Chicago Senior Resources Guide
Last updated: April 9, 2013
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
Caregiver Support Groups | Discounts for Seniors | Elder Law Attorneys | Financial Planners | Hospitals | Physicians | Senior Living Costs | Senior Moving | Senior Services | Veteran's
Caregiver Support Groups
- Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois
Chapter (Support for caregivers of persons with
dementia): Last Friday of the month, Chicago State University, 9501
S. King Dr., Room 132.
- American Stroke Association
(Support for caregivers and stroke survivors): Second Wednesday of
the month, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, 3rd
Floor, 836 W. Wellington Ave.
- Barrington Council on Aging
(General support for caregivers): First Wednesday of the month, The
Garlands of Barrington, 6000 Garlands Lane, Suite 100.
- Chicago Caregiving Support
Groups (Support for caregivers of all types): Multiple
locations and times.
- Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's
Disease Center (Support for caregivers of persons with
front temporal dementia and/or primary progressive aphasia): Third
Monday of the month, 251 E. Huron, 3rd Floor, Conference Room
Discounts for Seniors
Chicago offers numerous benefits for seniors in regards to
discounts at such restaurants as Denny's, McDonalds, Applebee's as
well as grocery stores like Steinmart, Food 4 Less, Farm
Fresh, movie theaters like AMC, Regal Cinemas and services like
Supercuts and . Finding businesses with senior discounts is usually
as easy as a click or call away as most national chains offer
discounts to seniors 60+.
- HomeMod: The HomeMod program provides
financial assistance to qualifying individuals with disabilities
for structural alterations that increase the accessibility of homes
- 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
- The Mutual Fund Store - The Mutual Fund Store
provides unbiased investment advice and asset management as a
nationwide system of registered investment advisory firms. Our
focus is on doing what's right for our clients. Learn more at
- 237 Skokie Boulevard Northbrook IL 60062
- 3021 Butterfield Rd. Suite 202 Oak Brook IL 60523
- 15625 South LaGrange Road Orland Park IL 60462
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Hospitals in Chicago
With over 121 hospitals in the area, the Chicagoland area offers
world class health care. According to the 2012 US News and World Report, the top hospitals in
the region are:
- Loyola University Medical Center
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- Rush University Medical Center
- University of Chicago Medical Center
- University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago
Senior Living Costs
According to the 2012 A Place for Mom Cost of Care Survey, the
average cost of assisted living for a one bedroom in Chicago is as
- High: $6,365
- Low: $2.650
- Average: $4,195
If you're looking for senior living accommodations, contact one
of our Chicago Senior Living Advisors, or call us at
847.278.4180. You can also get information on financing senior
Senior Moving Companies
- National Association of Senior Move Managers -
NASMM specializes in assisting older adults and their families
through all aspects of the downsizing & relocation process
making the move from their home to their new residence stress-free!
Senior Move Managers® are experience professionals, bound by a
pledge of integrity to move you expertly, compassionately, and
- Contact us to add your listing
The City of Chicago Area Agency on Aging offers
six regional senior centers that function as community focal
points, provide health and fitness opportunities for
seniors and encourages them to be active in their communities.
In addition to the regional centers, the city partners with
non-profit organizations to operate ten satellite centers.
- Chicago Adult Protective Services: The
Elder Abuse and Neglect Program responds to reports of alleged
abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of persons 60 years of age
- Chicago Senior Free Ride Programs:
Seniors and people with disabilities who are enrolled in the
Illinois Department on Aging's Benefit Access program are eligible
to ride free on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and pace
- McHenry County Senior Services
Association: A non-profit agency serving over 28k
seniors that help with quality of life issues and providing
assistance. (3519 N Richmond Rd McHenry IL 60050 |
- Meals on
Wheels: Find a Meal - The oldest and largest national
organization representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition
Programs in all 50 U.S. states.
- Chicago Heights
1601 Chicago Road Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: (708) 756-5350
- Metropolitan Family Services:
Metropolitan's Older Adult Services provide counseling and
caregiver respite to assist older adults and their families in
meeting the challenges and opportunities of later years.
- Naperville Senior Services: Senior
services for the Naperville, IL area.
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.
- Bay Alarm Medical - Bay Alarm Medical provides
affordable 24/7 push-button medical alert monitoring to seniors all
across America. For more information, visit
- Bringing Families Together - Commercial Flight
Nurse/Companion assist with the relocation of your Loved One.
Medical / Non-Medical / Facility / Home / Hospital. For those
unable to travel alone.
- ComfiHips® - ComfiHips® is the newest
technology for hip protectors. Our pads, which fit into pockets
over the hips in ladies' and men's undergarments, weigh less than
25 potato chips yet absorb up to 87.2% of impact on lateral falls.
Saving lives, one hip at a time! comfihips.com
- Eastern Royal Medical Transport - Long
Distance Medical Transportation of 200 miles or greater. Eastern
Royal specializes in long distance medical transportation services.
Our trained medical personnel provide a bed to bed service.
- Easy Living Lifeline Program - Medical Alert
Systems, Medication Dispensers, Delivered Meals & More
7000 W. Atlantic Ave Delray Beach FL 33446
(888) 522-3279 / (561) 496-3584
- Forevergrateful.net - Gifts of gratitude
honoring US veterans. All proceeds go to the non-profit
Freedom Service Dogs of America and Senior Veteran's, Inc.
- 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
- The Electronic Caregiver - The Electronic
Caregiver is the nation's most comprehensive medical alarm and home
safety system, providing emergency response and medication
management. EMT operators stay on the line until help
133 South Church Street Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 522-4046 ext 4
- The Homecare Warehouse - The Homecare
Warehouse is a distributor of quality health products from diabetic
supplies to incontinence products, durable medical equipment to
pain management and more.
10481 164th Pl. Orland Park, IL 60467
- Total Homecare Supplies -
totalhomecaresupplies.com is an independently owned company backed
by more than 50 years of experience in the disposable medical
supplies business. This means you can expect reliability and
expertise from knowledgeable people who care.
27911 Franklin Parkway Valencia CA, 91355
Learn more about using
VA Benefits to pay for senior housing
- Chicago Veterans Resource Center
7731 S Halsted St Chicago IL 60620
- Evanston Veterans Center
565 Howard St Evanston IL 60202
- Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
- Seniorvet.org - Senior Veterans, Inc. is a
free, accredited claim service that assists war-time veterans and
widows to obtain the VA's "Non-Service Connected Disability
Pension" a.k.a. "Aid and Attendance".
- Veterans Admin Chicago Regional Office
2122 W Taylor St IL
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