Aging Services Programs

We provide care for every stage of your life.

Howard Brown Health is committed to helping LGBTQ seniors care for their mind, body and soul. Our board certified staff specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and disability in older adults. We also offer educational programs that strengthen social ties and cultural competency training for nurses and healthcare professionals who serve older LGBTQ adults.

For questions or more information on the program and service offerings for older LGBTQ adults, please contact the Aging Services program at 773.388.8894 or theagingservices@howardbrown.org.

AGING SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD

The Aging Services Advisory Board is a volunteer group of patients, community members, and staff committed to helping Howard Brown Health meet the health and wellness needs of older adults.

VISION STATEMENT: Howard Brown Health envisions a world where people live engaged, empowered, and fulfilling lives as they age and no one dies alone.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Aging Services Advisory Board (ASAB) exists to assert the needs, priorities, and preferences of older adults within Howard Brown Health and the communities we serve. We are committed to being a leader in bridging the gaps in access to care for aging LGBTQ and gender expansive adults in achieving physical, emotional, financial, and social wellness through affirming intergenerational care.

To apply to be a member of the ASAB, please call or email The Aging Project at 773.388.8894 or theagingproject@howardbrown.org. Applications for the ASAB are open year-round and will be reviewed throughout the year.

AGING SERVICES CASE MANAGEMENT

The Aging Services Case Management program provides short-term medically focused case management services for patients over the age of 60 living with chronic health conditions and in need of help managing health conditions or using healthcare and insurance systems.

We are able to help you:

If you are interested in talking with an Aging Services case manager, ask your Howard Brown provider for a referral, send an email to theagingproject@howardbrown.org or call Howard Brown at 773.388.1600 and ask to speak to a member of the Aging Services Case Management team.

AGING WELL NEWSLETTER

The Aging Well newsletter includes health and wellness topics of interest, information on Howard Brown Health programs and services, and staff and community member highlights. A calendar of upcoming events is included in each newsletter. We share the newsletter by email every month and we are able to mail paper copies upon request.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, please send an email with your full name and preferred email address to theagingproject@howardbrown.org. If you are interested in receiving a paper copy, please leave a voicemail at 773.388.8894, including your full name and mailing address.

BENEFITS ENROLLMENT SUPPORT (BES)

The Benefits Enrollment Specialist is available to assist patients and community members in applying for and accessing benefits. The BES program focuses on access to public benefits including Medicaid, Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs), Medicare Part D Extra Help/LIS, SNAP, and related public benefit programs.

You will complete a Benefits CheckUp screening to identify programs and services for which you may be eligible. Once the screening is complete, the BES can then help you complete the application and enrollment process for programs.

COMPLEX CARE CASE MANAGEMENT

(Coming Soon)

MATTER OF BALANCE

Have you experienced recent falls? Has a fear of falling affected your daily living? If so, consider joining our Matter of Balance workshop. Matter of Balance is a ten-week, evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Through group activities, including light exercise and stretching, the workshop helps to build confidence and strength, helping to increase abilities to complete activities of daily living and to engage more with the outside community.

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH AND TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR DIABETES

Is a chronic illness stopping you from doing the things you love? Do you want a new social group that understands living with a chronic disease?  Then Take Charge is for you! 

Take Charge of Your Health (TYCH) is a six-week workshop that educates and empowers participants through a variety of fun, engaging activities. Each session covers important self-management tools like physical activity, stress management, social support systems and nutrition.

Each participant creates a personalized action plan focusing on their goals and interests. The group meets for two and a half hours weekly and is led by two trained facilitators who have personal experience with chronic health conditions. All interested individuals are invited to attend, whether you have a chronic illness or care for someone with a chronic illness.

Another workshop, Take Charge of Your Diabetes (TCYD), was designed specifically for individuals living with diabetes who would like to build skills to increase self-management. You can control your chronic condition and we are here to help.

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