March/April 2015
Table of Contents

A Message from Tony Perry

Celebrating Milestones: Recognizing Anniversaries of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and The Older Americans Act

Older Adult Population in Suburban Cook County Increases, As Do Older Adults in Poverty

Volunteer Profile: John Nally

AgeOptions Staff Member Selected for National Program

AgeOptions Seeks Nominations for Annual Volunteer Recognition

2015 White House Conference on Aging Seeks Input and Engagement

 

 

Legislators and Local Agencies Discuss the Aging Network and Community Services at Legislative Breakfasts

Take Charge of Your Health Included in Cook County Public Health GrantTake Charge of Your Health Included in Cook County Public Health Grant

MMW Receives Continuing Funding to Train and Assist Professionals on Health Care Programs for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Public Input Sought at Area Plan on Aging Hearings

You Can Make a Difference

Board of Directors

Advisory Council

A Message from Tony Perry

Through this Newsletter, we are pleased to share with you information on
AgeOptions initiatives.

We are celebrating a year of major milestones in 2015: the 80th anniversary of Social Security and the 50th anniversaries of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act.

This spring, AgeOptions is engaged in discussions with a number of Managed Care Organizations toward assuring access to Older Americans Act
and State Act on Aging home delivered meals, and also making sure that the forthcoming transition to Medicare and Medicaid services through the six Managed Care Organizations is understood by older persons who are affected.

We are explaining the important role of communities and older persons in the design and delivery of services meant to promote independence and quality of life for the 524,000 individuals age 60 and over residing in suburban Cook County.

We are very concerned at the state level with proposals to reduce the cost of the Illinois Community Care Program by cutting services and restricting access to home care. And we question proposals to reduce support for local municipalities and townships. Similarly, we are watching federal proposals that could significantly change the way health care is provided to extremely low income persons.

We know that it is our responsibility at all three levels of government to advocate for policies, programs, and benefits that serve our older and disabled residents. AgeOptions believes that to do this we must be factual and offer alternative ideas that would improve the lives of older persons. The budget and our continued efforts for Congress to reauthorize

the Older Americans Act, (which appears to be achievable this year), is keeping AgeOptions involved and vocal in meeting our responsibilities.

We look to you for help in explaining our goals and challenges to those who believe in community services for older persons.

Anthony J. Perry, M.D.

Chair
AgeOptions Board of Directors

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Celebrating Milestones: Recognizing Anniversaries of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and The Older Americans Act

AgeOptions is Celebrating Milestones this year in recognition of the major anniversaries of three landmark programs and their critical contributions to improving the quality of life and maintaining the dignity of older persons.

The milestones occurring in 2015 are the 80th anniversary of Social Security and the 50th anniversaries of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act. These public programs offer a national compact with older Americans for financial security, health, safety, social opportunity

and continued opportunities to contribute to community and society. And their effectiveness is increased through crucial intersections with national and local business and civic sectors.

Celebrating Milestones is the theme of our 11th annual fundraising event, which will once again be in the lovely Crystal Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Chicago, on Thursday, October 15, from 6 to 9 p.m.

We encourage you to join us and more than 300 guests in celebrating history by becoming a sponsor, donating to the silent auction, placing an ad in the evening’s program book and, of course, taking part in a delightful evening.

As a sponsor, you will show your support for the older adults in our communities and enjoy the opportunity to market your business to community, business and social leaders attending the event, as well as through event marketing materials.

Guests will have opportunities for networking while enjoying the exciting silent auction, fabulous food and great music in elegant surroundings. On 10/15/15, recognition of our sponsors will be one of the highest priorities.

For information about taking part in Celebrating Milestones, please contact Glenniece Martin, Celebrating Milestones event coordinator, at glenniece.martin@ageoptions.org or (708) 383-0258.

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Older Adult Population in Suburban Cook County Increases, As Do Older Adults in Poverty

Suburban Cook County’s 60+ population has increased by 5.86 percent, to 523,062, according to the American Community Survey 2013 data released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau. The increase for our area is higher than any other planning and service area in the state.
Unfortunately, the biggest growth category in suburban Cook County was older adults in poverty, which increased by 15.13 percent. The data show approximately seven percent of older adults in our area are in poverty, which is defined as a monthly income of $981 for an individual and $1,328 for a couple.

