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Senior Resources

A wide range of resources exist for older adults in the Evanston community. While many programs are available to all adults age 55+, some programs have specific age and/or income requirements. The Levy Center serves as a hub for important information and can help assist in directing residents to the right resources.

Senior Discounts

Other Senior Resources


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Senior Discounts

Senior Discounts

Benefit Card

The Benefit Card makes programs more accessible to seniors and allows cardholders to receive a discount at participating Evanston businesses. Residents may qualify or re-qualify for certain benefits in the community, such as Subsidized Taxicab Program, Wheel Tax Discount (formerly Vehicle Sticker), Recreation Program Fee Assistance, Yard Waste Stickers & Cart Discount, and the Handyman Program.

You may apply for an Evanston Benefit Card at the Levy Senior Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the week. Please bring proof of age, income, and Evanston residency. (i.e. drivers license, state ID, last year's income tax return OR social security award letter).

For more information, please call the Levy Senior Center at 847-448-8250 or email

Wheel Tax

The City of Evanston provides a discount on the City Wheel Tax prices to Evanston income-eligible seniors over the age of 65 and residents who qualify for Illinois Benefit Access due to disability. Evanston Benefit Card cardholders receive a discount of 50% off the cost of one vehicle per household.

Cardholders may pay their wheel tax at the City Collector’s office, Levy Senior Center or Fleetwood Jourdain Center and receive a discount by simply showing their Evanston Benefit Card.

Visit the City of Evanston website  for more information on the Wheel Tax Discount and paying online.

Reduced Fare Card

Overview: The RTA Reduced Fare Card enables senior citizens who are within three weeks of their 65th birthday or older, qualified veterans, and qualified persons with disabilities to ride all RTA services at a reduced rate. Senior citizens must apply in person at a designated Senior Center (including the Levy Senior Center).

You must have the following to apply for a RTA Reduced Fare Card:
· Driver's license, State of Illinois ID card, alien registration card OR passport.
· Wallet-sized color photo (no hats, scarves or sunglasses). The Levy Center will take your photo at no charge during office hours.

For more information on how to apply for an RTA Reduced Fare Card RTA Reduced Fare Card, call the RTA Travel Information Center at 312.836.7000 or TTY: 312.836.4949.

Email with questions or suggestions for more information.


For additional information about available services for older adults, visit the Evanston Care Network website and search by your Evanston zip code for free and low cost local access to services including childcare,
unemployment, job training, food, housing, and much more.


Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Audrey L. Thompson


Levy Senior Center 
Senior Services:

Tuesday and Thursday

11am - 3pm

Volunteer Counseling to help seniors navigate questions about services and specific needs. 


Contact info.

Other Senior Resources

Other Senior Resources


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