Quick Links - Aging Issues

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Location: Elwood, IL
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEMs/nchp/abrahamlincoln.asp
Phone: 815.423.9958
The 982-acre cemetery dedicated in 1999 will serve veterans in the Chicago metropolitan area and can accommodate both casketed and cremated remains.
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Administration on Aging
Location: Washington, DC; Chicago, IL
Website: www.aoa.gov
Phone: 202.619.0724
AoA is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns.
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Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
Location: Joliet, IL
Website: www.alzheimers-illinois.org
Phone: 815.744.0804
Provides education and support to Alzheimer's victims and their families to lessen the physical and emotional burden placed on the caregiver and patient.
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American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.aarp.org/il
Phone: 866.448.3613
AARP is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older.
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Bickford House
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Phone: 815.936.9500
An independent and assisted living senior community.
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Bradley Royale, Inc.
Location: Bradley, IL
Phone: 815.933.1666
Bradley Royale is a skilled care facility.
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Bradley-Bourbonnais St. George Senior Club
Location: Bradley, IL
Phone: 815.937.3707 ext. 3743
Offers Senior Swim, sewing, crafts, activities, card games, luncheons, an annual picnic, and trips for Bourbonnais Township residents aged 55 and older.
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Butterfield Court of Riverside HealthCare
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.riversidehealthcare.com
Phone: 815.933.0793
An assisted living community.
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Caregiverlist,Inc.
Website: www.caregiverlist.com/
A national website to connect seniors with quality care choices. Helps seniors and their families define care needs, options,costs of care and quality rating standards. Also a caregiving career and recruitment resource.
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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: catholiccharitiesjoliet.org
Phone: 815.933.7791
Provides emergency services and homelessness prevention, Horizons Transitional Housing, counseling and addiction services, case management, and senior services.
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 312.886.3642
A jointly-funded, Federal-State health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people.
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East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Location: Bloomington, IL
Website: www.eciaaa.org
Phone: 309.829.2065
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults and their families by providing information about services in their community.
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East Central Illinois Community Action Agency
Location: Gilman, IL; Danville, IL
Website: http://www.comaction.org/
Phone: 815.265.4685
Helps low-income families to receive assistance, which helps them to overcome a crisis or take steps to move toward self-sufficiency. Has Iroquois County Head Start information.
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Eastern Will County Senior Services
Location: Monee, IL
Website: www.geocities.com/ewcss
Phone: 708.534.2323
Main objective is to provide older people with the kind of supportive services that allow them to remain independent and a part of their community for as long as possible.
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Foster Grandparent Program (Kankakee School District #111)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.937.5065
Offers seniors age 60+ opportunities to serve as mentors, tutors, and caregivers for children and youth with special needs in local schools and day care centers in Kankakee and Livingston counties.
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Heartland Health Care Center
Location: Paxton, IL
Phone: 217.379.4361
Provides health care services for seniors including Medicare, Alzheimer's Unit, recuperative stays after surgery, intensive therapy, respite (short term) stays, and more.
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Heritage Woods of Manteno
Location: Manteno, IL
Phone: 815.468.3553
Assisted lifestyle community for older adults.
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Heritage Woods of Watseka
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.4560
Assisted living for adults age 65 years and older located on a secured specialized Alzheimer wing.
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Home Care Personal Services, Inc.
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Phone: 815.935.5339
Provides homemaker and assistive services, case/care management services, and LTC assessments.
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Illinois Department of Employment Security
Website: http://www.ides.illinois.gov
Phone: 800.244.5631
Provides employment services for the jobless as well as the under-employed, matching employer labor needs with the skills of job seekers.
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Illinois Department of Insurance- SHIP
Location: Springfield, IL; Bourbonnais, IL
Phone: 815.935.7488
A free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.
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Illinois Department on Aging
Location: Springfield, IL; Chicago, IL
Website: http://www.state.il.us/aging
Phone: 217.785.2870
Distributes federal and state funds to thirteen Area Agencies on Aging which reallocate the money to serve older people.
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Illinois Secretary of State - Jesse White
Location: Springfield, IL
Website: http://www.sos.state.il.us/
Phone: 217.782.2201
Issues driver licenses and registers vehicles. Promotes organ donation awareness, oversees the Illinois State Library, and administers the state's literacy efforts.
