Benefits Counseling

Consumer Assistance Resource Specialists can help you identify and apply for government and other benefit programs, including:

  • AABD Cash Benefit
  • Social Security
  • Supplemental Security Income [SSI]
  • Food Stamps [SNAP]
  • License plate tax rebates and RTA reduced or free ride passes (Circuit Breaker)
  • Real estate tax exemptions
  • Prescription drug assistance (Medicare Part D, Extra Help, Patient Assistance Programs)
  • RTA Para-transit and transportation (RTA Free Ride Program, CTA Special and Taxi Access Program)
  • Health insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Savings Program)
  • Housing (affordable and subsidized housing, group, assisted or supportive living)
  • Landlord/tenant rights
  • Immigration and Citizenship
  • Resource Specialists are certified Senior Health Insurance Program [SHIP] counselors and can assist in navigating and resolving health insurance problems.

For more information call 773.508.1000 or complete "Contact Us" form and ask for a Resource Specialist or for service locations near you.

Date Event Location Contact
Active Living
Educational Programs
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Active Living
Educational Programs

As we age, it is vital to keep doing what we love and to ensure we have the economic resources to support our lifestyles. Studies show people who wake up with a sense of purpose live about seven years longer!
Join CJE SeniorLife for a 3-part workshop that will expand on three topics:

Active Living
Educational Programs

Niles Township Government Office
5255 Main St.
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Active Living
Educational Programs
Bernina Sykes

CJE’s Consumer Assistance staff provides a person-centered service that helps people find ways to resolve financial, housing or care management concerns so they can live in the community with dignity and respect as they age.

Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs
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Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

Presenter:
Sharon Dornberg-Lee, L.C.S.W.
Clinical Supervisor, CJE Counseling Services

While most realize the benefits of companionship that pets bring to one’s life, their vital role in preserving the physical and mental health of older adults is less understood. This talk will share research on the benefits of pet ownership as one ages.

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Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Older Adult Programs
Educational Programs
Support Groups
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Educational Programs
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

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Educational Programs
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs
Non CJE Events
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Educational Programs
Non CJE Events

SASI and Evanston Public Library are partnering to bring you three free programs this fall that you need to know about because:

Educational Programs
Non CJE Events

Evanston Public Library Main Branch, Falcon Room, 3rd Floor
1703 Orrington
Evanston, IL 60201
United States

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Non CJE Events
Educational Programs
Linkages
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Educational Programs
Linkages

Sponsored by
Lions of Illinois Foundation and the Jefferson Park Lions Club

This screening will determine if the individual is hearing within normal limits. To fail a hearing screening is not sufficient diagnosis of a hearing impairment. However, it is an early warning sign that should encourage individuals failing the screening to seek a complete hearing evaluation.

Free. Open to the public, including people with disabilities and caregivers

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Educational Programs
Linkages

Linkages
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Linkages
Educational Programs
Support Groups
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Educational Programs
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

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Educational Programs
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs
Support Groups
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Educational Programs
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

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Educational Programs
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs
Support Groups
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Educational Programs
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

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Educational Programs
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs
Support Groups
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Educational Programs
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

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Educational Programs
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs
Linkages
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Educational Programs
Linkages

Presented by
Rosann Corcoran, LCSW
Manager of CJE Counseling Services

This program will explore the significant stress and demands that can be experienced by a caregiver as well as some possible ways to reduce this stress. Potential rewards that can be realized in providing care to another person will also be discussed.

Free. Open to the public, including people with disabilities and caregivers.

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Educational Programs
Linkages

Linkages
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Linkages
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Older Adult Programs
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Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

October 15–December 7, 2018 is open enrollment period for Medicare.

No-cost, confidential one-on-one assistance
A SHIP Counselor will be happy to answer your questions, compare plans, and help you enroll in coverage for 2019. Stay with your current plan if you’re happy with it, or look for a new one with better coverage, higher quality and lower cost.

Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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Older Adult Programs
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Older Adult Programs
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Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

October 15–December 7, 2018 is open enrollment period for Medicare.

No-cost, confidential one-on-one assistance
A SHIP Counselor will be happy to answer your questions, compare plans, and help you enroll in coverage for 2019. Stay with your current plan if you’re happy with it, or look for a new one with better coverage, higher quality and lower cost.

Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

Niles-Maine District Library
6960 W Oakton Street
Niles, IL 60714
United States

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Older Adult Programs
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Older Adult Programs
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Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

Presenter
Sharon Dornberg-Lee, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor, CJE Counseling Services


Have you ever thought you’d like to record some of your life experiences for your family and future generations but don’t know how to get started?

Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Older Adult Programs
Educational Programs
Support Groups
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Educational Programs
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

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Educational Programs
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs
Non CJE Events
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Educational Programs
Non CJE Events

SASI and Evanston Public Library are partnering to bring you three free programs this fall that you need to know about because:

Educational Programs
Non CJE Events

Evanston Public Library Main Branch, Falcon Room, 3rd Floor
1703 Orrington
Evanston, IL 60201
United States

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Educational Programs
Non CJE Events
Educational Programs
Support Groups
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Educational Programs
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

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Educational Programs
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs
Support Groups
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Educational Programs
Support Groups

This group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better.

This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group will offer tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. Group members will have the opportunity to learn that there are others who are dealing with similar issues and who share similar thoughts, feelings and concerns.

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Educational Programs
Support Groups

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs
Support Groups
Lisa Brinkerhoff

CJE Counseling Services offers a full range of older adult behavioral health services. This includes individual supportive counseling, psychotherapy and support groups, as well as family and caregiver support available in CJE offices or as home visits.

Educational Programs
Lieberman
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Educational Programs
Lieberman

Why and How to “Rightsize” to Senior Living

Presenters:

  • Susan Ringel Segal, G.R.I., S.R.E.S.

Broker, Seniors Real Estate Specialist
@properties
Staying or Moving: Your Guide to Selling Your Home
and Older Adult Housing

  • Leslie Markman-Stern, A.S.I.D.

President of Leslie M. Stern Design, LTD.
Adapting Your Home/Living Space for Your Changing Needs

 

Educational Programs
Lieberman

Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076
United States

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Lieberman
Educational Programs
Linkages
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Educational Programs
Linkages

Presented by
The Center for Disability & Elder Law

This program will explain the importance of Powers of Attorney for Health and Property and Living Will Declarations. Next month there will be an opportunity to consult with an attorney and prepare these documents.

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Educational Programs
Linkages

Linkages
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Linkages
Mariana Sanchez, Linkages Coordinator