Services and Supports for Current CHA Senior Residents

Resident Services offers a range of services and programs for seniors living in senior-designated housing and seniors living in family, mixed income and scattered sites developments.  Services are designed to help seniors age in place and enhance their quality of life. 

Resident Service Coordinators (RSC) are on-site Monday-Friday at each Senior Building or Development.   RSCs are available upon request to meet confidentially with residents to gain an understanding of their needs and to provide information, assist with applying for benefits, and make suggestions or referrals for additional services.  RSCs also plan social, health/wellness and educational activities.  All participation in services is voluntary. To request services, visit or call the Resident Service Coordinator in each building or development. 

For general information about Senior Services please call the Senior Hotline at (312) 913-7164.

GOLDEN DINERS PROGRAM LIST

Many older adults do not want to eat alone. The Golden Diners Program offers them a way to get a healthy meal each day and enjoy the company of friends. Hot, nutritious lunches are served to older adults (over 60 years of age) at nearly 70 community sites each weekday throughout Chicago. In addition to enjoying a meal with friends and neighbors, seniors can participate in the many activities scheduled at the sites. For instance, health education sessions, exercise classes, speakers and trips are offered at the sites.  Nineteen (19) CHA Senior Buildings host a Golden Diners program; Seniors may participate not only at CHA locations but at other locations around the city. 

For a complete list of Golden Diners locations, click here.

DFSS SENIOR CENTERS

The Chicago, Department of Family and Support Services, Senior Services Department also serves as the city’s Area Agency on Aging which offers a variety of programs designed to address the diverse needs and interests of older Chicagoans, from those who are healthy and active, to those who are frail and homebound. The agency operates six Regional Senior Centers that act as community focal points for information and assessment, and provide senior services in health and fitness, education and recreation.  It also partners with non-profit groups to operate satellite senior centers that offer information and assessments as well as opportunities for cultural enrichment, health and fitness, and education. 

For a list of locations and hours of DFSS SENIOR CENTERS, click here.

CURRENT CHA SENIOR EVENTS & INTITIATIVES

FOR SENIORS SEEKING HOUSING THROUGH CHA

For information on housing for seniors, please contact CHA’s Occupancy Department, click here or call (312) 913-7266.

FOR SENIORS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT