Illinois Department on Aging

Pat Quinn, Governor

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Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
Directory of Agencies Serving Seniors
Illinois Area Agencies on Aging
Senior HelpLine 1-800-252-8966, 1-888-206-1327 (TTY)
Building Public Awareness
News & Publications
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Related Web Sites
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  Web Resources for Seniors  

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  About Aging  

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AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
Policy and Research for Professionals in Aging

Fed World, U.S. Department of Commerce – a gateway to government information

FirstGov – the U. S. Government's Official Web Portal, a gateway for citizens, businesses, and government employees that connects to millions of web pages, from the federal government, local and tribal governments and to foreign nations around the world
FirstGov for Seniors

Gerontology Program, Eastern Illinois University

Gerontology Program, Northern Illinois University

Gerontology Program, Western Illinois University

Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, Michigan – a resource for researchers, educators, practitioners, and others interested in aging and older individuals

The Library of Congress

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – the largest US foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans

U.S. Census Bureau

End of Life Issues:

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  Aging Network & General Support  

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American Society on Aging – a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families

"Illinois" Federal Clearinghouse – information on federal grant and procurement opportunities available for government and business leaders and non-profit organizations

The National Council on Aging – organizations and professionals promoting the dignity, self-determination and well-being of older persons

Aging Network:

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  Assistance at Home & in your Community  

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Amplified Phones, Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation (ITAC) – offering FREE amplified phones to qualified residents with hearing impairments. This is not an equipment loan program, and all phones distributed through the ITAC voucher program become the property of the individual. Recipients will become eligible for new vouchers every four years.

Benefits Eligibility CheckUp, National Council on the Aging – find the right benefits programs to meet your needs

Elders and Families, U.S. Administration on Aging – information for older persons and families

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity – enhancing Illinois' economic competitiveness by providing technical and financial assistance to businesses, local governments, workers and families.

Illinois Department of Human Services

helps older adults through...
  • Medicaid eligibility determination
  • Temporary cash assistance programs
  • Food Stamps
  • Social service programs
  • Employment programs
  • Health-related direct services
  • Prevention programs
  • Information and referral
will refer individuals and families directly to local programs and services including...
  • Alcoholism and drug abuse treatment and prevention
  • Counseling and education services
  • Child care programs
  • Developmental disability services
  • Independent living facilities for the blind and disabled
  • Mental health services
  • Domestic violence programs
  • Family case management
  • Family planning
  • WIC programs
  • Youth services
  • Programs for the homeless

Caregiver Support:

Community Care Program:

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  Awards & Recognition  

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Governor's Home Town Awards Program, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity – to citizens of Illinois who give unselfishly of their time, money and efforts to make their communities better places to live and work

Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame, Illinois Department on Aging – initiated by the General Assembly in 1994 to commemorate the achievements and contributions of citizens age 65 or older.

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Alzheimer's Association

American Diabetes Association

American Cancer Society

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health

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  Education & Recreation  

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ElderHostel – a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing extraordinary learning adventures for people 55 and over


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  Elder Rights  

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Links to the following can be found in Statutes and Rules:

  • Elder Abuse and Neglect Act
  • Illinois Act on Aging
  • Illinois Human Rights Act
  • Older Americans Act

Elder Rights and Resources, U.S. Administration on Aging – Fact Sheet

Preventing Fraud:

Preventing Elder Abuse in your Neighborhood:

  • Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils – convened by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois in 1993 to establish a forum to improve the institutional, professional and community response to family violence including child abuse, domestic abuse, and elder abuse; to engage in education and prevention; the coordination of intervention and services for victims and perpetrators; and, to contribute to the improvement of the legal system and the administration of justice.

  • Illinois TRIAD – an organization comprised of law enforcement, government entities and advocacy groups committed to the prevention of crimes against the elderly

  • National Center on Elder Abuse – providing elder abuse information to professionals and the public; offering technical assistance and training to elder abuse agencies and related professionals; conducting short-term elder abuse research; and assisting with elder abuse program and policy development

  • National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse – an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of older Americans

Preventing Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes:

Legal Services:

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