In order to streamline how senior social service programs are administered, the City of Evanston introduced the “Evanston Benefit Card” on March 1, 2011. This will make programs more accessible to seniors and allow 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.
The Computer Lab is open for Levy Center members when classes are not in session.
Exercise classes and Health & Wellness classes
Levy Center members pay a discounted fee for those classes which limit participation to those age 55 and older. Regular fees apply for classes geared to adults of all ages.
Levy Senior Center members pay discounted fees.
Levy Center Fitness Room & Personal Training
Lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost of lunch is $7.00 for people age 59 years and younger and a suggested donation of $5.00 for people age 60 years and older. Food and beverage vending machines also are on site.
Monthly Lunch Menu August 2019 Lunch Menu
The Tuesday shopping day travels to the Dodge and Dempster stores, which includes Valli Produce, Dollar Store, nearby restaurants. The Wednesday grocery shopping day travels to FOOD4Less (Main Street) and Jewel (Howard Street), which also is convenient to Target and Sam's Club. View the Shopping Schedule.
Income Tax Assistance
AARP provides free tax assistance from February until mid-April. Call ahead for an appointment.
Program fee assistance is available to qualified Evanston residents on a sliding scale according to the number of family members in relation to the total family income. Scholarships are not available for special events or trips. If you are interested in obtaining information about this process, please ask at the Levy Center office.
At least one trip per month is offered. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a discounted fee for Levy Center members.
Snow Shoveling Assistance
Seniors and the Disabled can be connected with volunteers in our community willing to assist with the snow shoveling for homeowners.