The mission of Senior Services is to provide quality services and programs to the older adults of Schaumburg Township while maintaining independence and dignity. Senior Services serves residents who are 55 years of age and older.
Senior Services staff are available to assist Schaumburg Township residents with a variety of services and programs. Staff members also maintain extensive resources and provide information and referrals on a variety of issues. Senior Services can be reached at 847-285-4541.
Please call Senior Services if you are interested in or would like more information about any of the following services. To ensure we can provide residents the assistance they need, appointments are required
Senior Services staff can help screen you for public benefits and provide information, referrals and assistance. Staff are trained in Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, and more!
Benefit Access Program
Through the Illinois Department on Aging, seniors 60 and older may qualify for a license plate fee discount and free rides on all fixed-route regularly scheduled busses, trains and public transit systems.
Disability Services staff are available to assist residents with several CEDA’s programs.
Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
Senior Health Insurance Program is a free statewide insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. Whether you’re new to Medicare or have been using it for decades, Senior Services staff are available to provide you free, unbiased counseling on Medicare benefits including:
Senior Services staff are available to do Medicare presentations for your agency or community group. Presentations can be done in-person or virtually depending on your needs. Please call Becky Cordes, Director of Senior and Disability Services at 847-285-4541 for more information.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp program, is a federal program designed to help people with limited income increase their ability to purchase food. Income guidelines apply. Read more
Senior Will Program
Senior Services’ Will Program provides Township senior residents the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Chicago Bar Association accredited attorney for the purpose of creating a living will, simple will, and/or powers of attorney at a significantly reduced cost. This program is not for trust documents. Participating attorneys donate their time and only charge a small fee for document preparation. This very popular program is by appointment only and books out several months in advance.
Do you have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B, as well as Medicaid with no spend down? If so and you are aged 21 or older, you are eligible for the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) that allows you to access all of your benefits in one plan.
MMAI covers prescription drugs, nursing home services, and certain services to help people stay in their homes through the Community Care Program, Home Services Program, or Supportive Living Facilities. It also includes services such as dental, vision, and transportation services and may include benefits for OTC medications, gym memberships, and incentives for receiving preventative healthcare services. All MMAI plans also include care coordination, which can help with managing chronic health conditions and scheduling appointments.
MMAI plans will not cost more than your regular Medicare and Medicaid coverage and most plans will cover all services at no cost to you.
The Township’s Senior Services and Disability Services staff are certified Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselors and are able to help walk you through your options with MMAI. Call us at 847-285-4541 to schedule an appointment today. All appointments can be done over the phone.
The seniors ride free program is sponsored by RTA and is available for Illinois residents aged 65+ who reside in the RTA service regions of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will County. Seniors are eligible for free transit on fixed routes operated by Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Metra and Pace.
Please contact Disability & Senior Services to learn more about this program at 847-285-4541.
You will need an Illinois government-issued state ID and/or driver’s license to verify age and residency. Applicants must qualify for the Benefit Access Program to be eligible for the Senior Ride Free Program.
Senior Services can take a photo at your appointment. You may choose to bring in your own 2″ x 2″ passport-sized photo.
In approximately 3-4 weeks you will receive in the mail at your home address your Senior Ride Free Card.
Senior Services hosts a variety of activities for Schaumburg Township residents. There are routine drop-in classes and exercise classes held each week. We also host day trips and educational workshops.
Programming options are always changing and growing! Check our newsletter and the township calendar for the most up-to-date information.
We welcome suggestions and ideas for our programming. If you have an idea, please call 847-285-4541.
The SCSC is a nine-member volunteer group that serves as an advisory council to Senior Services and the Township Board of Trustees. There is currently one vacancy on the Committee. For more information, please click here or contact Becky Cordes, Director of Senior and Disability Services at email@example.com
Senor Services offers two ways to stay up to date on the latest information:
We are always looking for volunteers to support Senior Services! If you have a unique talent or skill and would like to lead a class or workshop, please contact us. We utilize volunteers in the following ways:
If you would like more information on our volunteer opportunities, please contact Kim Kettel at 847-285-4541.
The Township hosts several support groups on a monthly basis. For more details and up-to-date information on the groups, please click here.
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