Our Vision:It is our vision that AgeOptions will be the: - Leading innovator in developing programs that meet the changing needs of the areas aging population - Catalyst in collaborating with other organizations to develop a comprehensive network of senior services - Expert in securing adequate funding to serve the growing and diverse aging population - Leader in promoting the well-being of older adults and empowering them through high-quality information and programsOur Mission:AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging of Suburban Cook County, is committed to improving the quality of life and maintaining the dignity of older adults and those who care about them through leadership and support, community partnerships, comprehensive services, accurate information and powerful advocacy. Purpose:Over the past 36 years, AgeOptions has established a reputation for meeting the needs, wants and expectations of the senior population in suburban Cook County. Our purpose is to connect older adults, aged 60 and over, with resources and options for care so that they can have a full range of choices and live their lives to the fullest. Our role is to plan, fund, coordinate and advocate for this special group and their family caregivers.Our primary service area includes 130 communities home to 2.5 million residents with a population of more than 460,000 older adults. Together with our service partners, we annually reach more than 130,000 people who come to us from diverse backgrounds. AgeOptions embraces diversity in aging across race, ethnicity, culture, language, experience and lifestyle. These qualities contribute greatly to the richness of our communities. At the same time, the unique differences challenge us to regularly evaluate who we are and what we do. We also realize that as the Baby Boomer generation ages this demographic shift will significantly increase the number of individuals seeking assistance.