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.
Levy Center Resources
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 .
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
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.
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
Tuesday and Thursday
11am - 3pm
Volunteer Counseling to help seniors navigate questions about services and specific needs.