About The Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA)

Age Groups Served: Older Adults and their Care Partners

The Barrington Area Council on Aging is a nonprofit organization that that offers a host of programs and services to help guide adults in making positive life decisions as they age.

BACOA is the primary resource for older adults, families and care partners. Annually BACOA serves more than 1,200 people needing special services ranging from meals to social programming to assist Barrington-area residents on their aging journey.

Services

  • Activities
  • Caregiver support
  • Housing
  • In-Home Care Options
  • Insurance & benefits counseling, including Medicare and Medicaid
  • Meals
  • Medical equipment lending
  • Memory support
  • Respite care

We Educate

Special educational workshops and seminars arm older adults with the information needed to navigate everything from personal finances to older adult or skilled care facility options. Additionally, BACOA offers intellectually stimulating classes through Harper College’s Lifelong Learning Institute that keep older adults engaged in the world around them. For more information, go to www.ce.harpercollege.edu.

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  • When I’m 64 – A three-part series that provides information and resources on benefits, finances and life-style choices for people about to turn 65
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers – Empowers family caregivers
  • Take Charge of Your Diabetes – Provides assistance with managing diabetes

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We Support

BACOA offers support services for those needing care, their caregivers or both.

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  • “A Day Out” Respite Program – Led by licensed professionals with the help of trained volunteers, the day respite program provides an engaging, interactive and safe program for health-challenged loved ones, while also providing a much-needed break for caregivers.
  • Memory Café – A social program that provides people with mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers a safe, nonjudgmental environment where they can enjoy the company of others while visiting local attractions, play board or card games or chat about current events. Expert instructors are also brought in to engage participants in everything from art to massage.
  • Low Vision – For people struggling with restricted vision

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  • Alzheimers – For care partners of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias seeking support
  • Caregivers – For caregivers needing information, education and support
  • “A Day Out” Respite Program – Led by licensed professionals with the help of trained volunteers, the day respite program provides an engaging, interactive and safe program for health-challenged loved ones, while also providing a much-needed break for caregivers.
  • Memory Café – A social program that provides people with mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers a safe, nonjudgmental environment where they can enjoy the company of others while visiting local attractions, play board or card games or chat about current events. Expert instructors are also brought in to engage participants in everything from art to massage.

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We Advocate

BACOA advocates for all older adults, care partners and their families by acknowledging each individual’s unique life journey and providing the needed resources and support to aging well. BACOA works to reframe negative belief systems about aging to help provide the dignity older adults need to effectively contribute and make positive decisions in today’s world.

MAIN OFFICE:
6000 Garlands Lane,
Suite 100
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone:(847) 381-5030
Fax: (847) 381-5031

Website 

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.