In this section you will find links to information about upcoming AgeOptions events, as well as our newsletters, news releases, annual reports and news from other sources concerning older adults.
There is also a page for the news media. Please click on the links at the left to go to these pages.
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Volunteers Honored at 43rd Annual Recognition Luncheon
AgeOptions honored 26 outstanding volunteers from organizations and communities throughout Cook County at the 43rd Annual Luncheon and Volunteer Recognition. The event took place June 14 at the William Tell Holiday Inn in Countryside.
We also honored 27 individuals who volunteer in a variety of AgeOptions programs.
Congratulations to all the volunteers for their dedication to older adults in our communities. Click here for the names of all the volunteers, their hometowns and the organizations nominating them.
The Illinois SMP Program at AgeOptions sends email Fraud Alerts every other Friday. These
alerts contain fraud-related news articles, information about current scams in
Illinois or other parts of the United States, and useful healthcare or
Read the latest Fraud Alert on the SMP Fraud Alert page.
Area Plan on Aging
Fiscal Years 2016 - 2018
The Fiscal Year 2018 Public Information Document has been published. The Area Plan on Aging outlines how AgeOptions will use state and federal funding to serve and support older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers in suburban Cook County. Click here to see the document.
If You Have Medicare, You Have Health Insurance
If you have Medicare, you have health insurance and do not need to enroll in the Marketplace plans. In fact, it is against the law for someone who knows that you have Medicare to sell you a Marketplace plan.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a fact sheet explaining why the Marketplace does not affect Medicare beneficiaries. It also distinguishes Marketplace Open Enrollment (for people who do not have any insurance) from the annual Medicare Open Enrollment (for Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in Part D drug coverage).
To read the fact sheet, click here: http://www.cms.gov/Center/Special-Topic/Open-Enrollment/Downloads/Medicare-Marketplace-FAQs.pdf