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AgeOptions serves more than 200,000 older adults and people with disabilities in suburban Cook
County each year, connecting them and their families with resources
and services so they can live their lives to the fullest.
Your donation will have a direct impact on the lives of older adults and people with disabilities
in suburban Cook County.
By supporting AgeOptions, you enable us to ensure that resources
and service options are available, and you allow
us to develop and expand programs in response to their changing
needs and expectations.
To make a secure online donation, please click the PayPal link
above. If you prefer to speak with someone, please call
us at (708)383-0258.
At AgeOptions we think resourcefully and work vigorously so older adults and people with disabilities are
- Live meaningful lives
- Maintain independent lifestyles
- Manage self care
- Find and use resources for care and assistance
- Be healthy and safe
- Avoid fraud, abuse and neglect
- Know and protect their rights
A donation to AgeOptions is a perfect way to honor or remember
a family member or friend, or to commemorate an event such as an
anniversary, birthday or the arrival of a child or grandchild. Please
contact Vera Lewis at (708)383-0258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to create your special recognition.
AgeOptions is a nonprofit organization. All or a portion of your
contribution may be deductible to the fullest extent allowed by
current tax law. Please consult your own legal and tax counsel for
AgeOptions is available to receive cy-pres funds in the following areas.
Caring Together, Living Better (CTLB)
Caring Together, Living Better is a partnership of faith-based and community organizations dedicated to supporting the approximately one in four west suburban families that are caring for an older adult.
CTLB started in 2009 with seven south suburban African-American churches, Metropolitan Family services, CJE SeniorLife and Catholic Charities collaborating to provide relief for community members who care for older adults.
The west suburban CTLB partnership in Bellwood, Cicero, Maywood and Melrose Park is building a community-driven support system for those who care for older adults. AgeOptions is the project leader, with partners Solutions for Care and Aging Care Connections, along with churches and community organizations.
Click here to go to the CTLB web page.
Make Medicare Work Coalition (MMW)
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.
MMW 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 support from the Michael Reese Health Trust, the Retirement Research Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust.
Click here to go to the MMW web page.
Illinois Financial Abuse Specialty Team (iFAST)
The Illinois Financial Abuse Specialist Team (iFAST) is a multi-disciplinary collaborative dedicated to preventing elder financial exploitation, the most commonly reported form of abuse against older adults.
AgeOptions developed iFAST in 2013 as a targeted effort to prevent financial exploitation of older adults in the metropolitan Chicago area. It is a powerful collaboration among social service organizations, county and state law enforcement, financial institutions, legal services and state agencies to address the systemic fragmentation in addressing elder financial exploitation in Cook County.
Click here to go to the iFAST web page.
"AgeOptions is about independence, dignity,
hope, and about helping people — people just like us. I know
from personal experience the importance of these Area Agencies on
Aging. That' why I've been a constant supporter for 20 years."
- Donna Moore, Board of Directors,
"AgeOptions is a trusted resource and pre-eminent advocate
for elders — especially those who are most vulnerable. AgeOptions
advocates effectively for improvements in policies and services
that impact the lives of older persons. As a funder, we are proud
to partner with AgeOptions and its very capable network of service
- Irene Frye, Executive Director,
The Retirement Research Foundation