Senior Services

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 and Referrals

Case Management and In-Home Assessments

Our staff provides a personalized, in-home assessment to help residents identify their supports and needs. Once assessed, residents are provided with resources and free or subsidized case management services to address the needs and challenges related to aging.

Eligibility
50+ years
Lives in Maine, Elk Grove, or Niles Townships

SeniorASK

Let “SeniorASK” provide you with valuable insights, solutions, and information gathered from our long history serving the needs of area residents.

 

Call our Senior ASK line now at 224-585-4383 or visit our SeniorASK webpage to learn more.

Housing Counseling

Navigating through the world of senior housing choices can be difficult. Our dedicated staff presents older adults and their families with care options, counseling, referrals, and facility information. Each individual’s needs, financial status, and healthcare issues all impact the overall plan. Our goal is to provide unbiased information needed to make the best choice. Learn more about Center of Concern’s Housing Services.

Connections to the Community

Telephone Reassurance

Our 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
5
0+ years
Lives in Maine, Elk Grove, or Niles Townships
Lives alone

Friendly Visiting

The Friendly Visitor program matches volunteers with isolated seniors looking for companionship and support. The volunteer visits the senior at least 1-2 times per month on a schedule that works for everyone. Friendly visitors converse, play games, and spend time with isolated older adults and may assist with light housekeeping, errands, prepare a meal or take a senior to a local event.

 

Eligibility
50+ years
Lives in Maine, Elk Grove, or Niles Townships
Must be assessed by staff

Intergenerational Programs

Our Intergenerational Programs connect seniors with students from local elementary, middle, and high schools. From pen pals to web/social media education, our intergenerational programming benefits all ages. To get involved with our Connecting for Good Program and other intergenerational initiatives click the link below.

 

Eligibility
50+ years
Registered for services

Current Events Discussion Group

The Current Events Discussion Group meets regularly to discuss current events and topics topics related to aging. These meetings are hybrid and occur twice weekly in-person at the Center of Concern office and via Zoom. Check our calendar for the next scheduled meeting, or call us at 847-823-0453 for more information.

Nutrition and Food

Lunch With Us

“Lunch with Us” is a senior lunch program which promotes the health and well-being of older adults in the community by providing nutritional meals and a variety of informative and educational programs. Residents throughout the Chicagoland area are invited to attend.

 

The meal is available to all people 60 years of age and older, and to their spouses regardless of age. A suggested donation of $2.00 per meal is greatly appreciated.

 

Learn more about this program on our Lunch With Us webpage.

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.

Education and Support

Senior Health Insurance Counseling

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 health insurance. They will also organize and assist in filing Medicare and Medicare Supplement claims and analyze Medicare Supplement and long-term care policies.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

The Center of Concern Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group is a safe place to learn, exchange strategies and tips, as well as meet other caregivers coping with Alzheimer’s or another 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 am to 12:00 pm at the Summit of Uptown (10 N. Summit Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068) and are open to anyone caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Flyer

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Flyer Spanish

 

Eligibility:

Primary caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia

Memory Cafe

The Memory Cafe program supports residents 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 Cafe webpage.

Successful Aging Seminars

These education seminars present on a variety of topics throughout the community. Learn more about the Center of Concern’s Successful Aging Seminars on our webpage.

Help at Home

Chore Housekeeping

The Center of Concern’s In-Home Chore program connects seniors with trained aides who assist with light housekeeping, grocery shopping, light meal preparation, laundry, and yard work.

 

Eligibility:
60+ years
Live in Maine, Niles, New Trier, Evanston, or Northfield Townships

Learn more about Chore Housekeeping on our webpage.

Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion Program (SCP) 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.

 

Learn more about the Senior Companion Program on our webpage.

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