Community Resources

Answers on Aging Specialist

Laura Gross is a Seniors Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselor. She is a specialist on senior and disability benefits including Medicare, Medicaid, Circuit Breaker and Social Security will work with individuals by appointment.  This is part of the Collinsville Faith in Action and is supported by the Illinois Area Agency on Aging.  Call 618-344-7788 to schedule an appointment (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays).


American Parkinson Disease Asssociation – St. Louis

Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis

Collinsville Faith In Action

Disability Guides To Information

Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs: What You Need to Know

Illinois Area Agency on Aging

Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services

Illinois Community Care Program

Madison County Mental Health Board

Memory Care Home Solutions

National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI)

United Way of Greater St. Louis

Veterans Assistance Commission for Madison County

St. Clair County Veterans Assistance Commission (SCCVAC)

Seniors Making Moves – moving and organizing assistance

10 Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients

The Caregiver’s Guide to Car Travel with Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease and When to Stop Driving

Everything You Need to Know to Prepare Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Dementia Care Dos & Don’ts: Dealing with Dementia Behavior Problems

Sensory Rooms for Dementia

Promoting Mental Health at Home: How to Design the Perfect Meditation Room

Health and Home Safety

Medication Safety For The Elderly: A Guide For Patients And Caregivers

Overdose Response Guide: Awareness, Prevention, And Preparedness For Caregivers Of Addicts

The Ultimate Guide To Senior Nutrition

The Benefits Of Cooking With Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

Health: What To Expect In Your 70s And Beyond

A Guide To Downsizing For Seniors And Their Loved Ones

Is My Elderly Parent Incompetent? What To Do If You’re Worried

Senior-Friendly Remodeling

12 Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation

Caretakers’ Guide To Moving Seniors Into A Facility

Metro-East Faith in Actions

East St. Louis



Tri Cities (Granite City, Madison, Pontoon Beach)


Collinsville Senior Citizens Shuttle

MCT (Madison County Transit)

Main Street Community Center in Edwardsville

Glen Carbon Senior Center in Glen Carbon

AARP Safe Driving Classes

Below are links to resources and information to help you with your caregiving responsibilities.

St. John’s Community Care Support Groups

St. John’s Community Care Blog 

Healthline – 10 Surprising Facts About Alzheimer’s

AARP – Caregiving Resources

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Assn Communication Issues

Alzheimer’s Assn Hoarding Behaviors

Alzheimer’s Assn Safety Plan for Caregivers

Parkinson’s Disease

Traumatic Brain Injury

We work closely with these affiliations to ensure we are providing the best services possible:

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