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AgeOptions is your source of information on issues and concerns affecting older adults and those who care for them. Members of our staff are available to speak to your public or private organization about these issues and our services and programs. Topics and formats can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

For information, please call AgeOptions at (708)383-0258.

Topics

• About AgeOptions

    • How we connect older adults and those who care for them with services and programs
    • Our role in the community
    • What your Area Agency on Aging can do for you

• An Overview of Programs and Services for Older Adults and Those who   Care for Them

    • Services that enable older adults to remain in their homes
    • Services for caregivers
    • How to find out what services you or a loved one can benefit from, and how to access those services

• Caregiving

    • You Are Not Alone: Services, programs, resources and helpful information for caregivers
    • The stresses and difficulties of caregiving and tips for dealing with them

• Current Issues in Aging

    • Current and upcoming legislation
    • Issues such as transportation, housing, Medicare

• Demographics and Trends in the Older Population

    • Preparedness for the aging of our communities
    • The growing numbers of groups such as the “young old” and the “old old” and what this means to you and your community

• Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation

    • How to recognize and report
    • What to do if you are a victim

• Fraud Prevention

    • Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) and SMP volunteer opportunities
    • Why you should care about Medicare fraud
    • New and common types of fraud targeting older adults and how to avoid becoming a victim
    • What to do if you or someone you know may be a victim of fraud

• Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    • Resources and helpful information for grandparents and other older relatives caring for children          

• Health and Wellness – Chronic disease self-management programs:

    • Take Charge of Your Health/Tomando Control de su Salud
    • Take Charge of Your Diabetes/Tomando Control de su Diabetes           

• Medicare and Health Care Options

    • Find out about programs to help pay for your health care and prescription drugs
    • Medicare
    • What you need to know when turning 65
    • When and how to apply
    • How to choose Medicare Part D plans
    • When and how to change your plan
    • How to be a savvy health care consumer
    • Are you eligible for Medicaid?

• Nutrition and Healthy Eating for Older Adults

    • Advice and information from our registered dietitian
    • Healthy eating for older adults
    • Healthy eating on a budget
    • Meal programs for older adults, including group and home delivered meals

• Policy and Legislation (federal, state, local)

    • The impact of recent and proposed legislation on issues affecting older adults
    • What Health Care Reform and the Affordable Care Act mean to older adults

• Public and Private Benefits: an overview