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Resources for our 'Savvy' Seniors
The Senior Advisory Council (SAC) was commissioned in September of 2000 by 
9th Ward Alderman and Committeeman Anthony A. Beale



To “identify and address specific needs of the senior residents of the 9th ward” with respect to health and safety.


In general, advisory boards may perform the following tasks:

  • Serve as a liaison to the senior population to the Alderman/Committeeman and staff


  • Coordinate and host events that promote community engagement


  • Recognize the cultural diversity of the 9th Ward senior population and identify a continuum of services for seniors


  • Educate seniors about new and existing policies, issues and services


  • Participate in activities and events sponsored by the Alderman/Committeeman


  • Performing independent research on issues that would like to be addressed


  • Make recommendations to the Alderman/Committeeman’s office based on thoughtful and unbiased discussions from a senior perspective



The 9th Ward Senior Advisory Council (SAC)  both communicates “to” seniors and brings information  “from” seniors to  the leadership  of the ward.

             GOAL OF THE SENIOR ADVISORY COUNCIL               

Our goal is to be one voice  - collaborative, unifying, and innovative - advocating to improve the quality of life for and with seniors who reside within Chicago’s 9th Ward.

                                HOW TO GET INVOLVED                               

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                 download a brochure

                                          SENIOR TESTIMONIAL                                           


Secretary to the Council, Doris Martin recalls how she became involved. “A few years ago, I was approached by the President of the Home Owner’s Association while I was representing the Senior Auxiliary at one of the Association meetings. The President asked if I would be interested in attending an upcoming Senior Advisory Board meeting.  I agreed and am still an active member today.”

Martin shared there were approximately thirteen people from different community area organizations in attendance at her first

Senior Advisory Board meeting.  We discussed community outreach to the seniors near the 9th Ward and how we could meet their needs.  Strategies for safer neighborhoods and transportation often topped the list along with finding reliable resources to help get grass cut or snow shoveled were common discussions. 

Since then, Ms. Martin attends monthly meetings regularly and enjoys engaging in lively discussions and says, “It’s okay to agree to disagree sometimes.”  She thinks that members of the Advisory Board all want the same outcomes.  We want to solve our problems and know that in order to solve them we must first find out the best source to handle our needs.  The Alderman’s office helps as best they can yet often we have discovered it is necessary for us to dig deeper into the community resources of the police department, block clubs or other community organizations.  One ongoing hope is to find a way to get young people to be more respectful of the elderly as well as willing to lend a helping hand. 

Martin said, “One of the best experiences was when we held the Seniors Fair in October 2011 at Palmer Park Fieldhouse.  The feedback we received from the large group of seniors (approx. 200) that attended was wonderful!  The vendors said it was one of the largest groups of senior fair attendees ever!! 

The work of the Senior Advisory Board is so valuable.  We are committed to being a viable and reliable resource in the 9th Ward and remain vigilant in educating seniors about the importance of voting.  We want our seniors to understand not only the process but to also be familiar with candidate platforms, polling places and transportation arrangements.

All and all, the Senior Advisory Board is essential to the continual growth and development of the 9th Ward.  We are “Savvy Seniors”and the crowned jewels of the community.

Thanks! Message sent.


Fall Dance

Resource Fair

Spring Sock- Hop

Thanksgiving Dinner



Emil Jones Building

19 E. 110th Place                    Tel (773) 568- 6260


Roseland Manor/Catholic Charities

11717 S. State Street             Tel (773) 995- 9000



10220 S. Michigan Avenue    Tel (773) 928- 1198


Roseland Village Grand – Families

10426 S. Michigan Avenue   Tel (773) 468- 1901


Pullman Suites

15 E. 112th Place                    Tel (773) 952- 8004


Victory Center of Roseland

(Housing & Satellite Center)

10450 S. Michigan Avenue   Tel (773) 468- 6400

Abbott Park Senior Satellite Center

49 E. 95th Street                   Tel (312) 745- 3493



                                              IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO KNOW                                            



Chicago Information 773-714-9800

Circuit Breaker Form 1363

City Clerk of Chicago - (312) 744- 2506


City Stickers

City Clerk of Chicago - (312) 744- 6861

Cook County Elder Justice Center

Cook County Circuit Court - (312) 603- 9233


Food Stamp (Link Program)/Medicaid

IL Dept. of Human Services - (800) 843- 6154


Free Legal Services

CARPLS - (312) 738- 9200

Elder Abuse Hotline

Illinois Department of Aging - (800) 252- 8966


Illinois Secretary of State - (312) 793- 1010

Medical ID Program

City Clerk of Chicago - (312) 744- 2506


Medicare - (800) MEDICARE

Meals on Wheels

Chicago Dept. of Aging - (312) 744- 4016


Passport Applications / Photos

City Clerk of Chicago - (312) 744- 2020


Residential Parking / Guest Passes

City Clerk of Chicago - (312) 744- 5346


Senior Tax Freeze

Cook County Assessor - (312) 603- 7800


Senior Sewer Exemption - Age 65+

Department of Sewers - (312) 747- 8480


Senior Property Tax Exemption - Age 65+

Cook County Assessor - (312) 443- 7550


Social Security Administration

(800) 772- 1213


Senior Property Tax Deferral

(312) 443- 5100

Adelaide Randall 

February 15, 1936 -September 1, 2021

" I am in a new home, there is peace, joy, happiness, no pain, no pills, no doctors, and no problems. Just sweet peace and if you want to reach me, call on God to send me a message. If you don't have his number, read the bible it's listed on every page" 

March 26, 2016

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