All things health related: resources for physical and behavioral health care, healthy lifestyles, reducing social isolation, and cognitive health (dementia).
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Local Health Resources
900 Franklin Avenue Normal, IL 61761 Phone: (309) 888-5531 Med refills: (309) 888-4653 Fax: (309) 888-5530
This free clinic provides healthcare to McLean County’s medically underserved residents. Comprehensive medical and dental services, and prescription medications are provided at no cost.
200 W. Front Street Bloomington, IL 61701 Phone: (309) 888-5450 Fax: (309) 452-8479
Services available include behavioral health, dental clinic, health promotion programs, immunizations, among others. A major emphasis is Healthy Eating Active Living, with lifestyle change programming.
207 Hamilton Road Bloomington, IL 61704-7527 Phone: (309) 827-4090
This outpatient clinic provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health care, laboratory services, programs to help you stop smoking and using tobacco, pharmacy services, and more. Includes a lit of health services offered at this location.
Specialty care services not available in the Bloomington clinic are offered here for residents of McLean County. Services include mental health care, women’s health services, treatment for PTSD, foot care, vision care, orthopedics, and more. See here (link to Social Work Services document) for a complete list of social work services available through the Danville Illiana Health Care System.
Living a Healthy Life
Matter of Balance offers workshops that increase activity levels of older adults while reducing the fear of falling. The website includes a search engine to find a workshop near your location.
The ACL is committed to advocacy and research to protect the rights of older people, support people’s choices on where they want to live. Their website provides a wide range of articles, fact sheets and tips for older adults, people with disabilities and/or caregivers. Among topics covered: falls prevention, Medicare fraud, nutrition, behavioral health, hospice, driving, pension counseling, emergency preparedness and much more.
This website helps you plan for unforeseen health events that may occur as you age. (Not to be confused with end of life care and wills).
This website has physical and mental health information, as well as lifestyle, diet and nutrition, exercise and fitness, and aging mastery. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find links to these topics.
Reducing Social Isolation
600 E. Willow Street Normal, IL 61761 Phone: (309) 888-9099 Contact Us
Supported by Normal Township, ARC membership is a doorway to a multitude of classes and social gatherings. Annual membership fee is quite low and, in some cases, reduced or covered. A reduction in membership fees is available to individuals or couples that meet certain income requirements. SilverSneakers®, Silver&Fit®, & Renew Active Members – the ARC membership fee is waived following verification.
Located in the Miller Park Pavilion, the Center provides pool tables, game tables, a lending library, television, areas for socializing and a computer area. They also have monthly events.
This website offers a wide range of other websites, webpages, articles, newsletters, handouts, and videos as well as an assessment tool and links for social engagement for those who are struggling with social isolation themselves or are concerned about a loved one.
This website, part of the AARP Foundation, provides an assessment for social isolation as well as help for those suffering from it. These resources include tips to stay connected, educational articles, and finding services in your area.
This website is supported by the Administration for Community Living, and has various resources for combating social isolation: educational articles, tips, activity guides, and helplines.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Memory questionnaire and guide toward information and resources that inform next best steps.
200 W Front Street Bloomington, IL 61701 Phone: (309) 888-5450
This web page has links to local and national entities that support mental health, including screening tools, hospital care, and information on alcoholism and substance abuse.
This website lists sources for a wide variety of services related to behavioral health, crisis, and substance use
This website provides a search engine for locating bereavement support groups according to zip code.
PATH’s web page provides links to support groups for a wide variety of challenges, from addiction to veterans, civil rights to health issues.
Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services: As long as you have a copy of your health insurance, drivers license, the veteran DD214, and are recommended for hearing aids; the actual hearing aids, fittings and repairs are at no charge to you as long as you remain eligible under the VA.
This page includes auditory training programs, hearing loss basics and information on the technology designed for those with hearing loss.
Guided introduction, educational tool, and assistive activities to benefit new cochlear implant users. Each kit focuses on a different topic and provides useful activities that help ease the adjustment to life with cochlear implants.
The new version of Sound and WAY Beyond, by Cochlear Americas, that combines an interactive and appealing set-up with speech discrimination activities. This program provides a range of difficulty levels and gives feedback to users. Angel Sound aims to reinforce speech discrimination abilities, enhance listening and communication, simulate realistic listening situations, and monitor progress.
Smart-device application available through the Apple App Store. The creators of this game report that it was made to be streamed through hearing aids that are compatible with smartphone Bluetooth. This interactive application practice speech discrimination at three different difficulty levels.
Hear Coach is a suite of listening games developed by Starkey that “challenge both your cognitive and auditory sharpness”, accessed through an app. This page has numerous other descriptions of hearing apps.