Saint Anthony Hospital's Senior Wellness Program offers a variety of free services for individuals 55 years of age and older.
Accessible health, nutrition, exercise, and insurance information is increasingly important to older adults, seniors, and members of their families, who are often their part-time caregivers. Yet information about providers, programs, services, resources, and preventive care is overwhelming, confusing, and fairly inaccessible. Because many federal, state, and city programs overlap, older adults and seniors need help understanding what services are available and whether they qualify, according to the Illinois Department on Aging.
Saint Anthony Hospital's Senior Wellness Program is one of the few programs in the city where older adults and seniors work with a counselor one-on-one, developing an individual connection for information on benefits, health insurance, and community-based services. The staff of our Senior Wellness Program engage both English- and Spanish-speaking seniors to help them understand the information, services, benefits, and programs that exist to help them maintain and improve their physical health and emotional well-being.
Senior Wellness Program benefits include:
- Insurance counseling, including Medicare and Medicaid
- Benefit Access Program, formerly known as the Circuit Breaker Program
- Energy assistance
- Senior Companion Program, coordinated by the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
Educational classes include:
- Aging well and diseases related to aging
- Medical management
- Crime prevention
- Senior resources, including government benefits and housing information
Fun events include:
- Senior Breakfast Club
- Senior Prom
- Senior Advisory Council
- Senior volunteer service
For more information or to access any of our Senior Wellness services, call our program manager directly at 773.484.4268.