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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.
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Agencies Serving Older Adults Are Continuing To Provide Phone and Email Service

March 1, 2020
Most Agencies serving older adults are now working only by phone or email as a precaution against the COVID-19 corona virus.

Using Preferred Pronouns Helps Make Us a Welcoming Agency for All People

February 11, 2020
Many AgeOptions staff members are now indicating their preferred pronouns in their email signatures. We have adopted this policy as a way to signal…

Age Wave Study Shows Growing Older Population in Suburban Cook County

February 10, 2020
AgeOptions engaged Rob Paral and Associates to prepare a demographic of the older adult population in suburban Cook County.

Annual Reports

January 1, 2020
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Fraud Alert

February 11, 2019
The Illinois SMP Program at AgeOptions sends email Fraud Alerts every other Friday.

Fiscal Year 2023 Area Plan

January 1, 2019
The Fiscal Year 2018 Public Information Document has been published.

Area Plan on Aging

December 31, 2018
AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging for suburban Cook County, is conducting two virtual Public Hearings on the suburban Cook County Area Plan on A…

Strategic Plan

January 1, 2015
The Strategic Plan includes AgeOptions Mission, Vision, Values, Strategic Goals and Diversity Statement.
Caring in a new era

Celebrating Aging: Caring in a New Era

October 1, 2013
What “Caring in a New Era” means to and for AgeOptions.

If You Have Medicare, You Have Health Insurance

January 1, 2013
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 …

One Away – Emma’s Story

September 16, 2011
Emma has been caring for her 85 year old mother and her 102 year old Gran for years.

One Away – Darlene’s Story

June 10, 2011
Darlene spends what seems like 36 hours a day caring for her husband Bill.
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