The American Community Survey is an ongoing survey by the U.S. Census Bureau that provides data every year, giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

The 2013 survey also showed that one in four older adults in suburban Cook County is a minority, one in three are over the age of 75 and one in four lives alone.

The table shows raw data, the growth in each factor and each factor’s share of the 60+ population, and the chart compares the percentage of change for each factor.

We will share details on the new data by township soon.

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Volunteer Profile: John Nally

For John Nally helping people is as instinctive as breathing. He has been volunteering at AgeOptions for almost two years, and even longer at other organizations. When he talks about the people he assists, one thing is clear: he cares deeply about them.

At AgeOptions, he is a Benefits Access volunteer with a variety of responsibilities. He is currently using his computer expertise to create a user-friendly flow chart that incorporates what each volunteer needs to do when they arrive each day and provides links to all the documents and applications they will need. In addition, he creates entries for Benefits Access and applications.
Perhaps closest to his heart is assisting individual clients, evaluating their needs, determining which benefits and programs they qualify for and helping them through the maze of applications. He’s noticed that many people who call AgeOptions need to talk, something staff don’t always have time to do. He’s happy to listen because he knows that fulfills a need, too.

“At AgeOptions it’s about helping that next person,” he said. He focuses on each individual and tries to see them through from beginning to end, even if it takes months. He recalls the woman who was so frustrated with the process of trying to get benefits that she just wanted to stop. “But we continued and did get her help,” he said.

“I find so many people are just so nice,” he observed. “These are the people who are so appreciative, they give you enough that you want to go on to the next person.”

John, who says he’s “always worked with people,” started volunteering at West Suburban PADS, best known for providing overnight shelters for homeless people, in the early 1980s, and added other organizations after the direct mail company where he worked closed and he retired.
In addition to volunteering at AgeOptions, he is a Minister of Care at Ascension Catholic Church in Oak Park, taking communion to people who aren’t able to get to church. He does the same at Hines VA Hospital and the Oak Park Arms residence for older adults.

He found AgeOptions through the online Volunteer Match. “I was looking for something close to home and I wanted something meaningful: an opportunity to learn and give,”
he said.

John came to Oak Park from the South Side by way of Ireland. His Ireland-born parents moved their eight children from the South Side to a small town near Dixon when John was in eighth grade. After he finished high school the family moved to Ireland, which gave him the opportunity to tour Europe. He eventually moved back to the Chicago area with his family, which by then included two more siblings.

He tries to go back to Ireland every couple of years. He met his wife, Joan, who is a nurse, there, and their daughters, Catriona and Shauna, were born in Ireland. Both daughters are married now, and the Nallys are proud grandparents of Shauna’s almost-two-year-old son, Jack.
In his free time, John is a big fan of all Chicago sports, though “When it comes to baseball I’d have to pick the White Sox,” he said.

Volunteering, though, is his passion. “It’s a service,” he says, “but is it a responsibility? Yes it is. There was a time when I didn’t have the opportunity to give back, but now I definitely see myself volunteering for years in some form or another.”

He cites the Prayer to St. Francis as part of his motivation:

…Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned…
John’s faith, his other volunteer experiences, and his Irish background mean that when he chose AgeOptions, our clients were very lucky.

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AgeOptions Staff Member Selected for National Program

Maria Oquendo-Scharneck, AgeOptions health and diversity coordinator, was selected to participate in the 2015 class of Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health, a national program to achieve transformative improvement in the care of older adults. She is one of 10 individuals nationally in the program this year.

The Practice Change Leaders program develops and supports organizational leaders and requires participants to complete a project at their institution aimed at improving care for older adults. It is supported by Atlantic Philanthropies and the John A. Hartford Foundation.

Participants in the 15-month program receive $45,000 to complete a project aimed at implementing a new geriatric service line or aging program. They receive support from local and national mentors to further develop their leadership skills and implement their project. AgeOptions will use the funding to develop relationships with health care providers and establish procedures and mechanisms for referrals
and feedback.

Maria’s project, a Preventive Services Referral System, will centralize and coordinate referrals from health care providers and consumers to preventive services such as the AgeOptions Take Charge of Your Health and Take Charge of Your Diabetes chronic disease and diabetes self-management programs. Participants in the Take Charge programs are provided the tools to not merely survive with chronic health conditions, but to live more active and satisfying lives.