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Iroquois County Public Health Department
Location: Watseka, IL; Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.2483
Promotes health through school and community health programs, environmental health, and maternal/child health. Home health care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services that can be provided to recovering, disabled, or chronically ill persons.
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Iroquois Memorial Hospice
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.0185
Provides special care and support services to people with a limited life expectancy and their families. Serves persons in Iroquois, Ford, and parts of Livingston and Vermillion counties.
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Iroquois Memorial Hospital
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.iroquoismemorial.com
Phone: 815.432.5841
Regional health care provider for the area offers a full range of acute, extended, and off-site primary care services.
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John R. Tate Advocacy Center
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://k3advocacycenter.org/
Phone: 815.933.0469
Formerly known as the Victim's Assistance Center, it is a government and not-for-profit organization that assists citizens of Kankakee County and the surrounding areas who have been victims of a crime.Supports victims and witnesses through the criminal justice system. Provides advocacy, dispute resolution, parenting seminars, and referrals.
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Kankakee - City of
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.citykankakee-il.gov
Phone: 815.933.0480
The City of Kankakee is located approximately 60 miles south of Chicago on Interstate 57. Offers numerous services including Senior Aides Project.
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Kankakee County Community Services, Inc.
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.kccsi-cap.org
Phone: 815.933.7883
Nonprofit community action agency that works to alleviate the effects of poverty on low-income families, and/or individuals in Kankakee County. Provides programs to help people become more self-sufficient.
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Kankakee County Senior Citizens Inc.
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kccsi-cap.org
Phone: 815.937.5600
Provides a meeting place for Seniors aged 55 and older to engage in entertainment and informative talks by community leaders; has catered lunches; and plans trips to ball games, theaters, and other events.
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Kankakee County Training Center for the Disabled, Inc.
Location: Bradley, IL; Bradley, IL
Website: www.kankakeecountytrainingcenter.org
Phone: 815.939.9980
Provides developmentally disabled adults with opportunities to acquire skills necessary to become more productive, contributing members of their community.
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Kankakee County TRIAD for Seniors
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.kankakeecountysheriff.com/community.htm
Phone: 815.802.7100
The major purpose of a TRIAD is to develop, expand, and implement effective crime prevention and education programs for older community members.
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Kankakee Kommons
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.937.0360
Designed to accommodate the elderly and/or disabled individuals.
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Kankakee Township
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.932.6317
Provides general and emergency assistance to residents of Kankakee Township.
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Kankakee Valley Park District
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kvpd.com
Phone: 815.939.1311
Exists to acquire, develop, and maintain parks; promote the conservation of natural and historical resources; and provide recreation facilities, programs, and services for the benefit of all district residents.
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Manteno Springs
Location: Manteno, IL
Website: www.Casmane.com
Phone: 815.468.6896
Manteno Springs is an assisted living facility.
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Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home
Location: Clifton, IL
Phone: 815.694.2306
Nursing home provides skilled and intermediate care facilities. It has an attached section of independent living units, Countryside Villas.
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Miller Center
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.936.6500
A 120 bed facility providing 24-hour skilled and intermediate nursing care.
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Momence Meadows Nursing Center
Location: Momence, IL
Phone: 815.472.2423
A skilled care facility located in Momence, Illinois.
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Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.ageguide.org
Phone: 815.939.0727
Monitors distribution of Federal Older American's Act funding and State of Illinois general revenue fund for senior programs. Monitors coordination of services, advocates, and identifies service needs for seniors.
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Northern Iroquois Multi-Purpose Senior Center
Location: Beaverville, IL
Phone: 815.435.2333
Provides activities for senior citizens of Iroquois County.
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Parkview Home
Location: Cissna Park, IL
Phone: 815.457.2214
16 bed CILA (Community Independent Living Arrangement).
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Peace Meal Senior Nutrition
Location: Charleston, IL
Website: http://www.eiu.edu/~pmsneiu/
Phone: 217.581.3612
Provides home-delivered meals and congregate meals in Iroquois county.
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Pembroke Senior Citizen Center
Location: Hopkins Park, IL
Phone: 815.944.5283
Provides activities for local seniors such as adult day care, senior nutrition, and early morning breakfast.
