The mission of East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging is to lead and advocate for inclusive resources and services that empower the optimal aging of East Central Illinois’ diverse older adults, individuals with disabilities, and their care partners.
Egyptian Area Agency on Aging helps Seniors in Southern Illinois stay independent. Our agency provides community programs and resources on health and financial assistance. We also offer caregivers free training and resources.
We are the area wide entry to point to the Aging Network and are a designated Aging and Disability Resource Center. We ensure coordinated, accessible services for older persons, and persons with disabilities to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives.
We offer support to family Caregivers both locally and long distance and this comprehensive website is designed to assist the Caregiver in finding needed resources and support for their loved ones and themselves.
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.
The Veterans Independence Program (VIP) is a new way of providing you with the assistance you need to remain at home. VIP is a more flexible option than traditional in-home services. You can get the help you want when you want it. While working with a trained options counselor, you will determine what kind of help you need in order to maintain your independence. You will determine how much help you need, how often you need it and who will provide that assistance for you.