Maria will spend a year developing a preventive services referral system to establish a formal connection between health care providers and public health programming.

The referral system will include a mechanism for feedback to the referring health care provider on the consumer’s progress in the preventive services and ensure that promising innovations such as these are widely implemented and integrated with traditional health care to enhance the
well-being of older adults.

“We are very proud of Maria and this recognition of AgeOptions Take Charge of Your Health programs,” said Jonathan Lavin, AgeOptions president and CEO.

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AgeOptions Seeks Nominations for Annual Volunteer Recognition

On June 18, AgeOptions will honor volunteers nominated by organizations and municipalities throughout the Chicagoland area at the Annual Luncheon and Volunteer Recognition. This year’s event is sponsored by ComEd.

The purpose of the event is to express our deep appreciation to the volunteers and community agencies that assist older persons throughout the year.

Organizations are encouraged to nominate a special volunteer who has worked with older persons during the past year. Each volunteer will be a guest at a luncheon at the William Tell Holiday Inn in Countryside.

The highlight of the day will the awarding of a Certificate of Recognition to each volunteer, expressing our gratitude for their outstanding contributions. Attendees will also be treated to an entertaining program during the luncheon.

Nominations are due Tuesday, May 12. They will be considered on a first-come basis and are limited to 30 volunteers.

To nominate a volunteer, please complete the form below and mail, fax or email it to:
Karen Abee
karen.abee@ageoptions.org
AgeOptions Volunteer Recognition
1048 Lake Street, Suite 300
Oak Park, IL 60301-1102
Fax: (708)524-0870

2015 Volunteer Recognition Nomination Form
Click here to download the Nomination Form

Invitations will be mailed to nominees in late May. The event will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 18 at the William Tell Holiday Inn, 6201 Joliet Road, Countryside. Cost of the luncheon for those who wish to accompany the volunteer or participate in the day is $30. If you have any questions, please call Karen Abee at (708)383-0258.

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2015 White House Conference on Aging Seeks Input and Engagement

Every decade since 1961, the White House has held a Conference on Aging to identify and advance actions to improve the quality of life of older Americans. Another conference is planned for 2015. This year’s conference will be different since Congress, to date, has not reauthorized the Older Americans Act and has not provided funding for the Conference.

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is seeking broad public engagement in non-traditional ways, including web tools and social media to encourage as many older Americans as possible to participate.

How to Participate in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

Public input will inform planning for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. There are several ways to make your voice heard:

  • Participate in a regional forum. Information is at http://whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/. The invitation-only gatherings are scheduled for Phoenix on March 31; Seattle, April 2; Cleveland, April 27; and Boston, May 28.
  • Sign up at the link below to receive updates and emails to stay informed about listening sessions, regional forums, webinars and other opportunities.
  • Share your story about aging, either as an older adult or caregiver. The 2015 White House Conference on Aging wants to spotlight stories that recognize and celebrate the contributions of older Americans. You can also share your thoughts on topics such as healthy aging, retirement security, long-term services and support, and elder justice.

For more information, to share your stories and sign up to take part, go to:
http://whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/submissions/register.aspx

White House Conference on Aging: A Retrospective

By Jonathan Lavin

AgeOptions President and CEO

I attended the 1995 and 2005 White House Conferences on Aging. The 1995 Conference was a special event on all fronts – the beginning of the Clinton-Gore Administration, the start of the Senior Medicare Patrol initiative as part of a national effort to increase support for aging programs (breaking the “Greedy Geezers” concept and reclaiming Medicare as a program that was being eroded by fraud, abuse and waste).

This Conference was marked by the presence of Don and Helen Heyrman (former members of the AgeOptions Board of Directors) working to bring the Illinois delegation together, and the expert organization and tireless championing of the conference by Bob Blancato, a leader in nutrition and elder rights at the national level.

The 2005 Conference was not attended by the President of the United States, the Vice President, or a member of their families, and did not even have a video message from them, but it was the spark plug for the last reauthorization of the Older Americans Act.

Both of those conferences were funded and authorized in the Older Americans Act and included hundreds of local events that built up to the final event in Washington D.C. There were many recommendations on a wide variety of issues and the challenges faced by older persons. The reports from all the White House Conferences on Aging stand as lasting assessments of the challenges, opportunities and successes of national policy.

