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.

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…

Celebrating Inclusion Video

Watch this video to learn about all the things we accomplished and tackled.

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.

Fraud Alert

The Illinois SMP Program at AgeOptions sends email Fraud Alerts every other Friday.

Fiscal Year 2023 Area Plan

The Fiscal Year 2018 Public Information Document has been published.

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.
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