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Chicago Senior Resources Guide

Chicago City Guide for Seniors

Chicago is a historically rich city with wonderful resources and discounts for seniors with booming nearby suburbs such as Naperville and Joliet. Beyond the amazing architecture and world famous pizza, there is a culture and history steeped in a community of caring individuals. As the 3rd largest city in America, Chicagoland is home to organizations and a government suited to help seniors navigate and live in their homes providing quality of life services for seniors and their caregivers.

Assistive Devices

 Medical Supplies

  • Mark Drug Supply - At Mark Drug Medical Supply in Wheeling, Illinois, you'll find quality medical supplies and home health care products ranging from hospital beds, to wheelchair, walkers and rollators, to lift chairs, stair lifts, and quality medical equipment and daily living aids of all shapes and sizes. We employ the most knowledgable staff on wound care and ostomy supplies.
    548A West Dundee Road Wheeling, IL 60090
    (847) 537-8500

Care at Home

  • KishHealth System Home Care - KishHealth System offers aquatic therapy in Sandwich, Sycamore, Genoa & Hampshire so patients in DeKalb County can find relief from arthritis & joint pain.
    2727 Sycamore Road DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 787-8900

Hospice Companies

  • Adventist St. Thomas Hospice - Named after a courageous 17 year old cancer patient, Tom Svoboda, Adventist St. Thomas Hospice has been caring for and about people since 1980.  Rather than understanding the impending loss of a loved one as an occasion to defy death, we believe that family and friends should instead help patients and each other to face death with courage and dignity.
    119 E. Ogden Avenue, Suite 111    Hinsdale, IL 60521
    (630) 856-6990

Counseling and Caregiver Support Groups

Discounts for Seniors

  • HomeMod: The HomeMod program provides financial assistance to qualifying individuals with disabilities for structural alterations that increase the accessibility of homes or apartments.
  • Museum Discounts:
    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - $7 (Seniors)
    Art Institute of Chicago - $17 (Seniors)
  • Transit discounts: Seniors Free Transit Ride allows for Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and pace fixed-route services, click here for the Benefits Access Application.

Elder Law Attorneys

  • Strohschein Law Group, LLC - With nearly three decades of experience, the multi-disciplinary team at Strohschein Law Group helps clients plan for and deal with issues associated with estate planning, long-term care planning, guardianship, estate and trust administration, and probate litigation.  Strohschein deals with sensitive family situations every day, and realize how difficult they can be. With the knowledge and experience of a larger firm, and the focus, personalized care and affordability of a small firm, our legal team is here to support you.
    2455 Dean Street, Suite G St. Charles, IL 60175
    (630) 377-3241

Financial Planners and Services

  • The Senior's Finance Manager - With compassion and insight, Karen Gitles analyzes and executes bill payments, tax organization, problem solving, and financial evaluations.  She saves clients money because of her MBA and corporate finance background, coupled with a healthy dose of life and consulting experiences.   
    Evanston, IL
    (847) 254-3975

Gift Ideas and Unique Products for Seniors

  • Life History Services, LLC - Don't wait. Record your life history or that of a loved one today. Life History Services professionally gathers and preserves your history in audio, video, print, and multimedia formats. Honor the past, capture the present, inform the future!
    503 S. Dickinson Street Madison, WI 53703
    (608) 255-9669 / (608) 658-1102

Real Estate Companies

  • Lisa Davis, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Lisa Davis has earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation. A Realtor with eldercare experience, she is uniquely qualified to help facilitate a senior's move to a smaller more manageable home, assisted living or nursing facility.
    1420 Waukegan Rd Glenview, IL 60025
    (847) 421-1297
  • Yale Zimmerman, SRES - Whether considering a Reverse Mortgage, needing a Power of Attorney, or weighed down with decluttering issues, my commitment and dedication to Seniors is verified by the rigorous certification I received as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).
    1821 Benson Ave. Evanston, IL 60201
    (773) 960-3770

Safety Companies

Emergency Alert Pendants

  • AP Lifeline - AP Lifeline enables mature adults to summons help with a simple push of a button...24 hours a day/7 days a week. The Personal Help Button can be worn comfortably around the neck or on the wrist. It's lightweight and waterproof, so there is no need to ever remove the Button.
    (847) 561-9282

Senior Accessibility

  • Angel Guardian, LLC - These trained builders have done modifications and accommodations to homes and offices to meet the changing needs of each customer, like installing grab bars in doorways and walk-in showers, and making home safety modifications for the elderly and handicapped.
    1189 S. Northwest Highway Barrington, IL 60010
    (847) 304-5600

Senior Centers

  • North Shore Senior Center: Staff and volunteers (161 Northfield Rd Northfield IL | 847-784-6000)
  • Senior Services Center of Will County: The SSC of Will County is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and wellness of its older community members.
  • Elderday Center - Elderday Center is a non-profit offering a comprehensive adult day program of socialization, recreation, and health maintenance that reinforces each participant's self-worth and dignity while enhancing current skills and abilities
    28 W. Wilson St. Batavia, IL 60510 

Veteran's Benefits and Services

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