The Aging Report
World Elder Abuse
Awareness Day
On June 15th, we observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), which is a day that focuses global attention on the problem of physical, financial and emotional abuse of older adults. 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.

To report suspected abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of an adult age 60 or older or a person with disabilities age 18-59 call the statewide, 24-hour Adult Protective Services Hotline: 1-866-800-1409, 1-888-206-1327 (TTY).

Supporting LGBTQ+ Older Adults
Each June, Pride Month celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning+ (LGBTQ+) community and the impact LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history. AgeGuide’s mission is to empower all older adults and caregivers to remain independent, connected and to age well, including LGBTQ+ older adults and their caregivers.

Before the global health threat of COVID-19 or the national conversation about systemic racism began last year, AgeGuide was preparing to address the question of how Older American Act services could better serve diverse older adults.
With assistance from SAGECare trainings, AgeGuide staff and our funded partner organizations are becoming SAGECare Bronze credentialed providers, which involves continued education in providing culturally competent care and fostering a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ older adults.

AgeGuide is proud to share the resources below to support the Aging Network’s ongoing efforts to create welcoming and affirming environments that will help LGBTQ+ individuals feel safe and accepted and offer services and resources to support their health, well-being and social connectedness in the communities where they live.

Local Resources

National Resources
Will County Grant Funding Opportunity
AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois is soliciting Letters of Interest from non-profit and local government organizations qualified to receive Federal/State of Illinois financial assistance grants to provide services for older adults (age 60+) as authorized under the Older Americans Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-73) in Will County.

The funding period is October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022. AgeGuide will work with the successful candidate to extend the start date of the program as needed.
Fundable services include:
  • Aging and Disability Resource Network services (Information and Assistance, Outreach, and Options Counseling)
  • Community Connection Collaborative services (Education, Recreation, and Health Screening)
  • In Home Services (Friendly Visiting or Telephone Reassurance)
The service provider must adhere to AgeGuide’s General Service Standards in addition to service-specific standards. For further information about grant requirements and application process, visit our webpage:
Successful applicants must comply with all applicable pre-qualification requirements including, but not limited to, current DUNS and SAM numbers, acceptable fiscal management/fiscal stability (including the ability to meet Federal matching requirements), good standing with the Secretary of State and not on any Debarred/Suspended/Stop Payment/Excluded Parties listings.
Letters of Interest should be sent to [email protected] no later than July 16, 2021.
Join GetSetup Today!
AgeGuide is partnering with GetSetUp, an online interactive community for older adults, to allow older adults the ability to take virtual classes of different interests, skills and social activities. Don't think you have the skills? GetSetUp offers a variety of classes to learn the technology needed to use the platform such as smart devices, Zoom and so much more!
Class you don't want to miss: Eyewitness to History with Pete Souza. The guest speaker Mr. Souza will recount his time working in the White House for the Reagan Administration as well as the Obama Administration. He has a unique perspective into the behind-the-scenes moments and will share stories, photographs and observations into two of the most transformative Presidents of the United States. Join this live class on June 17th at 7:00pm.

Don't wait! Register today for this FREE learning platform available to older adults living in AgeGuide's 8-county service area through February 28, 2022. All you need to do is fill out the form and you will be all set!

AgeGuide Advocacy Update
It’s that time of year again. School is out, temperatures are rising, and Springfield just wrapped up its biggest annual rite: finalizing the state budget before the new fiscal year starts on July 1. What will it mean for aging services? Read on to find out the details and the potential impact of the state spending plan as well as the federal budget proposal. 

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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 725,000 adults 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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