We all want to get the most from our lives, but after retirement that can feel like a challenge. When you’re young, hearty, and hale, it’s easy to get the most from your life, but as you age you may find that you’re running short on energy, or your body isn’t in perfect condition anymore, or your retirement income isn’t enough to allow you to do all the things you want to do. I spoke with Chrystal Brown, Director of Development & Corporate Relations, and Carol Mattar, Communications Specialist, at AgeOptions to learn how their organization helps older adults in the Chicago suburbs lead full, active lives long after retirement.
over 40 years of advocacy
When AgeOptions was established in 1974, it was established as the Suburban Area Agency on Aging for Cook County. The Suburban Area Agency was one of 13 in Illinois, established to connect older adults and those who care for them with resources and service options so they can live their lives to the fullest.