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.
Community Partner Spotlight: Guardian Angels Community Services
Guardian Angel Community Services' Adult Protective Services Program (APS) works to facilitate the goal of service excellence, grounded in the commitment to balance the need to protect elderly vulnerable adults, and adults with disabilities per their their basic human rights and with their right for self-determination. The program seeks to help empower clients to improve the quality of their lives, in line with Guardian Angel's mission, and to get protection/services for those who are unable to live safely on their own.
Want to Make a Big Impact?
With over 4,500 expected attendees, the Senior Lifestyle Expo is the largest and most promoted senior expo in Chicagoland. Take advantage of the multiple Expo marketing and public relations activities available to exhibitors and sponsors!

Would you like to be an exhibitor or sponsor? Contact us at (312) 540-9700 or

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Contact Your Representative Today!

Make your voice heard! Not sure who your representative is? This service will assist you in matching your zip code to your congressional district and contact information.
Advocacy Acton Alert
Contact Your Senator Today!
Many contracts between health insurers or pharmacy benefit managers and retail pharmacies have a gag rule that prohibits the pharmacy from telling customers when a prescription drug would be less expensive if bought directly, without using insurance, than if purchased through insurance. Congress is considering a ban on this provision.
Senate Bill S 2553, the Know the Lowest Price Act, applies to Medicare Part D plans and Medicare Advantage plans, and Senate Bill S 2554, the Patient Right to Know Act, applies to insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act or offered by a private employer; otherwise they are identical.

We urge you to email your U.S. Senators, Richard Durbin , and Tammy Duckworth , and tell them to support these bills. Please tell your U.S. Representative that the House should pass similar legislation.

Medicare Part B offers programs to help diabetics manage the disease better through appropriate diet, exercise, medications, and other medical and lifestyle measures. A recently introduced bill in the U.S. House, HR 5768, would increase the amount of training provided, both in the first year after diagnosis and thereafter. The program is now subject to Medicare co payments and deductibles, but under this bill it would be free to recipients.

Tell your U.S. Representative that you support HR 5768 to keep Medicare beneficiaries healthier and to reduce health care costs associated with diabetes, and ask your U.S. Senators to support it, too.
Senior Lifestyle Expo
August 21 & 22, 2018
23rd Annual
Senior Lifestyle Expo
"Discover the Sweeter Side of Aging"
9 AM to 2 PM
Drury Lane, Oakbrook

Holiday Meals on Wheels
Celebrity Chef's Brunch
November 4, 2018
27th Annual Celebrity Chef's Brunch
Keep Calm & Put Your Jammies on
Because Hunger Never Sleeps

For more information on attending, donating or sponsoring, contact Kaitie at 630.293.5990 
Want to serve on our Board of Directors or Advisory Council?
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

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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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