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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. We are accepting new patients at all of our clinic locations or visit our Walk-In Clinic, no appointment needed.

Our services include:

The Journey Continues

Saturdays For LGBTQ Elders

The Journey Continues is a gender inclusive and affirming 16-week group process for LGBTQ adults age 50 and beyond. The purpose of the group is to explore the aging process specific to LGBTQ individuals, to build community in a safe environment and to support resilience and quality of life throughout the lifespan.
For more information, contact Hugh Cole at 773.572.8364 or via email at HughC@howardbrown.org.

Nurse’s Health Education about LGBT Elders (HEALE)

Aging LGBTQ adults experience compounded disparities and multiple barriers to high quality health care. As a result, nurses and providers who provide direct care require additional expertise to meet their needs. In response, Howard Brown Health experts developed the Nurses’ HEALE series, a 6-hour cultural competency curriculum consisting of the following main topics:

The HEALE curriculum was made possible through a collaborative partnership with Rush University’s Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program of Illinois (GWEP-I), funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Aging Well Newsletter

To stay up to date with all of the Howard Brown Health Aging Services programs and services, sign up to receive the monthly Aging Well newsletter. The newsletter provides timely information about local topics important to older adults and shares our calendar of events for the month. To sign up for the electronic newsletter, please email theagingproject@howardbrown.org or call 773-388-8894. If you prefer a prefer a paper copy of the newsletter, please include your mailing address in the email or voicemail.

Aging Services Case Management

The Aging Services Case Management program provides short-term medically focused case management services for patients who are over the age of 60 living with chronic health conditions and are in need of assistance managing health conditions or using health and insurance systems. The case management program includes a minimum of monthly phone check-ins, face-to-face contact every three months, and optional home visits. We are able to help patients navigate public benefits (SNAP, LIHEAP, Medicaid, and Medicare), obtain durable medical equipment and medication, and access services including food, transportation, emergency financial assistance, and referrals to vision and dental care.

Benefits Enrollment Center Service Program

The Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) service program provides education and benefits screening and application support to adults that are Medicare eligible and are living on fixed incomes. Individual services include completing a Benefits CheckUp screening which identifies local, state, and federal public benefit programs for which an individual may be eligible. Staff are then able to assist in applying for benefit programs. We provide support through the entire application and enrollment process to ensure participants are able to receive the benefits for which they are eligible.

In addition to individual case management and BEC services, the Aging Services Case Management team also offers several group and community programs and services, including support groups and workshops to educate and empower those who may be struggling to manage their chronic conditions or seeking out additional support networks.

Support Groups and Workshops

For more information about any of the programs and services offered by Howard Brown Health Aging Services, please contact the team at theagingproject@howardbrown.org or leave a voice mail at 773-388-8894.

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