- Information and Assistance
- Community Outreach
- Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
- Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP)
- Family Caregiver Support
- Options Counseling
- Notary Public
I&A provides specific information on private, public and volunteer services and links individuals to the available benefits and services.
Our Outreach worker seeks out the older population in their home to give information on and help them gain access to available benefits and services. If you are interested in arranging a visit from our outreach worker please call (815) 431-8034.
Bridges is a certified SHIP site that can provide Medicare counseling, information and assistance and enrollment assistance. We provide programs in the Spring and Fall on specific Medicare topics. Medicare help is by appointment only. Please call (815) 431-8034.
Bridges can provide assistance with benefit applications: SNAP (Food Stamps), Low Income Subsidy/Extra Help. Medicare Savings Program and Benefit Access. (License Plate Sticker Discount and Ride Free Transit Cards).
Bridges has information, assistance and referrals for those caring for a family member through our Family Caregiver Support Program. Family caregivers and grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers an benefit from these services. For information on Caregiver Resources, click here.
Assistance for adults and caregivers through an independent decision support process to determine community based care choices. The individuals’ circumstances, needs, preferences and values are the foundation of this service.
Bridges has a notary public on staff available by appointment only. Please call before you come to ensure they are able to assist you.