Eight percent of the 46th Ward residents are over the age of 65, and although this is a relatively small population group, there are a lot of resources and services available to seniors. 46th Ward specific events, such as the annual senior health fair, can be found on the calendar by clicking here. The following is a listing of resources offered by third party organizations, the City of Chicago, and Illinois:
Helpful Senior Specific Phone Numbers:
– Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC): 312-744-4016
– Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 866-800-1408
– Senior Helpline (IDOA): 800-252-8966
Illinois Department on Aging
Illinois’ department for seniors is a helpful resource that offers support and services to seniors, including legal counsel, protective services, and the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP). Click here for more information.
City Hall, Room 100
121 N. LaSalle
Senior Citizen Sewer Rebates
Rebates on water bills are available to residents 65 years of age or older. You must be the owner of the property you apply for and that must be your principal place of residence. You can find the application and more information at the City of Chicago Committee on Finance.
Senior Services/Area Agency on Aging
The City’s Senior Services Area Agency on Aging administers a variety of programs designed to address the diverse needs and interests of older Chicagoans, from those who are healthy and active, to those who are frail and home-bound. The agency operates six Regional Senior Centers that act as community focal points for information and assessment, and provide senior services in health and fitness, education and recreation, with the Northeast (Levy) Regional Senior Center serving the 46th Ward. There are approximately 300 senior citizen groups and clubs that participate in programs at the Northeast Senior Center.
Northeast (Levy) Senior Center
2019 W. Lawrence Avenue Chicago, IL 60625
Click here for more information.
Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly, H.O.M.E.
H.O.M.E.’s services include an upkeep and repair service to ensure seniors enjoy healthy and safe living conditions. A shopping bus assists seniors with transport to grocery stores where they have access to food and supplies that are essential to their well-being. H.O.M.E. also manages three affordable buildings where seniors choose between individual apartments or, for residents who need some assistance, shared living. H.O.M.E. also launched a new model of its moving program, which is a sustainable service that assists low-income seniors who need help moving.
1419 W Carroll Ave, Floor 2
Chicago, IL 60607-1149
Phone: (773) 921-3200
Fax: (312) 455-1500
For more information, click here.