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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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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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
Educational Programs
Weinberg
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Educational Programs
Weinberg

This workshop provides older adults, senior care workers and adult children with aging parents with information to help identify signs of medication misuse, recognize how medications and alcohol interact, and gather tips for using prescribed medications safely and effectively.

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Educational Programs
Weinberg

Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
United States

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Weinberg
Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs
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Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

Presenter
Jill Revivo, LCSW
Your ElderCare Consultants

This presentation will explain the different considerations that go into hiring a caregiver: privacy, safety, liability, cost, and “match.” Join us to learn about how home care services can be set up for best success and how to navigate the nuances of the hiring process.

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Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
3003 West Touhy Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Older Adult Programs
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Older Adult Programs

Presenter
Chloe Gremaud, LCSW
Lisa Andrews, LCSW

Therapists in CJE Counseling Services

Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

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

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Older Adult Programs
Educational Programs
Linkages
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Educational Programs
Linkages

Presented by
The Center for Disability & Edler Law

Sign up for a private, half-hour consultation to prepare your Powers of Attorney for Property and Healthcare and Illinois Living Will Declarations.
Registration required, walk-ins are not accepted. A limited number of appointments are available. Bring a state I.D. and the name and address of your agent (the person you designate to act on your behalf).

Register by December 20, 2018

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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
Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs
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Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

Presenter:
Kathy Gaeding
Certified (SHIP) Counselor
CJE SeniorLIfe

Eric Parker
Attorney

Certified SHIP counselor Kathy Gaeding and attorney Eric Parker will share information about Medicaid and Medicare.  Make a plan for the future once you know the facts about these important programs.
Sponsored by SASI

Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center
1655 Foster St.,
Evanston, IL 60201
United States

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Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

Presenter
Chloe Gremaud, LCSW
Therapists in CJE Counseling Services

Mindfulness can help one remain centered amidst constant change and helps strengthen one’s resilience in the face of challenges. Participants in this program will learn more about what mindfulness is and what it is not, the benefits of regular practice, and practical exercises for incorporating mindfulness into their everyday lives.

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Educational Programs
Older Adult Programs

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

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Older Adult Programs