extend a very big THANK YOU to the Hanover Township community for the generous support of our 2014 Adopt-A-Senior program.  Each participant received an individualized care package containing essential personal care and home supplies, as well as a few gift items.  This program would not be possible without the generous support and donations from individuals, local businesses, other partnerships, and staff!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!  We wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2015!



All Social Services staff are trained Medicare Counselors through the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and can provide information or referrals on the following topics:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Access to Care, County Care
  • Affordable Care Act Health Exchange
  • Medicare Supplement Plans
  • Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities
  • Veterans Care

In addition to staff, a volunteer is also available twice per month to help with Medicare-related questions

Please keep in mind that staff members are not licensed to sell insurance in Illinois.  Caseworkers provide unbiased, free information on various insurance options.

Are you confused by all the information regarding the Affordable Care Act? Take a look at this video that explains what the new health program means for you and the millions of residents without coverage. 


  • LIHEAP/PIPP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • LIHEAP Furnace Program
  • Weatherization
  • ComEd Hardship Program 


Hanover Township Senior Services is a site for the Senior Will Program that offers senior citizens one free, will-related consultation with a lawyer.  If the senior wishes, the low-cost preparation of a Living Will and Durable Power of Healthcare and Property can be drafted.  The program is sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association Referral Services.  Participating lawyers are supplied by the Chicago Bar Association and have experience in Will preparation.  The lawyer is available monthly by appointment.  Please contact Social Services to schedule your appointment.


Social Services can provide information, make referrals, and link services to Hanover Township seniors and their families. Listed below are a sample of the resources that your caseworkers can provide:

  • Food pantries and meal programs
  • Housing options, nursing homes, home health
  • Counseling/Mental Health
  • Case Management Services and MUCH more


If you are caring for an older adult, please use the link below for helpful information and resources.

Click here for more information.

Latino Group and

Spanish-speaking Services

Si usted necesita información en Español, por favor contacte a Diana Mondragon al (630) 213-6296. 




Event Photos

Izaak Walton Center Art Showcase
Frankenmuth, Michigan Trip 2015
Volunteer Luncheon 2015

Meet The Staff

Tracey Colagrossi
(o) 630.483.5600, Ex. 5671
(f) 630.483.5690

Megan Conway
Social Services Manager
(o) 630.483.5600, Ex. 5669
(f) 630.483.5690  

Linda Steininger
Transportation Manager
(o) 630.483.5600 Ex. 5668
(f) 630.483.5690

Kristine Austin
Program Manager
(o) 630.483.5600, Ex. 5673
(f) 630.483.5690





Pie Day - Senior Program

Tuesday, December 1, 11:30 AM


AARP Safe Driving Course - Senior Program

Wednesday-Thursday, December 2-3, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.


Holiday in the City - Senior Program

Wednesday, December 2, 10:30 AM-5:00 PM

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