The Aging Report
Annual Meeting
The Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois held its 44th Annual Meeting on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. After the Board of Directors and Advisory Council elections, appointments and recognitions, guests enjoyed remarks from the Executive Director, Marla Fronczak and featured speaker, Eric Thurman.

Eric spoke with guests about "How to Thrive in the Third Season of Life". The average American is living longer than previous generations. As baby boomers retire, the number of older Americans is soaring. Eric emphasized enriching 5 key areas of life - body, mind, relationships, finances and the soul. Fine tuning these areas helps older adults find enrichment in their third season of life.

The Annual Meeting was an extra special event this year which concluded with a delicious lunch prepared by one of our own Holiday Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chefs, Alan Pirhofer. We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the Agency on Aging throughout the year!

We are always grateful for this yearly opportunity to come together and enjoy a day with those who support our seniors and our agency's mission!
Listening Sessions
The Agency on Aging completed a series of four Listening Sessions to gain input from Grantees and Community Leaders on how the Agency can improve and what they should focus on for the future.

Over 100 community leaders participated from the health, mental health, senior living, municipal and county government, business, and nutrition sectors to discuss the impending needs of seniors in communities and ways to collaborate more effectively to address them.

Your Voice Matters!
The Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois will be holding two public hearings on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

The purpose of the public hearings is to provide an open forum for the general public to comment on proposed services, expenditures and other activities outlined in the public information document.

No RSVP is required
Thursday, May 31, 10 AM
Senior Services of Will County, Joliet

Thursday, May 31, 1:30 PM
Agency on Aging, West Chicago
Two new staff members have joined the Agency on Aging Northeaster Illinois!

Leslie Edstrom is the new Community Planning Division Manager and will be responsible for managing the Community Planning staff, developing the Area Plan, including the needs assessment and public hearings process.

Melissa Brackmann is the new Special Events/Communications Specialist and will be assisting in planning and promoting special events and developing a communications strategy.

Welcome to the team!
Engage at Every Age
Every May, the Administration on Aging leads our nation in observing Older Americans Month.

For 55 years, Older Americans Month has been celebrated to recognize older Americans and their contributions to their communities.

Engage at Every Age, the theme this year, emphasizes that you are never too old to participate in activities that enrich your life. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in their community.
Kane Senior Council and Catholic Charities Step Up to Deliver
Meals to Seniors
The first of March saw a change in nutrition providers in both Kane and McHenry Counties. Earlier this year, Salvation Army discontinued the Golden Diners program after 43 years of service. The Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois worked with nutrition providers in adjacent counties to provide service in Kane and McHenry counties. DuPage Senior Citizens Council, doing business as Kane Senior Council, stepped in to provide meals in adjacent Kane County. Likewise, Catholic Charities Lake County Senior Services stepped in to provide the nutrition program in adjacent McHenry County.

Providing meals to those home bound clients in most need is the first priority as both organizations work to establish delivery networks comprised of both staff and volunteers.

Community Dining sites in McHenry County are operating in Woodstock, Marengo, and Johnsburg.  Community Dining sites in Kane County are operating in Aurora and Elgin with additional sites scheduled to reopen during the summer. 

Both provider agencies are in need of volunteers to deliver meals. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Catholic Charities or Kane Senior Council . Applicants for part-time drivers using their personal vehicles are
also being sought in McHenry County. If interested, please contact Catholic Charities .

The Agency on Aging greatly appreciates the diligent work of Kane Senior Council and Catholic Charities, and the assistance of Senior Services Associates in this transition.
Photos by Eldercare Locator
2017 Profile of Older Americans
A profile of Older Americans: 2017, an annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population, is now available.

The Profile has proven to be a very useful statistical summary and serves as a resource for all professionals with an interest in changing demographics of the population age 65 and older.

August 21 & 22, 2018
23rd Annual
Senior Lifestyle Expo
"Discover the Sweeter Side of Aging"
November 4, 2018
27th Annual 
Holiday Meals on Wheels
Celebrity Chefs Brunch

For more information, contact Kaitie at 630.293.5990 
The Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois is looking for candidates who are interested in sitting on your Board of Directors or Advisory Council!

We are looking for candidates who are interested in helping seniors, have a desire to make the public aware of services available to seniors, work or reside in the county you represent, will advocate and provide feedback to the Agency and the community it serves and serve as an unbiased voice for program development and resource distribution. Persons with the ability to attend meetings, an annual meeting and Agency events are encouraged to apply.


Board of Directors
Will & Lake

Advisory Council
Kankakee, McHenry & Will

Sound Interesting?
Contact Linda 
The Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois was established in 1974. Services funded or coordinated by the Agency on Aging meet the diverse needs of the most rapidly growing population in Illinois. Over 634,000 seniors age 60 and over live in the agency's eight-county service area:

DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties

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P.O. Box 809
Kankakee, IL 60901-0809

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