Multi-Service Sites & Community Centers
Center on Halsted
Lunch Programs, Social Groups, Support Groups, Case Management, SAGEWorks Employment Program, Mental Health, STD Testing, Housing, HIV Support, Gentle Yoga, Trans and Gender-nonconforming Programs, Women’s Programs, GED Program.
3656 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613
Northeast Levy Senior Center
Caregiver Resources, Computer Classes, Language Classes, Fitness Center & Programs, On-site Medical Professional visits (Nurse, Dietitian, and Pharmacist), Information & Assessment, Social Activities, Events, Parties, Benefits Assistance.
2019 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Neighborhood and Social Groups
Lincoln Park Village
Lincoln Park Village is an innovative, not-for-profit membership community that connects members 50+ to each other and to trusted resources so they can lead vibrant, secure later lives. We are volunteer-based and respond to each member’s interests and needs. Members value a unique array of programs and activities; the security of knowing someone is there to help; and a social network to last a lifetime. Our Member-Plus program enables all neighbors regardless of income, to join and integrate fully into Village life. By leveraging the talents, wisdom and skills of older adults, we have become an important asset to our communities and to each other. Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Lincoln Park Village is “at the forefront of the nationwide Village movement.” Together, we are inventing a new future for older adults in America.
2502 N. Clark Street, #225, Chicago, 60614
Neighborhood Dining, Sunday Brunches, Potluck Dinners, Gourmet Dining, Wine and Cheese Parties, Bicycling, Bowling, Stage Plays, Movies, Bar Nights, Pinochle, Hearts, Computer Shoptalk, AIDS Walk Chicago, Chicago Historical Tours, and Vacation Tours.
Affinity Trailblazers Group
Group serving LGBTQ adults 60 and older aimed at providing community and information. Aimed at serving lesbian, bisexual, trans, and LGBTQ youth of African descent, and broader LGBTQ and black communities, Affinity also supports civic engagement, health & wellness, leadership development, immigrant justice, HIV prevention.
1424-28 E. 53rd Street, Suite 306
Chicago, IL 60615
Housing and Residential Resources
Brightview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Telemedicine, Short Term Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing Services.
Specialty Care With:
• Alzheimer’s & Dementia
• Cardiac Care
• Orthopedic Care
• Respite Care
• Wound Care
4538 N. Beacon St., Chicago, IL 60640
H.O.M.E. – Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly
Housing, assistance with daily life, meal programs, community engagement, activities, fitness, computer room (Varies by location).
H.O.M.E. manages three inter-generational housing sites with apartments dedicate to older adults as well as families. Resident assistants offer support with daily tasks as needed and organize activities for all residents. Two sites feature “Good Life” residences for seniors needing more support, with “Privacy when you want it. Assistance when you need it.”
1419 W Carroll Ave, Floor 2 Chicago, IL 60607-1149
Care Coordination Services
The Care Plan
Services Provided: Care Consultation & Management to plan for immediate or more urgent health and aging needs and My Care Map, a comprehensive package to guide you through each phase of aging. Sliding-scale available, self-pay only (check, cash), hours billed bi-monthly.
City and State Service Information
City of Chicago Senior Services
A homepage with links to senior services provided by the City of Chicago to seniors 60 and older. Includes public aid/child care, assisted living information, pest control/removal, benefits checkups, assisted living information, housing information, homeless support, and other civic and medical resources. Visit www.cityofchicago.org or call 312.744.4016 for more information.
Illinois Department on Aging
A homepage with links to senior services provided by the state to seniors 60 and older. Includes disability benefits access application, medical/nutritional/caregiving/other community services , links to community partners, help with advocacy and abuse, organization and resource locators, and insurance information. Visit www.illinois.gov/aging or call 1.800.252.8966, 1.888.206.1327 (TTY) for more information.
National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC)
The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance and training to the 53 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional (local) programs. The Center’s objectives are to enhance the skills, knowledge, and management capacity of the State programs to enable them to handle residents’ complaints and represent resident interests (individual and systemic advocacy). For more information, visit http://ltcombudsman.org/ or call 202.332.2275.
Advocacy, Research, and News
Windy City Times
Local LGBTQ news at windycitytimes.com
National LGBTQ Task Force
News about Local, State, and Federal activism and advocacy at www.thetaskforce.org
LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN)
LAIN is a subgroup of the Aging Society of America (ASA). Visit their website for trainings, news, and other resources for older adults and the professionals serving them. www.asaging.org/lain
Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders (SAGE)
National advocacy organization for older LGBQ adults. Their site contains news, research, and additional resources, including a search tool for locating affiliate organizations. www.sageusa.org
The homepage for LGBTQ News and advocacy hosted by AARP. Visit www.aarp.org for more information.
National Center on Elder Abuse
The NCEA is one of 27 Administration on Aging-funded Resource Centers. The NCEA is the place to turn to for up-to-date information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The Center provides information to policy makers, professionals in the elder justice field,and the public. Visit www.ncea.aoa.gov or call 855-500-3537.
Note: NCEA IS NOT AN ABUSE REPORTING AGENCY. TO REPORT ABUSE OF AN ELDER OR DISABLED ADULT, PLEASE CALL THE ELDER HELP LINE AT 1.866.800.1409, 1-888.206.1327 (TTY).
National Association of Nutritional and Aging Service Programs
The National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) is a national membership organization for persons across the country working to provide older adults healthful food and nutrition through community-based services. Visit nanasp.org or call 202.682.6899 for more information.
Trans and Gender-nonconforming Resources
A national online transgender medical consultation service that offers health care providers up-to-date transgender clinical information and individualized case consultation across a broad range of clinical transgender issues. TransLine is staffed by expert medical providers from LGBT clinics from around the nation who can help you provide the best possible care to your transgender patients. Visit project-health.org/transline or call 415.901.7108 for more information.
Federal Benefits Homepage
Search for federal benefits you may be eligible for at www.benefits.gov.
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging to help locate senior care services near you. Visit www.eldercare.gov or call 800.677.1116 for more information.
A website aimed at helping older LGBTQ adults find community organizations service LGBTQ communities of all ages. www.lgbtcenters.org or call 954.765.6024 for more information.