As of 2015, the Illinois Department on Aging offers a variety of community services, including a caregiver support program, money management and nutrition classes, emergency home response service, an automated medication dispenser, and senior health assistance program. Programs are designed to help seniors continue to live independently in their homes.
The Illinois Department on Aging also coordinates transportation for seniors. Volunteer drivers take seniors to doctor's appointments, community events, stores and other necessary destinations.
Interested parties can visit the department's official website to learn more about available services for seniors. The website also includes contact information for the Senior HelpLine for those who prefer to request assistance over the phone.