Senior Programs & Services

Senior Programs & Services

Fremont Township senior residents have numerous services available to them including many transportation programs.

Additionally, the Assessor's Office can help with four kinds of Homestead Exemptions. For information, visit the Assessor's webpage.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact:

Nancy Lech
22385 W. Illinois Route 60
Mundelein, IL 60060

847.223.2858 (FAX)

This class is designed for drivers age 55 and over. Topics include: How to drive defensively, deal with agressive drivers, and how to adjust to vision and hearing loss.

Holiday program for low-income seniors. Please call our office at 847-223-2847 to signup.

Serenity House
1103 W Park Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
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Benefit Access is a program available through the Illinois Department of Aging for seniors and disabled. This program may help with a license plate discount. If you qualify for this program, you are eligible for a RTA / METRA Free Ride Pass. You have to apply online for this program. Our staff will assist with filling out the application by appointment only. For more information, please visit the program's webpage.

Com Ed customers have opportunities to reduce energy usage with a FREE energy assessment that includes free and discounted products for your home. Com Ed has partnered with your natural gas utility to bring electric and natural gas savings to you. Homeowners, call 1-630 929-2231 to schedule your assessment. More information

Adult Day Service is designed especially for older adults who want to remain in the community but who cannot be home alone during the day due to a physical, social and/or mental impairment. Adult day service also provides respite for family caregivers, especially those who are employed outside the home, and socialization for isolated older adults. Services offered in adult day service centers include health, medication supervision, personal care and recreational/therapeutic activities. Nutritious lunches and snacks are served, and special diets are provided. More information

Fremont Township is a member of the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County.  This service can provide 30 diapers per month (adult and child) to residents in need. Call 847 223-2847 to inquire.  If you are not a Fremont Township resident, but in need of diapers, go to to sign up and learn how to pick up diapers.

You may schedule an appointment by calling 844 817-4649.



You may now order a Duplicate Drivers License or State ID at

Open a my Social Security account to request a replacement Social Security Card online.  You can request the card online if you are a United States citizen age 18 or older, have a U.S. mailing address, are requesting a name change or any other change to your card, have a valid driver's license or a state issued identification card and have a valid email address. account

Catholic Charities is the reporting agency.  They can be reached at 847 546-5733  More Information

Referral to Elder Care at 847 406-4683. Appointments are made 10 days in advance. They do not charge for the service but appreciate a $10 donation.

Fremont Township sends an email newsletter with local information, programs and emergencies.  To sign up Click here

Emergency Assistance is an annual assistance program that helps residents alleviate a life-threatening circumstance or to assist in self-sufficiency. Some circumstances may include eviction or past due rent or mortgage, utility disconnection, or prescription assistance. Applicant must be a township resident and meet the guidelines set forth by the Township Supervisor.

Fremont Township operates a food pantry which assists township residents who are experiencing financial difficulty or on a fixed income with non-perishable food products. You must be a township resident to receive items. The food pantry is open during normal business hours but the recipient should call to schedule a pickup time. We accept donations of non-perishable food items, paper products, cleaning supplies, toiletries, grocery store gift cards, and cash.

General Assistance is a monthly assistance program that assists with living expenses and may include medical assistance. Applicant must be a township resident and meet the guidelines set forth by The Township Officials of Illinois.

Applications to receive a permanent or temporary handicapped parking placard are available at the township office. You can bring your completed application to our office and we will fax it to the Secretary of State’s office. To find out more, go to

The Homebound State ID program is a service program for older adults, bedridden individuals and people with disabilities who are unable to leave their homes to obtain a state ID card from a Secretary of State facility. The card may be used for identification purposes in the same way as a standard driver’s license is used for identification.


Certain documents are required to obtain the card. Once an applicant submits the information via our web form below, we will determine eligibility and the documents required to complete the transaction. For assistance to help determine if you or your loved one qualifies for this service, call 312-814-3121.

Lending Closet

Fremont Township partners with Wauconda Township. Please call 847 526-2631 for wheelchairs, walkers, hi-rise toilet seats, etc.  They are located at 505 W Bonner in Wauconda.

Provides a safe comfortable, inviting environment where skilled Certified Recovery Support Specialists (CRSS) provide crisis intervention referrals and other needed services for guests experiencing a crisis. More Information

LIHEAP is an annual assistance program that helps with the high cost of winter heating.  You must meet the income guidelines.

