Friday, November 18, 2022

Lombard, IL – AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois, the Area Agency on Aging for DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake and McHenry counties, is hosting a free virtual seminar for companies looking to support their employees who are caring for a loved one to help them continue to live at home and in the community.

A caring economy supports people of all ages who are caring for loved ones. This seminar will feature a discussion on ways to support employees who are caring for a loved one and learn how supportive employers can increase workforce attraction and retention.

Caring for people at home and in the community avoids more costly long-term care placement, supports health and well-being, and reduces the strain on our economy. The majority of caregivers (21%), also balance jobs. In fact, almost a quarter of the US labor force is comprised of family caregivers making this an issue that impacts employers and employees alike.

This seminar features guest speaker, Ellen Birchander, Gerontology Department Graduate Program Director at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

“During National Caregiver Month, AgeGuide is raising awareness of caregivers and their needs. We want to help employers to better understand the benefits of supporting their caregiving employees,” said Marla Fronczak, Chief Executive Officer for AgeGuide, “This is a challenge that is only going to grow, and we need to find innovative ways to balance the needs of a modern caregiving economy.”

To register for this FREE event, visit


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 public of the needs of older residents, and acts as an advocate on their behalf. AgeGuide 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:



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