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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the I4A?

A: The Illinois Association of Area Agencies on Aging (I4A) is a statewide advocacy body for aging services and policy development. Membership is open to the thirteen area agencies on aging located throughout the state of Illinois.

We take a comprehensive view of all programs and services for older adults.

We are aware of the interdependency of all aging services and the need to share information, provide education, and cooperate fully for a more complete service system

We generate funding and interest with and beyond the public sector in order to influence the design, delivery, funding, and promotion of services. the professional association of the area agencies on aging in Illinois.

Q: What do Area Agencies do?

A: Area Agencies on Aging develop, monitor, and maintain coordinated systems of community based services within their respective planning and service areas. These systems are designed to assist older persons and caregiver to lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives in their own homes and communities as long as possible. Area Agencies carry out a wide range of functions related to advocacy, planning, coordination, interagency linkages, information sharing, brokering, monitoring and evaluation.

Q: How do I find services in my area?

A: Use this link to contact your local area agency on aging, or click on the "Aging Services" link in the left hand frame to view the general services provided in Illinois.
 


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