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What We Do

“How can we help you?”  Is the most common phrase said at the Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois.  Life can be complicated and when changes occur due to health, family dynamics, finances, etc., help is needed to make good decisions.  The Area Agency on Aging can help older persons and their caregivers by providing answers on Aging.

The Area Agency on Aging is an independent not-for-profit organization that exists solely for the benefit of older persons and caregivers.  Empowering persons 60 and older and their caregivers to live safely in respectful and choice-filled communities allowing productive, secure and self fulfilled lives is the Agency’s focus.  Envisioning a world in which aging is positive is the vision of the Agency.

Services the Area Agency on Aging can help older persons with are:

Answers on Aging

Elder Abuse Investigation

Employment for Older Adults

Legal Services

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Meals on Wheels

Medicare Counseling

Nutrition Sites

Pharmaceutical Assistance

Transportation Services

No matter where you live, help is close by.  The Area Agency on Aging is part of a network of 650+ Area Agencies throughout the nation.  Every county in America has an Area Agency on Aging that can be located through the eldercare locator at or by calling 1-800-677-1116.

For local Answers on Aging call 1-800-326-3221 or visit our web site at

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