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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Community Engagement Programs
Educational Programs for Seniors
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Community Engagement Programs
Educational Programs for Seniors

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

Individuals “sandwiched” between the responsibility of aging parents and raising their children are understandably feeling stressed as they become caregivers for multiple generations.

This program will focus on self-care for the sandwich generation, with strategies to delegate tasks where possible, improve communication, and help set appropriate limits in a respectful manner.

Community Engagement Programs
Educational Programs for Seniors

Park Plaza, Multipurpose Room
6840 North Sacramento
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Weinberg
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Weinberg

Join us for lunch and an educational seminar!

Mental health is important for everyone, including those who are affected by Parkinson’s disease. Listen to our speakers discuss depression and mood disorders in PD, and what this may look like.

Presented by
Jennifer Wilson-Binotti, Psy.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychologist
Compassionate Neuropsychology, LLC

Educational Programs for Seniors
Weinberg

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

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

Presenter
Tamara Kushnir Groman, JD
CJE SeniorLife

This presentation will provide tools that can help start the conversation on how to plan for life’s medical and financial emergencies. These tools can help families and loved ones think about and communicate their wishes more clearly.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

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

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Community Engagement Programs
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Presented by
Tamara Kushnir Groman
CJE SeniorLife

Emergencies happen when we least expect them. Being prepared can help everything go more smoothly during an uncertain time. Join us to learn how to make your “Binder” of important life documents and other tips and tools for living a safe and full life.

  • Noon—Kosher Lunch: $10
  • 12:45–1:45 pm—Presentation: Free

RSVP By February 17 to Amber Wood 847.675.0951 or tbidirectorofops@gmail.com

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Temple Beth Israel
3601 W Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076
United States

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CEU Events
Educational Programs for Seniors

3 CEUs (LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, QIDP)
Free for adults with disabilities, older adults, family members, personal attendants and students.

Featured Speakers:

  • Noah Moskowitz
    Senior Housing Organizer
    ONE Northside
  • Cathleen O’Brien
    Community Development Organizer - Housing
    Access Living

Please join us for this event in recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month.

CEU Events
Educational Programs for Seniors

Beth Hillel Congregation B’nai Emunah
3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette, IL 60091
United States

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Adult Programs 65+
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Adult Programs 65+

Presenter
Nina Henry, LCPC, CADC
JCFS Chicago

As of January 1, 2020, the recreational use of marijuana will be legal. For some time now, the medical use of marijuana has been legal in Illinois. Many older adults have learned about the potential pain relief and other perceived benefits of marijuana. Some see it as an attractive alternative to opiates and other medications.

This presentation will explore the many important issues to be considered as older adults and our entire society attempts to grapple with these considerations.

Educational Programs for Seniors
Adult Programs 65+

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

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Linkages
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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 for Seniors
Linkages

Linkages
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Presented by
The Center for Disability & Elder 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).

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Educational Programs for Seniors
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3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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