Older Adult Services

The Center of Concern’s experienced Case Managers and trained volunteers provide quality services to older adults and people with disabilities. We offer a variety of programs to help older adults live with dignity and independence

Case Management

Social workers provide assessments to evaluate needs arrange for services, and monitor ongoing wellness. Our staff a personalized, in-home assessment to help residents identify their supports and needs. Once assessed, residents are provided with resources and case management services to address the needs and challenges related to aging. Eligibility 50+ year old and living in Main, Elk Grove, or Niles Townships

Telephone Reassurance

The Telephone Reassurance program is a well-being check for lonely or isolated seniors. Calls from trained volunteers connect seniors to our community through daily conversations that improve quality of life, Eligibility: 50+ years old; live in Main, Elk Grove, or Nile Townships; lives alone.

Friendly Visitors

The Friendly Visitor program matches volunteers with isolated seniors looking for companionship and support. The volunteers visits the client at least 1-2 times per month on a mutually agreeable schedule. Friendly visitors talk, play games, and spend time with isolated older adults and may assist with light housekeeping, errands, preparing a meal or taking a senior to a local event. Eligibility 50+ old, living in Main, Elk Grove, or Niles Townships; must have assessment completed by Center of Concern staff.

Senior Companionship Program (SCP)

The Senior Companion Program provides individuals who are at least 55 years of age, reside in Suburban Cook County, and have an income at or below 200% of the poverty income guidelines with meaningful volunteer opportunities within their communities in exchange for a small stipend payment. Learn more about this AmeriCorps program on our Senior Companionship Program webpage.

Lunch With Us

This weekday program provides meals to promote the health and wellbeing of older adults through nutritious food and informative educational programs. Meals are available to anyone age 60+ plus their spouses regardless of age. Learn how to participate on our Lunch With Us webpage.

Memory Cafe

The Memory Café program supports people living with dementia and their care partners. Residents will find new friendships and support through a variety of activities centered on education, art, dance, and music therapy. Learn more about dates, times, and locations on our Memory Café Webpage

Chore Housekeeping

The In-Home Chore program connects older adults with trained aides who assist with light housekeeping, grocery shopping, light meal preparation, laundry and yard work. Eligibility: 60+ years old; living in Main, Niles, New Trier, Evanston, or Northfield Township. Learn more on our Chore Housekeeping webpage

Senior Health Insurance Counseling (SHIP)

Our Trained volunteers give objective information and counseling about Medicare, SHIP, and MMAI to help you understand your specific rights and options. The Volunteer counselors do not sell or solicit any type of insurance and are trained to educate consumers and answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement, The Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative, long-term care insurance., Medicare HMOs, private fee-for-service and other heath insurance. They will also organize and assist in filing Medicare and Medicare Supplements claims and analyze Medicare Supplement and long-term care policies. Call 847-823-0453 for an appointment

(This program is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award with 100% funding by ACL/HHS,. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by AACL/HHS or the U.S Government)

Senior ASK: Accessing Services and Knowledge

Clients receive effective and unbiased answers by phone or email that provide valuable insights, solutions, and information gathered from our long history serving the needs of are residents. Visit our Senior ASK webpage for more information

Dementia Caregivers Support Group

The Center of Concern Dementia Caregiver Support Group is a safe place to learn, exchange strategies and tips, as well as meet other caregivers coping with dementia. The group meets once per month and is facilitated by trained staff. The free meetings take place every second Monday of the month from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Summit of Uptown (10 N. Summit Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068) and are open to anyone caring for someone with dementia.

Dementia Caregivers Support Group Flyer

Eligibility:
Primary caregiver of someone with dementia

Successful Aging Seminars

These workshops are free and open to the public to provide education for older adults on a variety of relevant topics. Visit the Successful Aging Seminars webpage to learn more about upcoming events.

Wits Workout

Boost your cognitive function and memory while reconnecting with neighbors in this interactive program of brain puzzles and discussion starters. This program is held in person at the Park Ridge Library. Please visit Park Ridge Library or call 847-825-3123 for a schedule and to register for this free class.

August 2023 Wits Workout Survey Results

Grocery Delivery

Volunteers are matched with clients to meet their grocery shopping needs. Volunteer shoppers communicate with clients to create their shopping list, shop, and deliver the groceries to the client’s home. Clients pay for their own groceries. Remote volunteer opportunities are available via online grocery shopping services as well.

Outdoor Chores

The Center of Concern hosts Community Service Days every spring and fall where teams of volunteers provide outdoor chore services such as garden clean up, weed pulling, and window washing. Eligibility: Current Center of Concern client