The Aging Report
The Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois is hosting four Advocacy Breakfast Collaboratives across our eight county region! Join us to connect with your elected officials on matters concerning older adults and learn how we can work together to best support each other.
Choose Your Location!
  • Friday, February 22, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church (200 E Jackson Street, Morris) from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Friday, March 15, 2019 at The Garlands of Barrington (1000 Garlands Drive, Barrington) from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A light breakfast will be served at each event. These events are FREE to the public, but space is limited!

Please RSVP to the Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois at (630) 293-5990 or and specify which event you will be attending

These events are sponsored by Illinois Continuity of Care, AMITA Health, Tabor Hills Living Community, The Garlands of Barrington and AARP.
Celebrate Senior Independence Month!
February is Senior Independence Month! As we grow older, even some of the simplest tasks can become challenging. It is our mission to provide resources and services for older adults to help them live independently in their communities and optimize their quality of life. We do this by creating innovative programming to foster creative thinking, providing services such as a hot meal every day to home bound older adults and assisting older adults and their caregivers in finding the services they need to remain in their home and improve their quality of life.
Here are some helpful tips to help maintain independence at home
  • Inspect Safety Features: Remember to replace light bulbs in the house. Also, installing grab bars in the bathroom and checking banisters on the stairs can help prevent falls.
  • Embrace Technology: Having a security system in your home can bring great peace of mind. Also, having a cell phone easily accessible in emergencies can be very helpful. It not only will allow you to call for help but the flash light and emergency contact apps can make calling for help quick and easy.
  • Declutter: Cleaning your home of clutter can not only help your mental health but also help prevent falls by having clear walkways and arranging furniture to make it easily accessible.
Helping Older Adults Stay Independent
Our Senior Nutrition Program is one way we are helping older adults remain in their homes! As we age, even the most independent adults experience limitations physically and financially. Many are living at or below the poverty line. Our senior nutrition program works to provide one nutritious meal a day, every day, to older adults in need.

Our Home Delivered Meal providers deliver a hot meal, perform a well-being check and offer a few moments of friendly conversation.

Our Community Dining sites allow older adults to enjoy a meal in a welcoming environment with fellow friends and neighbors. Community Dining sites are easily accessible, at safe facilities and located in our eight county service area.
If you would like to learn more about our senior nutrition programs, call the Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois at
(800) 528-2000
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is an employment training program for individual’s ages 55 years and better. The program provides participants 20 hours per week of on-the-job training opportunities, at local nonprofits or government agencies, that assist in the development of new and marketable job skills to help you re-enter the workforce. All program participants receive a subsidized hourly wage for training to help offset costs associated with travel to and from their training sites. If you are interested in more information or enrolling in SCSEP, please contact Glenda Love at the Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois at 630-293-5990.
Do you need someone to talk to?
The Friendship Line is a toll-free line that is available to share a conversation with someone who cares. If you are feeling lonely, call the Friendship Line and the person on the other line will love to share a conversation, listen to your story or concern and just lend an ear to those in need. The Friendship Line is also a crisis intervention hotline providing around the clock crisis support services including:

  • Suicide intervention
  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse prevention and counseling
  • Giving well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Information and referrals
Call the Friendship Line any time, day or night, at (800) 971-0016

The Friendship Line is the Institute on Aging's 24-hour toll-free accredited crisis line for persons aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities.
45th Annual Meeting & Community Partner Recognition Luncheon
April 12, 2019

Arrowhead Golf Club & Restaurant
26W151 Butterfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

For more information, contact Kaitie Hauser at 630-293-5990
24th Annual Senior Lifestyle Expo
August 20 & 21, 2019

Drury Lane
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

For more information, contact Kaitie Hauser at 630-293-5990 or visit
28th Annual Celebrity Chefs Brunch benefiting Holiday Meals on Wheels & Aging Services
November 3, 2019

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 654,000 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 |  |
P.O. Box 809
Kankakee, IL 60901-0809

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