Our Mission

At AgeGuide, we empower older adults to remain independent, connected and to age well. We do this through our advocacy and coordination of life-changing resources such as meals, transportation and caregiver and family support. These meaningful services optimize the quality of life and offer peace of mind.

Our Story

AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois is one of 622 Area Agencies on Aging throughout the United States and one of 13 in Illinois. Created by Congress to implement the Older Americans Act, Area Agencies on Aging coordinate a wide variety of services for persons age 60 and older. In 1974, the Illinois Department on Aging designated AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois as the Area Agency on Aging for DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. Over 700,000 older adults live in our agency’s eight-county service area.

AgeGuide is a non-profit organization that works closely with the Administration on Community Living, Illinois Department on Aging and many other agencies to address both the immediate and long range needs of older adults. We are dedicated to advocating for increased services, benefits, and programs for older adults so they can age in place. One of AgeGuide’s primary functions is to award funding to local agencies in each county to provide vital Older Americans Act services. AgeGuide then monitors these services throughout our region to ensure they are of high quality and the funds are spent appropriately.

AgeGuide serves the Northeastern Illinois Region in the following ways:

In all these ways, and in many others, AgeGuide works daily to fulfill its motto to be “Your Guide to Aging Services”

Annual Report

View the 2020 Annual Report

Public Information Document

View the FY2022-2024 Public Information Document


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