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December 2011
In This Issue
A Message from Tracy Bousky
Linda Siegel to Lead AgeOptions Board
Annual Fundraiser Exceeds 2011 Goals
AgeOptions Receives National Award for MMW Coalition
Videos Tell Stories of Older Adults "One Away" from Financial Crisis
Community Volunteers Honored at Annual Event
RTC, SMP, ESI Volunteers Honored by AgeOptions
National Family Caregiver Month Observed
AgeOptions Profile: Advisory Council Member Kelly Gilbert
Illinois SMP Receives National Award
Catholic Charities Recognized for Fraud Prevention in Older Adult Housing
Judge Patricia Banks Recognized for Service to Aging Community

 

AgeOptions Board

of Directors 

  

Linda Siegel

University of Maryland School of Public Health

Chairperson

 

Dr. Anthony Perry

Rush University Medical Center

Vice Chairperson

 

Bob Brooks

Brooks & Robertson, LLP

 

Arlene Blaha

Autism Society of Illinois (Retired)

 

Tracy Bousky

Financial Strategy Network, LLC

 

Mary E. Coonda

Social Security Administration

 

Donna Drinan

Consultant

 

Joseph Gagliardo

Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin & Tominberg Ltd.

 

Murray Gordon

MAGA Ltd. Insurance

 

Cathy Gleason

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

 

Kathleen Howe-Hrach

Credit Suisse Securities, LLC

 

Lewis Jordan

Consultant

 

Frederick Karutz

SilverLink

 

Carmenza Millan

AARP Illinois

 

Donna Moore

American Cancer Society (Retired)

 

Rev. Kirsten Peachey

Advocate Health Care

 

Carla Rozycki

Jenner & Block LLP

 

Elizabeth Wells

Attorney at Law

 

Brad Winick

URL Corporation

 

AgeOptions Advisory Council Members

 

J. Diane Adams-Alsberry

Chairperson

 

Merna K. Folkers

Vice Chairperson

 

Betsy Essex

Secretary

 

Nan Anderson

 

Gina Baxter

 

Vaiju Dunung

 

Kelly Gilbert

 

Carol Goldbaum

 

Margaret Hastings

 

Andrea Hetzel

 

Timothy Hinsdale

 

Leah Hobson

 

Molly Hofer

 

Gerald Iaccino

 

Jacqueline Jones

 

Jerome Kenney

 

Charles Kerpec

 

Cheryl Kuba

 

Anna Marie McCall

 

Naoko Muramatsu

 

Lora Oldham

 

Isaiah Poland

 

Ruth Reko

 

Joan Strickland

 

Fran Tourdot

 

Patricia Walker

 

Leila Ward 

 

 

AgeOptions Staff Officers
 
Jonathan Lavin
President and CEO
 
Diane Slezak
Treasurer and COO
 
Kim Blechschmidt
Secretary
Director, Planning, Program Design and Grants Management
 
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AgeOptions NOW is a publication of AgeOptions,
a nonprofit organization.
As the Area Agency on Aging of Suburban Cook County, AgeOptions serves 130 communities within 30 townships.

 

 
  
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Tracy Bousky

 

 

In October, Tracy Bousky completed her two-year term as chair of the AgeOptions Board of Directors. She reflects on the challenges AgeOptions faced during that time, and the strengths and solutions they generated. 

 

 
   Linda Siegel


Linda Siegel, the new chair of the AgeOptions Board of Directors, sees a "big year ahead" that will present challenges and opportunities to the agency and the board.

 

 

 

   

  

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More than 300 guests, 51 sponsors and 160 contributors to the silent auction made Celebrating Aging - Partnering With Our Communities a success.

 

               

 


 
 
MMW 
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging recognized MMW's innovative spirit and leadership with a top award.
  

    

OneAway
 
 

We tell the stories of three older adults who were one bad break, one illness, one lost job away from financial crisis.

 

 

 
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Twenty-nine volunteers were honored at the 36th Volunteer Recognition.

 

 


RTC, SMP, ESI Volunteers Honored
 

AgeOptions honored 82 volunteers with Red Tape Cutters, Senior Medicare Patrol and the Economic Security Initiative.

 

             

The Caring Together, Living Better (CTLB) caregiver support program hosted several events for volunteers and partner organizations in November. 

 

           

Kelly Gilbert

 

 

 

"I didn't need Oprah to tell me my passion," says Kelly Gilbert. "I always knew what it was."

 

  

 

 
 
 

The Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol is among the top five programs in the country.

 

                  

 

   

 
 

AgeOptions award cites agency for its work in educating residents of senior housing buildings on how to prevent fraud. 

 

 

 

 Judge Patricia Banks

 

AgeOptions nominated

Judge Banks for the Governor's Unique Achievement Award.

 

 

 

 

That Time of Year...
 
As the holiday season nears, it's a good time to make your year-end giving plans. Do you need to talk with your spouse, your family, your tax accountant? You'll want to decide which worthy causes to support and how much to contribute for your year-end donations.
  
Consider making a year-end donation to AgeOptions in support of the nearly 200,000 older adults we serve annually. Make your secure online contribution in support of AgeOptions - and make a difference today.
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