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is coming from the White House (without authorization and funding in the Older Americans Act) as a recognition of the importance of aging demographics, programs, benefits and services. It is concentrating on four issues: Income Security, Healthy Aging, Long Term Services and Supports and Elder Justice. Unfortunately there is not the national attention and reach to the community as in past conferences.

AgeOptions will offer opportunities at our regularly scheduled Public Hearings for discussion of the focus areas and will be tuning in for the April Regional event in Cleveland and to the full White House Conference on Aging in July. Due to the logistical limitations on size of the events, we hope to be invited, but would not be surprised if we are not for either the Cleveland Regional Event or the actual Washington, D.C., White House Conference on Aging.

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Legislators and Local Agencies Discuss the Aging Network and Community Services
at Legislative Breakfasts

Each year, AgeOptions and community agencies conduct a series of breakfasts for elected federal, state and county officials. This year, officials and their staff were among the 120 people attending the events.

The focus of the January breakfasts, conducted prior to the Governor’s budget address in February, was to explain the importance of the Aging Network in providing effective and efficient community services that help older adults remain in their homes while avoiding other, more costly forms of care.

Each year the highlight of the breakfasts is the time dedicated to bringing our older residents’ stories to the legislators. This year, stories included complicated and time consuming efforts to reinstate a financially exploited older person whose paid caregiver moved into his home and bank account; accounts of challenges faced in finding the responsible Part D or Managed Care Organization for payment of an older person’s life sustaining medication costs; complicated efforts to coordinate numerous care providers around the needs of homebound older persons; and a general sharing of the collaboration, respect and support community service agencies provide their clientele and each other.

Elected officials who took part were: State Senator Bill Cunningham and State Representatives Kelly Burke, Fran Hurley, Margo McDermed, Chris Welch, Laura Fine, Robyn Gabel, Elaine Nekritz and Michelle Mussman, and Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin.

Also in attendance were legislative aides from the following suburban Cook County Legislative Offices: US Representatives Dan Lipinski, Jan Schakowsky and Tammy Duckworth; State Senators Daniel Biss, Christine Radogno, Kimberly Lightford and Julie Morrison; Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, Representatives David Harris, Tom Morrison and Michelle Mussman; and Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy.

In addition to community services, topics at the breakfasts included the Aging Network in Illinois, Older Americans Act reauthorization and support for core services.

Participants discussed the AgeOptions letter to new Governor Bruce Rauner, the upcoming legislative session, including proposed legislation, and the upcoming budget process.
The four January sessions took place in Alsip, La Grange, Northfield and Elk Grove Village. A fifth session, scheduled for Oak Forest, was canceled because of snow.

Agencies co-sponsoring the Legislative Breakfasts were: Aging Care Connections, Bremen Township Senior Services, Kenneth Young Center, North Shore Senor Center, PLOWS Council on Aging, Catholic Charities, CJE Senior Life, Community Nutrition Network, Frisbie Senior Center, Hanover Township, Metropolitan Family Services-Skokie, Oak Park and River Forest Townships, Open Communities, Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council, Solutions for Care and Stickney Township Office on Aging.

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Take Charge of Your Health Included in Cook County Public Health Grant

The AgeOptions Take Charge of Your Health program is included in a major public health grant to the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH). Beginning in April, we will work with CCDPH on community-based preventive services.

The three-year Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant will provide more than $100,000 a year in funding to AgeOptions for Take Charge of Your Health programs.

AgeOptions will work to improve access to and utilization of community-based services for chronic disease prevention and management in suburban Cook County through such methods as changes in insurer policies, procedures and coverage. We will also conduct provider and community awareness campaigns. The project will focus primarily on lower-income, minority populations.

The overall focus of the PICH program is to support continuation of the county health department’s efforts to advance policy, systems and environmental changes in suburban Cook County to make healthy living easier. It is intended to create or strengthen the places where people live, work, learn, worship, play and receive health care to make it easier for them to make healthful choices and take charge of their health, especially in communities that have less access to practical, readily available options.

The PICH Awards are part of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services initiative to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending.

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MMW Receives Continuing Funding to Train and Assist Professionals on Health Care Programs for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Make Medicare Work (MMW) has received continuation grants from three organizations for 2015: Retirement Research Foundation ($115,000), Michael Reese Health Trust ($60,000) and Circle of Service Foundation ($25,000).