To register and participate in a comprehensive assessment, call the Senior Case Management at (847) 546-5733.  No customer is ever denied a meal due to their inability or unwillingness to make a donation toward the cost of their meal.

This program provides energy assistance for NICOR customers only. You must meet the income guidelines and did not receive a LIHEAP grant in the same fiscal year. Please call Nancy Lech @ 847.223.2847 for additional information and to schedule an appointment or visit Nicor Gas Sharing Program.

Register for the new Ride Lake County expanded service by calling the Pace Call Center at 1-800-201-6446

On May 1, 2022, Ride Lake County, a countywide, borderless paratransit service with flexible on demand service, geared toward seniors age 60+ and individuals with mobility limitations will be launched. 

Ride Lake County will provide eligible users of this public transportation option access to all areas of Lake County, for work, medical trips, groceries and more.

Riders will call a dedicated number to schedule trips in advance. All Ride Lake County vehicles are wheelchair accessible and provide curb-to-curb service from your desired pick up and drop off locations.

The new service will run from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays and weekends, with no service on holidays. One-way fare costs will vary between $2.00 and $6.00 depending on how far you travel.

For more information on the expanded service:

Ride Lake County brochure - English (PDF)   

Ride Lake County brochure - Spanish (PDF)

Ride Lake County Rider's Guide - English (PDF) 

Ride Lake County Rider's Guide - Spanish (PDF)


Does your passport need to be renewed? Click here for the paperwork.

Renew your passport by mail:
You can renew by mail using Form DS-82 if your most recent passport meets all five of these requirements:
  1. Is submitted with your application
  2. Is undamaged (other than normal "wear and tear")
  3. Was issued when you were age 16 or older
  4. Was issued within the last 15 years
  5. Was issued in your current name (or you can document your name change with an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order)

Download the prescription drug card for savings.

Shoes, eyeglasses, blankets and sheets can be recycled at our office.  Outside our main door is a bin for shoes and a bin for blankets and sheets (for animal shelters). The bin for eyeglasses in located in our lobby. We also have a textile bin for clothing, purses and belts.

Applications are available to receive a Senior / Disabled Reduced Fare RTA/METRA Pass. You must be 65 years of age or disabled and bring in an Illinois State I.D. or Drivers License. If disabled, there is a section on the application for the physician to fill out or if you are receiving Social Security Disability, you need to bring in your Notice of Award letter. We will take your picture free of charge. It normally takes 3 weeks to receive your pass. The Free Ride Pass is for Benefit Access recipients only. Schedules are available at the township. For more information, please visit the RTA Reduced Fare Program webpage.

“Are You Okay?” is a personal wellness check the lake County Sheriff's office makes by telephone to the homebound - living alone residents, at a pre-determined time each day. You may contact the Records Section via email or at 847-377-4200 and register by completing the packet:

Providing shelter, court advocacy, referrals, and comprehensive counseling programs for victims of domestic violence - women and children who have been physically, verbally, or emotionally abused. Location undisclosed (northeastern Illinois) 

24-hour helpline: 847-249-4450 or 1-800-600-SAFE | Office: 847-731-7165 | TTY: 847-249-6557

If you qualify for LIHEAP or SNAP, you may be eligible to receive a free cell phone with 350 minutes a month.

Fremont Township has contracted with American Taxi to provide ½ fare taxi coupons for Seniors and Disabled Residents. The goal of this program is to provide transportation to areas that our Dial-A Ride buses do not service. Coupon books are purchased at the Township Office for $15.00 and are worth $30.00. Please visit the program's webpage for important details.

If you qualify for LIHEAP and meet the asset guidelines, you may be eligible for the State of Illinois to pay your Medicare Part B and Part D monthly premiums.

Donors provide groceries or grocery store gift cards to make a Thanksgiving meal for less fortunate township residents. We have seniors and families to provide for. Please call if you would like to donate or if you would like to be a recipient.

 Fremont Township has a SHIP Counselor available for Fremont Township residents to help you compare your current Medicare drug plan to new options to see if a different prescription plan better suits your needs or is less costly. This service is free. The spots are filling up quickly.

If you have a problem that we cannot assist with, we can refer you to the appropriate agency. Please call us at 847-223-2847 or stop by our office.

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