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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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Older Adults and People with Disabilities May Be at Risk for Abuse During Pandemic

September 1, 2020
The safety measures put in place to protect older adults and adults with disabilities from COVID-19 unfortunately may also put them at greater risk…

Virtual Take Charge of Your Health and Take Charge of Your Diabetes Classes Starting Soon

September 1, 2020
Do you or someone you care for have diabetes or an ongoing health condition? A free Take Charge workshop may be a good fit for you! Join the AgeOpt…

IDOA Director Paula Basta Joins Thrive with Pride Monthly Plenary

September 1, 2020
Paula Basta, director of the Illinois Department on Aging, headlined AgeOptions’ July Thrive with Pride virtual plenary. Approximately 35 people jo…

Spotlight on: Soo Yeon Lee AgeOptions Board of Directors

September 1, 2020
Soo Yeon Lee joined the AgeOptions Board of Directors in March 2019 and chairs the Resource Development Committee. She is a partner at Mauck &am…

Illinois SMP Celebrates 25 Years of Preventing Fraud, Waste and Abuse

September 1, 2020
For 25 years, Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol, widely known as SMP, has been a leader in fighting health care fraud. In 1995, AgeOptions was awarde…

45th Annual Volunteer Recognition Becomes a Virtual Celebration

September 1, 2020
Like most everything this year, AgeOptions’ 45th annual Volunteer Recognition had to forego its traditional festive luncheon. But we couldn’t miss …

H.O.P.E. by AgeOptions Helps Eligible Nursing Home Residents Move Back to the Community

September 1, 2020
Imagine being 56 years old and living in a nursing home for four years. When you entered the nursing home your health was poor but it has since imp…

Responding to Community Needs With $5.6 Million in CARES Act Funds

September 1, 2020
AgeOptions has received $5.6 million through the CARES Act, which we are using to address the needs and challenges – food, social isolation, mental…
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A Letter from Diane Slezak: AgeOptions President and CEO

September 1, 2020
Thank you for your contributions to Celebrating Community! Since we are unable to gather for our October fundraising event, we held a virtual event…
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Thank You for Making Our First-Ever Virtual Fundraising Event a Success

September 1, 2020
Humana kicked off our virtual fundraiser with a $50,000 donation as the 2020 Celebrating Community Presenting Sponsor. Following Humana’s example, …

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…