The Aging Report
Celebrating Social Wellness
Social wellness and healthy relationships are a vital component living a long and healthy life. Creating and maintaining healthy relationships contribute to your good health and combats social isolation. The Illinois Department on Aging, in collaboration with Area Agencies on Aging, finds this issue so detrimental to the well-being of older adults that they have prioritized working with community based senior providers to enhance the existing service delivery system to reduce social isolation among older adults.
Social isolation and its toll on a persons health has been compared to smoking fifteen cigarettes a day. You can improve your mental and physical health this month by increasing your social connections. Why not encourage a friend or loved one to do the same! Especially now, with the threat of COVID-19, older adults are more isolated than ever before.

Three ways to get social this month while physical distancing:
  1. Join a virtual book club
  2. Video chat with a friend or family member
  3. Have a physical distanced picnic at a park with a friend or family member

Feeling Lonely? Would you like a friend to talk to? Select funded partners are offering friendly phone calls to older adults who are interested in receiving calls on a regular basis to check in on them and provide friendly conversation and reduce feelings of loneliness. To find a friendly visiting program near you, click here.

Many studies show that older adults who are socially active live longer and have a better quality of life. What will you do this month to increase your social wellness?
Thank You to our
Front Line Workers
AgeGuide would like to thank our funded partners for their commitment to serving older older adults and caregivers during this pandemic. They have been on the front lines of this crisis and have adapted their services and created new ways of serving older adults and caregivers in these unprecedented times.

We cannot thank you enough for all you do for the older adults and caregivers in our communities!
The Senior Lifestyle Expo is
Going Virtual!
Since we cannot gather safely at this time, we are changing course and taking the Senior Lifestyle Expo virtual!

Join us August 18 & 19 for a variety of live/taped seminars, town halls, workshops, virtual exhibit spaces and more!

We invite our seniors to tune in from the comfort of their own homes and explore the products and services that are invaluable to maintaining a healthy quality of life.

Since 1996, the Expo has presented seniors with the opportunity to enjoy entertainment, spend time with friends and learn about products and services available to better their lives!

This year's Expo is sponsored by ComEd, AARP, AAA, Aetna, Senior News 50 and Better, Seniors Blue Book.

The Expo is FREE, register today at  www.seniorlifestyleexpo.org !
New COVID-19 Scam Alert!
The Federal Trade Commission is warning of a new scam related to COVID-19. Scammers are impersonating Contact Tracers, people who work for the state health departments who are trying to track anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Scammers are trying to steal your identity, your money, or both. Legitimate contact tracers may call, email, text or visit your home to collect information. They may ask for your name, address, health information and the names of places and people you have visited.
Scammers will ask you more personal information such as social security number, Medicare number, or credit card or bank information for payment. Do not click on links or download anything from a contact tracer.
Legislation to Watch
As AgeGuide, we use our role as advocates for older adults to promote and elevate policies and programs that support older adults and their caregivers and effectively address the needs of an aging America.

Want to stay up to date on the latest legislation at the Federal level that affects older adults and the critical services we provide? Read more on our blog.

Thrive with Pride: An Online Cafe for LGBT+ Older Adults & Caregivers
Join Paula Basta, Director of the Illinois Department on Aging, for a conversation on challenges and opportunities for LGBT+ older adults and caregivers in Illinois.

The Cafe will be held on Tuesday, July 28th at 11 am on Zoom or over the phone.


Join by Phone: Call (312) 626-6799 and enter meeting number 966 6129 4106

Join Our Team &
Make a Difference
AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois is looking for candidates who are interested in joining our Board of Directors or Advisory Council!
Candidates should be interested in current issues facing the aging network and older adults, have a desire to make the public aware of services available to older adults, work or reside in the county they represent, advocate and provide feedback to AgeGuide and the community it serves and be an unbiased voice for program development and resource distribution.

Persons with the ability to attend meetings, an annual meeting and AgeGuide events (in 2021) are encouraged to fill out an application and email it to info@ageguide.org
Board of Directors Vacancies
Grundy County
Kendall County
Lake County
McHenry County
Will County
Advisory Council Vacancies
DuPage County
Kane County
Kankakee County
Lake County
McHenry County
AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois was established in 1974. Services funded or coordinated by AgeGuide meet the diverse needs of the most rapidly growing population in Illinois. Over 700,000 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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