Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Lombard, IL – AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois, the Area Agency on Aging, is pleased to announce it will expand its partnership with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet to include Caregiver Resource Center services in Grundy County as of Monday, April 1, 2024. Grundy County Health Department will remain the Aging and Disability Resource Network and a Senior Health Insurance Program provider. The Health Department will continue supporting older adults in locating resources, applying for benefits such as Medicare D, and applying for license plate discounts and ride free transit cards.

The Caregiver Resource Center, now administered by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, will provide the Family Caregiver Program, funded by the Older Americans Act. This program offers valuable resources for those who are giving unpaid care to adults age 60+ or someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and for relatives age 55+ raising children under 18 or giving unpaid care to adults with disabilities. The Caregiver Resource Center will also offer information and assistance and a personalized care plan that may include respite and supportive services and legal assistance. Services include financial assistance to help pay for short term supports, adaptive devices and supplies not covered by insurance.

“AgeGuide is confident this expanded partnership will be a seamless transition for Caregiver Resource Center clients.” Marla Fronczak, Chief Executive Officer of AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois said, “Family caregivers and older adults in Grundy County will continue to find the important caregiver resources they need through the long-time, trusted community provider, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet.”

More information about the Family Caregiver Program is available at www.ageguide.org/family-caregiver-program


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 general public of the needs of older persons 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, other topics of interest to older adults, and links to additional resources are available at the Agency’s web site: www.ageguide.org.




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