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Help Improve the Lives of Thousands of Older Adults in Your Community!

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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 able to:

  • 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 vera.lewis@ageoptions.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 more information.

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Cy-Pres Awards

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.

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.


Where do the donation funds go?

The following AgeOptions activities are among those your donations will support:

Economic Security

Older adults who are struggling financially can receive counseling to assess their needs and be connected to resources. Economic Security Initiative

Caregiver Support and Caring Together, Living Better

Faith-based networks provide volunteer-based support services for African-American caregivers in the south suburbs. Caregiver Support

Options Counseling

We provide person-centered support to assist older adults in making informed long-term support choices. Progress Center for Independent Living, PLOWS Council on Aging and North Shore Senior Center are partners in this program. Services & Programs/Access to Information & Resources

Understanding Health Care Choices

AgeOptions counselors provide neutral information and decision-making support on health care options, including Medicare benefits and programs.
Health Care Information

Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation Prevention

Case managers investigate reports of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of older adults in order to resolve problems and arrange for appropriate assistance. Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation Intervention and Prevention

Take Charge of Your Health

AgeOptions provides education and services that support healthy living through Take Charge of Your Health, a program in which people with chronic health conditions learn how to thrive and not simply survive. Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

Nutrition

Home delivered meals provide nutritious meals to older adults who are home bound.
Meals & Nutrition Services