Discover the connections that empower you When it comes to getting the help we need to age well, we have more strengths than we realize – including the network of supportive relationships and individual and community resources that is unique
Light Up a Life 2022 – Heartfelt Thanks!
A huge thank you to everyone who made Light Up a Life 2022 so special! It was wonderful to gather via technology AND in person to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us and to express our
Care Partners Transition
Care Partners of Cook County wishes to announce an important change coming to our organization. Kay Grindland, Executive Director, will be retiring this coming Spring, after guiding and leading Care Partners from a community/volunteer effort to an essential, successful provider
Pop-Up Fundraiser a Big Success!
Thanks to Bruce Block and Sydney’s Frozen Custard for setting up a pop-up fundraiser for Care Partners on Sunday, July 25th! It was a win-win for all: Sydney’s staff got a much needed break, customers were treated to free frozen
Elder Abuse Awareness Community Training
Elder Abuse Awareness Community Training Tuesday, June 22 – 11:30am to 1:00pm Join on Zoom or in-person at Cook County Higher Education This training is for all community members who would like to learn about preventing and responding to elder
Aging Impact Awards
Do you know of a business or community organization in our area that has gone “the extra mile” to respond to the needs of older adults? The Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging is again sponsoring the “Aging Impact Awards” to
Care Partners News – Spring 2021
After what does seem like years, the ice is melting, the pandemic is slowly waning, and with the new vaccines here, the smiles are returning to our faces. To celebrate this new season, this new appreciation of connection and community, Care Partners is bringing together volunteers and seniors for a…
Coalition Forms to Support Aging Services in Cook County
Care Partners received a grant from the Northland foundation in 2020 to help form the Cook County Aging Coalition. Over the last year, Northland staff have met with a group of about 20 community partners representing agencies, organizations, and health
Care Partners Assists with Nourishing Food Project
Care Partner’s own Jennifer Trowbridge led an initiative exploring ways to bring nourishing foods – whole, sustainably sourced, and local -to Cook County residents who are struggling with serious illness or other health challenges. Jennifer engaged Christina Hartley Conroy, Diane
Telephone Companions are Ready to Call!
Care Partners is excited to connect community members with our older neighbors through the Telephone Companion Program. Older adults in Cook County speak by telephone or online with a trained volunteer at a time and frequency that makes sense for