Our Social Services staff assists Hanover Township residents with many programs and links them with services to promote independence and a sense of well-being. Social Services Caseworkers assist clients, according to last name. Please call 630-483-5660 for information or to schedule an appointment.
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Please note that all entitlement programs have specific eligibility requirements. Your Social Services Caseworker will be able to screen you for programs that you qualify for based on income and assets. Caseworkers assist clients in completing applications and providing information and referrals. Please visit the link to “You Gave, Now Save” for general information on entitlement programs.
"You Gave, Now Save" Booklet
- Generic Discount Programs
- Assistance with Medicare Advantage or Part D enrollment
- Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs
STATE BENEFITS/PUBLIC AID PROGRAMS
- Food Stamps (LINK Card)
- Medicare Savings Program (Provides assistance with Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and co-insurances)
- RTA Free Ride Transit Pas
- Benefit Access License Plate Discount
Social Services partners with many agencies to offer Wellness programs on a monthly basis for our seniors. Listed below are programs that we offer and you can participate in:
- Grief Support Group, facilitated by Monarch Hospice. This group meets twice per month on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 10:30 am. New members are always welcome!
- Caregivers Support Group, co-facilitated by Amy Seul and Catholic Charities, meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. New members always welcome!
- Caring for Your Memory Support group, co-facilitated by Kristin Vana and Arden Courts. This special group is designed for those who are concerned about early stage memory loss or have a diagnosis of dementia. This group meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 10:30 am. Please call 630-483-5660 to be added to the Interest List and we will call to remind your each month.
- Take Charge of Your Health Programs - Chronic Disease Self-Management for all conditions or Diabetes-specific. Created by Stanford University, this program is offered twice annually
- Monthly seminars in Nutrition, Senior Safety, Reverse Mortgages, Vision Loss and Much More!
The Adopt-a-Senior Program is intended to serve low- income residents, 55 and older, who are in need of personal care/household items as well as a few special gifts during the holiday season. Social Services staff partners with the community to create care packages. The care packages consist of gifts, non-perishable food items, gift cards, and other much-needed items to make the holiday season special for our seniors. A Giving Tree is displayed in the Senior Center lobby to give residents and businesses an opportunity to support the program by purchasing needed gift items. The Giving Tree will be set up in early November. All gifts must be returned to the Center by December 2. We also welcome monetary gift donations or gift cards to be put towards creating the care packages. Recipient of the program must meet income eligibility guidelines.
Applications are available by clicking on the link below, or please call today to be added to our Interest List and an application will be mailed to you.
Adopt-a-Senior Application 2013
If you would like to support this program with a gift item, please visit our Giving Tree in November or contact Social Services at 630-483-5660 to make arrangements. Your support is greatly appreciated.
All Social Services staff are trained Medicare Counselors through the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and can provide information or referrals on the following topics:
- Access to Care, County Care
- Affordable Care Act Health Exchange
- Medicare Supplement Plans
- Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities
- Veterans Care
Please keep in mind that staff members are not licensed to sell insurance in Illinois. Caseworkers provide unbiased, free information on various insurance options.
Are you confused by all the information regarding the Affordable Care Act? Take a look at this video that explains what the new health program means for you and the millions of residents without coverage.
ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
- LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
- LIHEAP Furnace Program
- ComEd Hardship Program
SENIOR WILL PROGRAM
Hanover Township Senior Services is a site for the Senior Will Program that offers senior citizens one free, will-related consultation with a lawyer. If the senior wishes, the low-cost preparation of a Living Will and Durable Power of Healthcare and Property can be drafted. The program is sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association Referral Services. Participating lawyers are supplied by the Chicago Bar Association and have experience in Will preparation. The lawyer is available monthly by appointment. Please contact Social Services to schedule your appointment.
INFORMATION AND REFERRALS
Social Services can provide information, make referrals, and link services to Hanover Township seniors and their families. Listed below are a sample of the resources that your caseworkers can provide:
- Food pantries and meal programs
- Housing options, nursing homes, home health
- Counseling/Mental Health
- Case Management Services and MUCH more
SAGE FOR AGING
If you are caring for an older adult, please use the link below for helpful information and resources.
Click here for more information.
The Social Services Division has created a Handyman Directory based on the compilation of referrals from the community. Community Referrals are accepted after a handyman has completed a project or job to a satisfactory manner. The referrals collected from the community are continuously being updated to be shared with residents requesting a reliable referral used by others. Please use the links below to suggest a handyman and return to Hanover Township Senior Services, ATTN Megan Conway, 240 S Route 59, Bartlett, IL, 60103. If you would like to view are current directory, the link is below.
Handyman Suggestion Form
Current Township Approved Handyman Directory