I’m Tom and this is my wife Anne. Like many people our age, we never imagined we would find ourselves struggling to afford the necessities of life: a place to live, food and medication. Yet, because of health problems and a rising cost of living we found ourselves in the position of having to choose between housing, food and medication.
We were lost and unsure where to turn… that’s when we found Senior Services of Central Illinois. Senior Services is much more than a senior center, it’s an organization with multiple programs providing help to our senior population. Our case manager connected us with the Comprehensive Elder Assistance Services program which provides wrap-around supports to help seniors maintain their independence.
Our case manager reviewed our budget and medical benefits. As a result, they helped us apply for Medicaid and SNAP benefits; helped us find a more affordable apartment; and provided access to in-home services to assist with my wife’s medical needs. Because of these life-saving services, we are now in a position to live life independently, instead of just simply living.
We never thought we would need help, but are grateful for this valuable service is available in our community.
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