The MISSION of the Illinois Department on Aging is to serve and advocate for older Illinoisans and their caregivers by administering quality and culturally appropriate programs that promote partnerships and encourage independence, dignity, and quality of life. Its website offers links and information on numerous state programs and initiatives. PLOWS Counsel on Aging http://www.plows.org/index.html
The acronym "PLOWS" stands for the 4 townships in which they provide services: Palos, Lemont, Orland and Worth townships. The work of PLOWS is performed by a staff of professionals, in-home workers and volunteers who are based in Palos Heights, Illinois. Principal social staff have Master's Degrees in social work and counseling in addition to extensive direct experience with older persons' problems. In-Home workers have practical experience in providing housekeeping and homemaker service. Homemakers receive special training in personal care before they are placed with a client. Orland Township Senior Services
The mission of the Senior Services Department of Orland Township is to help the seniors of the community remain active, healthy and to live independent lives. Look at the township website to see the services that are offered to seniors as well as the other residents of the township. Orland Township covers a 36 square mile area that includes the communities of Orland Park, Tinley Park and Orland Hills. The township borders are 135th Street to the North, 183rd Street to the South, Harlem Ave. to the East, and Will Cook Rd. to the West.
Linda Danet opened Beau Geste in 2003 and operates one of the finer salons in the Southwest suburbs. Located at 12232 S. Harlem Avenue, visit and you will experience excellent salon services and wonderful massages. Ms. Danet has been an important part of the community and supports many of the events through the Chamber of Commerce as well as through charitable efforts via the Beau Geste Salon and Spa.
Dennis Gravitt is a "fee-only" financial planner. This means that when you hire Dennis to work with you for financial planning he will not earn a commission by selling you financial products. The firm is founded on thinking on how to acheive success in the Long Run based on sound financial advice at a reasonable price. It is the firms' believe that education is important and they wish to provide you with a valuable service "regardless of the amount of your assets or level of financial expertise."
In 1949, a small group of merchants joined together “for the purpose of advancing economic, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of the Palos Heights area.” For over 50 years, the chamber has been an operational one whose involvement is seen with the city, residents and business community. Having the law firm office in Palos Heights since 1989, we believe in the strength of this wonderful community - we shop Palos - and ask you to do the same. Orland Park Chamber of Commerce http://www.orlandparkchamber.org
The Orland Park chamber has over 600 members and member businesses. If it is important to you to support those who support the community - why not take a look at who is a member and use their services and or products.
Associations & Organizations AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) www.aarp.org
The AARPs site covers the organizations advocacy positions on a variety of elder topics including Social Security and Medicare. Helpful features include: information on comparing Medigap insurance policies (detailed, but out-of-date), and information on Medicare and the AARP Advocacy Center for Medicare. The AARP offers its own Web letter service: free bi-weekly e-mail subscriptions. To promote advocacy on national issues there is a directory, with direct e-mail links, to every member of Congress. The site is searchable.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world leader in Alzheimer research and support. Since our founding in 1980, we have provided nearly $140 million to support research into the prevention, treatment and eventual cure for Alzheimer's. Our nationwide network of chapters offer frontline support to individuals affected by Alzheimer's with services that include 24/7 information and referral, safety services, and education and support groups.
The Medicare Rights Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care. This website offers helpful and reliable Medicare information for professionals in the health care field.
NSCLC advocates nationwide on behalf of low-income elderly individuals and persons with disabilities. It provides litigation assistance, research and consulting support, national policy representation, training and manuals and periodicals. Substantive areas covered on the site include: Age Discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act, Medicaid, Medicare, Nursing Homes, Older Americans Act, Pension Rights and Social Security. The site includes articles and legal documents on many of these topics. The Centers publications, including numerous manuals and a newsletter, are described, but are for sale in print form only.
seniorresource.com is an E-cyclopedia of housing choices for seniors from successfully aging in place to finding housing with the proper type of care needed. They include financial and insurance planning information, general aging information, state specific resources and a resource site for professionals working with businesses in the industry. They publish a monthly E-zine, an email subscription newsletter and run surveys on their site.
Palos Heights was incorporated in 1959 and has grown to be one of the most desirable places to live in all of Chicagoland, full of quiet, tree-shaded neighborhoods of well-kept, homes and lush parklands. The City also have a nice selection of businesses that are operated by local residences. And, one of its nicest features is Lake Katherine. Stop by the website to find out more.
This is a very large site with lots of general as well as technical information regarding CMS and its two major programs, Medicare and Medicaid. There are direct links to Medicare and Medicaid law and regulations, CMS rulings and official advisory opinions, CMS letters to state Medicaid directors, consumer and professional/technical on-line publications, listings of state and regional CMS staff, and extensive statistical data. CMS publications and memorandum, including all 22 Medicaid and Medicare manuals, are available for downloading. There is an internal search mechanism to aid in locating information on this vast site.
This Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) site is dedicated to Medicare. Features include directories of contacts for each state and downloadable publications on Medicare, nursing home selection and advance directives. The national nursing home database contains detailed survey and certification data noting deficiencies and corrective action ordered by state agencies. This data can be helpful in advising clients on nursing home selection. There is similar comparative information on all Medicare managed care organizations.
Orland Parkwas named as the 2nd most desirable place to live in Illinois and in the top 50 in the United States according to Money magazine. The Orland website is very well laid out and it offers information about almost everything that is related to the Village.
This is the official site of the Social Security Administration. In addition to providing basic information, it contains many publications dealing with Social Security in English and Spanish, the entire Social Security Act (including Medicare and Medicaid), recent legislation, the Social Security Handbook, links to federal regulations, and information on legal employment with the Administration. Users can learn about applying for Social Security, how benefits are calculated, and how to estimate benefit levels, and can request a Personal Earnings and Benefit Statement.
The White House website is filled with statistics, links to graphs and charts, and access to a wealth of government information and further links. For the best and most detailed information, head straight to the Briefing Room (http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/html/briefroom.html). Political junkies can read (and sometimes hear) recent speeches by both the President and Vice President, policy pronouncements and other news terms.
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