Resource Guide to Senior Services in Chicago

Thank you for checking out our resource guide to senior services in the Chicago area where you will find valuable links to services, organizations, and agencies that specialize in serving the senior population. 

Every individual’s circumstances are unique. It may take more than one agency or organization to address all your needs. Fortunately, Chicago offers a wide variety of services for seniors who need help. Our resource guide saves you the time of searching for just the right services. 

Here are links to senior services that serve Chicago and the surrounding areas:

AARP – Offers news, blog articles, and other information for people over the age of 50 who live anywhere in Illinois. 

Alzheimer’s Association Chapters in Illinois – Find local resources by location for people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. This is also a helpful site for caregivers and family members. 

American Bar Association-Commission on Law and Aging – An arm of the American Bar Association that specializes in elder law to ensure the legal rights of seniors. The group also advocates for the quality of care for older adults. 

American Society on Aging – An advocacy group that works to further the knowledge of senior care professionals and strengthen their skills. This group also advocates against the stigma surrounding aging and advocates for inclusion and equity for aging adults. 

Center for Disability and Elder Law – This center offers legal help for seniors who feel marginalized because of their age, disability, or poverty. Low-income seniors and people with disabilities in Cook County may qualify for free services.

Chicago Elder Law Aid and Pro Bono – A directory of elder law, legal aid, and pro bono legal services for seniors who need to get a legal consultation or representation. 


Chicago Housing Authority – This state authority offers assistance to Chicago senior residents in their search for senior-designated housing where seniors can enjoy a good quality of life. Coordinators and providers offer assessment services and referrals as well as activities for seniors. 

Chicago Senior Services – This agency connects seniors to federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, nutrition services, legal assistance, care coordination, and transportation assistance.

Coalition of Limited-English Speaking Elderly – An organization that offers professional interpretation and translation services to medical health plans (limited to the Chicago area).

Family Caregiver Resource Centers in Illinois – A state program that offers information, support services, programs, and location services for family caregivers. 

Find Senior Care and Services in Chicago IL | – A directory of senior services in Chicago including medical, memory care, day care, housing, financial planning, senior activities, and much more. 

Illinois Department on Aging – A resource director that offers a comprehensive list of senior service organizations throughout the state.


Illinois Medicaid – Information on the federal Medicaid program for people who are pregnant, blind, disabled, over age 65, or who care for a child under age 18. 

Illinois Medicare – Information on the federal Medicare program for seniors, people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Rendal Disease. 

Senior Blue Book – A free service that offers specialists to assist with housing, home health, and hospice needs. This site also offers a search engine for senior services by location.

Social Security Offices in Illinois – A listing of the physical locations of Social Security offices serving all geographical locations in Illinois. 

Veteran Homes in Illinois – Information on Veteran’s Homes and housing assistance for veterans in Chicago and in other parts of the state. 

As seniors age, their needs continually change for better or worse. Keep this guide handy and add resources to it so they are available at a glance no matter what services you need. 

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