Utility Links



The Aging Network

  • Illinois Department on Aging Annual Report, FY17 (2.93 MB), submitted annually to the Governor and the Illinois General Assembly, describes Department activities and accomplishments for each state fiscal year ending June 30.
  • Serving Minority Seniors, FY17, (book, 2017 - 11.37 MB) an annual report to the Governor and the Illinois General Assembly, as required by Public Act 88-0254, on programs and services provided to minority seniors by Illinois’ human service agencies, examines service barriers, needs, gaps and problems, as well as current initiatives to address them. The report is a collaboration of the Illinois Departments of Aging, Healthcare and Family Services, Human Services and Public Health.
  • State Plan on Aging for FY 2017-2019, (book, 2016 - 2.61MB) a report required by the U.S. Administration on Aging, outlines Department program structure and financial plan for service delivery over a three-year period.

  • Telling It Like It Was...Illinois' Elders Share Their Stories (book, 2004 - 2,646 KB) a special printing produced in collaboration with BlueCross and BlueShield of Illinois celebrating Illinois ethnic minority elders.

Archival – Research

For copies of the following historical publications, contact the Illinois Department on Aging's Senior HelpLine.

  • Governor's Statewide Elder Abuse Task Force: Findings and Recomendations (book, 2001) was provided by the 31-member Elder Abuse Task Force, which included representatives from law enforcement and criminal justice, state government, the financial industry, advocacy organizations and social service agencies. The group focused on financial exploitation, the largest single category of abuse against older persons, and formulated recommendations to further address the problem.

  • Governor's Summit on Aging 1999 Final Report (book, 2000) provides information on the Summit, which was held in October, 1999, to elicit recommendations relating to senior citizens. Transportation, housing, financial independence, elder rights, long term care, nutritional health and "seniors of the future" were the topics covered.

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Family Challenge (Special Report, 1998) consisting of findings and recommendations of the Illinois Symposium on Legal and Supportive Services for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.

  • A Guidebook on Volunteer Opportunities in Illinois (book, 1994) gives an overview of opportunities to help others, agencies to contact to reach those who need volunteer help and other valuable information.

  • Limited English Proficient Elderly in Illinois, (Feb. 2004 - 607 KB) a Facts on Aging publication providing demographics on Illinois' ethnic minority elderly, accompanied with a chart, Limited English Proficient Elderly in Illinois by Language, featuring the Illinois Area Agencies on Aging that have more than 100 elderly speaking one non-English language (Feb. 2004 - 13 KB).

  • Older Women in Illinois...the Differences They Face (book, 1997) is an updated report describing why it is different for a woman to grow older than it is for a man. Various concerns women have about income, housing, health care, etc. are explained and population characteristics are detailed. The report also takes a look at "older women of tomorrow."

  • Profile of Illinois’ Elderly, "A Fast–Changing Demography" 1994 (book, 1994) explores demographic information on the status of aging in Illinois. Data (based on the 1990 census) provides a broad overview of the elderly population and specifics on groups like the "oldest–old," women, minorities, rural elderly, etc.

  • Project 20–20 Report (book, 1995) provides results of a statewide grassroots study of the Illinois Aging Network – accomplishments of the past 20 years and recommendations for the next 20 years. Written by the Institute for Metropolitan Affairs at Roosevelt University.