Department on Aging

Old People

Mission Statement:

The Department on Aging connects older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity.

The Department on Aging is one of the states designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Dolton. We provide information and resources for senior and adults with disabilities. We also help their families and caregivers. We can connect you with local resources like elder care, adult day care, housing assistance, home care, meals, housekeeping, legal assistance, personal care, and even volunteer work. We are one of eleven regional Area Agencies on Aging in the state of Illinois.

  • Community Care Program (60 and Older, Medicaid Waiver)
  • Adult Protective Services (60 and Older, Disabled 18-59)
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (60 and Older, Disabled 18-59)
  • Home Care Ombudsman Program (60 and Older, Disabled 18-59)
  • Benefit Access (65 and Older, Disabled 16-64)
  • Older Americans Act Services Program (60 and Older)

The Americans for Better Hearing Foundation (ABHF)

The ABHF provides hearing healthcare for Medicaid eligible recipients. ABHF provides both hearing diagnostics and dispenses the hearing aids. Medicare and Medicaid cover the cost of the diagnostics and Medicaid will cover the cost of the hearing aids, the batteries, and any repairs for as long as the person is Medicaid eligible.

Nearest Location for Dolton Residents:

ABHF at PCIL Blue Island12940 Western Ave3rd Floor Blue Island, IL 60406

Call 630-321-3555 to Schedule an Appointment

AREA 13 Suburban Cook County

Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP) Offices offer you information and free help filling out applications for senior programs.

SHAP is located South Suburban Senior Services of Catholic Charities at 15300 South Lexington Avenue, Harvey, Illinois.

For any questions, Contact them at:

P: (708) 596-2222

F: (708) 596-6746

Prevent Aging Abuse

Trained professionals are available and prepared to take reports of suspected abuse and forward them promptly to local adult protective service agencies. All calls and information related to abuse, neglect, and exploitation are strictly confidential. The sooner we know about the abuse, the sooner we can put a stop to it.

The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) has launched a new public and professional awareness campaign to remind everyone about the importance of reporting suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation of persons ages 60 and older and persons with disabilities ages 18-59.

If you are a victim of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation – or suspect that someone you know is a victim – call our statewide 24-hour Abuse Hotline at 866-800-1409, or visit


For any questions, please contact 708-849-4000 or email