Thriving At All Stages Of Life
The Pilsen Satellite Senior Center (PSSC) was developed in collaboration with the City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services to provide older adults’ nutrition, fitness, wellness, and life enrichment opportunities. Seniors ages 55 and above are welcome to participate in the services and programs available at the PSSC. As part of the City of Chicago’s Senior Center network Alivio implements:
- Congregate Meals
Lunch served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a. m. until 12:30 p. m. For seniors age 60 and over, a donation is requested. For those under 55-59, the full price of the meal is requested. No one is turned away because of inability to pay.
Evidence-based physical activity sessions led by experts working with older adults; fitness room and equipment. For seniors age 60 and over, a donation is requested to support the fitness program. For those under 55-59, the full price of fitness program membership is requested.
Nurses, pharmacists, registered dietitians, and social workers present monthly health topics.
- Life Enrichment
A variety of dance, music, arts and crafts, celebrations and cultural activities tied to the observations of the community.
For more information, please call us at (312) 743-0493.
Alivio Medical Center staff has operated the Pilsen Satellite Senior Center with the specific needs of the community as a guiding principle. As the community’s only program space dedicated to Latino older adults, a special focus is to provide bilingual bicultural services. Alivio is also expanding to serve the growing Chinese-speaking community. We focus on both assistance and advocacy, including:
- State-certified SHIP counselors provide Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with timely information, application assistance and help with coverage, options and assistance programs.
- Benefits Enrollment Center staff provide information, assistance and connections to programs that help older adults and people with disabilities save money on food, utilities, medication, healthcare, transportation, fees, cell phones and internet access.
- Certified Affordable Care Act Assisters and Navigators help people find out about and enroll in healthcare coverage through Get-Covered Illinois, our state’s Affordable Care Act.
View or download our PDF to learn more about how we can help you enroll in healthcare coverage.
A True Partnership
The Pilsen Satellite Senior Center at Casa Maravilla opened its doors to the community in 2011. The Senior Center is located at 2021 South Morgan, Chicago, IL, just north of Alivio’s comprehensive healthcare center. The development and management of the PSSC is one of true collaboration and an example of the best of public-private partnerships.
The 7,000 square foot Senior Center can be found on the eastern half of the first floor of Casa Maravilla. Casa Maravilla is a five-story, 72-unit building dedicated to housing low to moderate income adults aged 55 and older. The Resurrection Project, a local non-profit development organization, built Casa Maravilla to meet the needs of community older adults who want to stay in the neighborhood.