Medicare Assistance Programs


"The Bloom Township Senior Department, 425 S. Halsted St., is now a South Suburban Legal Assistance Clinic for the Center for Disability and Elder Law.

The CDEL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the legal rights of low-income senior citizens and people with disabilities in Cook County since 1984. CDEL offers assistance with several types of civil legal matters, representing hundreds of clients each year, partering with volunteers attorneys, paralegals and law students throughout the Chicago legal community to provide clients with access to high-quality legal services they cannot otherwise afford. 

Types of cases that will be accepted include estate planning, including powers of attorney and simple wills; adult guardianship proceedings; housing, landlord/tenant issues, eviction and real property issues; consumer law, consumer fraud, collections, public utilities, contract and warranty disputes; elder financial abuse; family law, including uncontested dissolution of marriage." - SOUTHTOWN STAR

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment
Medicare Beneficiaries who pay for their Medicare Part D plan should look at policies available for 2019. Information is available on the website to compare the new premiums and co-pays for plans available in Illinois. Open Enrollment is from October 15th through December 7th to change your plan for 2020.

Information and Assistance
Our information and assistance staff is available to assist seniors, disabled persons, caregivers, family and friends with a complete list of agencies and programs providing various services and programs.

SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program)
The Senior Department SHIP program provides free individual counseling service thru trained staff by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Insurance.The SHIP program is dedicated to educating people with Medicare and their caregivers about available insurance options.

Our SHIP counselors can answer questions about: Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plans, Prescription Drug Coverage through Medicare and other sources, Long term care Insurance, Medicare Claims and Appeals and Medicare Beneficiary Rights and Guarantees. SHIP counselors do not sell of solicit insurance.

Counseling services are available Monday through Friday from 9:00am -3:30pm.

For more information contact the Bloom Township Center Senior Services Department at (708) 754-9400 

Interested persons should contact CDEL at (312) 376-1880, ext. 22, and an appointment at the Chicago Heights location will be scheduled.