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Community Resources

The following internet resources may provide additional information for your needs.  Selecting the links below will open another browser tab for your convenience.

American Association of Retired Persons organization. 

Administration on Aging
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in 2012.
ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), and the HHS Office on Disability. 

Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Illinois Chapter
Information, programs and support on Alzheimer’s Disease. 

American Red Cross: Illinois
Illinois Red Cross news, donation events/locations, classes and opportunities to volunteer. 

American Cancer Society
Cancer related Information and Resources. 

Assistive Technology Services
Personal alert devices with no monthly fees. 

Benefits Check Up – the National Council on Aging
Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), BenefitsCheckUp is the nation’s most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.  BenefitsCheckUp includes more than 1,550 public and private benefits programs from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 

The Caregiver’s Guide to Overdose Response for People with Disabilities

CMS:  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Eldercare Locator
Locate Senior Services Nationwide. 

Epic Host Homes
Program assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in finding a home designed to encourage independence in the least restrictive environment. 

Food for Seniors
Find food in your area. 

Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities
Social Security Administration Disability page. 

HIV Care Connect
HIV related resources – Extending treatment and prevention across Illinois. 

Home Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Recovery

Illinois Aging Services
If you prefer to do some research on your own, this searchable database can help you access information about programs and services in your area. 

Illinois Assistive Technology Project (IATP)
Devices to assist people maintain their independence. 

Illinois Association of Area Agencies on Aging (i4a) 

Illinois Department of Revenue
Taxes forms, publications. 

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs 

Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA)
If you or someone you know lives outside our service area, you can find the administering Agency or services by county.   

Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA) Nursing Home Search
NOTE:  Not all of the Skilled Nursing Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities have loaded their information with the IDOA.  If the facility is not listed, check the Medicare Nursing Home Search site below.

Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Project
Can provide assistance with weatherizing homes of eligible persons. 

Illinois Senior Olympics
AgeLinc is a sponsor for the Illinois Senior Olympics.  This is an annual opportunity for persons 50 and over to compete in a wide variety of sporting events. 

Illinois workNet
A great place for Illinois’ job seekers and businesses to connect to resources and services needed to be successful in the 21st century economy. 

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight
Provides round trip transportation from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Illinois for veterans (free of charge) in order of their service (WWII, Korean Era and Vietnam Era) who wish to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C.  

Long Term Care Information
Information from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services about understanding, planning for, and paying for Long Term Care. 

Low Income Energy Assistance Program
Can provide a one-time benefit to eligible households for help with energy bills. 

Medicaid Spend Down Calculator
This free tool allows Medicaid candidates to calculate how much of their assets must be spent-down in order to be eligible for Medicaid long term care.  The tool takes into consideration all assets (both countable and exempt), marital status, number of Medicaid applicants and state of residence.   Users are provided with their Total Countable Assets (TCA) as well as how much must be spent-down. 

Information on Medicare services. 

Medicare: Nursing Home Search
Nationwide search of nursing homes. 

Information on Medicare, Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Planning, Senior Discounts and more. 

Road Scholar
Educational Opportunities. 

Senior News & Times for Illinois
Free publication of news and events.  

Social Security Administration

Springfield Housing Authority
Housing information and services in Springfield, IL. 

Substance Abuse and Disability
Information gathered by the U.S. Dept. of Education – Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). 

Substance Use Disorders in People With Physical and Sensory Disabilities
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Substance Use Disorder Treatment For People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
From the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. 

USAging (formerly n4a)
USAging represents and supports the national network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocates for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs that help older adults and people with disabilities live with optimal health, well-being, independence and dignity in their homes and communities.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs