AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging of Suburban Cook County, plans, advocates, coordinates and funds services for older persons and their families in suburban Cook County.
Recruits volunteers in Northern Cook and Northern DuPage counties on behalf of 140 social service agencies and schools, and provides training and consulting to member agencies.
Mailing: Alliance for Lifelong Learning P.O. Box 367 Skokie, IL
The Emeritus Program offers residents a variety of noncredit
classes geared to the needs of “the student that wasn’t born
yesterday!”, including intellectually engaging experiences with expert
speakers and lecturers for the 55+ student.
The program includes weekly lectures in a variety of topics relevant to
our senior population. These programs are offered both at the Des
Plaines and Ray Hartstein campuses and also at a number of off-site
locations in the Oakton Community College district.
Oakton’s highly regarded instructors and speakers are experts in their
respective fields and present lectures giving seasoned students the
opportunity to share valuable learning experiences with their peers in
areas such as Art, Cinematic Arts, Current Events, Health and Fitness,
History and Philosophy, Humanities, and Literature.
For more information, please call 847.982.9888.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors. Participants also have access to employment assistance through American Job Centers.
Participants work an average of 20 hours a week, and are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage. This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants.
Participants must be at least 55, unemployed, and have a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level. Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, then to individuals who are over 65, have a disability, have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system.