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The Illinois Department on Aging helps older adults live independently in their own homes and communities. As the population ages, services and programs for older adults must evolve as well because longevity means more when quality of life is enhanced. To best serve older adults, we must also serve their families and teach younger people about the realities of aging, so many of our programs have an intergenerational emphasis. Working with Area Agencies on Aging, community-based service providers and older adults themselves, the Illinois Department on Aging strives to improve quality of life for current and future generations of older Illinoisans.

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  •  Home and Community-Based Service Options

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    You can find information about different services in your area with IDoA’s NEW Search Tool. Find information on programs and services that can help you in your home including the Community Care Program, Adult Protective Services Program, Area Agencies on Aging and Care Coordination Units.

 September is National Senior Center Month

Senior Centers: The Key to Aging Well!

The National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) is demonstrating how senior centers are integral parts of aging well. National Senior Center Month gives us the opportunity to recognize the vital services provided in our communities since they are a widely used service among Americas older adults. There are nearly 11,000 senior centers across the country and they serve 1 million older adults each day. Visit your local Senior Center and see how they are celebrating National Senior Center Month and also see how their programs and services support seniors in aging healthily and actively. Also, check out the Department’s Aging Healthfully monthly newsletter.

 IDOA Features

Illinois Elder Abuse Task Force

The Illinois Elder Abuse Task Force had their initial meeting Thursday, August 29, 2019.  View the meeting agenda.

Statewide Transition Plan

In March 2015, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) published a draft Statewide Transition Plan (STP) for the State's compliance with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule 42 CFR 441.301(c)(iii).  This rule requires that all federally approved 1915(c) waiver settings meet new federal requirements defining home and community-based settings.  Click HERE for more information.