MMW will use these funds to continue to provide detailed, accurate and unbiased training and technical assistance to professionals in Illinois regarding health care programs for older adults and people with disabilities.

Activities during the year will include trainings and materials on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, the new Medicaid managed care programs for older adults and people with disabilities in Illinois, and information about how to successfully navigate transitions from one form of health coverage to another.

The Make Medicare Work Coalition (MMW) is a collaboration to promote access to affordable health care options in Illinois. MMW is led by AgeOptions, Health & Disability Advocates and Progress Center for Independent Living. It provides materials, training and technical assistance to professionals serving older adults and people with disabilities to enable them to help their clients access health care and prescription drug services and supports. MMW was created through generous support by the Michael Reese Health Trust, the Retirement Research Foundation, and the Chicago Community Trust.

For more information about MMW or to join the MMW email list, please visit the MMW web page: http://www.ageoptions.org/services-and-programs_makemedicarework.html

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Public Input Sought at Area Plan on Aging Hearings

AgeOptions will conduct four regional public hearings in May to provide information on the proposed 2016 – 2019 Area Plan on Aging for suburban Cook County. Area Plans outline how communities work together to address the needs of older persons, their caregivers and people with disabilities. The Area Plan on Aging also outlines how AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging of suburban Cook County, will provide leadership for programs, services and advocacy for older adults, their families and caregivers.

Under the U.S. Older Americans Act, AgeOptions presents the Area Plan to the Illinois Department on Aging to access state and federal funding to support older adults and people with disabilities in suburban Cook County. The hearings also provide an opportunity for residents to learn about services and share their ideas on how those services might be improved.

This year, with the White House Conference on Aging, a special feature of the Hearings will be a listening session on the issues under examination for the Conference – Income Security, Long Term Services and Supports, Healthy Aging and Elder Rights.

Attendees at the hearings will receive information about suburban Cook County, including proposed plans, budget, funding formulas and priorities for community-based services, including Social Services, Congregate and Home Delivered Meals, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Dates, times and locations of Area Plan on Aging Hearings

WEST
Brookfield Nutrition Program
9022 West 31st St.
Brookfield
Tuesday, May 19
9:30 - 11am
NORTH
Niles Senior Center
999 Civic Center Drive
Niles
Wednesday May 20
1:30 - 3pm
   
SOUTH
Hometown Senior Dining Program
Our Lady of Loretto Church
8925 S. Kostner Ave.
Hometown
Wednesday, May 20
9 - 10:30am
NORTHWEST
Hanul Family Alliance
1166 S. Elmhurst Rd.
Mount Prospect
Thursday, May 21
9:30 - 11am
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You Can Make a Difference

Many older adults are faced with choosing between prescriptions and basic living necessities, like food and heat. Or they are forced to leave their homes because they can no longer shop for groceries, cook for themselves or keep their homes clean. Or they are overwhelmed by caring for a loved one 24 hours a day.

Every year more older adults and people with disabilities require access to community resources to enable them to remain in their homes. Last year, AgeOptions and our community senior service partners made a difference in the lives of more than 145,000 individuals.

Since 1974, we have helped more than four million older residents live with dignity and remain independent in their homes by providing and supporting services including:

  • Community-based Services and Supports
    • Information and Assistance
    • Options counseling
    • Assistance with Medicare and Medicaid
    • Assistance in accessing benefits
    • In-home services
    • Senior Center activities
    • Legal assistance

  • Caregiver Services
    • Support, information and respite for those caring for family members and friends
    • Support, information and other services for grandparents and older relatives raising children

  • Nutrition Services
    • Home delivered meals
    • Group meals at congregate meal sites

  • Health and Wellness Services
    • Take Charge of Your Health and Take Charge of Your Diabetes evidence-based chronic disease self-management programs

  • Elder Rights Services
    • Adult Protective Services to prevent and report abuse
    • Advocacy for residents of long-term care facilities, home-care clients and managed-care enrollees

Help Us Keep These Vital Services Available to All Older Adults
AgeOptions and our community partners provided services to more than 145,000 older adults, family members and disabled persons

last year. With the unsurpassed increase in our senior population (expected to double nationally for those age 65 and older by 2030), more people every year require access to essential community resources that enable them to remain in their homes.

