Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
LCCOA / Post House Community Center has one SHIP coordinator/counselor and two SHIP certified counselors on staff. They have been trained by the Illinois Department of Insurance to help educate clients about Medicare Part A & B, Medicare supplements, Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), Medicare Claims and Appeals, Medicare Savings programs, and more.
Information & Assistance
Two of LCCOA’s Outreach staff have received certification as Information & Referral Specialists for Aging (CIRS-A/D) through the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems.
Outreach services include, but are not limited to:
Assistance with applications such as LIHEAP (energy assistance), Tax Assessment Freeze, Healthcare and Family Services (Medicaid / food stamps), enrollment for Medicare Part D, Spousal Impoverishment and Social Security Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help).
Free Amplified Telephones
LCCOA is a Selection Center for the Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation (ITAC) providing free amplified phones, Captel and TTY phones to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, speech-disabled and deaf-blind. (Staff member on site if signing is needed.) Client must be an Illinois resident, have a land line phone and be certified as hearing impaired. A simple application process, a copy of your phone bill, some form of ID, and testing, in our office, of the phones available to find the best choice for you are all you need to be on your way to better communication.
A variety of health screening programs are offered periodically at the Senior Center including blood pressure tests, flu shots etc. We also offer ongoing exercise classes and Zumba.
Caregivers / Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Support Group, Respite Funds (when available)
BAA (Benefit Access)
Lending Closet / Wheelchairs, walkers, commodes etc.
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