Bloom Township is a legal assistance clinic in cooperation with the center for disability and elder law (CDEL). Seniors are able to meet one on one with an attorney who can provide eligible seniors with legal assistance for:
- Estate planning - including Power of Attorney
- Adult Guardianship
- Housing - including landlord/tenant issues, evication and real property issues
- Consumer law - including cosumer fraud, collections, public utilities and contract disputes
- Elder financial abuse
- Family law
If you are interested please call 1-312-600-6407 and leave your name and phone number. A CDEL volunteer will call you back.
Free Simple and Living Wills
Bloom Township residents can come to the Senior Department and obtain a witnessed “Simple” or “Living” will. The township attorney can assist with these documents which are part of your personal records. Seniors must be 60 years of age or older for this service and it is FREE of charge.
Free Income Tax Service
AARP Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions.
AARP Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 55 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state.
This service is available through the Senior Department every year beginning in February and running to April 15th. An appointment is required and they fill up fast so make your appointment early.
Cell Phones for Seniors
The Sheriff’s Cell Phones for Seniors program provide a FREE 911 Emergency Cellular Phone to Cook County residents, over the age of 65, who do not have a cellular phone as an extra measure of security as they are driving, taking public transportation or participating in outdoor activities. Individuals, local organizations and businesses are encouraged to donate their unwanted cell phones or sponsor a Cell Phone Drive to help support this program. Bloom Township Senior Department is both a drop-off and distribution location.