We have an exciting announcement! The Village of South Elgin, Elgin Community College, Kane Senior Council and Association for Individual Development (AID) have teamed-up to co-host a Senior Health and Wellness Fair, Friday, April 26 from 10am-2pm at Elgin Community College, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL. Along with free health screenings, break-out informational sessions, and 70-80 tables filled with agencies, not-for-profit groups and organizations serving local seniors, the event includes free admission, refreshments and door prizes for those who attend. 

Scroll down for the list of participating vendors and organizations, and a map/directions.

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Map and Directions: The Fair takes place on the ECC Campus and it's a beautiful spot adjacent to Lake Spartan with easy access to parking and restrooms. Click here for a map of the facility and easy directions to 1700 Spartan Drive, Building E. 

Participating Vendor List: Scroll down to see the list of valuable and important agencies participating in the Health and Wellness Fair (as of 3/15/24 and will be updated as necessary)!

  • Aetna Better Health of Illinois
  • Association of Individual Development (AID)
  • All Senior Options and NAIPC
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Ambient Homecare, LLC.
  • Ariano Hardy Ritt Nyuli Richmond Lytle & Goettel P.C.
  • Arlene Santiago Coaching LLC
  • Ascension Illinois Behavioral Health
  • Assisted Living Locators
  • CarePatrol
  • Chapters Living of Bartlett
  • Chinese Mutual Aid Association
  • City of Elgin
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Dementia Friendly Elgin Area
  • Dragonfly Senior Navigation Services LLC
  • ECC Continuing Ed
  • Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital-Outreach
  • Elderday Center
  • Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Elgin History Museum
  • Elgin Master Chorale
  • Elgin Township
  • Explore Elgin Area
  • Finishing Well
  • Food For Greater Elgin
  • Forest Preserve District of Kane County
  • Fox River Valley Public Library District
  • Fox Valley United Way
  • Gail Borden Public Library District
  • Harmony Care Home Services, Inc.
  • Heritage Woods of South Elgin
  • Homewatch CareGivers
  • Honor flight Chicago
  • Honoring Aging
  • Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Kane County Coroner's Office
  • Kane County Health Department
  • Kane County Recycling Program
  • Kane County Treasurer's Office
  • Kane Senior Council
  • Karen Hunter, KW Inspire
  • Lavelle Law
  • LifeSmart Senior Services
  • Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program
  • North West Housing Partnership
  • Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specalist
  • Oak St. Health
  • Oasis Senior Advisors
  • Prairie State Legal Services
  • Promedica Arden Courts Geneva
  • Ride in Kane
  • River Glen of St. Charles
  • Sahara Homecare
  • Schening & Dopke Law, LLC
  • Senior Services Associates
  • Senior Services Associates
  • Senior Solutions
  • Senior Tech Support
  • South Elgin
  • South Elgin Police Department
  • Support Over Stigma, Inc.
  • The Irie Cup
  • The Landings Senior Living.com
  • The Woodlands at Canterfield
  • Three Bees Honey Farms LLC
  • Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County
  • VNA Health Care
  • Weichert, Realtors - Homes by Presto & Presto Real Estate Services
  • WRMN
Save the date and join us. And continue to visit southelgin.com/AgeFriendly for updates and additional information. See you April 26!

About Age-Friendly South Elgin

The Village of South Elgin has launched two different but parallel initiatives to build a more age-friendly community!

We were selected as one of five communities in Chicagoland (along with Aurora, Carol Stream, South Holland and Schiller Park) to participate in the Aging in a Changing Region program. As a selected community by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus with funding by the Retirement Research Foundation, the program evaluates and develops recommendations regarding how South Elgin can support older adult residents as they Age-in-Community.

In addition, South Elgin became the first municipality in Kane County recognized by AARP as an Age-Friendly Community! The population of South Elgin is growing in diversity and in the number of older adults. The US Census Bureau predicts that by 2030, twenty percent of the US population will be age 65 or older. South Elgin’s projected numbers look quite similar. As a result of this shift in population, communities like ours face new issues and opportunities requiring attention, such as: 

  • Services/facilities not designed for older residents
  • Aging housing stock and aging homeowners with more limited resources for maintenance and upkeep
  • Changing transportation needs
  • Different concerns about personal safety and usage of first responder services
  • Increased interest in civic engagement and social connections
Through both of these initiatives, the Village commits to: establishing a way to include older residents in all stages of age-friendly planning and implementation; conduct a needs assessment through surveys and focus group meetings; develop an action and evaluation plan based on assessment results; work toward achieving the identified goals. 

Thank you to the 257 people who completed our recent Age-in-Community questionnaire! The Village Board of Trustees and Village staff will review the compiled results to determine next steps toward building an age-friendly community. To see the full survey results and evaluation, please click here.

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