Social Security information is available on the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration. Online services include applying for Social Security benefits, Medicare only and requesting a replacement Social Security card.
The Senior Service Coalition of Lake County represents agencies, senior centers, service providers and legislators who are working at the local, state and federal levels to improve the quality of life for older adults in Northern Illinois. Check their website for senior services and resources in the area.
Support services for seniors, The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) provides free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. SHIP maintains an annual Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide. Note: Ela 55+ Senior Resource Specialist Lisa Gaggiano is a certified SHIP counselor.
Senior Care Volunteer Network supports our senior neighbors who live independently by connecting them with volunteers to gain access to the community resources they require to maintain their dignity and quality of life at no cost. Call to see if eligible for service.
Ride Lake County will allow seniors and those with disabilities the ability to travel to where they need to go across the county and in some cases, beyond. Transportation for seniors and those with disabilities.
Compare plans and prices and find the right Medicare plan for individual needs. Dale Walenga is a licensed insurance agent, is a member of The Hope Collective and is recommended by the Encore Senior Ministry.
Medicare connects you to the Official U.S. Government site for Medicare. Here you can also navigate the Medicare plan finder tool safely and securely to help find the most cost-effective prescription drug plan to fit your needs.
The MISSION of the Illinois Department on Aging is to serve and advocate for older Illinoisans and their caregivers by administering quality and culturally appropriate programs that promote partnerships and encourage independence, dignity, and quality of life. Here you will find the application for the Benefit Access Program (formerly Circuit Breaker). Income eligible seniors and persons with disability can also apply for a license plate discount and ride free transit card.