The Buffalo Grove Police Department prides itself on service to residents of all ages. As one grows older, the needs and requirements of your police department changes.
The BGPD currently has four sworn officers who are specially trained in assisting our elderly population through the use of outside resources and programs.
Below are numerous resources available to the elderly population. We can help you find the programs you may be looking for, but remember, always call 911 in the event of a crime.
Illinois Attorney General - Advocating for Older Citizens
The Illinois Attorney General is a great source of information, whether it be about financial exploitation, problems within a nursing home or assisted living community, or elder abuse (physical and mental).
AARP - Fraud Watch Network
The AARP website contains a lot of interesting information, ranging from travel and leisure, to scams and how to prevent yourself from being a victim.
Illinois Department on Aging
The department works in partnership with Area Agencies on Aging to contract with service providers that serve older people directly in their local communities. Within the department lies Adult Protective Services (APS), which conducts investigations into abuse and neglect against the elderly (aged 60+), as well as those with disabilities, aged 18-59.
A Place for Mom
Offers assistance in locating senior housing for those who are independent, or those who may need assistance with day to day activities.
Can provide case management, affordable and delivered meals, adult day care, assistance with obtaining a job, and much more. *One does not need to be of Catholic faith to utilize Catholic Charities
The site offers help in finding assisted living and senior care.
Transportation - Vernon Township & Pace Dial-A-Ride
One way fares are $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for seniors (65+, or disabled), $1.00 for students and children over 7, and children under 7 are free when accompanied by a fare paying adult. See website for boundary restrictions.