Social Services Blog

Coronavirus Resources–August 2020

Photo by Retha Ferguson on Below is an updated listing of Coronavirus resources as of August 10th, 2020. Have more tips or resources to share? Please email Grocery Store Status by Neighborhood Eviction Protection The State of Illinois has extended its eviction moratorium through August 22. If your landlord is threatening or… Continue reading Coronavirus Resources–August 2020

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program: Information for Summer 2020

Photo by Jo Kassis on The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program begins July 10th, 2020 and ends October 31st, 2020. RADC study participants who are interested in this program should contact Charon Cannon, MSW, LSW as a referral completetion is needed to participate in this program. Participating Markets by County: farmers-markets-by-county_6.19.20Download roadsidestands_by_countyDownload

COVID-19 Community Resources

Photo by Edward Jenner on Here are a few links for community resources to assist participants during the COVID-19 pandemic: City of Chicago's Website SHARE Network DuPage County Indiana Wisconsin South Side Weekly

Tax Preparation Information for Seniors

It is that time of year preparation season. This year's deadline is Wednesday, April 15th, 2020. Below are ways seniors can receive assistance with tax preparation: Photo by Pixabay on Seniors can set up an appointment at a local Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC). There are 14 locations in Illinois this year and they… Continue reading Tax Preparation Information for Seniors

Home Visit Tips for RAs & Nurses

When entering a participant’s home, you are entering their personal space. Being aware of your surroundings is important and it a part of being safe in the community. Here are some tips to consider when making home visits: Become a “minimalist.” When entering the home, the less personal items you are taking in with you,… Continue reading Home Visit Tips for RAs & Nurses

Medicare Changes 2020

Photo by Nashua Volquez on          Medicare Open Enrollment is Here...Changes in 2020 Medicare open enrollment began October 15th and continues through December 7th. This year, Medicare has made changes to its guidelines that regulate prescription-drug coverage, alter out-of-pocket costs, and added new benefits for new consumers in the Medicare Advantage Plans offered by… Continue reading Medicare Changes 2020