For the Media

AgeOptions welcomes the opportunity to work with the news media. Please call us at (708)383-0258 for questions, information or interviews.

Our staff can provide information on topics and issues related to aging and older adults, including:

  • Perspective and background on current issues and how they may affect older persons
  • Updates and historical perspectives on legislation, funding, national, state and local programs, services and issues such as Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, hospital readmissions, prescription drug programs and more
  • Information on programs and services for older adults and those who care for them, including how to get assistance and benefits
  • Story ideas on topics such as caregiving; fraud prevention; elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation; nutrition; benefits; demographics and trends in the older population and what they mean to communities

AgeOptions – The Area Agency on Aging of Suburban Cook County, Illinois

AgeOptions plans, coordinates, develops and funds a range of community-based services, and advocates on behalf of older persons in the Cook County (Chicago) suburbs. We are committed to improving the quality of life and maintaining the dignity of older persons.

Our purpose is to connect older adults and those who care for them with resources and options for care so they can have a full range of choices and live their lives to the fullest.

AgeOptions is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, networking with community-based senior service agencies, excellent service provision and advocacy efforts.

A nonprofit organization, AgeOptions has served older adults and their families throughout suburban Cook County since 1974. As part of a nationwide service network, AgeOptions is designated by the Illinois Department on Aging to plan, coordinate, develop and support services in the 30 townships surrounding the city of Chicago.

Our service area includes more than 2.5 million people, including more than 460,000 older adults in 130 communities. AgeOptions served 201,487 older adults in 2011.


1048 Lake St., Suite 300
Oak Park, IL 60301