Services Division Portfolio and Strategies
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) Senior Services Division is the City of Chicago’s lead agency for older adults and serves as the local Area Agency on Aging as designated by the Illinois Department on Aging. DFSS/Chicago Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is part of a national network of services and programs that protect the rights and support the needs of the nation’s seniors. This network includes the Administration for Community Living (ACL) at the Federal level, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) at the State level, Area Agencies on Aging at the regional level, and local community service providers.
Working in collaboration with the network, DFSS Chicago AAA’s efforts are focused on:
- supporting older persons to live independently in their own communities and homes for as long as possible;
- ensuring that those who reside in institutions are treated with dignity and care, and;
- guaranteeing that older persons have access to full and accurate information to participate in public policy.
Read more about the DFSS efforts to serve seniors here: