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Center on Halsted provides an array of programs and services for LGBTQ+ age 55+ through our Senior Program.

Each week, more than 150 seniors participate in programs to attend workshops, take classes or make new friends.

Meal Program — Let's do lunch!

We provide lunch and foster conversation for adults 60+ every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in partnership with the City of Chicago Golden Diner’s Program. Lunch takes place at our senior center, Center on Addison, located at 806 W. Addison. A small suggested donation is optional and not required as part of City of Chicago’s Golden Diners program.

No RSVPs needed and registration to join the lunch program can be completed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 9am-12pm.

It’s more than just lunch it’s a chance to get to know fellow senior LGBTQ+ community members.

Social and Recreational Programs

Discussion group, movies, bingo, yoga classes, parties and more! We host a wide array of programming each week. For the current program calendar, please visit

Information and Referrals

Senior Program staff can help you identify and apply for various benefit programs that you might be eligible for and assist with referrals for housing or services. Through a partnership with Center for Disability and Elder Law we also host a monthly pro-bono legal clinic in Center on Addison. To learn more please contact Senior Services. We’ll make sure to help you get signed up for the right program, on time and in the right way.

Technology Support

Complimentary wireless is available in Center on Addison. Additionally, Seniors are welcome to use three computer workstations. Individualized technology support is offered through a program called “Ask the Techie” where seniors meet 1:1 with a technology volunteer.

Senior Employement Services

Senior Services offers a variety of employment services to individuals age 45+ who are looking to enter or re-enter the workforce. The employment assistance includes individualized career counseling, career development workshops and technology assistance.

Older Adults Living with HIV 

At Center on Halsted, we are at the forefront of HIV and Aging, striving to increase awareness of testing and prevention needs for older adults and advocate for the provision of services to HIV-positive older adults. As part of this work, we provide regular services for LGBTQ Older Adults living with HIV. For more information about testing and living with HIV as an older adult, visit our HIV/AIDS & STD Services page

Town Hall Apartments

Town Hall Apartments is Chicago’s first LGBT-Friendly Senior Housing. The six-story building, attached to consists of 79 units of 1-bedroom and studio apartments and is co-owned by Center on Halsted and Full Circle. Center on Halsted provides wrap-around services, including case management, for all residents. To qualify individuals must be 55+ and low-income. While not LGBTQ exclusive because of non-discrimination fair housing laws about 60% of the residents identify as LGBTQ. The rent is subsidized through vouchers from the Chicago Housing Authority and residents pay 30% of their income in rent. The wait list is currently open and Senior Services staff can assist in completing the online application.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you! If you have questions about our Senior programs or want to attend an upcoming event, feel free to contact Todd Williams at 773.472.6469 EXT 426 or

If you are in need of short-term case management assistance, help with a benefit application or a referral, please contact Britta Larson, Senior Services Director, at 773.472.6469, ext. 445.

Additonal Resources

For a list of additional services and community resources please view this comprehensive list compiled by Howard Brown Health: Aging Services Community Resources


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