The Aging Report
Join An Online Community of Learners
AgeGuide is excited to announce our partnership with GetSetUp, an online community of people who want to learn new skills, connect with others, and unlock new life experiences. 

GetSetUp offers a virtual social and interactive learning environment specially designed for older adults, with over 170 classes available on everything from how to get started with technology to making healthy meals.
Retired professionals teach their peers in small classes to ensure that everyone is able to get the time and attention they need to achieve their individual goals.  

To help older adults learn something new and stay connected, AgeGuide made these interactive online classes available to you at no cost through February 28, 2022.

Learn how to use Zoom, learn more about your mobile phone, or take an exercise or art class! Every class is free to older adults living in AgeGuide's 8-county service area. All you need to do is fill out the form and you will be all set!

GetSetUp Testimonial:

"I want to thank you for providing access to the GetSetUp training services online. The diversity of the offerings amazes me. While my primary interests lie in technology, they also have programs dealing with physical and mental health issues, literature, arts, virtual museum tours, food, and more. The instructors are top notch. They know the material and explain it well. They are always enthusiastic, encouraging, and supportive. I've attended over 40 training sessions and gained useful information from every one of them."

Joe Nowak, AgeGuide GetSetUp participant
Welcome New Leadership
AgeGuide welcomes its new Board of Directors and Advisory Council members! Their knowledge and experience within the aging network will be invaluable to AgeGuide.

Board of Directors:

Katie Monahan Brooks - Lake County

Katie is the Manager of Business Development for Transitions Hospice. She provides healthcare continuing education, builds partner relationships and guides patients through the palliative care and hospice process. A commitment to respect and servant-leadership will make her a great addition to the Board.
Ken Maurice - Kane County

Ken is the Coordinator of Human Resources for Aurora Township and previously worked for over 10 years in the City of Aurora’s Community Services Department, Youth & Senior Services Division. Ken's knowledge of the needs of older adults and his experience in senior services will be a great asset to the Board.

Advisory Council:

Patty Steffens - Kendall County

Patty is the Community Relations Director for Fox Valley Community Services which provides home care and adult day services. She works to help older adults remain independent and in the community by providing home and community based services and supports. Patty is passionate about serving older adults and her expertise will be a great resource for the Advisory Council.

Stephanie Tintner - Lake County

Stephanie works at Transitions Hospice serving McHenry County and lives in Lake County. Stephanie’s passion to help older adults led her to a degree in social work. The combination of Stephanie’s work experience, passion for advocacy and her clinical background will greatly benefit the Advisory Council.

Jennifer Agne - DuPage County

Jennifer is the owner, Administrator, and Manager of Lilac House Senior Living, a residential Assisted Living home in DuPage County. Jen is a family caregiver who benefited from our Older Americans Act funded Family Caregiver Services to assist in the care of her mother. She is a great promoter and advocate for programs for older adults with dementia. Her first-hand knowledge as a family caregiver and an administrator of a residential home will be an asset to the Advisory Council.
FY20 Annual Report
The Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020 is a snapshot of our evolving role in operating a complex delivery system of Older Americans Act (OAA) services for older adults and their caregivers in Northeastern Illinois. This report highlights how AgeGuide pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue serving and advocating for older adults and providing the vital services they needed to stay safe and healthy in their homes.

This report also highlights our fiscal stewardship in maximizing the use of public and private funding to serve as many older adults as possible.

We look forward to the return of in-person activities, but for now, we will advocate together while apart.
Area Plan Public Hearings
AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois invites professionals from the aging network and community members to our Public Hearings on its proposed 3 year Area Plan for our 8-county region. Join us to learn about our new service design and programs and make your voice heard on how we can better meet the needs of older adults in our communities!

Wednesday, May 26 from 1:30-3 PM

Thursday, May 27 from 10-11:30 AM

AgeGuide Advocacy Update
At 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.

Join us in advocating for older adults. You can support both the Illinois Family Caregiver Funding bill and the aging funding in the state budget by clicking here and sending letters to your legislators.

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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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