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)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps)
  • License plate tax rebates and RTA reduced or free ride passes
  • 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

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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Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
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 for Seniors
Support Groups

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

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Educational Programs for Seniors
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 for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
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 for Seniors
Support Groups

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

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Educational Programs for Seniors
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 for Seniors
Linkages
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages

Presented by
Lisa Andrews, LCSW
CJE Counseling Services

This discussion will focus on ways that families can continue to reach out, remain engaged and actively participate in the lives of their loved one with a psychiatric diagnosis.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages

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

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages
Mariana Sanchez, Linkages Coordinator
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
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 for Seniors
Support Groups

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

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

Presented by
Sheryl Rubel, LCSW,
Resource Specialist with CJE SeniorLife.  

Learn what’s covered and how to save.

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Heartland Health Center Education Program

Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Heartland Health Center
1300 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
United States

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
Community Engagement Programs
Educational Programs for Seniors
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Community Engagement Programs
Educational Programs for Seniors

Presenter:
Namratha R Kandula, MD, MPH

Join us to understand heart and brain health from a holistic perspective, taking into account the whole person, and the physical, mental, social and environmental factors that influence cardiovascular health. We will discuss current evidence about preventing heart disease and stroke, and how we can advocate for communities that support healthy lifestyles.

Community Engagement Programs
Educational Programs for Seniors

Holiday Inn North Shore
5300 W Touhy Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Community Engagement Programs
Educational Programs for Seniors
Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
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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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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
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.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

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

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Educational Programs for Seniors
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 for Seniors
Support Groups
-
Educational Programs for Seniors
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.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

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

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Educational Programs for Seniors
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 for Seniors
Support Groups
-
Educational Programs for Seniors
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.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

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

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

Presented by
Lisa Andrews, LCSW
CJE Counseling Services Therapist

June is LGBTQ Pride Month and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising which sparked a major shift in the modern LGBTQ movement. This program will provide an overview on the intersection of aging and LGBTQ identity and explore the unique challenges and strengths of LGBTQ older adults.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

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

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
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.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

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

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
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 for Seniors
Support Groups
-
Educational Programs for Seniors
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.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

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

Map It
Educational Programs for Seniors
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 for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Presented by
Kate Curler, The Law Office of Kate Curler LLC.
An elder law firm focused on serving the needs of seniors and their families.

Plan ahead to make sure you make the right decisions about your Powers of Attorney documents, Living Wills, Estate Plans and DNR and beneficiary forms.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

Heartland Health Center
1300 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
United States

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

Presented by
Carol Southard, RN, MSN
Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Learn to how to quit smoking even if you think you can’t! This presentation is about the power of nicotine addiction. It will highlight the benefits of quitting and successful evidence-based approaches.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

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

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
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.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

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

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

Many people are not aware they have Osteoporosis until a fracture occurs.  This information packed program includes a heel ultrasound screening component to assess your risk.

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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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+
Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups
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Educational Programs for Seniors
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.

Click on thumbnail to download flyer

Educational Programs for Seniors
Support Groups

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

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Educational Programs for Seniors
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.