CMSS recently incorporated West Suburban Senior Services into our continuum of care. This senior center located in Bellwood, Illinois has served thousands of older adults and their families since 1973.

Bellwood Senior Center

Senior centers serve as a gateway to the nation’s aging network—connecting older adults to vital services and supports that can help them stay healthy and independent. Research shows older adults who visit Senior Centers experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and economic well-being.

The West Suburban Senior Services Bellwood Senior Center has faithfully served the community since 1973. We continue to provide services to older adults in the western suburbs to ensure access to socialization, mental stimulation, exercise, a daily lunch, and education on various programs and issues important to healthy aging. We offer area seniors access to exercise programs, dancing classes, movies, brain games, card games, a lunch program, and information from guest speakers on issues and services important to the senior community including health education, a free visiting legal clinic, access to community leaders, and more.

SAGE Program

The West Suburban Senior Services SAGE (Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders) program serves the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) and allied older adult population in the western suburbs of Chicago. We believe it is vitally important to offer targeted outreach and services to LGBT older adults to promote equality and dignity in service delivery and break down barriers which can limit access to needed services. Current programming includes a weekly lunch/discussion group, a weekly crafters group, and a monthly movie night. Our mission is to understand and meet the growing needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied community in the western suburbs through outreach and programming delivered with knowledge, sensitivity, and pride.

Please read our response to the outcome of the vote taken at the 2019 United Methodist General Conference related to the church’s stance of serving the LGBTQ+ population.


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West Suburban Senior Services
439 Bohland Ave.
Bellwood, IL 60104