Senior Advocate
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
Notary Services

For other outside services, please refer to our Resource Guide

Faith in ActionIn 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 Jennifer or call Faith in Action directly call 847-721-8414 or visit their website at


Dickinson Hall’s Transportation Program has a car available for the transportation needs of eligible residents. Our friendly and professional drivers are available weekdays (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm for local area appointments, errands, and visits to Dickinson Hall. Scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis. Rides are $3 each way, with a reduced fare of $2 each way for those who qualify for the Benefits Access Program. Tipping is not permitted. Reservations can be made by calling 847-234-2209.

PACE has expanded its Dial-A-Ride program, which serves older (60+) and disabled individuals living in Lake Bluff, Knollwood and all of Lake Forest. Destinations include all parts of Shields Township and Lake Forest, plus other selected locations. The bus service operates Monday - Friday,
6:00 am - 6:00 pm, and costs $3 one way. Call Shields Township Offices at 847-234-0802 for more information.
(Note: Registration must be completed one week prior to use of the program.)

Several local taxi companies offer a $3 off ride coupon for seniors (65+) for transportation within the Lake Forest High School District 115 only. You may request 16 coupons in a 30-day period. For more details and to register for this program, please contact 847-810-4678.



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