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Chicago
Chicago
Illinois
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

Chicago is located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, and is the third most populous city in the United States.

The Chicago Area Agency on Aging serves as the Area Agency on Aging for the city of Chicago.  In that capacity they administer a variety programs designed to address the diverse needs and interests of older Chicagoans, from those who are healthy and active, to those who are frail and homebound. DFSS/Senior Services is the lead for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) to create an age friendly Chicago.  A number of Age-Friendly Initiatives have been launched including: Age-Friendly Businesses; Age-Friendly Caregiver Support and the Age-Friendly Village Interdependent Collaboratives.
  1. Benefits: The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services links Chicago residents age 60 and older to more than 70 city, state and federal benefits to which they may be entitled
  2. Caregiving Assistance: The Chicago Department of Senior Services offers a variety of programs and services for families who are caring for their older loved ones.
  3. Senior Services: Senior Services is committed to serving older individuals with limited financial resources, those facing social isolation, and minority persons, in particular those with limited English proficiency.
Contacts1615 W. Chicago Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60622-5127
312.743.0300
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C+

How did Illinois earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Illinois has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Illinois does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Illinois has an effective property tax rate of 2.32%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Illinois earned its state tax grade of C+.

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There are a variety of great programs and opportunities in Chicago. For example check out the Center for Lifelong Living at the 4th Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue.

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We all come together as a community for cleaning, helping each other, supporting each other needs. Watch out for each other children, cars & houses.

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the block that I live on , we all help each other out and watches out for each other as well as the kids on the block.

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Its a pretty friendly neighborhood there is not to many community engagement it should be more because these generations could really use some positivity in there life.

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It's a good community , nice people , nice buildings

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I live in an area where it's very diverse. There is two family oriented buildings and two senior citizens buildings and we have programs where the young play games and interact with elders. Really nice place to live. Many restaurants and stores thats easy to access eve for the elderly.

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everybody in the neighborhood are nice to each other and kind.

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Transportation is good and it's friendly people around

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Whenever I use public transportation, I always see people of all sorts of ages. During my previous job, I was able to interact with different ages.

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General livable for seniors.

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Taxes

C+

How did Illinois earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Illinois has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Illinois does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Illinois has an effective property tax rate of 2.32%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Illinois earned its state tax grade of C+.

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