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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.


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Bernie Hiles (right), Westchester Aging Well Community Action Team Leader, presented the Aging Care Connections Community Service Traveling Trophy to Westchester President Sam Pulia at the December meeting of the Village Board.

Aging well Group PhotoPresenting the traveling trophy honoring community service at the November Village of Indian Head Park board meeting are: (from left to right) Community Action Team (CAT) leader Mike Doepke, Village Trustee Norm Schnaufer, President Richard Andrews and CAT member Sally Mitchell of Western Springs.

Team Leaders PhotoCountryside Aging Well offered leaf raking for seniors living in Countryside on Saturday, November 10. A volunteer group of 75 students from Gurrie Middle School, La Grange Bible Church and St. Cletus Church, La Grange; McClure Junior High School and the LeaderShop, Western Springs; and Lemont High School Interact Club, along with 18 adults provided leaf raking to 26 seniors. The leaf raking project was coordinated by Aging Well team leader Velaine Carnall of Countryside (second from left) who was assisted by Countryside Alderman Jim Jasinski, Lou Crotty of Indian Head Park, Alderman John Von Drasek, and April Bisignani, Countryside Police Department elderly services officer.

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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Workgroups

Workgroups are composed of older adults and representatives from community organizations. They help develop and plan programs in the community that address senior needs. In addition, they coordinate with the Aging Well Community Action Teams to implement projects. 

Major Accomplishments

  • Transportation Guide
  • At-Risk Poster and Cards
  • Ambassador Program
  • Planning for Your Future Guide

For more information on workgroups please contact Linda Hussey, Aging Well Program Coordinator, at 708-354-1323 ext. 242.
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Community Advisory Council

The Aging Well Community Advisory Council provides leadership for the initiative and is composed of community members who live and/or work in the Lyons, Riverside, or South Proviso Townships. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Community Advisory Council member, please contact Linda Hussey, Aging Well Program Coordinator, at 708-354-1323 ext. 242.
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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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