Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Lombard, IL – AgeGuide, the Area Agency on Aging, is pleased to announce it will expand its partnership with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet to include Caregiver Counseling services in Grundy County. There are Caregiver Counseling Centers in all eight counties that AgeGuide serves and as of Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet will assume responsibility as the Caregiver Counseling Center in Grundy County.
Caregiver Counseling Centers are a vital component of the Older Americans Act (OAA) Family Caregiver Program, providing resources to improve and protect the well-being of those giving unpaid care to adults age 60+ and those with Alzheimer’s Disease or related disorders, and for relatives age 55+ raising children under 18 or giving unpaid care to adults with disabilities. These programs coach and counsel caregivers through difficult times, support cooperative family decision-making, and promote balance and mental wellness. Grundy County Health Department will remain the OAA Caregiver Resource Center in Grundy County, providing other supportive services including respite, legal services, training, education, and support groups for caregivers.
“AgeGuide is thrilled to expand its partnership with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet in this new capacity.” said Marla Fronczak, Chief Executive Officer of AgeGuide. “Family caregivers and older adults in Grundy County will continue to find the important counseling resources they need through the long-time, trusted community provider, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet.”
For more information about the OAA Family Caregiver Program and other programs provided in Grundy County, visit www.AgeGuide.org
AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois, an Area Agency on Aging, is a nonprofit organization responsible for developing and coordinating a network of services for older persons throughout an eight-county area in northeastern Illinois. AgeGuide informs and advises public and private agencies and the public of the needs of older people living in its region and acts as an advocate on their behalf. The Agency serves DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties. Other information about AgeGuide, topics of interest to older adults, and additional resources are available on the Agency’s website: www.ageguide.org.