News, Events, Publications and Announcements

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.

Celebrate Belonging Video

Watch this video to learn about how our programs promote belonging among the older adult community we serve.

Celebrate Belonging

An event to honor the older adults we serve. AgeOptions hosted its 19th Annual Networking Reception – Celebrate Belonging – on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, beginning at 6 p.m. The event was located in the Crystal Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Chi…

Help for Family Caregivers

The federal government recently took a huge leap forward supporting caregivers. A groundbreaking White House executive order includes more than 50 directives for agencies to improve access to affordable, high-quality support for direct care worker…

Advocates call for increased funding for caregivers and other senior programs

  Cook County Commissioner Monica Gordon, right, speaks with Ranna Jaber, patient resource manager with Chicago Family Health Center Inc., after Friday’s legislative breakfast. (Francine Knowles / Daily Southtown) “There are only four k…

As many as 700,000 Illinois residents could lose Medicaid health coverage this year

Jose Salmeron doesn’t want to think about what would happen if he lost his Medicaid coverage. The 70-year-old Cicero resident has been on the state and federally-funded health insurance program, which is for people with low incomes and disabilitie…

Increase aid for elderly and disabled Illinoisans.

There is a proposal before the Pritzker administration to provide an increase in the Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled program that will allow Illinoisans a combined income equal to at least the poverty level. Read the entire Chicago Sun-Times …

2023 Legislative Breakfasts

We welcome suburban Cook County federal, state, county, and local officials to discuss issues facing older adults and hear how our network and elected officials can best support each other.

2024 Legislative Breakfasts

AgeOptions and local older adult service agencies invite you to attend one of five annual Legislative Breakfast meetings. We welcome suburban Cook County federal, state, county, and local officials to discuss issues facing older adults and hear h…

Updated COVID Boosters Delivered to Your Home – Request a shot today!

As winter approaches, the number of COVID cases will rise. In September 2022, a new, updated COVID booster shot was released. If it’s been 2 months since your COVID shot, you are eligible for this updated booster. AgeOptions is working with CIM…

AgeOptions’ New Comprehensive Needs Report

AgeOptions commissioned the University of Illinois Chicago Department of Disability and Human Development to report on the changing demographics of the 50+ population in suburban Cook County in Aging in the Suburbs, A Comprehensive Needs Assessmen…

Area Plan on Aging

AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging for suburban Cook County, is conducting two virtual Public Hearings on the suburban Cook County Area Plan on Aging for Fiscal Year 2022. The public is welcome and encouraged to discuss and comment on the Plan.

Avisery Webinars

HFS Plans for the Medicaid Unwinding March 3, 2023 (registration required)

Thrive with Pride by AgeOptions Receives Aging Innovations Award

AgeOptions’ Thrive with Pride program for LGBT+ older adults recently received a 2022 Aging Innovations Award, one of the highest honors presented by USAging to its members. USAging is the national association representing and supporting the netw…

Elder Risk Detector

What is an Elder Risk Detector? Through collaboration with Pro Bono Net and Legal Aid Chicago, AgeOptions is pleased to announce the launch of the Elder Risk Detector. The Elder Risk Detector is a web-based legal health “check-up” tool that allow…

Thrive with Pride presents: Mental Health in the Pandemic Era

In an era where so much is uncertain, many of us are encountering new anxieties and are in need of new ways to care for our mental health. Join AgeOptions and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Metro Suburban for a conversation about menta…

SMP Medicare and Home Health Care Tip Sheet

Medicare and Home Health Care: Your Road to Recovery

SMP Durable Medicare Equipment Tip Sheet

Make sure that Medicare will cover your medical equipment.

SMP Genetic Testing Flyer

Genetic Testing is Never Free

Legislative Breakfast Client Stories

Read about people whose lives are changed by the services they receive through the Aging Network in suburban Cook County.
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