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.

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
Linkages
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages

Presented by
Benjamin Rubin
Attorney
Rubin Law, A Professional Corporation

This presentation will provide an overview of the Illinois ABLE savings program. It will highlight eligibility criteria as well as how it’s different from special needs trusts. Until ABLE, people with disabilities remained trapped in a perpetual state of poverty in order to maintain their federal means-tested benefits.

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages

Linkages
3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages
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+

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

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+

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

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
Linkages
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Educational Programs for Seniors
Linkages

Presented by
Beth Daly
RTA Mobility Outreach Coordinator

The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • The benefits of using accessible travel on CTA, PACE, and Metra
  • How to plan trips on CTA, PACE and Metra
  • An overview of Ventra Services
  • Information on how to apply for a reduced fare or a ride free permit
  • People who are 65 or older, have a current IL state ID card or Drivers’License may apply for the Reduce Fare at the end of this presentation.

Printed materials will be provided.

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

Linkages is a unique program that provides information, support and referral services to older adults and their family members with disabilities.

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

Presented by
Dale LaPedus, M.S., LCPC

Rich social interactions are essential for human happiness and may also be key to your health and longevity. Learn strategies and methods to build and maintain social connectedness for your wellbeing.

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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
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
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
Crystal Home Health Care

It is a common assertion of mental health treatment providers that the best way to treat psychiatric issues is through a combination of “talk therapy” and psychotropic medications. This presentation will look at the anticipated benefits of these medications and explain the scientific evidence for expectations of benefit.

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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
-
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.