May 25, 2022
Senior Services FY 2023 Area Plan
The Department of Family and Support Services - Chicago Area Agency on Aging's (DFSS-Chicago Area Agency on Aging) goal of supporting older adults to age in place plays an even greater role as national census projections indicate that 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day. According to a recent study by the Metropolitan Agency for Planning, the number of seniors in the Chicago metropolitan area who are between 65- 84 years of age is expected to double by 2040. As indicated above, not only is the older adult population in Chicago expanding in size but one quarter of older adults are 80 years or older. In keeping with the AgeFriendly City movement of which Chicago is a part of, the Chicago Area Agency on Aging is committed to healthy aging, community well-being, and the removal of disparities for older adults as supported by communitybased networks of care that not only enable older adults to live independently but to also thrive.