Regional Center Information

Chicago ranks as unique for its neighborhood communities which reflect the cultural diversity of the City. These communities are represented by five regions: Northeast, Northwest, Central West, Southeast, and Southwest. The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services has built a senior center in each of the five regions of Chicago.

These centers serve as a focal point to Chicago residents , who are 60+ and their spouses, and caregivers where a variety of social, educational & recreational activities are available. Each center is tailored to the needs and interests of the communities. However every center provides a core of program and services including:

  • Information & Assessment - staff who will assist walk-in clients or on the telephone
  • Caregiver Resource Corners
  • Life Enrichment Activities which include classes and workshops, day trips and tours, and special events and parties
  • Senior Net Computer Learning Centers - classes for adults, age 50+, taught by volunteers
  • Fitness Centers - cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training offered by personal trainers with state of the art fitness equipment to help seniors stay active and keep in shape
  • Wellness Program - nurse, dietitian, and pharmacist on site & available by appointment
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Golden Diners - hot lunches (breakfast at certain locations) for a donation
  • Monthly caucus meetings on current topics of interest to seniors
  • Gift shops and much, much more!


The regional senior centers are conveniently located, accessible, available by public transportation and have free parking. Most programs are available free or at a nominal charge. Door to door transportation may be accessed through PACE's Special Services or Taxi Access Programs.

Listed below are the six Regional DFSS Senior Centers:


Regional Center Address Phone
Central West Regional Center 2102 W. Ogden 312.746.5300
Northeast "Levy" Regional Center 2019 W. Lawrence 312.744.0784
Northwest "Copernicus" Regional Center 3160 N. Milwaukee 312.744.6681
Renaissance Court 78 E. Washington 312.744.4550
Southeast "Atlas"Regional Center 1767 E. 79th St. 312.747.0189
Southwest Regional Center 6117 S. Kedzie 312.747.0440


For more information on the CDFSS Regional Centers please call 312.744.4016.

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