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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of age-friendly Cities and Communities

Chicago is located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, and is the third most populous city in the United States.

The Chicago Area Agency on Aging serves as the Area Agency on Aging for the city of Chicago. In that capacity, they administer a variety of programs designed to address the diverse needs and interests of older Chicagoans, from those who are healthy and active, to those who are frail and homebound. DFSS/Senior Services is the lead for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) to create an age friendly Chicago. A number of Age-Friendly Initiatives have been launched including: Age-Friendly Businesses; Age-Friendly Caregiver Support and the Age-Friendly Village Interdependent Collaboratives.

  1. Benefits: The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services links Chicago residents age 60 and older to more than 70 city, state and federal benefits to which they may be entitled

  2. Caregiving Assistance: The Chicago Department of Senior Services offers a variety of programs and services for families who are caring for their older loved ones.

  3. Senior Services: Senior Services is committed to serving older individuals with limited financial resources, those facing social isolation, and minority persons, in particular those with limited English proficiency.

Contacts1615 W. Chicago Ave, 5th Floor

Chicago, IL 60622-5127



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I love this neighborhood for so many reasons,the biggest being the diversity. The are plenty places to Leisurely walk without being interrupted by traffic, tons of food within walking distance or many Residential buildings, Extremely close to public transportation both bus and train, safe and quite, People in this neighborhood are welcoming and friendly and family oriented someone's always around to help


, ,it is nuetral


Too involved with self-interest, retired civil servants, educators and, elitists fakes. Rampant lawful unrest, disrespect, and superficial facades. Neighborhood is decaying at the moral seams, as is other global communities. There is no room for elderly advice or wisdom, how could there be? The elderly will not accept the responsibility in their role for the decaying community immorality.


To be able to walk the streets without having to look over your shoulder.!!! Not to be taxed to death..!!!!!


Livability should be treated fairly to our seniors, & not regarded as too much trouble..!! After all we all will be seniors-sooner or later.!

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How did Illinois earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Illinois has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Illinois does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Illinois has an effective property tax rate of 2.32%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Illinois earned its state tax grade of C+.

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