Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Lombard, IL – AgeGuide, the Area Agency on Aging for Northeastern Illinois, announces that its Community Connections Collaboratives program received special recognition from USAging. This program received the 2022 Aging Achievement Award which is the highest honor presented by USAging to member agencies. AgeGuide’s award winning program was among the top aging programs to receive honors during the USAging Annual Conference and Tradeshow, July 10-13.
The 2022 USAging Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards, supported by iN2L, recognizes Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) that developed leading-edge and successful ways to demonstrate sound management practices that are replicable by others in the Aging Network.
“Through the Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards, we salute our members’ outstanding accomplishments and hold up their programs in the hopes that doing so will seed replication and additional innovation by their peers around the country” said USAging CEO Sandy Markwood. “We applaud our members for their tireless efforts to creatively develop vital services and supports for older adults, as well as their caregivers and people with disabilities in communities nationwide.”
The Community Connections Collaboratives offers disease and illness prevention programs that teach fall prevention techniques, how to manage a chronic illness and offer socialization opportunities and exercise. Participants are evaluated before and after the program so they can see their physical improvements over time and see the benefits of the program for their overall health. Participants are also connected to other programs and services offered by AgeGuide.
“We are honored to receive the Aging Achievement Award from USAging” said Marla Fronczak, Chief Executive Officer of AgeGuide. “We are proud to offer the Community Connections Collaborative program to help older adults stay active, get some exercise, manage their chronic illness, and increase their socialization while having fun.”
All winners are showcased in the USAging 2022 AIA awards book.
AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois is a nonprofit organization responsible for developing and coordinating a network of services for older adults throughout the eight-county region. AgeGuide informs and advises public and private agencies and the general public of the needs of older adults living in the area, 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 and other topics of interest to older adults and links to other resources are available at the Agency’s web site: www.ageguide.org.
USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs. Our members help older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence and dignity in their homes and communities. USAging is dedicated to supporting the success of our members through advancing public policy, sparking innovation, strengthening the capacity of our members, raising their visibility and working to drive excellence in the fields of aging and home and community-based services. For more information about USAging, AAAs or Title VI programs, visit www.usaging.org.