AgeOptions is a regional agency that helps older adults in suburban Cook County live their lives to the fullest by empowering them with information and resources. The group partners with a network of other nonprofit community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
AgeOptions can connect family members or an older adult with programs and services in your community, such as:
- In-home care
- Adult day services
- Telephone assistance to answer questions and link callers to the resources they need
- Problem-solving with information specialists concerning care needs
- Nutritious meals
- Intervention and education to prevent fraud, abuse, and neglect
- Advocacy to protect the rights of older adults and assure that critical services are available
- Employment and volunteering opportunities
Over 520,900 older adults 60+ live in the Agency on Aging’s eight-county service area. The agency awards funds to local agencies in each county to provide vital Older Americans Act services. The agency monitors these services to ensure that they are of high quality and that its funds are spent appropriately. Older Americans Act Services includes Meals on Wheels, Case Management, Information and Assistance, Family Caregiver Support, Legal Services, and more. NEIL is an effective link between local, state and national aging programs and services.
- Connects a vast network of senior providers to those who need them.
- Gives at-risk elders the opportunity to stay in their own homes with dignity and safety.
- Advocates and collaborates with communities to prepare seniors and families for aging.
Aging Care Connections
From in-home services and support to opportunities for health and wellness, Southwest Suburban Center on Aging is meeting the needs of today’s older adults and their families within the community.
Illinois Department on Aging.
The Illinois Department on Aging helps older people live independently in their own homes and communities. As the population ages, services and programs for older people must evolve as well because longevity means more when the quality of life is enhanced.
Illinois Senior Help Line
In addition to local information and assistance sites, the Senior HelpLine provides information on programs and services and links persons 60 years of age and older and their caregivers to local services.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that advocates for people 50 and over to improve the quality of their lives.
Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too, including those who have disabilities and those who have permanent kidney failure or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)