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posted: 2/21/2014 4:03 PM

Agency on Aging looking for advocates on advisory council

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Submitted by Agency on Aging Northeastern Illinois

The Agency on Aging of Northeastern Illinois is seeking two Kane County residents or people employed in Kane County to represent the county on its advisory council. One position is for the remaining year of an unexpired term, and the appointee will then be eligible for a three-year term. The other position is for a three-year term beginning in April.

The primary qualifications required for those volunteer positions are a sincere interest in benefiting senior citizens and a desire to make the public aware of the services available to seniors. Volunteers age 60 and older are particularly encouraged to apply. Those interested should contact Dawn Simon at the agency by Friday, March 7, at P.O. Box 809, Kankakee, IL 60901, or call (815) 939-0727 or (800) 528-2000.

The Area Agency on Aging of Northeastern Illinois is a nonprofit organization responsible for developing and coordinating a network of services for older people throughout an eight county area in northeastern Illinois. The agency informs and advises public and private agencies and the general public of the needs of older people living in the area and acts as an advocate on their behalf. The agency serves DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. Other information about the agency and other topics of interest to the elderly and links to other resources are available on the agency's website,

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