Senior Task Force and Boy Scouts Partnering to Provide Leaf Raking Service for Seniors

Second Year of Program Helps Seniors Who May Need Extra Assistance

The Senior Task Force has once again partnered with local Boy Scout troops to provide a free leaf raking service to area seniors this fall. Limited opportunities are available, and interested seniors are encouraged to make arrangements as soon as possible if they wish to take advantage of this service.

Work by the Boy Scouts will be timed to coincide with the City’s annual bulk curbside leaf collection dates in October and November. More information on the bulk curbside leaf collection is available at Please note that this service is geared towards those seniors who may have mobility issues or other impairments that keep them from accomplishing this type of yard work.

If interested, please contact the Senior Help Desk at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center by calling (630) 848-3613 starting Monday, October 2. This is the only way to schedule an appointment. Calls will be answered by a Help Desk volunteer between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. If calling outside of these hours, please leave a message with your name, address and a phone number where you can be reached.

The Scouts will provide all raking equipment necessary, such as rakes and gloves. If a senior wishes to have their leaves bagged versus raked into the street for bulk collection, the senior must provide their own bags.

For more information on the Senior Task Force, visit To sign up for the City’s notification system Naper Notify and receive important information via a phone call, text message, email or smart phone app, including traffic alerts, visit

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