Empowering people to thrive as they age.

For Agencies and Partners

AgeOptions shares with its partners a mission to help older adults improve the quality of their lives through resources and options provided by community organizations. In the spirit of cooperation, we will try to provide you, our partner, with information to help you in our common efforts.

In this section you will find relevant demographics for suburban Cook County and its towns and ZIP codes, a calendar of meetings we have scheduled with our partner organizations, information about available grants, and links to grant applications.

Service Standards and Definitions

Funded partners can use the links below to access service standards and definitions for Older Americans Act Funds. Information is provided on requirements for Title IIIB, IIIC, IIID and IIIE services.

Requirements for Recipients of Title III Older Americans Act Funds

Title IIIB Social Service Standards and Definitions, Title IIID Health Promotion Standards and Definitions, Title IIIE Caregiver Standards and Definitions, Adult Protective Services Designation and Ombudsman Designation 

Title IIIC Nutrition Service Standards – Congregate Dining and Home Delivered Meals Programs – Nutrition Standards

Title IIIC Nutrition Service Standards – Congregate Dining and Home Delivered Meals Programs – Menu Standards

Requests for Proposals

Notice of Funding Availability FY 2023 Request for “Letters of Intent” – Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP)

Solicitation Specifications for Regional LTCOP Designation

Click here for FY 2020 – FY 2022 Nutrition Request for Proposals

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program FY23 RFP FAQ

Long-Term Care Ombudsman 2023 Benchmark Directive

Bed Count and Funding Formula

Funding Formula Instructions 

Adult Protective Services FY23 RFP Notice

APS Program Description

APS RFP FAQ updated 6-3-22


3-2 Performance Deficiency Policy 06-15-2015

3-3 Criminal Background Check Policy Rev 3-14-2019

3-4 Nutrition Referral for Home Delivered Meals HDM

3-5 Emergency Nutrition Referral for HDM

3-6 HDM Eligibility Guidelines Rev 02-21-2018

3-7 HDM Referral Guidelines

3-8 HDM Contribution Letter

3-9 Title III Corrective Action Plan Form

3-10 Nutrition Annual Visit Summary Form

Calendar for Partners

January 2021

Community Forums

AgeOptions hosts community forums to get ideas from older adults, caregivers and senior advocates on how to improve our services and plan ahead for the changing needs of our communities.

Area Plan on Aging

The AgeOptions Area Plan on Aging is a planning, management and grant award public information document. It encompasses service delivery plans and priority issues over a three-year period.

Area Plan on Aging 2022-2024


The older adult population in suburban cook county is rapidly growing. The appearance of the Baby Boom generation and the increased diversity within the older adult population are significant demographic shifts that will reshape aging services in our area and across the United States.

  • The 60+ population in suburban cook county increased by 16% between 1990 and 2010
  • In 2010, 14% of the population was over the age of 65
  • By 2030, it is estimated that more than 26% of residents will be over the age of 65

Between 1990 and 2010 the following demographic shifts occurred among those 60 and over:

  • The African American population increased by 204%
  • The Hispanic population increased by 296%
  • The Asian population increased by 384%

Township Snapshots – Suburban Cook County, 2010

AgeOptions serves a diverse group of older adults. This diversity can be explored by township when you follow the links below. Choose the region you are interested in and visualize how the demographics of your township compare to other townships in the region.

North Cook County Snapshot – (Barrington, Elk Grove, Evanston, Hanover, Maine, New Trier, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Schaumburg, Wheeling)

West Cook County Snapshot – (Berwyn, Cicero, Leyden, Lyons, Norwood Park, Oak Park, Proviso, River Forest, Riverside)

South Cook County Snapshot – (Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Lemont, Orland, Palos, Rich, Stickney, Thornton, Worth)

Demographic Tables

Below you will find demographic information for older adults living in suburban Cook County by township. These documents contain data from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey and the 2010 United States Census. There are links in the documents to interactive maps that display the data.

Population 60 and Over

Living Alone Status

Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations

Below Poverty (includes interactive municipality map)

Independent Living Difficulty (Over 18 and Over 65)

Limited English Speaking Population (includes interactive municipality map)

Ratio of Income to Poverty

More information on the American Community Survey can be found HERE.

List of Funded Agencies and Partners

Fiscal Year 2019

  • A Caring Place
  • Addolorata Villa
  • Addus HomeCare – Berwyn
  • Addus HomeCare- Homewood
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General
  • Advocate Older Adult Services
  • AgeLinc
  • AgeSmart Community Resources
  • Aging Care Connections
  • Alden Park Orland Park
  • Alivio Medical Center
  • All Trust Home Care
  • American Association of Retired Asians
  • Arab American Family Services
  • Arden Courts Manor Care
  • Avantara of Long Grove
  • Barrington Area Council on Aging
  • Bloom Township Senior Services
  • Bremen Township
  • British Home – Staying at Home
  • Calumet Township
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago – Northwest Senior Services
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago – South Suburban Senior Services
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago – Lunch ‘N’ More
  • Center of Concern
  • Central Illinois Agency on Aging
  • Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
  • Cicero Area Project
  • Citadel Estates of Hazel Crest
  • City of Evanston
  • CJE Senior Life
  • Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly
  • Comfort Keepers – Wood Dale
  • Comfort Keepers – Palatine
  • Community Nutrition Network
  • East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging
  • Egyptian Area Agency on Aging
  • European Services at Home
  • Faith Cathedral Church
  • Cornerstone Community Development Corporation
  • Hanover Township
  • Hanul Family Alliance
  • Harbor House
  • Help at Home
  • Home & Hearth
  • Home Instead Oak Park
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Homewatch CareGivers
  • Kenneth Young Center
  • Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance (LAMDA)
  • Legal Aid Chicago
  • Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago
  • Leyden Family Senior Services
  • Lutheran Home and Services
  • Macon County Health Department
  • Manor Care of Northbrook
  • Metropolitan Asian Family Services
  • Metropolitan Family Services Evanston/Skokie
  • Midland Area Agency on Aging
  • Neighborhood United Methodist Church
  • Niles Senior Center
  • North Shore Senior Center
  • North West Housing Partnership
  • Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging
  • Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging
  • Oak Park Township Senior Services
  • Open Communities
  • Orland Township
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
  • Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council
  • Palos Area Transportation Services
  • Patient Innovation Center
  • Pathlights
  • Premier Home Health Services
  • Progress Center for Independent Living
  • Quinn Center of Saint Eulalia
  • Right at Home – Roselle
  • Rock of Ages Baptist Church
  • The Salvation Army dba Central Territorial of the Salvation Army
  • Seniors Assistance Center
  • Solutions for Care
  • Southeastern Illinois Agency on Aging
  • Stickney Township Office on Aging
  • Symphony of Crestwood
  • Thornton Township
  • Township of Schaumburg
  • Vida Abundante
  • Village of Skokie
  • Village of Wheeling
  • West Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging
  • Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging
  • Wheeling Township
  • White Crane Wellness Center
  • Xilin Association
  • YMCA of Berwyn Cicero
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