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Emergency Back Up Providers and PPE

Emergency Back Up Provider Program:  Progress Center is now operating an Emergency Back Up Provider program.  In the early stages of the pandemic, Progress Center had a program that could place an emergency provider with someone in the Home Services program in emergency need of a personal assistant. The program specifically was to support people…

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Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Period

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period begins on October 15 and ends on December 7.  During the Annual Enrollment Period, Medicare Beneficiaries may:  switch Medicare Plans, join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, switch from one prescription drug plan to another prescription drug plan, drop Medicare Prescription Drug coverage.  Progress Center has four health benefits counselors on staff. …

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2020 Fall Legislative Training — Starting Tuesday, October 6

Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to an online Legislative Training. The eight-week training meets once a week on Tuesdays (2 p.m.) and begins on October 6. The training will give participants the opportunity to: Learn how to make a difference in the Legislative process. Learn how to share your opinions and make your…

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2020-August — Benefits and Services Updates from Age Options

The information below was compiled by Age Options and shared with partners within the Age Options network. The information below includes updates to benefits programs and services, and other resources that apply to seniors and people with disabilities in the context of Covid-19.  Thank you so much to Age Options for putting together this information.…

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March on Sheridan Road — August 30

Join the Institutional Rescue and Recovery Coalition for a “March on Sheridan Road.” Join Us to Save Lives in Long-Term Care Facilities More than 700 Rogers Park Nursing Home residents have been infected by Covid-19, and 100 have died so far.     No More! March * Car & Bike Caravan * Rally August 30,…

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Support for people who are experiencing social isolation

Support for people who are experiencing social isolation The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) received funding through the CARES Act from the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living to provide services to older adults and persons with disabilities who are socially isolated as…

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Update from Progress Center — August 2020

Update from Progress Center — August 2020 Progress Center staff continue to work remotely. Offices will remain closed to the public in August Greetings from Progress Center.  We hope that everyone is doing well.  These last few months have not been easy.  We mourn for those who have lost family and loved ones through Covid-19. …

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Message from Progress Center on George Floyd

Over the past few weeks, Progress Center Staff have been closely following and have been deeply impacted by the murder of George Floyd and the events that followed in Minneapolis, around the United States, and around the world.  Staff at Progress Center support Black Lives Matter, and the efforts to confront and dismantle racism, anti-Blackness,…

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Financial Support Available

In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, many people are dealing with difficult financial circumstances.  Businesses are starting to open but people are still challenged economically. Many people are working less. Some people are unable to work.  Some people have increased expenses, and many continue to live week to week trying to make financial ends…

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