Social Services

Senior Advocate:

With the funding from the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Citizens Foundation, Shields Township and the YWCA of Lake Forest, Dickinson Hall has a full-time Senior Advocate. Janet Fryer, LCPC, is an employee of Family Services of Lake County, and her office is located at Dickinson Hall. She offers information, referral and assistance to older adults and their families throughout the community.

Assistance is offered over the phone, in-person at Dickinson Hall or at community member’s homes, depending on the need. This is a free and confidential service.

To contact Janet:        847-810-4678

Some of the services include:

·         Emotional Support

·         Support for Family Caregivers

·         Identifying Local Resources

·         Financial Assistance Programs

·         Medicare Assistance

·         Senior Citizen’s Assessment Freeze Assistance

·         Benefit Access Program

·         Scholarship Programs

·         Medical Equipment Lending Closet

·         Nortary Services


Faith in Action:

In addition to our Senior Advocate we have a close partnership with Faith in Action. Faith in Action is a non-profit organization which recruits, trains and supervises caring volunteers who provide transportation, grocery shopping, social support, and caregiver respite. These volunteers often form a quality relationship with those they assist. Their partnership with Dickinson Hall increases the depth of services offered to community members in need. To access their services, learn more, or explore volunteer opportunities for this much-needed organization, contact Janet or call Faith in Action directly call 847-721-8414 or visit their website at



220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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