Senior Services

A variety of support services are available citywide to address the diverse needs and interests of older adults, from those who are active and healthy, to those residing in long-term care facilities and seniors who are fragile and may be confined to home.

Contact Us:

Chicago Senior Services Hotline312-744-4016 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Email at

Senior Well-being Checks can be requested via 311 or online - click here

A List of Seniors Flu Shot Clinics

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during this year to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download DFSS Flu Shot Locations Flyer

Assisted Living Information

A comparison of different living arrangements for Seniors in the City of Chicago

Benefits and Services

The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services links Chicago residents age 60 and better to more than 70 city, state and federal benefits to which they may be entitled

Brain Health

Brain Health is the state of brain functioning across cognitive, sensory, social-emotional, behavioral and motor domains. The Brain Health Series is designed to help adults learn how to reduce risks and maintain a healthy brain.

Care Coordination Unit (CCU's) Referrals

Care Coordination Units (CCUs) serve as central access points for older adults who have intensive long-term care needs.

Caregiving Assistance

The Chicago Department of Senior Services offers a variety of programs and services for families who are caring for their older loved ones. We know that your goal as an informal caregiver is to help your loved one maintain as much control over their own lives as possible under the circumstances. Our goal is to help you do that.

Congregate Dining Program (Golden Diners Program)

The Golden Diners Program offers older adults (60 years of age and older) and their spouses of any age, an opportunity to have a healthy, nutritious meal each day while enjoying the company of friends at approximately 50 community sites throughout the City of Chicago.

Department on Aging's Circuit Breaker and Illinois Cares RX

The Illinois Department on Aging's Circuit Breaker program provides grants to senior citizens and persons with disabilities to help them reduce the impact of taxes and prescription medications on their lives.

Home Delivered Meals

This program provides nutritious meals to older persons (60 years and older) who are frail and/or home bound because of illness or incapacitating disability or are otherwise isolated.

Insurance Counseling for Seniors

Volunteer counselors with Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)offer free, one-on-one insurance counseling at our Regional Senior Centers.

Legal Assistance

Professional attorneys are available to assist caregivers with various legal issues.

Medicare and Open Enrollment Information

Medicare health and drug plans can change each year. This includes changes to cost, coverage, and which providers and pharmacies are in their networks. Enrolling in Medicare is a milestone! And selecting a Part-D prescription drug plan can be challenging. DFSS’ Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) has trained counselors who can help provide the information you need, whether you are new to Medicare, joining or changing a Part-D Drug plan, or just have questions about Medicare.

Satellite Senior Centers

The satellite senior centers, part of the Mayor’s vision to keep Chicago’s neighborhoods active, accessible and affordable for Chicago’s senior population, provide services, programs and activities closer to seniors on the neighborhood level.

Senior Centers

Each Regional Center reflects the cultural diversity of the City of Chicago.

Senior Needs Assessment Survey

The City of Chicago's Senior Services Area Agency on Aging is in the process of developing our FY2025-27 Area Plan on Aging for submission to the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA).

Senior Related Literature

Information is the key element to accessing all programs and services for senior citizens. By placing a request an older person or caregiver receives information about the services offered by the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services.

Senior Services Information and Assessment Assistance

Accessing information on all the programs Family and Support Services has to offer for Senior Information and Assistance.

Senior Services Overview

Senior Services is committed to serving older individuals with limited financial resources, those facing social isolation, and minority persons, in particular those with limited English proficiency.

Senior Well Being Check

This service request is used to identify seniors whose health, safety or general well being are in question.