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Tight Ship Advisors is a resource for politicians helping seniors during COVID-19

Tight Ship Advisors Serves as Resource for Elected Officials Providing Assistance to Aging Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

The team of Certified Senior Advisors joins trend of businesses stepping up to support community in time of need.


CHICAGO, Illinois -- As elected officials in Illinois and across the country deal with an increase in calls and service requests from the public concerned about fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, and as 911 calls in New York City just surged to record levels, Tight Ship Advisors is serving the community as a resource to offset the volume of non-emergency requests, particularly from older adults who are most vulnerable to the worst effects of COVID-19.  Through April 30, Tight Ship Advisors -- a concierge home, health, and lifestyle assistance business that provides tailored services to aging adults -- is donating up to three hours of service to help any senior in need during the stay-at-home order. Leaving home to run even essential errands such as grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions is a dangerous risk, especially for older adults. The economic effects of the pandemic will impact retirement planning and financial management, as well. Tight Ship Advisors offers a solution that allows seniors to receive help protecting their homes, health and lifestyles during this difficult time.  “I have heard stories of seniors calling 911 because they need groceries or prescriptions and are afraid to leave their homes,” said Jill Dillingham, Founder & CEO of Tight Ship Advisors. “And I know that our public officials are being overwhelmed with service requests while also trying to navigate their governmental responsibilities. We are helping to fill the gaps and serve the community by donating our time and resources to ensure that people who are unable to leave their homes get what they need to stay healthy and safe.  “When you go through Tight Ship, you know you’re getting a team of professionals who understand the unique needs of seniors. Our Certified Senior Advisors® have passed background checks and go through months of training to earn their certification, and our company responded to the coronavirus pandemic by adopting new protocols to ensure we’re serving our clients while also maintaining safe social distancing.”  Dillingham founded Tight Ship Advisors in 2018 after she was unable to find qualified assistance for her aging in-laws. Aging adults need resources to help with daily money management, navigating insurance, as well as coordinating with their CPA and lawyers. She built a network to provide these services, and a framework for efficient tracking and communication, safeguarding financial longevity for her clients. Tight Ship Advisors offers bespoke services to serve the needs of their clients. A team of Certified Senior Advisors® provides assistance and guidance to their clientele on a range of services, including household budgeting and bill management, Medicare and insurance enrollment, claims monitoring, home vendor management, preparing for a move or in-home services, and end-of-life transition and shut down services. Tight Ship Advisors can also coordinate with existing financial and legal advisors to ensure the safety and efficiency of vital annual activities like tax preparation and forecasting, end-of-year reconciliations and RMDs, and charitable giving.  To contact Tight Ship Advisors and book a consultation, please email info@tight-ship.com or call 773-457-1952. 

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Background: “From Grocery Shopping To Chats With The Elderly, Chicago Alderman Focus on Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic” Becky Vevea | WBEZ | April 8, 2020 “‘Cardiac calls’ to 911 in New York City surge, and they may really be more COVID cases” Tom Winter | NBC News | April 8, 2020

About Jill Dillingham, Tight Ship Advisors Jill Dillingham is the Founder and CEO of Tight Ship Advisors, a concierge home, health and lifestyle assistance business that offers one-on-one tailored services for aging adults. Dillingham earned a degree in economics from Miami University in Ohio in 1996 and began her career with Arthur Andersen Consulting with an expertise in Medicare, medical coding and managed care contracting. She is a member of the Illinois Continuity of Care Association, a Certified Senior Advisor® and member of the Association of Daily Money Managers. For more information, please call 773-457-1952 or visit tight-ship.com. Tight Ship Advisors is located at 829 Ash Street, Winnetka IL 60093


For media inquiries, please contact Tom Elliott at Acacia Consulting Group by email, tom@teamacacia.com, or phone at 773-819-0503. 

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