CJE SeniorLife *

 CJE SeniorLifeCJE SeniorLife is an innovative provider of life enrichment programs, supportive resources, healthcare, and research and education for older adults and their families throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. CJE maintains a deep and abiding commitment to Jewish communal values, and to the dignity and independence of the older person, through quality programs for positive aging.

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

CJE SeniorLife *

Main Office
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1000
Fax: (773) 508-1028
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Over the past four decades, CJE’s wide range of services has grown to include more than 40 program areas, including counseling, geriatric care management, assisted living, short- and long-term skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, adult day services, home-delivered meals, personal care, health and wellness education and more.

Adult Day Services, Traditional Day Services, Asher Alzheimer’s Day Services *

CJE SeniorLife
1015 W. Howard Street
Evanston, IL 60202
Phone: (773) 508-1000, (847) 492-1400
Fax: (847) 556-8430
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net
Contact: Melissa Gelfand, Director

Adult Day Services (ADS) offer a supervised, structured program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive impairment, as well as those who are too frail to be left alone during the day. A group setting maximizes the potential of each participant by promoting autonomy, creativity and self-esteem. Professional staff plans creative activities to stimulate the mind and body.

Traditional Day Services enable older adults who are too frail, isolated or lonely to maintain their independence in a dignified manner, while providing peace of mind for their caregivers.

The Asher program is a structured, therapeutic program that serves people with early-to mid-stage Alzheimer’s.

Adult Day Services North *

CJE SeniorLife
The Friend Center for Memory Care
1601 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 374-0500
Fax: (847) 236-7888
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.www.cje.net

Offers flexible hours in a beautiful north-suburban setting for persons with early stage dementia, depression or some frailty. Engaging and stimulating activities such as current event discussions, gardening, trips and holiday celebrations are planned to accommodate individual interests.

Center for Healthy Living *

CJE SeniorLife
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1000, (773) 508-1073
Fax: (773) 508-1070
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Offers a variety of educational, wellness, social and life-enrichment programming for older adults at the Bernard Horwich Building and throughout the community. Programs and their locations change regularly and may include creative arts workshops, screenings to identify/prevent bone or hearing loss, and educational programs on how to use an iPad, organize financial records, care for an aging parent or improve memory skills.

CJE at Sinai *

Chicago Sinai Congregation
15 W. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (847) 492-1400
Fax: (847) 556-8430
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net
Contact: Sheri Wishnia, Program Manager

Geared toward older adults with early to moderate memory loss, CJE at Sinai, meets two days per week, Mondays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and provides highly stimulating, supportive and structured programs within a group setting. Programs include creative arts for self-expression, discussions on current events, word and other games, dance and exercise, intergenerational programs and more.

CJE Consumer Assistance *

3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1000
Fax: (773) 508-1114
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Provides free information, resources and advocacy on issues that impact older adults, including consumer benefits, community service, public assistance, Social Security, and housing referrals. State-certified Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors help older adults understand various types of health insurance and medical bill payments. Lending library and computer skills training courses are available. Russian-speaking staff on site.

CJE Counseling

CJE SeniorLife
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1000
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Licensed clinical social workers provide individual counseling, as well as support groups, to help older adults and their families recover from symptoms of anxiety and depression and increase their capacity to cope with the challenges of aging.

CJE Kosher Catering *

1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 236-7859, (773) 508-1000
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net
Contact: Charlotte Wiedman

A delicious choice for holiday meals, intimate dinners and large gatherings. Experienced, highly-skilled staff works with the client to create the perfect menu. Full dinners, side dishes, appetizers, trays, salads and more are available. Catering menu from CJE’s Lieberman Center in Skokie is cRc approved and catering menu from Weinberg Community in Deerfield is under supervision of Rabbi Mel Lifsics.

