LINKAGES can help.
LINKAGES is a program that assists seniors who have adult children with disabilities to address the issues, needs and concerns of their family. Professional staff help families to explore resource options and offer their expertise on service coordination, advocacy, future planning and government benefits. Linkages can also provide referrals to aging and disability services for the older adult as well as the person with the disability.
- Information and Referral
- Parent Support Group
- “Connections” Quarterly Newsletter
- Ongoing Community Education Programs
- Family Social Events
To provide information, support and referral services to older adults and their family members with a disability.
LINKAGES will assist older adults and their family member with a disability in accessing existing benefits, supports and community services as well as in planning for the future with a person-centered approach and the goal of maximizing long term care services and supports in the community.
CJE SeniorLife works collaboratively to achieve the Mission and Vision of LINKAGES with affiliated agencies of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago including:
- Jewish Child and Family Services
- Jewish Vocational Services
- The ARK of Chicago.
Collaborative relationships also exist with:
- The Center for Independent Futures
- The Department on Disability and Human Development at UIC
LINKAGES is a program created and supported by the Jewish Federation of Chicago and most program services are provided free of charge.