Your donation to AgeOptions will help us continue to provide the life-changing services and programs that contribute to the well-being of the older adults in our communities.

Please make a life-changing contribution today!

Please make your secure online contribution through PayPal or call us at (708)383-0258 and make a difference today.

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Board of Directors

Officers
Chairperson
Anthony J. Perry, M.D.
Vice President Population Health
and Ambulatory Services
Division Chief, Geriatric Medicine
and Palliative Care
Rush University Medical Center

Vice-Chairperson
Rev. Kirsten Peachey
Congregational Health Partnerships
Advocate Health Care

Directors
Tracy Bousky, CFP, CPA/PFS, MBA
Financial Strategy Network, LLC

Mary E. Coonda
Social Security Administration (Retired)

Theodore E. Davis, PhD
Chief Administrative Officer J.B.
& Associates Consultants
Asst. Professor State University College
of New York at Buffalo

Joseph M. Gagliardo
Managing Partner, Chief Litigation
Laner Muchin, Ltd.

Murray A. Gordon
MAGA LTC Insurance

Kathleen Howe-Hrach, CPA/PFS, CFP
Whitnell & Co.

Fred Karutz
GLK Health Innovators, LLC
Principal

Genevieve Kruse
Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois • Montana •
New Mexico • Oklahoma • Texas

Roslyn Lennon, MS, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
West Suburban Medical Center

Bruce Matson, CPA
Chief Financial Officer (Retired)
AgeOptions

Donna Moore
American Cancer Society (Retired)

John P. O’Connor
Partner
Plante & Moran, PLLC

Carla J. Rozycki
Jenner & Block LLP

Linda Siegel
University of Maryland
Dept. of Health Services Administration

Elizabeth M. Wells, Esq.
Law Office of Elizabeth M. Wells

Brad Winick, AICP, LEED AP
Planning/Aging

Staff Officers
Jonathan Lavin
President and Chief Executive Officer

Diane Slezak
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Kim Bauer Blechschmidt
Treasurer
Director, Planning, Program Design and
Grants Management

Rob Mapes
Secretary
Director of Program & Community Support


 

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Advisory Council

Chairperson
Nan Anderson
Aging Advocate
Evanston

Vice Chairperson
Joan Strickland
Retired Teacher
Calumet City

Secretary
Ruth Reko
Volunteer
Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter
River Forest

Members
J. Diane Adams-Alsberry
Pediatric Physical Therapist
Hazel Crest

Janice W. Cichowlas, J.D., Ph.D.
Coalition for Limited English Speaking Elders
Niles Trustee
Morton Grove

Vaiju Dunung
Aging Volunteer
Des Plaines
Betsy Essex
Associate Professor
Governors State University
Oak Park

Merna Folkers
Retired Teacher
Mt. Prospect

Kelly Gilbert
Executive Director
Visiting Angels of Chicago North Shore
Bolingbrook

Carol Goldbaum
Consultant and Trainer
Generative Services
Wilmette

Margaret Hastings, PhD
Educator/Clinical Psychologist
Kenilworth

Andrea Hetzel
Mature Market Administrator
Great Lakes Bank (Retired)
Matteson

Molly Hofer
Family Life Educator
University of Illinois Extension
Oak Forest

James Hunt
Pharmacist
Oak Park

Jacqueline Jones
Kinesiologist
Berkeley

Dr. Audrey Klopp
Assistant Professor
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing,
Loyola University
La Grange Park

Lt. David Krull
Riverside, Illinois, Police Department
Riverside

Anna Marie McCall
Volunteer-Educator
Des Plaines
Barbara Palac
La Grange

Isaiah Poland
Consultant
50Plus Financial Group, Inc.
Chicago

MC Robinson
Bellwood Trustee
Bellwood

Mike Shah
Business owner
Skokie Zoning Board
Skokie

Fran Tourdot
Illumident, Inc.
Geriatric Oral Health
Worth

Patricia Walker
Owner
Magically Made Meals
La Grange

Leila Ward
Retired Nurse Practitioner
Robbins

Diane Watry
Sales and Marketing Director
Terrace Gardens Assisted Living
Chicago

Rose Zarnowski
Hines Veterans Administration Center
Orland Hills



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