Today is Ageism Awareness Day. Let’s and reframe how we talk about aging and older adults.
Helping older adults live safely, comfortably and independently in their own homes and communities.
Today is Ageism Awareness Day. Let’s and reframe how we talk about aging and older adults.
It's up to all of us to ensure that older adults are respected and portrayed as capable, competent, effective, and valued in all areas of society. Thank you Governor JB Pritzker for bringing awareness to the harmful consequences of by proclaiming October 7, 2023 as in Illinois.
Distance doesn’t have to end relationships. From Caregiving Magazine, here's how to stay connected when a friend moves or goes through health changes.
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“Age is just a number,” Dorothy Hoffner told a cheering crowd moments after touching the ground Sunday at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa.
After her record-breaking jump, Hoffner’s mind quickly turned to the future and other challenges. The lifelong Chicago woman, who’s set to turn 105 in December, said she might take a ride in a hot-air balloon next.
“I’ve never been in one of those,” she said.
A 104-year-old Chicago woman is hoping to be certified as the oldest person to ever skydive after making a tandem jump from 13,500 feet in northern Illinois. The Chicago Tribune reports Dorothy Hoffner told a cheering crowd that “age is just a number” moments after she touched the ground Sunday ...
Happy 50th anniversary to the Boone County Council on Aging/ Keen Age Center! During their celebratory open house, Senator Dave Syverson delivered a proclamation from the state of Illinois, and the Rotary Club of Belvidere presented a check for $500.
BELVIDERE — Boone County Council On Aging is celebrating 50 years of service.
This week, more than 600 members of the Aging Network attended IDoA's fall conference at the University of Illinois Springfield. We closed out the conference with a celebration of IDoA's 50th anniversary, during which Director Paula Basta read a proclamation from Governor JB Pritzker, and AARP Illinois presented us with an *official* membership card.
Here's to the next 50 years!
Experts warn we could be in for a triple threat of respiratory viruses this fall and winter. Join Pathlights' continuing series with Dr. Michael Ison to learn how vaccines can protect you and when to get your shots.
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcumupjIvEtZDNpAA51xKXPa-5D6b9y04 #/registration
Join us on on Oct. 7 to bring attention to the issue of ageism in our society. Let’s ! https://asaging.org/ageism-awareness
The Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is celebrating Residents’ Rights Month this October! Designated by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, Residents’ Rights Month highlights residents living in all long-term care settings, as well as gives special recognition to the work of the individuals who help assure their dignity, privacy and other basic human rights are maintained.
This year’s Residents’ Rights Month theme, Amplify Our Voices, emphasizes a community of long-term care residents coming together to make their voices heard.
"I feel happy every day I wake up!”
That’s how the woman in this video feels about spending time at her favorite .
Watch the clip now. 🎥👇
Walter Reed 55+ Center in Arlington, Virginia, is a place to discover something new.Explore your local senior center and see what you can discover. ncoa.org/...
Residents' Rights Month is just around the corner, and the 2023 theme is Amplify Our Voices. The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care recently interviewed Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Kelly Richards about her experiences helping amplify the voices of up to 144,000 Illinoisans residing in more than 1,500 long-term care facilities.
Listen at the link below or wherever you get your podcasts.
Meeting new people is fun.
What’s even better? Meeting new people that have the same interests as you. 👍
Whether you’re into the arts 🎭 or archery 🎯, you’ll find friends to share it with at your local .
Stop by and explore yours today!
Arbutus Senior Center in Baltimore County is a place to discover ways to express community and find friends with common interests.Explore your local senior c...
are the ideal place to explore new activities, find new interests, and try something different.
Watch this video from the National Council on Aging to see how one center is encouraging people to keep learning and discovering as they age.👇
Arbutus Senior Center in Baltimore County is a place to discover encouragement for doing something different, unique, and rewarding.Explore your local senior...
On 10/5 at 1:30 PM ET, join ACL and the CDC for a webinar on fall vaccination guidance and the Bridge Access Program, which temporarily provides no-cost COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured and underinsured adults. and Networks. https://ow.ly/vKRX50PQhsm
What’s one thing you’ll always find at your local ?
FUN! From games and contests to special-interest clubs and more, this is where people come to connect, laugh, and relax.
See one participant explain why he visits his senior center nearly every day in this video by the National Council on Aging. 👇
Philadelphia’s Center in the Park is a place to discover fun in an atmosphere “you want to come back to.”Explore your local senior center and see what you ca...
Research has shown gender is a major factor of health and wellbeing – and the COVID pandemic significantly impacted care across the gender spectrum. In response, policymakers and healthcare providers have begun setting goals to improve gender health equity and equality. Join SIU Medicine Department of Population Science & Policy and SIU School of Law to learn how policy, research and clinical care can all work together to make strides towards better gender health equity in rural communities. This event, presented both in person and virtually on October 10, 2023, will provide learning opportunities to individuals in healthcare, law, academia and social service fields.
Register here: https://www.highmarksce.com/siumed/index.cfm?do=pln.viewActivity&plannerID=2753
Survey responses are due by October 13!
Do you or a loved one receive home-delivered meals through your regional Area Agency on Aging? Be on the lookout for a Meal Choice Diet Options survey with your meal deliveries this month. Your feedback will help us improve the quality and variety of food options available to older adults.
📢 Excited to announce the first-ever "Senior Only" DMV centers for walk-in services located at the Evanston Civic Center and Seat Geek Stadium!!
