Northwestern Illinois

Area Agency on Aging


Are you an unpaid caregiver for a loved one and live in the Northwestern Illinois area?  

You are not alone.  There is assistance.  

Follow this link,, to answer 10 questions and someone from our office will follow up with you.
You may also call the Illinois Department on Aging Senior Help Line at 

Welcome to NIAAA

Your Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging (NIAAA) has been meeting the needs of older adults and their families since 1974. NIAAA serves a nine county region consisting of Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago Counties.
NIAAA is a non-profit organization and has been designated by the Illinois Department on Aging to be the area agency on aging for northwestern Illinois.
NIAAA is part of the "aging network," which includes the federal Administration on Aging, the Illinois Department on Aging, and local public/private organizations serving older adults.

NIAAA develops and administers an 'Area Plan' for aging services in northwestern Illinois. The Area Plan is a comprehensive planning, management and funding document. 



• Provides leadership on aging issues
• Advocates for seniors
• Administers an Area Plan for aging services
• Coordinates programs and services
• Develops new services
• Funds services for seniors
• Advocates for senior issues
• Provides information and assistance, caregiver assistance and    employment services

Accessible to those with disabilities, NIAAA is conveniently located at 1111 South Alpine Rd, Rockford, Illinois

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