Resources for Older Adults and Those Who Love Them
Just click on the highlighted text below to be linked to the website referenced. For general questions, call the Senior Helpline toll-free number: 800-252-8966.
Looking for a private caregiver in your home? Contact the Aging LifeCare Association.
Video Caregiving is a visual education center for family caregivers. Video Caregiving carries video-streamed segments of several videos that deal with many of the sensitive and challenging issues involved in family caregiving.
Metropolitan Family Services is the largest non-sectarian family service agency in Chicago. Metropolitan Family Services provides counseling to older adults and respite to caregivers. They help families meet the challenges and opportunities of later years.
North Shore Senior Center is based with Evanston/Skokie Valley Senior Services. North Shore Senior Center strives to foster the independence and well-being of older adults while enhancing their dignity and self-respect, essentially promoting all aspects of community participation. Celebrate seniors!
CJE's SeniorLife provides services to older adults in the Chicago area. SeniorLife enhances the lives of older adults and their families through a comprehensive network including housing, health care, community services, health and wellness education, life enrichment programs and applied research.
Connections for the Homeless helps to prevent homelessness and provides housing for the homeless. They also support people at risk to achieve long term self-sufficiency.
Senior Comunity Centers
PACE Bus Paratransit Services allows elders and those with disabilities to schedule rides for upcoming appointments or errands within the Pace bus route.
City of Evanston Subsidizied Taxicab Program offers a special low-cost taxicab service to Evanston seniors aged 65 years and older, as well as residents with ambulatory disabilities who are income-eligible.
Faith and Action Transportation Services At a time when our need to reach out to each other is greatest, FAITH IN ACTION EVANSTON, an interfaith volunteer program, stands ready to help in the Greater Evanston, Illinois community. Our trained volunteers provide free supportive services to frail, chronically ill, disabled, and lonely individuals of any age or economic status.
Skokie’s Home Delivered Meals Program deliver meals to the homebound.
Council for Jewish Elderly provides transportation services for elders to access essential destinations such as the grocery store and doctors' offices and social service agencies for appointments.
Northwestern Campus Kitchen partners with high schools, colleges and universities to share on-campus kitchen space, recover food from cafeterias and engage students as volunteers. The organization prepares and delivers meals to the community.
City of Evanston Handyman Program provides basic home maintenance repairs for those 62 years and older.
Rebuilding Together improves the homes and lives of low-income homeowners by providing free repair services and home improvements for those with the greatest need. Rebuilding Together enables them to remain in their homes and live in warmth, safety, dignity and independence.
Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly (HOME) serves seniors in a warm and caring manner by focusing on the whole person, not just the immediate problems he or she needs solved. For over 30 years, HOME has been committed to helping seniors in Chicago maintain independent and enriched lives within their communities.
Dominion Pest Control offers senior discounts.
Evanston Public Library provides Books on Wheels for those that love to read! No age restrictions.
Chicagoland Radio Information Service (CRIS Radio) provides daily readings of newspapers and periodicals including news stories, sales circulars and classified listings for listeners with a wide range of disabilities. With the extensive help of volunteers, we broadcast readings of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Defender, Daily Herald and many more local newspapers and magazines.
The Campus Kitchen at NU delivers meals and snacks to low-income housing for seniors. Call (847) 491-6925
Health and Safety Resources
The National Institutes of Health has an entire website dedicated to Senior Health. Check it out today!
Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF) provides free legal services from pension benefits to Medicaid/Medicare.
Age in Place provides resources and information to help you plan for your retirement and housing needs.
AgeOptions has recently published a helpful tookit to answer any questions about transitioning to Medicare. The Guide is geared toward individuals age 55-64.
How to Get Up After a Fall--MacGyver Style! Watch this video and learn how to help yourself in case of a fall.
Here is a helpful checklist of what to look for in a home so that it remains safe, accessible and comfortable for seniors.
Learn about exercise options as you age!