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Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.pslegal.org
Phone: 815.935.2750
Not-for-profit corporation that provides free legal help to senior citizens and low-income persons.
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Prairieview Lutheran Home / Faith Place
Location: Danforth, IL
Website: www.PrairieviewLutheran.com
Phone: 815.269.2970
A skilled nursing facility offering in-house and out-patient physical, occupational, and speech therapy located in Iroquois County. Medicare/Hospice available. Independent Living Center.
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Presence Heritage Day Break
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.937.2447
Services for persons older than 60 years or with physical disabilities. Fosters socialization and peer interaction.
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Presence Heritage Village
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.provena.org/heritagevillage
Phone: 815.939.4506
Offers family-centered, 24-hour care that includes licensed assisted living, intermediate, and skilled care levels.
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Presence Our Lady of Victory
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Phone: 815.937.2022
Provides nursing care to the elderly and disabled in Kankakee County at their 107 bed skilled and intermediate care facility. Provides hospice care for the terminally ill. Medicare and Medicaid certified.
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Presence St. Mary's Hospital
Location: Kankakee, IL; Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.provena.org/stmarys/
Phone: 815.937.2400
Offers a full range of in-patient, out-patient, and emergency services for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation related to acute and chronic health conditions.
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River Valley Supportive Living Residence
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.936.1000
Supportive living facility (assisted living) certified by Medicaid. Provides assisted living to median to low income individuals 65 years of age and older.
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Riverside HealthCare
Location: Kankakee, IL; Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.riversidehealthcare.org
Phone: 815.933.1671
Provides full spectrum of inpatient, outpatient, and community services.
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Riverside HealthCare Behavioral Services
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.riversidehealthcare.org
Phone: 815.935.7345 Crisis Helpline: 815.935.1600
Services provide treatment for a broad range of psychological and substance abuse disorders.
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Riverwoods Association
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.939.1500
Section 8 housing for seniors and disabled individuals.
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Salvation Army
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org
Phone: 815.933.8421
Programs include emergency family shelter, free lunch, and emergency food pantry.
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Share Food of Kankakee County
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Phone: 815.932.2662
Helps elderly, poor, and anyone wishing to stretch their food dollar.
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Sheldon Health Care Center
Location: Sheldon, IL
Phone: 815.429.3134
Skilled care facility located in Iroquois County.
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Social Security Administration
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.ssa.gov
Phone: 855.807.8801
Provides advice and assistance to inquiries, claimants, and beneficiaries regarding any Social Security matter.
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Stonecrest Manor
Location: Momence, IL
Website: www.Casmane.com
Phone: 815.472.2411
An assisted living home for senior citizens.
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The Center for Family Caregivers
Location: Park Ridge, IL
Phone: 847.823.0639
Helps family caregivers learn how to cope with the caregiving experience through several programs.
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The Grandparent Foundation
Location: Ojai, CA
Website: www.grandparenting.org
A not-for-profit organization that raises grandparent consciousness and promotes the importance of grandparenting as a role.
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The Iroquois Resident Home
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: http://www.iroquoismemorial.com/index.cfm?pageID=28
Phone: 815.432.7768
Skilled care facility located in Iroquois County.
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Twenty-first Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.ifvcc.org
Phone: 815.936.4649
Provides coordinated response to family violence including child abuse, elder abuse, and sexual assault in Kankakee and Iroquois counties to ensure victim safety and offender accountability.
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United States Department of Health & Human Services
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.hhs.gov
Phone: 202.619.0257
Principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
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Volunteer Services
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.5785 or 815.432.4440
Provides assistance to the 60 years old and over population of Iroquois County through outreach and referral, transportation, mobile meals, homemaker, in-home, and respite care.
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Watseka Healthcare Center
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.5476
Skilled care facility located in Iroquois County. Special care Alzheimer's Unit.
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Watseka Senior Citizen Center
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.4522
Provides activities for seniors in and around Watseka.
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Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Kankakee
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k3ymca.org
Phone: 815.933.1741
Mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. YMCAs are toal community service organization,volunteer based and led. Ys are for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages, and incomes. Kankakee YMCA never turns anyone away for financial reasons and serves over 15,800 youth and families each year.
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