Board of Directors
University of Maryland
Dept. of Health Services Administration
Anthony J. Perry, M.D. Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs
Rush University Medical Center
Tracy Bousky, CFP, CPA/PFS, MBA
Financial Strategy Network, LLC
Arlene Blaha, RN, MPH
Autism Society of Illinois (Retired)
Susan Cheng, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFA, CFE
Mary E. Coonda
Social Security Administration (Retired)
Joseph M. Gagliardo, Esq.
Laner Muchin, Ltd.
Murray A. Gordon
MAGA LTC Insurance
Kathleen Howe-Hrach, CPA/PFS, CFP
Credit Suisse Securities, LLC
Marin County Housing Authority, San Rafael, CA
Fred P. Karutz
Consumer Market Sales
Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Care Service Corp.
Bruce Matson, CPA
American Cancer Society (Retired)
Rev. Kirsten Peachey
Congregational Health Partnerships
Advocate Health Care
Carla J. Rozycki
Jenner & Block LLP
Elizabeth M. Wells, Esq.
Law Office of Elizabeth M. Wells
2013 - 2014 AgeOptions
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter
J. Diane Adams-Alsberry
Pediatric Physical Therapist
Governors State University
Consultant and Trainer
Margaret Hastings, PhD
Mature Market Administrator
Great Lakes Bank
Family Life Educator
University of Illinois Extension
Retired Community Representative
Anna Marie McCall
First Life Home Health, Skokie
50Plus Financial Group, Inc.
Geriatric Oral Health
Magically Made Meals
Retired Nurse Practitioner
Hines Veterans Administration Center
Staff Officers for the Board of Directors
President and CEO
Vice President and COO
Secretary and Director, Planning, Program Design and Grants Management
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.
In 2012, AgeOptions and our community partners served 234,231 people. This is an increase of more than 33,000 from the previous year and demonstrates the importance of our programs in suburban Cook County, metropolitan Chicago and across the state of Illinois.
The Sequestration Threat
AgeOptions briefing paper explains how sequestration cuts would put older adults at risk.
Three state representatives discussed pension reform in Illinois and the impact on the aging network at a February information session at AgeOptions.
State Representatives Elaine Nekritz, assistant majority leader and chair of the House Pensions Committee, Darlene Senger and Kelly Burke (from left).
Forensic accountant, mountaineer, world traveler, volunteer.
Legacy Corps Expands,
Seeks People Needing
The AgeOptions Legacy Corps respite program has shifted its focus to veteran and military families and is expanding to serve all of suburban Cook County.
Some of the new Legacy Corps volunteers are pictured at a training session at AgeOptions.
Take Charge of Your Diabetes Plus
The AgeOptions diabetes self-management education program has received accreditation by the American Association of Diabetes Educators that will allow for Medicare billing for workshop participants.
John Coburn (left) with John Holton.
Health & Disability Advocates Receives Governor's Award
AgeOptions nominated HDA for the Governor's Unique Achievement Award, which recognizes groups, individuals and programs that have a positive impact on the lives of older adults in the state.
State Senator Mattie Hunter Honored for Protecting Illinois Seniors
From left to right, Jonathan Lavin, AgeOptions President & CEO, State Senator Mattie Hunter and John Holton, Director of the Illinois Department on Aging.
State Senator Mattie Hunter received the Sid Granet Aging Network Achievement Award for Individual Excellence for her leadership in protecting Illinois seniors from financial exploitation.
Nominate Your Volunteers
AgeOptions will honor volunteers from organizations throughout the area, as well as those who volunteer in AgeOptions programs, at the 38th annual Luncheon and Volunteer Recognition on June 20.
Volunteers and their guests listen to a singer at the 2012 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.
Celebrating Aging - Caring in a New Era, the ninth annual AgeOptions fundraising event, will be September 26.
New Board Member:
Members of the AgeOptions Board of Directors recently welcomed retired AgeOptions Chief Financial Officer Bruce Matson as a new member.
Help Us Make a Difference...
Last year AgeOptions and our community senior service partners made a difference in the lives of 234,231 individuals -- an increase of more than 33,000 from the previous year. We expect the need for our services and programs to continue to grow as the population of older adults increases every year.
Your donation to AgeOptions will help us continue to provide essential services that contribute to the well-being of our older neighbors and enable them to stay in their homes and communities.
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