Culture Bus™ *

CJE SeniorLife
Northwestern University’s Feinberg Pavilion
675 N. St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (847) 492-1400
Fax: (847) 556-8430
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Innovative program combines cultural outings, creative arts activities and socialization for older adults with early stage memory loss. The program consists of day trips to various cultural sites throughout the Chicago area.

Farwell House *

CJE SeniorLife
1420 W. Farwell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: (773) 508-1000, (773) 262-3113
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

45 units in four-story building. Studio and one-bedroom apartments. Head of household must be 62 years or older and entire household must meet HUD Section 8 income requirements. Social services and activities provided.

The Friend Center for Memory Care *

CJE SeniorLife
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1601 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 374-0500, (773) 508-1000
Fax: (847) 236-7888
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Offers 40 private rooms for people with early- to mid-stage Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Professional trained staff members provide appropriate programs and services, 24-hour supervision and individualized attention to meet the needs of each resident. Three kosher meals are served every day. Facility includes a lounge with generous activity space, a hands-on activity kitchen and a large, protected outdoor strolling garden. Housekeeping, laundry and personal care are included.

Gidwitz Place for Assisted Living *

CJE SeniorLife
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 374-0500, (773) 508-1000
Fax: (847) 236-7844
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Six-story apartment building with 125 one- and two-bedroom units, offers a retirement lifestyle that allows older people to maintain a greater level of health, dignity and independence. Offering comfort, style and companionship, Gidwitz provides residents with housekeeping and basic personal care, restaurant-style Kosher meals, and a wide range of educational, social, cultural and holiday programs. Staff is on premises 24 hours a day, including a registered nurse during daytime hours. Amenities include a cafe, mini-mart, beauty/barber shop, library, fitness and wellness centers, synagogue and meeting rooms, and beautifully landscaped grounds for walking. Trips to stores, special events and sites of special interest are part of the regular schedule of activities. Respite Care for family caregivers are offered at reasonable daily rates.

Home Delivered Meals *

CJE SeniorLife
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1000
Fax: (773) 508-1028
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Through Title III, CJE provides the home delivery of one to two hot kosher meals for older adults who are unable to shop and/or prepare food. All meals provide for calorie controlled, diabetic, low fat and low salt diets. Frozen meals, available during weekday delivery, may be used for weekends. Meals are delivered by volunteers between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Eligibility regulations, prices and menu options differ according to the funding source and the client’s location.

Jarvis House *

CJE SeniorLife
1345 W. Jarvis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1000, (773) 262-3113
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

39 units, one-bedroom and studio apartments. Head of household must be 62 years or older and meet entire household must meet HUD Section 8 income requirements. Social services and activities provided.

Kosher to Go *

CJE SeniorLife
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1000, (847) 929-3020
Fax: (773) 508-1028
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Like to eat but hate to cook? CJE has a selection of delicious and freshly prepared flash frozen kosher foods and soup that can be delivered to your door. Menu offers a selection of foods that accommodate most special diets.

Krasnow Residence *

CJE SeniorLife
8901 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (773) 508-1000, (773) 262-3113
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Total of 48 one bedroom and studio apartments. Head of household must be 62 years or older and entire household must meet HUD Section 8 income requirements. Social services and activities provided.

Levy House *

CJE SeniorLife
1221 W. Sherwin Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: (773) 508-1000, (773) 262-3113
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Eight-story building with 56 affordable one-bedroom apartments for seniors 55 or older. Rental certificates and vouchers welcome. Located steps from the lakefront and public transportation. Social services and activities provided.

Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation *

CJE SeniorLife
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 929-3320, (773) 508-1000
Fax: (847) 929-3290
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net
Contact: Ron Benner, Executive Director

Lieberman Center is a skilled long-term nursing facility for those who need more specialized nursing care. It also provides post-hospitalization and Medicare Part A short-term rehabilitation, a dementia special care unit as well as hospice and respite care. Home to 240 elderly residents, Lieberman offers private rooms, an onsite health center, dining room with kosher meals, beauty/barber shop, synagogue, social hall and more. Unique social, recreational, religious and rehabilitative programs are a regular part of the weekly agenda.

