Over 520,900 seniors 60+ live in the Agency on Aging's eight-county service area. The agency awards funds to local agencies in each county to provide vital Older Americans Act services. The agency monitors these services to ensure that they are of high quality and that its funds are spent appropriately.
Older Americans Act Services includes Meals on Wheels, Case Management, Information and Assistance, Family Caregiver Support, Legal Services, and much more.
The Agency on Aging:
• Is an effective link between local, state and national aging programs and services.
• Connects a vast network of senior providers to those who need them.
• Gives at-risk elders the opportunity to stay in their own homes with dignity and safety.
• Advocates and collaborates with communities to prepare seniors and families for aging.
Chartered in 1974, the Agency on Aging is a non-profit agency dedicated to combining resources, leadership and expertise on aging in DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.
The Agency on Aging works closely with the U.S. Administration on Aging, Illinois Department on Aging and many other agencies to address both the immediate and long range needs of our seniors. We are one of over 600 such agencies throughout the country, created by Congress, to implement the Older Americans Act and coordinate a wide variety of services for persons 60 and over.
Our mission is we to strive to make aging easier through the development and promotion of a network of services for older persons designed to optimize the quality of their lives.
Our most cherished belief is that all older persons should be respected for their individual value, dignity and contributions to society and that their autonomy and privacy must be protected.
Donations help to ensure that resources and service options are available to older persons and their families.
• $25 = 5 meals
• $50 = 11 meals
• $75 = 17 meals
• $100 = 22 meals
Download our 2016 Annual report in PDF format.
Download our FY2018 Public Information Document.
Administrative Assistant, West Chicago
Administrative Assistant, Kankakee
Maryanne T. Daman
Grants and Technology Manager
Legislative Advocacy, Medicare/MIPPA, SHAP – Senior Health Assistance Program, SHIP – Senior Health Insurance Program, Annual Report, Demographics/Statistics, Press Releases
Grundy and Kankakee Counties
Adult Protective Services, CCU Liaison, Veterans Independence Program, Residential Repair, Disaster Preparedness (South)
Health Promotion Programs, Community Connections Collaboratives, Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals
Kane & Will Counties
LTC Ombudsman, Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), Senior Employment Program, Housing
Donna Copeland Hill
Health Promotion Programs: Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP), Matter of Balance (MoB)
Aging & Disability Resource Network - I&A Outreach, Options Counseling, ESP Liaison, Disaster Preparedness (North)
Lake & McHenry Counties
Caregiver Support Program (Access, Respite, Gap-filling, Training, Support Groups) Transportation, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Dementia Initiatives, Legal Services, Counseling
Special Events Manager
Lou Ann Johnson
Dr. Janet Leonard (Emeritus)
Jean McCollum (Emeritus)
Robert J. O’Connor
Dr. Tania Schwer
Sharon Coghlan Gerc
“I have no family. The meals are the highlight of my day.”
— Barbara, age 65
“Our family is very appreciative of the services provided in this program. Not only does my dad receive a hot meal for lunch every weekday, but has the added benefit of friendly, consistent delivery volunteers. I know this service really adds to his well being.”
— Family of John, age 89
“It makes me feel loved, safe, and it is close to tasting like home cooking.”
— Richard, age 88
“I like getting the meals because I have trouble standing long enough to cook and if I had to do it everyday I couldn’t. We are thankful it’s available.”
— Lily, age 94
“These meals mean a great deal to me and I truly do appreciate them.”
— Bernie, age 89
The core of Northeastern Illinois Agency on Aging is its Board of Directors, assisted by the Advisory Council. The Board and Council represent the eight counties of the Northeastern IL service area.
Members of each group represent a wide range of experience and professions. Through their professional work and as volunteers and participants, Board and Council members stay in touch with their communities and with state and national aging issues.
Although Board and Council members represent their home counties, they also share a regional perspective in order to provide planning and services for the entire area. Board and Council duties center around the Agency's Area Plan and the schedule of funding allocations, grant awards, and service monitoring.
Apply to become a member of the Board of Directors or Advisory Council Application [PDF]
Internships – The Agency on Aging does not provide direct services to seniors, but looks for students with an interest in program evaluation, development and system change. Please submit your resume and cover letter here. firstname.lastname@example.org
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