Senior Services of Will County announces that the Medicare Open Enrollment period is fast approaching and assigns a team to help seniors review the components of Medicare, including important changes that everyone should be aware of before the Open Enrollment period begins on October 15th.    

Senior Services of Will County has certified SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) counselors ready and available to assist seniors during this time.  SHIP counselors will be available at their main office in Joliet and the Troy Township satellite office to assist those in the outer areas.

“We are delighted to have our teams at both locations to help Medicare users re-evaluate their Medicare coverage, including health and drug plans, and compare it to other plans,” says Danelle Alonzo, CCU Assistant Director at Senior Services of Will County.

Open Enrollment starts October 15, 2019 and runs through December 7, 2019.  

Appointments are a must. Those who wish to register to meet with certified SHIP counselors at Senior Services can register by calling 815-723-9713.  Senior Services of Will County will have a full time SHIP counselor available between 9am-3pm Monday through Friday, and a SHIP volunteer on Wednesdays from 8am-4pm during the open enrollment period.  Senior Services is located at 251 N. Center Street, Joliet, IL.

To register with certified SHIP counselors at Troy Township Office should call  815-723-9713.  Troy Township office is located at 25448 Seil Road, Shorewood, IL.  The SHIP counselors will be available Every Thursday from 12pm-4pm, and the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 8am-4pm.  

Health insurance is one of the most important decisions you will make for your health and finances.  It can also be a confusing or overwhelming task, which is why Senior Services of Will County is dedicated to providing you with quality service, education, and assistance navigating all the options.  Open Enrollment is a busy time. Please schedule your appointment with a certified SHIP counselor today.

To schedule an appointment, call 815-723-9713 or for more information, contact Danelle Alonzo at [email protected] or 815-740-4538. 


For over fifty years, Senior Services of Will County has been connecting older adults to resources, information, services and programs so that they might live safe, healthy and independent lives. For more information about Senior Services, please feel free to call the main office at 815-723-9713 or visit the website at