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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Age Wave Study Shows Growing Older Population in Suburban Cook County
AgeOptions engaged Rob Paral and Associates to prepare a demographic of the older adult population in suburban Cook County. Ther eport, which uses the term "Age Wave" to describe the growth of this population, showsthe current population and percentage of seniors and projects both overall growth and changes in age distribution within the older adult demographic. The study also includes reports on disease and risk in the older poulation and a breakdown of data by legislative district. Click on the links to see the full reports.
Seniors in Suburban Cook County: Demographics and Population
Selected Health Indicators of Seniors in Suburban Cook County
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