2021 News for Older Adults

June

  • 6/29/21 - Pritzker Administration Announces $54 Million Investment in Increased Rates for In-Home Care Providers

  • 6/16/21 - IL Department on Aging to Offer Enrollment Assistance for Medicare Eligible Illinois Residents

May

  • 5/25/21 - IL Department on Aging: Last Call - 2021 Senior Hall of Fame Awards

  • 5/10/21 - IL Department on Aging Celebrates Older Americans Month

April

  • 4/12/21 - State of Illinois Distributes Over 1,100 Connectivity and Assistive Devices to Keep Older Illinoisans Connected During COVID-19

  • 4/8/21 - State Opens to Full 16+ Eligibility on April 12 with 150,000 Vaccine Appointments to be Made Available in Cook and Collar Counties

March

  • 3/22/21 - Illinois to Launch 14th Mass Vaccination Site in West Cook as National Guard Surpasses 500,000 Vaccinations

  • 3/19/21 - Illinois Launches Mass Vaccination Expansion in DuPage and Kane Counties to Meet the State’s Vaccine-For-All Goal on April 12th

  • 3/18/21 - Illinois Announces State-Support for Lake and McHenry County Vaccination Efforts

  • 3/12/21 - Illinois to Support Local Vaccination Sites in Vermilion and DeKalb Counties

  • 3/11/21 - State Partners with Nine Critical Access Hospitals to Expand Equitable Distribution of Vaccine in Rural Communities

  • 3/9/21 - Illinois to Support McLean County at Local Vaccination Site

  • 3/8/21 -Illinois to Support Grundy and Rock Island Counties in Launching Local Fixed and Mobile Vaccination Sites

  • 3/7/21 - Following Additional FEMA Guidance, Eligibility for Appointments at United Center Vaccine Site Adjusted to Better Ensure Equitable Access for Those Most Impacted by COVID-19

  • 3/3/21 - Illinois Launches Two Additional State-Supported Mass Vaccinations Sites in Des Plaines and Quincy

  • 3/2/21 - United Center Vaccination Appointments Open Thursday for Illinois Seniors

  • 3/2/21 - Free Tax Preparation Assistance Available Throughout Illinois

February

  • 2/23/21 - IL Department on Aging Seeks Nominations for 2021 Senior Hall of Fame Awards

  • 2/16/21 - OSFM Encourages Older Illinoisans to Practice Fire Safety

  • 2/2/21 - Vax Up Illinois - Information for Older Adults Panel Discussion

For more information, call the Illinois Department on Aging's Senior HelpLine.​