February 2019 Illinois Aging Network Alert
Illinois Aging Network Alert
A report of the impact Area Agencies on Aging have on Illinois Seniors, from I4A - Illinois Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
Contact: Susan C. Real 309-829-2065 ext. 218 or Joy Paeth 618-222-2561 (I4A President)
I4A Welcomes New Members to the 101st Illinois General Assembly!
Who We Are - Illinois Area Agencies on Aging are your local leaders in aging and community living! Authorized under the Federal Older Americans Act (OAA) and the Illinois Act on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging were formally established in 1972 as “boots-on-the-ground” organizations charged with helping vulnerable older adults live with independence and dignity in their homes and communities. The 13 Illinois Area Agencies on Aging play a key role in planning, funding, and coordinating a network of senior programs in designated planning and service areas.
Who We Serve - Illinois Area Agencies on Aging serve 559,000 older adults, family caregivers, and grandparents/relatives raising grandchildren/children by supporting a network of over 230 community programs on aging. We serve 21% of total Illinois senior population.
Efficient Use of Federal & State Funding. Area Agencies on Aging are experts in administering $51.1 million in federal OAA funds and $30.8 million in Illinois General Revenue Fund (GRF) monies to best serve Illinois seniors. The OAA/GRF funding is also supported by local match and participant donations. (Source: I4A AAA Survey – FY 2018 Program & Fiscal Data)
A Snapshot of Critical Services Provided in Illinois
(Source: I4A AAA Survey - FY 2018 Program & Fiscal Data)
- 389,000 older persons received information and direct assistance navigating Medicare Part D applications and other senior health assistance programs.
- 40,781 older adults received over 7 million home delivered meals.
- 74,943 older adults were served over 2.1 million meals at congregate meal settings (such as senior centers).
- 36,000 older adults participated in healthy aging programs to prevent falls and manage chronic diseases.
- 70,210 family caregivers of older adults and grandparents/relatives raising grandchildren/children receive support to continue their caregiving responsibilities.