2003 News for Older Adults

  • December 5 – Governor's Conference on Aging Features Tough Stuff
  • November 1 – Winter Safety Warning Issued
  • November 1 – Family Caregivers Recognized
  • October 5 – Residents' Rights Week Set for Oct. 5-11
  • September 18 – Gelder Named to State Post
  • August 11 – Governor signs bill to improve homestead tax exemption for seniors during Senior Day at the Illinois State Fair. Honors four selected to the senior citizens hall of fame
  • July 31 – Outstanding Long Term Care Ombudsman and Elder Abuse Caseworker of the Year Named
  • July 23 – Governor signs bill package to step up fight against elder abuse
  • July 21 – Governor launches Team Illinois in Pembroke. Unprecedented coordination of state resources to provide four of state’s neediest communities with infrastructure for economic development and social services
  • June 25
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    June 23 – Blagojevich touts legislation to lower prescription drug costs. Program for 1.5 million seniors and disabled set to begin January 2004
    June 16 – Governor signs legislation to dramatically lower prescription drug costs for seniors and the disabled. Appoints special advocates to oversee first-in-the nation drug discount club and leverage state drug purchases
  • June 2 – Conference Set for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • April 29 – Unique Achievement Awards to be Presented
  • March 28 – McHenry Woman Crowned Ms. Illinois American Classic Woman

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