The Aging Report
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) which is a day that focuses global attention on the problem of physical, financial and emotional abuse of elderly people. WEAAD aims to provide an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect and raise awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. This observance serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.


Congress Considering OAA Reauthorization
Use n4a’s OAA Advocacy Toolkit to Engage Your Lawmakers and Grassroots Advocates
May 31, 2019
The current Older Americans Act authorization, signed into law in April 2016,expires at the end of September, which means Congress will have to once again reauthorize the law to keep programs up to date. This spring, key lawmakers and congressional staff have been working with national and local advocates, including your n4a policy team, to learn more about aging issues and to consider Older Americans Act reauthorization proposals.

It will be critical in the coming weeks for lawmakers to learn about the Act and hear from local advocates!
Technology & Social Isolation
Come Visit the Tech Connect Ballroom!
Have you thought about how technology could enhance your lifestyle? There are so many products available but which ones are right for you? Maybe you’re looking for a wearable items like a Smartwatch that can monitor and track your health or a smart home device like Amazon Alexa or Google Home that can remind you to take your medicine, add an item to a grocery list or schedule a food delivery. Furry robotic pets can provide comfort and companionship without having to care for a real pet. These technologies can be an effective tool in staying active, engaged and connected. This is key to aging well and reducing social isolation.
 
To better sort out which tech-enable products might best fit you or an aging family member's need, come to the Senior Lifestyle Expo’s Tech Connect ballroom and explore the latest products available.  

Contact us at 630-293-5990

For more information, visit us at  www.SeniorLifestyleExpo.org
WE ARE MOVING!!!

The Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois
is moving to Lombard!
July 2019!

We are so excited to share
this exciting news with you...
STAY TUNED!
Congratulations to Senior Services Associates of Kane, Kendall and McHenry Counties for winning the Senior Center Program of Excellence Award from the National Council on Aging! Every year, the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) honors outstanding efforts made by senior centers across the nation to offer innovative, creative, and replicable programs for older adults and the Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois is very pleased to be able recognize one of our Grantees for this great Achievement!

10:45am - 3:00 pm

Drury Lane
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

For more information, contact Kaitie Hauser
at 630-293-5990
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 681,000 seniors age 60 and over live in the agency's eight-county service area:

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

Agency on Aging | 630-293-5990 |  info@ageguide.org  |  http://www.ageguide.org
P.O. Box 809
Kankakee, IL 60901-0809

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