Older Americans Act (OAA) funded programs serve older adults who reside in neighborhoods throughout Illinois.
Health information and services provided by IDHS and other state agencies
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. The program is managed by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Department of Human Services administers the program in Illinois.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. This tool will help you to determine if you are likely to receive SNAP.
CCP is a major initiative to prevent the unnecessary institutionalization of older adults in Illinois, ages 60+ who have difficulty with household and personal care tasks. Services include in-home, adult day and emergency home response.
IDoA and the Illinois Task Force on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren work to locate, assist, and promote awareness of grandparent-headed households. The program has established support groups; financial and technical assistance; and referral assistance.
Illinois Department on Aging, in partnership with the Area Agencies on Aging and their providers, provides home and community-based education, support, and resources to persons with dementia and their caregivers.
Older adults in Illinois ages 60+ who are eligible for Medicaid receive services through the Community Care Program (CCP). This program is designed to prevent unnecessary institutionalization of older adults who have difficulty with household and personal care tasks. Core services include in-home, adult day and emergency home response.
APS protects adults ages 60 or older and people with disabilities ages 18-59. To report suspected abuse, exploitation or neglect of an older person, call the statewide, 24-hour Adult Protective Services Hotline: 1-866-800-1409. For deaf and speech-impaired communication over the telephone, dial Illinois Relay at 711. APS is locally coordinated through 38 provider agencies. Caseworkers receive reports, conduct investigations and work with older adults to resolve abusive situations.
Benefits for seniors and persons with disabilities, such as a fee discount on license plates and free rides on fixed-route transits. Eligibility is determined by age, disability, residency and income.