August 2016
Impasse Ends with Stop-Gap Budget
And Two-Thirds Funding
We finally saw some relief from the terrible budget impasse of the last year as Illinois entered Fiscal Year 2017. With one day to go before the end of the 2016 fiscal year, the state's political leaders on June 29 enacted a budget to partially pay for all State Fiscal Year 2016 as well as for six months in State Fiscal Year 2017.

AgeOptions Staff and Peer Mentors
Help Nursing Home Residents 
Move Back to Community

Victoria has lived in a nursing home for more than three years without any expectation of transitioning back to the community. But with AgeOptions' help, she is now in the process of doing just that. She is one of hundreds of nursing home residents in suburban Cook County who have learned about their options from AgeOptions transition engagement specialists.

Take Charge of Your Health Expands
Statewide to Reach More People

AgeOptions' Take Charge of Your Health program has received funding from two sources to expand the six-to-eight-week workshops that empower participants to thrive, not simply survive, with chronic health conditions.

 Caring Together, Living Better
West Suburban Partners Honored 

Ubertino Vega of the Cicero Area Project entertains
Eighty people attended the July 16 Caring Together, Living Better luncheon, "Honoring Caregivers and the Volunteers and Communities that Support Them." 

The event, which recognized west suburban churches and community organizations and the participants in their CTLB programs, was sponsored by Cigna.


MMW and AgeOptions Helping Professionals and  Consumers Understand New MLTSS Program
MMW logo

MMW, the Make Medicare Work Coalition, is educating professionals and consumers on Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS), which started July 1 in the Chicago area.

AgeOptions Honors Volunteers
At 41st Annual Luncheon  

AgeOptions honored 48 volunteers from throughout the Chicago area for their service and dedication to older adults in their communities at the 41st Annual Luncheon and Volunteer Recognition on June 16. 

We are grateful to our generous sponsors, Mather LifeWays and CVS Health, for making the event at the William Tell Holiday Inn in Countryside possible.


Thank You to Our Generous "Celebrating Partnerships" Sponsors