Who We Are
We are the association of Area Agencies on Aging
in Illinois. Each Area Agency on Aging
independently receives federal and state funding through the
Department on Aging, and is responsible for awarding
this funding to local providers of senior services.
Since the 1970s, each Area
Agency on Aging has helped to build a
network of aging service providers at the local level. Aging
service providers assist senior
adults, their caregivers, and grandparents raising grandchildren.
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 senior adults.
The mission of Area Agencies on Aging includes--
- developing a three-year
plan of providing services with information
gathered from senior adults, community leaders, and service agencies,
- developing new
refining existing programs to meet the needs of senior adults,
- fostering connections between
the Aging network and other agencies in order to improve
senior adults access to services,
- promoting the interests of
senior adults by advocating for improved policies for new
and existing programs, and
- assisting individuals 55 and
older with information about training and
President - Barb Eskildsen,
Western IL AAA
Vice President - Joanne Thomas, Central IL AAA
Treasurer - Joy Paeth, AAA of SW IL
Secretary - Mike O'Donnell, East Central IL AAA
We have no staff, but you
can contact us at the telephone number listed in the
header above or by email using the link below.
The Area Agencies Websites
is a link to Area Agencies on Aging in Illinois, to whom they award
funds, and jobs they may have available.