Advance Directives

Caregiver Support

Respite Care (Currently only available through health care insurance)

Support Groups

General Caregiving Support Groups
Co-sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association of Greater IL
University of Chicago Medicine Outpatient Senior Health Center
7101 S. Exchange Ave.
1st Thursday of each month, 1:00-2:30

Advocate Medical Group Hyde Park
1301 E. 47th Street
Last Thursday of each month, 5:30

Rush University Medical Center
Tower AB Dick Conference Room
1620 W. Harrison St., Third Floor, Suite 03510
2nd Monday of each month, 6-7:30

Advocate Medical Group Oak Lawn
4440 W. 95th Street
3rd Friday, 3pm

Caregiver Support Groups through the Department of Family and Support Services
KROC Center
1250 W. 119th St.
3rd Tuesday of each month, 12:30 pm

Southwest Regional Center
6117 South Kedzie
1st Saturday of each month, 9:30 am

Art Therapy

Gold Mind Arts and Patient Support


LINK Card (SNAP) Online Application

Woodlawn DHS Family Community Resource Center
915 E 63rd St
Chicago, IL 60637 Map

Farmers Market
61st Street Farmers Market, Every Saturday
61st & Dorchester, doubles up to $25 of food stamps, also accepts senior farmers market coupons
Market Overview

Seniors Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
1965 W Pershing Rd., Chicago, IL 60609
The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmer’s markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs.

Mathers – More Than a Cafe
33 E. 83rd Street, Chicago, IL 60619

Golden Diners Program (hot lunches)
Southeast Atlas Regional Center
1767 E. 79th Street

Southwest Regional Center 6117 South Kedzie

SMCNP Food Distribution Sites (through Catholic Charities)

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (Cook County Suburbs Only)

Housing / Long Term Care

Nursing homes/ Rehabilitation Facilities

Chicago Nursing Home Search

Quickly find nursing homes in your neighborhood, ranked by quality.


Symphony Post Acute Network

Senior Housing

Villa Guadalupe
3201 E 91st St, Chicago, IL 60617

Victory Centre of South Chicago
9233 South Burley Avenue

TRC Wabash
346 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615

Assisted Living

Victory Centre of South Chicago
3251 E. 92nd Street

Renaissance Symphony Post-Acute Network


Resources to get hospice set up in your home

Hospice & Palliative Care Services

Journey Care

Rainbow Hospice

Aging in Place

Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors

CEDA Home Energy Assistance Program (one time energy assistance)
208 S. LaSalle St, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60604

Chicago Hyde Park Village


ADA Paratransit Service (PACE)

  • Request an application
  • Pick up application
  • When finished, call the number they give you and they will come do an in home assessment to determine your eligibility (keep application)

Eligibility for PACE Paratransit Service:

  • Have a disability as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Be unable, as a result of your disability, to utilize fixed-route transportation
  • Be unable to travel to or from a bus stop or rail station due to a disability

Reduced Fare Program
RTA Reduced Fare Permit (CTA, Metra & Pace)
Online Application

In Person Application Sites

Free Ride Program
IL Department on Aging, Benefit Access, free rides
Online Application


Silver Sneakers (through Medicare Insurance, free gym memberships)

University of Chicago Community Fitness Program (free fitness classes at the Museum of Science and Industry)

Chicago Fitness Plus Program
S.E. Senior Center 1767 E. 79th Street

S.W. Senior Center 6117 South Kedzie Avenue

All locations and information


Mathers (café with a variety of activities, lectures, fitness classes, computer classes, etc.)

Arts and Aging

Gold Mind Arts

Continuing Education Courses

Northwestern University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (financial assistance, scholarships available)

University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies (financial assistance, scholarships available)

Free First Friday Lectures

Senior Centers

Atlas Center
1767 E. 79th Street

Medical Support

St. Bernard Primary Care
326 West 64th St.
Chicago, Illinois 60621

Siona Health Care (breast care and women’s health)

The University of Chicago Medical Center
5758 S. Maryland, Suite 2B
Chicago, IL

1767 E. 79th Street

Athletico (physical therapy)
Insurance Information
List of Services

State and Local Services

Illinois Department on Aging Benefit Check Up Can help with:

  • Taxes
  • Energy Assistance
  • Financial Assistance
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Health
  • Legal
  • Support Services

Online Application

Call toll-free:
1-800-252-8966 or 1-888-206-1327 (TTY)
Note: Have your Social Security number ready when you call.

Medical Insurance Counseling (free service)

Miscellaneous Support Groups

For grandparents raising their grandchildren:
TRC Senior Village
346 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615
Contact: Sean Dolan at 773-891-4143

LGBT Supports (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)

Affinity Community Services

Trail Blazers Group for adults over the age of 60

Office: 1424-1428 E. 53rd St. Suite 306 Chicago, IL 60615

Phone: 773-324-0377


Howard Brown Health 63rd Street

Services include:

  • Chronic disease management, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart conditions, arthritis, and diabetes
  • Care consultations
  • Memory evaluation and care
  • Bone care and osteoporosis evaluation
  • HIV/STI testing and treatment
  • Infectious disease care, including HIV and hepatitis

Application for sliding scale payments: slidingscaleapplication_howardbrown