(For assistance or help with online renewals, Seniors may call 800-252-8980)
Looking for something to shake up your daily routine? At the , there are always people to see and adventures to be had.
Check out this clip 🎥 by the National Council on Aging to see what you can discover at your local senior center.👇
Arbutus Senior Center in Baltimore County is a place to discover an exciting place with people to meet, activities to participate in, and fun socialization.E...
Free at-home COVID tests are back. Visit COVIDtests.gov to place your order of four rapid at-home tests per household, which will be delivered for free by the United States Postal Service.
Many older adults fall at home each year due to common household hazards. Learn how you can keep your home safe. https://bit.ly/FPAW2023-Make-Your-Home-Safe
You might find yourself feeling unsteady or maybe you're starting to fear falling as you age. Though that might be the case, there are exercise programs that can help improve balance, strength, and flexibility. See how you can stay strong and find an exercise program in your area. https://bit.ly/FPAW2023-Find-A-Good-Exercise-Program
Our very own Director Paula Basta is Chicago Methodist Senior Services' 2023 Spirit Award honoree!
Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, Chicago Methodist Senior Services provides compassionate, inclusive, and person-centered care to older adults in the city and near suburbs. The Spirit Award honors individuals who live and demonstrate CMSS' core values of dignity, respect, compassion, and equity.
Staying home is a habit that can be hard to break. It’s not always easy going out of your comfort zone and trying something new.
But when you stop by your local , you’ll be glad you did.
Find out why in this video from the National Council on Aging. 🎥👇
Philadelphia’s Center in the Park is a place to discover ways to “get out of your little habits” and meet people, be creative, and learn.Explore your local s...
Taking more than one medication increases the chance of side effects, medication interactions, and the risk of falling. Learn ways to make sure your medications are not increasing your falls risk. https://bit.ly/FPAW2023-Review-Medications-with-Your-Doctor
It can feel lonely experiencing the fear of falling, but it doesn’t have to be. Start a conversation with your family and friends today about how to protect yourself. https://bit.ly/F
As part of the COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine Uptake Initiative, the National Council on Aging is contracting with six Illinois senior centers to help older adults and people with disabilities get the latest COVID-19 and flu vaccines.
Chicago Mitzvah Campaign, Ela Township 55+, Hanover Township Aging Services, Patricia A. Jones Center, Millstadt Township Senior Services, and the Whiteside County IL Senior Center are agreeing to provide a minimum of 100 COVID and/or flu shots and will receive $10,000 to support their efforts.
Learn more about the senior centers and agencies receiving grants from NCOA to meet hard-to-reach populations where they are for COVID and flu vaccines.
Your vision and hearing play an important role in good balance, which is needed for everyday activities to prevent falls. Explore ways to keep your eyes and ears healthy to help lower your falls risk.
It's important for your doctor to know about any health problems, including concerns about balance and falls. Get the most out of your conversation with these six tips from the National Council on Aging.
Want to find a place where you feel a sense of community and belonging?
Pay a visit to your nearest . There, you’ll find other people who are looking for connections just like you.
Watch this National Council on Aging video to see what you can discover. 🎥👇
Walter Reed 55+ Center in Arlington, Virginia, is a place to discover activities and an “amazing” sense of community.Explore your local senior center and see...
September 18 is National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day, a day to combat stigma faced by older Americans with HIV and address aging-related challenges of HIV testing, prevention, and care. https://bit.ly/3CeWcVd
Older adults receiving Emergency Home Response Service through the Community Care Program will soon have the option to add fall detection technology, GPS monitoring, or both features to their medical alert device, enhancing participants’ safety in their home and throughout the community.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Older adults enrolled in the Illinois Department on Aging's (IDoA) Emergency Home Response...
Do you know your falls risk? Answer 12 easy questions using the National Council on Aging's Falls Free CheckUp to see how you can maintain your independence and stay falls free.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Answer a few quick questions to assess your risk of falling and get a personalized report to share with your health care provider.
What’s one of the best things you’ll find at your neighborhood ?
New friendships that enrich your life.
See what one participant discovered in this video by the National Council on Aging. 🎥👇
Philadelphia’s Center in the Park is a place to discover friends. Senior centers are “a place for everybody.”Explore your local senior center and see what yo...
Happy National !
From September 15th to October 15th each year, NCOA is proud to honor the incredible , , and of the and communities—and all the ways they’ve made an impact on our nation and world.
We also celebrate the who are driving positive for through services, programs, and focused on . ⭐️
Thank you for helping to improve the lives of millions of and shaping a future that works for all of us. 👏❤️
A new mural adorns the outside of the Northeast (Levy) Senior Center in Chicago, showing the faces of many of the center’s older adult participants.
IDoA staff joined artists Christophe Gausparro and Jeff Zimmermann, the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, Representative Hoan Huynh, and local officials today at its official unveiling ceremony, complete with special performances by Levy Center participants.
In partnership with the Central Illinois Agency on Aging (CIAA), we are hosting a caregiver roundtable at the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center on Sept. 22.
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) said Wednesday it will be partnering with the Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging to host a roundtable for caregivers on Sept. …
impacts millions of Americans. But being on your own doesn’t have to mean being alone.
are designed to bring people together through activities and programs focused on .
See what one woman discovered at her local center. 🎥👇
Philadelphia’s Center in the Park is a place to discover peers and do the things you enjoy doing.Explore your local senior center and see what you can discov...
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