Satellite Center Information

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.

  • These facilities will range in size from 7,000 to 9,000 square feet, and accommodate 100 to 150 seniors on a daily basis.
  • Satellite senior centers are managed and operated by not-for-profit organizations under cooperative agreements with the City. Programs are provided by the City and site operators.
  • Satellite senior centers are open to seniors, age 60 and above and to “baby boomers,” age 55 to 59. (Regional Centers serve seniors, age 60 and above, only).
  • Services provided at the centers include, but are not limited to: Chicago Fitness Plus (with personal trainers and state-of-the-art fitness equipment at most locations); Health Promotion and Wellness Education with medical providers (nurse, nutritionist, pharmacist, social worker) and massage therapy; Computer Classes with Internet Access; Golden Diners daily lunch program; Educational programs (English-as-a-Second Language, Spanish); Life Enrichment activities (art, arts and crafts, dance, Karaoke, special events, parties, trips and tours, etc.); Information and Assistance, including benefits eligibility assessments.

Listed below are the DFSS Senior Satellite Locations:

Location Address Phone
Abbot Park Satellite Center 49 E. 95th St 312.745.3493
Auburn Gresham Satellite Center 1040 W. 79th St. 312.745.4797
Austin Satellite Center 5071 W. Congress Pkwy 312.743.1538
Chatham Satellite Center 8300 S. Cottage Grove Ave. 312.745.0401
Edgewater Satellite Center 5917 N. Broadway 312.742.5323
Englewood Satellite Center 653 W. 63rd St. 312.745.3328
Garfield Ridge Satellite Center 5674 S. Archer Ave. 312.745.4255
Kelvyn Park Satellite Center 2715 N. Cicero 312.744.9326
North Center Satellite Center 4040 N. Oakley 312.744.4015
Norwood Park Satellite Center 5801 N. Natoma 773.775.6071
Pilsen Satellite Center 2021 S. Morgan 312.743.0493
Portage Park Satellite Center 4100 N. Long 312.744.9022
South Chicago Satellite Center 9233 S. Burley 312.745.1282
West Town Satellite Center 1613 W. Chicago Ave. 312.743.1016


For more information on the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services Satellite Centers please call 312.744.4016.

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