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Aging Well Neighborhood

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Welcome to the Aging Well Neighborhood (AWN), an initiative funded by Community Memorial Foundation!

Our vision is to transform the health and healthcare services of aging adults through the creation of a "health neighborhood" that assists the whole person and affirms the benefits of a life-long process of wellness and prevention.

Our mission is to join medical and social service providers to deliver coordinated care by tapping into our community assets and resources to address how older adults now and in the future live, work, and age in the Greater Lyons Township area.

The AWN has the following three teams to carry out its work in the community and in clinical care:

The Prevention Team identifies local businesses that support aging in place and reduce social isolation and encourages them to become "Aging Well Neighborhood Partners". These businesses will be awarded a decal after attending a workshop to improve understanding of impairments and strategies to help our seniors citizens live vibrantly. We encourage you to share your stories of older adult friendly businesses with us! Please contact Alana Aziz-Bradley, Aging Well Neighborhood Program Coordinator at 708-354-1323 ext. 259.

The following businesses have participated in our "Aging Well in the Community" Workshop and are recognized as Aging Well Neighborhood Partner:

  • Aging Well Neighborhood Partner Logo1st National Bank of La Grange
  • Blueberry Hill (La Grange)
  • Circle of Stones (La Grange)
  • Debra Anthony (Attorney) (Hinsdale)
  • Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services (Brookfield)
  • Palmer Place (La Grange)
  • Veni Vidi Val (La Grange

The Chronic Conditions Team works with community organizations and health providers to increase participation in evidence-based health workshops for older adults that address managing chronic health conditions and preventing falls. Almost 80% of older adults have a chronic condition. "Take Charge of Your Health" workshops are an important tool in reducing hospital visits, learning healthier behaviors, and talking with your doctor and family. Each year 1 out of 3 older adults falls. "A Matter of Balance" workshops are an important opportunity for older adults to learn how to reduce anxiety about falling and develop exercises to help with balance and mobility. Older adults and caregivers are encouraged to contact us to get information on upcoming classes in the community. Please call Alana Aziz-Bradley, Aging Well Neighborhood Program Coordinator at 708-354-1323 ext. 259.

The High Utilizers Team uses a person-centered approach to lower health costs. Working directly with older adults who frequently use hospital services when primary care options are more appropriate, the team will coordinate community resources to stabilize the high utilizers' health and reduce their hospitalization

Who is part of the Aging Well Neighborhood?

Aging Care Connections serves as the Aging Well Neighborhood's lead agency. In partnership with Community Memorial Foundation, they collaborate with the eleven for-profit and non-profit organizations serving the Greater Lyons Township. The full list of members includes: Rush Health and Aging, Cantata, AgeOptions, Pillars, King Bruwaert House, Illinois Association of Family Physicians, West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Helping Hand Center, Mujeres Latinas en Acción, AMITA Health, and Independence-4-Seniors, Inc.

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Aging Well

About Us

Aging Well, a program of Aging Care Connections, is dedicated to working with communities to create an environment in which people can age well. Serving 20 communities in the Lyons, Riverside, and south Proviso Township areas, the program is composed of hundreds of older adults and more than 130 community based organizations working together to create an environment in which people can age well.

Community Action Teams

Aging Well volunteer Community Action Teams are in communities throughout Lyons, Riverside, and south Proviso Townships. The teams include older adults and individuals from community based organizations working together to address aging issues in their local communities.

Major Accomplishments

  • Community programs directed at senior issues
  • Development and distribution of File of Life packets
  • Distribution of cell phones for 911 emergency use
  • Health and Safety fairs targeted for seniors
  • Intergenerational programming with local schools

Get involved

  • Join a Community Action Team
  • Distribute information about senior programs and services to the community through the Ambassador Program
  • Coordinate a community presentation on local senior issues
  • Plan a team project to benefit seniors in your community
  • Staff an exhibit table at a local senior health fair

To find out more information about your local Community Action Team or obtain information about Aging Well, please contact Linda Hussey, Aging Well Program Coordinator, at 708-354-1323 ext. 242.

For a complete list of teams, click here.
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Contact Us

For more information about Aging Well, please contact:
Linda Hussey
Aging Well Program Coordinator
708-354-1323 ext. 242

lhussey@agingcareconnections.org

 

 

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