Resources

This page is dedicated to keeping seniors and their families aware of the various resources available, including:

SHIP: Senior Health Insurance Program Medicare Counseling

Caregiver Resources

Notary Service – Do you need a Notary?  Contact Pat Feeley for an appointment, pat@oswegoseniorcenter.org

Transportation

Kendall Area Transit (KAT)

Senior Housing Resources – Looking for area Independent Living, Assisted Living, Supportive Living (subsidized Assisted Living), Memory Care, or Long Term Care? Email for list of local housing, info@oswegoseniorcenter.org

Resources to Remain at Home – Are you 65? Do you own your home? Have you applied for your Senior Homestead Exemption?  Do you qualify for a Senior Assessment Freeze? Links to Kendall County info:

LIHEAP (Limited Income Heat and Energy Assistance Program): Kendall-Grundy Community Action: http://www.kendallhealth.org/community-action/liheap/ or 630-553-9100

Need help at home?  You or your spouse may qualify for subsidized homecare, contact Senior Services Associates, Inc. for free in-home assessment for government subsidized programs– homemaker, adult day service, home delivered meals, emergency home response unit: Senior Services Associates, Inc.: http://seniorservicesassoc.org/

Area Food Resources

  • Oswego Senior Center Congregate Lunch Program: Mondays & Thursdays
    156 E Washington
    Oswego, IL 60543
    630-554-5602

Call to make a reservation by the 10am the business day prior to the lunch.  Ages 60+, suggested donation of $5.

Scams and SchemesHANG UP THE PHONE! DELETE EMAILS! It is OK to hang up the phone on anyone asking you for money, your social security number, to pay bail or bond, etc. 

DO NOT SEND MONEY via WESTERN UNION or via other means including gift cards to people you don’t know. DO NOT SEND MONEY for a foreign lottery.

Call your local police for help with harassing or scam calls, letters and emails.

Local Police
911 for emergency

Oswego: 630-551-7300
Yorkville: 630-553-4540
Aurora: 630-265-5000
Plano: 630-552-3122
Montgomery: 630-897-8707
Kendall County Sherriff:  630-553-5856 or 630-553-5700

Illinois Attorney General Consumer Fraud Hotlines

Chicago
1-800-386-5438
TTY: 1—877-844-5461

Springfield
1-800-243-0618
TTY: 1-877-844-5461

Senior Fraud Helpline
1-800-243-5377
TTY: 1-800-964-3013

Homeowners Helpline
1-866-544-7151 (Voice/TTY)

ID Theft Hotline
1-866-999-5630
TTY:1-877-844-5461
Espanol: 1-866-310-8398

www.IllinoisAttorneyGeneral.Gov

Illinois Attorney General Charitable Trust: 312-814-2595 – Call before you give to a charity.

Illinois Attorney General General Health Care Helpline: 877-305-5145

Elder Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation

If you suspect elder abuse (emotional, physical, or sexual), neglect, or financial exploitation by a caregiver of an elderly person, please call Senior Services Associates, Inc. to explore the situation. Help is available, please report.

  • Senior Services, Inc.- 24-Hour Emergency Phone: (800) 942-1724
    Office: (630) 897-4035

If you suspect elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, you can also call the Illinois elder abuse hotline/reporting number.

  • 1-800-252-8966 (Toll free in Illinois – Voice & TTY)
  • Outside of Illinois 217-524-6911 or 1-800-677-1116 (Eldercare Locator)
  • After Hours Hotline 1-800-279-0400
  • E-mail: ilsenior@aging.state.il

Illinois State Police Crimes Against Seniors Program: 217-557-6148

Illinois Better Business Bureau: 312-832-0500

Ombudsman Program – An Ombudsman is a Swedish word meaning “citizen’s representative”.  A Long Term Care Ombudsman is an advocate who seeks to resolve complaints on behalf of people who receive long term care services.  They strive to protect and promote the rights and quality of life for those who reside in long term care facilities.  Ombudsman services are confidential and free. Contact Senior Services, Inc. (630) 897-4035

Legal AssistancePrairie State Legal Services: 1024 West Main, St. Charles, IL 60174; Telephone: (630) 232-9415 and  (800) 942-4612; FAX: (630) 232-9402 http://www.pslegal.org/

Veterans – Are you a Veteran or are you a spouse or widowed spouse of a veteran?  Call Kendall County Veteran Assistance Commission for information on Veteran’s Benefits, 630-553-8354. Or see Olivia at the Oswego Senior Center lunch on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month! www.co.kendall.il.us/veteransassistance

Veteran’s Breakfast: $5, 1st Tuesday of the month, RSVP, 630-554-5602 or info@oswegoseniorcenter.org

Local Hospitals/Healthcare

  • Rush-Copley Medical Center, 2000 Ogden Ave., Aurora, IL (630) 978-6200
    Cancer Center
    Heart Institute
  • Presence Medical Center, 1325 N Highland Ave, Aurora IL (630) 859-2222
    Diabetes Center
    Behavioral health
  • Edward Hospital, 801 Washington St., Naperville, IL 630-527-3000
    Linden Oaks: Behavioral Health, Eating Disorders

Local Emergency Centers

  • Rush-Copley: 1100 W. Veterans Pkwy., Yorkville, IL 60560; 630-466-8200

Immediate Care and Urgent Care

 Outpatient

  • Dreyer Medical Clinic, 80 Templeton Drive, Oswego, IL 630-554-3456
  • VNA Clinic, 400 N Highland Ave, Aurora IL 630-978-2532

Appointments and walk-ins accepted

  • Heart Institute, 2088 Ogden Ave., Aurora, IL 630-723-3490
  • Edward-Elmhurst Health Center, 801 Washington St., Naperville, IL 630-527-3000
  • Rush-Copley, 2000 Ogden Ave., Aurora, IL 630-978-6200

 Dental

  • Stonehill Dental, 60 Main St., Oswego, IL 630-554-7725
  • Oswego Commons Family Dental, 630-636-6819

Mental and Emotional Health

Suicide Prevention – Suicide Prevention Services of America Lifeline. Call 24/7. 1-800-273-8255 http://www.spsamerica.org/

Substance Abuse

  • Gateway Foundation, 400 Mercy Ln., Aurora, IL (877) 505-4673
  • Breaking Free, 120 Gale St., Aurora, IL 630-897-1003
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous): 630-729-0038; district62webmaster@gmail.com
  • NA (Narcotics Anonymous): Helpline: (800) 539-0475

Gambling Addiction
Gambler’s Anonymous, 1-800-GAMBLER; Thursday, 7:00-8:00 PM
Wheatland Salem Church, 1217 Wolf Road, Oswego, IL 60543
Closed Meeting, call first

Area Support, Education and Empowerment Groups

Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy

Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy

Illinois Senior Help Line, 1-800-252-8966

Opt Out: 1-888-567-8688
Call to opt out of receiving pre-screened credit card offers

National Do Not Call: 1-888-382-1222   www.donotcall.gov