Understanding Social Isolation

2019 05 09 10 52 56 May 2019 Bloomington Normal area Healthy Cells Magazine

We are so excited to announce ECIAAA's ISU Stevenson Fellow, Kate Brunk, has contributed an article "Understanding Social Isolation" in the local Healthy Cells Magazine - May 2019 Edition. Healthy Cells Magazine is a stand-alone monthly publication that is available FREE in high traffic locations throughout each local community, including medical facilities and other waiting rooms. Look for a free printed copy in each specific community.

ECIAAA Corporate Board Member John Dowling

John Dowling

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of John Dowling and his wife passing away Sunday, June 17, 2018.

John had been a strong supporter of ECIAAA and served on the Corporate Board representing Iroquois County since 2011. John will be missed. The Dowling family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, at First United Methodist Church in Watseka. Rev. Tom McCann will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice or Unit 9 Academic Foundation. Please share a memory of John and Reta at knappfuneralhomes.com.

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March 01, 2019 we welcome Pau54518717 2567404459941158 4834671859918176256 nla Basta as the new Director of the Illinois Department of Aging (IDoA)! She was the past director of senior services and health initiatives at the Chicago Housing Authority and teaches at the Loyola University Chicago: School of Social Work. Basta came to the CHA after over 18 years at the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services where she served as regional director of the Northeast (Levy) Senior Center and as the director of information and assistance. Basta has dedicated her career to improving the lives of senior citizens and promoting women’s and LGBT rights, and we welcome her to the department! 




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The delivery of services administered by the Illinois Department on Aging is privatized through senior centers and other social service agencies. Much of our state and federal funds are coordinated through the 13 Area Agencies on Aging, including 12 not-for-profit corporations and the City of Chicago. The Department works in partnership with the Area Agencies on Aging to contract with service providers that serve older people directly in their local communities.

Illinois Department on Aging FY20 Introduced Budget PowerPoint Briefing

Illinois Department on Aging FY20 Proposed Budget

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Email: aginginfo@eciaaa.org
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Phone: 1-800-888-4456