The Senior Center has a Social Service staff ready to assist residents. Information and help can be provided in applying for federal, state and local programs including:
Benefit Access: License Plate Sticker Discount & RTA Senior Ride Free
Receiving these two benefits begins with filing ONE application: The Illinois Benefit Access Application. To be eligible you must be 65 or older, or over 16 and totally disabled; AND have a qualifying annual income. Applications must be submitted online. Make an appointment to learn more about the program and what documents are needed.
Secretary of State’s Office
Information and assistance is provided with driver’s licenses & registration sticker renewal, State ID and REAL ID.
Medicare and Social Security Information and Assistance
Our trained Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors are available by appointment to provide information and assistance navigating the Medicare and Social Security process and what you need to know to avoid penalties as well as one-on-one assistance with:
- Advantage Plans
- Medicare Savings Program
- Prescription Drug Plans/Part D
- Insurance Claims
Utility and Financial Assistance Programs
Information, screening and assistance provided applying for and maintaining eligibility for different programs such as:
- LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Asst Program) a federal/state program for those eligible to receive yearly credit on gas and electric bills.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food
- Prescription Drug Assistance
We have additional information on:
- Legal Services
- Elder Abuse
- Counseling Services
- Caregiving Resources
- Home services, repairs & improvements
- Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
For anyone looking for support as they go through any life change. Support Group meets Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00pm.