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Barrington Area Council on Aging

6000 Garland Lane
Barrington, IL 60010

(847) 381-5030

www.bacoa.org

Description:

BACOA serves seniors, family caregivers and the community. We serve as a clearinghouse of information on aging services, provide service coordination, identify service gaps and needs and advocate to meet those needs. Primary services include information assistance, in-home assessment visits, newsletter, senior lunch and activity program. Barrington Area Meals with Wheels Program, monthly caregiver groups support, Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes, low vision and Alzheimer's support groups, Parkinsons Education and Support Group and Medicare Prescription Part D consultations. Circuit Breaker forms are available. Circuit Breaker offers relief from property taxes, rent or nursing home charges for qualifying seniors and disabled persons. We also coordinate AARP tax assistance February - April 15th each year. You may also be eligible for Pharmaceutical Assistance and vehicle license discount.

Keyword/Resource Guide: Senior Citizens - Services

Primary Services:

General Information

Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Intake Process:

The Meals with Wheels program reguires an in-home assessment by a BACOA social services staff person. As well as a Physicain approval for client to receive meals.
With other services, seniors or caregivers just need to call in to schedule an appointment for assistance.

Program Fees:

The majority of the social services provided are free - though donations are accepted.
There is a suggested donation of $3.50 for the senior lunch program. The suggested donation for Meals with Wheels is $5.00, but the price is negotiable. There is a fee for recreational trips and outings.

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

Services are targeted to seniors and families living in or concerned about a person living in the Barrington area. People from outside the area can attend support groups, classes, and participate in our social/recreational programs.

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

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