Do you know an older adult struggling to find normalcy, or perhaps you’re an older adult needing help? The pandemic created financial, social and personal difficulties for many seniors in Bloomington. Senior Community Services (SCS) helps older adults retain their independence, remain in their homes and connect to their communities.
SCS offers a HOME program with handyperson services to help seniors with small home repairs, homemaking or routine maintenance, such as smoke alarm or light bulb replacements. The services are available for adults age 60 and older, on a sliding fee scale with no income restrictions. Both the City of Bloomington and its HRA provide funding to SCS to support the HOME program and the Bloomington senior community it serves.
SCS also offers a Medicare Partners program for those with Medicare Parts A and B but no other supplemental medical insurance or medical assistance. More than 200 medical providers are affiliated with the program. These providers can waive coinsurance, copays and deductibles for Medicare covered expenses so eligible participants can access the medical care they need at no cost.