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Seniors BingoSeniors are important members of our community with a large number of seniors living in the 1st Ward.  Alderman Moreno works to ensure that seniors have the highest quality of life.  Whether seniors live independently, in apartment complexes, or in assisted living facilities resources are available to help assist them on any and all age-related issues or services.  Alderman Moreno meets with seniors regularly and sets aside special meeting times where he can go to visit and speak with seniors. 

The City of Chicago’s Department of Aging along with social service agencies throughout the city assist seniors with a wide range of services including transportation, recreational activities, health and financial concerns as well as housing.  Make sure visit the Department of Aging for a full list of programs and other valuable resources for seniors.

Learn more about senior programs:

  • General Resources
  • Health and Safety
  • Housing and Property Taxes
  • Senior Facilities
  
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  • The CHA Resident Coordinator Program
    Provides full-time CHA Resident Coordinators to public senior housing facilities throughout the city. Resident Coordinators ensure that residents in senior public housing have all the services and benefits they are eligible to receive, and make arrangements to ensure residents live comfortably.

  • Case Management Services 
    A program provided by Chicago’s Department on Aging that provides seniors with legal advice, household chores, adult daycare, home-delivered meals, housing relocation assistance, and many more services.

  • Mayor Daley’s Life Long Learner’s Program
    Offers seniors weekly continuing education classes through the Senior Centers located throughout the Chicagoland area. The Life Long Learner’s Program offers classes such as dance, art appreciation, child development, and foreign language. Seniors who have obtained a high school diploma or GED may use Life Long Learner’s classes to work towards basic certification. Those who do not have a diploma or GED may contact Mayor Daley’s Life Long Learner’s Program for tutoring when working towards a GED. Classes are free to seniors who are over 60 years of age.

  • The Central West Regional Center is a senior center that offers classes, parties, trips, fitness programs, and other recreational activities.  Please call the center for more information about the regional center.
    • Central West Regional Center
      2102 W. Ogden Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60612
      p: (312) 746-5300
      TTY: (312) 746-5887

  • Mayor Daley’s Senior Shuttle Service
    Provides groups of seniors with transportation to nearby Aldi, Dominick’s, or Jewel food stores. Please contact the Department on Aging for more information on shuttle services.

  • The Department on Aging’s Transportation Service
    Offers eligible seniors door-to-door transportation service at reduced rates, transportation to seniors for daily errands, and medical transportation for seniors who need to receive life-sustaining treatments.
  
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  • Mayor Daley’s Senior Well-Being Task Force
    An association of volunteers and community agencies that provide services for and advocate on behalf of seniors in Chicago. If you or any other senior you know is at risk, please dial 311 to be connected to the Well-Being Task Force.

  • Mayor Daley’s Senior Save
    This program is designed to help residents who are 60 and over obtain valuable merchant discounts from restaurants and retail shops all over Chicago. To obtain an application for a membership card please call the Department of Aging or fill out the application online.
    Email: seniorsave@cityofchicago.org

  • Mail Order Pharmacy Refill
    A program that allows seniors to receive their prescriptions through the mail instead of picking them up at the pharmacy.
    p: (800) 458-0501

  • SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program)
    SHIP offers free one-on-one counseling to seniors on subjects such as Medicare, Medigap, supplementary insurance coverage, prescription drug programs, prescription drug cards, and resolving health insurance billing disputes. Please call SHIP’s North Milwaukee Avenue office to schedule and appointment with a counselor near the 1st Ward.
    • Central West Center
      2102 W. Ogden Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60612 
      p: (312) 746-5300
      TTY: (312) 746-0321

  • Benefits Checkup
    A service offered through the City of Chicago’s Department of Aging where Chicago residents, ages 60 and over, can find out about state and federal programs such as energy assistance, financial assistance, housing, transportation, legal assistance programs, and more that are offered to seniors.
    Email:  Benefitscheckup@cityofchicago.org

  • PIE (Pension Information Effort Program) 
    A program sponsored by the Chicago Department on Aging that helps inform seniors of pension benefits they may be eligible for. Call PIE counselors if you have questions about an employer who is not fulfilling their pension obligations, has moved, closed, been bought out by another company, or if you need help understanding your pension documents.

  • CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy)
    CAPS is a partnership with the Chicago Police Department and residents to reduce crime.  Certain CAPS officers meet and discuss issues specifically with seniors and at senior facilities.
    • CAPS Officer – 14th District
      Toni Robles
      2150 N. California
      p: (312) 744-8290

  • Elder Abuse Hotline
    Please call this hotline if you suspect that a senior citizen is or may be abused, neglected, or financially exploited, please call the hotline immediately.
    • Elder Abuse Hotline
      p: (800) 252-8966
      TTY: (312) 252-434
    • Nursing Home Elder Abuse Hotline
      p: (800) 252-8966
      TTY: (312) 744-7836

  • The Ombudsman Program 
    A program designed to protect the rights of seniors who are living in nursing homes, assisted living, shared housing, supported living, and other long-term care facilities. Ombudsman will make regular visits to care facilities, receive investigate and resolve complaints, assist with the development and implementation of federal, state, and local laws that affect long-term care facilities and more. 
    p: (312) 744-7836
    TTY: (312) 744-677
  
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  • Casa Central
    This nonprofit organization that provides a number of services to senior citizens in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago.
  • Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA)
    This program
    offers the H-Rail program to low-income seniors who are 60 years of age or older. H-Rail provides qualifying seniors with free minor home repairs assistance.
    • H-Rail
      Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
      2550 W. 47th Street
      Chicago, IL  60609 
      Contact: Pablo Medina - Phone: (773) 278-5669 Fax: (773) 253-4416
      Contact: Sylvia Melecio - Phone: (773) 276-5338 ext. 224 / Fax: (773) 471-8206
    • H-Rail
      Latin United Community Housing Association
      3541 W. North Ave.
      Chicago IL, 60647   

  • Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (HOME)
    This organization provides housing and repair services for Chicago residents who are 62 years of age or older.
    • Pat Crowley House
      5414B W. Roosevelt Rd.
      Chicago, IL 60644-1483
      Phone: (773) 921-3200
      Fax: (773) 921-1332
      info@homeseniors.org
    • Nathalie Salmon House
      7320 N. Sheridan Rd.
      Chicago, IL 60626
      Phone: (773) 262-3308
      Fax: (773) 262-1866

  • Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Exemption
    The  Cook County Assessor’s Office offers an assessment freeze exemption that allows seniors to slow the appreciating value of their property while surrounding properties continue to appreciate at a faster rate.  Make sure to apply as seniors can recieve significant savings on their property tax bill.
    Cook County Assessor's Office
    p: (312) 443-7550
  
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Lathrop Elderly Apartments
2717 N. Leavitt St.
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 248-5342

Campbell Terrace Apartments
2061 N. Campbell Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (773) 486-3666

Wicker Park Apartments
1414 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 782-4329

Wicker Park Apartments Annex
2020 W. Schiller St
Chicago, IL 60622

Linden House at St. Elizabeth's
2315 W. Le Moyne
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone : (773) 276-6031

  
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Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno: 2058 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 p: (773) 278-0101 f: (773) 278-2541