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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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Support the Work of Progress Center on #GivingTuesdayNow

Support the Work of Progress Center on #GivingTuesdayNow As the Stay at Home Order in Illinois transitions into May, Progress Center continues to provide services and support for people with disabilities throughout Suburban Cook County.  Since the middle of March, when staff started to work remotely, and people around Cook County and Illinois began to…

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Covid-19- Advocacy Efforts

Across the country, there are efforts happening on the local, state, and Federal level to protect people with disabilities amidst the Covid-19 Health Pandemic and to secure resources for people with disabilities. Some groups are organizing under the #Weareessential hashtag. Weeks of Action: This was developed by the American Association of People with Disabilities —…

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Emergency Home Services Support in April and beyond

Emergency Home Services Support in April and beyond Stay at Home Ordinance in Illinois:  Illinois Governor Pritzker issued a Stay at Home Ordinance that applies to the entire State of Illinois.  This is a link to that Executive Order .  The ordinance is effective through April.  The order requires all Illinois residents to stay at…

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Stay at Home, Covid-19 Resource Page — August 2020

Stay at Home, Covid-19 Resource Page — August 2020 This page will include a list of resources that may be relevant to Progress Center Consumers, members of the Progress Center Community, and to members of the disability community in the midst of the Covid-19 Health Crisis. Update, August 2020: Progress Center’s office remain closed in…

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