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Membership Options and Fees

Member Fees are based on a calendar year. After January 31, fees are prorated based on the month the member joins the organization.

Full Member

  • Quickly access member referred vendors on our website
  • Participate in social, educational and cultural programs planned and hosted by WiseUp members
  • Enjoy the stimulating discussion groups that focus on issues that matter to older adults 
  • Request volunteer services such as: transportation to medical appointments and errands; friendly visitors; tech assistance; grocery shopping and errands; and light household chores and maintenance

Supported Full Member
Individuals who participate in the Illinois Benefit Access Program are eligible for the Full member level at $10 month. Proof of participation is required.

Social Member

An opportunity for individuals who enjoy our social and educational programs but do not yet need to call on us for services. As a Social Member, you can:
  • Quickly access member referred vendors on our website
  • Connect to WiseUp members via our website's Bulletin Board and Members Connect
  • Participate in in social, educational and cultural programs planned and hosted by WiseUp members
  • Upgrade to the Full Member level at any time by paying the balance of the Full Member dues then in effect
Virtual Member

Today 100% of WiseUp programs and events are offered virtually and participation is no longer limited by geographic proximity. Even when the pandemic subsides, WiseUp is likely to continue to offer virtual programs for reasons of convenience and accessibility. Virtual programming now offers WiseUp the opportunity to serve members outside of our “in person” boundaries.
Individuals living outside of these zip codes: 60016, 60025, 60026, 60035, 60053, 60062, 60076, 60077, 60091, 60093, 60201, 60202, 60645, and 60626 would be eligible.
Virtual members receive the WiseUp Update digital newsletter and access to our online virtual programs. They do not receive mailed copies of materials, vote in the Board of Directors election, or attend member-only in person events/potlucks. Click here for a Virtual Membership Application.







$45/month ($540 annual)


$56.57/month ($680 annual)




$17.00/month ($204 annual)


$20.00/month ($240 annual)

(Benefit Access Program)

$10/month ($120 annual)


$75 annual

Member fees can be paid on an annual, monthly, or quarterly basis. You can also arrange for convenient, secure, and automatic payment via your bank account. 

Questions?  Contact the WiseUp office at (847) 721-1413 or by e-mail to