Linkages *

CJE SeniorLife
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1106, (773) 508-1000
Fax: (773) 508-1028
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net
Contact: Mariana Sanchez, Linkages Coordinator

Linkages identifies and addresses the issues, needs, and challenges of older adults and their family members with disabilities. Professional staff members explore resource options, provide phone support, coordinate services and assist with future planning and advocacy. Monthly support group meetings and educational programs give families the opportunity to discuss their mutual concerns.

Medicar Service *

CJE SeniorLife
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1300, (773) 508-1000
Fax: (847) 556-8449
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net
Contact: Jay Washburn, Transportation Director

Travel to and from medical appointments, social events and special occasions in the comfort and safety of a CJE paratransit van. Certified drivers escort the client directly through the building to their appointment and escorts client back to van and to their home. All vehicles meet ADA (Americans with Disability Act) requirements.

Personal Care *

CJE SeniorLife
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1000, (847) 282-3883
Fax: (773) 508-1028
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Offers personal care services through a preferred provider agreement with Gentle Home Services (GHS). Personal care services provided by GHS include assistance on an hourly or live-in basis with meal preparation, light housekeeping and laundry, escorting to appointments or activities, companionship, medication reminders, help with bathing and dressing, and assistance with other household tasks. Nursing supervisor meets with the requesting client or family member to develop an individual care plan.

Robert and Sylvia Haag Pavilion *

CJE SeniorLife
Short-Term Rehabilitation Unit
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 929-3320, (773) 508-1000
Fax: (847) 929-3290
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Short-term Rehabilitation serves patients after hospitalization. Licensed therapists provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy to Medicare-certified residents seven days a week. The rehab program emphasizes short-term, sub-acute rehabilitation and medical care with the goal of returning home.

Robineau Residence *

CJE SeniorLife
7550 N. Kostner Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (773) 508-1000, (847) 675-8580
Fax: (847) 675-8591
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net
Contact: Dorothy Levant, Manager

Designed for 24 older adults, is located in a residential neighborhood and offers private rooms and baths arranged in suites around living rooms with kitchens. Residents enjoy group activities, meals, transportation, excursions and 24-hour staff. Applicants must be 55 years or older and qualify for subsidized housing under the provisions of HUD's Section 8 program. An additional monthly service fee is required.

Shalom Bus Service *

CJE SeniorLife
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1000
Fax: (847) 556-8449
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net
Contact: Jay Washburn, Transportation Director

Door-to-door assistance (from individual’s home onto the bus) or curb-to-curb (assistance on and off the bus) is available in a limited geographic area. The buses provide regularly scheduled group trips to community destinations such as grocery stores, medical appointments and community centers.

Swartzberg House *

CJE SeniorLife
3101 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1000, (773) 262-3113
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Total of 99 apartments. Head of household must be 62 years or older and entire household must meet HUD Section 8 income requirements. Social services and activities provided.

Village Center *

CJE SeniorLife
5140 Galitz Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (773) 508-1000, (773) 262-3113
Email: info@cje.net
Web: http://www.cje.net

Building has 150 one-bedroom apartments. Head of household must be 62 years or older and entire household must meet HUD Section 8 income requirements. Village of Skokie’s Smith Center located in building for recreation, social services and events.

Your Eldercare Consultants (CJE Geriatric Care Management) *

3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 508-1000, (773) 508-1015
Fax: (773) 508-1028
Email: info@youreldercareconsultants.com
Web: http://www.youreldercareconsultants.com

Your Eldercare Consultants have advanced degrees in social work with training in gerontology and can help older adults and their families manage the transitions of aging through a wide array of services including: managing Medicare and private insurance paperwork, planning for the future and use of assets, helping with a move to a new home, bill paying, hiring and supervising home caregivers and reporting regularly on a loved one's well-being.

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