The Aging Report
Leaves Fall, People Should Not
Falls Prevention Awareness Week is coming! September 20-24, 2021. Falls are not a normal part of aging and should not be accepted as such. For 14 years now, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) has spearheaded National Falls Prevention Awareness Day to correspond with the first day of fall. It has now turned into a week with falls coalitions nationwide offering screenings, education and activities all meant to call attention to this expensive, pervasive, and often avoidable health dilemma.

Celebrating Healthy Aging Month
September is Healthy Aging Month, which focuses on the positive aspects of the aging journey. AgeGuide encourages older adults to take charge of their well-being both physically (by aging with a healthy body) and mentally (by maintaining a healthy mind). In our 8-county region, there are many ways that older adults can maintain health, happiness, and fulfilling lives. Overall, this month is dedicated to achieving a more positive outlook on the process of growing older. 

Read more about Health Aging Month and virtual activities to participate in, on our blog.
AgeGuide Walks to End Alzheimer's
Tuesday, September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day, a day in which organizations and people around the globe concentrate their efforts to focus on raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and cognitive abilities, with Alzheimer’s Disease being the most common form of dementia. In 2020, as many as 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s.
To honor this day, AgeGuide will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave, St Charles, IL. 60174. Held annually by the Alzheimer’s Association, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness as well as funds for care, support, and research of this disease. We encourage everyone to walk with AgeGuide or to even just walk in your neighborhood in observance of this day.

Want to support AgeGuide in the fight against Alzheimer's? Join our team or register here. All donations go directly to the Alzheimer's Association and are tax deductible.
AgeGuide Advocacy Corner
This past legislative session saw the passage of impactful legislation around Alzheimer’s disease (SB 677), long-term care residents’ rights regarding communication with family and doctors (HB3147), and driver training for older adults (HB 2570). We know that the best advocacy campaigns combine building relationships with legislators and the transformative power of storytelling.
That’s why AgeGuide is starting a Podcast!

If you or someone you know is a good conversationalist, lived in long-term care during the pandemic, and would be willing to talk with us, please contact Everyone who submits an interviewee suggestion will be entered into a raffle to win a pair of wireless earbuds!

Interesting Additional Resources
September is National Healthcare Fraud Prevention & Awareness Month. Learn more about how to prevent, detect and report Medicare fraud, errors and abuse through the Senior Medicare Patrol. Learn more by watching these informational videos.

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Senior Medicare Patrol is always looking for volunteers to prevent, detect and report health care fraud. Learn more on AgeGuide's volunteer page!
Calling all LGBTQ+ advocates and allies! We have an opportunity to rally behind our pioneers and ensure that no one is denied a home-delivered meal, harassed in a ride-share, or turned away from a senior center. Help us pass the Equality Act through the Senate. Use the tool at the bottom of this page to contact your Senator today!

Countering Isolation with Creativity: Arts programming specially designed to help older adults access and benefit from quality lifelong learning can foster connection with others and restore a sense of purpose and joy to their lives. Have you signed up for AgeGuide's Memory Café Sing-Alongs on Fridays? Register here!

FREE interactive online events and classes presented by AARP designed for learning, self-improvement and fun.

Illinois Department on Aging’s Aging Healthfully Newsletter (Need another language? Click here and scroll to the bottom)
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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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