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.

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Exercise Classes For Seniors
Educational Programs for Seniors
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Exercise Classes For Seniors
Educational Programs for Seniors

This class will provide fun creative tips and tools to improve your memory! Please note this class is not intended for people with cognitive impairments.

$5 suggested donation. Registration required. For more information or to register, contact Jeff Rose from Mather Lifeways at 773.205.3300 or jrose@matherlifeways.com.

Exercise Classes For Seniors
Educational Programs for Seniors

Mather’s—More Than a Café
3235 N. Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
United States

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Educational Programs for Seniors
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Presenter
Sharon Dornberg-Lee, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor, CJE Counseling Services

Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Bernard Horwich Building
3003 W Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Adult Programs 65+
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Older adults are at greater risk for dehydration and UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections).

Led by CJE SeniorLife instructors,  this educational session will cover common symptoms, warning signs and ways to prevent these conditions from occurring or recurring.

$5 suggested donation.

Registration required.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Mather’s—More Than a Café
3235 N. Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
United States

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The Illinois Coalition on Substance Use and Aging (ICSUA) invites older adults and their family members to attend a free community education program to encourage the proper use of medication. Several pharmacists will be available for private consultations which will require pre-registration and a complete personal medication list. Social workers will also be available in the room to provide individual consultations using the CJE SeniorLife developed Medication Use Questionnaire and review the “Strategies for Managing Your Medications” booklet.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Three Crowns Park
2323 McDaniel
Evanston, IL 60201
United States

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

May is Mental Health Month and May 20 is the second National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day.

Come to CJE SeniorLife to participate in free screenings for common mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety and caregiver stress. Individual 30 minute sessions with CJE’s Counseling Services Social Workers will be scheduled for each of the screenings. For those who would benefit from ongoing support and assistance, referrals and resources will be provided. All information will be kept confidential. Everyone who attends will receive a free Wellness Bag!

Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Bernard Horwich Building
3003 W Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Adult Programs 65+