Who is AgeGuide?
AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois is one of 622 Area Agencies on Aging throughout the United States and one of 13 in Illinois. Created by Congress to implement the Older Americans Act, Area Agencies on Aging coordinate a wide variety of services for persons age 60 and older. In 1974, the Illinois Department on Aging designated the Agency on Aging of Northeastern Illinois as the Area Agency on Aging for DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. Over 681,000 older adults live in our agency’s eight-county service area.
AgeGuide is a non-profit organization that works closely with the Administration on Community Living, Illinois Department on Aging and many other agencies to address both the immediate and long range needs of older adults. We are dedicated to advocating for increased services, benefits, and programs for older adults so they can age in place. One of AgeGuide’s primary functions is to award funding to local agencies in each county to provide vital Older Americans Act services. AgeGuide then monitors these services throughout our region to ensure they are of high quality and the funds are spent appropriately.
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