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We are the association of Area Agencies on Aging in Illinois. Each of the thirteen Area Agencies on Aging independently receive federal and state funding through the Department on Aging, and are responsible for awarding this funding to local organizations to provide services.

Since the 1970s, each Area Agency on Aging has helped to build a network of aging services at the local level, incorporating the preferences of requested by local participants. Aging services assist senior adults, their caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren, people with disabilities, and veterans.

The Illinois Association of Area Agencies on Aging does not employ staff of its own at this time, but relies on individual member agencies to carry out advocacy on behalf of their constituents.

Our Mission

The mission of Area Agencies on Aging includes--

  1. developing a three-year plan of providing services with information gathered from senior adults, community leaders, and service agencies,
  2. developing new services and refining existing programs to meet the needs of senior adults,
  3. fostering connections between the Aging network and other agencies in order to improve senior adults access to services,
  4. promoting the interests of senior adults by advocating for improved policies for new and existing programs, and
  5. assisting individuals 55 and older with information about training and employment opportunities.

Our Officers

President - Joy Paeth, AAA of SW IL
Vice President - vacant
Treasurer - Barb Eskildsen, Western IL AAA
Secretary - Shana Holmes, SE IL AAA

You may contact us at the telephone number listed in the header above or by email using the link below.

The Aging Websites link connects to links to the websites of each Area Agency on Aging in Illinois.

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This page was last updated 05/17/2016